Norwex Mop Review #2: The Mop VS the Vacuum on Renovation and Drywall Dust

5 Stars for the Norwex Mop System

UPDATE: March 23, 2012

After much consideration – and months of in-home testing and scrutinizing – I am convinced that e-cloth® offers a product that is equal in quality and performance to Norwex but is more reasonably priced. I still stand behind my review of the Norwex mop, but the e-cloth® mop performs a wee bit better and is less than half the price. See my detailed comparison/review of the e-cloth® VS Norwex mops here.


My opinion of this mop goes up every time I use it. I’ve barely used my vacuum over the past year and find even when I do, the Norwex Mop picks up what it has left behind. Dog or not, this mop is worth the expense. It’s 5 stars for this baby!

Today’s challenge was renovation and drywall dust on our hardwood floors. If you’re renovating and unless you’re the woman I spoke to the other day (who said she was “renovating” her living room, but when I questioned her admitted she was only having the ceiling painted), you know the dust I speak of. Minute particles that sink into every crevice and create a dense coating over everything. A broom simply does not work on this kind of dust.

Thought I would nip the dust in the bud and pulled out the trusty vacuum. Thought I did a pretty good job… until the sun hit the floor. DRATS. Major dust. All over the floor. It was like I hadn’t even vacuumed (except a lot of dog hair was missing and I was tired).

So out comes the Norwex Mop. And I’m gonna let my “Black Glove Test” pictures do the talking. The first picture is a single swipe across the hardwood floor after vacuuming. The second is a single swipe in the same area after a pass with the Norwex Mop (and this is only with the dry mop).

black glove test - vacuum missed a lot of drywall dust

Oh vacuum, how you let me down. Renovation Dust on Black Glove after Vacuuming

black glove test - Norwex Mop picked up all the drywall & renovation dust

No Dust on Glove #2 – Time and again, the Norwex Mop impresses me!

Notice anything? Hmmm… like a total lack of dust on the second glove? OK, there’s some grime, but these are my every-day dog walking gloves so they’re just dirty to begin with.

I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty impressed. That darned Norwex Mop ROCKS!!!

Too bad I spent so much energy vacuuming. Otherwise I’d “mop” the walls and ceiling too, ’cause you KNOW they’re covered with the same dust.

Check out my original review for more information and a list of pros and cons for the Norwex Mop system.

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3 Responses to Norwex Mop Review #2: The Mop VS the Vacuum on Renovation and Drywall Dust

  1. Liilian says:

    HI! I am a 13 year old girl looking for a science project for my HUGE science fair coming up in January. I had the idea to test Norwex against other popular house hold cleaners and see how it works. My mother owns Norwex and she has seen a demonstration of it at a friend’s house. I was wondering if you could give me some tips on how to go about doing that. I really like the mop vs. vacuum idea. Have you done it many times on different surface areas and tested the results? What about temperature in the room? I beleive that has effects on dust and bacteria also. I would love to hear from you about this.


    • Hi Lillian. That sounds like an interesting science project. Unfortunately, I’m not sure I can help – since it’s YOUR project, you’ll have to do the work. Things you could try are the Norwex dry mop vs a broom or a swiffer (or like me, a vacuum), the wet mop vs a traditional mop. Of course you’ll want to try these on a number of different things like mud, dust, crayon, etc. Or you could try the Dusting Mitt vs traditional feather dusters, rags, sprays, swiffer, etc. Depending on your project, you may want to limit the type of cleaning (ie, mopping or dusting or kitchen cleaning etc) otherwise it might just blow up into a HUGE project). Sorry I can’t be of more help.



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