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How to Choose the Perfect Bucket and Mop for Your Floors

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Houses rarely have uniform flooring throughout, and it’s important to clean every floor surface in its appropriate way. Hardwood, bamboo, laminate, linoleum, and tile floors all require low moisture for their longevity.

That said, each prefers a different cleaning solution. Traditional string mops and buckets don’t allow for the moisture control that most floors require. Many people resort to using dust mops with disposable pads for each room, but this technique will just move the dirt around on your floor.

No matter what type of floors you have, a well-made spin bucket and mop are the best way to clean! Spin mops offer much more control over the moisture level of your mop and the cleanliness of your floors, because the wringer inside spins and squeezes all the dirty water out.

Sadly, we have had bad luck with most of the spin mops we’ve tried! Either the flimsy plastic wringer breaks, or the mop handle is poorly made and needs to be constantly replaced. We were so frustrated by constantly replacing the cheap spin mops we found at the store that we took matters into our own hands and created our own!

We are obviously big fans of our Spin Right Mop, and we believe you will be too! We’ll explain the best method of mopping for each type of flooring, and why the Spin Right Mop is the best wet mop for hardwood floors, laminate, linoleum, or tile.

Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors are famously particular! The best way to protect your hardwood floors when mopping is to carefully monitor the wetness of your mop. All wooden floor surfaces, from bamboo to maple to oak, are very sensitive to standing water.

As we mentioned earlier, dust mops with either disposable or washable pads are very ineffective. Although they’re incredibly efficient, they spread just as much dirt as they pick up. Further, there is little to no moisture control possible! This should be enough reason for you to avoid them for hardwood.

So what is the best mop for hardwood floors? A spin mop, of course! With a spin mop, you’ll be able to rinse all the dirt and grime from your mop as frequently as necessary. You’ll also be able to wring almost all of the water from your mop, keeping your floors safe and dry.

Round purple mop on tile floor.

Laminate and Linoleum Floors

Laminate can be even more difficult to maintain than hardwood, because they cannot be refinished. To keep your laminate flooring fresh, wipe spills immediately and mop with a damp mop only on occasion.

Can you guess what type of mop we recommend for laminate? The best mop and bucket for laminate floors, of course, is a spin mop! Laminate requires extreme moisture control, so it’s incredibly important to drain your mop and keep your floors dry.

Linoleum, on the other hand, is okay with moisture. We still recommend a spin mop, however, because you can’t get the cleanest floors without one.

Tile Floors

While tile isn’t overly sensitive to water, an unclean mop can make the tiles look cloudy. Be sure to rinse your mop frequently when mopping tile! The best way to do this is with a spin mop, because the centrifugal force from spinning your mop will clean your mop head thoroughly. In our opinion, the best mop and bucket for tile floors is a spin mop.

The Spin Right Mop and Bucket System

We firmly believe that a spin mop is the most versatile and effective way to clean any type of flooring in your home—with just a few caveats.

Most of the spin mops on the market are pure plastic, meant to be repurchased multiple times. They include flimsy plastic wringers, and their buckets only spin on the wringer side. If you are taller than average or have any sort of chronic pain, their handles (51” on average) will force you to bend uncomfortably.

This is what sets our Spin Right Mop system apart:

  • A bucket that spins on both sides, not just the wringer, for the ultimate clean floor.
  • A stainless steel wringer, so that you can say goodbye to flimsy, breakable plastic and truly drain your mop!
  • A taller (61”), thicker mop handle, for comfort and longevity.

The Spin Right Mop is the best mop and bucket for hardwood floors, laminate, linoleum, or tile! Purchase yours today.