April 20, 2012
If you are in the market for plantation shutters, you have two different material options to choose from, wood and composite. Wood shutters are an ideal choice for low-moisture environments where custom paint colors are required. Wood plantation shutters are able to support custom wood stains and almost all custom paint colors. Another advantage of wood plantation shutters is the ability to customize the shutter frame for special situations such as door handle cut-outs and arched tops. Wood plantation shutters also have their disadvantages. Like any type of painted furniture, wood plantation shutters are liable to paint discoloration and ware over time. Wood plantation shutters also do not function well in high-moisture areas such as bathrooms and laundry rooms. Composite or faux plantation shutters offer the same design and appeal of wood shutters while being sustainable in high-moisture areas. Another advantage to faux plantation shutters is the durability in the paint job. Hopefully these tips will help you find the ideal shutter for your situation.