Corn brooms are the long-time standard. Broom makers have been using the natural fibers for generations and they still do because of their effectiveness and durability. Corn broom bristles tend to be thick and rigid and are considered versatile, easy-to-use and low maintenance. Corn brooms are ideal for removing fine, medium and heavy dirt and debris, even on rough surfaces. The fibers have a long life and are resistant to most solvents. However, oils will cause the bristles to soften over time. You should avoid getting corn broom fibers wet, as it could damage the broom and shorten the product life.