Window Treatment Materials 101

Window treatments are available in a wide variety of materials, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Some of the most common window treatment materials include aluminum, wood, faux wood, fabric, and woven wood. You know what, let’s get into each material so you can learn more to help you during your window treatment shopping process!

Aluminum: An Upgrade on a Classic Window Treatment

Aluminum has been used for window treatments for many years. This fashionable material has been upgraded significantly from the older, unsightly versions. There are many advantages to choosing aluminum for your window treatments, but one of the biggest ones is the durability. They’re designed to hold up for many years under harsh conditions. Aluminum is also resistant to moisture, which makes it an ideal window treatment material for bathrooms or kitchens. And last but not least, it’s available in many different colors, making it an easy material to match to your home’s décor.

Here are some ideal Hunter Douglas aluminum options we carry:

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Hunter Douglas Modern Precious Metals® Aluminum Blinds available at Avalon Flooring
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Hunter Douglas Modern Precious Metals® Aluminum Blinds available at Avalon Flooring

Wood Window Treatments are Timeless

Real wood window treatments bring timeless and classic beauty to any room they’re installed in. These types of blinds have been used for many years and their popularity shows no signs of slowing down. This material is durable and resistant to most common daily wear and tear, especially when kids and pets are around. They’re also effective at insulating rooms which can go a long way towards making your home more energy efficient and reducing your utility bills.

Here are some ideal Hunter Douglas wood options we carry:

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Hunter Douglas Parkland® Wood Blinds available at Avalon Flooring
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Hunter Douglas Parkland® Wood Blinds available at Avalon Flooring

Faux Wood Blinds: A New Favorite

Faux wood blinds are quickly becoming one of the most sought-after window treatments on the market today. They look identical to real wood blinds, while offering some great benefits. First, besides looking just like real wood blinds, they’re moisture resistant. This material is a great option for spaces that experience high humidity and moisture like kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms. Also, the composite faux wood material is very durable so it can hold up to extended periods of wear and tear without bending, breaking, cracking or warping.

Here are some ideal Hunter Douglas faux wood blinds we carry:

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Hunter Douglas Everwood® Alternative Wood Blinds available at Avalon Flooring
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Hunter Douglas Everwood® Alternative Wood Blinds available at Avalon Flooring

Fabric Window Treatments Give You a Variety of Choice

Fabric is used in a variety of window treatments, including Roman shades, cellular shades and pleated shades. While this is a common material, the fabrics used are high-quality designs and customizable to match any home style. Along with that great advantage, they also filter light into the room or even completely block out light depending on whether they’re open or closed. However, the use of the fabric material is not as durable as wood or aluminum. Also, cleaning the fabric can be more difficult. So, they often need to be treated with stain and dust resistant products.

Here are some ideal Hunter Douglas fabric window treatments we carry:

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Hunter Douglas Design Studio™ Roman Shades available at Avalon Flooring
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Hunter Douglas Design Studio™ Roman Shades available at Avalon Flooring

Go Exotic with Woven Wood or Bamboo

Woven wood, often called bamboo, offer an exotic, natural look and are a great way to add textured, casual good look to almost any décor style. Not only do they provide unique and charming details, they’re also light-blocking and privacy-protecting. These benefits help give your space a breath of fresh air.

Here are some ideal Hunter Douglas ones we carry:

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Hunter Douglas Provenance® Woven Wood Shades available at Avalon Flooring
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Hunter Douglas Provenance® Woven Wood Shades available at Avalon Flooring

As you can see, there are many material options out there to choose from, and given that window treatments are a real investment, it can seem a bit overwhelming. So, the next best thing to do to help you decide is to stop by one of our locations to see the different options in person. That way, your choices will surprise you in the best possible ways!


At Avalon Flooring, we want to make sure you’re happy from your first step in our showroom to your first step on your new flooring—and as your partner in home design, we’ll be there every step along the way. Consider us your “One-Stop Shopping” destination for all things flooring…(and window treatments)!

Our design consultants are equipped with the knowledge to guide you through the wide selection of products we offer, and our expert installation team is professionally trained to make sure everything gets installed the way you envision. We know your home is an expression of your sense of style, and we’re here to make sure you’ll be proud of it for years to come.

If you have any questions, please email us.