The Rubbermaid universal headband blue blend mop has a blend of blue post-industrial cotton and synthetic fibers for higher absorbency and more launderings than cotton mops, and with looped ends to reduce fraying for better performance and launderability than cut-end mops. This mop head has a universal headband for use with clamp style or side gate style mop handles (sold separately). The woven headband resists moisture retention so the mop can dry between uses. This mop is suitable for use in commercial and industrial applications, and can help earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credits.
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.