Different Types of Toilet Paper

1-Ply Toilet Paper

As the name implies, the one-ply only has one layer of paper and when it comes to cost, it's generally less expensive to use than the 2-ply since lesser layer means lesser cost. It also doesn't mean that because it's only a single layer it's less durable. Because of innovations in technology and product advances, a toilet paper may have just a single layer and yet can still be stronger and thicker than the other 2-ply ones.

One-ply can be a good choice for a septic system since it breaks down quicker than 2 or 3 plies. If used in moderation, it may also reduce the chances of getting a clogged toilet.

2-Ply Toilet Paper

This toilet paper has 2 layers of paper and it used to be that it was assumed they are thicker and better than the one ply. This is no longer the case in this day and age since there is already one-ply toilet paper that is stronger and thicker. It was in the 1950s when a toilet paper manufacturer devised a method to attach one-ply paper together and roll it to make a two-ply which is thicker.

3-Ply Toilet Paper

With three layers of paper, the three-plies can hold more water and are more absorbent than the two-ply ones. Different toilet paper brands now have the three-plies among their product lines and with this one, lesser consumption still means getting the job done.

Luxury or Extra Soft Toilet Paper

Luxury toilet paper come in different variations as well such as lotioned, quilted, scented or perfumed, ultra or extra soft and in multiple layers.

Naturally, the price is also a bit higher than the regular ones but still on a range that most consumers can afford. Different brands have launched their own lines of luxury or premium extra soft toilet paper because of how it had boomed in the market.

Unbleached Toilet Paper

This type is also known as brown toilet paper and is made up of recycled materials. During the manufacturing process, the amount of bleach used to make the paper white is reduced or eliminated. Some brands also use the label “chlorine-free”. This type of toilet paper is environmentally friendly and less expensive than the white ones. The only downside is that it isn't as soft as white toilet paper.

Bamboo Toilet Paper

If you're looking for a more eco-friendly toilet paper, you can go for the bamboo toilet paper. Unlike the other brown toilet papers, this type is silky soft since it's made of bamboo and it's also unbleached. The only downside to this is that it's also a bit higher in price than the regular toilet paper.

RV / Marine/ Camping Toilet Paper

This toilet tissue is designed specifically for use when you're going camping in an RV (recreational vehicle) or motor home. The best RV toilet paper is designed to be safe for the vehicle's black water tank so it won't clog nor accumulate in your line. These are often also called Marine toilet papers, boats often have a similar waste system similar to RVs and need a toilet paper that is less likely to clog it up.

Toilet Paper for Sensitive Skin

Just like soaps and other products for bath and body, there are also toilet papers designed for sensitive skin. Various chemicals can be used when manufacturing toilet paper and among these are chlorine and formaldehyde. Other scented toilet papers or those with the design are also made with the use of fragrances and dyes. To turn the toilet paper to the colour white, bleach is used. All of these can cause irritation and reactions to sensitive skin. Thank goodness that there are now brands that produce toilet paper that is hypoallergenic and are gentler on the skin.

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