Picking The Right Casket: How To Find Your Perfect Resting Place


Planning a funeral presents you with a multitude of choices to make, so it helps to be educated beforehand about some of the decisions that you will need to make. if you decide to be buried in a casket and be buried in a cemetery then you will need to decide on a final resting vessel that will house your body.

There are many different types of caskets that can be selected, so here is a quick checklist that you can look over to select the casket that works best for you:

Wood Casket

There are countless different types of wood caskets that can store the body in a classy manner that serves as a fitting tribute to you or your loved ones. The most common types of wooden caskets are made of oak, walnut, mahogany, pine or maple.

Wood caskets are generally then coated with a slick coat of finish that gives them a glossy appearance and they are attractive to look at. Wood caskets are generally some of the cheapest caskets you can buy, so you can purchase them a little bit cheaper than most other types of resting vessels.

Metal Casket

Most metal caskets are made of steel. The big advantage to selecting a metal casket is that the material doesn't deteriorate after it is placed into the cemetery plot and covered with dirt. Some people feel a little safer knowing that the casket is not rotting, and the metal will last as long as the deceased is buried in that particular resting spot.

Metal caskets also cost a great deal more than metal, as the steel must be shaped into the correct shape and position. The steel casket is also air tight and will prevent the elements from getting at the casket, so there is no need to worry about soil or water getting inside the casket after it has been placed in the ground.

Environmentally Friendly

These particular types of caskets are made from materials that are completely natural and not harmful to the environment like cardboard, bamboo, or willow. The materials are easily biodegradable and the cost of materials is often very cheap, which means they are considerably less expensive for customers to buy.

If you have concerns over what type of casket would work best for you or your loved one, then you should arrange to sit down one on one with a funeral director to go over all the various options. To learn more, contact a company like Inglesby Funeral Home, Inc. with any questions you have.


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