How do we choose the right casket?
Whether you are preplanning for yourself or choosing for a loved one, a casket selection is a very personal decision. The casket should reflect the personality, life-style and taste of your loved one. Many caskets can be personalized through embroidery, engraving, changeable corners or memory pockets/drawers. The casket serves as your final tribute to your loved one's life.
- Metal caskets -- including those made from bronze, copper, stainless steel and steel -- are known for their unique finishes and durability. Bronze and copper are among the most durable and beautiful of metals; both are naturally non-rusting. Stainless and carbon steel caskets come in a variety of grades, gauges, styles and finishes. Metal caskets come in two types of construction, non-protective and protective. A protective metal casket has a seal designed to make the casket resistant to the exterior elements, such as air and water.
- Hardwood caskets include a variety of species: mahogany, walnut, cherry, maple, oak, pecan, poplar, and pine. These caskets are the choice of families who appreciate and cherish the qualities of natural wood. The warmth, beauty and personality it brings to fine furniture ideally suited it for the construction of quality caskets. Wood caskets, however, do not seal.