Brooms are one of the most basic but important tools in your janitorial arsenal, and they come in various forms to meet different needs. A broom that can perform the task at hand is vital to the sanitation and cleaning of any kitchen, restaurant, hotel, or office. We have a large selection of brooms to match any task!
How to Select the Right Broom
When choosing a broom, think about these questions:
Different broom types have special features, such as larger heads or shorter handles, that give them certain advantages.
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.
Similar to polypropylene, these flexible polystyrene bristles are perfect for tight corners, with excellent bristle bend recovery and shear/break strength. They will withstand water, solvents, and acids, and are best in fine floor sweeps and counter dusters. Avoid when sweeping compounds or oily surfaces.
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.
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. Choose from both mid-size and warehouse broom heads to keep your janitor's closet fully stocked.
We also offer separate broom handles that can be swapped out with your worn or damaged handles without having to buy a completely new broom.
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.
If your establishment calls for something a little less, or a little more, than what we’ve described, there are other forms of sweepers that may be beneficial to you.
Also known as “Hoky Sweepers,” these indoor sweepers are great for use on tile or carpeting. Low profile designs and no electrical cord make these great for quick and quiet cleaning of lobbies, entranceways, and restaurant dining rooms.
Outdoor sweepers are great for parking lots, walkways, storefronts, and warehouses because they don’t require an electrical cord. Wide cleaning paths help you clean quickly, and brushes help sweep fine dirt as well as large debris into a built-in container.
For heavy-duty cleaning, reach for your vacuum. Perfect for picking up almost anything from fine dust to larger debris, a vacuum cleaner is always handy, no matter what type of foodservice operation you run. Upright vacuums and backpack vacuums are both great for large floor areas, while backpack vacuums are also great for tight corners and for steps.