Round brooms and flat brooms with both trimmed and natural edge.
Broom Shape : Round vs. Flat
A broom can be sewn round or flat. The round broom is the traditional broom introduced from Europe in the 18th century. It is great for sweeping around table and chair legs and getting into crevices and corners. The flat sewn broom was first introduced by the Shakers in the 1820′s and sweeps clean wide open spaces.
In addition, a flat sewn broom can be cut straight on the bottom or left natural. A natural broom creates less dust while sweeping for those with allergies. The straight cut broom has a stiffer sweep than that of the natural shaped broom’s sweep .