Cotton: Good absorption and retention with limited shrinkage and a low initial cost. Requires a “break-in” period to remove natural oil and gain full absorbency of mop. Slow drying yarn promotes mildew and deterioration. Lints.
Rayon: Absorbs quickly with easy release, however has low water retention making it less effective for general cleaning. Dries fast and is mildew resistant. Cleaner yarn with less linting. Used primarily in special applications such as floor finishing.
Cotton/Synthetic Blend: Combines high performance with long product life. Cotton fibers provide high water absorption and retention for effective floor drying. Synthetic fibers provide maximum water pick up and strength for increased product life. No “break-in” required.
Cut-End vs. Looped-End Mops
Care and Keeping
- Break-in new mop heads in warm, mild detergent solution for at least twenty minutes.
- Avoid scrubbing with the top portion of mop. This tends to tear strands and shorten mop life.
- Avoid strong cleaning solutions (lye, bleach, caustics, etc.) They will break strands far more quickly.
- When mopping a rough surface, mop in a direction that minimizes snagging. If possible, reserve one particular mop for these surfaces.
- Cut off any loose strands to prevent snagging and splattering.
- Thoroughly rinse and wring out mops after each use.
- Store mops, strands hanging down, in a warm, dry, well-circulated area.
- Discard and replace worn out mop heads. Lost strands decrease mops ability to perform. If a mop is only 75% of its original weight, it will take 1/3 additional time to get the job done.
Many of our wet mops are available in color-coded options to help prevent cross-contamination in your plant. To learn more, download a copy of our Color-Coded Catalog today.