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When to Use a Flat vs. String Mop

Hard-surface floor maintenance requires the use of a mop. Maintaining hard-surface floors can be done with a flat or string mop. Both options are effective and capable, but each has a specific purpose.

two mop types

When a janitorial service is cleaning a facility with low traffic, a flat mop is the perfect tool for the job. A flat mop is lightweight, efficient and superb at attracting soil and debris to its microfiber material. 

When cleaning a floor with higher traffic and/or more soiled surfaces, the string mop is preferred by janitorial services. The heaviness of the woven fibers gives the cleaner a heavier mop and ability to use additional agitation. When the mop becomes too soiled, it may be rinsed in a mop bucket. 

Our experts at ServiceMaster TBS have the right tools and products to properly clean your facility. Trust us to get the job done right the first time, every time.