“Don’t walk on the floor its wet” “Stay right there until it’s dry” how many times have you said this to your kids when trying to mop up the floor? How often have you gone around after mopping to find a lanky piece of grey “string” lying around that’s fallen off your mop? We all know that a good mop can make a massive difference when cleaning your floors. Laminate and Hardwood floors are becoming more popular here in South Africa and finding the right mop that can handle the mess, without causing damage can be a challenge.
When I was asked to do a review on a new mop entering the South African market, I thought, how different can it be? Not once, in my 30 something years of existence, did I think that I could get excited about a mop! My how times have changed..
The delivery of The Vertex Mop came at the perfect time, we had a “staycation” this December and we all know how challenging cleaning the house during the holidays can be. Kids running in and out of the house, Dad’s at home, crumbs are all over the floor…Let me mention at this point that my floors are WHITE, not fun for Mum! Funnily enough I had bought one of those fancy, swing mops, the kind that you turn the handle and it squeezes the water out for you, and I was thoroughly disappointed, it was just awkward to use and missed areas completely. I was looking for anything to make my life easier.
When I first opened up the Vertex Mop box my initial thought was “this looks a little complicated”, with the separate “Wet and Dry” sections. Once I put it together through, I quickly got the hang of it and within 2 minutes I was wondering why I had ever used a standard mop before.
Each kit comes with a bucket, handle and 2 types of microfiber mop pads for the most efficient cleaning. One pad has Nylon-Bristle Brush Strips included in the microfiber pad for scrubbing action and the other 100% microfiber pad for best absorption. Each mop pad is washable and re-usable. The flat mop head is a 12mm low-profile design to maneuver into the hard-to-reach places. The bucket includes easy drains (which I haven’t used as I just tip the water out) and an off-center handle for easy carrying when full with cleaning solution.
It also acts as a Broom, so if your sweeping skills aren’t up to scratch like mine, the microfiber picks up any dirt or hair left behind. The dry mop feature is perfect for laminate or hardwood floors and it could even make the perfect window cleaner!
Here are just some of the features:
90 Degree Swivel Head – You won’t have to move those sofa’s or coffee tables daily anymore, this nifty mop gets right underneath the smallest of gaps allowing you to comfortably mop without rearranging the whole lounge.
Removable lid for easy cleaning.
Lightweight to easily reach high up places (you can clean those upstairs windows now)
Square mop head design – Can slip in and effectively clean any corner
Fantastic Separate Wet and Dry chambers with super effective cleaning teeth
My overall thoughts:
This mop is very easy to use and it stores well in a confined space. I love the combination of microfiber with the scrubbing Nylon bristle brush strips, it quickly gets rid of any tougher marks. The dry and wet sides are extremely effective. I’ve used it quite a bit on hardwood floors as well as tiles, no more using separate mops for different floors. With the swivel head, it gets into smaller corners really well. You can pull the mop through the filter teeth to make the mop head as wet or as dry as needed and the long mop handle is fantastic to reach under furniture. Sturdy bucket and great design. If I had to pin point one area of improvement it would be perhaps to design a shallower bucket where you don’t need to fill it up so much with water, just in terms of water conservation, but factoring in your clean and dirty water stay separate, one bucket should be enough for the whole house would highly recommend the vertex mop!
You can order your Vertex Mop online here, and delivery is quick (2-4 working days).
Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received a complimentary product for the purposes of this post. This post reflects my personal experience and opinion which may differ from yours.
I’ll be giving away one Vertex Mop (inclusive of soap) to one lucky reader. Just comment below with one of your worst cleaning stories!
PPS – I’m not an advocate of child labour, my kids just love mopping, I’m training them young. plus it shows you anyone can use the mop! 🙂