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    Posted: 04 May 2012 at 11:01am
I know this has been discussed before, but there are always so many new ones out there I thought I would ask.  I have a simple spray mop with washable pads which lasts about 4-6 months.  It does a pretty decent job and they are about 16 new.  We have a large area of linoleum, which is also a very high traffic area.  Dog kids hubby it usually needs mopping 2-3 times a week this time of year.

These are fairly affordable but really would think that it should last a bit longer. 

So what do you use to clean the floors.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote GoldenEmpress Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 May 2012 at 11:44am
While I don't have one of these, I'm planning on getting one soon:


It seems to have good reviews and is reasonably priced.  So as soon as DH stops spending $ on things that he "has to have," I'll be getting it.
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I bought a microfiber one (O-Cedar brand, red handle, white and blue pad) from Wal-Mart that works okay.  If you were using it regularly, I suspect it would work great (I'm not very good about mopping my floor, so it takes a little more work).  The floor dries really fast, too.  It doesn't require any cleaners, just wet the mop, squeeze it out, and go.  I know it wasn't too expensive, or I wouldn't have bought it.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote expectingnumber2 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 May 2012 at 4:27pm
We have all hardwood floors.  I use a microfiber pad for sweeping/dusting and a steam mop.  I just got the steam mop for Christmas and LOVE it.  
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Originally posted by hudfamsix hudfamsix wrote:

I bought a microfiber one (O-Cedar brand, red handle, white and blue pad) from Wal-Mart that works okay.  If you were using it regularly, I suspect it would work great (I'm not very good about mopping my floor, so it takes a little more work).  The floor dries really fast, too.  It doesn't require any cleaners, just wet the mop, squeeze it out, and go.  I know it wasn't too expensive, or I wouldn't have bought it.
 
I have one too. It's great for quick jobs but like you my floor doesn't get mopped as often as it should. For a real good cleaning I still use my Veleda twist mop. I did have a steam cleaner but I returned it. It would leave drips (i guerr it leaked) everywhere. I've heard that they aren't good for wood or laminate though I can't speak too that because I have linoleum and tile. I do love the idea of them though.
 
Back to the spray mop... I think you can make your own pads. They have a velcro bottom and also push holes like a Swiffer Broom.
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I have a Bissell Steam Mop and loooove it.
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We have a shark steam mop.  It was on sale for around $50. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote anricat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 May 2012 at 10:25pm
I have a steam mop and an e-cloth mop. I love both. The e-cloth is great for touch ups (and DD likes to use it, too) and the steam mop is good for when I really want to MOP. 

You guys should run an e-cloth coop here on the Pin. We ran one locally and the prices are really great. All their cleaning clothes are beyond awesome. 
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Summer - we did an e-cloth coop last summer! The prices were awesome!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote RebeccaL Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 May 2012 at 11:33pm
I have the H20 steam mop ultra which I quite like.  I haven't really figured out what exactly to do with the hand held steamer part for furniture of bathtub, but I've used it on tile and with the carpet slider on carpet (it's not a carpet steam cleaner, but a steam refresher).  I stalked the sales and got it about half price for $70 or so.
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Oh awesome, Bree. I can't believe I missed it! 
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I just got a Shark Steam mop a couple weeks ago and LOVE it!!  WHen DS tosses his yogurt in the floor, I wipe it with a paper towel to get the worst up.  Then grab the steam mop.  It's ready in 30 seconds and I do that little area and poof I'm done!  no sticky!  Of course, I use it for the whole kitchen as well, but for the quick cleanups it's awesome!!! And I got the fancy version so I can unclick part of it to look like a dustbuster, but it's steam so I can steam curtains (yeah, right like that'll ever happen LOL) or use it to steam sanitize counters or bathroom stuff.  It even has smaller attachments for that!
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we jsut got another rubbermaid reveal and its pretty good. i really like that i can make my own solution.
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 We use a basic shark steam mop and I love it. Seriously, so much easier than a regular mop and if you put a little EO on the pad it smells wonderful. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rgypsyrose Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 May 2012 at 11:00pm
Thank you ladies for the ideas, I will have to look into the steam mops a little more.  I had tried my mom's shark a while ago and didn't like it as it only cleaned under the steam holes all three of the them.  Currently use the rubbermaid reveal... this has been the best so far. 

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Originally posted by hudfamsix hudfamsix wrote:

I bought a microfiber one (O-Cedar brand, red handle, white and blue pad) from Wal-Mart that works okay...I know it wasn't too expensive, or I wouldn't have bought it.

I have this one too and liked it so much, I went back and got extra pads. In the past, I'll have a great mop for about a year and just as the pad is wearing out, they become unavailable in the store.

I mostly use it as a dry sweeper (great for cleaning up collie dog hair!) but also put on a clean pad, spray a small section of floor with water or cleaner then wipe.
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