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The Best Floor Cleaning Tool: Mop vs Floor Cloth

By January 19, 2020January 15th, 2021No Comments

Floor cleaning has never been easier! We’ve got mops, we’ve got cloths – everything you need to get the job done in no time. But which one is best?

These two have caused quite the debacle on various social media platforms. Some think mops are the best thing since sliced bread, while others keep raving about floorcloths. What’s your weapon of choice?

The answer to that is simple – you need to find what works best for you. To help you out with this decision, we’ve made a list of pros and cons to help you decide which product is the best fit for your cleaning kit.


The best thing about mops is that only minimal effort is required – they are the perfect solution for anyone, but especially for people who have sensitive skin or suffer from chronic back pain.

Products such as the Vileda Easy Wring & Clean Turbo and the Vileda Ultra Max Flat Mop, offer a cleaning experience like no other. Simply place the mop in the wringer or squeezer, then press the foot pedal to remove any excess water and watch the magic happen.

With their +20% particle pickup capability, you can use them to remove stubborn dirt and grime from most surface areas, including tiles, wood and laminates.


Mops aren’t the ideal option if you have any furry friends living with you. At times, people have noticed that animal fur keeps getting caught up in the mop, as well as long hair strands.

We understand that this might be an inconvenience, but it’s not something that can’t be fixed either. Simply change the water a little bit more frequently, or at the very least rinse the mop when it’s clogged with too much hair or fur.


While you’ll find people who swear by their mops, you’ll also find others who find cleaning cloths more efficient. For starters, they think that nothing beats an old school cleaning experience – no fancy pedals, no wringers; just a quality microfibre cloth that gets the job done.


While a cloth will still help you clean your floors, you have to keep in mind that more effort is required in this case. It’s definitely not ideal for someone with a bad back and ultimately, it’s a more time-consuming experience. On top of that, you have to remove excess water more often, as well as ensure it stays put at all times.

As we draw our own conclusions, we don’t think that this is a question of which product is better than the other. In reality, both mops and cloths have their respective pros and cons; some wouldn’t trade their mop for the world, while others rely on their trusty cloths.

Ultimately, the deciding factor lies in the hands of who’s using them. Check out the full list of Vileda products today.