MOP YARN AND MOP TUTORIAL & REFERENCE
Mop Selection Guide:
Choosing the right wet mop is like choosing the right car, it depends on where you are going to use it, how much abuse it's going to take and how much money you want to spend. - anonymous
Choosing the right wet mop is important to over all mopping efficiency. The determining factors should be size, content and construction.
A wet mop should be sized both to the person who will be mopping and to the ringer with which it will be used; you should properly match the operator’s physical size to the mop size to prevent fatigue and low productivity. Himesa’s wet mops are available in a variety of yarns. Each yarn is designed for a specific purpose.

Mop Yarn Fiber Characteristics (Chart A):
Type of yarn
yarn fiber composition
Laundered / unlaundered
Liquid pick-up
Cotton
Cotton Gin Motes, Recycled fiber, etc.
Laundered
Regular
Cotton
Cotton Gin Motes, Recycled fiber, etc.
Unlaundered
Excellent
Rayon F
Rayon/Poly-Blend
Both
Excellent
Rayon T
Rayon / Cotton / Poly-Blend
Both
Excellent
Acrilex
Acrylic / Cellulose / Poly / Cotton Blend
Both
Excellent
Polyester
Poly-Blend
Both
Regular
Blend
Poly-Cotton Blend
Unlaundered
Excellent

Mop Yarn Fiber Characteristics (Chart B):
Type of yarn
LIQUID RETENTION
ABRASION RESISTANCE
TENSILE STRENGTH (WET)
Cotton
Regular
Regular
Regular
Cotton
Excellent
Regular
Regular
Rayon F
Regular
Excellent
Excellent
Rayon T
Excellent
Regular
Excellent
Acrilex
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
Polyester
Regular
Excellent
Excellent
Blend
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent

Construction is equally important to size and content when choosing the proper wet mop; the conventional cut end mop construction is functional and affordable and are ideal for almost any application from general purpose mopping to applying floor finish.

Our loop end wet mops are made with a continuous strand of yarn, looped at the ends and stitched together with a tail band to hold yarns together in a side by side uniform pattern, allowing this way maximum mop coverage on the floor surface without gaps or missing spots; the tail band allows increased mopping efficiency and the looped ends reduce linting and shedding even under heavy laundry conditions.

It is very easy for the customer to determine the type of abuse the mop is going to suffer, taking into account the following conditions:

Floor Surface:
Tile, Wood and Marble offer little or no abuse on the mop. Terrazzo, Rough Flooring and Anti Slip surfaces are very abusive to the mop.
MOP TYPE
Tile
Wood
Marble
Terrazzo
Rough - Anti slip
Rayon T Loop End Mops
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Good
Fair
Cotton Loop End Mops
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Fair
Fair
Rayon F Loop End Mops
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Good
Good
Acrilex Loop End Mops
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Good
Good
Cotton Cut End Mops
Good
Good
Good
Fair
Poor
Rayon T Cut End Mops
Good
Good
Good
Fair
Fair
Rayon F Cut End Mops
Good
Good
Good
Fair
Fair

Environments:
Where the mop is going to be used is another important factor, repeated laundering, germ resistant yarn, mop debris, color coding are all elements of an environment that influences the decision making.
MOP TYPE
NURSING HOME
HOSPITAL
INDUSTRY
SCHOOLS
Rayon T Loop End Mops
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Cotton Loop End Mops
Good
Good
Excellent
Excellent
Rayon F Loop End Mops
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Good
Acrilex Loop End Mops
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Cotton Cut End Mops
Fair
Poor
Fair
Fair
Rayon T Cut End Mops
Fair
Fair
Fair
Fair
Rayon F Cut End Mops
Good
Fair
Good
Good

MOP TYPE
COMMERCIAL
CONTRACTORS
OPERATING ROOMS
CLEAN ROOMS
Rayon T Loop End Mops
Excellent
Excellent
Fair
Good
Cotton Loop End Mops
Good
Excellent
Fair
Fair
Rayon F Loop End Mops
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Acrilex Loop End Mops
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Cotton Cut End Mops
Excellent
Fair
Poor
Poor
Rayon T Cut End Mops
Fair
Fair
Poor
Poor
Rayon F Cut End Mops
Good
Good
Fair
Fair

Application:
Not only should you choose from the type of surface and the environment but also you should choose for what do you need the mop… Damp cleaning, disinfecting, stripping, etc. Is one of the main factors in choosing the right mop.
MOP TYPE
GENERAL CLEANING
STRIPPING
FINISHING
DISINFECTING
Rayon T Loop End Mops
Excellent
Fair
Fair
Excellent
Cotton Loop End Mops
Excellent
Fair
Fair
Good
Rayon F Loop End Mops
Good
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Acrilex Loop End Mops
Good
Excellent
Excellent
Excelletnt
Cotton Cut End Mops
Good
Poor
Poor
Good
Rayon T Cut End Mops
Good
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Rayon F Cut End Mops
Good
Fair
Fair
Excellent