I bought this broom about 6 years ago. It's so great that I'm going to put the one I have outside and buy another one. I like it because the frayed ends get up even the finest sand and here in Florida by the beach, there's plenty of that. We also have pet hair all over the place and this broom gets right up into the corners. It's a winner when it comes to floor clean up; nearly silent, no batteries or chargers, no disposable consumables to replace, easy to store, and it WORKS!