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Hunter Douglas EverWood Alternative Wood Shades vs. Parkland Wood Shades

When it comes to picking a versatile, well-priced window covering, it is hard to beat the style and ease of the slatted wood shade. Offering adjustable privacy and light control, both the Hunter Douglas Parkland Wood Shades and the EverWood Alternative or “Faux” Wood Shades have similar controls and functions but there are some important differences.

Price point is always a factor in the selection of good window coverings but in addition to being one of the most economical style of shades, the EverWood Alternative Shades have a lot to offer.   You can have the beautiful look of natural grained wood but combined by modern technology with a PVC-free polymer that is guaranteed not to warp, discolour or fade.  This makes the EverWood Shades ideal for windows with high humidity like bathrooms or kitchens.

By investing a bit more for the richness of real wood, the Hunter Douglas Parkland Shades have more slat sizes, control options and finishes available.  One of the best advantages to the wood is that it is physically much lighter than the faux wood version.  This means that the shades are easier to raise and lower, can be made at wider widths, and require fewer “ladders” or support strings to clutter your view.  It is also possible to do unusually shaped windows and still have them be operable.

While both the EverWood Alternative Wood Blinds and the Parkland Wood Blinds control your view in the same way, each product has its strengths.  EverWoods are budget friendly and resistant to humidity while the Parkland Shades have great finish, size and control options.  Either way, you have the advantage of the elegant style and cutting edge technology of Hunter Douglas!

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