Recommendation of damp, wet and dry flat mops

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Flat mop is an essential floor cleaning tool. However, due to the existence of different floor materials, cleaning environments, traffic flow, etc. Different flat mops for more specific tasks have been created for more efficient and safe floor cleaning. In this article, we will introduce some of the best selling damp mops, wet mops and dry flat mops.

Damp mop

As the name implies, its water retention will be lower than the general wet mop. It can be applied to some low or medium soiled floors. Another situation is that some floor materials such as hardwood floors do not allow too much water or detergent residue, a damp mop would be a good choice. Damp mopped floors can be allowed to dry naturally, which will save operators’ effort.

In general, a damp mop needs to be pre-treated, also called “mop charging”. It needs to be wrung out before mopping, so that the mop is as soaked as possible and does not drip. Always use 8-figure mopping method to cleaning floor in order to accumulate contamination in one side of mop head. ( Learn how to use microfiber mops.)

A good microfiber damp mop has good water retention property, it can gradually and evenly release the solvent to keep the floor fully clean from start to finish without water buildup.

This microfiber damp mop is made of 80% polyester and 20% nylon, which uses its capillary action to retain the solvent well and release slowly. And, the fibers, which are only 1/10th the thickness of a hair, can attract and trap dust to clean floors fast and easily.

This microfiber mop has polypropylene scrubber stripes on the surface to effectively clean stubborn stains without scratching the floor. The open end fibers is electrostatic charged  and effective for floor deep clean. Moreover, this damp mop can also be used as a dry mop for efficient dusting and cleaning without the need for water.

Wet Mop

In high traffic or high soiled areas, more thorough disinfection and cleaning is often required. This ensures the safety of employees and visitors on a daily basis. Or some stone floors can be thoroughly cleaned with a wet mop without worrying about the maintenance of the floor. In addition, some clean rooms and laboratories with sterile requirements can also be used with a wet mop with disinfectant, and finally mopped dry.

When using a wet mop, do not forget to place a slippery warning sign at obvious position of the work area. Wet mops generally have good water absorption, and the superior microfiber wet mop has three times its own weight in water absorption.

Microfiber wet mop is made of synthetic fibers, which naturally has anti-bacterial properties.

This microfiber wet mop uses the innovative “twin lock” yarn twisting technology and can withstand 500 high temperature washings. The polyester velcro fabric on the back makes it easy to set up and replace. The lining is made of waterproof non-woven fabric, which effectively protects the backing velcro tape from getting wet on the one hand and supports the overall shape of the mop on the other.

More precisely, this is a wet and dry microfiber mop. Its long microfiber yarns can still collect and trap dust tightly until the machine washing process.

Dry (Dust) mop

Dry mopping means using a dry mop to pick up dust, hair and debris from the floor without the need for water or cleaning agents. They will also be referred to as “sweeping mops”. However, dry mops have a distinct advantage over brooms. In a dusty indoor environment, a broom can only collect pollutants. And during the sweeping process, dust can float into the air, which is not a good way to clean the area being worked in or the operator. Dry mops generally have long strands and thin filaments that do a good job of trapping dust in gap of the fibers rather than simply gathering them up.

Comparing to the 8-figure mopping method of a use of wet mop, care should be taken when using a dry mop to use the parallel mopping method. Put down the mop from the beginning of the cleaning area and keep mopping forward, remain the mop conform to the ground in the process. Avoid dragging back and forth, keep cleaning from one direction at a time. And make sure at least 20% of the overlapping area.

This dry mop has a suede cleaning surface that fits tightly to the floor in dry conditions. The open yarn head can trap the tiniest dust particles. In addition, the looped fringe yarns help to clean wall corners better and trap hairs in process. This dry mop can withstand repeated washings without degradation, minimize cleaning expense.


Using the right mop can make cleaning more efficient and safe. We are committed to developing and producing high quality, cost effective microfiber mops. And we can provide the most optimal product solution according to the diversity of customer requirements.