Best Steam Mop and Spray Mop for Your Floors

Woman cleaning a kitchen floor with a spray mop. Photo Cred: Rubbermaid Products on Flickr.
Mopping the floor isn’t what it used to be! The days of getting a bucket, filling it with water and cleaning solution, and dumping in a mop in it have certainly changed. We now have some high quality alternatives! There are two alternative mops that stand out: Steam Mops and Spray Mops. In this blog post we’ll tell you what are the best qualities to look for in both.

A steam mop has much better ease of use than a traditional mop. No need to ring the mop out or carry around a large pail of “mop water.” The best steam mops will sanitize your hard surface floors without harsh chemicals while killing bacteria, mold and viruses. As opposed to using harsh chemicals, steam mops heat water to sanitize flooring. The heated water loosens debris found on your floor and a microfiber pad attached to the steam mop picks up the debris. For those that are sensitive to chemicals, a steam mop makes for the perfect alternative! Here are a few features to look for:

Multi-purpose steam mops do more than just steam mopping. The best steam mops have a vacuuming component that allows you to pick up debris before you mop. Other steam mops may also allow for dry debris clean-up with the micropad itself. This eliminates the need to sweep prior to mopping.

Extended Cords allows you to clean more of your floor without having to unplug and re-plug the mop in elsewhere.

Flexible Cleaners allow you to reach “hard-to-reach” spots. The best steam mops fold flat (to fit under tables and couches) or feature a telescoping handle.

Spray Mops Are the Ultimate in Ease of Use

A spray mop is one of the easiest floor cleaning tools to use and is also more convenient than a traditional mop. Spray mops dispenses liquid from a built-in detergent dispenser and like steam mops, use microfiber pads to wipe up debris from hard surface flooring. These mops (unlike steam mops) take batteries.

According to Consumer Search, the Swiffer WetJet is a mop that’s best suited just for wet mopping to clean daily dirt from your hard floor; it does not absorb liquid spills and doesn’t pick up “chunks,” but those who use it just for wet mopping their floors are extremely pleased with its performance

Furthermore, Consumer Search claims those who would like the convenience of the Swiffer WetJet without having to deal with the ongoing costs or the environmental impact, would also like the Rubbermaid Reveal Spray Mop. Although the initial cost is higher than the Swiffer, the pads are washable and reusable, and the included cleaning solution bottle allows for you to choose the cleaning solution of your choice — either store bought or homemade. The kit includes two bottles and three pads, which makes it a very good value as well.

Still need help cleaning your floors? Let the cleaning experts at Molly Maid help you! Contact your local Molly Maid for a free, affordable quote today!