There is a lot of debate surrounding the best-wet mop for hardwood floors. Some people swear by using a microfiber cloth, while others say that a traditional mop with water and soap is the only way to go.
I’ve tried both methods, and I have to say that I prefer the traditional approach. The key is to make sure you wring out the mop well so it’s not dripping wet, and then use short strokes to clean the floor. Be careful not to let the mop sit in one spot for too long, or you’ll end up with streaks. Of course, everyone has their own method of doing things, so you should experiment until you find what works best for you.
Our Top Picks
Here is a list of some best-wet mops for hardwood floors
- Mr.Siga Professional Microfiber Mop
- Swiffer Sweeper 2-in-1 Sweeping
- Bissell Spinwave Powered Hardwood Floor Mop
- Bona Hardwood Floor Premium Spray Mop
- Bissell Power Fresh Steam Mop
1. Mr.Siga Professional Microfiber Mop
Mr. Siga may not have been a recognizable brand at first, but we were pleasantly surprised by how well its Professional Microfiber Mop performed during our tests. Its telescoping handle and very wide mophead made it great for reaching under furniture and cleaning large floors quickly and with fewer swipes.
- Comes with a few microfiber mopheads.
- A telescoping handle is good for smaller spaces.
- Similar options have a similar price point.
- Reaches into tight spaces easily.
- It’s not possible to leave the mop excessively wet.
|Type of mop||Flat|
|Reusable or disposable mophead||Reusable|
|Type of cleaner needed||Water or user’s choice|
|Color||Blue – Mop|
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||59.45 x 5.12 x 16.54 inches|
|Surface Recommendation||Floor, Tile|
|Item Weight||1.28 Kilograms|
2. Swiffer Sweeper 2-in-1 Sweeping
If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to clean your floors, Swiffer’s disposable mop cloth kit may be the best solution. This inexpensive and lightweight system comes with everything you need to get your floors clean fast: the mop itself, four dry heavy-duty refills, three wet heavy-duty refills, 10 dry sweeping cloths, and two wet mopping pads. For the most part, we were impressed by this complete floor cleaning system. Swiffer’s 360-degree swivel action made hard-to-reach places easier to access while its easy-grip handle kept the unit from slipping away.
- It’s easy to store and it’s light.
- ideal for homes with small spaces
- Fresh pads are used
- No need to clean old pads.
- Dust and debris are captured by dry pads.
- Replacement pads are expensive.
- It can bend from heavy use.
- Some people don’t like the scent of wet pads.
|Special Feature||Lightweight, Compact|
3. Bissell Spinwave Powered Hardwood Floor Mop
This Bissell electric corded model uses two rotating mop pads to clean up dust and dirt with little effort from users. Its long 22-foot cord allows it to reach the corners of large rooms easily. The machine washable soft-touch and scrub pads are a nice touch. A cleaning solution is provided in a 28-ounce tank that can be sprayed on demand at the touch of a button. Also included are samples of hardwood cleaners from Bissell’s own brand, which mix with water for use in mopping.
- The powerful cleaner cleans spills.
- Large areas have a long power cord.
- It’s suitable for tile, hardwood, vinyl, and linoleum.
- It’s easy to use the spray button.
- The floor can leave streaks.
- Poor performance on dried mud.
|Color||Violet, Green, Silver|
|Model Name||SpinWave® Cordless PET Hard Floor Spin Mop|
|cleaner needed||Water with Bissell’s hardwood cleaner|
4. Bona Hardwood Floor Premium Spray Mop
This point-and-spray microfiber floor mop is perfect for busy families with dirty hardwood floors. The prefilled cleaner from Bona is a well-known brand in wood care, and the wide mophead makes cleaning quick and easy. This manual model does not require any batteries or cords, making it lightweight and maneuverable for easy mopping. The microfiber cleaning pad performed surprisingly well when dry, quickly gathering dust and pet hair.
- No electricity is required
- Can be used in many places.
- washable pads
- easy to use and fill
- It can be tiring to spray.
- Bona cleaner is pricey.
|Handle Material||Wood, Rubber|
|Included Components||Microfiber Cleaning Pad, etc|
|cleaner needed||Bona brand hardwood cleaner|
5. Bissell Power Fresh Steam Mop
If you’re looking for a cleaning solution that doesn’t require any harmful chemicals and eliminates 99.9% of germs and bacteria, then steam mopping is the answer. The Bissell Power Fresh model is recommended for hard, sealed floors, has three different steam settings so that you can customize according to your needs, plus swivel steering in order to reach those pesky tight spaces. It’s also safe for sealed hardwood and other flooring surfaces; comes with one microfiber soft pad, scrubby pad, two fragrance discs; and even a carpet glider!
- The steam cleaner removes all the germs.
- 3 steam settings
- Excellent for cleaning tile.
- Lightweight and easy to use
- Great for long-term use.
- Pricier compared to other options.
- Power cords can be tiring.
|Surface Recommendation||Tile, Floor|
|Model Name||BISSELL PowerFresh Steam Mop|
|Included Components||Crevice tool, Brush|
How to Choose the Mop That Will Best Suit Your Wood Floors
While considering a wood floor mop, review how easy it is to use if cleansers are included, and the overall cost. Also, contemplate the size of space that would need to be mopped.
- Mop Head
- Corded vs. Cordless
- Cleaning Solution
- Handle Length
The Bottom Line
The best mop for hardwood floors is the one that makes your job easier and cleans better. Bona Premium Microfiber Floor Mop does just that- it’s the best-wet mop for hardwood floors because it easily gets all of the dirt out without damaging delicate wood.
Q. Is mopping a good way to clean hardwood floors?
Ans: If you want to keep your hardwood floors in pristine condition, mopping is essential. However, using the wrong cleaning products can do more harm than good. For best results, use a damp mop instead of a wet one; otherwise, water or cleaning solution might seep into cracks and cause the wood to warp.
Q. What is the most effective way to mop a floor?
Ans: To clean your floor, start by removing any dust or debris that might be on it by sweeping, vacuuming, or dry-mopping. If there are any tough dirt stains or marks, use a cleaner designed for the specific type of flooring you have. When adding the cleaning solution to your mop bucket or bottle, remember that less is more – follow the manufacturer’s directions! To clean your floor the right way, follow these steps:
-Dip a string or sponge mop in cleaning fluid.
-Squeeze the cloth until it’s damp, but not dripping.
-Swab with the damp mop, using plain water to do a final rinse if you desire.
When mopping hardwood floors, begin by working in a far corner of the room and moving in the direction of the grain; on laminate or tile, start anywhere since those floors don’t have grains. Finish up atthe door. When you’re done, for now, rinse off your mop and let it air dry (or wash any reusable pads).