A mop comprises a handle and absorbent head. Its modus operandi is to clean by distributing and soaking up liquids. Mops, like towels and sponges, soak up water through capillary action. Mops are porous and the pores between mop matter act as capillaries, “attracting” water molecules into the absorbent fabric of the mop. Once the mop head is saturated, it is wrung out, perhaps using a colourful Mop bucket from Paperstone, and the absorption process can be repeated.
Why should you buy mops from Paperstone?
Because mops are an essential part of your cleaning repertoire, yet singularly uninteresting, we've decided to offer a fairly modest range of cheap but effective mopping products to spare you the paralysis of choice that can sometimes affect us consumers. You won't find designer mops that confuse you with their “too nice to use” aesthetic here.
While The Beatles popularised the moptop in the 1960s, hair has been likened to mops from as early as the 17th century. The Oxford English Dictionary sites this 1616 usage: “Thou art clouded and overshadowed with a monstrous Moppe of Haire.”