This 18 inch push broom is great for all purpose sweeping. The stiff center bristles move the tough to remove debris, and the outer bristles push the fine dirt and dust. We have found this style of broom to be great for clearing sidewalks or parking lots, due to the stiff center bristles. We also have a 24" and 36" broom available if this one is too small for you. All of these brooms, plus our other style push brooms work great with our 2-piece wood & steel combo handle.