The Best Flat Mops

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A good mop can make a huge difference in cleaning your floors.  Hard surface flooring is beautiful until it gets grimy.  Finding a mop that can handle a mess without causing damage to floors or be damaging to you can be challenging.  These flat mops are some of the best at getting floors clean with convenience as a top priority.

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    The Swiffer WetJet is a great convenience tool to keep floors clean in between mopping.  This all in one system is designed to make mopping an easy chore minus the mop and bucket routine.  Although the mopping pad doesn't pick up pet hair very well, the onboard scrubbing tool makes sure that Swiffer can handle even tougher dried on spots on your floor. This product is meant to reusable and refillable with the disposable mopping pads and the refill bottles that snap right into place. It means...MORE you won't have anything to wash or refill. Just throw the disposable pad away, and you are all done.

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     The Bona Hardwood Floor Mop starter kit comes with a reusable mopping pad, a refillable cleaning tank, and the mop itself. I love the mopping pad.  It is absorbent and does a great job of cleaning the floor.  It's also simple to clean in the washing machine and holds up well to repeated washings. Having a refillable cleaning tank is also nice.  If I want to use a different cleaner than the Bona mopping solution, I can. I can even use a homemade mopping solution to clean the floors. The...MORE handle and mop head are both sturdy and easy to use.  The mop comes disassembled, but it is a snap to put it together.  You just snap the pieces together, and you are done. The trigger system on the mop doesn't require batteries, which is a nice feature. And it delivers a nice stream of cleaning solution when needed.

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    Libman Freedom Mop

     The Libman Freedom Mop means freedom from buying more cleaning solution and pads for your family.  This Libman mop comes with a refillable cleaning/water tank.  The thick mopping pad can be machine washed.  The company recommends replacing it sometime after the 100th wash.  The handle on the Libman Freedome mop is sturdy and a perfect height.  The trigger mechanism is a little stiffer than many of the other flat mops, but it makes accidentally pulling the trigger a thing of the past. The...MORE reservoir tank is a little more difficult to open but keeps water and cleaner safely stored without any leaking. The hook on the end of the mop handle makes storage a much more convenient thing to do when finished mopping.

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    The Bissell Smart Details Microfiber Mop comes with a reusable, washable microfiber cleaning pad.  The details are taken care of with this mop.  An extendable handle makes finding the perfect height an easy task.  The foldable mopping head helps squeeze out excess water and also folds the mop compactly for storage. In fact, this is the easiest flat mop of the group to store. This is a great quality mop for those who want a reusable system.

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    The Clorox ReadyMop does a nice job on hard surface floors and offers the convenience of disposable mopping pads and onboard storage for cleaning solution.  The trigger sprays the solution onto the floor for you via a trigger on the handle.  The mopping pads do a nice job on many kinds of hard surface floors.  Convenience is key with disposable mopping pads.