6 best floor mops for cleaning hard floors

Want shiny, clean floors without breaking into a sweat? Use one of these mops – they're the best of the bunch for hard floors

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When it comes to cleaning and maintaining hard floors, mops are the go-to piece of equipment. However, different models were designed to serve slightly different purposes and cater to varying budgets and requirements. Have a read of our guide to the best mops for hardwood flooring to ensure you've picked the best option for your home.

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Which floor mop material?

When you’re looking for the best floor mops, you should also look out for the material of the mop head. 

The most popular choice is microfibre, as its soft, hygienic and fast drying. 

Some mop heads are slightly abrasive and are made from stainless steel, plastic and microfibre. While these are excellent at removing stains and embedded dirt, they shouldn’t be used on limestone or marble as they’re too abrasive. 

Sponge is also a good choice for a budget option, and is okay for flat untextured flooring. 

To help you look after your floor properly, we’ve created a list of the best floor mops. From dust mops to spray mops, we'll have your floors gleaming in no time.

1. Vileda Easy Wring and Clean Turbo Microfibre Mop and Bucket Set

A mop and bucket set that doesn’t flood your kitchen floor

Specifications
Best for: Corners
Mop head: Microfibre
Extra features: Bucket
Reasons to buy
+Triangular-shaped head+Easy to wring out
Reasons to avoid
-A little flimsy 

Inexpensive and convenient, this mop and bucket combo is perfect for getting any mopping job done. The bucket comes with a spout which makes it easier to empty, and the foot pedal aims to make it super easy to dry the mop out once you’re finished so mess is minimised.

Users love this mop for its simplicity and reliability. A triangular shaped, microfibre head is designed to make it easier to reach corners and pick up 20 per cent more dirt than a standard cotton mop head. The head is also easily machine washable or you can purchase an additional mop head whenever you require it.  

2. Vorfreude Floor Spray Mop

A reusable mop with a lifetime guarantee

Specifications
Best for: Longevity
Mop head: Microfibre Spray mop
Extra features: Cold steam clean
Reasons to buy
+Use wet or dry+Reusable
Reasons to avoid
-A little too soggy 

This mop is designed to provide a cold steam clean for your floors with its spray head which can be used with plain water or a cleaning solution, or dry as a floor duster.

The microfiber pad aims to pick up dirt dust and hair in one easy motion, and the pad is reusable time and time again. Users love that this mop doesn’t require a bucket; however you need to control the sprays to ensure the floor does not get too wet, as this can leave the floor smeary. If you don’t get on with traditional mops, this is a great space and time saver for the home.  

Libman Freedom Dust Mop

3. Libman Freedom Dust Mop

A large dry mop which is great for picking up dust and debris

Specifications
Best for: Dry mop
Mop head: Microfiber & Nylon
Extra features: Comb
Reasons to buy
+Reusable up to 100 times+Comb reaches dust in tricky areas
Reasons to avoid
-Not for wet cleaning 

Mops don't always require a bucket of soapy water.If you’ve got pets that leave their hair everywhere, then this dust mop is a great way to quickly and easily pick up all those hairs. This mop is for dry use only, but is especially good if you have a large surface area that often needs cleaning. Users love how easy this mop is to use and clean, and the detachable comb allows you to get to those hard-to-reach areas that end up getting very dusty.

4. Bona Wood Floor Spray Mop Kit

A refillable spray mop to keep wooden floors shiny

Specifications
Best for: Wooden floors
Mop head: Microfibre pad
Extra features: Floor cleaner cartridges
Reasons to buy
+360 degree swivel head+Reusable 
Reasons to avoid
-Only takes Bona cartridges 

This floor mop is specifically designed to clean your hardwood, laminate or other wooden flooring with care. The pad emits a solution that is pH neutral, non-streaky and non-dulling, to ensure your floors stay looking as good as new even after a deep clean.

This mop is easy to use with a trigger to spray the solution on the area that needs cleaning. If you have tile floors, this mop can also be purchased with the special tile and ceramic solution cartridges, the only downside is these can add up when you need to replace them later down the line.  Customers say it is great value for money because it makes such a mundane chore completely stress-free.  

5. Leifheit Clean and Away Dusting Mop

A basic dry mop for those quick clean ups

Specifications
Best for: Quick clean ups
Mop head: Disposable cloths
Extra features: n/a
Reasons to buy
+Disposable cloths+Swivel handle
Reasons to avoid
-Not very economical  

This basic dry mop works with disposable cloths which act as a magnet to pick up lingering dust, dirt and debris with ease. It’s ideal for quick tidy ups in between cleans, and for better results customers recommend purchasing microfibre cloths rather than the standard ones. These can also be used damp for a more effective clean on some more stubborn bits of dirt.  

6. Vileda Magic Mop 3Action

A quick fix for accidental spillages

Specifications
Best for: Absorption
Mop head: Sponge
Extra features: n/a
Reasons to buy
+Comes with spare head+Tear resistant foam
Reasons to avoid
-Small  

Mopping up spillages doesn’t have to be so daunting with this easy-to-handle sponge mop. This highly absorbent mop is ideal for tiled floors and features 3D flocked material in order to maximise particle pickup and remove any stubborn dirt. The sponge can easily be wrung out and the heads are interchangeable as and when you need to replace them. Customers love this mop for its efficiency and value for money. They say that with the spare mop head it has lasted them a very long time before a replacement is required. The size of this mop also makes it ideal for smaller homes as it is easy to store away.  

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