Because my house is tile throughout except the bedrooms, I am constantly looking for a better way to clean the floors. I figure over 2000 sq ft of tile ... that's a lot!
I've used the wonder mops, the regular squeeze mops, everything. I've used tile cleaners, pinesol, fabuloso, etc. Nothing ever made me 'happy' so to speak. I've even been on my hands & knees which let me tell you is NO FUN whatsoever, although hubby did make a smart remark one day that did not help him get lucky that night :)
So a friend of mine who lives on the 21st floor ocean front condo showed me her latest find a few months back. A cuban mop. Swore by it. She has those expensive italian stone tiles on her floors. Loved the mop. Ranted and raved. Said it only cost $9.99 at Target. Hmmm. Just 2 pieces of wood screwed into each other.
So I just keep that in the back of my mind ... and continue doing the hands and knees cleaning for a bit longer. I do have to say, nothing gets the floor cleaner when you do it on your knees, I suppose cuz you can see everything up close?
So I go to the grocery store a few weeks later. In the cleaning aisle to buy some bleach & other stuff. Oh! Theres a cuban mop. Hmmm...only $4.99? I pick up each one four there. None, except one, lays flat on the floor (lesson #1, make sure the wood is not warped). Oh, what the heck, let me give it a shot. I know, you look at the first picture and like, huh?
Get the baby home. DH makes fun of it. I really can't wait to try it out. Get my little red bucket, fill with hot water, pour some bleach into it, grab a white hand towel (we have tons, dh always brings 'gifts' back from his trips) drop towel in water, wring out, toss on floor, wrap up & start mopping.
HOLY SMOKES!!!!! I'm sold!!!
1. Uniform coverage
2. dries much quicker
3. covers a lot of area quickly
4. a clean mop head each time you do it
There are a lot more selling points that I have. You can even use this as a dry mop, which I've done to catch all the hair & such from me & the kids & the part time cat!
Because I'm still new at this, I can't figure out how to add more than one pic to the post so I've added the others to the side line ... sorry, when I figure it out, I'll put where it belongs!!