Compared to standard mops, a steam mop uses the power of hot steam to effortlessly clean all types of dirt from floors without the need for detergent. Whether you need to clean tile, wood, LTV or laminate floors, they’ve certainly made cleaning floors easier.
It’s important to note that steam mops and steam cleaners aren’t the same because the mop is designed for cleaning floors only and they do a far better job at it too. They are also more affordable, lightweight and easier to use on all types of flooring.
To assist you in selecting a steam mop, our handpicked selection lists top-performing models, chosen based on our first-hand experience cleaning a range of stubborn dirt on all types of flooring. Our testing and up-to-date research further ensure the quality of our recommendations.
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How The DIY Works Team Tests & Rates Steam Mops
As we own several properties (rentals and Airbnb’s), we find ourselves cleaning various types of floors such as laminate, Karndean, vinyl and hardwood quite regularly.
Although a standard mop and bucket can do a great job, steam mops make the task of cleaning floors far more easier and satisfying and they also require no harsh chemicals.
During our ongoing testing of the steam mops, we analyse the mop’s performance, runtime, ease of use and all the functionality that it provides. We also tested them on a range of flooring from wood to laminate floors.
To keep up our commitment to reviewing and testing the latest steam mops (for this article), we are continually testing out the latest offerings from top brands in the UK. This means that when we notice a brand has released a new and improved model, we will attempt to upgrade our steam mops where possible for testing.
As well as our testing and experience with multiple steam mops, we also based our recommendations on the latest research and several factors. Some of the factors that we considered included the mop’s performance, the time it takes to heat up, runtime, steam setting, additional functionality, build quality, warranty and value.