Did you know you can’t just use any mop on your floors? To give your floors the best clean and avoid damaging your floors it’s important to choose the best mop for your flooring type. In this article we’ll outline various mop types and the best mops for different flooring.
Let’s start with the basics of a mop.
Parts of a Mop
There are two main types of mops – wet mops and dry mops. Both of these have three basic parts to them:
- The mop head,
- A mechanical attachment linking the mop head to the handle,
- And the mop handle.
The head of a dry mop is typically made from yarn that’s either a cotton or synthetic material. While wet mops can have a head made of yarn, sponge or microfiber.
Now that we know the basic parts of a mop, let’s talk through the different types of mops and the best mops for your floors.
Best Mops for Tile Floors
Tile floors are more durable than other flooring types, so you can use a variety of different mops depending on how you want to clean.
- For a quick clean, use a dust mop to pick up dust and debris.
- To scrub your tile floors use a wet mop with a yarn or synthetic mop head.
- And to give your tile floors a deep clean, use this battery powered tile floor scrubber.
Best Mops for Hardwood Floors
Unlike, tile floors, you should never use a mop and bucket on hardwood floors. Using too much water or leaving even just a tiny bit of standing water can ruin hardwood floors.
There are two mops you should use to clean hardwood floors. First, use a dry mop to collect dirt and dust. Second, follow up with a microfiber mop to clean your hardwood floors without leaving them sopping wet.
Best Mops for Linoleum Floors
Similar to tile floors, you can use just about any type of mop on linoleum floors. It all depends on how deep of a clean you want.
Looking for a place to buy a mop? Order from Unisan Columbus – the janitorial supplier near you.