Libman Tornado Mop Review


Spills don’t stand a chance against the simple to use Libman Tornado Mop. You’ll be wiping even the biggest messes up quickly and easily with the mop’s intuitive design.   If you are tired of fiddling with spray heads and water reservoirs and are ready to go back to a more traditional mopping experience, this basic mop may be just what you are looking for. It has a built-in, twist-style wringer so you don’t have to worry about a special bucket or separate wringer mechanism. Simply dunk, twist, and mop.  

What Is the Libman Tornado Mop?

A simple twist-style mop with a reusable head, the Libman tornado mop offers an easy mopping experience. Its simple design means that there aren’t a bunch of complicated features and attachments to worry about. It isn’t hard to understand why this is such a popular mop.

Product Specs

The Libman Tornado mop is lightweight at about 2 ½ pounds. That means you won’t have to lug a heavy mop throughout your house. Its twist handle offers an uncomplicated wringing experience. You simply pull up on the handle, then turn it to remove excess water.

Synthetic fibers trap more dirt and last longer than traditional all-cotton string mop heads. Three bands on the strings help eliminate tangles. Each mop head can be washed and reused so that you can expect to get multiple uses from it. They are even machine washable for extra convenience. It can be helpful to have an extra on hand in case you want a dry mop head or in case of extra sticky spills.

You can apply pressure to tough stains without worry thanks to the powder-coated steel handle. A molded hanging tip makes hanging this mop between uses simple and easy.


The Libman Tornado mop can be purchased for around $30. You will find it at online retailers like Amazon or various local stores. The number of mop heads included can affect the overall price of the product.

How It Compares

We picked a few similar products available on the market to see how they compare. We looked at features, ease of use, durability, and price of each mop to provide this unbiased review.

  • O-Cedar Microfiber Cloth Mop
  • Libman Cotton Deck Mop
  • Twist and Shout Mop

Libman Tornado Mop

Ease of Use 4.5

This mop has a basic design that offers a simple mopping experience with no required extras.

Durability 4

A steel handle and synthetic mop head offer a quality cleaning experience.

Performance 4.4

The only drawback we found with the Tornado Mop was that it can struggle to get under low furniture due to the size of the mop head.

Design Quality 4.5

Overall, this is a great design that helps you get floors clean without a lot of effort.

O-Cedar Microfiber Cloth Mop

A machine-washable microfiber head offers gentle cleaning of laminate and wood floors while still tackling tough jobs. The head is easy to change too, which is a big plus. In case you haven’t already, make sure to learn about the advantages of microfiber.

This mop does require the use of a mopping bucket with a separate wringer mechanism, so make sure you know that beforehand.

Ease of Use 3.5

Although using this mop is relatively easy, the need for an added wringer adds an extra step.

Durability 4.5

We liked the washable microfiber mop heads that can be reused and sturdy design of this mop.

Performance 4

This mop has good cleaning power. We took points away for needing to wring it out by hand on laminate and wood floors.

Design Quality 4

This is a simple design that should provide good performance for a long time.

Libman Cotton Deck Mop

This is about as basic a mop as you can find. It has a simple cotton string head that you replace after several uses. Although you can rinse the mop head with water, it cannot be washed without getting tangled.

A steel handle offers durable performance even under pressure and an integrated hook makes storage simple.

Ease of Use 3

This is a fairly simple mop to use. However, we did not like the lack of an integrated wringing mechanism.

Durability 3.5

The handle is durable even under pressure. However, the mop heads must be replaced after several uses.

Performance 3.5

We felt this mop demonstrated an average cleaning performance.

Design Quality 4

We like the Libman cotton deck mop’s generally sturdy design and the easy to change mop head.

Twist and Shout Mop

This mop requires the use of its specially designed (included) wringer bucket to spin excess water from its microfiber head. You can confidently mop laminate and wood floors without worrying about damage from not properly wringing a traditional style mop.

An aluminum handle is lightweight and telescopes for comfort. A swivel attachment and flat mop head let you reach under even low furniture with ease.

The Twist and Shout’s microfiber head is machine washable and can be cleaned up to 300 times before you need to replace it.

Ease of Use 4.2

The push wringer operation is simple to use as is the mop itself.

Durability 4

We feel that the telescoping feature on the handle is a weak spot that can potentially break.

Performance 4.5

The twist and shout spin mop gave a superb performance. We really liked that there was no excess water to potentially damage delicate floors.

Design Quality 4

We really like the microfiber head and telescoping handle, not to mention the easy to use spin bucket.


Overall, we gave the Libman Tornado Mop 4.4 stars.

It offers an uncomplicated design that doesn’t require a special mop bucket to use. You simply wet the mop head, twist the handle to remove the extra water, and then go about your cleaning business.

A steel handle offers durable performance and the molded hanger allows for easy storage without any special tools. Machine washable mop heads mean you won’t constantly be rushing out for replacements.

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