For years, Swiffer® has had a stranglehold on the hardwood floor-cleaning market. Its Wet Jet® mopping system was a virtual monopoly, with no competitor up to the task of dethroning the king of clean.
On April 1, however, Swiffer’s dynasty officially ended.
That fateful day marked the release of Bona’s Hardwood Spray Mop, and after conducting an extensive review of the product in a side-by-side comparison in the GoVacuum Video Series with its competition, GoVacuum was blown away by the results. Not only did the Bona mop prove superior to the WetJet, but even more surprisingly, it wasn’t even close. Some highlights of the findings:
* Bona’s state-of-the-art microfiber pad is reusable up an astounding 250 times
– Replacing Swiffer’s disposable pads for the same amount of use would cost an additional $120
* Bona’s mist spray does just that, emitting a fine mist up to 3 feet out
– By comparison, Swiffer’s “spray” creates puddles that can be damaging to hardwood floors
* Bona’s mop is six inches wider than the Swiffer WetJet, making for more efficient use and less work for the consumer
* The Bona mop also comes with a bigger solution tank than Swiffer’s (28 oz. vs. 16 oz.), and unlike its competitor, doesn’t’ require batteries to operate.
In retrospect, we really shouldn’t have been surprised by the results of the trial. Bona has been an industry leader in hardwood floor care for over a century, so the release of a yet another top-of-the-line product is just more of the same from this company. Swiffer users might be hesitant to give up their outdated mops, but much like how the VCR was rendered obsolete by the DVD player, the switch to Bona is not a question of if, but rather, a question of when. And the answer to that question is now.