The Rubbermaid Super Stitch finish mop is made from a 4-ply polyester and rayon yarns for floor finish application, has looped ends and a yarn tailband to reduce tangling and fraying for better performance, and can withstand repeated machine laundering for convenient cleaning. The yarn tailband helps reduce streaking when applying floor finish. This mop has a 1" headband for use with side gate style mop handles (sold separately). This mop is suitable for floor finish applications in commercial and industrial environments.
Finish mops are string mops designed for spreading an oil- or water-based floor finish onto a floor to protect the surface. They 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. Synthetic fibers are also less likely to leave lint in the floor finish. 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 to improve floor coverage.
Rubbermaid manufactures cleaning, organizing, and material handling products for commercial, medical, and industrial applications. The company, founded in 1933, is headquartered in Huntersville, NC.