If there’s one thing pet owners can, generally, relate to when it comes to their furry friends, it’s likely all the shedding. Your dog or cat’s hair has a way of finding itself everywhere, be it the carpet, the couch or your freshly laundered clothes – and of course, all over the floor as they traipse around and make themselves at home.
We’re by no means suggesting you force your pet to stick outside. This, however, doesn’t mean we surrender to the inevitability of fur on every imaginable surface at home either.
Using a wet mop to pick up clumps of pet hair difficult to sweep up using a broom or a vacuum cleaner is a timeless life hack – so we’ve shortlisted our top picks for the best microfiber mops to keep your floors free of fur.
Microfiber Professional 18” Mop
Designed to make the jobs of professional cleaners excessively easy and efficient, this super flexible mop is a handy, hardy item to have around for quintessential household maintenance. The Premium Microfiber Wet Mop Pads are perfect for removing stubborn stains or grime build-ups, the fiber catching on to and removing larger debris like pet hair with ease. The pads absorb water when soaked, with the fibers structured to provide such a thorough scrubbing action you don’t need to constantly carry a bucket of water or potentially harmful cleaning chemicals around. Built for functionality, the pad is detachable and can be machine washed to get multiple uses out of it, making it a great investment for the long-run.
The stainless steel handle of the mop can be adjusted between 4 and 6 feet, negating the need for you to have to bend while you mop – maintain a healthy posture by adjusting the handle to your height, and you’ll enjoy a stress-free mopping experience. Adding to the ease of use, the aluminium frame to which the handle is attached lets the mop swivel up to 360 degrees, letting you slide it under furniture and into hard-to-reach corners to thoroughly clean up your home.
The Microfiber Wholesale Mops also come with a complementary Mojave Microfiber Dust Mop, to enable you to dry clean any loose dirt or dust collecting on your floors. The entire set is built with professional-grade, heavy duty material – not only will this mop do its job and do it well, it’ll also last you a very long time.
STAR BUDGET PICK
JINCLEAN 18″ Microfiber Floor Mop
With a two-sided, machine-washable pad, this mop offers two layers of cleaning. You get a super absorptive microfiber chenille side to soak in water or your cleaning solution of choice, and a cleaning side of fine microfiber bristles designed to lock and pick up even the finest of particles laying around on your floors, including, of course, fur.
Flexible due to its 360 degree swiveling head, letting you slide it into corners and under furniture to thoroughly clean every nook and cranny of your home, you can adjust the durable aluminium handle anywhere between 30 to 50 inches, so you don’t have to bend over as you clean. Designed for durability and long wear, this mop is recommended as a must-have budget solution for those with pets prone to shedding.
Cedar Creek Cleaning Products 20” Microfiber Pet Hair Mop
Not only is this 70% polyester-30% nylon microfiber mop several times more efficient at picking up debris from dust to pet hair than an average dust mop, it is also designed to be ergonomic and user-friendly. The light-weight aluminium handle is rust-resistant, and comes with a ball shaped grip improving the ease with which you can glide the pad of this mop along the floor. The detachable mop pad is washing machine-friendly and can be re-used multiple times, suitable for both dry and damp surfaces.
O-Cedar UltraMax EasyWring Microfiber Mop
The UltraMax microfiber mop pad is built to facilitate a thorough, deep cleanse, scrubbing off even the most stubborn of dirt patches and grabbing any loose debris. It’s designed to have in-built power scrub zones to enable the most efficient cleaning process, distributing pressure equally. The detachable pad can be machine-washed, designed to be wrung hands-free using the EasyWring Bucket included as part of the set. The bucket negates the need for you to squeeze out all that dirty water by hand, equipped with a pedal that lets you stick the mop into the bucket and add pressure to wring the water out. Alternately, it also lets you control how much water your microfibers retain, to avoid leaving your floors excessively damp and slippery.
Choosing the Best Microfiber Mop for Pet Hair
Not only is there an increasing case being made for the harmful effects of chemicals in household cleaning products, there’s also the question of how these products affect your pets.
Microfiber mops are the perfect solutions, both for your home and your pets. Not only do they grab on to minuscule particles of dirt without requiring any harsh chemicals to work off any build-ups of grime, they also cleanly sweep off any of the stubborn pet hairs you just can’t seem to get at with your dust mop or vacuum cleaner.
Microfiber is a resilient, ultra-absorptive material, the fibrous texture making for a faster, smoother cleaning experience than a cotton cloth or rag could. We recommend looking for a mop with a detachable microfiber pad, which allows you to simply pop the fabric into the washing machine when it gets too grimy, and continue using it without having to look for frequent and costly replacements.
Mops with adjustable handles also make for a posture-friendly cleaning experience, leaving your floors spick and span without you breaking a sweat. Flexible mop-heads with swivel features that let you reach hard to access corners are also an attractive feature to look for in a durable, handy mop for hardwood or tile floors.