I use this to clean my kitchen floor several times a week. It works very well. We have a laminate floor. I just put water with a little bit of salt. The floor gets very dirty because we have two toddlers. After I run the scooba the floor is sparking clean. The main downside is that it is very loud. You cannot really plan to stay in the same room while it is running. We close the door to the kitchen or leave the house when it is running. Also the Scooba is a bit hard to fill up with water. It seems like they should be able to make it easier to fill up. However it is worth it in my opinion.