By Corrie Pelc
When you’re cleaning bare flooring like hardwood, tile, and laminate, do you reach for a vacuum or a mop? Chances are good you would probably reach for the vacuum first since it’s just easier to use — there’s no water involved, no dirty sponges to squeeze or change out.
While vacuums can do a great job at picking up loose surface dirt off of flooring, you’ll still need a mop to remove any dirt or debris, such as mud and food and beverage spills, stuck to the flooring and its crevices. Additionally, when using the right cleaner you can effectively remove more germs and bacteria from the flooring — and your home! — with a mop.
Mops have come a long way over the years and there are now lots of different options to choose from, whether you're looking for the best mop for kitchen floors, the best mop for bathroom floors, or the best mop for hardwood floors. Here’s a look at the best-rated mops available in 2022.