Choosing a Cremation Casket or Container
With the rising popularity of cremation, manufacturers have responded by offering a wide selection of different cremation products to meet the needs and budgets of every family. Next to selecting an urn, cremation caskets are one of the most important cremation products to purchase when caring for a loved one’s remains.
What as a Cremation Casket?
For families that are interested in honoring a loved one with a funeral or visitation service prior to the cremation, a cremation casket is what the deceased is displayed in. A cremation casket is designed completely from wood so that it can be used during the cremation process. These types of caskets must be completely free of metal and other materials so that they are combustible during the cremation process. Typically built from mahogany or oak, these wooden caskets are high-quality products offering a warmth and richness. If your family is interested in holding a service prior to the cremation, a cremation casket is a beautiful complement to any service.
Cremation Containers vs Cremation Caskets
A more affordable alternative to traditional cremation caskets is a cremation container. This is a combustible box that is used to hold the deceased during the cremation process. While some families choose to purchase a cremation casket and then use it during the cremation, many families elect instead to use a simple cremation container.
It is also quite common to use cremation containers during a visitation of a funeral as they are available in different materials such as fiberboard and resemble a traditional casket. A cremation container is a more popular option for many families as they are often available at a fraction of the price of a cremation casket.
Types of Containers and Caskets
If you are interested in holding a cremation service and need to purchase a casket or container, there are many options available. Below are just a few options and explains what each one is made from.
1. Wood Casket
Typically constructed from mahogany or oak, these types of caskets are durable and beautifully crafted funeral products suitable for cremation or burial. For families looking for a high-quality cremation casket, we recommend purchasing a wooden casket.
2. Fiberboard Container
Made to replicate a traditional cremation casket, these types of containers are made from fiberboard or an alternative material like bamboo or wicker. These types of containers offer a more affordable option for families interested in displaying the deceased during a visitation or funeral service.
3. Alternative Container
Constructed from heavy rigid cardboard material, an alternative container offers a cost-effective way to contain a loved one’s remains during the cremation process.
4. Rental Casket
A rental casket offers families the opportunity to rent a traditional casket to hold the deceased during the visitation or funeral service. After the service concludes, the deceased will be placed in an alternative container for the actual cremation.
Still Can't Decide?
Sometimes choosing a casket for a loved one can be an overwhelming process and you want to make sure it is perfect. Let us help you through the process of choosing a cremation casket or a cremation container. Feel free to call us at any time at 212-473-2220 and speak to one of our knowledageable & professional team members.