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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|Sold By||Available from these sellers||Amazon.com||Amazon.com||Discount Electronics™||SatisFind||Amazon.com|
|Color||Blue||Moondust||Blue||Silver||blue||White and Silver|
|Item Dimensions||14.6 x 27.6 x 12.6 in||12.8 x 14.4 x 32.8 in||12.57 x 17.07 x 34.57 in||9 x 32.1 x 14.2 in||11.3 x 11.6 x 43.3 in||11.4 x 14.96 x 45.5 in|
|Item Weight||16 lbs||13.8 lbs||23.85 lbs||—||13 lbs||13.7 lbs|
|Additional Features||corded, bagless, portable||Clean Boost Control||corded, bagless, portable||corded, bagless||corded||30 feet power cord|
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I would recommend to anyone that is not getting satisfactory results from the machine after several months should open it up and inspect the gaskets. They are inexpensive to replace, it is the owner's labor that is expensive.
As to those who ask if using it on hardwood floors is advisable, I would counsel this, my family having owned a small hardwood flooring mill in Louisiana in the 50s, and having grown up in the industry: If the wood floor has a quality finish on it that is not worn through, and if the seams between the 3/4" hardwood boards are tight, then it's most likely ok to use the Floormate on the hardwood floor. The water and the hardwood flooring cleaner mix and create a fluid that is a bit more dense than plain water. Therefore, it is unlikely to soak through the finish or into the seams in the few minutes the water will be in contact with the flooring. Hardwood floors react badly to standing water, it seeps into the seams and "cups" the edges of the board up. Hardwood flooring is only 6-8% moisture when it arrives on site, the lumber is kiln-dried prior to being run into the flooring mill process. That is why it is important to get a good varnish or other floor finish on it shortly after it is laid down. Pre-finished flooring comes with very durable finishes these days. Wood floors are a bad idea in Kitchens, and require area carpets in most other areas. There should always be a mat at every exterior door so that people do not track in grime, which scratches the finish, or water. The most common damage one sees to hardwood floors are dark stains from pet urine or dark circular stains from an electric "croup kettle" (used when someone had bronchitis or other pulmonary issue through the 1970's or so. I expect the vacuum function on this one to work better now that the gaskets have tight seals, probably tighter than when the machine was manufactured. Good luck to all.
What is most obvious about the negative reviews of the Hoover Floormate is that many folks don't figure out how to use it. Maybe the instructions are not clear enough. This being my second, I did not read them. But I know my wife, and a friend who borrowed the old machine had a learning curve, as did I. My previous Floormate lasted ten years, and would have kept going, but it needed a $25 part, and I'm done being "mr fix-it. Ten years for a machine that cost under $100 back then is good enough. Treat this Floormate right, learn how to use it, and it should last also.
Here are the key points one must know in order to have the product work for you, for years.
1) Manage your expectations. It's a $125 floor cleaner, not a magic wand. It does get the dirt off the floor, actually leaving it clean.
2) Know that when washing a floor, PULL THE TRIGGER ONLY WHEN PUSHING THE DEVICE. That is what puts the water down, the brushes still turn when the trigger is released, scrubbing the floor. Otherwise, the machine is "just spreading water around" as some reviewers said. That's because they did not know how to use it.
3) To pick up the water, pull the machine towards you, very, very slowly. This newer model seems to still pick up the water best in "wash" mode. If you can see water coming up the channel over the brushes, that means there is water to be picked up. If no water is coming up, the floor might have a damp shine on it, but it will be dry in a minute or three. If you think about it, the brushes are spinning the water, and the brushes are driving the water towards the center channel.
4) The squegee on the front is not meant to work both ways, only on when the machine is slowly pulled toward the user.
5)The vacuum works better on this one than the older model. However, it is better not to use it as a vacuum prior to washing the floor. We have cats, and the filter was plugged up with hair after vacuuming the kitchen. I never vacuumed with my previous Floormate, and the filter never became clogged enough to slow the suction. The filters do need rinsing and regularly and replacement occasionally.
6) Few homes have truly flat floors, particularly if they are over 20 years old. If it appears too much water is left behind after a slow pass or two, try a path 90 degrees, across the first path. That should help.
7) One of the good things about these machines is that they can be used on regular (3/4") hardwood floors, with hardwood floor cleaner. Water is not good for hardwoods, so being able to vacuum up 80-90% of the water is the only way to use a water/cleaner mix and not hurt the floor.
8) I bought my first one to clean the tile floor in my apartment's kitchen and bathroom. My wife's house has the same floor in the kitchen. This particular tile is a dirt magnet, and this machine will not get it back to white. The Floormate will get up the dirt, it will clean the floor, but only bleach and scrubbing will actually make a textured terrazzo tile give up the "dirty" look that can get ground into it.
9) Vinyl floors are a breeze if they are flat. If not, more back-and-forthing, and criss-crossing is required.
10) Once I could see the dirty water in the machine ten years ago, I understood that no mop could get a floor truly clean. That's why I put in the bit of extra work and maintenance a machine like this requires. It is not a $350 self-propelled scrubber/cleaner/waxing device. We get what we pay for.
It works, for those who pay attention. And I'm glad we have it.
I decided to get this unit because I read all the five star reviews that make this machine sound like it is a miracle from on high. I have used it only once and will say that is VERY easy to use. There are three settings: vacuum, wash, and dry; and two canisters: cleaning solution and dirty water. You cannot mess this up. They also make it extremely convenient. There's a measuring cup that also serves as a cap for the cleaning solution and the cleaning solution canister is designed to be exactly a quart, so you never have to bust out the measuring cups. They both clip and unclip easily from the front of the machine, so emptying and refilling is simple and quick. The bottom canister holds a 2 quarts, so you know when you'll need to empty it out even before the machine tells you. It is pretty lightweight, too. I had no trouble using it with a pulled muscle in my shoulder.
Performance wise... I was not blown away. I mean, yes, this does clean the floor, but it is not going to do a better job than someone on their hands and knees really scrubbing. If you are anal about your floors being spotless don't buy this. I would say it does as well as a traditional mop. One person's review here said that this machine removed the flaky sealant coming off her old ceramic tile. I also have old ceramic tile with flaky sealant and was hoping to remove it, but there's no way this machine would do that. The scrubbers are way too soft on the floors. It also uses a ton of solution, but my floors were really filthy so I went over them 3~4 times.
As for the other settings, the vacuum performed well and picked most things up. It's not a Dyson so you won't be pulling the cobwebs from under the counter trim from 3 feet away, but I wasn't expecting that. I didn't really have to use the dry setting as the floors after the wash were only the slightest bit wet, as if someone had wiped the floor with a wet wipe and no more. I thought that was great, by the way. I hate a wet floor, especially because I have pets running around waiting to leave paw prints all over it.
Final verdict is still out. I feel like this will make maintaining the floors a lot more convenient, and if I ever have the linoleum resealed, it'll keep the dirt from building up again. It is not, however, a substitute for scrubbing.
I ordered the Hoover FloorMate from Amazon after reading countless reviews, then comparison shopping. I found Amazon to have the cheapest price around. Plus, free shipping....how can you go wrong?
So when it arrived in a week or so, I was ecstatic to try it out. Instructions were very easy to follow and within minutes I was experimenting with my tiled kitchen floor. One of the best features of this vacuum is that it does it ALL. Sweep, mop, dry. No other tool needed. So I used the vacuum to sweep, I was a little doubtful since there were crumbs, etc. on the floor. But the FloorMate picked up everything in its path. Moping was super easy. Just remember to keep a nice even pace, not too fast, not too slow. After moping, I was ready to try the dryer function. I was horrified watching the tank fill up with dark disgusting water that was covering my "clean" floor. Just remember to use a nice even pace when drying....and to all those who claim this vacuum doesn't dry, well it does! This has cut drying time down by at least 2/3.
I am very pleased with the Hoover FloorMate. My floors are cleaner and shinier than ever....with far less effort from me. No longer am I on hands and knees scrubbing where other mops couldn't' clean.
Clean up was a breeze. I just detached the tanks, and brushes/guard, took them outside and used the water hose to rinse and clean. Definitely a time saver! Half of my home is tile floors, the carpeted areas I am planning to convert to hardwood in the near future, so my vacuum is going to be busy!