Although they appear to be similar, the various toilet 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 toilet paper for home and commercial use, first decide which type of toilet paper is best suited to your needs-1-ply versus 2-ply, standard versus jumbo, or coreless versus regular. But before you can decide what you need, you have to understand the differences in the various types of toilet paper.
What is thought of as commercial quality toilet paper is 1-ply and can have a small amount of non-pulped, non-bleached/paper in it. 2-ply paper has two stacked sheets and is therefore thicker and somewhat textured to provide more softness, generally a more luxurious or higher quality toilet paper. The second ply makes it both softer and more durable than 1-ply. The higher ply toilet tissue, or premium toilet paper, often has lotion or wax infused into the fibres and has two or more plies of very finely pulped paper in it. 2-ply toilet 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 toilet paper contains more toilet paper per roll than regular (or standard) toilet paper. Using jumbo toilet tissue should reduce costs and maintenance time because they need to be changed less frequently than standard rolls. Jumbo rolls are commonly used in commercial settings, such as office buildings, restaurants, or department stores. Jumbo toilet paper rolls require larger dispensers that can hold the jumbo 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 also requires a special coreless toilet paper dispenser. Jumbo coreless toilet paper is ideal for high-traffic areas such as offices, restaurants, or bars that have excessive toilet paper use. Jumbo rolls help to reduce run-outs and reduce costs because you have to change them less frequently than standard toilet tissue rolls. A coreless jumbo toilet paper roll is equivalent in length to nearly 5 standard toilet paper rolls. Coreless toilet paper also comes in 1-ply and 2-ply varieties.
Like all cleaning supplies, at a first glance all toilet paper appears to equal. Toilet 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.