My friend's husband works for Vileda and so when I was in need of a new mop I asked her if he would know of anything suitable for my needs at home. As it happened she had a brand new Vileda wood mop sitting in her house as she didn't have many wooden floors and so she told me I could have it as the kitchen, dining room, hall and bathroom in my house all have wooden floors.
The Vileda wood mop comes with a long red handle which I associate with Vileda as they all seem to have the red handles which are great for brand identity I guess! What is great about this particular mop handle is that it is telescopic and so it can be adjusted to make it longer or shorter depending on the person who is doing the mopping. I am five feet one and I have it on the smallest setting which is pretty perfect for me to be honest but it can be adjusted to a much taller handle if someone taller was to be doing the mopping. It is really simple to adjust the handle too as you simply twist it one way to release it and then twist it again the other way to lock it in to position again. I find it stays locked in position and doesn't suddenly come undone as I am cleaning my floors!
This mop features a long, thin and flat mop head which is designed specifically for use on wooden floors really as it can cover a good surface area quite quickly. They can be used both wet to clean the floors or dry as a way of sweeping up and generally dusting the area so it is a really handy feature to have on the mop if you have a lot of wooden floors.
I tend to use my mop wet simply because I hoover every day downstairs and so there isn't much chance for dog hair and dust to settle on my floors but they do get dirty with the general traffic of the days and so I like to give them a good clean with this mop. The mop head is removable and so by pressing a black button on the underside of the mop you can make the bottom of it collapse and so remove the pad which you will be mopping with. I tend to soak the mop pad in a solution of either bleach and water or disinfectant and water but sometimes I will just wet my floor using a floor cleaner and then just mop it up without removing the pad at all.
I like the fact that I can mop quite quickly with this product because the pad is quite large and the fact that it is a flat pad also makes me feel confident that the full surface of the floor is being washed well as opposed to if I was using a normal looking mop head. After I use this one my floors look nice and clean and the mop pad does a good job of soaking up excess water on the floor so to not damage my floors.
As the pad is removable it is really easy to keep it clean and after I have mopped my floors I just throw it in on a normal wash with my other things and it washes up well. Over the couple of years I have had this one I am yet to have to source a replacement pad for the mop because it still looks good and is showing no signs of damage or wear and tear despite regular use over quite a long time. For me this is excellent value and whilst I didn't pay for this mop I would quite happily look to replace it with a similar model when this one does decide to pack in.
I have struggled to find a price online for this particular mop but it would appear it was first introduced around 2006 and so is perhaps hard to get hold of now. There is a very similar looking model on the Vileda website selling for £13.00 which I think is a very reasonable price to pay for a mop which is likely to last for many years.
Thank you for reading my review!
My husband recently fitted a wooden floor in our lounge and hallway and so I was looking for a way to keep it clean. I had been told they are terribly hard to keep clean but what with a toddler and a dog I thought it was a much better idea than the cream carpets we used to have.
After a browse in Wilkinsons I settled upon the Vileda Wood Mop as I know Vileda to be a good name in the mop/cleaning department and this mop looked exactly like the thing I was looking for. The mop is described as a mop for, "thorough cleaning of wood and laminate floors and now cleans right into the corners."
The mop itself is basically a long thin shaggy mop with a long pole attached to it. The pole is telescopic so it slots back down into itself for storage but then extends up quite long when you need to use it so you can stand upright and push the mop along without having to bend over to push it. This is an important point for me as I hate bending over and getting a bad back when I am trying to clean my floor.
Apparently the mop itself has a three dimentional structure in the middle of the pad that picks up small particles such as hair, crumbs and dust. I definitely have to agree with this statement. I never knew that wooden floors got so dusty or picked up so much rubbish but I can see the small little particles everywhere!! A quick dust of the mop around the floor and these are definitely all picked up which is great. There is a lot of the shaggy part around the plastic heading of the mop which is really good as you can really go right up to the sides of your walls or into the corners without the plastic part hitting the walls. It's only the fabric that smoothes over these parts, picking up all the dust as it goes. Then I find its really easy to get them out of the mop. I tend to brush them out with my hand over the bin but the pads are also washable as well. I would say I probably use the mop for about a week and then wash the pads. After washing the pads are never as great as they are when they are new but the nice thing is is that you can buy refill pads for the mop too.
It's very easy to change the pads which is nice. There is a button on the mop that you push, this then releases the mop upwards and you basically slide the mop frame into the mop pad pockets at the side of the mop. This mop also does not scratch the floor wither which I am pleased about as I don't want anything scratching my new wooden floor.
I felt this mop was quite good value, £7 for the mop itself with one mop pad and then in the region of £3 for a pack of refills and if you have wooden floors something I definitely recommend.
Since moving into our current house we have had to invest in a decent mop and bucket, we never realised that a beautiful looking laminate floor could get so mucky so quickly!
After taking a quick trip to our local "the range" store recently, we came across the product I will now review for you and thought what a good idea it was.
The product I will now review is - "Vileda magic mop - wood"
The mop head itself comes separately from the handle, which means you will initially have to fork out for that, though mine has lasted ages so far!
The head is noticeably different from the previous head (in the same range) was, with this one being brown in colour, and what can only be described as an actually soft loofah type sponge.
The idea behind this is that it can be squeezed much easier, thus removing much more water from the head before mopping, which of course is essential as too much water on wood will cause damage to it!
The head screws into the handle very easily, and then I find myself ready to give it a go!
I dunk the head in the water, gave a good swish around, the squeezed excess water from it before starting to scrub the floor (I have two mucky kids, so I scrub not just mop!).
The floor is immediately and noticeably dryer than normal, but with the same cleaning standard I have been used to, though after reading the blurb on the container it comes in it states that this is a damp cleaning product, not so much a mop head!
For some reason also, this head doesn't leave as many streaks on the floor as the normal one's do, there's nothing worse than cleaning, scrubbing to come back to it when dry and find it looking worse than when you started!
The floor dries in a few minutes rather than the normal ten, another bonus for me as the kids can only manage to sit still for a few minutes before creeping over my wet floor, thinking I won't catch them!
Price wise these are available from www.amazon.co.uk for the sum of around £4.00, but I did get mine slightly cheaper, so it's worth shopping around.
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Thanks for reading x