The Rubbermaid Web Foot wet mop has a premium blend of post-industrial cotton and synthetic fibers for higher absorbency and more launderings than cotton mops, and with antimicrobial fibers woven into the yarn to inhibit the growth of bacteria that cause odors and stains. This mop has looped ends and a woven tailband to reduce tangling and fraying for better performance and longer product life. It has a 1" headband for use with side gate style mop handles (sold separately). The headband is a PVC-coated mesh that resists moisture retention and chemicals. Blue cleaning equipment is recognized in the industry as color-coded for general purpose cleaning in low-risk areas as part of a zone isolation system to help minimize cross-contamination. This mop can help earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credits and is suitable for use in commercial and industrial applications.
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.
Rubbermaid manufactures cleaning, organizing, and material handling products for commercial, medical, and industrial applications. The company, founded in 1933, is headquartered in Huntersville, NC.