Flagged vs. Unflagged Broom Bristles

There are many options when looking at the bristles in your broom's material including stiffness, color, and flagged or unflagged bristles.

Both flagged and unflagged brooms have applications within facilities. Choosing the correct one can make your clean-up job easier.

Flagged—Bristle ends look like split hairs. These bristles are ideal for sweeping up fine powders or debris in dry areas. When used in wet applications it is common for these bristles to become matted-up and dirty.

Unflagged—Bristles are commonly used in wet applications and are ideal for larger debris. They will not, however, sweep up the fine debris as effectively as a flagged bristle will.

Flagged vs. Unflagged Broom BristlesFlagged vs. Unflagged Broom Bristles
Flagged (left), Unflagged (right)

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