Let's be real: Sweeping your hardwood floors isn't the most pleasant chore. Between pet hair tumbleweeds and tiny particles that never seem to fully go away, getting your floors clean can seem impossible. Luckily, the best brooms for hardwood floors won't leave behind anything — no dust, pet hair, or unsightly scratches.
When choosing a broom, it's important to consider the quality of the bristles. Hardwood floors are prone to scratches, and believe it or not, a hard-bristle broom can cause them — especially if you tend to push on your broom as you sweep. To take care of the dirt and your floors, you'll want a broom with extremely fine and soft bristles. Horse hair or rubber-bristle brooms are always good choice.
You'll also want to keep in mind the space you're trying to tackle. For example, if you're sweeping in a room with tons of corners or furniture to work around, you'll want an angled broom that can get touch-to-reach areas. But if you have a wide-open space, a soft-bristle push broom will make the job go quicker. There are even hardwood floor brooms made specifically for pet hair, which is the number one issue in my house.
Angled or flat? Traditional or push broom? No matter which way you go, it's safe to say the perfect broom for hardwood floors will make your life way easier. Here's a round-up of some of the best options out there to help you make a decision.