I was looking for a bare floor cleaner that would do tile and hardwood and I decided on the Bissell Flip It Bare Floor Cleaner over a steam cleaner. I was afraid the steam would hurt the hardwood. I have used it only once and I am moderately pleased with the cleaning of the tile and very pleased with the cleaning of the hardwood. The only thing that would make it better is if the brushes on the cleaning side would spin to scrub the tile better. I wasn't as happy with the vacuum side because it didn't work well if the filter was wet and wasn't clean. My advice is to clean the filter every time you empty the tank of dirty water. The unit is light weight and easy to manuver.