Whats better: a smooth finish or textured finish for shutters? Smooth finish shutters have a more modern look, whereas shutters with a textured finish look a bit more historic. But the benefits to each style of plantation shutter finish are a little deeper, and ultimately come down to your own taste.Perks of shutters with a smooth finish – A smooth finish to your shutters offer a clean, chic, fashion-forward look. If you don’t have many other wood accessories like hardwood floors or exposed beams, you might not want a smooth finish. A smooth finish makes dust easier to see, in comparison with a textured finish. We typically recommend a smooth finish for faux wood shutters like Polywood.Perks of a textured or wood grain finish for shutters – Shutters with a wood grain finish offer a more natural look in your home. That’s fantastic if your goal is to bring the beauty of nature indoors, especially if you want to match the look of your hardwood flooring. A textured finish on your shutter louvers can also make it more difficult to see dust, meaning you can wait a little longer between regular cleanings. A wood-grain finish looks especially great on real wood shutters in New Brunswick.