When it comes to choosing the right tile floor cleaner, there are many options on the market. If you are looking for a
complete floor cleaning system, mop and tile cleaning solution included, two of the most popular choices are the Bona mop and
tile care products and the Swiffer Wet Jet. We reviewed both of these systems on several different ceramic and porcelain
tiles to see if they stand up to their marketing claims. We tested both light and dark colored ceramic tiles as well as
ceramics with glazed and unglazed surfaces. In this article we will discuss the results of our Bona and Swiffer reviews and
take a look at some of the features of these two tile cleaning systems as well as how they differ from one another.
Swiffer Wet Jet and Multi–Purpose Floor Cleaner
Swiffer offers an all–in–one floor cleaning product that they recommend for most hard–surface floors
including hardwood (with the exception of oiled or waxed hardwoods), bamboo, laminate, and tile (with the exception of
unsealed tiles). The multi–purpose floor cleaner fits into the handy floor mop, which is battery operated and sprays
the cleaning solution onto the floor by an easy press of a button. You then use a disposable mop pad to mop your floors.
This absorbent pad paired with the multi–purpose floor cleaning solution does a decent job of removing dirt and small
debris from your floors. Tough dried spots can be taken on by flipping the mop head into a vertical position and using the
small scrubbing pad (which can be done with your foot, eliminating the need to bend over).
Overall we were fairly pleased with the Swiffer Wet Jet's ability to clean dirt from the floor, however, we noticed that
after a couple of cleanings, a slight film or haze began to appear on the floor from a residue being left behind by the
Bona Floor Mop and Tile Cleaners
Rather than offering one multi–purpose floor cleaning product, Bona offers a cleaner specifically for hardwood
floors, and another for other hard surfaces including laminate, tile, stone, and vinyl. These floor cleaners also fit
conveniently into the Bona mop, similar to how the Swiffer Wet Jet cleaner is inserted.
While we had no major complaints about the look and feel of the Swiffer Wet Jet, we couldn't help but notice that the Bona
floor mop looked and felt more substantial and had a wider mop head, which could be expected with the slightly higher price
tag. However, we quickly noticed two other key factors that more than made up for the difference in price – the Bona
microfiber mop pads are re–washable and the innovative spraying mechanism of the mop requires no batteries to operate.
This eliminates the need for purchasing batteries and drastically reduces the need for replacement mop pads, which helps you
save money and reduce waste over time.
We also immediately noticed an improvement in the efficiency of the spraying mechanism of this mop, when compared to the
Swiffer Wet Jet. One press of the spray button and the Bona mop fans a thin misting of floor cleaner across your floor. The
Swiffer Wet Jet, on the otherhand, requires a brief holding of the button as the electronic spraying mechanism gears up and
sprays a small puddle of cleaning solution onto your floor. As any floor expert knows, one of the first rules of cleaning
many hard–surface floors is to avoid leaving puddles of liquid on your floors for any time during cleaning. In fact,
many floors such as hardwood, laminate, and bamboo require damp cleaning only. You can mostly avoid creating puddles with
the Swiffer Wet Jets by keeping the mop in continuous motion while spraying, but we preferred the fine mist that the Bona mop
fans over your floors.
When it comes to the actual cleaning efficiency of the Bona floor mop paired with the tile cleaning solution, the system
effectively removed all dried food stains, dirt stains, and removed other unwanted debris from the ceramic and porcelain
floors that they were tested on. In contrast to the Swiffer cleaning solution, the Bona tile and hard surface floor cleaner
left no haze after repeated cleanings on either the dark or light color, glazed or unglazed tile floors, and left them still
looking brand new. To our delight, the Bona mop and tile cleaner actually removed the haze leftover from the Swiffer Wet Jet
leaving those floors once again squeaky clean as well.
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