This bargain basement commodity mentality has given rise to the 2" faux wood blind purchased by the crate from overseas and cut-down to a general size. In fact, builder packages often include these minimal options at a premium for mortgage role-in convenience.
I will admit that these blinds have their place in cookie cutter apartments and low end rentals. They get the job done and when they fail in a year or two - you just throw it away and get another for less then $100. However, there is another market for the 2" and 2.5" wood and faux wood blind. This is the market that wants a decent warranty with a blind that looks and feels more substantial.
Two and two-and-a-half inch wood blinds and faux wood blinds can be found in the mid-range price groups that are every bit as nice as the most expensive blinds. This is the point you want to try and hit if you are purchasing wood or faux wood blinds for your home or business. The little extra you spend provides you a much greater value, quality and beauty.
The difficulty is that unless you have the opportunity to work on different jobs, as professionals in the industry do, then it might be hard to know that you are missing out on a better experience for the sake of a few extra dollars. Window covering installers that have been around awhile will tell you that the jobs - with the commodity 2" blinds, always leave you with a dissatisfied feeling after the install. This is because handling the product and its parts gives one a feel for its durability and function. Additionally, these installers see so many jobs they know a beautiful quality look compared to a low end look - without the need to see them side by side.
Conversely, the jobs with the moderately priced quality 2" blinds leave you with a pleasant - that went well and looks awesome feeling. It is why it is sad to see so many people opting for the low end 2" blinds in their beautiful new home. I know - it is a stop gap to deal with limited funds - but it really is a mistake.
With that said, we do offer an inexpensive option for those whose budget or need dictates it. But, we at Latreia Blinds and Shutters prefer to utilize our years of experience to help the value shopper hit the optimal value sweet spot.