Whether you want to think about it or not, your floors are covered with dirt and debris that get tracked in from your shoes every time you enter your home. They’re also the catch-all for fallen crumbs, dust, and hair—needless to say, they can get dirty pretty quickly. But with regular cleaning and some special tools at hand, they don’t have to stay that way—especially if you thoroughly clean them regularly.
Having the best floor cleaning tools handy will make your life easier. A hand broom is... helpful for quick pickups, a mop is a must-have to deal with spills, and a vacuum is essential for regular maintenance, and an absolute must if you have carpet.
If you’re in the market for new floor cleaning tools, you’ve come to the right place. From brooms and dustpans to steam cleaners and vacuums, there are plenty of products on the market that will get the job done well so that you don’t have to exert too much energy cleaning. Below, we’ve got everything you need to have shiny, squeaky-clean floors with recommendations of some of the best products available right now.
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One of the top vacuums on the market right now, the Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional is super lightweight for an upright at just 14 pounds. It features an extra-large capacity dirt cup and Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology that traps nearly 100 percent of dust and allergens inside the vacuum. It also has two microfiber pads that help dust bare floors, and comes with a premium pet power brush, dusting brush, and crevice tool, along with a 30-foot power cord.
The majority of customers... who have purchased this vacuum have been satisfied its performance, saying it has excellent suction—one said you’re going to be appalled at how much dirt you’ll find in the dirt cup after running it over your floors. Others have praised the fact that it’s not heavy and therefore easy to take around the house. Some critical reviewers have had issues with it breaking over time. But overall, most would recommend it to others.
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Looking for a simple yet quality broom to have on hand for quick clean ups and regular floor maintenance around the house? This one from O-Cedar is a great option. Made with 100 percent natural corn and handcrafted with a solid wood handle, this broom is also reinforced with five rows of polytwine stitching for extra durability. The company also offers 100 percent satisfaction guarantee.
One customer called it the “Cadillac of Brooms” saying it sweeps beautifully and is made with quality... materials and workmanship. Others have praised its sturdiness and have said that it’s even great for tough outdoor spaces such as the porch or deck. Some critical reviews have mentioned issues with corn strands shedding after sweeping, but the majority of people have been happy with their purchase.
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The standout features of this dustpan are the wide, 14-inch opening the high sides that keep all the dust and debris inside once you’ve swept it up. Made of durable plastic, this product is lightweight at just 14 ounces.
Customers praise its size and functionality. One pointed out that the edge is sharp so you’re able to get all the dirt up in one sweep. It can also conveniently snap onto a regular broom handle for storage. A few of the critical reviews had to do with the size—some said it was... too big for their taste, so be sure to double check the size before you buy it.
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For quick pickups, a hand broom is great to have around the house. This one from Casabella is a good buy. It features and brush and dustpan that conveniently snap together for storage when not in use. The brush features a pointed tip that helps reach cracks and edges more easily. The handle is also angled for ergonomic use.
Customers who have used this have been very happy with its performance, praising the angled tip and the fact that it actually picks up the dirt in the first sweep. Some have... even been bold enough to say it’s the best dustpan and hand broom they’ve ever owned. In terms of critical reviews, some have had bristles fall out or pieces of the plastic break, but most would recommend it to others.Continue to 5 of 8 below.
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This two-pound microfiber cloth mop can be used on hardwood, linoleum, and tile floors. It’s also eco-friendly as you can effectively clean with water or vinegar—no harsh chemical cleaning products required. Plus the head of the mop can be detached and washed in the washing machine. The strands are super absorbent so they attract dirt, hair and other particles on the floor. The handle is adjustable and can extend up to 56 inches.
Most customers who have purchased it say they are happy with the... way it cleans and how easy it is to use. One said the microfiber is great at picking up everything off the floor, and it also is easy to wring most of the water out for drying. Some have said the strands feel too short or there aren’t enough loops, but the majority of people who reviewed it would recommend it.
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Give your hardwood floors a fresh shine with this bestselling floor cleaner. It’s safe for use on unwaxed wood and won't leave any dulling residue. A professional strength formula that is nontoxic, it comes in a 32-ounce, ready-to-use spray bottle.
Customers who have purchased this product have been happy with its performance. One reviewer said there’s no odor and it dries quickly and beautifully. Another said it instantly cleans scuffs and water marks. Some critical reviews felt like it... didn’t give floors as much as a shine as other products did, and some would have preferred more of a scent, but the majority of those who used it would recommend it to others.
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A number one bestseller in its category, this appliance from Hoover is lightweight at 20 pounds and features the exclusive SpinScrub Technology brush system that gives your floor a thorough cleaning. It also comes with an 8-foot hose and upholstery tool. There’s also a wash and rinse selection which allows you to first wash your carpet with cleaning solution and water, then rinse it with water only for the best clean.
Customers praise this product for its performance and results. Many say it’s... super easy to use and tackles pet stains well. You can see dramatic before and after pictures in the customer reviews. Some have had issues with it starting to leak or crack over time, but most customers were satisfied with their purchase.
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Looking for a quick and easy way to clean up for your hardwood floors? A Swiffer is a great option. This starter kit includes one sweeper, seven dry sweeping cloths, and three wet mopping cloths. The dry cloths pick up debris like dust and hair while the wet cloths dissolve dirt and grime.
A popular product both in sales and reviews, the Swiffer Sweeper is beloved by many. Customers say it’s simple to use and is great for cleaning in between vacuuming. The biggest complaint from customers is the... fact that refills can be expensive, but if you’re looking for a quality disposable floor duster, this is the best one on the market.