If you’re not convinced microfiber mops are the best tool for cleaning laminate floors read on for the 10 advantages that might change your mind.
I have a laminate floor at home and also one in my old office. I’ve used string mops and sponge mops in the past but switching to a microfiber mop has cut my cleaning time by more than half.
Before I used to broom sweep first then use a sponge mop to deal with the wet mopping. My Beijing apartment gets full of dust very quickly, mostly because of the pollution in the air that leaves behind a horrible thick brown dust on the floor next to the windows. It is a nightmare to deal with and I found a sponge mop would always leave behind streaky marks when I wet mopped after sweeping.
It would take me ages to clean just 75 square meters and I had to walk back and forth, rinsing and repeating the same areas over again to finally get rid of any loose dirt or streaky marks.
Since changing to a microfiber mop I’ve never looked back! Here are the 10 advantages of microfiber mops for cleaning laminate floors:
#1 Microfiber mops are more versatile
They can be used for both dry dusting and wet mopping. You can use the same microfiber pad for the whole process. After you’ve dry mopped your laminate floor you can simply un-attach the mop pad, rinse in warm water and re-attach for the wet mopping part.
#2 Eco-friendly reusable pads
Microfiber mop pads are super eco-friendly because they can be reused multiple times. There’s no need to throw them away like Swiffer mop wipes. Instead, once your microfiber pad gets really filthy all you need to do is bung it in a washing machine cycle and it will be good as new.
#3 Great at picking up dog hair and dust
Microfibers attract dust like a powerful magnet which makes them the perfect instrument for collecting dog hair tumbleweeds and dust bunnies by the dozen. You won’t need to go over one area multiple times as you would with a broom.
#4 No streaks or dirt left behind
Unlike a string mop or sponge mop, microfiber mops don’t leave behind horrible streaks of dirt. They collect everything that gets in their path meaning you don’t have to go over the same area multiple times to get it clean.
#5 Swivel head for amazing manoeuvrability
The swivel head makes it easy to turn corners and weave around objects effortlessly. It’s also easy to get under tables and chairs.
#6 Wide mop head covers larger areas
Microfiber mops have fantastic wide mop heads. Combine the width of the mop head with the swivel feature and you can more floor space and spend less time on cleaning.
#7 Less back work
Microfiber mops are feather light and cut through gunk with hardly any pushing down or scrubbing needed. You won’t feel nearly as tired as you would after mopping with a string mop because there’s really no need to put your back into it.
#8 No need for bucket of water
Microfiber mops require hardly any water whatsoever, in fact, you’ll probably find you only need to rinse your mop pad once for every room. You can do this in the sink so there’s no need to drag around a heavy bucket of water for constant rinsing.
#9 Best for laminate floors
Microfiber mops are the safest option for cleaning laminate floors because they require hardly any water. Too much water is bad for laminate flooring because if it corrupts the core-board it’ll warp the floor. This makes microfiber mops a far safer choice than soggy string mops that use a lot of water.
#10 Value for money
When it comes to saving money microfiber mops blow any other options out of the water. You needn’t keep replacing sponge pads or mop heads because the microfiber pads are reusable, you needn’t spend money on branded cleaners because homemade cleaner works just as good and you’ll end up spending less on your water bills.