When it comes to cleaning, the first thing that comes to anyone's mind is the broom and more specifically, the standard broom that has been an integral part of each household for decades.

Present in every home - worldwide, brooms are undoubtedly the most essential and easy-to-use of all cleaning tools. It has a rigid fiber attached to its cylindrical handle that we call a broom handle that allows you to maneuver and collect dust particles from the ground into the dust shovel.

The brooms originate from the besom, which is none other than dried twigs nested and tied around a stick.

Nowadays, in our modern world, brooms are available in different shapes, sizes, and designs, but they still serve the same purpose: to help you clean your premises quickly and efficiently.

A significant difference between today's brooms and those of the previous generation is the material of the bristles. Most brooms available on the market today have synthetic bristles, which allows them to offer the same level of efficiency on wet and dry surfaces.

Different Types of Brooms

You may be surprised to learn that there is a variety of brooms on the market designed and manufactured for different uses. Below, I have described six types of brooms that you will find on the market.

You may be surprised to learn that there is a variety of brooms on the market designed and manufactured for different uses. Below, I have described six types of brooms that you will find on the market.

Soft broom

One of the most commonly used broomsticks is corn broom or soft broom. Like all other typical brooms, they have a fan-shaped structure, but what sets them apart from other brooms is the softness of their bristles.

corn broom

Soft broom bristles are made of corn husks, grass and a variety of other natural sources. Although the brooms available here in the United States are not as soft as those produced in Vietnam, Thailand, and the Philippines, be assured that they offer the same level of efficiency.

This type of broom is commonly used outside premises such as patios, driveways, and garages because the fine, flexible bristles can easily collect dust particles from every corner of any type of dry surface.

Well, that's all about the natural soft broom. However, in the modern world, soft brooms are made of plastic with bristles made of fine synthetic yarns, and the handle is made of rigid plastic.

A significant difference between the synthetic soft broom and the natural soft broom is that later has the ability to retain even the smallest dust particles. In order to improve the ability to collect dust particles, synthetic soft bristles are chemically treated and may therefore sometimes not be a perfect tool for interior cleaning.

Hard Broom

Like the soft broom, the hard brooms are available in a fan shape, and the only difference is the stiffness of the bristles. 

hard broom

Thanks to their rigidity, they can be used on any type of surface, regardless of cracks and crevices that soft bristle brooms cannot reach. Hard brooms can also be used in areas where there is too much dust or waste, and vacuum cleaners cannot be used effectively. 

Push broom

Regarded as a special broom, the push broom is not a typical cleaning tool and is rarely used to clean anywhere inside the house. Due to the large size of their heads, they are particularly suitable for large areas such as garages. They are also commonly used for cleaning after renovation as they can cover a large area in less time.

push broom

The build quality is quite similar to that of the hard broom because both have a wooden broom handle. The length of the broom handle can vary between 18 and 24 inches and can reach up to 3 inches thick. Now, given the bristles, the push broom can have twigs or synthetic bristles with lengths ranging from 3 to 5 inches.

In addition, the bristles can be soft and hard, so think about the type of floor you will use it on before you buy this broom.

Hand Broom

These are the smaller version of hard or soft brooms and are commonly used for indoor and day-to-day usage. If you need to clean or pick up waste from a small area than you can utilize hand broom and can collect all the waste in the dustpan.

hand broom

The bristles length can vary between 3 inches to 5 inches, and they can be made from a variety of materials. The length of the handle can vary between 5 to 6 inches and are usually made up of hardened plastic material to ensure longevity and stiffness.

Whisk Broom

Small in size, whisk broom is quite similar to the soft broom considering the fact that the bristles are made up of natural fibers. Moreover, they also have the same fan-like structure.

wisk broom

Commonly used for dusting and cleaning corners, devices (such as keyboards), etc. this broom is meant for small jobs. While cleaning, the soft natural fibers ensure that the broom doesn't cause any scratch or damage to the surface.

The length of the bristles can vary between 8 to 12 inches and are usually made up of corn whisk or palmyra fibers. Furthermore, whisk broom is also available as attachments, which means that you can attach them to any type of handle regardless of their length. It’s something that makes it quite different from other counterparts.

Angle Broom

Angle brooms are a modern representation of the traditional soft brooms. The term angle is used to describe it's usability that is it can easily reach to the corners where soft brooms cannot.

angle broom

Angle Brooms can be used as a regular standard broom for daily use, but with their angled head, they can help you clean your premises quickly and efficiently.

It’s an ideal cleaning tool for any kitchen or room where there are many small and tight corners.

One another important point to note about this broom is the fact that its bristles are not made up of natural fibers. Instead, they are made up of synthetic materials and may also be chemically treated to improve its distinctive abilities.