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Cleaning Supplies - Brooms & Brushes

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Choosing the right brush fibers

Nylon

Nylon is a flexible, silky synthetic fiber first used in the 1930s to make toothbrush bristles and women's hosiery. Nylon has a high heat tolerance; it melts instead of burns. It stands up to most acids, alkalis, oil, detergents & solvents and is extremely abrasion resistant. Strong enough to be used for seat belts; nylon resists rotting, bugs and mildew. Unlike most polymers, it will absorb water but does not mat or hold odors. For this reason, it is used in the food service industry.

Palmyra

Palmyra fibers come from the leaf stalks of the Palmyra Palm, native to India, southeast Asia and Africa. Also called a Sugar Palm, Palmyra resembles a tall coconut tree. The leaves are used to make thatching, baskets and fans, as well as brush bristles. Durable Palmyra is brown in color, has a stiff to medium stiff texture and is resistant to liquids. Economical and tough, the Palmyra brush is ideal as an all-purpose heavy duty sweep for sidewalks, patios, driveways and general landscape maintenance.

Palmyra Stalks

Also as a product of the Palmyra Palm, Palmyra stalks are very coarse, stiff and strong. It has the appearance of split bamboo or cinnamon bark. Used in its native habitat for fencing, Palmyra stalks are commonly made into street brooms and used for clearing the heaviest debris. Excellent for wet and dry use over pavement, concrete and driveways.

Polypropylene

Polypropylene is a synthetic fiber that is available in many colors and weights for different applications. Poly fibers have a long useful life and are acid and solvent resistant. They dry quickly, are waterproof and rot resistant. Crimped poly fibers have more water retention ability while flagged poly fibers have a soft bristle tip that can gather fine particles of debris. Perfect for industrial and commercial settings where sweeping is constant; polypropylene can be used for scrubbing wet and dry surfaces.

Polystyrene

More flexible and almost as strong as aluminum, polystyrene is a durable synthetic fiber that resists moisture and most solvents. Flagged polystyrene fibers deliver dependable, non-scratch performance to painted vehicle surfaces and windows. Excellent for service stations, food service and other commercial applications.

Tampico

Derived from the leaf of the Lechugilla plant of Mexico, Tampico has a soft to medium texture. It has a natural white color but is frequently dyed or bleached. Tampico has good resistance to heat and chemicals, good water retention and can maintain its stiffness while wet. It has excellent shape memory and can be used alone or blended with other fibers.

Guide to Brush Fibers

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10" Black / White Fiber Truckwash, 12/Case

180110 
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10" Black / White Fiber Truckwash, 12/Case
Out of Stock

10" Black / White Flagged Fiber Truckwash - Stapleless Bumper, 12/Case

180810 
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10" Black / White Flagged Fiber Truckwash - Stapleless Bumper, 12/Case
Out of Stock

10" Green Soft Fiber Multi-Surface, 12/Case

180510 
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10" Green Soft Fiber Multi-Surface, 12/Case
Out of Stock

10" Green Soft Fiber Truckwash, 12/Case

180210 
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10" Green Soft Fiber Truckwash, 12/Case
Out of Stock

10" White Flagged Acid Resistant Truckwash, 12/Case

181010 
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10" White Flagged Acid Resistant Truckwash, 12/Case
Out of Stock

14" Car Wash Brush, 12/Case

181214 
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14" Car Wash Brush, 12/Case
Out of Stock

5" Baseboard / Corner Brush, 12/Case

231505 
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5" Baseboard / Corner Brush, 12/Case
Out of Stock

6" Tampico Cement Coater w/ Red Handle, 12/Case

460106 
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6" Tampico Cement Coater w/ Red Handle, 12/Case
Out of Stock

6" Tampico Water Paint Brush - no handle, 12/Case

460306 
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6" Tampico Water Paint Brush - no handle, 12/Case
Out of Stock

8" Plastic Fill Hand Scrub, 12/Case

310708 
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8" Plastic Fill Hand Scrub, 12/Case
Out of Stock

8″ YELLOW POLY BRISTLE SCRUB BRUSH

320108Y 
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8″ YELLOW POLY BRISTLE SCRUB BRUSH
Out of Stock

9" White Flagged Acid Resistant Truckwash, 12/Case

181009 
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9" White Flagged Acid Resistant Truckwash, 12/Case
Out of Stock

Better Grip Iron Handle Scrub, 12/Case

311406 
Better Brush Products  
Better Grip Iron Handle Scrub, 12/Case
Out of Stock

Boardwalk® Angler Broom,  Plastic Bristles, 53" Wood Handle, Yellow

932A 
BOARDWALK  
Boardwalk® Angler Broom, Plastic Bristles, 53" Wood Handle, Yellow
Case Count: 12 Each
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Boardwalk® Corn Fiber Lobby/Toy Broom,  Corn Fiber Bristles, 39" Wood Handle, Red/Yellow, 12/Case

951T 
BOARDWALK  
Boardwalk® Corn Fiber Lobby/Toy Broom, Corn Fiber Bristles, 39" Wood Handle, Red/Yellow, 12/Case
Case Count: 12 Each
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Boardwalk® Corn Whisk Broom,  Corn Fiber Bristles, 10" Wood Handle, Yellow, 12/Case

951WC 
BOARDWALK  
Boardwalk® Corn Whisk Broom, Corn Fiber Bristles, 10" Wood Handle, Yellow, 12/Case
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Boardwalk® Counter Brush,  Flagged Polypropylene Fill, 8" Long, Tan Handle

5408 
BOARDWALK  
Boardwalk® Counter Brush, Flagged Polypropylene Fill, 8" Long, Tan Handle
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Boardwalk® Counter Brush,  Polypropylene Fill, 8" Long, Tan Handle

5308 
BOARDWALK  
Boardwalk® Counter Brush, Polypropylene Fill, 8" Long, Tan Handle
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Boardwalk® Counter Brush, Tampico Fill, 8" Long, Tan Handle

5208 
BOARDWALK  
Boardwalk® Counter Brush, Tampico Fill, 8" Long, Tan Handle

FINAL SALE ONLY - NO RETURNS
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Boardwalk® Deck Brush Head,  10" Wide, Palmyra Bristles

3110 
BOARDWALK  
Boardwalk® Deck Brush Head, 10" Wide, Palmyra Bristles
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Boardwalk® Deck Brush Head,  10" Wide, Polypropylene Bristles

3310 
BOARDWALK  
Boardwalk® Deck Brush Head, 10" Wide, Polypropylene Bristles
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Boardwalk® Deck Brush Head,  10" Wide, Tampico Bristles

3210 
BOARDWALK  
Boardwalk® Deck Brush Head, 10" Wide, Tampico Bristles
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Boardwalk® Dual-Surface Scrub Brush,  Plastic Fill, 10" Long, Yellow

3410 
BOARDWALK  
Boardwalk® Dual-Surface Scrub Brush, Plastic Fill, 10" Long, Yellow
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Boardwalk® Dual-Surface Vehicle Brush,  10" Long, Brown

8420 
BOARDWALK  
Boardwalk® Dual-Surface Vehicle Brush, 10" Long, Brown
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Boardwalk® Flag-Tip Janitor Push Brooms,  Poly Bristles, 42" Handle, Natural/Black, 12/Case

930BP 
BOARDWALK  
Boardwalk® Flag-Tip Janitor Push Brooms, Poly Bristles, 42" Handle, Natural/Black, 12/Case
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Boardwalk® Floor Brush Head,  18" Wide, Black, Medium Weight, Polypropylene Bristles

20618 
BOARDWALK  
Boardwalk® Floor Brush Head, 18" Wide, Black, Medium Weight, Polypropylene Bristles
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Boardwalk® Floor Brush Head,  18" Wide, Flagged Polypropylene Bristles

20418 
BOARDWALK  
Boardwalk® Floor Brush Head, 18" Wide, Flagged Polypropylene Bristles
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Boardwalk® Floor Brush Head,  18" Wide, Maroon, Heavy Duty, Polypropylene Bristles

20318 
BOARDWALK  
Boardwalk® Floor Brush Head, 18" Wide, Maroon, Heavy Duty, Polypropylene Bristles
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Boardwalk® Floor Brush Head,  2 1/2" Black Tampico Fiber, 18"

20218 
BOARDWALK  
Boardwalk® Floor Brush Head, 2 1/2" Black Tampico Fiber, 18"
In Stock

Boardwalk® Floor Brush Head,  2 1/2" Black Tampico Fiber, 24"

20224 
BOARDWALK  
Boardwalk® Floor Brush Head, 2 1/2" Black Tampico Fiber, 24"
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Boardwalk® Floor Brush Head,  2 1/2" Black Tampico Fiber, 36"

20236 
BOARDWALK  
Boardwalk® Floor Brush Head, 2 1/2" Black Tampico Fiber, 36"
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Boardwalk® Floor Brush Head,  24" Wide, Polypropylene Bristles

20624 
BOARDWALK  
Boardwalk® Floor Brush Head, 24" Wide, Polypropylene Bristles
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