Most people believe that there is only one type of toilet paper, but that is certainly not the case. Although they appear to be similar, the various paper products available in grocery stores, pharmacies, bulk shopping membership stores, and online on janitorial supply websites have certain things that differentiate them from each other, such as size, weight, softness, and absorption. Since there are many different varieties of paper available for home and commercial use, before purchasing you must first decide which type of paper is best suited to your needs-1-ply versus 2-ply, standard versus jumbo, or coreless versus regular. But before you can decide which type is best for your needs, you have to understand the differences in the various types of paper.
The quality of toilet tissue is often thought of by the number of plies or stacked sheets the restroom paper is made of. There is 1-ply, 2-ply, and higher. What is thought of as commercial quality restroom paper is often 1-ply and sometimes has a small amount of non-pulped, non-bleached/paper in it. On the other hand, 2-ply paper has 2 stacked sheets and is therefore thicker and somewhat textured to provide more softness, so it is thought of as the more luxurious or higher quality restroom paper. In addition to making it softer, the second ply makes it more durable than 1-ply. The higher ply toilet tissue, or premium toilet paper, often has lotion or wax and usually has 2 or more plies of very finely pulped paper in it. The 2-ply restroom paper is the most commonly used worldwide, but 1-ply is also available in most countries as a less expensive option.
The difference between jumbo and standard toilet paper rolls is the size of the roll and the amount of toilet tissue on each roll. Jumbo restroom paper contains more paper per roll than regular (or standard) restroom paper. Therefore, it is believed that jumbo toilet tissue can reduce costs and maintenance time because jumbo toilet tissue rolls need to be changed less frequently than standard toilet tissue rolls. Jumbo toilet tissue rolls are most commonly used in the commercial setting, such as office buildings, restaurants, or department stores. Since jumbo toilet paper rolls are larger, they need special dispensers that can hold the “jumbo” or larger rolls. Jumbo rolls come in both 1-ply and 2-ply varieties.
The difference between coreless and regular toilet tissue is whether or not the tissue is wound on a cardboard roll. Coreless paper provides more tissue per roll and, therefore, also requires a special coreless restroom paper dispenser. Jumbo coreless toilet paper is ideal for high-traffic areas such as offices, restaurants, or bars that have excessive restroom paper use because jumbo rolls help to reduce run-outs and reduce costs because you have to change the coreless toilet paper rolls less frequently than standard toilet tissue rolls. This is because each coreless jumbo paper roll is equivalent in length to nearly 5 standard toilet paper rolls. Coreless paper also comes in 1-ply and 2-ply varieties.
Although at a first glance all toilet paper appears to be similar, the available paper products have differentiating factors including number of plies, size of the roll, and the core. Review the differentiating factors and then decide which type of toilet paper is best suited to your home or commercial needs.
Source by Michael Chow