Even though most people dread cleaning their floors, investing in the right tools can make all the difference—especially once you discover a mop that actually leaves your floors sparkling clean. So if your current mop is dragging around dirt or leaving noticeable streaks, it’s definitely time for an upgrade.
Mops are an essential cleaning supply that you can find nearly everywhere, but there are so many on the market that it can be hard to tell which ones truly work. That’s why we scoured the internet to find the best mops to clean all types of floors—including hardwood, tile, and laminate—and they all have rave reviews from Amazon shoppers. These are the best mops, according to customer reviews:
Dry mops are great for dusting in between deeper cleans, while wet mops will use a combination of water and cleaning solution for stuck-on grime—but many options on this list can be used for either. If you want a classic mop and bucket, opt for O-Cedar's best-selling spin mop system. Amazon shoppers also love this top-rated steam mop from Bissell that makes mopping feel like less of a chore. There’s even a two-in-one option that functions as a vacuum and a mop on this list. If you really can’t picture yourself mopping, you might want to opt for iRobot’s robot mop that literally does all the work for you.
Keep reading to learn more about the nine best mops to clean your floors in 2020.
This best-selling mop from O-Cedar boasts an average 4.5-star rating from over 29,000 (!) reviews on Amazon. The microfiber mop head can clean all types of floors, and its triangular shape makes it easy to reach into corners—it even has an adjustable handle that can extend up to 48 inches long. The bucket itself has a foot pedal for easily wringing out the mop and controlling how damp it is, all without using your hands. “This mop and bucket not only cleaned my floors, but it made the entire process easy (and dare I say fun?),” wrote one shopper. “I don't want to go on and on, but this mop picked up lots of dirt and grime, then popped easily into the washing machine. It came out great. The swirly thing makes all the difference. It wrings out all of the excess water so it’s easy to mop without using too much muscle, which I do not have.”
If you’re looking for an affordable mop that can be used wet or dry, opt for this $20 microfiber option. It comes with three reusable mop pads: one that’s reversible and designed to be used wet and two that are ideal for dusting while dry. But shoppers also like that they can clip on nearly any pad or towel and throw it in the wash after cleaning. The extendable handle makes it easy for taller people to use without hurting their backs, too. And even though it’s on the cheaper side, many customers say that this mop feels sturdy enough for heavy-duty use. “I am finally satisfied with how clean my floor is,” one wrote.
This spray mop by Bona is specially designed to clean hardwood floors, and it works hand in hand with the brand’s top-rated wood floor cleaner. It comes with a full-size bottle of the cleaning solution (so it’s ready to use right out of the box), and the container can easily be refilled whenever you’re running low. The extra-large head measures over 16 inches wide to cover more ground with each pass, and the reusable mop pad can be cleaned in the washing machine up to 500 times. Shoppers say this mop makes cleaning their hardwood floors so much easier than with other types. One wrote: “I have tried so many different types of mops and cleaners on my hardwood floors and was not happy with any of them and would end up throwing them away. It was back to scrubbing the floors on my hands and knees. I saw this mop and thought I would give it a try. WOW was I surprised and happy with the results. I love it.”
Sometimes your floors need a deeper clean, and that’s where steam mops come in handy. Thousands of customers have given this Bissell steam mop a five-star rating, so it’s clearly a solid choice. It has three different settings so you can control the steam output based on how dirty your floors are, and the steam will eliminate 99.9 percent of germs and bacteria, according to the brand. It even has a scrubber that can scrape off stuck-on messes and an extra-long 23-foot power cord. All you need is water, but it also comes with two scented disks that add a hint of fragrance. “Having clean floors is great, but I always disliked the dreaded chore to get set up to wash your floors... The PowerFresh is so easy that we keep it handy for spot clean-ups,” wrote one shopper. “For the first time, all our floors are ‘squeaky’ clean—bright and no streaks!”
For super clean floors without the hassle of actually mopping them yourself, it’s definitely worth investing in a robot mop like this one from iRobot. It works on all types of hard floors (including tile, stone, and hardwood) and is compact enough to fit into small, hard-to-reach spaces—even under furniture. With a vibrating head to scrub stains and a spray nozzle to wet the floor, it really does the job all by itself. Plus, the robot mop is easy to use since there’s only one button to turn it on. It will automatically select its mode based on the type of pad you use—wet, damp, or dry. “I have had this mop for over two years now and it still works just as great as when it was brand new. I have never had a bit of trouble with this mop and I have used it about three times a week, every week, to mop all of my floors,” said one reviewer. “It doesn't stop cleaning until the floor is clean.”
If you want one cleaner that can do it all, opt for this vacuum-mop hybrid from Tineco. It can pick up dry messes like pet hair and wash your hardwood floors using water and cleaning solution all in one handy appliance. The cordless model can run for up to 25 minutes on a single charge, and shoppers say the battery actually lasts. Even though it’s super powerful at picking up debris, it’s still pretty quiet. “This machine is so light and easy to use that even with a very bad back, I can use this,” said one person. “It cleans my textured tile floors spotless. The suction is unbelievable….Love the self-cleaning feature! Best money I’ve spent in a long time.”
With Bissell’s electric mop, all you have to do is steer it and adjust how much cleaning solution to spray—the rotating mop pads do all the scrubbing for you. It comes with four reusable microfiber pads that are machine-washable for easy cleaning. Customers say that this mop is really quiet and easy to use, and they love that it saves them so much time since they don’t have to get on their hands and knees to scrub the floors themselves. One wrote: “I have laminate floors in [my] main living space and tiles in my two bathrooms. I have three kids and one big, drooly, hairy, smelly dog! This machine gets my floors spotless with little effort! It is so easy to use—wish I would have purchased this product sooner!”
One of the most convenient mops you can buy is a spray mop since there’s no need for buckets of water, and you really can’t go wrong with a Swiffer WetJet. While the original WetJet is currently out of stock, you can still buy this extra-gentle version designed for wood floors. It’s complete with two built-in nozzles that spray the cleaning solution with the press of a button, and it requires single-use mop pads (the starter kit comes with some) so you don’t have to worry about forgetting to wash a reusable pad. “This little product is doing a great job and is saving me a ton of time compared to traditional or sponge mopping,” said one shopper. “It now takes a fraction of the time to clean my floors. I wish I had bought one a long time ago.”
For a microfiber mop that works on all types of floors (including hardwood, tile, and laminate), check out this top-rated set. It includes two machine-washable microfiber pads and two scrubbing pads for stuck-on dirt that can be used for wet or dry cleaning. Even a reviewer who owns a cleaning business swears by it. “This particular mop is my favorite by far,” they wrote. “It's sturdy, but also not too heavy like some. The mop heads work great and do not fall apart right away like other brands. I love that they are thick so I can use more water on a dirty floor or simply ring it out tightly for hardwood or clean floors. While mopping it will catch any pet hair, dirt, or leaves that I missed when vacuuming. I'm thrilled it came with the scrubbing pads for extra dirty tile floors. I'm really impressed.”