Different Casket Styles
This is a very broad topic but I will keep it in its simplest form.
Burial vs. Cremation Caskets
- Burial Casket
- Designed to be buried in the ground or entombed in a mausoleum.
- Cremation Casket
- Designed to be cremated with the deceased.
These caskets are made almost entirely of wood or MDF. They are designed for cremation and have features such as wooden stationary handle bars and wooden adjustable beds. There are still some metal parts such as screws and hinges but crematory operators are trained in removing these parts once the cremation has been completed.
- Rental Casket
- Specially designed with an opening at the end of the casket that allows a cardboard insert to be put into the casket. These are reused by the funeral home.