Plantation Shutters: Choosing the Right Materials

Plantation shutters are a great choice for any home. These window treatments will make a memorable addition to your décor with their eye-catching beauty. When choosing plantation shutters, it is important to know your options. Plantation shutters are available in three different materials that all feature different benefits and concerns. Divine Interiors Group, located in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, can help you understand the differences between the different plantation shutter materials to help you find the perfect fit for your home.

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Hardwood

The first type of material available for plantation shutters is genuine hardwood. Plantation shutters like Hunter Douglas’ Heritance® hardwood shutters are a great choice for adding elegance to any room. Hardwood shutters are crafted from genuine hardwood that feature visible grain work and beautiful stain options to contribute to a classic feel. Heritance hardwood shutters utilize Truemill® dovetail construction, one of the most durable forms of joinery available, for maximum durability and function. Heritance® shutters come in many stylish stains, can be painted virtually any color, and completed with finishes that feature Integra™ finish for longevity. While hardwood shutters are a great option, they do require a little more care than other types of shutters and to preserve their beauty you should avoid rooms with high humidity or heat and clean them with very gentle cleaning products.

Hybrid

The second type of plantation shutter is the hybrid shutter.  Hybrid shutters, like Hunter Douglas’ NewStyle™ shutters, are more durable than genuine hardwood shutters. Hybrid shutters are crafted with a mixture of modern-day materials and genuine hardwood for a stunning and durable window treatment. To mimic the appearance of hardwood, hybrid shutters feature grain-like finishes for natural beauty on your windows. Unlike traditional hardwood shutters, hybrid shutters cannot be repainted once an original paint or stain color is chosen because they will lose the grain-like appearance. Hybrid shutters are available in a beautiful range of colors and stains, that are also finished with a low-shine, FineTech® finish to makes these shutters even more durable and easy to clean. Because hybrid shutters are made from faux wood, these shutters can be cleaned with traditional cleaning products and used in any room of the home without concerns for damage.

Polysatin

Polysatin shutters are the most durable plantation shutter available. Polysatin shutters like Hunter Douglas’ Palm Beach™ shutters are perfect for bright, open rooms and look great outdoors. Polysatin shutters are perfect for indoor and outdoor use because they are unaffected by temperature and humidity levels. Polysatin shutters are crafted from UV resistant, polysatin compounds for an incredibly durable window treatment.  These shutters will never crack, chip, fade, peel, or lose their color regardless of the conditions in or outside your home. Hybrid shutters come in a limited range of natural colors and look similar to a traditional painted shutter. As a final touch of durability, hybrid shutters are finished with Duralux™ finish so you will never have to repaint, stain or sand your shutters for as long as you use them.

If you have any more questions about the differences in these shutters, contact Divine Interiors Group Today! Our experienced designers can help you choose the right window treatment for your home and help you make the most of your new window treatments.