Every year in America billions of dollars are being spent on restroom supplies and sanitary products. The largest expense in restroom supplies is toilet paper. Americans’ use millions of rolls of toilet paper every year without a second thought. The toilet paper industry is so large that it is very difficult sometimes to get a grasp on new products, updates and company mergers. There are considerations to make when choosing a toilet paper, some of these considerations include cost, style, size, color and softness. Do you want toilet paper that you don’t have to replace often? Do you want to save money and go with a sand paper grade toilet paper? How cheap can I buy it for without my employees complaining? Hopefully this article will give you a basic understanding of toilet paper terminology.
The style of toilet paper usually refers to how it is wound onto a roll and the size of the roll.. There are three main types of toilet paper rolls; standard, jumbo, and jumbo junior. Standard toilet paper is the type of toilet paper you see in residential restrooms and is usually packaged 96 rolls in a case. Jumbo toilet paper is the type of toilet paper you would see in a public restroom, usually the rolls about 12 inches across and measure about 4000 feet when unrolled. Jumbo junior toilet paper is a smaller version of the jumbo roll and usually measures about 9 inches across and about 2000 feet when unrolled. Jumbo junior toilet paper rolls are sometimes called JRT rolls and are great when dispenser size is an issue.
The softness of a roll of toilet paper usually rates in correspondence to the ply of the toilet paper. When we talk about the ply of the toilet paper we are talking about how many layers the toilet paper contains. The two most common plys of toilet paper are 1 ply and 2 ply sheets. 1 ply toilet tissue means that the toilet tissue has one layer and two ply tissue means that there are two layers bonded together. The type of material used in making toilet paper can also be a factor in the softness. Some toilet papers use finer paper material to make the toilet paper softer. In general 2 ply toilet paper is more expensive than 1 ply, but if your concerned about price and quality is not a factor 1 ply is definitely the way to go.
Commercial toilet paper comes in two colors, white (sometimes called bleached) and natural (brown toilet paper). White or bleached toilet paper goes through a process where the pulp material is bleached to give the toilet paper a nice white clean look. Bleached white toilet paper is usually more costly due to the manufacturing process.
Commercial toilet tissue dispensers are fitted to the type of toilet paper you are using. Jumbo and jumbo junior toilet tissue dispensers can usually hold up to two rolls and have automatic feeders to replace the first roll when it runs out. When purchasing bathroom tissue be sure to make sure that the dispensers fits the toilet paper and vice-versa.
The 4 largest commercial manufacturers of toilet paper are Georgia Pacific, Kimberly Clark, Scott, and Windsoft. In my opinion Georgia Pacific and Kimberly Clark rate the best for softness and quality. If your looking for a bang for your buck toilet paper Windsoft is the way to go. With Windsoft toilet tissue you can expect a good product at a great price.