Different Types Of Mops For Any Kind Of Floor Cleaning

It's been more than a century since this simple yet very convenient invention came into existence.

Although mops have been with us for quite some time. The modern version of it that we see around (ability to wring the mop dry) was only conceived in 1950.

Since then, mops have undergone a complete revolution. As a result, now we have almost a dozen types of mops for you to choose from. That means cleaning the floor just got interesting.

Curious to find out about these mops? Then stay tuned.

Dust Mops

Meant for cleaning dust, a dust mop is an excellent type of mop to use in tandem with a wet mop.

First, clean the dust and trash from your floor using a dust mop then proceed with a wet mop to clean the floor.

Pros

  • Collects lots of dust/trash due to its gliding ability.
  • Helps with wet mopping.

Cons

  • Only removes dust and trash.

String Mops

Most common and least effective, String mops are always accompanied by a mop bucket which is used to carry washing liquid and for wringing out the mop.

Pros

  • You can make your washing liquid.
  • Works for domestic and commercial cleaning.

Cons

  • Leaves the floor completely wet.

Flat Mops

Flat mops are ideal mops if you have hardwood or vinyl flooring since they don't use too much water.

Their lean shape makes them quite easy to use as they can fit into every nook and corner.

Pros

  • Excellent for tight spaces.
  • Complete 360-degree rotation.

Cons

  • Not an ideal mop for large areas.

Sponge Mops

Sponge Mops

If you deal with spills more often than usual then for you sponge mop is a must. It is not only super-absorbent but it also deals with all sorts of spills.

They are a mop with a sponge on one end, designed to scrub away dirty spots/stains.

Pros

  • Very easy to use.
  • Extremely absorbent.

Cons

  • Gets heavier with absorption.

Strip Mops

Technically a cousin of a string mop, a strip mop has strips of fabric instead of strings.

You can use them to dust when they are dry and mop the floor when they are wet. This versatility is efficient.

Pros

  • Can use them dry or wet.
  • Reusable and removable heads.

Cons

  • Not fit for larger space.

Spin Mops

Spin Mops

These are string mops, but they can spin. This spinning feature can wring out water from the mop with much more ease inside the bucket.

You also have the option of removing stubborn stains manually without scrubbing too hard.

Pros

  • Works effectively on stains.
  • You can easily wring out the water.

Cons

  • Takes the dirt back into the bucket upon wringing.

Micro-fiber mops

Micro-fiber mops

One of the most sought after mop that's overtaking the mopping industry as we speak. Microfiber has an absorbing rate of, if not more, than a sponge.

However, unlike sponges, it is much easier to clean a microfiber. Given the durability of these microfibers, these mops will last a lifetime.

Pros

  • You can use it as a wet mop or a dry mop.
  • Very easy to clean and extremely absorbent.

Cons

  • Doesn't work well against stubborn stains.

Static Mops

Yet another mop intended for dry cleaning. Static mops pick up dust, debris, and dirt with the help of microfibers.

Acting as static (hence the name) these microfibers gather up dry particles that otherwise cause inconvenience during wet cleaning.

Pros

  • Effectively collects dirt, debris, and dust.
  • It can be used to clean floors, ceilings, or any other surface.

Cons

  • They tend to be fragile.

Brush Mops

If you ever desired to have a combination of broom and a mop then a brush mop is your answer.

Just like a regular mop, you can clean the floor, however, the added bristles make it easy to get rid of the stains, thus making it ideal for the kitchen floor.

Pros

  • Has both a wet and dry cleaning facility.
  • Works indoors as well as outdoors.

Cons

  • Doesn't work well with laminated floors due to stiff bristles.

Steam Mops

These mops are electrical that releases steam to clear out the grease from the floors.

Given the nature of the mop, it works great with hard floors and carpets. In case you have both then you hit a jackpot!

Pros

  • No need for a moping bucket and the moping cloth is reusable.
  • Can sanitizes floors.

Cons

  • Being electrical (most) it needs to be plugged into a socket.

Robot Mops

We live a busy life and sometimes we end up relying on someone else to do the cleaning.

If that's the thing then how about a robot mop?

We have heard about robot vacuums but robot mops are still new in the playing field. A robot mop will do the mopping on its own without any human assistance.

However, they do need some work, nonetheless, they are working on it as we speak.

Pros

  • Completely hands-free mode.
  • Can go to places where you want the mop to go.

Cons

  • Although robotic it does need to start manually.

Conclusion

Well, now we have learned the different types of mops. Each person has his preferences which might not work for others.

So make sure you find the mop that works with your need, and start mopping.

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