Toilet paper isn’t something we usually give a whole lot of thought to is it.
When doing our weekly shop, we tend to just grab our usual brand (or maybe choose one that’s on offer).
But recent statistics say that the average person uses around 57 sheets of toilet tissue per day.
That’s quite a lot, and we think it’s something that we should consider more carefully when choosing the right brand for us.
Of course we want something that’s soft, but what if we could find something that was also strong enough that we could reduce our average daily usage? We could then save money as well.
Best Toilet Paper - 2018 Update
Below, we compare nine of the best toilet papers so you can make an informed decision without having to stand in the supermarket for hours!
Below is a quick reference table so you can see how the paper tissues we have chosen compare to each other at a glance.
(Our Top Pick)
In this section, we will talk a little more about each individual toilet paper roll from the table.
1. Cottonelle Ultra Comfort Care – Best of the Best
“Cottonelle Ultra bath tissue is both soft and strong for our ultimate in bathroom tissue comfort.”
Cottonelle Ultra Comfort Care tissue is a two ply paper that is both flush and septic tank safe. It is made to be the perfect size to fit any toilet roll holder without the need for extra attachments or amendments.
This toilet paper is embossed with Clean Ripple texturing which is guaranteed to clean better than any other brand.
This paper falls in the mid range price wise. It probably isn’t the best choice for anyone who is budget conscious, but if softness and luxury are your primary concerns, then Cottonelle Ultra Comfort Care tissue is for you.
“Three silky smooth layers of softness for a gentle, comfortable clean.”
The Quilted Northern Ultra Plush Bath Tissue is a three ply toilet tissue with one hundred and seventy six sheets per roll. At only sixty five cents per roll, it’s a good price. Quilted Northern claim to be the only toilet paper brand with three ply tissue (although that’s not actually true as you will see below).
This one is unscented, flushable and septic safe. The three layers all have a luxury emboss finish which makes this toilet paper ultra soft. As they say – clean you expect, gentleness you want!
With a respectable 4.3 rating from over seven thousand reviews, you can trust this brand to deliver a great product.
“All the softness you want; all the strength you need at a great value.”
Angel Soft Bath Tissue is a two ply toilet paper with Soft Shield technology in the layers, meaning it holds up better when wet. This in turn means you can potentially use a lot less sheets each time, meaning you save money. There are two hundred and sixty four sheets on a roll, meaning it will last a while too!
This product is already a good price, and the added bonus of being able to use less per use makes it a real bargain buy.
Angel Soft Bath Tissue is flushable and septic safe and is unscented, so there is little risk of allergies.
“Count on Scott for the quality and performance you deserve for your bath tissue.”
Scott 1000 Sheets per Roll is by far the best value toilet paper. Not only is almost five times longer than any other brand, it is also the cheapest brand on our list, coming in at only forty eight cents per roll. Don’t be concerned that is a budget brand – with 4.2 stars, this roll is a customer favourite.
This one ply paper set is not only safe for flushing toilets and septic tanks, it is also safe for RVs and boats because it is made to break up four times faster than other leading brands.
It is even certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) as made from responsible sources.
Scott 1000 Sheets per Roll is the best choice for anyone budget and environment conscious.
“You can be confident you’re getting incredible softness at an incredible price.”
Although at first glance the Charmin Basic appears to be one of the more expensive toilet paper brands we’ve chosen, the technology in this toilet paper allows it to be up to three times stronger than other leading brands when wet. This means potentially you can cut the amount you use by sixty six percent, making this toilet paper pretty good value for money.
This one ply toilet paper is flush and septic safe and is tested regularly to ensure it won’t cause you any problems with your drains.
The Duraflex texture is softer than other leading brands, leaving you clean and not sore. The Charmin Basic also comes with a money back guarantee, meaning if you’re not satisfied, you will get your money back, so it’s well worth a try!
“The search for quality, affordable, soft toilet paper ends with Scott Extra Soft Bath Tissue.”
Scott Extra Soft Double Roll Bath Tissue not only have double the amount of sheets per roll, they are also thicker than standard ones. This increases softness and absorbency. This means not only is the toilet paper nice and soft, you will also use less, meaning you will save money in the long run compared to other brands.
A firm favourite with online shoppers, Scott Extra Soft Double Roll Bath Tissue is septic tank and flushing safe and is also unscented, so there should be no worries for anyone with sensitive skin.
“Very soft and absorbent.”
Renova Toilet Tissue is the choice for anyone who is chiefly concerned with the well being of the planet. Made from one hundred percent pulped material and completely bio degradable, this toilet paper has the least negative effect on the environment.
Renova Toilet Tissue comes in at the dearest price per roll, and it definitely isn’t the right choice for anyone who is budget conscious. Because of the environmentally friendly way it’s made, the raw ingredients will be much more expensive to source, which is why it is so expensive. Those ingredients are also far kinder to your skin.
And it’s a quirky red colour, Renova Toilet Tissue is fantastic for anyone looking for something a bit different while helping to save the planet too.
“Two layers of softness and absorbency.”
Kirkland Signature Bath Tissue is a two ply toilet paper. Each sheet is four inches by four and a half inches, and there are four hundred and twenty five sheets per roll.
Coming in at a fantastic 4.7 rating (our rating), it was far and away the buyer’s favourite. At only sixty eight cents a roll, you can see why.
Kirkland Signature Bath Tissue offers fantastic value for money for families who go through a lot of toilet tissues. If there are two adults and two children in the household, it’s quite easy to use a full toilet paper roll per day. This low price toilet paper will help save some money – and it’s in no way a budget feeling toilet paper roll.
Kirkland Signature Bath Tissue is ideal for larger families who want to save some money but don’t want to compromise on quality.
“Charmin Ultra Strong Toilet Paper; for a clean you will notice.”
Charmin Ultra Strong is a two ply toilet paper with diamond weave texturing for a clean you will notice. This toilet paper has received the Good Housekeeping seal of approval and scored 4.3 star rating scale, meaning it’s a very popular option.
Although it’s one of the more expensive brands per roll, tests have shown that you can use four times less paper with this brand than other leading brands, so it actually works out as very good value.
Charmin Ultra Strong is septic tank and flushing safe, and is completely unscented.
Choosing the Best Toilet Paper - A Buyer's Guide
There are many factors to consider when deciding on the right toilet paper for you and your family.
Often the main consideration for many families is the price. Of course, no one wants to pay over the odds! When considering the price of the toilet paper, don’t just look at the pack price – think about the price per sheet.
Some brands look expensive at first glance, but when you look closer, you will see that they contain three or four times the amount of sheets than the cheaper pack.
Some other factors to consider are:
The “ply” number
It stands to reason that a two or three ply toilet paper will be stronger and more absorbent than a one ply paper, which means you will use less.
The eco-friendly claims
As people become more conscious of green issues, a recycled toilet paper might be high on your priority list. Look for the one that uses recycled products or sustainable products. Also, check to see if the toilet tissue is biodegradable and chlorine free.
Softness vs Strength
Softness is always an important factor. No one wants to use something that feel scratchy.
Getting the balance between softness and strength is something that brands have been trying to do for years.
While you don’t want a hard, scratchy toilet paper, you don’t want one that is so soft it shreds when wet, or your fingers can tear through it easily as you remove it from the roll. Ideally, you want the best of both worlds.
Look for a toilet paper that has two or three ply sheets for added strength, coupled with an embossed or cushioned finish for softness.
There are also a few other factors to consider, that might not be primary concerns, but still deserve a mention.
Are you looking for a particular colour to match your décor? If not, then consider choosing the most natural option for environmental purpose, and to save your money. Some brands charge extra for coloured paper.
Are you looking for a particular roll size so that you know it will fit your holder?
When deciding on your toilet tissue, always check to see if there is a larger pack (if your budget allows it) as buying in bulk will work out much cheaper in the long run, and as long as you store the toilet paper somewhere dry, it won’t spoil.
Have you spotted a new brand you want to try? Did your favourite brand make the list? Whichever brand you choose, we hope we have given you some food for thought that won’t include you having to stand in front of the toilet papers display at the supermarket pondering your options.