18 gauge- 59% stronger than 20 gauge and 33% thicker
16 gauge- 136% stronger than 20 gauge and 67% thicker
Stainless steel caskets are rust resistant.There are two other metals used in the manufacture of caskets; copper and bronze. They are used because these materials are the ultimate in providing natural corrosion-resistance to rust. Copper is available in 32-ounce and Bronze as 32-ounce and 48-ounce per square foot in every casket. Incidentally, Bronze is an alloy of 90% Copper and 10% Zinc. Another classification available are wood caskets. There is a variety of selected wood and hardwood caskets that have been crafted to show the natural beauty and warmth provided by wood. Some have been hand-rubbed and polished to give the luxurious appearance of fine crafted furniture. While others are left to show their natural appearance.