Mops are a must-have when it comes to cleaning. Not only are they affordable, but they’re great at removing dirt and debris. If you pair it with a good cleaning solution, you can even use them to get rid of stains. Incredibly versatile, they can be used on a variety of surfaces from hard floors to ceilings. Heck, you can even use them to clean your car! That’s right, most of them are so soft, you won’t have to worry about there being any scratches or damage. While microfiber mops tend to be the most common nowadays, there are also ones that are made out of yarn, sponge, and other absorbent material. In any case, they can typically be used both wet and dry.
More often than not, mops come with cleaning pads that attach to the bottom of the unit. Depending on the model, these pads may be disposable or reusable. For instance, Swiffer, one of the most popular cleaning brands out there, uses disposable pads. Others, use reusable material that can be washed after every use. As it is, both disposable and reusable pads are effective for cleaning. However, there are a few things that make the latter a better choice. For starters, disposable refills can be expensive—especially if you mop on a regular basis. On top of that, they are bad for the environment.
Why You Should Avoid Using Disposable Pads:
- The cost of mop pad refills can easily add up over the course of a year
- Billions of pads go into the landfill every year
- Dirt and debris cannot be cleaned off of the pad
- Most are not capable of cleaning a large area
In contrast, reusable pads are affordable and eco-friendly. For one thing, they can be tossed into the wash; as long as they’re cleaned properly, they should last you many months. Because of this, they are much more cost-effective—you won’t have to worry about getting refills every few weeks. Unlike their disposable counterparts, they also won’t be going into the landfill!
On this page, we will be going over a certain type of reusable mop pad—that is, we will be reviewing the Microfiber Cleaning Pad by Bona. How effective is it at trapping dirt and removing grime? What models is it compatible with? How do you attach them to the mop head? Curious to know the answers? Be sure to continue reading this post.
Bona Microfiber Cleaning Mop Pad (Pack of 3)
Bona is a family-owned company that operates in more than 70 different countries worldwide. Founded in 1919, the brand manufactures a variety of products including those for the installation, renovation, and maintenance of wood floors. Today, the business is headquartered in Malmo, Sweden.
The Bona Microfiber Cleaning pad is designed for effective cleaning. Unlike others that are on the market, it consists of two different materials; the dark blue outer fibers are designed to break up dirt whereas the light blue inner fiber traps and absorbs dirt. Reusable, the pads can be washed in warm water after every use.
Note: Do not use fabric softeners or bleach with the Bona Microfiber Cleaning Pad. Air or tumble dry only. For the best results, avoid washing with articles that shed lint.
Size: 9.2 x 5.4 x 0.5 in
Material: Dual-zone microfiber
The Bona Microfiber Cleaning Pads are unique in that they are oversized—this actually makes them easier to use. Highly absorbent, they retain just the right amount of liquid for you to be able to wet mop the floor. Not only will the surfaces dry quickly, but there will be no streaking or residue.
As far as we can tell, they are also durable. According to some of the reviews on Amazon, the material holds up very well even when put in the wash repeatedly. With that said, they will lose their absorption after a while. For this reason, it’s always a good idea to have more than one on hand at a time.
Attaching them is also a breeze. All you have to do is attach it to the velcro strips on the Bona mop head (the pad itself does not have any velcro strips).
Note: The mop pads are compatible with almost all of Bona’s cleaning mops. For more details, you can visit the company’s official website.
Does it Clean Well?
The Bona Microfiber Cleaning Pads do an amazing job of mopping away spills and grime. As mentioned earlier, they are highly absorbent. Given that you spray a good amount of cleaner to the pad or to the floor, you should be able to remove almost any type of stain or spot. Do, note, however, that you’ll likely have to rinse it out a few times when you’re cleaning.
When used dry, however, it can be a bit underwhelming. While the pad does manage to pick up small particles such as dust and dirt, you’d likely need to do several passes to get rid of everything.
Note: For the best results, you’ll want to vacuum the floor prior to mopping with the mop pads. This will help to get rid of the larger debris that the cloth would otherwise just “move around.”
Cost and Price Information
The Bona Microfiber Cleaning Cloth is relatively affordable. At the time of this writing, a three-pack sells for $17.50 on Amazon, which works out to be a little under $6 for a pad. Compared to using disposable mop pads, this is a much more cost-effective. Even if you were to get three packs (nine pads), it would only cost you a little over $50.
If you don’t want to get a three-pack, Amazon also has a single pack that you can get for under $10. Alternatively, you can get their “Pro Series”, which consists of a cleaning pad and a 4 oz bottle of hardwood cleaning solution.
Aside from Amazon, you can find the mop pad refills at many major retailers such as Home Depot, Lowes, Walmart, and Target. For instance, Walmart currently has the single packs for $6.97, which isn’t that bad.
Two different zones for cleaning
Only compatible with Bona floor cleaners
Not as good for dry mopping
The Bona Microfiber Cleaning Mop Pads are meant to be used with Bona Floor Cleaners. Washable and reusable, they can be tossed into the laundry after you’re done mopping. While they aren’t particularly thick, they are absorbent. As a matter of fact, the microfiber material consists of two different zones—a dark blue area that is designed to break up dirt and a light blue inner that traps and absorbs dirt. Like most mop pads, they can also be used dry for sweeping and dusting. Compared to wet mopping, however, it might not be as effective at lifting away particles.