FAQs about our Caskets

When it comes to choosing a casket for your loved one, there are many factors to consider. The type of casket, the size, the material, and the cost are all important decisions. We understand that this can be a difficult time, and we want to make the process as easy as possible for you. Arranging a funeral can feel very overwhelming, but with the right advice and patience you can get through it all. Our customer support team deal with many people every day so are understand grief and will always act respectfully to you at all times.

Here are some of the most common questions we receive about caskets

  • What is the difference between an 18 gauge and 20 gauge steel casket?

The gauge of a casket is a measure of the thickness of the metal used to make it. The higher the gauge number, the thinner the metal. Therefore, an 18-gauge casket is thicker than a 20-gauge casket. This means that an 18-gauge casket is more durable and heavier than a 20-gauge casket.

  • Is it necessary to have a sealed casket?

A sealed casket is not necessary in most cases. However, some cemeteries require that caskets be sealed for safety and hygiene reasons. If you are unsure whether or not a sealed casket is required please contact your funeral director.

  • Does a wooden casket seal?

No, wooden caskets do not seal. Wood is a porous material, so it will not prevent the escape of gases or fluids. If you are looking for a sealed casket, you will need to choose a metal casket which is more durable.

  • Are all caskets the same size?

No, caskets come in a variety of sizes. The most common size is a standard casket, which is 78 inches long and 28 inches wide. However, there are also oversized caskets available for larger individuals, and smaller caskets for smaller individuals.

  • Is a casket that I get online the same quality as what I would buy from a funeral home?

Yes, the quality of caskets sold online is the same as the quality of caskets sold at funeral homes. In fact, many funeral homes purchase their caskets from online retailers such as The Casket Cooperation.

  • Does the casket have everything I need in it?

When you purchase a casket from The Casket Cooperation, everything you require is included in the casket itself.

  • Are there additional shipping costs?

The cost of shipping a casket will vary depending on the size and weight of the casket, the distance it needs to be shipped, and the shipping method you choose. We will provide you with an estimate of the shipping costs before you make your purchase. If you are based in London you can also arrange collection of your casket.

  • Can I buy a casket online for my loved one and have it shipped to a funeral home of my choosing?

Yes, you can buy a casket online and have it shipped to a funeral home of your choosing. If you are unsure please contact us and we will be happy to advise further. Your funeral home are also more than welcome to contact us and arrange it for you.

We hope this post has answered some of your questions about caskets. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to help you through this difficult time.

Shop for caskets online at The Casket Cooperation

We offer a wide selection of caskets at affordable prices. Order your casket today and have it delivered to your funeral home next day if needed.