How to choose the best mop


Everyone has at least a mop in his house, an object absolutely necessary for exemplary cleanliness. Have you ever wondered if the mop you have in your home is the best choice?

There are plenty of mop types on the market, but not every one of them is effective and especially hygienic.

You probably think the cotton mop is the best solution for your home. Experts say, though, that this is not the case. The microfiber mop would be more effective. Here’s why:

– better retains dust and liquid substances because it is made in thicker fibers than the cotton mop. Basically, the absorbing power of the fiber mop is seven times its weight;

– it’s easier to squeeze;

– you can wash it very easily with hot water after each use, so you can use it again successfully. So this type of mop is more economical than cotton mop because you don’t have to buy reserves frequently.

– can also be used dry to remove dust from parquet and floor tiles

Advice. Don’t clean oil with the microfiber mop.

Modern alternative. If your budget allows, you may purchase a steam mop to clean thoroughly any surface. The starting price for such a household appliance is around 90 euros.

Advantages of using the steam mop:

– clean any surface;

– it is fast and provides a higher degree of comfort than the classic mop;

– it’s very hygienic. Steam kills germs and bacteria without the need for chemical cleaning products. It’s enough to use only water.


– when choosing a steam mop, inform yourself about the power (watts), depending on which will heat the water. A 1500 watt power, for example, will act in 30 seconds, while smaller power units (cheaper) have the ability to heat the water in 60-90 seconds.

– See if the steam mop is plugged in or has batteries. Choose, therefore, according to your needs.

– there are models with or without active limestone filter. If you choose the first option, you can use tap water without any complications. In the second case, you should use a certain type of detergent or water to avoid limescale depositation that blocks the holes and rush the mop degradation.