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When selecting any window treatment that is usually not considered by designers and interior decorators is the upkeep and maintenance necessary to keep the product looking attractive and enhancing. Therefore, it is relevant to insist on a product that will facilitate its care after the newness has worn out. Improper upkeep of the product can undo the ambiance it was originality to create in a specific setting and diminish the effect other furnishings should bring into the room. This is one of the reasons why plantation shutters made of faux wood materials have become so popular, and the demand for these faux wood plantation shutters is expected to increase continually.

In addition to the fact that faux wood plantation shutters replicate the look of natural wood when properly installed, is the ability to wash them without fear of damaging the PVC material when using regular household cleaning agents. Unlike wood and other materials requiring the end user to adhere to specific cleaning instructions, faux workstation shutters have become a low-maintenance product yet able to add an expensive look and save money in the process. Even when dirt has accumulated due to lack of regular cleaning, faux wood plantation shutters easily clean up without fear of hurting the finish. Under the same conditions, a wood shutter with a painted or stained finish would require careful cleaning to avoid permanent damage that could affect the overall appearance of the shutter and require professional attention or replacement. In short, faux wood shutters are more resistant to wear and tear than natural wood plantation shutters in the short and long run.

Fauxwood plantation shutters can usually be wiped clean by the use of a damp cloth without the use of any harmful, expensive household cleaners for the non-porous finish of faux wood has a tendency not to absorb grime or dirt, thus minimizing the risk of damage to the shutter and prolonging the appearance and usefulness of the shutter. Plantation shutters have been designed to provide a specific look and reduce maintenance time and effort.

Many materials in the home or office are dust attractors and collectors - plastic surfaces and television screens are two of the biggest culprits. Specific window treatments are made of plastic materials that attract dust. Suppose these treatments are made up of many different surfaces. In that case, the collection of dust can be accelerated, which results in the detriment of the sharp look initially present when the product was first installed. Also, the surroundings can adversely affect the desired "clean look." For example, a window blind in a kitchen setting exposes the product to dust in the air and grease, which will cause the blind to be coated with a dirty film not as easily removed as dust alone. In most instances, it is necessary to remove the blind and soak it for hours in a cleaning solution, and then each slat must be singularly wiped to ensure complete removal of the grime. If the slat material is natural wood, the painted or stained finish will suffer degradation and shorten the product's life.

Fauxwood plantation shutters can be tilted and adjusted to allow a moderating amount of light into a room. While it is true that wood blinds do block less of the window, while the shutters are in the windows, it is pretty easy to turn the shutters out, based on their high-quality hinges, and move them to cover none of your views. This is unique in the window treatments industry, and the plantation shutters thus take a unique advantage over basswood blinds in their ability to be moved entirely out of the view. If the shutters need to come down to be cleaned, the hinges also allow them to be removed without significant construction. This also allows easier access to cleaning the windows, which blinds do not permit as quickly.

Unlike blinds, faux wood plantation shutters are cleaned easily because of their physical design and need not be removed to clean, thus saving the end user a lot of work and time. In summary, faux wood plantation shutters can create the desired environment with minimum maintenance and longevity not found in many other window treatments.

 

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