I live in a 90-year-old apartment, and the tiles on my kitchen floor might be almost as old! They'll never be glistening white again, but this mop helps me maintain as bright a floor as I can hope for. It's very easy to use - a handy small measuring cup comes with the product, with markings to help you decide how much to fill up the mop, and a nice pointed spout for easy pouring. The steam mop comes with two pads that velcro to the bottom of the mop - this is what comes into contact with your floor, so fortunately, they can be tossed in the wash to be easily cleaned, and since you get two, you can rotate between them. You also get a pad to rest the mop on while it's warming up, so the moisture doesn't damage your floor. The mop heats up quickly (60 seconds or so), and a light lets you know when it's ready for use. Gliding it across the floor not only picks up dust and scraps, but also helps scrub the dirt out of the floor. Great, easy clean!