Floor mops are simple tools, but you have to put great effort into finding the right one. Getting stuck with a low-quality mop will only make your life harder and turn every cleaning session into a bigger chore than it is. Conversely, researching floor mops and investing in a top-tier option can turn floor cleaning into something that you don’t mind doing.
Ideally, you should look for mops with mostly metal construction. They are exceptionally sturdy and should last you a long time. Plastic mops can be quite durable as well, but that’s an exception rather than a rule — most plastic mops are extremely low quality and prone to breaking.
The mop you buy should have high-end microfiber pads. They are great at collecting dust and most of them can be cleaned in a washer afterward. Also, make sure that these pads work well with the floor cleaning solutions that you use.
Extendable handles are simply a must for any floor mop worth your consideration. You can adjust their length to match your height and extend or retract them to reach certain spots.
Head flexibility is also another crucial feature to think about. You should have full 360-degree handle movement to make cleaning under furniture possible.
Mops that come with a dedicated, hands-free wringer tend to be more efficient and offer better performance. With one, you don’t have to head for the sink every time the mop gets dirty or wring the wet mop pad by hand.
Some floor mops include a spray mechanism right above the head. This liquid sprayer spreads water or cleaning solutions evenly in front of the mop, increasing efficiency. Do keep in mind that this mechanism makes the mop handle thicker and prevents it from going under furniture that’s close to the ground.
You can find floor mops with detachable pads that include scrub pads alongside the usual microfiber ones. Scrub pads are much harder, can remove items stuck to the floor, and work great alongside floor cleaning chemicals.
Turbo’s Microfiber Floor Mop sets a high standard for floor mop quality and usability. This mop simply excels at everything. It’s mostly metal build is durable and long-lasting, while the 360-degree rotating head allows you to reach under furniture and other tricky spots.
Then, there is its industry-leading cleaning performance. You have the choice to swap between scrubbing pads and microfiber pads; use these two together, and you’ll be able to clean pretty much anything. All of these excellent features, combined with an extendable handle, are what make this floor mop the best on our list.
If you’re after speed and efficiency, the microfiber floor mop from O-Cedar is for you. What really makes this mop efficient is its unique design because the spread-out microfiber strands capture dirt in one swipe. They’re also fully flexible, so cleaning corners and awkward angles won’t take much longer, either. Then there is the accompanying water bucket alongside a pedal-activated wringer. Best of all, this wringer is designed to be completely hands-free, further increasing your cleaning efficiency.
The floor mop from HOMTOYOU is ideal for folks that use water or floor cleaning solutions. It has a built-in sprayer and a refillable bottle — all you have to do is fill up this bottle, attach it to the sprayer, and press the trigger near the top. If done correctly, the mop will spray a fine mist of whichever liquid you choose, which will cover the floor evenly. The only thing left to achieve a clean floor is mopping the sprayed area with the microfiber pads.
Bona took the previous spray floor mop and turned its quality up to 11. This is, hands down, one of the most premium and well-built mops on the market. For starters, the overall build is sturdy and will last years despite regular use. Then there is the spray mechanism, which is as smooth and effortless as it gets. The trigger is smooth and, most conveniently, spray results are always consistent. Lastly, the microfiber mop pads on the bottom excel at capturing dirt as well.
Quality floor mops can get quite expensive, but this pick from Swiffer goes against that trend. It costs noticeably less than other options on this list. Combine this lower price with a performance that rivals the best in the business, and the fantastic value of this mop becomes apparent. Even the overall construction quality of this mop is quite decent, so you don’t have to worry about longevity, either.
A: Sweep or vacuum the floor first to remove loose dust. You can also use a dry microfiber mop for this. Then, clean every square inch with a mop wet with either water or a floor cleaning solution. Let the floor dry, and you're done.
A: No, they will not. They are harder than microfiber pads but much softer than wood, so scratching should not be an issue.
A: This depends on how much traffic your floor sees. That said, you should wet mop the floor of your home at least once every week.