Choosing Materials for Plantation Shutters: MDF or Hardwood

Plantation shutters are a fantastic addition to any home. They are stylish, provide added insulation during the winter months and help keep your home cool in summer by deflecting sunlight. But with many styles, materials and fishes to choose from, choosing the right shutter for your home can be difficult.

Whether you’re unsure of what material will look best or are looking for specific functionality, there are numerous different materials to choose from that will suit your needs, style requirements and budget.

Here’s a look at some of the different materials available for your made-to-measure plantation shutters:


MDF is a versatile and durable material. Covered with an extruded polypropylene coating, MDF plantation shutters are easy to clean and maintain. The range is available in most of our popular styles including full-height, tier-on-tier, cafe style and tracked, as well as in nine popular shades.

MDF shutters are ideal for small and medium sized windows as there are limitations when using MDF in larger instalments and unusual shaped windows. Hardwearing and resistant to scratches, MDF shutters are ideal for busy families.


Hardwood is a high-quality lightweight material that is incredibly sturdy and reliable. Shutters made from hardwood last for years to come. Hardwood shutters are available in full-height, tier-on-tier, cafe style and tracked.

Hardwood shutters are more flexible than MDF shutters making them the perfect solution for window types, including unusual shaped windows. Hardwood shutters are available in a wide range of colours, helping to blend in with your decor.

With something to suit every home, interior and budget, there’s something for everyone at Totally Shutters. To book your free no obligation in-house survey, contact us on 0203 960 6963. All plantation shutters come with a 5-year guarantee.

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