Flooring and cleaning grout can be frustrating. don’t you think?
Especially with your old, broken mop.
Luckily for you, we went a step ahead and tested all of the best selling mops for its effectiveness for cleaning tile floors with grout.
O-Cedar microfiber steam mop was ranked #1 on Best Products Pro for months.
However, we’ve decided to update our rankings in 2020 and ranked O-Cedar Easy Wring Microfiber Spin Mop as the best mop for tile floors in 2020 (see our full review here). The decision was made based on our visitor feedback and few readers reporting that our former top ranked mop heating time drastically increases after just 3 months of light usage.
Continue reading to see our top 10 list.
Looking for mop for other floor types? Check out the links bellow:
- List of the best mops to clean laminate floors (published January 2020)
- List of the best mops to clean hardwood floors (coming soon)
Comparison of Best Mops For Tile Floors in 2020
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|Model (link jumps to our review)||Image||Dimensions (inches)||Type||Rating||Price*||Order Online|
|1. O-Cedar EasyWring Microfiber Spin Mop and Bucket Floor Cleaning System||20 x 12 x 12||Traditional mop||
(18,052 Reviews reviews)
|Price not available||Buy on Amazon|
|2. 18’’ Professional Microfiber Mop||27.1 x 10.4 x 5.9||Traditional mop||
(3,842 Reviews reviews)
|$36.78||Buy on Amazon|
|3. O-Cedar Microfiber Steam Mop||27.1 x 10.4 x 5.9||Steam mop||
(929 Reviews reviews)
|$69.99||Buy on Amazon|
|4. O-Cedar Microfiber Cloth Mop||6.5 x 15.25 x 4.5||Traditional mop||
(783 Reviews reviews)
|$14.99||Buy on Amazon|
|5. Light ‘N’ Easy Multifunctional 5in1 Steam Mop||11.8 x 6.8 x 46.4||Steam mop||
(1,672 Reviews reviews)
|$95.55||Buy on Amazon|
|6. Mopnado Stainless Steel Deluxe Rolling Spin Mop with 2 Microfiber Mop Heads||20 x 14 x 11.5||Spin mop||
(5,110 Reviews reviews)
|$59.99||Buy on Amazon|
|7. Shark Steam Pocket Mop (S3501)||51.2 x 12 x 5.9||Steam mop||
(6,798 Reviews reviews)
|$59.99||Buy on Amazon|
|8. Bissell 1940 PowerFresh Steam Mop Hard Floor Steam Cleaner||11.6 x 7.1 x 28.6||Steam mop||
(12,667 Reviews reviews)
|$58.08||Buy on Amazon|
|9. Hoover FloorMate Deluxe Hard Floor Cleaner, FH40160PC – Corded||14.4 x 12.8 x 32.8||Steam mop||
(5,901 Reviews reviews)
|$155.06||Buy on Amazon|
|10. Bissell 1132A Symphony All-in-One Vacuum and Steam Mop||9 x 11 x 46.5||Steam mop||
(1,493 Reviews reviews)
|$187.26||Buy on Amazon|
1. O-Cedar EasyWring Microfiber Spin Mop and Bucket Floor Cleaning System
Option 1 – O-Cedar mop & bucket
Option 2 – Comes with 3 extra refills
This mop by O-Cedar is one of the best microfiber spin mops on the market.
Bucket, which is included in the price, comes with a built-in system for wringing so there’s going to be less spillage.
It’s suitable for cleaning tile and other types of floors.
See O-Cedar EasyWring Microfiber Spin Mop on Amazon or read full editor’s review bellow.
Update: Our readers just love this mop! We had so much positive feedback about O-Cedar’s EasyWring spin mop that we had to move it to #1 spot.
In the category of spinning mops, this one comes as the most affordable with a solid quality. As the previous mop, this one has the microfiber head too. The plastic part of the head is triangle shaped, so it’s easy to clean even the corners of the rooms.
The handle has the telescope system, and it can extend from 30 to 51 inches. The flaw is that the extended part is plastic and if you fully extend it, it may feel little too flexible and flimsy. It’s easy to extend and collapse, and you won’t have a problem with storing it in a small place. The head of the mop is flexible, and it can rotate 360 degrees. So, you can reach all that corners under the couch or table, and here helps the triangle head too.
O-Cedar EasyWring Microfiber Spin Mopuses microfiber pad. It can be used wet or dry. When you are using it wet, it’s good for tough stains and dirt, but when it’s used dry it is great for dusting, because dust sticks to microfiber. This mop is suitable for all floors, so you don’t have to worry about laminate in your living room, it will work just fine on it. Microfiber head can be removed and washed in the washing machine. This can be done many times, since the pads are not for several uses only.
The bucket has the built-in system for wringing. You activate it with the small pedal which is installed on the bucket. This is specially designed so that you don’t have to use your hands. It made mopping much easier. Depending on how you like to mop your floors, you can control how much water you will release by simply pedal it more if you want it to be drier. The only flaw, if you can call it that, is that the bucket doesn’t have the wheels, so you will have to carry it around the room. But if you are mopping tile floor it won’t be a problem even to pull it, because it won’t leave scratches.
2. 18’’ Professional Microfiber Mop
A minimalist traditional mop with lots of satisfied customers. Unlike the previous example, this mop comes with a bucket so you don’t have to purchase it separately.
It has thousands of positive customer reviews online which makes it one of the most popular traditional mops.
See 18” professional microfiber mop on Amazon or read full editor’s review bellow.
Update: based on our reader’s feedback, we’ve decided to increase ranking of this mop to #2 on our list!
Many users reported that this is the first mop they’ve used which doesn’t leave streaks and doesn’t skip dirty spots.
Well deserved #2 ranking!
For those that love simplicity, ease of use, and adjustability, there is no better mop than 18’’ Professional Microfiber Mop.
18’’ Professional Microfiber Mop is designed by cleaning professionals whose goal was to bring you something that will make cleaning quick, easy, and efficient.
This traditional mop comes with a bit higher price tag. However, you don’t have to buy bucket separately unlike the previous example. All you need for clean floors is included in the package.
The mop frame is made of heavy duty aluminum, and the handle is made of stainless steel. From the materials used to make this mop, you can easily deduct that Professional Microfiber Mop feels a bit heavier than regular plastic mops. It weighs around 4.50 pounds, but you should consider this as an advantage. Cleaning something sticky on your floor demands more pressure, and having a heavier mop can only make the task a lot easier. The stainless steel mop handle is adjustable up to six feet, so no matter how tall you are, you’ll use it with ease.
With 18’’ Professional Microfiber Mop, you can swiftly clean any type of floor, whether that may be hardwood, tile, concrete, laminate, or even stone. Included in the package are two Microfiber Wet Mop Pads, one Microfiber Dust Mop Pad, and two free Premium Microfiber Cloths. The Microfiber Dust Mop is amazing for collecting dirt, dust, pet hairs, and any type of larger debris. For a deeper floor cleaning, you should use Microfiber Wet Mop with only water, if you don’t like to use harsh chemicals.
The great thing about microfiber wet and dust mop pads is the fact that you don’t have to fiddle with them in order to properly attach them to the mop head, they are easily attached with Velcro fasteners. Just place the mops on the floor and press them down with the mop itself. Also, mop pads are machine washable, and you can use them hundreds of time. But, when you decide to get a replacement, you can order new Wet Mop Pads here, and Dust Mop Pads here.
Though the build of Professional Microfiber Mop is very sturdy, it does have a weak point, which is a hard plastic piece that connects the handle to the mop frame. There were few instances where that piece broke, but that’s easily prevented – don’t put your full force on the mop.
3. O-Cedar Microfiber Steam Mop with Extra Refill
O-Cedar Microfiber Steam Mop is proven to be the most effective in cleaning tile floors with grout (according to our extensive testing and research).
It has amazing value to cost ratio and it
deserves #1 spot on our list.
Update: we’ve started to see more and more of our readers reporting issues with this steam mop so we’ve decided to move its ranking down to #3. The most common reported issue is that the steam heating time drastically starts to increase after just ~3 months of light usage.
Our #1 ranked mop is O-Cedar EasyWring Microfiber Spin Mop, see our review here.
O-Cedar has a century-old history. The company has been around since the 1900s. Throughout the years, their goals were always innovation and effectiveness. O-Cedar was the first one to offer self-wringing mop and the first angle broom. Their signature tagline ‘O-Cedar Makes Your Life Easier’ is completely true because all their products are designed to get the job done quickly and efficiently.
O-Cedar Microfiber Steam Mop with Extra Refill is a perfect mop for those who want high-quality on a budget. It will work wonders on your floors, whether they’d be hardwood, laminate, tile or ceramic. However, you should carefully follow manufacturer’s instructions when cleaning expensive hardwood floors or you’ll end up ruining them. Nevertheless, O-Cedar Steam Mop has adjustable steam settings that will make cleaning all floors safe and easy, as long as you follow instructions.
In addition to cleaning floors, you can also use this mop to clean your carpets by just snapping on the carpet glider. Keep in mind that if you intend to deep-clean your carpet with O-Cedar Steam Mop, you won’t be able to do so; it’s meant to only freshen up your carpeting. The carpet glider is easily attached to the mop, but make sure to attach it all the way, or it will keep snapping off of the mop.
The microfiber pad features a unique weave that efficiently collects dirt, dust, grout and leaves your floors clean without using any chemicals. You’ll get two microfiber pads that are machine washable up to 25 times. When times come for a replacement, you can order your new pack of two here.
What we love about O-Cedar steam mop is its ability to produce steam in under a minute; to be exact, it needs only 20 seconds to heat up. Not only does it heats up quickly, but O-Cedar also produces steam that’s able to kill 99% bacteria on the floor, and that has been tested and proved on E. Coli bacterium (tested in the external laboratory by O-cedar team – source). According to research by Central Methodist university, steam cleaners are effective way for you to disinfect and clean floors.
This steam mop can take up to 400ml of water, and it comes with its own custom measuring cup. Unfortunately, there is no designated place to hang the cup on the mop, meaning that it gets easily misplaced.
O-Cedar Microfiber Steam Mop features a lightweight build, which means that there’s not that hard maneuvering it through your home. The triangle head allows for swift and easy cleaning, and it’s great for reaching corners and edges.
O-Cedar has truly delivered an amazing mop for a fair price. The only flaw is the lack of a removable tank. The built-in tank is completely fine until you have to clean it which is a cumbersome task. Luckily, you don’t have to clean it after each use.
4. O-Cedar Microfiber Cloth Mop
If you prefer traditional mops over steam mops, O-Cedar Microfiber cloth mop is the right choice for you.
Big benefit of this mop is it’s weight. The handle is light so you won’t have pain in the arms even after hours of mopping.
Its microfiber cloth is machine washable over 100 times.
See O-Cedar Microfiber Cloth Mop on Amazon or read full editor’s review bellow.
This is the traditional mop that is low maintenance, and if you don’t care what kind of mop you’ll use, this one will do the job. With a very reasonable price you get a mop head and handle, but you are going to have to buy a bucket separately. It is recommended to buy an O-Cedar Quick Wring Bucket because it fits perfectly with this mop, so that you won’t have spilled water or excess water all over the floor.
It has a microfiber cloth that is washable up to 100 times. If you have kids you’ll understand how important is to have a mop that is easy to take out, and use immediately. Because of the often usage you’ll need to wash it regularly. Microfibers are solid quality. It could happen for some to fall out, but, it won’t affect the quality of mopping. You’ll be able to mop without streaking.
It’s important to rinse and wring it after every use, because it could get rusty and the handle will certainly break. Customers reported that the handle is not so good quality if you leave the mop in the water for a long time. Regarding the mop head, it is replaceable, and it could be bought separately.
The handle is too short. Although on the site it says that it is possible to extend it, we couldn’t find the way to do it. It’s hard to mop if you have to spend a long time bent over. On the other hand, the handle is very light, so you won’t have pain in the arms after mopping.
After some time it could happen that the plastic head starts to scratch the floor during the mopping. This can be avoided by simply putting fibers under the plastic part of the head. You should be careful when you mop the laminate floor with this mop, because the scratches on the laminate floor cannot be masked.
5. Light ‘N’ Easy Multifunctional 5 in 1 Steam Mop
This is a multi functional mop you can use to clean furniture, carpets, mirrors, windows and pretty much any type of floors (tile, hardwood, vinyl, laminate etc.)
It has a high temperature steam which can kill 99.99% bacteria without harsh chemical products.
See Light ‘N’ Easy Multifunctional STeam Mop on Amazon read full editor’s review bellow.
If you value multi-functionality, convenience, and efficacy, you’re going to love Light ‘N’ Easy Steam Mop.
Light ‘N’ Easy has been around past 60 years, and even with that of a long history, they’ve managed to continuously bring us new and improved house cleaning tools that are designed to offer faster and easier cleaning solutions.
Light ‘N’ Easy Steam Mop is a multi-functional mop that can help you clean your whole house. Aside from cleaning your hardwood, laminate, stone, and tile floors, Light ‘N’ Easy can clean furniture, carpets, mirrors, and windows. All this is possible because this mop can be easily transformed into a handheld steamer. With the steamer in your hand, the possibilities are endless. And, with three adjustable steam levels, you can rest assured that none of your floorings will end up ruined, as long as you follow instructions.
Just so you know what you’re getting, the package includes one microfiber mop pad for cleaning floors, a jet steam nozzle that attaches to the removable reservoir, a handheld attachment, and a flexible hose to add the attachments.
The microfiber mop pads are machine washable, but when you decide to replace them, you can order them here. And those that would love to refresh their carpets with this mop, you can get a Carpet Glider Attachment for around $9.99.
The removable water tank can hold 340ml of water, which allows for 20-25 minutes of steaming when it’s adjusted to the lowest setting. With this steam mop, you don’t have to use distilled water; tap water is all you need. After you fill up the tank, and plug it in, Light ‘N’ Easy Steam Mop is ready to steam after 30 seconds.
Pro tip: High-temperature steam won’t only clean your floors, but also kill 99.9% bacteria without the use of harsh chemical products.
Light ‘N’ Easy is built to be sturdy, but easily maneuvered, so you don’t have to worry about it being too heavy for everyday use.
Light ‘N’ Easy Steam Mop offers a lot for a reasonable price. This mop is a great way to keep your home clean and sanitized. Also, you’re covered with one-year warranty, so it’s risk free to try it out.
6. Mopnado Stainless Steel Deluxe Rolling Spin Mop
If removing grout is a nightmare for you, this mop does really well in cleaning it. Especially on tile floors.
Unlike the previous example, it has a bucket with wheels so you don’t have to carry it around.
See Mopnado Deluxe Rolling Spin Mop on Amazon or read full editor’s review bellow.
This mop is so good that you will feel like cleaning tornado passed through your house, hence the Mopnado play of the words. But seriously, this spin mop is great. A little more expensive than O-Cedar model, but with the higher price some features are high quality. For example, the handle is made of stainless steel which makes it more durable and sturdy. Even the extra parts that serve to extend the handle are stainless steel.
The mop head is microfiber, and it is possible to wash it in the washing machine. The head itself is spinning so you can spin it in the water when you rinse it, not just in the dry bin. It also needs to be spun several times if you want it to be drier. So you are cleaning your floors with a cleaner mop. The downside could be the fact that head is not completely flexible, meaning it does not go 360 degrees. So, in some positions, it could be harder to move it across the floor.
The whole product is lightweight and easy to maneuver with. The bucket has the wheels so you can pull it and push it around without any pain or complications. The part of the bucket where the excess water is stored is also stainless steel. It has some flaws such as splash that the spinning mop head is making when you wring it.
This mop doesn’t leave streaks and is perfect for tile floors. It’s also very effective in removing grout. Its lime color has the best impact on the overall impression, and kids love it too. It even looks interesting to them, so maybe they will want to help you with cleaning.
The only thing that we saw as a flaw was that the plastic part of the head tends to scratch the floor if the fibers are not put in the right way. This can happen when you mop really fast, or if you lift it very often.
7. Shark Steam Pocket Mop (S3501)
We don’t recommend this mop for more serious cleaning. If you’re dealing with grout, this one is probably not for you.
Main benefit of this mop is its mobility. It’s perfect for quick cleaning. We recommend buying this mop if you already own a bigger mop.
See Shark Steam Pocket Mop on Amazon or full editor’s review bellow.
Of all Shark models, we chose this one simply because the price and quality ratio is the best you can find, at least for steam mops. Considering that you could be on a budget here, Shark has some solid models for a fair price.
Steam mops are using steam (heated water) to dissolve stains, grimes, and dust. The microfiber pads are washable. You get only one in the package, but it is usable on both sides. Meaning, when an A side of the pad gets dirty, you just flip it around and use the B side. Pad is rectangle so it can reach even the corners.
When you turn it on it takes about 30 seconds for the water to heat up. Then you start releasing steam by pushing the plastic part of the handle. It could happen that pushing mop on the tiles is hard. Depending on the structure of the tiles it could be difficult for microfiber pad to slide over the floor. But in most cases, this will not be the problem.
As we said earlier, size of the tank is very important, especially if you have a big surface to clean up. This mop has the second biggest water tank, and it could be really helpful knowing that you have to do everything manually. A bigger tank means less work with adding water. But, on the other hand, the steam cannot be turned off when you are moving furniture around, so you are wasting water and even a big tank that contains about 450 ml of water can be spent quickly. And you can’t simply turn it off because the water will get cold again. It is not necessary to use harsh chemicals to get the cleaner floor.
It weighs only 4.9 pounds, so it’s pretty lightweight. The handle is 51 inches tall, which is great because you will not have to bend to mop your floor. The handle sometimes tends to break, but it doesn’t happen that often if it’s not damaged during the delivery. It has the 20ft long cord that helps you move around freely, but frankly, it could be even longer.
It’s not that great with the grout too, because the steam does not get hot enough, and can’t dissolve the dirt from the rough surface such as connections between the tiles.
8. Bissell 1940 PowerFresh Steam Mop Hard Floor Steam Cleaner
Bissell 1940 is the best steam mop for hardwood floors and deep cleaning of tile floor grout.
It has a smart 3-level steam settings where low setting is good for minor strains and high for deep cleaning of the tiles & grout.
Be careful when using the high steam program because it can get very hot.
See Bissell 1940 on Amazon or full editor’s review bellow.
Bissel1940 is one of the best steam cleaners. First, the price is great considering the product you’ll get. If you have pets and kids, you will appreciate all the features that Bissel1940 PowerFreshoffers.
The water tank of this mop is placed on the top of the mop, so it’s easier to refill it. It looks smooth, and you will not notice it on the top. On the middle part of the Bissel is the smart set digital steam controller. It has three controls. The low setting is for some minor stains or “accidents.” Medium and high settings are for deep cleaning of the tiles.
Microfiber pad has a built-in easy scrubber and is perfect for making your tiles shiny and pretty. The pads are machine washable and they last longer than the regular pads. If you want your floors to smell greatBissel 1940 comes with two Spring Breeze fragrance discs. It is great that you have this possibility because you shouldn’t put any chemicals in the water tank. Unfortunately, this model doesn’t have a water filter so the water you put inside the tank should be distilled or filtered.
Be careful when using the High steam program. It can be very hot and very wet in a short time. The steamer starts to release the steam, and if you hold your foot too close you can burn it. So once again, be careful, the tile floors can become slippery because of the excess water. It will dry off eventually, but you’ll have to be careful until you get to know the Bissel better.
The cord is long enough to walk around your house and clean every room you want. It has 23ft and is perfect for big kitchens. Paired with a big water tank, your cleaning will be a delight. The handle can’t stand on its own, so you should leave it leaned on the counter or the wall.
It is recommended to take off microfiber pads after use. The pads cannot dry on its own so it could happen that your utility storage gets wet, and it’s not a big problem if you have a tile floor in there. But if it’s laminate or hardwood floor, it can be a big mess.
Pro tip: see Bissel’s official website for more information on their cleaning products.
9. Hoover FloorMate Deluxe Hard Floor Cleaner, FH40160PC
If you want to raise your cleaning game on a new level, Hoover FloorMate Deluxe is a right thing for you. It enables you to vacuum, clean, scrub, and mop all in once. If you want your house to look like those in commercials this item is the right choice for you.
Hoover FloorMate has the SpinScrub brushes system which allows it to be more efficient when getting rid of all that dirt. This system is scrubbing your tiles gently, and does not leave scratches on them. It’s also very good on sealed wood and vinyl. It is completely automatic; you just have to push it around your kitchen.
The Dry/Wet system is great if you don’t like any water to stay on your tiles. While your brushes scrub tiles, at the same time they are suctioning the excess water. Dry mode stops the brushes and suction up all the excess water that has left after brushing.
This mop has two water tanks, and it’s the most important feature. One tank holds the clean water which is heated and used to clean floors, and the other is dirty water which has been suctioned through the brushes. The tanks are easy to remove, maybe the only flaw with them is that they don’t have a flat bottom so you can’t leave him standing in the sink and filling with water while you are doing something else. And the handle won’t stand on its own when the tanks are full.
If you think that some stains are impossible to remove, at least not without getting on your knees and scrubbing it with your hands, there is a Clean Boost Control system. It allows you to apply even more detergent if you think that it’s needed.
The FloorMate has the 20ft long cord so there is enough of it to walk wherever you want. But maybe the weight of the machine will be the problem. With 14 pounds it’s not the heaviest model that exists, but it could happen that you get tired after some time of mopping.
On the other hand, this model is easy to put together and get apart when it needs cleaning.
Pro tip: Hoover has recorded a great video showing you how to use FloorMate Deluxe mop, check it out here.
10. Bissell 1132A Symphony All-in-One Vacuum and Steam Mop
If you’re looking for 2 in 1 steam mop and vacuum cleaner, Bissell 1132A Symphony is right for you. It has more than thousand online reviews but rating is slightly lower because it’s a heavy & pricy mop.
We’re not fans of mixing vacuuming and mop so we don’t recommend this mop.
See Bissell 1132A mop on Amazon full editor’s review bellow.
The best product there is if you want an all-in-one technology (vacuum clearner & steam mop 2 in 1). Vacuum cleaner sucks in all the larger particles, and the steam mop sanitizes your floor, to the moment it gets squeaky clean. The best part is that you don’t have to buy two products for the same job, with the Bissel Symphony you get all in one. The amount of time that it saves for you is tremendous.
Scrubbing is pretty hard because it has to be done with a lot of pushing and rubbing. But Bissel gives you four microfiber pads for this job. The two of them are for scrubbing, and the other two are soft, for cleaner and smoother look of your floors. All of them are washable in the washing machine. If you have a larger room, you’ll have to rinse the padstwo or three times during the steam mopping.
If you have a back pain, the great thing is that this model has an adjustable handle. The controls for a steam and vacuum cleaner are positioned high on the handle so that it’s easier to turn it on or off. Bissell Symphony has two options for steam control: high and low.
Although it says that vacuuming and cleaning with steam is possible at the same time, we wouldn’t recommend it. The vacuum cleaner works great when you are only vacuuming. But as soon as you turn on steamer the strength of the suctioning weakens and it will just do the poor job with vacuuming. So it’s better to vacuum first and then later steam clean the floor. If you are afraid of leaving your floors wet, do it partially. For example, when you mop a third of the kitchen floor, turn on the vacuum and dry the excess water.
Bissel claims that this product completely sanitizes your floors if used properly. So be sure to read the instruction manual, and do as it says for the best results of your cleaning.
For a longer use, we recommend that you use filtered or distilled water. If you are using tap water, it can build up calcium deposits on the inner parts which can lead to suffocating the machine.
This model can be used on the carpets too, but it’s not made for that kind of cleaning. Don’t force it, just vacuum and freshen up with a steamer. But certainly, don’t try to vacuum and steam mop at the same time.
Bissel Symphony is an expensive item, and for that price you would expect it to work by itself, making your house look like heaven. But the sad truth is that you have to clean the vacuum itself regularly, to clean the filters, and wash the water tank because of the dust and really small particles that can clog the whole system.
Frequently Asked Questions
Cleaning grout requires a high temperature steam mop. We highly recommend Bissell 1940 for cleaning grout.
Most of mop pads are washable in the washing machine.
There are traditional mops, spin mops, steam mop and the scrub mops. Learn more about their differences before you buy one.
The best mop for cleaning ceramic tile floors are steam mops. They are more effective than standard mops because they produce heat which kills 99% of bacteria and makes flooring more effective overall.
Isn’t it disappointing when you spend time on mopping your tile, ceramic or vinyl floor only to have them look clean but feel sticky when you’re done?
You may be making some unintentional mistakes when cleaning your tile floors. Luckily, there are some steps you can take to prevent sticky tile floors:
1 – Make sure your mop is washed & clean before you begin your moping. This step is going to save a lot of your time in the long term.
2 – You don’t just rinse soap from your hands with more soap, so don’t expect to see tack-free floors with soapy & dirty wash water. After you’re done with cleaning, make sure to quickly go with another round of moping with clear water.
Pro tip – Fill your bucket with hot water and dump in about 1/3 cup vinegar per gallon of water. You’ll be amazed with the results.
When you’re finished cleaning your tile floor, make sure to wait between 30 minutes and 1 hour before stepping on it.
Pro tip – Open up doors and windows in your room. Fresh air can speed up the drying process.
We buy and test all of the product we review on Best Products Pro. We’ve bought & tested 10 best selling mops from various categories and price ranges.
Our mission is to simplify your buying decision by removing vendor marketing from your decision process. We never accept free items or accept fees for including certain products and we never will.
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How to Choose the Best Mop For Your Tiles – Buyer’s Guide
If you want to have the best experience with your mopping, there are few things that you should consider. Especially if you are buying a mop for tile floors, meaning you will use it almost every day, and you will want it to last you a long time.
1. Microfiber or cotton pads/cloths
Microfiber cloths or pads are in this case much better. Dirt and dust stick to it, and won’t fall off no matter how long you mop around. Cotton pads are, on the other hand, easier to maintain, meaning you can wash it in the washing machine all you want. Often, the manufacturer puts a recommended number of washings before you should buy a new one. Microfiber pads or cloths are washable too, but much less than the cotton pads. Cotton cloths are more frequently used on traditional mops. But in the past few years, they are rarely used on any kind of mops.
2. Dry or wet pads
These kinds of mops are similar to traditional mops, but instead of cloths they have disposable pads. Often they come with both kinds of pads. First, you will mop the floor with the dry pad which is great for grout and stains, and then you will use the wet pads which will break down dust, dirt, and the liquids.
3. Mop head
If you don’t care what kind of mop you will use as long as it does its job, the traditional mop is your choice for sure. The traditional mops are the most affordable version, and will do what it needs to do. When buying a traditional mop the only thing that you should look for is a mop head. Many of them are low quality, and being wet all the time can cause them to rust, and break after some time. Also, it’s important to have an easy put-on system, because you will not want to be bothered with complications such as mop head.
This feature is especially important when it comes to electric steam mops. With water tank, little motor, steamer etc., these mop can be very heavy, and after some time of pushing it aroundyou will get tired. Even more crucial feature is the height of the mop.
You won’t be very happy if you realize that you bought short mop that doesn’t have an option for adjusting the height. After cleaning all day, your back will hurt, and in one moment you will probably start to feel too tired for mopping around, even if you’re using an electric steam mop. Many mops, traditional and steam, have an adjustable handle, but anyway you should read the product description and measure your height.
5. Water tank size
If you are buying a steam mop you should definitely consider water tank size. Depending on how big it is you will have to refill it more often. If you have a big surface to clean then the big tank is recommended, because refilling takes time considering that you have to take the tank off, fill it with water and put it back on. Not every tank has an easy put-on system and managing to put it on can be a real pain in the back.
Of course, the most important feature is the price. It can range from 15 to 30 bucks (for a traditional mop), and up to 180$ for a steam mop. There are more reasonable prices in between, but you should try to find the best ratio between price and quality. Bear in mind that the higher price does not always mean the better quality. So, do your research and try to take into account that this is long term investment.
What Types of Mops Exist?
Depending on the surface there are best mops for tile floors, for laminate, for vinyl and, of course, for hardwood floors. Each one of them has its benefits and flaws, but if you want durability and longevity, tile floors are the best. Especially in the kitchen and bathrooms where moisture is always present, and there is a high possibility of spilling something that is hard to clean up.
Mops for tiles are specially designed for easier use, because both of these rooms need to be very clean. In the bathroom, we maintain our personal hygiene, and in the kitchen, we make and eat food. Therefore you will probably clean them every day, and you will need a mop that is strong enough to endure everyday cleaning.
There are four kinds of mops for tile floors that are more or less affordable for house cleaning.
1. The traditional mop is the one with the round head and this mop is generally easy to maintain. It consists only of microfiber head and the handle. The bucket for water is sold separately almost always.This is the simplest mop you can find. Learning to use it takes only one mopping and it’s the cheapest version. This is the most manual version of mops.
2. The spin mop is almost the same but with the head that is automatically spun and, therefore, you don’t have to press and pull and twist to get rid of the excess water. Some versions of this mop have the spinning head. And some of them have to be lightly held because the whole handle spins when you press the pedal. It comes with the bucket, which has the pedal that rotates the pad (or the whole mop).
3. Steam mop, as the name says for itself, uses steam for cleaning, and is specialized for killing germs with heat. Some of the better models are designed so that you can use it right after turning it on, and others need some time (about 30 seconds) to produce the steam. Also, the thing that differentiatesthe steam mops is the fact that they are using electricity to move around and spread steam, or if everything that is done, is done manually.
4. The scrub mop is the one that moms love to use on hard stains left on the kitchen floor by their kids. This mop uses scrub brushes that removes even the most stubborn stains. Steam, in combination with detergent, is released and the brushes do the rest of the work.
Mops are items for everyday use. You need one in your house especially if you have tile floors. Simply vacuuming tiles won’t do the job, and dirt will stick around. Grout is really hard to clean, and unless you go all hands and knees, it won’t be done the right way. That’s why there are steam mops that do the God’s work with it.
No matter how often you clean your house, having a good mop in your utility storage is always a good idea. It comes handy when kids or pets come from the outside and make a mess in maybe 30 seconds. And that’s exactly how much time it will take for you to mop it behind them.
Don’t hesitate and buy a good mop today! Happy cleaning!
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