Removes over 99% of bacteria AND viruses from your floors

Whether raising a family or hosting friends and neighbors for a shared meal creating a home that is clean and comfortable is important.

VILEDA microfiber mops remove over 99% of bacteria and viruses* with just water

VILEDA microfiber mop heads are made up of millions of tiny synthetic fibers. When used with water, all of these tiny fibers loosen and physically pick up dirt and also bacteria.  Over 99% of bacteria and viruses are removed with just water and without the use of harsh cleaning chemicals.
* Removes E. coli,  S. aureus and Bovine Coronavirus from sealed wooden floor & ceramic tile as tested at an external accredited laboratory.

VILEDA Microfiber Mops FAQ

Will the microfibers remove bacteria and viruses from any surface? What about hardwood floors?


Vileda’s microfiber mops are safe to use on most hard flooring surfaces including hardwood, tile and laminate. The laboratory has tested on two very common household flooring surfaces, prefinished hardwood flooring and ceramic tiles.

Does microfiber kill all bacteria and viruses?

VILEDA microfiber mops do not kill bacteria and viruses. They remove bacteria and viruses* from the floor with the use of just water. The tiny microfibers physically stick closely to the floor picking up dirt and over 99% of bacteria and viruses, and carry them away - without the need of harsh chemicals.

Will the microfiber mop pads disinfect my floors?

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Disinfecting implies that you are killing bacteria. Microfibers do not kill bacteria or viruses, but pick them up and remove them from your home’s floors.

Fact: We successfully tested the removal of Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Bovine Coronavirus, two common bacteria and one virus closely related to Coronavirus found in homes, and the microfibre removed both types of bacteria and the virus with just tap water.

Where do the bacteria and viruses go once I’ve picked it up?

The bacteria & viruses will be rinsed out of the mop head into the mop bucket and you will not bring them back on to your floors. The testing institute confirmed no recontamination when wiping a rinsed mop head onto a sterile surface.

Note: Bacteria & viruses are not killed by the microfibres. They go into the water and you need to pour out the water to remove them from your house. Our recommendation is to change the refill often, do not touch the refill with your hands (or without gloves) and wash your refill frequently. Bacteria & viruses will be killed in the washing machine (min 30º) using washing detergent.

Can I wash the microfiber mop heads – what about using fabric softener?

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Yes, the microfiber mop heads can be washed and reused. For best results, simply wash warm in the washing machine according to usage instruction.
Avoid using fabric softener. It can coat the tiny microfibers, ultimately making them less effective. Once washed, lay flat to dry.

Can I use cleaning chemicals?

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When mopping with a VILEDA mop, you can use any cleaning solution of your choice, but if you prefer to keep harsh cleaning chemicals out of your home, simply use tap water. That’s all you need to get the job done!


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