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What are the different kinds of caskets?

When making a casket selection, three important factors are: durability, aesthetic appeal, and price range. For those who are making this tough decision—especially in situations where the passing occurred suddenly—it can be beneficial to first consult a reputable funeral director. Here’s a look at six different casket options.

Bronze & Copper Caskets

With excellent protection and rust-resistance, bronze & copper caskets are highly desirable for their durability, while also providing a stately appearance.

Stainless Steel Caskets

For caskets that are highly durable, but available at a lower cost than bronze & copper, stainless steel is a great option.

Hardwood Caskets

There are many different hardwood casket options to choose from. Some of the woods that are commonly used include: cherry, walnut, poplar, and mahogany. Depending on the type of wood and the level of craftsmanship, the cost of hardwood caskets can vary significantly. Your funeral director can assist you with trying to find an elegant hardwood casket that fits comfortably into your budget.

Wood Veneer Caskets

These are a less expensive option than hardwood caskets, but nonetheless offer a classic, dignified look.

Cremation Caskets

These fully-combustible caskets are specifically designed for the cremation chamber. There are options available for situations where the funeral occurs before the cremation.

Green Casket

For the nature lover who wants to be returned gently to the earth, these fully biodegradable caskets are worth consideration.

If you’re considering which type of casket will work best for your situation, be sure to get in touch with a reputable funeral director. For funeral home services in Everett, Lake Stevens, Monroe, Arlington, Tulalip, and Marysville, WA, the trusted company to contact is Funeral Alternatives of Snohomish County at 1-888-381-6993. Funeral Alternatives also offers funeral home services in Seattle and King County. Feel free to contact Funeral Alternatives of Snohomish County for expert assistance during your difficult time.