The very best (manual) broom?
Does anyone here still use the "old-fashioned" type of broom for sweeping indoors? I've got hardwoods throughout most of my house, with Saltillo tile in the kitchen and ceramic tile in one bathroom. I find it so much easier to just get out the regular ol' broom and sweep up messes (we've got 4 cats, so messes are frequent!), but am wondering if there's a difference in the types or brands of brooms. I saw a program recently featuring a broom craftsman - a gentleman who makes brooms by hand (of broomcorn?) and he said that they're still the best for sweeping, and that the brooms with synthetic bristles are inferior. I dunno, but I'd sure like opinions on "the best broom out there" if anyone has an opinion to share!