The 10 Best Mops For Hardwood Floors
This wiki has been updated 16 times since it was first published in January of 2019. Hardwood may be easier to clean than carpet, but that doesn't mean you can just install it and ignore it. Maintenance is important if you want to keep your floor looking shiny and new for years to come. Luckily, the right product can make this chore a breeze. With one of these trusty mops by your side, you'll always be victorious in the fight against dirt and grime. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
January 15, 2019:
Since too much water can damage hardwood floors, I made sure to chose models don't leave excess wetness behind them. There are several solutions to this, including spin mops that have a special bucket for removing excess water, spray mops that use a small amount of cleaning solution, and microfiber mops with highly-absorbent pads. The one exception on the list is the steam mop, which should only be used on sealed hardwood floors, as it can warp un-sealed wood. But as long as the floors are properly sealed, steam is a chemical-free option that many people find extremely helpful for tackling tough stains.