A casket serves as the final resting place for your loved one during the funeral and after burial. Caskets are available in many types of materials, including precious metals such as bronze and copper, steel, and fine-quality woods such as mahogany, cherry and oak.
Metal caskets appeal to many people because of the wide variety of styles, designs and colors available.
Bronze, a semi-precious material alloy, is the strongest and longest-lasting of any casket construction material. Bronze is resistant to corrosive elements, and makes an elegant, exquisite remembrance.
Copper, a precious metal, is known for its longevity, beauty and resistance to corrosion. Copper is one-third stronger than stainless steel, and its combination of strength and beauty helps memorialize a remarkable life.
Stainless steel, an alloy of carbon steel and chromium, provides strength and resistance to corrosion at an economical price.
Steel, known for its affordability and long-lasting performance, is one of the most popular of casket materials. From the highest quality 16-gauge to a minimum quality 20-gauge, thickness determines the general quality and price.
Your funeral director will show you all of the options available, including ways that you can make your loved one’s casket even more unique with personalized decorations and keepsakes.
Posted: May 08, 2015