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Scrub Brush Descriptions
Heritage offers a wide array of bristle types for sweeping and scrubbing brushes. We pride ourselves on having the flexibility to create the correct brush for your application. Most machine manufacturers outsource their brush business and have no in-house flexibility to create special brushes for you, the customer. The sweeper/scrubber machine manufacturers who do manufacture their own brushes, do not make any special brushes and force you to take a brush that may not be perfectly suited for your application. We deal with a wide array of brush manufacturers, many of whom are the OEM supplier to your current sweeper or scrubber dealer. Our close relationship with these manufacturers, dating back to 1979, allows us to custom make sweeper or scrubber brushes. Whether you need a stiffer sweeping broom for your Tennant sweeper or a softer scrub brush for you Minuteman scrubber, Heritage can do it.
All of our cylinder and disc scrub brushes are manufactured to OEM specifications on heavy duty, durable molded disc blocks or cylinders. Marine grade wood blocks are substituted for disc brushes in special sizes such as 8" or 9". Bristle filaments are listed by diameter and grit equivalent (where applicable). The first number is the bristle diameter, or thickness. Trim length would vary based on whether filament was inserted in a disc or cylinder scrub brush. The second number is the grit grade or equivalent to grades of sandpaper. Grit brushes were originally designed to replace floor pads. The grit brushes are now used widely in industrial applications for material removal and polishing as well as scrubbing and stripping of hard surface flooring.
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Main and Side Broom Bristles
One step down in aggressiveness from the Strata-Grit Plus. Strata-Grit uses the same Tynex-A filament in a .060" diameter with slightly smaller grit granules. Used on industrial and commercial flooring surfaces for heavy duty scrubbing of unsealed concrete or for stripping of sealed concrete, terrazzo, quarry and vinyl tile. Our most commonly used grit filament. Found in most aggressive cylinder scrub brushes from manufacturers such as Tennant, Advance, Minuteman and Factory Cat. A very aggressive scrubbing and stripping brush. Replaces black floor pads. Also known as Abrasive, Purple Grit Brush, and Magna Grit. Commonly Dark Blue or Purple.
.033" Crimped white Nylon filament. The most popular Nylon filament inserted in sweeping brushes. Long lasting Nylon filament is perfecte for sweeping smooth to slightly irregular surfaces. Great for dust when made in a high density configuration. This is the Nylon found in most Tennant and Minuteman Power Boss sweeping brooms.
Stiff Nylon .030"/.044"
.030"/.044" Blend. A blend of .030" and .044" grey crimped Nylon filaments. Nylon is the longest lasting sweeping filament available. A very durable sweeping broom. Used on American Lincoln Sweepers and Sweeper/Scrubbers Only.
Stiff Nylon .045"
.045" Crimped white Nylon. Stiff Nylon sweeping brooms are commonly used outdoors or indoors where larger debris exists. Slightly stiffer than the standard .033" crimped Nylon, the .045" Nylon brooms can tackle industrial sweeping jobs with little effort.
A soft brush that is ideal for scrubbing light dirt and soils, not abrasive enough for heavy soils.
Level Poly .030"
A Medium-stiff poly scrub brush, the .030" level poly will be stiffer than the .030" crimped poly.
A blend of .035" and .055" polypropylene filaments. Polypropylene is a cheaper alternative to Nylon.
Natural Fiber (Union)
A mix of Tampico and Bassine. Used primarily indoors in dry conditions where high dust is an issue. The high desnity version of this brush is great for indoor dust collection. Natural fiaments were the first materials inserted into sweeping brooms. An old school type of broom. For a longer lasting brush, look to the synthetics such as Nylon or Poly.
All crinkle wire brooms are designed for special jobs. They can be used indoors or outdoors on compated debris. The crinkle wire brooms have limited life compared to the synthetic brooms such as proex/wire, nylon/wire or nylon.
A blend of .015", .025", and .035" plus shaped polypropylene filament. A great economical, general duty sweeping broom suited for indoor or outdoor use. Proex canbe used in wet or dry sweeping conditions. Commonly used in sweeper/scrubbers.
A blend of polypropylene in .015", .025", and .035" diameters mixed with our .012" crinkle wire. Yellow and Black in color. Another winner for indoor or outdoor sweeping. Great for general litter collection. The crinkle wire adds a cutting action for compacted dirt and sand. One of our most popular brooms.
Black Crimped Poly
Designed for fine to medium use on various floor surfaces.
Rotary Scrub Brush Bristles
100% natural soft Tampico fibers. Acid resistant bristles are commonly used on marble.
Grit 615 65/46
.065"/46 Grit. Silicon carbide abrasive britles with a 1-3/4" trim length. Use this aggressive brush on unsealed concrete to remove dirts, grease, and compacted soils. More aggressive than black pads.
.040"/120 Grit. Our newest grit filament. Heri-Grit combines a larger filament for longer brush life wihile retaining a mid-grit (120) abrasiveness. Heri-Grit can be used on sealed or unsealed concrete flooring. Used on sealed flooring where painted lines exist. A fill in type of filament where Nylo-Grit 80 is too aggressive. Replaces green scrubber pads. Commonly green in color.
.035"/180 Grit. A medium duty scrub brush filament. Used where aggressive brushes would cause damage to sensitive flooring. The Scrub-Grit III brushes can be used for daily scrubbing ofsealed and unsealed flooring with light to medium debris. Replaces blue scrubber pads. Also known as Clean-Grit, Blue Grit, medium debris. Replaces blue scrubber pads. Also known as Clean-Grit, Blue Grit, Mid-Lite Medium-Heavy, MidLite Grit, and Midi-Grit. Commonly grey or blue.
.018"/500 Grit. our softest grit scrub brush. Dyna-Scrub bristle brushes provide the longevity of the Tynex-A grit series brushes with the light scrubbing action of the smaller .018" bristle diameter. Replaces red or light green floor pads. Can be used on marble floors. Also known as Mid-Grit Lite, Ml-Grit lite, Light Green Grit, AgLite Grit, and Light-Grit. Commonly grey, light green, or blue.
.022"/120 Grit. A light to medium duty filament. Scrub-Grit II has a much smaller diameter than the Scrub-grit III. This allows the Scrub-Grit II scrub brushes to reach into smaller grout lines when scrubbing on quarry tile or textured surfaces. can also be used foreveryday scrubbing tasks. Brushes can be made with a 1-7/8" or 1" trim length. Replaces red floor pads. Also known as Red Grit. Commonly dark rust, grey, or red.
White Crimped Nylon
A soft crimped nylon at .010" bristle designed for light use on various types of flooring.
A soft .030" diameter bristle, designed for various types of floors with light and medium use in mind.
Yellow Crimped Poly
A .020" diameter brush, that is very soft and can be used where abrasive brushes would cause damage.
Blue Crimped Poly
Another soft .030" diameter brush that can be used wet, and is good for low carpets.
Black Crimped Nylon
A soft nylon brush with a .014" diameter. This brush is less abrasive that most nylon, and can be used for light scrubbing.
A .020" soft black nylon brush, great for light general use.
A stiff .040" brush that is abrasive and can handle heavy scrubbing.
A dyed natural fiber used for applying waxes or stains to concrete, wood, and other surfaces. Not
A combination of natural fibers. Consists of soft white Tampico and Palmyra bristles. Used widely for polishing and applying paste waxes to hardwood flooring. Union brushes can also be used on sensitive flooring surfaces such as recently painted or epoxy flooring. An economical alternative to soft Nylon bristle brushes.
A lighter version of the Strata-Grit. Utilizing the same Tynex-A, this time in a .050" diameter, the Nylo-Grit brush can be used for aggressive scrubbing of sealed or unsealed concrete or stripping of resilient flooring such as terrazzo, VCT and vinyl tile. Also known as Mal-Grit, Black Grit, or Tough Grit, Dyna Grit. Commonly dark green or black.
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