Window shutters are an elegant and timeless addition to any home, but choosing this style is only the first stage. Shutters come in many different styles and materials, and the choice you make will have a big impact on the overall finish of the room.
With so much riding on your choice, knowing which material to choose for your shutters can be hard. At Concorde Blinds, we are experts in helping customers choose the option for their home that is most complimentary.
If you’re undecided on what might work best for your home, keep reading as we explore the types of window shutter materials and the features and benefits of each, adding in our professional knowledge to help you find the right fit for your windows.
Choosing The Material For Your New Shutters
Window shutters are a great option for almost every house. Not only do they look aesthetically pleasing, but they can bring a fresh Mediterranean vibe to your house. Whilst they’re undeniably one of the most visually appealing blind options, shutters offer much more in terms of practicality.
Firstly, they can be adjusted to let in as much or as little light as you want. Secondly, they can be tilted in a way that still allows daylight to flood in, but that offers privacy from prying eyes outside.
On top of this, window shutters can be used to effectively retain heat, helping to minimise heat loss and keep bills down. In contrast, they can also provide much-needed shade in the summer months.
These benefits are universal across all types of window shutters, but depending on your exact preferences, you have a choice of materials.
The Types Of Materials Available For Shutters
There are three main window shutter materials for you to choose from, these include;
Wooden shutters are the traditional choice. Crafted from sustainable and premium hardwoods, they provide a wide range of customisation options, perfectly fitting designs in your home. As this range is crafted solely from hardwood, it is much lighter than MDF. Being lighter makes it an ideal choice for larger windows, doors and shaped areas.
Unlike the other options, our Plastic shutters are crafted from high-grade ABS (acrylonile butadiene styrene), a more robust alternative to cheaper vinyl shutters. ABS is a hard wearing, light plastic that is used for a range of purposes due to its shock absorbing properties making it extremely durable and perfect for areas with high traffic.
The ABS shutters are waterproof and ideal for bathrooms, wetrooms and kitchens.
The final material you can choose from is MDF. This is the entry level, premium, hard wearing option covered with an extruded polypropylene coating. Available in most of the popular colours and styles, the MDF option has a high quality finish making it versatile and durable for your home.
Which Is The Best Material For Shutter Blinds?
There is no definitive answer as to which material is the best for window shutters – your decision will be drawn from a range of factors, including your personal style and the environment in which you live.
If you’re unsure what might be best for you, please contact us. We are experts in our industry and have years of experience installing bespoke window shutters that will bring out the best in your home.