Toilet Paper Types

Today, the toilet paper industry is very large. There are many factories, that are manufacturing different types of toilet paper. We have a lot of choices, we can choose toilet paper by cost, style, size, color and softness.

Printed Toilet Paper

There are two categories of toilet papers, toilet paper made from trees, and toilet paper made from recycled paper.

Toilet paper is also available in several types of decorations, textures and may be moistened or perfumed.

Other technical factors (roughness, chemical residues, “finger-breakthrough” resistance, water-absorption, etc) also determine the toilet papers.

To reduce roughness companies usually use light coating of aloe, lotion or wax worked into paper.

Quality is determined by the number of plies. Toilet paper usually can be one or two-ply, but toilet paper is made of one to four layers of thin paper.

One ply toilet paper has a single sheet and marketed as a budget option. Two ply tissue means that there are two layers bonded together. In general two ply toilet paper is more expensive than one ply.

There are low grade toilet paper, mid-grade two ply and premium toilet paper. Low grade toilet paper has only one (or two plies max), and it is very coarse. Low grade toilet paper is of the lowest grade of paper. Mid-grade two ply toilet paper is textured to provide softness, and it is durable. Premium toilet paper is made of best pulped paper and has two to four plies (it may have lotion and wax).

The style of toilet paper usually refers to how it is wound onto a roll and the size of the roll. Three main types of toilet paper rolls are: standard, jumbo, and jumbo junior.

Toilet paper comes in two colors, white and natural. White toilet paper (blanched toilet paper) goes through a process where the pulp material is bleached. Natural color of toilet paper is brown.

Some toilet paper is printed. In general simple white toilet paper is the most popular color for toilet paper. The second most popular is pink, and third most popular color is peach.

"Luxury" toilet paper is quilted, perfumed, colored, medicated (with anti-bacterial chemicals), treated with aloe, etc. Some medical experts advise people to use white, unscented toilet paper.

In some countries toilet paper come in square sheets, instead of rolls (Taiwan...).

Now you will be able to choose the right paper!