Best Mops & Buckets

Keeping your house clean can be a big task but using the right mop and bucket can make it a whole lot easier. Whether you have laminate, wooden or tiled flooring, make them shine with the best mops and buckets on the market today. Read more…

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Fantastic Floating Mop

Fantastic Floating Mop 🏆 2024

4.5  (166)
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Margaret_Barrett
Margaret_BarrettAU21 posts
 
Disappointedworked well at first but after 6 month it will not charge now so we had to dump it not worth the money Show details
Sabco Spray Mop

Sabco Spray Mop

3.6  (110)
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Bernard and Mel
Bernard and MelModbury Heights2 posts
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Kleva Clean Super Dry Mop

Kleva Clean Super Dry Mop

4.2  (23)
Rorie Yang
Rorie Yang2 posts
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Too complicated and Muck around to use. I want simple works wellIt’s dry and clean but too many turns to dry it
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Dream Clean Mop

Dream Clean Mop

4.2  (15)
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Lou
Lou7 posts
 
Not happy with productI have this mop for a couple of months now. Great the first couple of months. Now the spindle in the bottom of the bucket has completely seized up and is absolutely useless!! Of course it now out of warranty. Just be aware if you thinking of buying this product. A waste of $60
Sabco Super Swish Xtra

Sabco Super Swish Xtra

3.4  (31)
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J.Partington
J.PartingtonWA17 posts
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White Magic Microfibre Spin Mop

White Magic Microfibre Spin Mop

3.0  (46)
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Donna
DonnaNSW
 
Rubbermaid Reveal Spray Mop

Rubbermaid Reveal Spray Mop

3.2  (32)
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Narelle
Narelle4 posts
 
Vileda Easy Wring Mop & Bucket

Vileda Easy Wring Mop & Bucket

2.4  (230)
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MeMe
MeMeQLD7 posts
 
Over pricedIt’s way over priced not sure why it just a cheap bucket made of plastic and the stick is a very very very cheap metal it rust and break easily ,why on earth is a mop price increase never ever put money on these mops ever again if every a few months I’ll pay 57$ that’s if they didn’t increase the price even more on a mop I’ll buy a steamer Show details
Vileda UltraMax Mop

Vileda UltraMax Mop

2.9  (21)
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Bel
BelNSW8 posts
 
Strucket 19L Strainer Bucket

Strucket 19L Strainer Bucket

5.0  (4)
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JosieJo2000
JosieJo2000WA96 posts
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Enjo Floorcleaner

Enjo Floorcleaner

2.8  (12)
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Dena F.
Dena F.VIC16 posts
 
Oates Spray 'n' Glide MF049

Oates Spray 'n' Glide MF049

2.8  (11)
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Mel
MelPERTH126 posts
 
Water leaks everywhereSeemed to be a good mop until the water bottle started leaking as I bring the mop back towards me and it's impossible to mop up the leaks as the thing just keeps leaking. Can't remember what I paid for this useless contraption at Bunnings... it's not even 8wks old... don't waste your money. Show details
Sabco Lightning Mop

Sabco Lightning Mop

1.7  (83)
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Ash
AshNew South Wales4 posts
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New design mopPurchased from Bunnings in March; used it once and the sponge cameoff the plastic attachment on first use; contacted the company and they sent two sets of replacement sponge; the new ones working well; happy with the service Show details ·  1
Oates Spin & Clean Compact Mop Set 170646

Oates Spin & Clean Compact Mop Set 170646

2.8  (9)
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Hayley5
Hayley5VIC
 
Handle is flimsyI was keen to try this product at home, the microfibre moo head worked really well on the hardwood floors cleaning and along the skirting. The mop handle is let down by the numerous joins and the second and third handle pieces keep undoing, meaning the mop is falling in two while in using it. Show details
Vileda SuperMocio 3Action

Vileda SuperMocio 3Action

2.1  (16)
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Deb G.
Deb G.SA
 
Sabco Clean-Rinse Bucket

Sabco Clean-Rinse Bucket

2.6  (9)
Oldsalt
OldsaltSA41 posts
 
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bushmagpie
bushmagpieAU72 posts
 
Koh Spray Mop Starter Kit

Koh Spray Mop Starter Kit

3.8  (4)
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Courtneyd
CourtneydQLD10 posts
 
Starmax Miracle Mop

Starmax Miracle Mop

2.8  (5)
Terry W
Terry WSydney
 
A good idea poorly executedWorks well for 12 months then it rusts and breaks and needs replacement. Rollers that squeeze mop bend and break off. However when new it works exceptionally well. Overpriced given overall quality of mechanism

sue
sueVIC
 
not worth the moneypurchased the mop a couple of months ago, the second time I used the mop, the handle would not lock. no longer of any use. I would not recommend this item. Show details
Decor Speed Timesaver 166200

Decor Speed Timesaver 166200

2.3  (6)
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Ann
AnnSA4 posts
 
Flips and flopsWill not stay flat to floor in use, flips on edge. Poor design. Designer has never mopped a floor. Still looking for a decent mop, simple your would think, help. Show details
Sabco Soft Scrub Sponge Mop SAB62087

Sabco Soft Scrub Sponge Mop SAB62087

1.2  (38)
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Sara
SaraQLD
 
What a waste of money!Used this mop twice, mop head kept falling off the first time and the second the sponge went completely flat and just leaves streaks everywhere! Tried to dry it to see if it'd bounce back, nope now it's completely solid. Spent $30 to just throw it out! What a waste of money, I wish I'd read the reviews first! Show details
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Hi Sara, We are sorry to hear this, Please send us an email (ask.sabco@sabco.com.au) with your postal details and we will arrange a complimentary PVA Sponge Mop Refill to get you back up and mopping again.

Oates Massive Four Post Squeeze Mop MS-100

Oates Massive Four Post Squeeze Mop MS-100

1.4  (19)
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Darryl
Darryl
 
Not happyBegan falling apart after a few uses. Only used on kitchen and laundry floor. Was always leaving large droplets of water on floor. I removed the circular scratchy material to try and stop this happening. Show details
Vileda ProMist Max Plus Spray Mop

Vileda ProMist Max Plus Spray Mop

2.8  (4)
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Kathleen P.
Kathleen P.3 posts
 
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Sabco Wondermop

Sabco Wondermop

1.6  (11)
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Viv
VivVIC5 posts
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Love itWashable mop head!! Easy to ring out. Easy to use, light weight. Works a treat! Not expensive. Show details ·  1
Sabco Slide-to-Wring Flat Mop

Sabco Slide-to-Wring Flat Mop

1.6  (10)
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Trish M.
Trish M.
 
Sabco
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Hi Trish, We are sorry to hear of your experience, Please send us an email and we will organise a replacement. ask.sabco@sabco.com.au

Sabco Blue Wonder Mop

Sabco Blue Wonder Mop

2.5  (4)
Hingehead
HingeheadQLD2 posts
 
Dismal head to handle connectorI bought the mop/bucket set. This mop makes me say rude words - the head constantly falls of the handle. Even when just draining excess water off in the strainer. I've seen beer glasses stick to drink coasters better. Show details
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Leifheit Twist Mop System

Leifheit Twist Mop System

4.0  (2)
Megan
MeganVIC11 posts
 
This is great system but the mop handle is flimsy and not up to the jobWe love this system and the different pads,it stops you putting too much water on wooden floors but after about the12 months of use the handle is bending in all directions and held to gether with tape it is too flimsy andso far i have been un able to access a replacement handle which is disappointing

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Sabco Handy Swish Mop

Sabco Handy Swish Mop

2.7  (3)
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Soz
SozVIC3 posts
 
Bona Timber Spray Mop

Bona Timber Spray Mop

3.5  (2)
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Art Vandelay
Art Vandelay2 posts
 
A god send for timber floorsThis product is the bees knees. Worth its hefty price tag. It’s easy to use, safe on floor boards and the washable mop head is great! I’ve seen a few other ones on the market but this one seems to be the best and I recommend spending a few extra dollars so you get quality. We love ours! Show details

A bucket, mop and cleaning solutions

Types of mops and buckets

Today's mops and buckets have progressed in many ways from traditional mops and buckets to have fancy features such as self-wringing mechanisms, water spray technology and mops that kill bacteria by releasing steam. The more advanced the type of mop, the most expensive it will be as well.

Cut end mops and spin mops

Also known as string mops, these are the most common types of mops that you can purchase and are also the cheapest. They have large, shredded ends made of either cotton, rayon, a poly-cotton blend or other absorbent materials and are a good choice for tackling big messes. They can’t be washed and usually don’t have detachable heads and therefore will need replacing every few months or so depending on usage. They come with buckets with a wringing compartment - which will need to be done manually.

Spin mops function similarly to cut end mops but with the addition of a bucket that has a foot or hand pedal to wring the mop. Spin mops are not as large as string mops typically but are still very useful to have when cleaning medium-sized areas.

Pros
Ideal for soaking up spills
Affordable
Good for heavy-duty scrubbing
Cons
Not machine-washable
Can be flimsy

Looped end mops

Looped end mops provide extra surface area compared to cut end mops and allow you to clean larger areas more easily. They are also less likely to fray with heavy usage compared to cut end mops.

Pros
More durable than cut-end mops
Looped ends prevent unravelling
Machine washable, except for cotton and poly-cotton blends

Flat mops

These types of mops contain a pad attached at the end which picks up dirt or mops wet spots. Some flat mop pads can be washed in a washing machine and be reused, otherwise, they can be replaced. Flat mops are designed to clean very small areas that do not encounter a lot of traffic and may not be suitable for tough stains. They don’t require a bucket to use.

Pros
Don’t need a bucket
Heads can be rewashed or replaced
Cons
Not for heavy-duty cleaning
Pads need to be changed often

Sponge mops

A step above the flat mop is the sponge mop which uses a sponge instead of a pad or a cloth. The sponge absorbs much more than the pad does and therefore can be used over larger areas and for longer without replacing.

Pros
Brilliant absorbancy
Lightweight
Cons
Hard to clean the sponge

Spray mops

Spray mops work similarly to flat mops, however, they have a spray mechanism built inside which releases a mixture of water and cleaning solution onto the floor. This solution can then be wiped up with the bottom of the pad.

Pros
Can control the release of water
No need for bucket
Choice of using wet or dry
Cons
Not for heavy-duty cleaning

Steam mops

Steam mops heat water and release steam to kill bacteria and sanitise your floors. They require no use of chemicals or cleaning products in order to function. While not being as big as a string mop, the steam mop is perfect for cleaning homes and offices as there is no need to keep a bucket around for it.

Pros
Kills bacteria and sanitises floors
Easy to replace or wash pads
Doesn’t need chemicals
Dosen’t need a bucket
Cons
Expensive
May not be suitable for all types of floors
Requires charging

Dust mops

While the previous mops mentioned are usually used whilst wet, dust mops are used dry and rid the surface of dust, dirt and other kinds of debris before wet mopping. Also known as Swiffers, they act as a combination of cut end mops and flat mops, but are normally larger and a great alternative to brooms since they are better at picking up dust.

Pros
Versatile for tight spaces
Large heads to cover a wider range
Can be used quickly
Cons
Not a replacement for wet mopping

Microfibre mop heads

Microfiber materials can absorb just as much as, if not more than, a sponge. While a sponge is nearly impossible to clean perfectly, microfiber materials are very easy to clean. Microfiber mops are made from a combination of polyester and polyamide that easily collects and traps dirt until it is washed away. These are the most sanitary types of mop heads and are compatible with flat, cut-end, spin and steam mops.

Pros
Absorbs up to seven times its weight in liquid
Can be washed 500+ times without degrading
Hypoallergenic and non-abrasive
Eco-friendly and requires fewer chemicals

Robot mops

Want clean floors without any of the manual labour? Robots are here to take your place and give you a break. They work in the same way as spray mops but travel around a room by themselves and scrub down your floors whilst doing so. They can’t replace vacuum cleaners, however, and you may have to manually mop any large spills or tough stains yourself.

Pros
Can clean a large surface area
Automatic & requires no effort
Can schedule cleaning times
Cleans hard-to-reach spots such as under bed/sofa
Cons
Can miss spots/get stuck
Expensive
Still need to vacuum and mop heavy spills
Small water tanks which will need replacing often
Requires charging

What to look for in a mop and bucket

Now that you know about all the different types of mops, there are still a few things you need to consider before making your final decision.

Floor surface: Consider the type of flooring you have and which mop would be the most suitable to clean it. Unsealed flooring would benefit from either dry or damp mopping. Due to the delicate nature of laminate flooring, steam mops would not be suitable for use on them, whereas manual mops that don’t use heat would be.

Yarn ply: This number describes how many threads of fibre are twisted together to form an individual strand of mop yarn. The more threads, the stronger the mop, however, the less absorbent it is. The most common are 4 and 8-ply mops.

Antimicrobial: In some mops, there are fibres locked into the yarn that contain an antimicrobial additive. This protects the mop head from deteriorating by preventing the growth of bacteria, mould, mildew and yeast.

Absorbancy: Depending on the size of your rooms, you’ll want to consider how large you’d like your mop heads to be. The larger the head, the more space it can cover in a room before it needs rinsing and wringing.

Typically, the sizing chart works in this way:

  • Small mop heads hold 250-300ml of liquid
  • Medium mop heads hold 500-600ml of liquid
  • Large mop heads hold 700-950ml of liquid
  • Extra-Large mop heads hold 950-1,100ml of liquid

Using the right size mop head will help eliminate water wastage.

Durability: When investing in a cleaning product, the last thing you want to do is to replace it every few months because it has broken or become too dirty and cannot be washed. Looking for replaceable or washable mop heads and sturdy, non-plastic handles to ensure your investment is a worthwhile one.

Ergonomic design: The best mops and buckets are designed with comfort in mind. Using a mop with a wringer on its handle or a bucket with a foot pedal will prevent you from having to bend down each time. The handle length and weight should also be at a convenient place to ensure you’re at your most comfortable when cleaning.

Weight and portability: Cleaning can be a laborious task, but it doesn’t need to be a back-breaking one, too. Take time to consider how easy-to-move the tools you wish to purchase are. Perhaps you need to manoeuvre between the upstairs and downstairs whilst cleaning and a heavy bucket can make that all the more difficult which is why portability is essential in choosing an excellent bucket for mops.

If you do decide to go with a heavy bucket, check that it has rubber wheels for smooth and safe handling even on sensitive laminate flooring.

Price: Luckily, no matter your budget, you’re guaranteed to find a tool to help remove stains and make your floor shiny and clean. Basic mops and buckets can provide an excellent clean as long as you’re willing to put in some elbow grease.

The bigger your budget is, the fancier the features you can invest in such as a microfibre washable pad, a steam cleaner that doesn’t need chemicals to work or a robot cleaner to do the work for you.

You can read reviews on the best mops and buckets on our website today.

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