I thought I hated mopping—until I tried the Turbo Mops microfiber mop. This sturdy, adjustable mop with thick, fluffy pads actually makes mopping enjoyable!
This post is sponsored by Turbo Mops. All opinions are my own, and I only recommend products I use and truly love.
I know, I know…Who the heck actually loves to mop? I surely don’t, and I’m guessing you don’t either.
In fact, if I’m being totally honest, I probably don’t mop nearly as much as I should.
Pro Tip: If you cover most of your floors with pretty rugs and mats, you too can get away with doing the very bare minimum in mopping! Woot!
But all of that changed last month when we moved to a new house.
A house that now boasts 50% more living space…and 100% bare floors.
Clearly, I had to rethink my whole mopping strategy (or lack thereof), because there aren’t enough rugs in the world to cover all that floor space!
And that’s when it hit me—the reason I hate mopping.
It’s not so much the mopping part, per se. It’s more the mop itself.
You see, I’ve been through more floor mops than I can count. Traditional mops, spinning mops, wet jets, steamers, reusables…
You name it, I’ve tried it. And while they were all ok in their own way, none of them really made me happy. None of them made me want to mop. In fact, they all made me dread the chore even more than I already did.
Enter: Turbo Mops Microfiber Mop
When the nice people at Turbo Mops reached out to me to try their product, I was initially skeptical. It looked just like any other microfiber mop I’ve seen (and tried) at the store or on Amazon. Standard handle, reusable microfiber pads…same old, same old.
But seeing as we had a big moving day on the horizon, I decided to give it a shot. Worst case, I’d add it to the growing list of every subpar microfiber mop I’ve tried. Best case, well I hadn’t really thought that far.
Yes, Turbo Mops seems like any other microfiber mop with reusable pads. But looks can be deceiving…
Turbo Mops is different from those other microfiber mops.
As soon as I got the mop in the mail, I opened it up, grabbed my bottle of homemade floor cleaner, and tried it right away. Long story short: I was pleasantly surprised by this seemingly ordinary microfiber mop!
This was the first difference I noticed right away. The Turbo Mops handle is made from aluminum alloy—not plastic, like every other mop I’ve tried. Metal makes it stronger and more durable, so I was already impressed.
The handle is also much longer than other mops, and it’s adjustable, thanks to the telescopic handle. At 5’7, I’ve always had a hard time hunching over with those other, shorter, mops. Having an adjustable handle just makes so much sense!
Again, I noticed the difference as soon as I held these pads in my hands. They’re thick, fluffy, and sturdy. They’re also reinforced along the edges, so they don’t feel flimsy or cheap.
They’re super smooth as they glide along floors without skipping or squeaking along the way. This honestly surprised me, because I’d grown accustomed to these kinds of mops having a hard time with this very basic job.
The pads are also quite large, so they cover a wide surface area—this initially turned me off because I thought the larger size would make it harder to control, but they proved me wrong, as I’ll explain below.
And of course they’re machine washable (just don’t use any fabric softener) and can be put in the dryer (though air drying will prolong their life).
The Mop Head
I think this is where Turbo Mops truly stands out against the rest. One of my biggest complaints with other mops is the way they swivel (or don’t) and handle quick turns and change of direction. Turbo Mops blew me away here. It really does swivel in all directions and doesn’t miss a beat!
The mop head is also made from strong aluminum, like the handle, so it’s sturdy and can handle pressure. The head attaches to the pads with very strong velcro, which I love, because it ensures the pads stay in place for the whole time that you’re cleaning. The velcro is strong that I have to forcefully rip the pad off to remove it when I’m done! I’ve had other mop pads slip or shift around, so this was a welcome change.
The pads are slightly larger than the mop head itself, which at first I didn’t like. But after using it for a while, I realized that this feature is brilliant—it ensures that the mop head never accidentally touches/scratches the floor since there is a good size buffer all the way around.
Verdict: Turbo Mops Microfiber Mop made me LOVE mopping!
It’s true, I’ve been converted. I can hardly believe it myself, but Turbo Mops has managed to make me actually enjoy mopping! <insert mind-blown emoji>
Plain and simple: this mop is easy to use. And if it’s easy to use, it’s not a dread. And for the sake of this argument, that which is not a dread, can be enjoyable. Yes, you can quote me on that. 😛
While Turbo Mops really is the best microfiber mop I’ve tried thus far, there is one thing worth noting.
The mop ships with a set of both microfiber and scrubbing pads. The microfiber pads can be used wet or dry, and the scrubbing pads are good for deep cleaning of tile floors.
I mostly used the microfiber pads to clean our laminate and tile floors, but I did try the scrubbing pads on a few tough spots in the kitchen, and here are my thoughts.
While I do see the value and usefulness of the scrubbing pads, I did have a hard time with focusing the pressure on specific spots on the floor. The scrubbing pad is just too large to get any sort of precision scrubbing done. Maybe a thinner scrubbing strip strategically placed along one of the edges would be better?
With that being said, I didn’t need to scrub a large surface area, only a few small spots here and there. So maybe if you’re using the scrubbing pads to scrub a very large space, it works better.
And one recommendation…
I would love to see a microfiber mop with a built in compartment that I can fill with my own cleaning solution. I’ve tried others on the market and they always fall short. Either the compartment starts leaking, the spray nozzle gets clogged, or the spray trigger just stops working.
Since Turbo Mops has done such a great job with the actual mop, I’d be excited to see how they can incorporate a spraying mechanism on their mops to make it a truly all-in-one solution.
Turbo Mops Microfiber Mop Review Summary
- Strong adjustable handle made from aluminum alloy
- Thick, fluffy, extra large pads with solid construction
- Glides smoothly across floors without skipping
- Aluminum mop head that easily swivels in all directions
- Super strong velcro
- Scrubbing pads are too big for precision scrubbing
- Would love to see a built-in compartment for cleaning solution