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Hoover Hardwood Floor Cleaner FloorMate SpinScrub with Bonus Hard Floor Wipes Corded Bare Floor Cleaner FH40010B
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- 3-in-1 bagless cleaner vacuums, washes, and dries hard floors
- Patented counter-rotating SpinScrub brushes gently wash and scrub from all angles
- Long quick-release power cord lets you clean large rooms without unplugging
- Includes 30 hard-surface wipes and detergent. Works on bare floors or sealed wood floors
- Product Built to North American Electrical Standards
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From the manufacturer
- Quick Drying Power
- 13" Wide Cleaning Path
- Beltless Design
- Deluxe Handle with Fingertip Trigger Control
- 27 ft. Power Cord
- Rubber Wheels
- 1-Year Limited Warranty
Hoover FloorMate SpinScrub with Bonus Hard Floor Wipes
Kick the Mop and Bucket!
Give your hard floors the spa treatment usually reserved for carpets! No more bucket, broom, or hands-and-knees scrubbing with this 3-in-1 cleaner that vacuums, washes, and dries hard floors so quickly you might not know what to do with all that extra time.
Designed to deliver the best clean while gently scrubbing sealed wood and vinyl, grout and tile.
Simple Mode Selection
Turn the dial for stage 1 vacuuming, stage 2 washing, and stage 3 drying.
New Multi-Purpose SpinScrub Technology
Exclusive Hoover patented counter-rotating brushes gently wash and scrub hard floors from all angles.
|FloorMate SpinScrub with Bonus Hard Floor Wipes||FloorMate Deluxe Hard Floor Cleaner|
|Tank Capacity||32 oz.||48 oz.|
|Wood Floor Brush||✔|
|Clean Boost Control||✔|
|Weight||16 lbs.||13.8 lbs.|
|Cord Length||27 ft.||20 ft.|
|Nozzle Width||13 inches||11.5 inches|
Hoover has been keeping the "standard for clean set on high" for more than 100 years. We know that you love hard floors as much as carpet so we made a tool that lets you toss the mop and bucket, put away the broom, and say goodbye to hands-and-knees scrubbing. The new Hoover Floormate Hard Floor Cleaner with SpinScrub technology is the ultimate 3-in-1 cleaner that vacuums, washes and dries hard floors with one simple tool. Unlike any steam mop or mopping systems on the market, the Floormate Cleaner gets sealed hardwood, tile, and vinyl floors truly clean. The Floormate Cleaner's two tank system keeps clean and dirty water separate so you never put dirty water back on the floor. The exclusive Hoover patented SpinScrub technology with counter-rotating brushes gently scrub from all angles to deep clean floors. Quick-drying power gets the water off of yours floors quickly so you can get back to living on them in minutes. Includes a 16 ounce hard floor cleaner and 30ct hard surface wipes. You can count on Hoover to build floor care products for the way you live and clean - fast, efficient and thorough for a variety of surfaces in your home.
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I read the reviews on the floormate and decided to give it a try, with the caveat that if I tried it out and was unimpressed, I would be sending it right back. So, placed my Amazon order and decided to give up cleaning the floor until the product got here. So, two days of no sweeping or mopping, and I was going to give the machine a workout. No sense in going easy, if this thing is going to work in my house, it's going to need to pass my test.
So, pulled the machine out of the box, and in less than 10 minutes I was cleaning. I would say vacuming, but I decided after reading some of the reviews, that I would see what would happen to the dog hair if I just started wet vacuuming... So, the long and short of it is, if you have ever steam cleaned carpets, think of this as steam cleaning your hard floor. Push forward with the trigger pulled to release the solution onto the floor, and then pull back slowly with the trigger not pulled to suck up the dirty water off the floor. Easy peasy.... Also, I was doing small sections at a time, and there was never a time that I felt the need to use the "dry" feature. The amount of water released was easily picked up with just the clean mode, and what remained was comparable to how damp the floor would have been after a wipe with the swiffer, and dried by the time I was ready to move to the next section.
Now comes the disgusting part... After refilling the cleaning solution tank twice, it was time to clean out the dirty water tank. Very easy to remove, and unlike other reviewers, I did not have a problem with spillage when removing the tank, maybe because I was watching out for it. Anyway, the first thing I noticed was the fact that the water looked like chocolate milk in the tank. Ewww..... So, I pour it down the kitchen sink and see that there is a ring of dirt and what looks like sand in my sink. Double ewwww..... Well, then I look back in the tank, and see a good inch or so of sediment left in the tank. Get where this is going??? Triple ewww.... Lastly, I rinse out the tank and filter, and I had to take a picture of all of the dog hair that the machine picked up along with the dirt. Totally gross....
Anyway, with the amount of dirt that I found in that tank, the only assumption that I can make is that in addition to the dirt that was obviously on the floor's surface, it was also pulling dirt out of the crevices in between the floorboards, because my family would have looked like the Peanuts character PigPen walking with a cloud of dirt around our feet if all of that dirt was on top of our floor.
So, the long and short of it is, I have put out there for the world to see, some pictures that probably have my mother rolling over in her grave, but if that helps anyone to make the decision as to whether this machine is right for them, then so be it. Would I buy this machine again, YES... Granted, I have only owned this for one day, but I promise to update this review if my opinion changes for any reason....
UPDATE 9/20/2013---- I have now realized that I have met the love of my life, and his name is Hoover Floormate. I keep this machine in my hall closet so it's close at hand, and will pull it out daily to use the dry vacuum feature for the pet hair (Oh yea, since my last review, we were adopted by a stray kitten, so it's now 3 dogs and 2 cats worth) and generally every other day I will throw some water and cleaner in there and go to town. From pulling the machine out of the closet to putting it away, in less than half an hour I can wash all of my hallway, living room, kitchen and dining room (about 800 sq ft) and it is totally dry and looks brand new. I used to dread any day that we had rain, as the dogs would come in with muddy feet all day long, so I had to lock them in the house and they would cry by the doggie door all day, and then when I would let them out I would have to catch them on their way in to wipe 12 muddy paws. It's kind of embarrassing to admit it, but now I just let them in, wait until their feet are no longer making tracks, and a quick pass of my floormate and I'm done. I have to say that I was starting to regret tearing up carpet and putting in wood floors, but this machine has me loving my renovation again.
This is a floor scrubber, not a vacuum cleaner you yank back and forth as fast as you can, leaving most of the dirt in the rug but you just can't see how poor of a job you're doing. Think of it as you would a carpet cleaner. First, use the vacuum only (selector switch/knob) to pick up loose dirt then empty the cup (or not, but dumping it first will result in less garbage in the brushes and less nastiness when emptying the dirt and liquid.) After dry vacuuming move the selector to 'Wash'. Pull the trigger as you move the cleaner forward. The slower you move the unit, the more water that will be dispensed - kind of a 'duh' thing, right? Release the trigger about four inches before you reach as far as you intend to go. Begin pulling the cleaner back, over the same path, and do not pull the trigger while doing so. This is when the scrubbers do most of their work. Don't pull too fast, about 2-3 seconds per foot works well as long as your floor isn't totally grubby (most household floor tiles are 12", so count "1 Mississippi, 2 Mississippi..." per tile.) This will allow the scrubbers to do their job and the vacuum to suck up the dirty water. If you think there's too much water left behind read below to be sure the trash bin and nozzle are installed properly. If those are o.k., take a second pass without pulling the trigger and dumping more water. (duh, again) If you can't figure that out, turn the selector to 'DRY' and make a few more passes.
I've read some complain that it worked fine the first time but wouldn't suck anything up after that. Well, what changed since the first time you used it? Hopefully you emptied the trash bucket! However, you must not have snapped the filter lid back on correctly. If you look closely you'll see there are two tabs on its front edge that need to be engaged. Chances are you missed them and it's sucking air from there instead of from the floor squeegee/nozzle. Or maybe you didn't quite get the dirt bucket pushed back and sealed properly to the rubber gasket on the cleaner. Any little thing that allows it to suck air before it gets to the nozzle will reduce vacuum considerably. Keep that in mind when re-assembling after cleaning. Likewise, if you continue to vacuum over rough surfaces, legos, gravel, concrete, etc. you'll damage the squeege edges on the nozzle and reduce its ability to suck up the water. If you see large streaks (there will normally be some dampness left behind), you have reduced vacuum, a damaged squeegee, vacuuming a rough or uneven surface or are just pulling it back too fast. If you're leaving tire/wheel marks you may have so much dirt/hair wrapped around the wheels they can't spin freely.
Water leaking all over? I'd be looking at where the fresh water tank clips in. Is the little 'o'-ring missing or damaged? Are you absolutely certain you have it installed correctly?
Do you think this is more work than mopping or using a wet Swiffer? Well, you're probably right. But then you probably also don't care that all you've been doing is smearing dirty water around on your floor. The only way to do better than this machine is to get on your hands and knees with a scrub brush and a stack of towels.
BTW, in case you didn't notice... 'Vacuum' lifts the squeegee up, the brushes spin and the vacuum sucks up dirt. The brushes barely, if at all, touch the floor. 'Wash' lowers the squeegee and brushes to the floor. 'Dry' kills the brushes and leaves the squeegee on the floor to suck up water.
Empty both of the tanks when finished. Clean the brushes. Wash the filter. Leaving water and dirt to dry will just lead to problems later, not to mention a stinky closet (or wherever you store it.) It will only take you a couple minutes. Leave the filter out to dry, clipping it back in will probably end up growing something that will smell and reduce suction.
For those that are contemplating buying this machine, I think it works great. Although I haven't had it for a long time I can say it has done well for me - so far. Considering that a cheap vacuum cleaner normally costs this much, it's a pretty good deal. No slogging buckets, smearing dirty water around and calling it clean (enough.) No stuffing a wet mop in a closet afterward. I keep a fairly tidy house, it's just me - no kids, no pets (well, the fish don't track much dirt in) and it still sucked up enough dirt to grow tomatoes. Well, maybe not, but it was impressive. (read:yuck! LOL)
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