How to choose a window sill

Installation of windows in any situation is inextricably linked with the installation of window sills. These products serve as a logical conclusion to the general concept, hide the lower part of the window opening and are an excellent decorative element that makes the interior logical and complete. However, they perform not only a decorative function: window sills protect the lower part of the window opening from the appearance of drafts and moisture, allowing for maximum comfort in any situation.
Currently, a huge number of different models of armrests are on sale, each of which has both positive and negative points. They should be considered when choosing.

How to choose the right window sill

  1. Before giving preference to a particular model, make sure that it has all the necessary documents and certificates confirming the quality. This is the only way to guarantee the avoidance of problems and troubles arising during daily operation. Mandatory is a quality certificate issued by sanitary services, it guarantees the environmental friendliness of a particular model.

  2. Choosing a specific model, it is necessary to assess the condition of the room and its initial parameters - a constant temperature and its differences, as well as humidity. The window sill should not be afraid of direct sunlight and heating as a result, as well as increased humidity;

  3. Attention should also be paid to the quality of the outer surface coating: the window sill should not be afraid of aggressive household chemicals, with which cleaning and cleaning are carried out;

  4. Mechanical strength is also important - heavy flowerpots with flowers and other, similar objects are an integral part of operation, and therefore they should not cause harm and leave traces.

  5. Choosing the most suitable model for the windowsill, do not be lazy to study the modern materials used in their manufacture, as well as production methods and their combinations. Currently on sale you can find a variety of window sills - there really are plenty to choose from!

What are window sills?

Wooden window sills

The most famous and common models made from natural wood. Differ in excellent operational characteristics and low price. They can have both the original, wooden appearance, and be painted and even laminated using appropriate materials. Easy to install, unpretentious to care for and quite durable.


  • A huge variety of models, textures and colors;

  • Unpretentiousness in leaving;

  • Durability;

  • Ease of installation;


  • They are afraid of the effects of liquids and high humidity;

  • Window sills from exclusive varieties of wood are quite expensive;

  • Due to careless handling, they are prone to deformation;

  • Burn out in direct sunlight;

Plastic window sills

Direct competitors of natural wood, gaining more and more popularity every day. Inexpensive, easy to install and unpretentious in operation, there are a great many advantages of plastic window sills. And yet, thanks to the use of modern manufacturing methods, they can be not only of different colors, but also have a texture that resembles wood, stone, marble and other, similar natural materials.


  • Low cost;

  • High mechanical strength;

  • Not afraid of moisture and temperature extremes;

  • Unpretentiousness in operation;

  • Ease of installation;


  • They tend to fade under direct sunlight;

  • Inexpensive models tend to emit unpleasant odors under the influence of direct sunlight;

  • Combustible, afraid of exposure to open flames;

Stone window sills

Stone models - both natural and artificial - are not needed by everyone. First of all, they are deliberately chosen in rooms with an appropriate, charismatic interior, for a stone window sill in a high-tech style room will look ridiculous. Durable, beautiful, they are not afraid of mechanical influences, household chemicals and temperature extremes.


  • High mechanical strength;

  • Durability and reliability;

  • Unpretentiousness in leaving and service;

  • A variety of textures, materials and colors;


  • Complexity of installation;

  • High price;

  • Heavy weight;

Particleboard and MDF window sills

A kind of budget version of window sills made of wood. They are based on a chipboard or MDF plate, processed accordingly. The outer surface is laminated with a special material that provides an aesthetic appearance and protects from the effects of the sun, moisture and negative environmental factors. The use of special drawing technology allows you to get the most diverse texture on the surface - floor wood, stone, as well as apply any texture and image.


  • Widespread and popular;

  • Unpretentiousness of operation;

  • Ease of installation;

  • A huge variety of textures, colors and shades;

  • Low price;


  • They are afraid of mechanical damage;

  • Easy to scratch;

  • Unstable to moisture and tend to dry out;

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Attention! This material is the subjective opinion of the authors of the project and is not a guide to the purchase.

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