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 it more difficult to see dust, meaning you can wait a little longer between regular cleanings. A textured finish looks especially great on real wood shutters in Miami.