Q:
Are Matchstick Blinds Waterproof?
A:
Matchstick blinds are also known as bamboo or woven wood blinds. They offer a tropical feel to any room they are used as window covering. At Blinds Chalet, we offer several unique styles of matchstick blinds depending on the characteristics of wood they are made of. They also come in various colors and patterns.

While matchstick blinds provide sun blocking and insulating properties, they don’t have the ability to shield its material from moisture. In short, if you are wondering whether matchstick blinds are waterproof, the answer is no.
Matchstick blinds are made of wood. Just like any other product made of wood, matchstick blinds wear and tear through prolonged exposure to moisture.

Are Matchstick Blinds Right For You?

You might be wondering now if choosing a matchstick blind is still a good decision despite knowing that they are not waterproof. You can still choose matchstick blinds if you meet any of the following criteria below:
  • You live in an area with warm climate all year round. Matchstick blinds are perfect window coverings for those living in warmer climates. This is because they have light filtering qualities that can help reduce the need for air conditioning and fans. And since warmer areas don’t experience too much moisture, matchstick blinds can last longer there.
  • You don’t have kids or pets. Matchstick blinds are one of the most delicate window coverings. Yes, they can offer elegance and sophistication to any room but these blinds are not for you if you have too much kid or pet traffic.
  • You want to create different feel for each room while continuing the same tropical theme throughout. Blinds Chalet’s most popular matchstick blinds come from the Tavarua line of window treatments which includes the Tavarua Basics Bamboo Shades, Tavarua Woven Wood Shades, Exotic Woven Wood Shades, Designer Woven Wood Shades, Sunscreen Bamboo Roller shades, Bamboo Drapery and Bamboo Sliding Panels. This wide array of choices allows you to meet your goal of variation while continuing one theme.

Is There An Alternative To Matchstick Blinds?

If you want to achieve the sophisticated and tropical look of matchstick blinds yet expect more durability compared to the latter, then you can freely choose from among the matchstick blinds alternative that Blind Chalet offers.

We have faux wood blinds and wood alternative shutters that are both made from synthetic materials which allow them to achieve the look of matchstick blinds. Made from advanced technology of hardwood and thermal polymer combination, these matchstick blind alternatives are made to last. The combination of its materials allows them to retain its shape, color and resist chipping. Although they look like real wood, they have the benefit of being fully washable and unaffected by humidity.

If you feel the need to learn more about window blinds slat designs or are confused between curved blinds or flat blinds, work with one of Blind Chalet’s design consultants. Ask a decorator today to explore what type of window covering is right for you. For faster responses contact us at (888) 633-7840 during regular business hours (M-F 6am to 5pm, Sat 6am to 2pm PST).
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