Shutters are by far one of the best options when it comes to elegant shading options for your home. With a variety of styles and options, shutters can be utilized in a wide range of rooms and spaces. They are designed to look great in nearly any area of the home. The term ‘wooden’ is a bit of a simplification. However, as there are many different types of woods, and wood-composite materials to choose from, they all bring something slightly different to the table. Let’s look at some of the most common choices for the material of wooden shutters.
This is a hardwood originating from the Phoenix Tree, which is a native of Asia, and parts of the Middle East. This wood has an even natural tone. It is ideal for painting or staining, making the colour options limitless. It also has a natural porousness to it, which remains visible through paint and staining, giving the material a nice texture. While it is a very strong wood, Normandy shutters are generally recommended for primarily indoor use. Unfortunately for the Normandy wood, they can be negatively affected by moisture.
This is a wood-composite material, made from wood fibres heated and pressed together with polymer compounds. Woodlore is available in several different colours and has a resistance to colour fading. Because of the composite material, Woodlore shutters are extremely durable and great at resisting the elements, both indoors and out.
Western Red Cedar
This wood, which comes from the tree of the same name, is a native of Western North America and is famous for warm colour. Although there are a variety of options when it comes to colour tone. Red Cedar does tend to bleach overtime, but fortunately adds a mature and pleasing look, rather than being a detriment. Although the wood is naturally very heat and moisture resistant, it is not generally recommended of exterior use.
This is a man-made material that is made from a synthetic material wrapped around a core of timber. Although it is available in a variety of colours, Woodbury material cannot be stained. The main advantage of Woodbury is its durability. This makes it extremely resistant to all kinds of stress, meaning that it is ideal for exterior shutters. And it’s perfect for those looking for something that will last a very long time.
It’s worth paying attention to the material a shutter is made from. This will have a large impact on the look and durability of your shutters. No matter what material or style of wooden shutters you choose, the important thing is that you find something that you like, and that will be long-lasting.
Wooden shutters are extremely varied in their designs and materials, and there are many more than we have listed here. Click here to view our full range of wooden shutters.