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Getting the Right Clean With the Right Mop

With the plethora of flooring options available to homeowners, knowing what type of mop to use on each type is important to help maintain whatever flooring your customers have in their homes. Each type of flooring requires special care, and using the right tools is key to cleaning and maintaining floors.


When cleaning hardwood floors, avoid using lots of water, which can damage them, and use a mop head made of microfiber so you don’t scratch the wood finish. The O-Cedar EasyWring™ Spin Mop & Bucket System assures you wring out as much water as possible before using the mop and has a microfiber mop head, which is machine-washable and reusable for up to three months. If you’re willing to splurge for convenience, the SpinWave® Wet and Dry Robotic Vacuum has two separate tanks, one for dry vacuuming and one for wet mopping, and is safe for hardwood floors. 


Made for durability, laminate floors can still scratch if you use the wrong products, so opt for microfiber or another soft fabric for the mop head. The Bona Premium Microfiber Mop for Multi-Surface Floors comes with an extra-large mop base and telescoping handle, as well as dusting and cleaning mop heads. The 18-Inch Professional Microfiber Mop System has microfiber mop heads, an adjustable 6-foot handle and a frame that swivels a full 360 degrees for additional maneuverability. 


While tile floors are easy to maintain and long-lasting, you should still take care to clean them regularly to keep them looking great for a long time. Made by Bissel, the SpinWave® Cordless Hard Floor Spin Mop has microfiber, washable pads that rotate and scrub floors and an 18V lithium-ion battery for 20 minutes of cleaning at a time. Affordable and effective, the Libman Wonder® Mop has a built-in wringer and mop head that is removable and machine-washable.

About Lindsey Thompson

Lindsey joined the NHPA staff in 2021 as an associate editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. A native of Ohio, Lindsey earned a B.S. in journalism and minors in business and sociology from Ohio University. She loves spending time with her husband, two kids, two cats and one dog, as well as doing DIY projects around the house, going to concerts, boating and cheering on the Cleveland Indians.

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