How to Mop in 2019

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People are constantly asking us how to clean floors, and we love that question because we have so many solutions! What if we told you there was an easier and faster way to mop your floors? What if we told you we know the best way to clean kitchen floors and it involves a machine that cleans better than a mop and bucket?* Would you believe us? At BISSELL, we’re confident we’ve found the best way to clean floors thanks to our CrossWave® products. If you’re not familiar, prepare to be amazed. These machines vacuum and wash hard floors and area rugs at the same time. So, you can go from learning how to properly mop a kitchen floor to properly washing an area rug, all with the same machine. It’s one of our many revolutionary inventions when it comes to floor deep cleaning, and it’s blowing people’s minds.

"This vacuum cuts our cleaning time in HALF since we don't have to prep the mop water or having to rinse the mop head. AMAZING!"** - Valerie, 5-star review

If you’re looking for the best way to clean floors without a mop, you’ve come to the right place. In this post, we’ll teach you how to mop a floor and how to clean kitchen floors – and all other sealed hard floors for that matter.

Picture this, it’s breakfast for dinner night and someone drops that plate of pancakes (with extra syrup) on the kitchen floor. But you’re not worried about who the culprit is, because you’re more concerned with figuring out how to clean sticky tile floors, and fast. This is where CrossWave® really comes in handy. Once you pick up the bigger pieces by hand, you can clean the syrup and smaller crumbs off the floor and wash the residue left behind all at once.

Vacuum and Wash at the Same Time

Forget sweeping your floors before you mop. CrossWave® and CrossWave® Pet Pro combine the chores into one machine, so you don’t have to spend so much time cleaning. It works on tile, sealed wood floors, carpet, rugs, laminate, linoleum, rubber floor mats, pressed wood floors, and more, so chances are it’ll work in multiple rooms in your home. But it doesn’t just work on multiple surfaces, it works on multiple messes, too.

"The mopping action is incredible as well. Mud, paw prints, doggy potty accidents, and everything the kids happen to drag in on their cleans it right up. We use it in place of sweeping and traditional mopping. It's easy to use, maneuvers well, and gets the job done."** - Nikki, 5-star review

Engineered by Pet Parents

Our CrossWave® Pet Pro model was designed by pet parents for pet parents and you can tell. It comes with special pet features like a pet hair strainer that sits inside the dirty water tank and keeps larger messes like pet hair separate from the dirty water. So you don’t have to touch the yuck while emptying it. The multi-surface Tangle-Free Pet Brush Roll works on hard floors and area rugs, while keeping pet hair from wrapping around the brush and getting tangled while you clean. There’s also a special pet formula that removes pesky pet odors while you mop.

Two-Tank Technology

One of the grossest parts of mopping is not being able to use clean water each time you put solution onto the floor. Don’t you agree? Think about it. When you’re mopping you take an already dirty mop, squeeze dirty water out of it, dunk it back in that same bucket (of dirty water), and put back on your floor to essentially spread the dirt around. That doesn’t happen with CrossWave®.

"With just a mop, the dust would turn into a paste on the floor, but this unit picks up the gray sludge and sand, putting all of it in the dirty water container!"** - Sandra, 5-star review.

Unlike a traditional mop and bucket, CrossWave®’s two-tank technology means you never clean with dirty water. The unique design keeps clean water and our special formula in one tank and dirty water in another, so only the clean water and formula goes on your floors while cleaning.

Easy Cleaning and Maintenance

As if we haven’t already given you enough reasons to drop the mop and grab a CrossWave®, wait until you hear this. You know how cleaning up your supplies after mopping is gross and also a pain? That’s not the case with CrossWave®. It comes with a rinse and clean out storage tray that rinses your machine in seconds when you’re done mopping. Plus, the Brush Roll and Brush Roll Window are easy to remove and clean. And, the Brush Rroll can sit right in that drying tray so it’s ready to go for next time.

Of course, our mopping tips don’t stop with CrossWave® products. We also have a SpinWave® Hand Floor Spin Mop and a cordless version that scrubs tricky messes for you. Its soft touch pads are gentle on hard floors but tough on messes. And because we are experts in floorcare, we also sell traditional mops like our Glide&Shine® Hard Floor Mop.

No matter which one of our helpful mopping tools works best for you, we hope this post inspires you to rethink your current method of mopping. As you can see, we’ve spent a lot of time on products that not only make mopping and cleaning floors easier, but also ones that make it a lot faster – so you can spend less time cleaning and more time enjoying whatever mess makers make up your busy home.

*Measured by BTP0257 hard floor soil cleaning test.

** star ratings as of 3/26/2019. Some reviewers may have received a free product in exchange for an honest review.