Floor Mops

by Karen Bates
(last updated February 22, 2016)

Whether you are in charge of cleaning your kitchen at home or a large commercial kitchen, you probably know that getting the kitchen looking spotless is no small task. With so many areas with different cleaning needs, you have a lot to consider when it comes to cleaning the kitchen.

Although the kitchen is full of many cleaning tasks, there is one you might not think about too much but is still very important: mopping the floor. Many activities take place in the kitchen, such as food preparation, eating meals, and socializing with friends and family. Because so much goes on in the kitchen, the floor is prone to collecting dirt, stains, spills, and germs. To maintain the floor's beauty and to prevent dirty build up, be sure to sweep and mop the kitchen floor often.

Of course, there's more to cleaning the kitchen floor, or hard floors in the bathroom and other rooms, than you might think. You will need the proper tools for a job well done. This means the right floor cleaner and, above all, the right mop.

There are various types of mops available on the market, and the one you select will depend on what type of job needs to be done. Some mops are meant for quick clean-up jobs in a small area, while other mops are designed for large areas and filthy conditions. Here are some examples of mops that you might consider for your cleaning job:

  • A sponge mop is popular for taking care of small to moderate-sized jobs. These are perfect for cleaning the bathroom or kitchen floor at home. They work great when you need to reach into small spaces, and are easy to wring and clean. They also tend to be quite inexpensive and simple to use.
  • A good option for larger jobs is a wet mop. These stringy mops hold a lot of water and can easily clean big areas of floor. These are great for restaurants and commercial kitchens, and pick up spills quickly.
  • Dust mops are great for picking up dirt, dust, lint, and larger dry messes instead of sweeping the area. These kinds of mops are used often in janitorial work and are efficient for tidying up a big area of hard flooring.

Whatever your specific needs, you can find a mop to suit your situation. You will also need to choose the right cleaner or soap for whatever floor you need to clean. Be sure that you select a product with ingredients that are safe for the floor, and do a spot test before mopping.

Author Bio

Karen Bates

An English student who enjoys writing and art, Karen has had her poetry published in her university's literary journal and has several novels in the works. ...

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