Choosing the Right Material for Your Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters are beautiful window treatments no matter what material they are made of, however each material provides different features. Whether you choose wood, composite or a synthetic material, they all have their benefits that make them a better choice in particular situations.

Hardwood Plantation Shutters

The Heritance plantation shutter collection are made of all-natural hardwood, which gives them their traditional look. Their natural woodgrain patterns create a subtle, sophisticated look that will add a sense of style to any room. They come in different finishing techniques each with their own distinct look. These shutters are available in a variety of stains and paint colors, which allow you to match cabinetry, window trim or flooring.

Since wood is the lightest material that we use for our shutters, they are a great choice for very large windows. The other materials are heavier making them more susceptible to sagging over time because additional panels may be required to cover large window expanses.

If you are looking to replace plantation shutters on a historic or period home then natural hardwood is what you will want to use in order to maintain the authenticity of the home’s aesthetic.

Synthetic Plantation Shutters

The Palm Beach plantation shutter collection is made from a manmade compound that is extremely durable. They are so durable that Hunter Douglas guarantees that they will not warp, discolor, crack or fade, ever. They are ideal to use in kitchens and bathrooms because they can withstand high humidity and heat.

These shutters are tough on the inside and the outside. They are constructed with resin blocks and aluminum rods which allow them to stand up to rough use. These shutters will hold up well under continual use making them a great choice for a child’s playroom or bedroom.

Hybrid Plantation Shutters

The Newstyle shutter collection offers yet another choice as they are made from a hybrid material. They combine the natural beauty of hardwood with the durability that is provided by manmade materials. These shutters are a nice compromise between the other two choices.

Our professionals at The Decorated Wall will sit down with you to discuss all of your options when it comes to choosing the right material for your plantation shutters. We can help you look at the benefits of each and walk you through the process from start to finish.

At The Decorated Wall we carry high quality Hunter Douglas plantation shutters that are made of all the materials mentioned above. When you visit our showroom in Dallas, OR our professionals can help you sift through these materials and the benefits that each provide. We look forward to being of service to you as we service all of Dallas and Salem, Oregon. In Salem, we provide custom window treatments to the following neighborhoods: Sunnyridge, Bella Cresta, Cambridge, Bailey Ridge, Bush Park, Kingwood Hills, Fairmount Hill, Candalaria, Chatnika Heights, Breckenridge, West Hills Estates, Salemtowne, The Heights, West Meadows Estates, Jan Ree and more.