When reading our recommendations, it’s important for you to know how we came to our conclusions. We test on several different categories to make sure we identify all strengths and weaknesses in any given product. Each category below was factored in to our overall score for each mop.
Quality: With wet mops, sometimes you can just feel them with your fingers and tell it’s made from a low quality material. Then when it gets wet, you may only get a handful of uses out of it before it starts fraying or losing its effectiveness. A good quality wet mop will be strong enough to clean up tough dirt and grime and is easy to rinse out afterward. We were very high on quality as a category when evaluating different mops.
Durability: The end of the mop itself can be durable in different ways, but we were mostly focused on the durability of the handle for this category. When you have to reach under tables, behind couches and far into corners, you sometimes have to apply a significant amount of force to reach everything. The handle needs to be strong enough so it won’t break while performing these actions. Durability is another big factor in our scoring system.
Usage: If a wet mop isn’t easy to use, chances are it won’t be used much at all. Mops that came with a wringing system received a higher score in this category, since you don’t have to waste time taking it outside or to the sink to rinse it out. Having a rotating head and the ability to extend the handle for ease of use are also important when buying a mop, and we took those features into consideration as well.