Best Hardwood Floor Mop TechnoBuffalo 2021

Hardwood flooring is a significant home investment, and you want to be careful to not only keep it clean but reduce the risk of damage. Typically cleaning a hardwood floor requires minimal water and lower or no heat, while laminate wood can tolerate a bit more. We've rounded up the best mops - both steam and spray mist - designed specifically for hardwood floors.

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Best overall hardwood mop: Shark Genius Hardwood Cleaning System

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This steam mop has three settings and uses unique mop pads that work to loosen and lift dirt from your floor's crevices and grooves without damaging your hardwood. When one side of the pad gets dirty, the mop head flips over so you can use the other side and keep cleaning. And when you're done, the pad can be dropped into your washing machine or laundry hamper by pushing a button rather than touching the dirty rag.

$100 from Amazon
O-Cedar Promist Max Hardwood Mop Reco Image

Best spray mist mop: O-Cedar ProMist Mop

The O-Cedar ProMist mop doesn't use steam to clean hardwood. Instead, it has a dispenser where a cleaning solution is fed into the mop. You can control how much to spray on your floor while using the reusable, textured mop pad to pick up a lot of mess, including stuck on grime. You can use different solutions for waxing and polishing your hardwood. Or you can skip the cleaner all together and use the O-Cedar as a dry mop to simply dust the floor.

$27 from Amaon
Symphony steam mop

Best for pet owners: Bissell Symphony Pet Steam Mop

The Bissell Symphony is a steam mop, wet mop, and vacuum in one, and you can use them all together at once or individually. All you need to do is press a button to turn on or off the function you need. Both reusable and disposable mop pads come with this mop. The suction of the Bissell Symphony is strong enough to pick up pet hair. This hardwood mop heats water in 30 minutes but lets you control how much steam or water to use.

$219 from Amazon
Braava steam mop

Best hands-free hardwood mop: iRobot Braava Jet M6

The iRobot Braava Jet M6 robotic mop first vacuums your floors to pick up any loose debris, then goes back around to mop them. It uses learning technology to map your room or multiple rooms, and figure out the best path to take and which functions to use during cleaning. The motion sensor knows when there is something in the way and avoids getting stuck in corners, or when there is a drop so that it won't fall downstairs.

$449 from Amazon
Itsoft Microfiber Hardwood Floor Mop

Best wet dry hardwood mop: ITSOFT Microfiber Hardwood Floor Mop

This mop doesn't use any steam or cleaning solution. Instead, the ITSOFT Microfiber mop comes with five reusable pads to quickly pick up spills. The woven microfiber pads pick up dust from hardwood, too. The mop head rotates a full 360 degrees. This allows you to get into deep corners and under countertops and furniture. The handle can extend up to 59 inches long. When done, drop the pads into your washing machine to wash clean.

$21 from Amazon

Let's clean this up

The Shark Genius is the best mop for hardwood floors because it uses steam to clean and sanitize your floor instead of chemicals typically used in spray mist models. Unlike traditional steam cleaners and steam mops, you can control how much steam to use, which reduces the risk of using too much heat or water that tends to warp wood surfaces. You can forgo the steam altogether and use the Shark Genius as a dry mop instead. This mop comes with several reusable pads that can be cleaned and used several times before needing to be replaced. These pads are textured and designed to pick up dirt in the grooves and crevices that naturally occur in wood grains. You can also use reusable mop pads with the Shark Genius hardwood mop.

Check out the PurSteam steam mop, too. This one is a great value because it comes with so many attachments that you can use it for more than cleaning your hardwood floors. Its attachments clean grout, appliances, and mirrors while also disinfecting surfaces. Other attachments can be used to steam iron clothing or get wrinkles out of curtains and upholstered furniture.

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