Budget – As with everything else, decide on a budget for your mop as well. There are very cheap ones and there are expensive and fancy ones in the market. Fixating on a budget will help you narrow down your search and you need not spend too much time on this.
Features – Different mops have different features.
There are mops with flat heads that can go under your furniture and reach hard spots with ease. These will give you a clean floor all over, provided all those tough spots are mopped.
There are mops with self wringing facility that prevents you from having to touch the dirty mop head.
You can even find mops with detachable heads that can be thrown in the washing machine for a good clean up.
Design – A variety of designs are available for you to choose from. You can choose the bucket with a wringer that helps you wring out the water with just the press of a pedal. There are buckets that can help in wringing as you dunk the mop inside also known as a hand push spin. Mops come with levers, which when pulled with wring out all the water and leave you with a semi dry mop, fit enough to mop the floors.
Handle – The handle is where all your pressure is going to be exerted. Hence it is important to ensure the handle is sturdy and convenient to hold. When you buy the mop, hold it and try mopping around to see if it is light and comfortable enough.
Floor Type – Keep your flooring in mind when you choose a mop. Different floors will benefit from different types of mop.