O Cedar® Cotton Deck Mop
Pros: well made, inexpensive, easy to use
Cons: the string ends will fray with use
O Cedar® Cotton Deck Mop featuring an innovative design fabricated of absorbent 100% cotton, 99% of which is recycled material is constructed to the product standards regarding quality, durability and usefulness.
Most floors in our rural farm house are painted cement; a wiser choice for us, one easier to keep clean than carpet in a house shared with several rescue critters and set on an acre surrounded by pasture.
I find daily mopping to be the quickest method for keeping floors tidy and free of cat hair, mud walked in or other debris as might be expected in a rural setting.
Cotton string, wire wound, provides a head permanently attached to a 48 inch metal handle having a hang up end for easy storage when not in use. I like that the mop can be used on various flooring including wood, laminate, vinyl and painted cemented.
The strings themselves are crafted of strong four-ply filament for durability, wear resistance and absorbency.
String mops, also known as wet mops are designed to be used by dipping the mop head into a bucket or other container of water to which cleaner, I use Pinesol®.
I like the ‘cut end’ method of attachment, wherein the strings of the mop head hand loose rather than looping back to the head. Laundering is not recommended for cut end mops; the mop head cannot be removed and the handle prevents placing the mop in most machines. On the other hand I find rinsing well, dipping into a solution of bleach and water keeps the mop head clean and does not lead to mold or unpleasant odor.
Wet mops can be used for cleaning floors and for applying floor finishes, oil or other water based material to flooring to protect the surface.
Because the mop head is permanently attached to the handle, the head cannot be replaced; on the other hand the mop is inexpensive and replacing the whole things is not a problem. I find the metal handles are easily removed from the worn head, a small metal saw does the trick quickly. The handles work well in the garden as support for climbing morning glory or other vining cultivars.
I recommend this highly, for those who want a good mop, and are not into all the gizmos and etc. of modern technology.
I find O Cedar products listed on Amazon site and on other online sites as well. On the other hand when I need a new mop I stop at a small local grocery store, Marvin’s in Dewey, Oklahoma and pick one up.
As always I like to know something of the products I use and the company making them.
Reading company information on the O Cedar site I find: The Channell Chemical Company commenced as a producer of waxes and wood polishes, which were sold door to door in the early 1900s.
One of the main elements in the polish was cedar leaf oil, leading to the product being called O-Cedar Polish. Over time brand awareness grew as the company expanded, and the name became synonymous with the products.
O-Cedar Makes Your Life Easier!® has been the business motto for years as the company continues to provide a wide array of cleaning products to make like easier for those who will be using products for household and business usage.
O Cedar Parent Company, FHP is a division of the Freudenberg Group headquartered in Weinheim, Germany. The company’s Household Products Division is a major transnational producer of branded materials including cleaning products, laundry care products, and household cloths.
The Freudenberg Household Products Division employs about 2,300 employees globally and is best known in the US for its O-Cedar® brand and the signature tagline “O-Cedar Makes Your Life Easier!®”
I appreciate that O-Cedar®, is committed to green manufacturing and eco-friendly products including the use of recycled materials. O Cedar states that the company is committed to the use of recycled and sustainable materials that create less waste and require less energy and water during manufacturing including the 72 million plastic bottles recreated into 2 million pounds of broom bristles and biodegradable cotton mops crafted of 99% recycled post-industrial materials.
Happy to recommend O Cedar Cotton Deck Mop
Product Details and Shipping Information found on Amazon Site
Shipping Weight: 3.1 pounds
4.2 x 47.6 x 6.1 inches
2188 Diehl Road
Aurora, IL 60502