Toilet Paper: What You Should Know Before You Buy
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Bathroom tissue, toilet paper, bum wipe, TP. Regardless of what you call toilet paper, it is an essential purchase for most businesses. However, people don't talk about toilet paper that often, and as a result, you may not know what to order. To help you out, here's what you need to know.
All About Ply
Ply refers to the number of layers in the toilet paper. Single ply has a single layer of tissue, double ply has two layers, and so on. Surprisingly, however, double ply is not twice as thick as single ply. The thickness of each layer varies between the different plys.
In particular, single ply tends to have a thickness rating of 13, while each sheet of double ply has a thickness rating of 10 (for a total of 20). By extension, double ply is thicker, just not twice as thick.
If you're looking for long-lasting economy, single ply is your best bet. If you want your employees to have the comforts of home at work, you may want to choose double ply.
While it's hard to estimate, a single tree can produce anywhere from 3,000 to 6,000 rolls of bath tissue. Depending on how much toilet paper your business goes through, you may consume anything from just a few branches to several trees every year.
However, you don't necessarily have to buy toilet paper that comes from virgin-growth trees. If you are concerned about the trees used in toilet paper production, you can look for TP that mirrors your environmental beliefs. In particular, you may want to check out toilet paper from recycled paper or unbleached toilet paper.
Similarly, if you don't want to needlessly throw out a cardboard tube every time you use a new roll of toilet paper at work, you don't have to. There are coreless toilet paper rolls. Available in bulk in a variety of styles, these rolls have no cardboard tube in the center.
There is also sheet-at-a-time toilet paper. This type of TP doesn't come in rolls. Rather, it comes in stacks.
The toilet paper you buy reflects on your business's band image. Ultimately, the comfort you offer in employee bathrooms becomes part of the overall picture of how you treat your employees. It affects the office culture.
If you are putting bath tissue in a bathroom used by customers, the TP you choose ties into your brand image. If luxury is part of your image, you need soft toilet paper. You may even want to consider embossed or colored paper. There are a range of luxury options on the marketplace.
Accessories for Toilet Paper
Once you've picked out toilet paper, there are all kinds of accessories that can help you keep it organized. Round dispensers allow your janitorial staff to load up several rolls of toilet paper at once - that saves time in their days.
With these dispensers, your employees and customers can easily access a new roll as needed, but they can't remove rolls and steal them. According to some surveys, 7 percent of Americans steal toilet paper from hotels, and some people may take toilet paper from other restrooms as well. Alternatively, there are dispensers that accommodate over-sized rolls so you don't have to change them as often, which saves you time and money.
At Mailender, bathroom tissue is just one of the many products we offer. We also sell a wide range of janitorial products and even shipping supplies. We are dedicated to distributing excellence, and we have been since 1936. Take a look through our online catalog, and stock up your supply cabinets today.