The Boardwalk LM30311L blue wide-band large blended loop-end mop is a wet mop head that has a 5" headband and strings of blue cotton/synthetic yarn with looped ends and can be used with a clamp-style mop handle (sold separately) to mop floors or apply floor finishes. The strings are made of a blend of blue cotton and synthetic yarn for absorbency and resistance to fraying and shedding. The ends of the strings are looped for durability, allowing the mop head to be laundered. A tailband provides wide floor coverage, helps keep the strands from becoming tangled, and is double-sewn for strength. The headband measures 5" wide and is made with vinyl-coated nylon mesh to resist wear.
Wet mops (also called string mops) consist of a mop head, a handle, and a method of attaching, or mounting, a mop head onto a handle. Mop heads are typically made of cotton, synthetic fibers, or blends of cotton and synthetic. Synthetic fibers withstand laundering better and dry faster, both factors leading to longer product lifespan because harmful bacteria grow in a damp mop. In traditional string mop construction, coarse strings of cotton yarn are banded at the head for connection to a handle, and the strings hang loose at the tail. This method is now referred to as "cut-end," to contrast with the improved method of looping the strings back to the head, leaving no loose ends to fray. Laundering is not recommended for cut-end mops. Other improvements include tailbanding, which ties the strings together close to the tail to reduce tangling and improve floor coverage. Mops are used for cleaning floors or for spreading an oil- or water-based floor finish onto a floor to protect the surface.
Boardwalk brand products, supplied by LagasseSweet, include janitorial, paper, and food service products. LagasseSweet, founded in 1947, is a subsidiary of United Stationers and is headquartered in Deerfield, IL.