Published by Ahmad Jamal on June 26, 2023
Daily mopping is always an easy task when you pick the suitable mop for your flooring type, the area of your house, and multi-surfacing cleaning that could be required as well.
However, sponge mops have been providing increasingly improved results in recent years, and with that increases the need to find the best sponge mop, among thousands of candidates.
In this CleanersAdvisor article, we’ll provide you with the summary of our testing on 10 of the best sponge mops on the market, as we tested them on various floor types, and tested cleaning different debris and dirt types you may encounter on a daily basis in your house.
Then, we’ll highlight the aspects we tested in each of the 10 best sponge mops, and disclose why we chose 4 best models you can choose from to get the easy and effective cleaning you seek.
Table of Contents
What Is a Sponge Mop?
It’s a home appliance that consists of a stick (usually made from strong material), and a spongy head that’s usually removable, or drainable.
The ability to drain water and dirt from the spongy head, or remove it and install a new one, provides an extra option that’s not available at all mop types, that you’re able to rinse and repeat whenever necessary.
The best sponge mop will enable multiple-room cleaning, rinsing the cleaning head or replacing the spongy head, then moving into the other room, and so on.
Generally speaking, the Sponge Head is the main difference between the best sponge mop options.
How Did We Test The Best Sponge Mop Models?
We tested every sponge head type possible, and tried every sponge head type on different floor types it covered, here’s every type of test we carried out before compiling the list of best sponge mop models:
- What Sponge Head Type It Has (Polyurethane, Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA), Vegetal Cellulose, and Cellulose Mop Heads)
- What Floor Types It Covers (Tile, Vinyl, Hardwood, and Laminate Floors)
- How Easy It Is to Use It
- How Fast Can It Be Dried (Naturally or Using a Squeezing Method)
- Handle Type
Best Sponge Mop
1. Casabella Original Mop (Our Pick)
2. Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Power Squeeze Mop (Best Sponge Mops for Tile Floors)
3. Quickie 051TRI Sponge Super Squeeze Mop (Best Squeeze Mop)
4. YOCADA Sponge Mop with Extendable Handle (Best Sponge Mop for Hardwood Floors)
|Casabella Original Mop
|Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Power Squeeze Mop
|Best Sponge Mops for Tile Floors
|Quickie 051TRI Sponge Super Squeeze Mop
|Best Squeeze Mop
|YOCADA Sponge Mop with Extendable Handle
|Best Sponge Mop for Hardwood Floors
1. Casabella Original Mop
Sponge Head Type: Polyurethane
Handle Material: Alloy Steel
Dimensions: 52.5 x 10 x 3.5 inches
Weight: 2.11 Pounds
Casabella Original Mop Review
Casabella Original Mop is the best sponge mop per our testing, as it’s the best heavy-duty mop that we tested on multiple floors, and delivered best performance on most of those floors.
Additionally, it’s super lightweight and it didn’t put any pressure on our shoulders or arms while testing it, even against the toughest of stains that we tested it on.
The fact that its sponge head is Polyurethane made it rust resistant and super absorbent, and worked pretty fine on different types of dirt.
The handling was also easy since the head is 10-inch-wide, but we didn’t like the fact that we need to buy replaceable sponges every now and then, it’s a bit expensive
2. Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Power Squeeze Mop
Sponge Head Type: Squeeze
Handle Material: Plastic
Dimensions: 53.5 x 9.75 x 3.5 inches
Weight: 1.5 Pounds
Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Power Squeeze Mop Review
Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Power Squeeze Mop is the best sponge mops for tile floors per our testing. We tested it on various flooring types, and it was by far the best on tile floors.
With only a 1.5 pound lightweight build and plastic handle, we managed to finish testing on all the floors we mentioned earlier, and it worked the best on tile floors, while it was pretty good on laminate and vinyl floors.
It’s perfect on tough stains, but it’s abrasive as well, meaning that testing it on wood and other gloss surfaces resulted in dulling the finish, so be careful of that.
3. Quickie 051TRI Sponge Super Squeeze Mop
Sponge Head Type: Cellulose
Handle Material: Metal Steel
Dimensions: 51 x 9.25 x 3.5 inches
Weight: 2 Pounds
Quickie 051TRI Sponge Super Squeeze Mop Review
Quickie 051TRI is the Best Squeeze Mop that’s both affordable and effective altogether.
We tested it on 4 floor types, and it was great on them all, making it not only the best squeeze mop, but also versatile and economical.
The best thing we seek in squeeze mops is how easy it is to use them, and how absorbent they are while mopping.
One special feature we encountered was the ability to hang it on the wall instead of storing them in crowded places inside the house.
However, it’s hard to find replacement sponges that fit in this one, so you’ll have to dig a bit deeper to find one.
4. YOCADA Sponge Mop with Extendable Handle
Sponge Head Type: Cellulose
Handle Material: Plastic
Dimensions: 51.97 x 10.24 x 2.36 inches
Weight: 2.79 Pounds
YOCADA Sponge Mop Review
YOCADA Sponge Mop is the Best Sponge Mop for Hardwood Floors per our testing, after testing it on multiple floor types.
It is easy to maneuver around the house, but it only suits small and medium sized areas, as we found some hurdles when we tried to cover larger-sized rooms while testing.
Additionally, it absorbs water pretty fast and can be dried as fast, meaning you won’t need a lot of time to carry out your daily cleaning chores.
How Often Should I Replace My Mop?
You need to replace your mop after 3 months of regular use, even if you have the best PVA mops on the market.
Bacteria can prey on sponge mops that are carelessly taken care of, and that means whenever you use them again, you’ll be spreading bacteria all over your house.
That’s why it’s necessary to check the state of your mop on a regular basis, and make sure you exchange it to a new one when it reaches a worn state.
Best Sponge Mop FAQ
We tested 10 sponge mops and got to the conclusion of 4 of them are the best sponge mop models on the market.
Those 4 were tested on different floor and dirt types, and we tested them fully before reaching any conclusion.
If you still have any questions about either of them, leave it in the comments section below.