How To Use A Microfiber Mop To Clean Your Floors

How To Use A Microfiber Mop To Clean Your Floors

It doesn’t matter if you’re cleaning pet hair, dust bunnies, or crumbs your children left behind after they raided the cookie jar, a microfiber mop is the perfect magnet to attract these bits of debris. The tiny fibers (made from polyester and nylon) on the pads have a positive charge, thus causing the negatively charged dust and debris cling to the pad.

With a traditional cotton string mop or those ancient sponge mops, they are just going to push the dirt around the floor. The microfiber will pick up even the smallest bits of debris. The best part is these mop heads are washable so you can use the same mop head over and over, making them a great option for those who are environmentally conscious.

Using Microfiber Mop On Laminate Floor

In this guide, we’ll walk you through how to use a microfiber mop to clean your floor.

What Floors Can I Use A Microfiber Mop?

A microfiber mop is perfect to use on hardwood flooring, laminate flooring, tile, linoleum, , and basically any other hard surface. These mops will never scratch your floor, thus making them the perfect option for those expensive marble, granite, and travertine tile. Also, since there aren’t any chemicals or an excess amount of water when cleaning with these mops, you don’t have to worry about your floors getting ruined.

There are quite a few advantages to cleaning your floors with a microfiber mop:

Microfiber Mops Are Versatile

You can use these mops dry (called dry mopping) to pick up dust, pet hair, food particles, and dirt. But you can also use it for wet mopping.

Eco-Friendly Microfiber Pads Are Reusable

When you’re done cleaning the floor, you can remove the pad and wash them. You can get a lot of use out of one pad!

Pet Dander And Dust, Be Gone

The microfiber on these pads are positively charged, which draws the negative charged pet dander and dust like a magnet. This prevents the need to go over the same spot multiple times, because everything is picked up the first time.

Streak-Free Cleaning

With other mops, like the string or sponge mop, you’re liable to have streaks and even dirt left behind after you mop. A microfiber mop eliminates that possibility! Plus it can also leave a nice glossy shine, all in one pass.

Using Microfiber Flat Mop

Microfiber Mops Have Swivel Heads

Most microfiber mops will have a swivel head that will allow you to mop around corners and go in and out of objects with easy. They also are ideal when you have to clean under a heavy piece of furniture that you cannot lift yourself, as it can easily go underneath it.

Microfiber Mop Heads Are Wide

The mop head on these units are wide and they can clean larger areas. This means you’re going to spend less time mopping and spend more time doing the activities you enjoy doing.

Lightweight

The microfiber mop is usually very lightweight, but that doesn’t mean you’re going to be scrubbing the floor. You’ll be able to clean even the toughest dirt without pushing down on the mop, or going back to scrub on your hands and knees. Since these mops require less effort to get a good clean, you aren’t going to be as tired afterward.

Ditch The Bucket Of Dirty Water

Since these mops usually have a reservoir for the cleaning solution right on the handle, you won’t need a bucket full of water. This also means you won’t have to deal with disposing of the dirty water after the moping is done.

Ideal For Laminate Floors

Because these mops do not require a lot of moisture to get your floor clean, you can use them on laminate flooring without worrying about the finish or the integrity of the floor.

Best Value For Your Money

Microfiber mops are the most economical mop option because you aren’t replacing sponge pads or cotton string mop heads since the microfiber pads are reusable! Not only that, but you aren’t going to have to purchase expensive floor cleaners because you can just refill the reservoir with a solution of warm, slightly soapy water, and achieve great results!

Cleaning Microfiber Mop With Water

How To Use A Microfiber Mop To Clean Your Floors

A microfiber mop allows you to clean your floors easier than other mops, thus making it the smarter option. Here are the steps to take when you want to use one of these versatile mops to clean your floors:

  • Attach the microfiber pad to the mop head. Usually you can do this by tucking the pad under the frame, or into the slots on the edge of the mop head
  • ​To Dry Mop: Push the mop along the floor to collect any dirt or debris. Continue doing this until the area is clean
  • ​To Wet Mop: Dip the mop head in a bucket of water or your preferred cleaning solution. Then push the damp mop across the floor to clean the surface (Note: Some microfiber mops will have a spray bottle of solution attached to the handle. Instead of dipping the mop head in a bucket of water or cleaning solution, simply press the trigger to release the cleaner onto the floor and then mop.)
  • Wash the microfiber mop under warm running water or you can throw it into the washing machine with warm water. These pads should be washed alone or with other articles of clothing that are heavily soiled
  • Allow the microfiber pad to air dry or you can toss it in the dryer on a low setting

Final Thoughts

Microfiber technology may be the most significant product innovation to the cleaning industry in the last century. It’s a quick and easy switch toward helping preserve environmental resources. In using microfiber material, you'll find that the key benefits extend beyond your workers' wellness.

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