DIY Wall Hanger For A Shark Steam Mop (Simple To Build, Cheap To Buy) – New Video

The Shark Steam Mop is great, but ideally you should wall hang it to protect your flooring after use. Unfortunately the way that the handle works is at a right angle to the steam pads at the bottom, meaning that a traditional hook doesn’t work well.

This video shows exactly how I built a custom DIY steam mop holder, for less than a fiver. Bargain!

Video Transcript

Hello, I’m Tristan. I recently wanted to hang a recently purchased Shark steam mop on our wall, because the steam pads get very hot during use. This means that, naturally if I left it on the floor after use, it would start to damage our flooring over time.

Unfortunately you can’t simply buy a simple wall hook with the Shark steam mop, because the handle is at a right angle to the steam pads at the bottom, meaning that the mop would stick out from the wall a lot due to the steam pads hitting the wall.

So I went looking for solutions. I did find a 3D printed wall bracket on Etsy, but it was based in America so it would have cost £33 (which is around $45) due to international shipping.

As a result, I built my own using some mop holders I found on Amazon. The only flaw with these is that they don’t stick out from the wall enough, meaning that the top handle would hit against the wall.

I could have used a wooden block here, but I instead decided to use nylon spacers that I had lying around. Since I was mounting these on plasterboard (i.e. drywall), I used GripIt fixings which are easy to use and work really well.

I drilled the wall, installed the GripIt fixings and then screwed through the nylon spacers to install the mop holder. This was easy enough to do, and it led to a pretty good result overall in my opinion.

It’s now easy to hold our Shark steam mop on the wall, and it makes the space feel a lot neater and tidier. Plus it’s protecting our flooring. One downside is that the nylon spacers don’t look the best, in my opinion, but I think that I’d still prefer this to using a block of wood.

In terms of cost, this was a lot cheaper than the Etsy option. The mop holder was £1.70 (I purchased a pack, but I will use the rest in my garage), and I had the spacers and screws lying around. But if I didn’t, the two spacers and 70mm screws would have cost less than a fiver. So let’s say it was £6 (or $8) in total.

That’s pretty good value. I hope you enjoyed this video. If you did, please click the thumbs up button. Please also don’t forget to subscribe. Thank you!

About Tristan Perry

Tristan is an avid DIYer, with a range of projects under his belt including a kitchen refit, various plumbing jobs, building walls, mixing concrete, tiling, laying laminate, some electrical work and more.

As long as it's safe to do myself, I'll do it myself! I believe in learning on the job and buying tools as I go along, and I now have a head full of DIY facts - and a garage full of power tools!