Not to make rocket science out of it, but there are actually several factors that you should consider when buying your kitchen mop. The most important being
This is probably the most important aspect to consider when buying a kitchen mop, I find. Wood and ceramic floors are obviously quite different in every structural sense, hence the cleaning process is different as well. I will go through some of the most commonly used floor types in kitchens and recommend an appropriate mop type for it.
1. Hardwood floor –
Although not the most popular type in this year’s trend, still probably the most common type worldwide. The reason why this flooring type is getting replaced is its complex cleaning. The surface is easily scratched and too much water can seriously damage the wood. In order to avoid such issues, it is recommended to use mops with microfiber pad featured with steam or spray
possibilities. Steaming will not scratch the surface and water retention is reduced to a minimum, while spray included mops work with less water and can dry the wood as well.
2. Ceramic/porcelain tiles –
In contrast to the pure wood, these stone-cold tiles require a bit different methods. This type of floor is much easier to clean since it won’t absorb the water, but the problem of tile spacing should be addressed. So, I would recommend kitchen mops with microfiber pads
as they can easily clean the uneven surface these floors have. Traditional cleaning, while not as glamorous, is still the most effective one here.
3. Engineered flooring –
Laminate, vinyl, and engineered wood. There is a reason why these types of floors are becoming ever so popular, and the reason is – practicality. Since these floors are specifically made for (mostly) kitchen purposes, it is no wonder why they are so good. Easy to clean, easy to set up, a bit warmer than hardwood and a variety of designs to match the rest of your kitchen. But they have 2 problems – they get dirty almost instantaneously and, similarly to hardwood, are somewhat fragile. If you have this kind of floor, I would suggest some light kitchen mop with soft material
. It will take time to clean it, but the effect will be satisfying.
|Ceramic & Porcelain Tile Floor
||BISSELL PowerFresh Steam Mop & Bona Premium Mop
||Microfiber Wholesale & Rubbermaid Reveal Mop
|Vinyl/ Resilient Floor
||Turbo Microfiber & Microfiber Wholesale Mop
||Rubbermaid Reveal Spray Mop
||Bona Stone Premium Spray Mop