A perfectly dimensioned toilet paper roll is optional to us. What is the significance of discussing this topic? What is the importance of it? But for the convenience of our day-to-day life, the perfect dimensioned toilet paper roll is necessary. You must know which type of toilet paper is required for your home, office, commercial place, etc.

Along with that, the paper quality, plies, softness, etc, should also be measured and kept in mind. Different brands have different quality papers, and they sell different sizes of roll itself. In this article, we will see how we can calculate the circumference of a toilet paper roll and also various factors that determine it. Let us start.

## Toilet paper roll diameter

The diameter is the most significant distance of a circle from one end to another. It is the largest arc of a process. We can also find the diameter by adding the radius of the ring twice**( d = 2r)**. To know the circumference of the roll, first and foremost, we need to calculate the diameter of the circular toilet paper roll. The average diameter of a toilet roll is **8 to 12 inches**.

## On what factors diameter depends

The diameter of the toilet paper roll varies from different brands and types. So, there are various factors on which the length of the diameter depends. Let us discuss them one by one.

### brand

different brands launch different products. To show the superiority of their product, they make small or big modifications regularly. So, the size, width, and length may vary from each other.

### holder length

The type of holder that is installed in your washroom will decide which kind of toilet paper roll you will have to get from the market. A more miniature holder will obviously hold a small roll, whereas a large one will have enough space to keep a bigger roll.

### tube width

It is the cylindrical tube on which the toilet paper is wrapped around. So, the longer the tube, the lengthier the width of the roll will be.

### People using

The more people use the washroom, the more the rolls will be needed. If you are asking for a simple, short family, then a tiny and less dense registration will be sufficient. Still, for the places where there are lots of crowds for commercial places like offices, malls, hospitals, public restrooms, etc., you will surely need a thick roll of toilet paper.

## What is the circumference?

Circumference is basically nothing but the total distance around the circle or any geometrical figure. It is a one-dimensional linear figure measurement of any shape. There can be many methods to calculate the circumference of a process, but in this article, we are going to discuss only two simple ways.

The general formula that we usually use to measure the circumference of a circle is circumference of a **circle = 2πr**, where r stands for radius and**π ( pi)**is the constant whose value is**3.14 or 22/7**.

It is a simple formula that is used worldwide. There is one more formula that we can use if we know the diameter instead of the radius of the circle.

Circumference of the**circle = πd**, where d stands for the diameter of the circle and π (pi) is constant as always with value**3.14 or 22/7**.

Once you know the formula, you can easily measure the circumference of any circular surface, such as a toilet paper roll.

## What is the toilet paper roll circumference?

Now, here, the central question of this article arises, that is, the circumference of toilet paper. To measure the rim of the toilet paper roll, we need to collect the desired data, ie. Radius or diameter of the circular roll.

Generally, toilet rolls are available in various shapes and sizes depending on multiple factors such as usage, length of stand, brand, etc., but the most common sizes that we will see in our day-to-day life are.

- R = 4 inches
- Circumference of the roll will be = 2πr
- 2× 3.14 × 4 = 25.12 inches
- R = 5 inches
- Circumference of the roll will be = 2πr
- 2× 3.14 × 5 = 31.4 inches
- R = 6 inches
- Circumference of the roll will be = 2πr
- 2×3.14 × 6 = 37.68 inches

## What is ply?

Plys are the number of layers of the toilet paper roll. The more layers of toilet paper, the stronger it will be; hence, it will be much more durable as compared to the ones having fewer plays. Different brands use different no. If plies in their product and their price ranges are also determined accordingly. Therefore, all these specifications should be considered before purchasing it. Common examples of different types of plies are.

### Single ply

It consists of just one layer of paper. Hence, it is weaker than others and gets more easily dissolved in the commode after flushing.

### Double ply

It consists of two layers of paper. It is more durable and robust than single-ply but less than triple-ply.

### Triple ply

It contains three layers of paper. Hence, it is more robust and thicker than double-layered rolls.

### Quadruple ply

It contains four layers of paper. So, it is the most potent and thickest of all of the above.

## What Is The Standard Width Of An Average Toilet Paper?

The average toilet paper roll width is around 4.5 to 5 inches wide. But it is not the standard width, so that it may vary from brand to brand.

## What Is The Standard Length Of An Average Toilet Paper?

The standard length of the toilet paper roll is 4 to 5 inches. If we have to calculate the overall length of the toilet roll, then we need to multiply it by the total number of sheets present in the registration. But, the total number of sheets varies from one another based on the brand, type, or size of the toilet paper.

Different types of toilet paper rolls are jumbo, standard, and mega rolls, etc. Overall, the total length of the toilet paper roll will be 100 to 120 feet for the usual rolls, but for the jumbo size rolls, it can be up to 300 feet.

## How the texture of the toilet paper affect the circumference of toilet paper roll?

The texture of the toilet paper determines how soft or rough it feels when we touch it. And the surface of the toilet paper depends on the material of the article. For example, recycled paper will make rough paper compared to virgin paper. Also, paper from a hardwood tree will make rough paper, whereas softwood will make smooth paper.

So, soft toilet paper will make the roll bigger and fluffier in diameter than one with a rough texture because smooth paper takes up more space and looking beautiful in bathroom.

We can divide the quality-wise texture of toiler paper’ into three types, i.e., soft, medium, and rough textured.

**Soft –**they are so fluffy. Hence, it is excellent for smooth and sensitive types of skin.

**Medium –**they are for everyday use. And costs you little compared with soft ones.

**Rough –**they are less absorbent. Hence you will find them in industrial use they are much cheaper than the other two.

## How toilet paper holder affect the circumference of toilet paper roll?

As we have already discussed, the length of the toilet paper holder will contribute to determining the circumference of the toilet roll because, eventually, you will have to fit it correctly in the holder. So, the standard types of holders are

**Spring loaded –**it has a spring-loaded arm that supports the toiler paper roll to stay in place.

**Wall mounted –**it is attached to the wall. They are available in various shapes and designs.

**Over tank –**they are fitted over the water tank, hence minimizing the space.

**Freestanding –**they come up with a stand that makes them move quickly and make them handy.

## Conclusion

The toilet paper roll circumference depends on various factors such as radius, brand, type, texture, holder length usage, etc., so we can not determine a standard length of the circumference. Still, it can be within 12 to 15 inches. Before purchasing, try to get a roll with a soft texture, more plies, and one that fits easily in your holder.

## Frequency asked questions (FAQs)

### What is the difference between recycled and virgin pulp toilet paper?

Virgin pulp is extracted directly from the new material and tree. Hence, they are very soft and fluffy. At the same time, recycled paper is more environmentally friendly but is a bit rough in texture.

### What is the difference between single, double, triple, and quadruple-layer toilet paper?

- Single layer – has only one layer of paper, and it is weak and easily dissolvable.
- Double layer – has two layers of paper, comparatively stronger than a single layer.
- Triple layer – has three layers of paper, more durable and robust than double and single one.
- Quadruple layer – has four layers of paper, and it is the strongest of the above.

### What factors should you consider while choosing a toilet paper roll?

There are various factors to be considered while choosing a toilet paper roll. Such as

- No. Of sheets – more the sheets, the more substantial and durable the paper will be
- Quality – A better-quality paper will last longer and be more robust.
- Ply – if you are using it for home, then go for more plies.
- Texture – It depends on the user’s preference, whether you prefer soft or rough textured paper.
- Roll length – the length of the roll will depend on the size, standard, medium, or jumbo.
- Usage – where the toilet paper is being used, such as for personal use or commercial use.

### Are all toilet paper rolls of the same size?

Not all toilet paper rolls are not of the same size. There size varies depending on the brand and type. The standard size of the toilet paper roll is 4 to 5 inches.