A Mop Showdown

Despite their simple use, not all mops are created equal. The New York Times takes 15 mops to task and reviews and rates them based on tests on three surfaces — sealed hardwood, ceramic tile and linoleum — using a bucket of warm, soapy water or the cleaning solution that came with the mop. They assessed how well each one cleaned, how much liquid it absorbed and how easy it was to maneuver.
With all the mops, however, sweeping or vacuuming the floor first made for a better experience. After all, you don’t ask your broom to mop up — neither should you ask your mop to sweep.

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Timothy Dahl

Timothy Dahl

Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.
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  • http://www.linkedin.com/companies/long-fence-and-home-lllp John Anderson

    This is so true! And remember folks, “Home Improvement Relationships” are not something that you should delegate to a contractor. Relationships should always be an on-going “do-it-yourselves projects”. Maintenance cost are not expensive either; you just need to invest some time, attention, patience and understanding, consistently.