Was using a Bissell Crosswave for my floating floors, absolute rubbish. Switched to the Vileda Mop and find it fantastic. Leaves a streak free clean using 3 inches of hot tap water in a square bucket and a couple of capfuls of Methylated Spirits. I first vacuum the floor and change the water halfway through the clean. The 'ridge marks' other reviewers refer to disappear when the floor dries. Not sure how you could operate the mop unless the handle is facing the floor. I passed the Crosswave onto my son and he loves it. Go figure.
This mop works when you read the instructions!!
Not sure how or why most reviewers hate this mop as the the Super Squeeze isn’t just a normal mop but a squeegee and is actually very easy to use and is the most effective and efficient mop when used correctly.
The mop head is like a super absorbent squeegee or chamois and like any chamois they need to be fully squeezed to remove most water to work. (You don’t clean your car with a dripping wet chamois)
Instructions did say to use the mop with the handle facing down (a little different to the sponge type mops) but it works and works well.
...Unlike sponge mops it doesnt leave streaks or water behind and cleans all hard flooor surfaces, tile, timber etc and for floating timber floors this is the only mop you could or should use! (Too much water from sponge style mops will damage your floor). This keeps my timber floors clean and streak free - a must for anyone who loves a shiny timber floor. Oh and by the way the super squeeze is safe to use on any floor as it doesn’t leave any water residue behind so you don’t get slip hazards.
They could not have possibly tested this before releasing on the market
The head keeps coming off.
Vileda sounds quite Swedish but is actually rubbish.
The company should be sued.The product is a complete fraud.Apparently lots of others have taken the trouble to express the same thoughts.
The lack of response by the company says it all
Perhaps this mop is not for everyone, for me it is fantastic. It is solid and if you know how it wor
Perhaps this mob is not for everyone, for me it is fantastic. If you know how the mob works you don’t want another model. This mob is ver solid and easy to use. Only one thing is annoying, to find an refill
Looks great but too many flaws
I purchased this because the handle and squeezing mechanism looked very well made. They are very sturdy. The main problems I have with it are that the head will not stay on, I found the spare and checked how I was fitting it. I am doing everything it says on the packet. But it just comes of as soon as I start to mop the floor. Also, the sponge drags, it doesn't glide evenly. So it kind of just pushes dirt around and doesn't pick it up. It is also so firm it doesn't reach down into grout. Just appalling. I might try and use double sided tape as suggested but I shouldn't have to!!
Worst mop ever
I have spent the last 1 hour trying to figure out how to use the mop. Totally failed. I have a mop that I have no clue how to use. Have read and re-read the instructions. No help at all.
I will be going back to Woolworths tomorrow to ask them to show me how to use it. I do not even have a clue how to squeeze the water out of the sponge and no clue how to get the sponge flat on the floor. If Woolworths cannot show me how to use it they should not be selling it. I will be asking for my money back. Ridiculous!!
Do not buy!
Hooray for this page. Turned this mop from a flop to being useable!
I like most reviewers found this mop to be terrible but reading 5nrough the reviews I found one that said the mop is designed to be used with the squeeze handle facing the floor (kind of illogically I must say). I tired this and instantly all my problems were fixed. No longer did the dead fly off, no longer did the ratchet thing behave strangely and I now have a useable mop. Maybe if I had read the instructions I could have avoided weeks of frustration!
Worst Mop Ever
This mop is the worst I’ve ever used. I wish I could give it less than one star. The sponge skids across the floor without picking up any dirt so you’re left with clumps to pick up. It can’t move sideways otherwise the sponge falls off. The pull-handle is too low and does not stay in place at the height you tighten it to. It would have been easier to hand wash the floors on my hands and knees than use this mop.
At first, I had problems using the mop. Like most of the people here, I got frustrated using this thing because the sponge kept falling out. So, after going through the instructions again and reading the other reviews , I was able to mount the sponge properly and lock it in place. It's not the most efficient mop out there, but it definitely gets the job done.
Wouldn't bother with the others
This mop is fabulous...it appears reviewers on this page don't realise you need to flip it over with squeeze handle facing floor and then it glides. I have had mine for years and bunnings sell replacement heads. It is like a squeegee so you semi squeeze it to "wash" floor then rinse ,squeeze fully and flip and mop again to leave almost dry streak free floors. The head does not fall off if you click it into place properly and follow instructions and the colour of my mop water tells me how much dirt it removes
Modified by a "THINKING TRADIE" and now the best mop I ever had
Bought this good looking mop but at first use I battled to keep the sponge on. Total exasperation,, and I was going to put it in the bin. Then my Husband walked in hearing my fury. If all you folk take the time (tho the manufacturers should have done better in the first place) and buy PERMA mounting Tape Super Stick Exterior. This is a double sided tape holds 22 kg and suitable outdoors it says (from Bunnings). Cut 2 lugs off either side of the sponge backing, and use the remaining to locate in the correct place with tape. Now it is lovely to...use and we just glide it on floors with ease but do not dig in to the floor. Why don't the manufacturers think of remedying problems they have . The next time we have to put a new pad on it is not going to be funny... we will have to cut off the tape and re- do. In the meantime its the best mop I had in use.
Rubbish! DO NOT BUY!
This is the most poorly designed, user-unfriendly, unworkable, ineffective cleaning tool I have ever used! I cannot overstate how bad it is. The sponge sticks to the floor (making it hard work), the sponge head locks as you (try to) mop backward and forward (so the base threatens to scratch the floor), the grooved sponge leaves dirty lines on the floor. It is so frustrating, and at the end your floor still looks dirty! First use, and I spent the whole time composing this review - it is THAT bad!
Worst mop ever
The mop sponge is nice and thick. And that's where the positives end.
But it doesn't stay on!!! You can only mop forwards and backwards. Any slight sideways mopping and it comes off so you have to handle it to put it back on. Think under a bed, in a small space, over slightly textured surfaces. All the places you're likely to mop.
The extendable handle lock isn't reliable so while you're trying to mop only forwards and backwards you are also constantly under threat of dropping down to the ground as the handle shrinks into itself.
The head is...
What clown approved this for production?
How bad does a mop need to be to trigger someone into writing a review within 10 mins of use?
The handle wouldn't lock, the sponge just stuck to the tiles so it's extremely hard to push, then the sponge just kept falling off. As sticky as the sponge is, no dirt would actually be picked up. Instead, dirt lines would be left from the horizontal grooves in the sponge. The squeeze handle is far too low down for ergonomics but doesn't squeeze the water out anyway. How this made it to production is beyond me.
Worst mop ever DO NOT BUY!!!
I wish I had read the reviews before buying this mop, the sponge keeps coming off, it leaves vertical black marks on the floor and the handle keeps falling off and would not tighten. I cannot find the receipt to return to Woolworths, this is an absolute piece of crap and waste of money- Do not and I mean DO NOT buy this mop EVER....
I will never by another Vileda product again!
This mop sucks! i though I was going mad when couldn't lock the handle, then the mop insert of which i brought a spare assuming the product would work. I was contemplating gaffer tapping it in place!
The insert comes out constantly the pull bar doesn't wring the water out of the sponge, and it flips forwards and backwards, with gay abandon.
I don't know what to do, as I don't have a receipt for it and the idea of schelping a half wet falling apart mop around the supermarket isn't inspiring.
Anyone know if i can return it to the supermarket without a receipt? and If not, could someone PLEASE suggest a good mop, that doesn't need a bucket?
Questions & Answers
Are you supposed to put a cloth or something over the mop because it leaves ripple marks on the tiles I find it difficult to use?
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