During a hospital stay a few months ago, I was very surprised to see what my local health care industry was using for cleaning floors. It was bucketless microfiber mop similar to the Gordon Brush® eMOP® I reviewed awhile back.
The hospital floor mop was industrial grade - much like the eMOP and operated the same way. They changed the microfiber pad for laundering after cleaning each room, before moving on to the next. They did not even vacuum first, something I strongly recommend, if you don't want to smear floors with dirt. More than one pad is also more convenient.
No doubt they used a solution and not merely water, but this type of simple floor cleaning tool can be the quick clean-up mop you've been looking for. I've seen others on the market, with different sizes of water/solution tank, but I think industrial grade is just more durable. And the size of the water tank is subject to preference.
Read my previous review of the eMOP and see if this is a good fit for your floors. Here's my old post on it:
Its best feature is definitely being able to eject water at will without a bucket trailing along, but it's also lightweight and easy to handle. The eMOP makes washing floors easier and quicker, so it's a good choice for those who want to take the effort out of this chore.
But you would need to have more than one mop pad or be prepared to give the pad a quick rinse as you clean, to avoid smearing dirt along the floor. Since you control the water or solution, you can reduce the amount of moisture and floors dry more quickly.
Learn more about this durable mopping tool in my: eMOP Bucketless Cleaning Mop Review
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