Modern mops that will inspire you to tackle your mess

Get genuinely clean floors for the first time since your move-in day.

person mopping floor
Get your floors to sparkle and shine.Amazon

One of the most prevalent types of mops on the market relies on disposable pads, which presents a problem for eco-conscious consumers. Fortunately, you don’t have to go back to a string mop and tin pail to get your home clean with less waste. These four mops tackle jobs big or small, with useful features that fit a variety of homes. While your results may vary, all of these models also double as an air guitar or dance partner.

Rubbermaid Reveal Spray Mop
Great for a spotless home.Amazon

If you like to experiment with vinegar, water, and essential oils to make cleaners that are free of irritating fragrances and harsh bleach, this mop is a great fit. Mix your solution with hot water in the included bottle, secure it to the mop, and dispense as you clean using the spray trigger. This model also comes with three reusable microfiber cleaning pads that attach to the mop head and can be washed up to 100 times in your machine before you’ll need to buy new ones. You can also purchase a dry dusting pad if you want to use it without liquid.

Oshang EasyWring Spin Mop and Bucket
Embrace a classic design without fluorescent yellow.Amazon

Industrial mop buckets with built-in wringers are often bright yellow to caution others that the floor surrounding it may be slippery. This spin mop and wringer bucket set gives you the benefits of a more traditional design without looking like you’re about to clean up a biohazard. Clean floors from hardwood to tile with the machine washable microfiber mop head, and then extend the adjustable handle up to 63 inches (5.25 feet) to use on windows. Once you’ve completed your rounds of mopping, rinsing, and wringing, you can drain out the dirty water by opening a plug at the base of the bucket. Back wheels take some of the weight off your arms and back as you roll the bucket through your home, and a splash guard protects against muddy water dripping on your newly sparkling linoleum.

24-Inch Professional Microfiber Mop
For floors that justify the three-second rule.Amazon

If your home has substantially more hardwood and tile than carpet and there is a lot of exposed floorspace, this extra-long rectangular mop is likely a better choice than the Rubbermaid Reveal. Yes, you’ll also need a bucket to rinse the three reusable microfiber mop pads this set comes with, but you’ll get a 24-inch wide swath of cleaning power compared to about 16.5 inches with the Reveal. The included dust pad has two types of microfiber for dry-mopping pet hair and capturing smaller particles. A swivel lock for the 360-degree rotating handle is a great feature if you plan on mopping walls and ceilings.

Shark Genius Steam Pocket mop system
All you need is water.Amazon

If you want to skip harsh floor chemicals entirely, consider steaming your hard floors clean. When you flip the head of this mop to unleash a blast of steam on stubborn spots it might feel more like a dragon than a shark, but either way the Shark Genius takes push mops to the next level. The corded electric system includes washable double-sided pads that attach to the mop head, and weigh just a few pounds. When you’re done, just press the button to release the reusable pad directly into your laundry basket without having to touch the dirt and grime you just removed.