Always very skeptical about any sensational vacuum cleaner claims, we all see the infomercials on the TV about the next greatest thing, this is the greatest thing. Cleans better than any vacuum out there and coming from someone that has owned their own cleaning business that means a lot.
I have had about 6 of this model Floormate, and will be upset if I have to eventually move to another model, as this one PERFECT! It has a 27 ft cord, and can take a real beating. I am a rescuer and petsitter with 5 dogs of our own, and I can't imagine ANYONE using their Floormate more than I do. In Florida, with all tile floors, and at least 24 dirty little feet running in and out all day, I could not maintain my reputation as a clean freak without my Floormate. It is SO easy to use, barely different than a vacuum cleaner, and there just isn't another machine out there that can clean every stroke with clean water and suck the dirty water away. The floor dries in about 4-5 minutes, and if you use the cleaning solution made for this type of machine (Hoover's own or Pledge Floor Care no-rinse formula, Walmart/Home Depot/grocery stores) you won't have streaks or water marks left behind. It blows me away that there's ANYONE still out there who swishes around a mop in a bucket of dirty water and swabs their floors with it. GROSS! I couldn't live the life I love without mine.
I purchased this item a couple of weeks ago, wanted to use it several times before giving my review. Based on others having both positive and negative feedback with the actual cleaning on this item. I can say it is superb with cleaning both tile and wood floors. I haven't actually tried the grout cleaning solution yet but have ordered and waiting for arrival. But using the cleaner solution it came with has exceeded my expectations. Some were complaining about it leaving to much liquid on wood floors, but if you clean a little differently than tile floors it works great, I've cleaned my wood floors with a bump method meaning not using a full trigger pull on wood floors and this puts just enough solution down not to saturate the wood. The only negative thing I could say about this item thus far is the solution/water tank isn't ideal, it's a little small causing a few trips to refill for larger floors. The dirty water tank is an adequate size. I've only used mine a few times so the bristle wear is still not known and the longetivity of the machine is still unknown. With all this said I highly recommend anyone this machine to anyone looking for a great hard surface cleaner !
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