(Pocket-lint) - Cleaning is something we all have to do - or, at least, we're hoping that's the case. The more you do, too, the more you'll realize that a simple vacuum might not be enough for your home.
If you're trying to keep tiling or hard floors clean, you might have heard by now of how revolutionary a steam mop could be for your cleaning routine.
Instead of pushing dirt and grime around, it can obliterate the stuff to make messy mopping a thing of the past. We've gathered some of the best models on the market for you to peruse, right here.
Best steam mops available to buy
Shark Klik n’ Flip Automatic Steam Mop S6003UK
Shark makes some seriously impressive vacuums, so it's no surprise to see it doing well on the steam mop front, too. This is a really easy cleaner to use, and has some great little features to help you out as you clean. That includes a steam blasting mode that can target any particularly grimy spots you happen upon.
It's easy to top up with more water when you need to, while the mop can be easily detached for cleaning and replacements down the line. When most people think of a steam mop, trust us that this unit is basically what they're imagining.
Vytronix 10-in-1 Multifunction Steam Mop STM01
If your home has a whole variety of floor types, carpets, upholstery and more that you want to be able to deep clean without buying whole swathes of devices, this model from Vytronix could be a great idea. It comes with a range of accessories that make it able to clean loads of different types of surfaces and areas.
It even lets you detach a handheld steam cleaner from its main body if you like, and folds away for easier storage. One of the best bits, of course, is that extremely low price, too.
Bissell CrossWave 3-in-1 Multi-Surface Floor Cleaner
Of course, there will be some people who just aren't won over by the idea of having more than one cleaner in their home, when they could just get a single unit. This Bissell cleaner might be the answer for them - it's a 3-in-1 that incorporates vacuuming and washing.
It's got a great reputation for changing how people used to vacuum clean their hard floors, and the fact that you don't have to swap between devices to do both is its main bonus. That said, it's not strictly a steam mop, so we'll understand if you skip over it!
This cleaner from Dupray has a really unique design and it's impressively small, too.
It's got really good power and can clean at really high temperatures to ensure that it crunches through grime and dirt.
It's not the cheapest model around but is a niche choice that's got plenty of fans.
Light 'N' Easy Multi-Functional Steam Mop
This steam cleaner may take the price up a notch, but, in return, you get a multi-functional device that can be used on floors, bathrooms, clothing and upholstery.
The three different steam settings allow you to mix up the temperature to fit a number of different floor types - be it hardwood, grout, laminate, ceramic or something else - while the design allows you to halt steaming by placing it upright.
It can also detach into a smaller, handheld device with the push of a switch.
Vax Steam Fresh Combi Multifunction Steam Mop
Vax enters the game with this affordable and impressive steam mop, which is really easy to use and cleans solidly for the price.
Using other cleaning attachments it can also become a handheld cleaner, which makes it a great pick if you want to keep kitchen surfaces gleaming, or the like.
Dcenta Steam Mop Cleaner
Dcenta is a great pick for those who prioritize multi-functionality, coming packed and ready to link up with 12 different attachments to help you clean your home.
So, whether you're using the angled nozzle, wired round brush or something else to tackle hardwood floors or carpets, you're getting around 25-30 minutes of cleaning on the lowest setting - all thanks to the 340ml tank.
It also features a 20-foot power cord, meaning you'll be able to take it between rooms without plugging in and out.