Brooms are bristled, long-handled cleaning brushes used for the collection and disposal of dust and debris in places of business, homes and in public spaces. Brooms are the most limited of all brush varieties in terms of their use on an industrial scale. Every broom variety must be operated manually, which constrains their use to light duty cleaning applications almost exclusively. Within that context, though, brooms are very effective and have enjoyed prominent roles as cleaning tools in homes and businesses since antiquity. Read More…
Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc.City of Industry, CA | 323-724-7777
Gordon Brush® is an ISO 9001:2015 certified manufacturer of standard & specialty brushes for the commercial, aerospace, military, medical & electronics industries.$$$
Spiral Brushes, Inc.Stow, OH | 800-888-2861
Spiral Brushes manufactures industrial brushes, custom brushes, power brushes, wire brushes, conveyor cleaning brushes, steel brushes, stainless steel brushes, brass brushes, nylon brushes, abrasive nylon brushes, and natural fiber brushes.$$$
Jenkins Brush CompanyCedar Grove, NJ | 800-278-7437
Our brushes set the standard for the industry. Our customers know they can trust us to provide the highest quality products whether they are stock brushes or custom orders.$$$
The Industrial Brush Company, Inc.Fairfield, NJ | 800-241-9860
The Industrial Brush Co. is a provider of brushes. Since 1946, we have been committed to providing high quality brushes and customer service for a variety of industrial applications and marketplaces.$$$
Justman Brush CompanyOmaha, NE | 800-800-6940
Justman Brush manufactures of line of Industrial line of metal-free fused brooms and sweeps. Our manufacturing capabilities allow us to design, engineer, and manufacture brooms and sweeps to your exact specifications. We also have a full line of color-coded metal-free brooms and sweeps specially designed for foodservice and food production industries that come in every shape and size needed. Visit us online to view our full product line!$$$
Precision Brush Company, Inc.Solon, OH | 800-252-4747
Precision Brush Company is an industry leader that has the technology, expertise and experience to satisfy all of your brush requirements.$$$
Braun Brush CompanyAlbertson, NY | 800-645-4111
Braun Brush is committed to manufacturing quality brushes using a variety of methods. We offer convenient purchasing of the most extensive brush line available & a unique design-your-own brush service on the web.$$$
West Coast Brush Mfg., Inc.Pomona, CA | 800-652-7874
West Coast Brush is a leading manufacturer of brushes. We use state-of-the-art technology, allowing us to manufacture almost every size and shape.$$$
Tanis, Inc.Delafield, WI | 800-234-7002
For over 30 years, Tanis has been a leading brush manufacturer. Tanis has put innovation to work in everything we do, using the latest technology, materials, manufacturing advancements and engineering expertise.$$$
Traditionally, brooms were made of stiff, fibrous organic materials, which ranged from dried grass to sorghum, and which were tied to a handle. In many developing countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, such broom compositions are still very common. In more developed markets, brooms may still be composed of organic bristles, but they are efficiently assembled and woven together in factories.
Other broom varieties can feature synthetic bristles, many varieties of which are made of Nylon, PVC or tampico. Each variety features different qualities of stiffness, durability and liquid absorbency. Softer fibers, for example, would be more useful as push broom bristles in an auto repair shop because they are better able to absorb oil or fuel spills in small quantities than are less absorbent, rigid bristle materials.
Brooms can be assembled in a few configurations. The most common variety is the traditional sweep broom. A sweep broom is a collection of bristles connected directly to a handle. The bristles can be simply tied around the handle, as is the case with besom brooms, or they can be tied around the handle and fanned out into a flat shape by weaving them.
These brooms are swept back and forth manually and are a good tool for sweeping small areas. These two broom varieties are not the most ergonomic and can cause neck and back discomfort after sustained use. Push brooms all but eliminate this problem and allow for the effective sweeping of much larger areas.
Push brooms differ from traditional sweeping brooms in that their bristles are connected to a strip or block-shaped mounting surface. The mounting surface can be connected to the handle by fasteners, or it can feature a threaded inlet into which a threaded handle can be screwed. Push brooms can be up to several feet in width, which allows their users to sweep large areas in a relatively short time.