After all, no matter what type of flooring you have, mops are the simplest and most effective way to keep it clean. However, since there are tons of mops on the market, picking a suitable mop is sometimes a bit challenging.
Remember that each type of mop only works best on certain kinds of flooring. Therefore, it is essential to make sure that you have chosen the one that best suits your needs and works best on your floor.
To make it easier for you to choose, in this article, we will take an in-depth look at some of the most popular mops as well as give you some ideas about what each type is good for.
If you want to remove stains and stubborn sticky substance from the floor, the steam mop is a perfect choice. Manufacturers offer a full range of models, from cheap to high-end for you to choose. In case you simply want to mop your floor, affordable versions are recommended.
Steam mops using steam to eliminates built-up dust and stains on your floors. They can even break up stubborn sticky or dirty substances without any hassles.
The head of steam mops is capable of swiveling that is very convenient when you are trying to reach certain areas. Their water tank is also removable so that you can change the water or add a few drops of essential oil to create a pleasant smell for your house.
However, this type of model is quite expensive and does not work well on wood and linoleum floors. So, before deciding to buy it, make sure it works efficiently on your floor.
They are a type of popular mop with a flat head, which often has a reusable or disposable pad attached to it.
Flat mops work well in cleaning small stains and areas like corners. However, if you want to remove stuck-on food spills without pretreatment, that could be a problem. You can use a soft cotton towel soaked into the detergent solution to remove spills before cleaning your floor with a flat mop.
Flat mops are also easy to use without using too much water. So, some types of floors like vinyl flooring or hardwood flooring that can be damaged by steam or standing water, a flat mop is a great choice.
Wet mops work well on most types of floors and is an economical choice. All you need to do is prepare a bucket of warm water and soap or detergent or vinegar. Then, dip the mop into that solution, squeeze to remove the excess water and run it along your floor.
They are known as a must-have mop in every house; however, it is a bit inconvenient when using wet mops because you will always have to carry a bucket of water on the side.
Dust mops look like a big broom for sweeping dust, paper, and other garbage before you wipe the floor. They often have a long handle that allows you to reach touch spots like corner cobwebs, lights or dusty fans.
The head of dust mops is available in cotton, wool, nylon or other synthetics that can be washed.
Before using this kind of mop, you should keep an eye over the floor to make sure the mop will not encounter any messes such as standing water or spills caused by coffee, fruit juices that would be better approached with a wet mop.
Dust mops are suitable for cleaning hardwood floors, ceilings, walls, and baseboards.
The sponge mop has a similar design to the flat mop; the only difference is that instead of pads or cloths, it attaches a sponge at the end. Sponge mops provide a removable head so you can replace the sponge when it no longer works as well as it could.
If you have tile floors or any uneven surfaces, a sponge mop will be a great choice.
However, it may be an ideal place for harmful bacteria to grow. After using the sponge mop, make sure you rinse it thoroughly and store it upright so that it can completely dry. Otherwise, mold and bacteria on the sponge can make your floor smell bad the next time you wipe.
That’s all about some of the most popular types of mops that you need to know. So, what mop do you like and what are your mopping secrets? Please leave comments below to let us know.