18 Gauge or 20 Gauge Metal Casket?

One of the most common questions we get here at Lone Star Casket is, "What is the difference between a 20 gauge metal casket and a 18 gauge metal casket?". below we will address those differences . 

  • There is the obvious difference, the gauge, or thickness of steel used to make this metal casket is different. 18 gauge caskets are about 20% thicker and heavier than 20 gauge metal caskets. 
  • Most 20 gauge caskets will have stationary bars or handles. 
  • Most 18 gauge caskets have swings arms.
  • Most 20 gauge caskets come with crêpe interiors.
  • Most 18 gauge caskets come with velvet interiors. 
  • I have never seen an 18 gauge casket without a gasket. Though I have seen the majority of 20 gauge caskets come in the non-gasket set up. (I will cover gaskets in another blog post)

Neither works better than the other, It boils down to personal preference, budget, and availability. 

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