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Guide | May 15, 2024

What are the advantages of a wet floor cleaner?

  • As straightforward as conventional mopping may be, bacteria and contaminates are easily spread between the mop, bucket and floors – undermining the entire cleaning process. As an alternate, Dyson engineers strive to expand existing wet floor cleaning technology to provide effective, hygienic solutions to cleaning hard floors. Continue reading as we unveil the many advantages of using a wet floor cleaner or wet and dry vacuum cleaner to tackle debris, liquid spills and ground-in stains in your home.

Wet floor cleaner vs the traditional mop

While a traditional mop and bucket is a cost-effective option with little to no maintenance involved, there can be a number of drawbacks:

  • Cleaning can be superficial

  • Mop water is easily contaminated with dirt and grime

  • Long drying time with a higher chance of slip hazards

  • Demands more physical exertion

  • May require strong chemicals to be effective

  • Leftover moisture from your mop can damage wood and laminate floors over time

Wet floor cleaners or wet and dry vacuums undoubtedly require significant financial investment over traditional mops, but Dyson machines offer a modernised alternative that simplifies at-home cleaning with more hygienic solutions:

  • Hygienically washes with clean water only
  • Advanced wet floor roller technology for effective cleaning
  • Less labour-intensive
  • Versatility across floor types
  • Uses less water
  • Efficient dry time

Why use a wet floor cleaner on your floors?

Dyson wet floor cleaners are engineered for deep cleaning of your home. Dry debris, grime, stains and liquid spills are confined to the machine, with dirty and clean water separated into distinct compartments for a cleaner, more hygienic finish. Utilising wet floor cleaner technology streamlines and optimises cleaning tasks that would prove challenging with traditional mopping techniques. Below, we have outlined some of the leading advantages of using a wet floor cleaner for hard floor washing.

  • A clean finish, without streaks

    One of the major constraints of a conventional mop and bucket is the contamination of mopping water as you clean dirt, grime and other liquid stains. Once this is picked up on the mop and comingles with the water, it tends to leave noticeable streaks across hard floors. Dyson wet floor cleaners are comprised of two separate tanks, one for dirty water, the other for clean water. This design ensures that only clean water is ejected from the machine when washing hard floors, for a shinier, more hygienic result. 

  • Tackles stains on the floor

    Standard mops can gloss over stubborn or dried-on stains, but Dyson wet floor cleaners and wet and dry vacuum cleaners have a motorised wet roller that powerfully removes liquids, dry debris and stubborn stains. A great benefit of a wet floor cleaner is that it collects both wet and dry debris, simplifying your cleaning while removing minute particles. If using your Dyson wet and dry vacuum, you can seamlessly transition between dry and wet vacuuming for an even deeper clean.

  • Saves cleaning time

    When factoring in wash and dry time, and manoeuvring a mop and bucket through the home, maintaining clean floors can feel like a long process. Wet floor cleaners eliminate the dry vacuum stage of hard floor cleaning, simplifying into one dry and wet clean. These machines are also well-suited to spot cleaning since they quickly lift spills in high-traffic areas.

  • Controlled water usage

    Water wastage is common when using a traditional mop since it can be difficult to gauge how much water will be needed across floors and stains. Conversely, wet floor cleaners use a controlled amount of water that is filtrated through the tank and dispersed onto the floor as you clean. Machines also have several cleaning modes so that you can adjust hydration levels according to the difficulty of a cleaning task, whether that be minor spills or more advanced stains.

  • Easy to use around the home

    Dyson engineers recognise the demand for modernised, convenient methods of floor cleaning that still maintain quality hygiene in the home. Manoeuvrability is great advantage of wet floor cleaners, whereas a mop and bucket can be cumbersome to wring out and transport throughout hard floor interiors. With in-built water tanks and powerful roller technology, Dyson machines are lightweight and simple to navigate around low furniture and tight spaces.

How does the WashG1™ compare to other floor cleaners?

The WashG1™ wet floor cleaner is Dyson's first dedicated wet floor cleaner and has the added benefit of cleaning both wet and dry debris at once. Meaning you no longer need to vacuum before wet cleaning. Dyson engineers designed the Dyson WashG1™ to solve the frustrations current methods leave users with:

Performance: The Dyson WashG1™ powerfully tackles spills, debris and tough stains on hard floors
Dyson difference: Our two counter rotating rollers work together, one cleaning and the other finishing for a sparklingly clean finish. Industry standards for wet cleaners only test coffee, mustard and tartare sauce. At Dyson, we have tested WashG1™ with over 100 different debris to ensure superior performance.

Hygiene: The Dyson WashG1™ washes with clean water from start to finish. Covers up to 290sqm1
Dyson difference: The manual mop and bucket accumulates dirty water throughout your clean which is then smeared over your floors . Other wet cleaners use suction power which can lead to odour emissions after dirt and grime builds up in the internal mechanisms. WashG1™ does not use suction and has 26 hydration points ensuring that while the extraction pump removes all dirty water, the rollers are consistently cleaning with clean water.

  • A person cleaning a wet spill with the Dyson WashG1™

  • Manoeuvrability: The Dyson WashG1™ Effortlessly glides. Even under furniture
    Dyson difference: Often mopping requires a huge amount of effort to remove the smallest of messes. WashG1™ provides effortless manoeuvrability and removes tough stains without leaving you out of breath at the end of your clean. The low cleaner head height and machine design allows you to get underneath and all the way to the back of furniture. Leaving your house cleaner than ever, with only a fraction of the effort.

    Maintenance: Dyson's unique system separates dirty water from dry debris for hygienic disposal
    Dyson difference: Other wet cleaning solutions require a lot of effort to set up and then maintain. WashG1™ is designed without crevices, to help lessen grime build up inside the machine and easy clean up of external parts. Debris is collected in a fine mesh tray for easy bin disposal so all that is left in the dirty water tank is water ready to go down the sink. After use, the self cleaning mode flushes the entire system in preparation for your next clean.

Frequently asked questions

No, the Dyson WashG1™ is not a steam mop and does not reflect the same process. This is Dyson’s first wet floor cleaner design, which picks up both wet and dry debris. The WashG1™ has two rollers for even water application – however the water is not heated and does not produce vapour as a steam mop would.

Often it is thought that hot water helps to kill bacteria but the water used when wet cleaning is normally not hot enough to effectively kill bacteria. Dyson WashG1™ uses high density microfibre to agitate stains and the extraction technology removes dirty water rather than smearing it across the floor. You can use water up to 35° Celsius in the clean water tank of the Dyson WashG1™.

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1 Based on Dyson internal calculation with no repeated cleaning on the same area, with 0.5m/s speed. Actual area coverage may vary depending on habits and floor types.