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Flat Mops:

Flat mops are a type of mop with a flat head that usually has a disposable or reusable pad that attaches to it.

Flat mops are great for cleaning, especially as a daily mop. They are easy to use and require little effort to set up and use. Flat mops work well at cleaning corners, although they may have trouble scrubbing stuck-on food particles without pretreatment.

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Sponge Mops:

Sponge mops consist of a spongy mop head that usually has an attached wringer. Sponge mops may have removable heads that allow them to be rinsed more easily and replaced when necessary. Sponge mops are great for cleaning tile and other uneven surfaces. Sponge mops need to be properly maintained and cared for to avoid the spread of bacteria. When the sponge on the mop begins to break apart, or if the mop begins to smell or discolor, replace the mop head.

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Dust Mops:

Dust mops can be used to clean floors, walls, ceilings, and light fixtures. Usually they have a long handle allowing you to reach corner cobwebs and dusty fans. Dust mops can be made from a variety of materials including, lambs wool, microfiber, and synthetics. Dust mops are used with dry cleaning and aren't usually meant to be a wet cleaning tool.

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String Mops:

Traditional cotton string mops are great to use because of their absorbency and scrubbing power. Traditional string mops make getting into corners a cinch, but can often be more difficult to wring out and maintain.

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Strip Mops:

Synthetic head wet mops are often in strips with a built in wringer. These mops are not as absorbent and able to scrub as a cotton mop, but they are more convenient and easy to care for.

What is a Strip Mop?

Steam Mops:

Steam Mops are electrical appliances that have a refillable tank for water. The steam mop heats up the water, turning it into steam. Steam is released by a trigger that sprays steam through a reusable mopping pad onto the floor. Steam mops are fantastic because they clean and disinfect. They are, however, more expensive than traditional mops. Steam mops may not be the best choice for some floor types.

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