What’s better: a smooth finish or textured finish for shutters? Smooth finish shutters have a more chic look, whereas textured finish shutters look more natural and historic. However the perks to both types of plantation shutter finish are a little deeper, and ultimately it comes down to your own style.Benefits of shutters with a smooth finish – A smooth finish to your shutters offer a solid, chic, sophisticated look. If you don’t have many other wood surfaces like hardwood floors or furniture, you may not want a smooth finish. A smooth finish is easier to see when it needs dusting, in comparison with a textured finish. We typically recommend a smooth finish for faux wood shutters like Polywood.Benefits of shutters with a wood grain finish – A wood grain finish on your shutters gives you a more natural, wood-like look to your shutters. That’s awesome if you want to bring the look of nature inside, especially if you want to accentuate the look of your hardwood floors. A textured finish on your shutter louvers will also make it harder to see dust, meaning you don’t have to dust them as often as you would if they were smooth. A wood-grain finish looks especially great on real wood shutters in New York City.