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10 Best Types of Floor Mops

Whether wiping dirt from laminates or giving hardwood a quick once-over, here are the best mops to keep your floors squeaky clean.

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Best Flat Floor Mop

Designed to deal with all types of messes and all kinds of floors, the Oshang Flat Floor Mop and Bucket Set has a wet and a dry side. Push and pull the mop head through the squeegee-style washing groove to remove dirt and hair as you wring water out, all without touching the bucket or the mop.

Along with the mop and bucket, you’ll get two microfiber pads — one ultra-fine for smooth surfaces, and one with nylon bristles for deep scrubbing. When you’re done cleaning, just pull the plug at the base of the bucket and drain.

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Best Sponge Floor Mop

Built with high-quality Italian craftsmanship, the Casabella Original Mop is made to last. A great choice for cleaning linoleum, vinyl and tile floors, the 10-inch cellulose sponge head absorbs liquid spills as well as it scrubs off stubborn dirt and grime. Just start mopping  — no special bucket needed. Use the sturdy steel shaft with rust-resistant push-and-pull lever to squeeze out excess water for faster drying floors.

When it’s time to swap out the sponge, the head detaches and can be replaced with little effort. Big bonus: It’s one of the few mops that offers a lifetime guarantee.

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Best String Floor Mop

Amazon’s Choice for commercial-grade industrial mops, the Yocada Looped-End String Mop is one of our favorite throwbacks. The classic looped-end string design has been slightly modified: It’s sewn at the ends of the loops to keep them from fraying and catching on objects. And because the mop is made of absorbent cotton microfibers, it removes four times more dirt than conventional cotton alone.

The sturdy iron handle has a jaw clamp end that grips the mop head. Once fastened in place, stays put through all sorts of rigorous cleaning. Use it on everything from tile to marble to hardwood — even cement.

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Best Steam Floor Mop

More than 27,000 Amazon reviewers swear by the Bissel PowerFresh Steam Mop. Praised as being one of the best and easiest ways to clean, it’s approved for use on tile, hardwood and laminate floors. The low-profile swivel mop head gets into corners and edges, blasting in sanitizing steam to eliminate up to 99.9 percent of germs and bacteria, according to the manufacturer.

Choose high, medium and low steam options. For extra stickier situations, flip down the handy scrubber attachment. As easy to fill as a steam iron, the mop comes with soft and scrubby microfiber pads that can be tossed into the washing machine and reused.

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Best Spin Floor Mop

A company known for making your life easier, O-Cedar EasyWring Microfiber Spin Mop and Bucket System eliminates the bending and wet hands often associated with washing floors. Just pump the bucket’s foot pedal to engage the rotating mechanism. It dries the mop head, while the splash guard prevents dirty water from going everywhere.

Safe for all kinds of surfaces, the triangle microfiber head is designed to fit into corners and snaps on and off for easy laundering. The entire system comes with a bucket, mop, head (plus one refill) and telescoping handle.

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Best Mop for Laminate Floors

Traditional wet mopping on laminate floors is a big no-no. The Bona Stone Tile & Laminate Floor Premium Spray Mop keeps these types of floors looking shiny and new without over-saturating them, which can cause damage.

Tackle spills and messes as they happen. Spray a fine mist of the specially formulated solution right where you want it, then use the extra-wide head to wipe up dirt and stains. The mop comes with a refillable cartridge and a microfiber pad that lasts up to 500 washings.

Bed Bath & Beyond buyer Jessica loves her mop, writing, “With a lot of laminate flooring to keep clean, this works perfectly!”

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Best Mop for Hardwood Floors

Multi-purpose and highly rated, the Mangotime Dust Wet Mop is two floor mops in one. Suitable for all types of wood floors, it comes with two microfiber pads (wet) and two absorbent chenille pads (dry), plus a scraper to clean pads of trapped pet hair or other gunk.

The adjustable handle extends to 54 inches to reach under and behind furniture. The extra-wide, wear-resistant aluminum head lays flat on the floor and resists flipping over, like some plastic heads can.

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Best Spray Floor Mop

A must-have mop that offers the best way to spot clean, the Swiffer WetJet Spray Mop Floor Cleaner Starter Kit has been popular for more than two decades. Sporting a unique spray nozzle, this all-in-one mopping system breaks up and dissolves grime by releasing a cleaning solution exactly where you need it.

The absorbent disposable pads grab onto dirt and won’t let it go — no more pushing messes around the room. The convenient starter kit comes with mop, heavy-duty and all-purpose refill pads, batteries and a bottle of cleaning solution.

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Best Smart Mop

When you don’t have time to mop, the iRobot Braava jet 240 Mopping Robot does it for you. Select from one of three vibrating cleaning modes — wet mopping, damp mopping and dry sweeping — attach a pad, press CLEAN and walk away.

The Braava uses a maximized edge design to get into corners and along edges, under furniture and around toilets. But our favorite feature is the Virtual Wall Mode, which lets you create an invisible boundary that keeps the mop out of rooms you don’t want it to clean.

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Best Budget Floor Mop

Suitable to use on wood, vinyl, linoleum, tile, marble, stone and more, the Libman Wonder Microfiber Twist Mop is a steal at just under $9.

A durable mop with impressive cleaning prowess, the Libman features wide microfiber strips in a bright red-and-white polka dot design that attract and lift up to 20 percent more stubborn dirt than mops costing twice the price. Each strip head can take up to 50 washings before needing replacement, to save you even more.

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Toni DeBella
Toni DeBella is a freelance travel, lifestyle and digital content writer based in a medieval hill town in central Italy. Her work has been featured in such publications as Fodor's, The Telegraph, Walks of Italy, Italy Magazine, Frommers.com, Touring Bird (via [email protected]) and more. Most recently she authored the 2020 edition of DK Eyewitness Sicily travel guide. When Toni is not roaming around Europe, you'll find her tending her alley-side container garden or honing her clay-court tennis game.

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