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10 Tidy Mops for Tile Reviews — Clean Up in 2018

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Do you want floors clean enough to eat off of? Maybe not that clean, but how about shiny, spotless ones? You need the best mop for tile to keep your flooring spic-and-span.

Last updateAugust 11, 2018
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10 Tidy Mops for Tile Reviews — Clean Up in 2018

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Pros

Great for home with pets and children

Floor dries quickly after cleaning

Cons

Cleaning pad a bit thin

Left streaks sometimes

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Pros

Easy and fun to use

Microfiber mop heads are easy to remove, replace and clean (machine washable)

Cons

Spin handle can break

Large bucket gets heavy with water

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Best for the money
Homitt Electric Spin Scrubber
4.5 / 5

Pros

Saves back, knees, arms, and hands

No need to bend or stretch when using

Cons

Bristles may be too soft

Some users found this mop lacking in power

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Pros

Lightweight

Effective

Cons

Not fully effective on grout

Floor can get hot quickly from mop, so watch your feet!

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4 / 5

This mop is effective but its manual pump for priming steam can be inconvenient.

3.5 / 5

Kudos for its “no-hands, no-wring” quick drying system, but many users think mop is only strong enough for light jobs

3.5 / 5

This mop is economical but its bottle is prone to leaking.

3 / 5

This robot reduces human cleaning time, but its mop function is less effective than its vacuum function.

3 / 5

This robot sucks up pet hair well but is too loud for some users.

3 / 5

Many users love this mop’s versatility, but some found its steam power weak.

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A writer, standardized patient, and former high school teacher, Helen loves learning and telling others about ideas, news, and everyday items and their uses. Helen also enjoys reading, knitting, seeing movies and theater, acting, dancing, and spending time outdoors.

General shopping guide

best mop for tileDo you want floors clean enough to eat off of? Maybe not that clean, but how about shiny, spotless ones? You need the best mop for tile to keep your flooring spic-and-span.

Most of us would settle for floors free of mud and food. You can NOT wear shoes in the house and buy a pet to gobble up crumbs, but what else can you do?

You could:

Use one of Bestazy’s recommended vacuums for tile floors to suck up debris.

But…

For deeper cleaning, use a mop.

Go ahead, treat yourself.

Stop getting down on hands and knees. We found the ten best mops for tile to help you wash your floors without breaking your back.

But wait!

First, enjoy Gene Kelly’s dance with a mop for inspiration (at least the first 30 seconds). Soon you may be sashaying with a mop.

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We’re confident that after reading our in-depth reviews, you’ll feel confident choosing the right mop for tile suitable for your cleaning needs.

Here’s why:

After researching over 30 of the most popular mops for tile, we narrowed the list down to these top picks. We consulted industry leaders and pored over customer reviews to pick out the ten handiest, most effective mops for tile. We double-checked these models’ manufacturer specs to confirm the accuracy of their features. You can weigh these features to help you decide on the right mop for washing your tile floor with breaking a sweat.

We strive to provide objective reviews that are useful to you the consumer.

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We do NOT accept products directly from manufacturers. 

The 30-Second Review

giphy downsized - 10 Tidy Mops for Tile  — Clean Up in 2018Mops for tile flooring come in a variety of types. Depending on what kind of tile you want to clean, you have many choices that range in effectiveness, ease of use, durability, and affordability. Also, various mops have different features that you may want and need OR could do without.

So, get ready!

Below are factors to consider when choosing the right mop. Then read on for reviews of the best mops for tile to help you find the perfect model for your cleaning needs and space.

Considerations

Buyer’s Guide for Best Mops for Tile

91SlWfa1j9L. SL1500  300x244 - 10 Tidy Mops for Tile  — Clean Up in 2018You might be wondering:

So what are the different types of mops? The four main types include:

  • Traditional mops: This no-frills, easy-to-use model is simply a long stick handle with attached strings, rags or a sponge. Just wet the traditional mop in a pail of water (with optional cleaner), wring it out, and then wipe the floor. You don’t need to worry about breakable moving parts. The downside is that a traditional mop retains water and dirt during use, sometimes leaving your floors very wet and looking just as dirty as when you started.
  • Spin mops: Spin mops are clever systems consisting of a mop handle, replaceable mop head, and bucket with a built-in “spinner” or centrifugal wringer. Like a salad spinner, this wringer rotates at a high speed to spin water out of the mop head. You activate a wringer with a hand lever or foot pedal. Spin mops are easy to use and let you control spin time and speed for a desired level of mop head dryness. Unfortunately, spin mop systems have moving parts that can break.
  • Scrub mops: Scrub mops are just what they sound like–scrub brushes on the end of a handle. The tough bristles or a pad are perfect for tackling grime and stubborn messes, but don’t forget that your elbow grease provides the power! Most scrub mops have strong handles and a swivel head for hard-to-reach places. The downsides are that the swivel action isn’t convenient for straight, single-direction cleaning, the head may be too rough on some surfaces, and the handles can be too short for taller people.

And When Elbow Grease Isn’t Enough…Best Steam Mops

  • Steam mops: These electrical mops include a water reservoir, internal heater, and cleaning pad for picking up dirt and debris. Although pricier than other models, steam mops have the advantage of using steam heat–not chemicals–to sanitize, kill bacteria and germs, and loosen stubborn dirt. The downsides include breakable parts (including but not limited to the internal heater), extra weight (heater with water), and limited use. Steam mops are meant for sealed floors only, and some floors (like vinyl) can’t be steamed. If your floor has deep grout, do not use too much steam! The deep grooves can collect water and eventually grow mold and mildew.

A cool thing about steam mops is they can be used for more than just floors. They can also be used clean bbq grills, pet cages, and even steaming your clothes!

Mop for Tile Reviews

01

Light ‘n’ Easy Lightweight Steam Mop

Light ‘n’ Easy Lightweight Steam Mop

Attack germs and dirt with the Light ‘n’ Easy Lightweight Steam Mop. This powerful steam mop is guaranteed to kill 99.9% of bacteria (like E. coli) without harmful chemicals­. Its super-heated steam is ready in just 30 seconds.

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This mop has an ergonomic design with a soft-grip handle and weighs only 4.65 pounds. Many users found this steam mop to be easy to use, easy to assemble and, most importantly, easy on the back! The Light ‘n’ Easy Lightweight Steam Mop has a triple-layer, steam-activated microfiber pad that works on tough dirt and sticky, oily stains. In our research, we found that many users suggest using distilled water in the tank to prevent mineral deposits.

When you’ve used up the cleaning pad, order replacement cleaning pads here.

Features

  • 9% effective in sanitizing your floor
  • Weight: 4.65 pounds
  • Includes one cleaning pad
  • One-year warranty

Pros

Great for home with pets and children

Floor dries quickly after cleaning

Cons

Cleaning pad a bit thin

Left streaks sometimes


02

Mopnado Stainless Steel Deluxe Rolling Spin Mop

Mopnado Stainless Steel Deluxe Rolling Spin Mop

The nifty easy and quick to use. Some reviewers even said that it makes cleaning floors fun! This spin mop has a 180° rotating head and a 47”-56”-long extendable handle for reaching any place.

71JN mQ5vbL. SL1500  e1531254558229 300x202 - Mopnado Stainless Steel Deluxe Rolling Spin MopHere’s a look inside:

A patented spin drive handle is used to push the mop up and down in the spin bucket within a larger bucket. Mopnado Stainless Steel Deluxe Rolling Spin Mop has a mop plate with gears that keep the mop head spinning with less effort from you. Simply rinse the mop head in one side of the larger bucket and then spin the mop head as fast and for as long as you want in the smaller spin bucket to extract water. The larger bucket’s built-in soap dispenser and rinse agitator help clean the mop head. A win-win: wash your mop (and keep your floors clean) as you use it!

Even better:

Users found they saved money and the environment by reusing the mop head for up to six months. For replacement mop heads, order here.

Take a look:

This video shows the Mopnado Stainless Steel Deluxe Rolling Spin Mop in action.

Features

  • 47”-56”-long retractable handle
  • Stainless steel spin bucket inside larger dual-handle bucket with wheels
  • Includes two 14” microfiber heads and one 14” scrub brush head
  • Dimensions: 5" x 20" x 13"
  • Weight: 9 pounds, 14 ounces


Pros

Easy and fun to use

Microfiber mop heads are easy to remove, replace and clean (machine washable)

Cons

Spin handle can break

Large bucket gets heavy with water


03

Homitt Electric Spin Scrubber

Homitt Electric Spin Scrubber

No need to crawl around on your hands and knees or pull a muscle to clean with the Homitt Electric Spin Scrubber. This cordless scrub mop has a high 360° rotation speed and 21” extendable handle for its brush to clean your tile floor and reach out-of-the-way places.

Even better:

In our research, we found that users loved not having to stoop or bend over in order when scrubbing. You can adjust the handle position (tilted or vertical) with the press of a button. The mop’s versatility continues with four separate brush heads with flexible, durable bristles: an extra wide flat brush for large surfaces, like tile floors; a small flat brush for smaller surfaces; a pointed brush for grout grooves and corners; and a round brush for irregular surfaces, like bathtubs. Resistant to water, mildew, and bacteria, the long-lasting power scrubber brush head is sealed, making it perfect to use around splashing water and in wet conditions.

And there’s more:

The Homitt Electric Spin Scrubber is powerful, yet quiet. Running on a rechargeable battery that works after three hours and 30 minutes of charging, this scrub mop can clean continuously up to 50 minutes.

To witness this mop in action, watch this video.

Features

  • Includes four different size and shape brush heads
  • Built-in rechargeable 3.65V 4300mAh battery
  • Spinning power up to 600rpm
  • Volume: 70db when idling, 80db when cleaning


Pros

Saves back, knees, arms, and hands

No need to bend or stretch when using

Cons

Bristles may be too soft

Some users found this mop lacking in power


04

BISSELL PowerFresh Steam Mop Hard Floor Steam Cleaner

BISSELL PowerFresh Steam Mop Hard Floor Steam Cleaner

Scrub, shine and sanitize your floor with the BISSELL PowerFresh Steam Mop Hard Floor Steam Cleaner. It kills 99.9% of germs and bacteria easily and without chemicals. Users can change the steam output levels (low, medium, high) with a digital control for jobs ranging from light cleaning to tackling heavy messes.

Featuring a tank that releases water to the flip-down Easy Scrubber (the microfiber mop pad), the BISSELL PowerFresh Steam Mop Hard Floor Steam Cleaner makes cleaning sticky, dried-on spots, and even grout easy.

What’s more:

This built-in Easy Scrubber allows the BISSELL PowerFresh Steam Mop Hard Floor Steam Cleaner to work twice as fast on dirt than other steam mops do.

Users love the mop’s ergonomically designed handle, soft grip, long (23’) cord and machine washable mop pads. To purchase more replacement mop pads, click here.

To see the BISSELL PowerFresh Steam Mop Hard Floor Steam Cleaner at work, watch this video.

Features

  • Weight: six pounds
  • Power rating: 1,500 watts
  • Tank capacity: 16 ounces
  • Two-year warranty


Pros

Lightweight

Effective

Cons

Not fully effective on grout

Floor can get hot quickly from mop, so watch your feet!


05

Shark Steam Pocket Mop

Shark Steam Pocket Mop

81EvnOPm8LL. SL1500  e1531254110328 234x300 - Shark Steam Pocket MopLike a real shark, the Shark Steam Pocket Mop attacks dirt and grime quickly and powerfully. Heating water into steam on demand in just 30 seconds, this mop kills 99.9% of the germs and bacteria lurking on your floor–without any chemicals. The Shark Steam Pocket Mop’s super-heated steam is a winner among users.

And:

Users enjoy the mop’s swivel steering, ergonomic design, and soft-grip handle for comfortable cleaning. Even better, the two washable microfiber pads that lift and lock in dirt provide double-sided cleaning. To purchase replacement mop pads, click here.

Want more information? Stick around and watch this visual tour of the Shark Steam Pocket Mop.

Features

  • Weight: 4.87 pounds
  • 25’-long power cord
  • Dimensions: 2” x 12” x 5.9”
  • Includes two microfiber pads


Pros

Quick cleaning and drying

Large water tank for longer steam-cleaning time

Cons

Not always effective on grout

Manual pump handle for steam


06

Hurricane Spin Mop Home Cleaning System

Hurricane Spin Mop Home Cleaning System

71WCj9kzbcL. SL1500  300x270 - Hurricane Spin Mop Home Cleaning SystemThe Hurricane Spin Mop Home Cleaning System is a whirlwind of spinning cleaning action. This system consists of a mop with a 360° swiveling head of microfiber strands and a non-rolling bucket with two compartments: the washer side for holding water and the dryer basket. The basket’s centrifugal technology spins away dirty water and dries the mop head in no time at all! You can clean and “wring” the mop without ever touching the water or wet mop head.

Now get this:

Because the microfiber mop head is gentle, feel free to use it on all types of surfaces. Removable and machine washable, the mop head is economical: it can be washed and reused many times. Finally, the head rotates 360° for reaching around corners and along baseboards.

What’s more:

The Hurricane Spin Mop Home Cleaning System also picks up dust, dirt, pet hair, and more without sweeping. People have found they can use this model for not only mopping, but also dusting and polishing.

To see how the Hurricane Spin Mop Home Cleaning System works, watch this video.

Features

  • Dimensions: 2” x 11” x 12”
  • Weight: 5.11 pounds
  • Microfiber head picks up 10 times its weight
  • Foot pedal activates spinning dryer basket


Pros

Easy to use and maneuver

Good value

Cons

For light jobs only, not big spills or messes

Handle is too short for some users


07

Rubbermaid Reveal Spray Mop

Rubbermaid Reveal Spray Mop

Rubbermaid makes more than just storage containers. The Rubbermaid Reveal Spray Mop is a tool for cleaning tile floors without steam heat or a bucket.

How does that work?

71ooUZR3XL. SL1382  200x300 - Rubbermaid Reveal Spray MopThis mop has an attached bottle (for hot water and optional cleaning solution) for spraying liquid onto the floor before wiping it. Capturing 50% more dirt and dust per swipe than traditional mops do, Rubbermaid Reveal Spray Mop’s microfiber cleaning pads are reusable and machine washable up to 100 times. When you finally need new cleaning pads, click here. To tackle especially tough spots, use the mop’s non-scratch scrubbing pad.

But wait there’s more:

Users like how “customizable” the Rubbermaid Reveal Spray Mop can be. Mix your own cleaning solution–just fill the bottle with hot water and two teaspoons of your favorite cleaning solution. A manual spray trigger lets you squirt out as much or as little solution as you desire, depending on dirty the floor is.

To see how the Rubbermaid Reveal Spray Mop works, watch this demonstration.

Features

  • Dimensions: 16.5” x 5.5” x 57”
  • Made of durable material
  • 22-ounce refillable bottle


Pros

Lightweight

Economical: can mix own solution and wash/reuse pads

Cons

Sprayer can stop working

Bottle often leaks


08

ECOVACS Deebot M80 Pro Robot Vacuum Cleaner with Mop

ECOVACS Deebot M80 Pro Robot Vacuum Cleaner with Mop

Ever dream of having your tile floors magically cleaned for you? Look no further than ECOVACS Deebot M80 Pro Robot Vacuum Cleaner with Mop . This cleaning robot doesn’t just mop–it also vacuums.

This mop/vacuum combo deep cleans and covers large areas. We found that many users really liked the ability to control the robot via the ECOVACS app: schedule when it cleans, set the cleaning modes, and monitor the cleaning status.

It’s true:

Depending on the area needing cleaning, you decide what cleaning mode the robot uses: auto mode for general cleaning, edge mode for specific edges, spot cleaning mode for intensive spot cleaning, and intensive mode for the stubborn dirt. The robot’s large dustbin capacity allows for a longer time cleaning … and more free time for you.  It has anti-collision/drop sensors to prevent accidents, letting you be even more hands off.

Now get this:

When the ECOVACS Deebot M80 Pro Robot Vacuum Cleaner with Mop’s battery power gets low, the robot automatically returns to its charging dock, all by itself!

To see this hands-free cleaning machine in action, watch this video.

Features

  • Dustbin capacity: 500 ml
  • V-shaped main brush for lifting dirt
  • Includes detachable mops, detachable brush-roll, four side brushes, two sponge filters, and two high efficiency filters
  • Automatic charging dock
  • One-year warranty


Pros

Works by itself and cuts human cleaning time

Cleans under bed, couch, and other hard-to-reach places

Cons

Mop function is not as good as vacuum function

Water reservoir empties quickly


09

Robotic Vacuum Cleaner by Minsu

Robotic Vacuum Cleaner by Minsu

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With its oversized suction mop and 310mm diameter, this robot boasts a large cleaning area. It can sweep, brush, and suction in all directions and its ultra-thin body can sweep under the bed, cabinet, and any hard-to-reach area.

Guess what?

The Robotic Vacuum Cleaner by Minsu has 11 sets of pre-electric eye probes, which keep it from colliding into other objects. A carbon film bumper strip protects the robot from impact.

Many users like that they don’t have to be around–they can just schedule up to seven cleaning jobs per week. Even more convenient, the robot’s battery runs for up to 150 minutes, then automatically recharges and resumes cleaning to complete the job.

Features

  • Includes 2000mAh lithium battery
  • 310mm-diameter cleaning area
  • Dimensions: 12.4” x 12.4” x 3.93”
  • Comes with a remote control

Pros

Cleans up hair and dirt well

Versatile–works on different surfaces

Cons

Not as effective as other robot vacuums

Loud for a few users


10

BISSELL PowerFresh Lift-Off Pet Steam Mop

BISSELL PowerFresh Lift-Off Pet Steam Mop

Harness the power of steam with the BISSELL PowerFresh Lift-Off Pet Steam Mop to kill 99.9% of your floor’s germs and bacteria. Heating water into steam in 30 seconds, this mop is quickly ready to clean with its swivel head and microfiber cloth pad. Users like that the mop pads are machine washable. To purchase more replacement mop pads, click here.

81ot99yXzkL. SL1500  200x300 - BISSELL PowerFresh Lift-Off Pet Steam MopThe mop also has a flip-down EasyScrubber for tackling tough, sticky pet messes. Users enjoy the scent discs that help remove pet odors during cleaning.

Wait, there’s more:

With a removable handheld steamer and 13 attachments, the BISSELL PowerFresh Lift-Off Pet Steam Mop clean surfaces above the floor, including counters, sinks, grout, and windows.

Designed for pet owners’ needs, these specialized tools include: a window squeegee for wiping away drool from windows, sliding doors, and other glass surfaces; a fabric steamer for refreshing fabrics and removing pet odors; detail brushes and a flat scraping tool for removing stuck-on food and other messes from pet dishes, toys, etc.; and an extension hose and corner tool for cleaning pet carriers.

To see the BISSELL PowerFresh Lift-Off Pet Steam Mop at work, watch this video.

Features

  • Weight: 10 pounds (empty)
  • Tank capacity: 13.5 ounces
  • 25’-long power cord
  • Cleaning path width: 13”


Pros

Effective

Quick and easy to use

Cons

For some users, water refill hole is small and awkward

Some users found the steam weak


More Helpful Information To Choose The Best Mop For Tile Floors

giphy downsized large - 10 Tidy Mops for Tile  — Clean Up in 2018If you’re still unsure which is the best mop or best steam mop for you, first determine flooring you plan to clean.

Let’s break it down:

  • Smooth tiles are fairly easy to clean – a traditional mop may be all you need to wipe it’s even, flat surface.
  • Textured tiles are stylish but have subtly raised patterns or tiny indentations that trap dirt. This kind of tile might require a more aggressive cleaning tool, like a scrub mop.
  • Ceramic and porcelain tiles may have special care instructions. Check accompanying documents for restrictions on cleaning solutions for these surfaces.
  • Natural stone tiles made from materials likegranite, marble, limestone, travertine, and slate have beautiful qualities and quirks. They often require cleaning special products. Some materials are easily scratched and need TLC.
  • Vinyl tiles are low-maintenance, durable, and simple to clean. Just don’t use heat on vinyl flooring!

Compare the types of flooring you’d like to clean with the recommendations for each specific model you are choosing. The mops we reviewed here today are pretty versatile, which is good news if you have more than one type of flooring from the list above to clean.

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Expert Tips On Caring for A Tile Floor

Tile floors are easy to care for and are nearly maintenance free. Nonetheless, be sure to follow these steps to keep your tiles looking beautiful:

  • Clean dirt and debris (like abrasive sand) off the floor. Sweep or vacuum it up right away and on a regular basis to prevent surface scratching.
  • Prevent stains by wiping up spills immediately and then cleaning the area with a sponge, soap, and water.
  • Before washing the floor, check its care instructions and warranty. Tile manufacturers usually state the most appropriate cleaning solution for their tiles.
  • Don’t use acidic, ammonia-based bleach and abrasive cleaners.
  • Vacuum the floor before wiping it with a damp mop.
  • Watch this video for more basic cleaning tips.

Miscellaneous Tip: If you have different types of tiles in different rooms (i.e., a high-traffic kitchen with ceramic vs. a guest bathroom with softer, more decorative material), you may have to purchase more than one type of mop.

Miscellaneous Tip: If you don’t want to spend too much on a fancy mop, consider buying the two most economical models with very different functions: a traditional mop and a scrub mop.

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The winners

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Best of the best

Light ‘n’ Easy Lightweight Steam Mop

Powerful and guaranteed to kill 99.9% of bacteria without chemicals¬, this mop exudes super-heated steam-cleaning power in just 30 seconds after start-up. In our research, we found overwhelming enthusiasm for this easy-to-use, easy-to-assemble, ergonomically designed, lightweight steam mop. We rank this mop as the best mop for tile.

Best for the money

Homitt Electric Spin Scrubber

The Homitt Electric Spin Scrubber is powerful, yet quiet. Running on a rechargeable battery that works after three hours and 30 minutes of charging, this scrub mop can clean continuously up to 50 minutes.

Do you agree with our choices and reviews for best mops for tile floors? Do you have any suggestions or tips? How do you make mopping tile floors fun? We’d love to hear any comments or ideas from you.

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FAQ
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Frequently asked questions

Q:

What type of water should I use in my steam mop?

Some manufacturers instruct using tap water. Many users suggest distilled water to prevent mineral deposits. Nonetheless, carefully read manufacturers’ instructions before deciding.

Q:

How soon after installation can I clean a tile floor be cleaned?

To be safe, wait at least 24 hours. To be completely safe, read the tile flooring manufacturer’s instructions.

Q:

Can I use a steam mop on vinyl tiling?

Heat may warp and dull the vinyl, so be careful. Maybe use the steam at half power. Be sure to consult both the tile flooring manufacturer’s instructions and the steam mop’s instructions.


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