Is a smooth finish or wood-grain finish better for shutters? Smooth finish shutters have a more modern look, whereas textured finish shutters look a bit more historic. However the perks to both types of plantation shutter finish are a little deeper, and ultimately it comes down to your own personal preference.Benefits of shutters with a smooth finish – A smooth finish to your shutters give you a solid, chic, fashion-forward look. If you don’t have many other wood accessories like hardwood floors or furniture, you may not want a smooth finish. A smooth finish makes dust easier to see, compared to a textured finish. We typically recommend a smooth finish for faux wood shutters like Polywood.Benefits of a wood grain finish for shutters – Shutters with a textured finish add a more natural look to your windows. That’s ideal if you’re trying to bring the look of nature indoors, especially if you want to match the look of your hardwood flooring. A wood grain on your shutter louvers may also make dust more difficult to see, which means you don’t have to wipe them down as often as you would if they were smooth. A textured finish looks especially great on real wood shutters in Miami.