Most Commonly Asked Questions

Most Commonly Asked Questions

Everyone has questions about cleaning – and we have answers. Whether it’s choosing a mop refill or maintaining your hardwood floors, keep reading for helpful tips and how-tos to simplify your routine and free up more time. 

We covered all the big questions, but in case you have more, feel free to reach out to a member of our customer service team.

What is microfibre?

Microfibre is a polyester fibre that is only about one-fifth the diameter of a human hair. Even though it is so thin, it can hold up to seven times its own weight in water, making it very effective for soaking up spills. But the most useful part is the way microfibre easily attracts bacteria from most surfaces with water only. 

Why use microfibre for cleaning?

Microfibre is efficient at loosening, picking up and carrying away over 99% of bacteria with just water*, and without using chemicals or cleaners. After mopping, wash and reuse your mop heads based on the frequency of your cleaning routine and your household needs. To actually eliminate bacteria, be sure to use a cleaning solution mixed with water. We suggest cleaning first before you disinfect any hard surfaces.

How often do I replace microfibre mop refills? 

We recommend replacing mop refills with the changing of the seasons, or about every three months to keep up with daily messes. All Vileda® microfibre mop refills are durable, machine washable and easy to change. If you prefer, you can also hand wash in warm water, and hang to dry. Avoid bleach or fabric softeners, which can break down the fibres.

Pro-Tip: Be sure to keep a few extra microfibre mop refills on hand so you are always ready to tackle every mess.


What is the best way to clean my hardwood floors?

Treat hardwood floors with special care to maintain their beauty – and your investment.

• Use an 
indoor broom or dust mop to remove daily dust, dirt and debris. For everyday messes and easy cleanups, use the Vileda® ProMist® MAX Microfibre Spray Mop or the Vileda® Flip Mop.

• When you need a more intense clean, use the 
Vileda® EasyWring™ RinseClean™ Spin Mop, along with a liquid cleaner approved for use on hardwood floors.

Pro-Tip: For more in-depth instructions, see our blog post that focuses exclusively on cleaning your hardwood floors.

What cleaning tools should I use for hardwood floors?

When it comes to cleaning hardwood floors, we recommend using a double-sided microfibre mop head, so you can clean smarter with less waste, which is why we love using the Vileda® ProMist® MAX Microfibre Spray Mop on all of our hardwood floors. The ProMist® MAX can be safely used on hardwood, tile, vinyl, laminate, ceramic, marble or stone surfaces. The double-sided mop head lets you clean your floors fast so no mess is left behind. Like most of our microfibre mops, the mop pad is reusable and machine washable.

Tip: Remember to use different mop heads per room to avoid any cross contamination.

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What is the best tool for cleaning dishes and cookware?

Try our complete line of Scrunge® products to tackle stubborn food buildup on your dishes and cookware – without leaving a single scratch. The go-to everyday sponge with 4-in-1 cleaning (non-scratch, tough on dirt, long-lasting, and rinses clean) Scrunge® sponges get the job done while keeping pesky odors away. Scrunge® products are also durable and made to last to help you power through your toughest dish messes. 

What ingredients can I use to make my own cleaning solutions?

If you’re looking to eliminate chemicals from your cleaning routine, we have some easy-to-implement recommendations for you.  

•  Pour tap water into a spray bottle, and then add a few drops of lemon essential oil or orange essential oil.

• Shake gently to combine the essential oil and water

Spray on hard surfaces such as counters, sinks, ceramic tile, stone, linoleum, marble and vinyl for quick cleanups with a refreshing scent.  

Tip: All Vileda products can be used with your own homemade cleaning spray. We recommend using 2 tsps of cleaner mixed with water in the ProMist® Max spray mop bottle. 

*Removes over 99% of common household bacteria such as E. coli and Staph. aureus from pre-finished hardwood flooring and ceramic tile using tap water, as tested at an independent accredited lab.

EasyWring™ RinseClean™ Spin Mop & Bucket System
ProMist® MAX Microfibre Spray Mop
Vileda Scrunge Multi-Use Scrub Sponge
Scrunge® Multi-Use Scrub Sponge
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