Different broom types have special features, such as larger heads or shorter handles, that give them certain advantages.
When choosing a broom, think about these questions:
Most brooms have four main parts. Different types of brooms may have different parts, but these four components are common to find.
There are two main types of broom bristles: flagged and unflagged. While unflagged bristles tend to last longer than flagged bristles, there isn't one that is better than the other. They both specialize in different areas, so it's all about finding the right tool for the job.
Great for medium to heavy floor sweeps and scrub brushes, polypropylene offers good abrasion resistance and shear/break strength. It is resistant to water, solvents, acids, oils, fungus, and bacteria growth, and will not stain, discolor, or absorb odors. Wet or dry applications; indoor and outdoor use.
Natural Corn Fibers
Natural corn fiber bristles are ideal for sweeping dust and fine dirt in dry conditions. These bristles are made of expertly bound and hewn corn straw, making them highly durable yet non-damaging to your floors.
Produced from the stem of the Mexican agave plant, Tampico fibers have a medium texture and are ideal for dry sweeping on semi-smooth surfaces. These natural fibers are also resistant to heat and chemicals.
Nylon bristles are stiff yet flexible for general cleanup of small debris on smooth floors like hardwood or laminate. These brooms are generally for indoor use, but they do resist water and won't absorb odors.
Synthetic bristles can be used on wet or dry surfaces because they are highly resistant to acids and oils. Synthetic bristles are also flexible and won’t scratch the surfaces of your floor.
Chemical and liquid resistant, synthetic corn bristles can withstand high temperatures up to 225 degrees Fahrenheit. "X"-shaped bristles are excellent for use on carpets and entry mats.
Horsehair bristles are gentle on floors and durable for long-lasting use. This type of bristle blends well with other types of bristles and is perfect for sweeping dust and dirt in interior spaces.
This type of bristle is on the stiffer side and is durable, making it ideal for industrial workspaces or food service establishments. Palmyra is excellent for general cleaning and can withstand everyday use.
Looking for replacement items or even some extra supplies to enhance your floor maintenance program? Check out our broom accessories to find everything you might need!
We offer an impressive selection of broom heads that can be screwed onto your existing broom handles. Swapping out broom heads is a great way to save some money and maximize the value of your handles.
Dustpans are a great addition to your brooms, as they can help collect the dirt and debris from your floor for easier disposal. We offer standalone dustpans to go along with your existing brooms, as well as dustpan / broom combos that save storage space.
Hangers / Organizers
To help keep your brooms organized and conveniently stored, check out our broom hangers / organizers! These systems can be mounted to your wall for out-of-the-way storage of your brooms and mops.
How to Clean, Strip, & Finish Floors
Keeping your floors looking like new is an easy way to ensure safety and sanitation while pleasing guests and enhancing your establishment's overall appearance. Stripping, waxing, and sealing / finishing your floors is the best way to combat scuffs, dirt, and unsightly damage. Check out this guide for more information on all three steps and the right tools to get the job done!
Types of Mops
From busy kitchens to school hallways, mops are essential for keeping your floors sparkling clean. Sometimes it can seem like a never-ending task to keep up with your high-trafficked floors, but the right mop can make your floor cleaning easier and more effective. Learn all about the different types of mops so you can choose the best tool for your application. Shop All Mops and Accessories Click below to learn more about the different types of mops: Wet Mop Heads Wet Mop Materials Wet Mop Handles Wet / Dry Mop Pads Wet Mop Comparison Mop Storage and Care
Foodservice Towels for Sanitation
Foodservice towels and wipes are essential to several foodservice tasks, such as cleaning up spills, sanitizing food-contact surfaces, and dusting display counters. Using disposable and reusable foodservice towels can help your establishment abide by food safety guidelines . This guide outlines the types of foodservice wipes available to you so you can maintain the highest standard of cleanliness on all surfaces.