Hard Floor Steam Cleaners?

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Posted 12/6/2012 by HAB in NSBR Board
 

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Posted: 12/6/2012 8:42:45 PM
I'm curious to know if any of you have a hard floor steam cleaner for your laminate floors? If so, do you like it? Which one do you have?

Thank you!

Holly

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Posted: 12/6/2012 9:04:44 PM
I have a Shark steam cleaner. I like it well enough. It's just kind of a hassle to get it out, put it together, fill it up, wait for the water to heat up, and then finally use it. So I don't use it as often as I should. I end up Swiffering way more often just b/c it's more convenient. The Shark definitely gets the floor cleaner though.

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Posted: 12/6/2012 9:38:13 PM
This place is all tile, and I'm currently using a Hoover Quick Steamer, but i think it's supposed to be for carpet (one of DH's spur of the moment purchases I think). It cleans pretty well as I fill it with really hot water, but it doesn't heat or make steam on its own. It is lightweight and dries as it goes along.

I have a older Hoover Floormate also and it works pretty well; just big and bulky and can't get into smaller spaces. I think the newer ones might be more efficient.

Also have a Shark steam mop thing, but it doesn't heat up anymore. Only used it maybe 10 times.

I'm currently debating whether a 'Mint' auto mopper is worth the $$



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Posted: 12/6/2012 10:35:11 PM
I have a Haan steam mop that I love. It takes seconds to set up, a tank of water lasts about 20 minutes, and it gets hot. I love that I can toss the pads in the wash and that I can buy extra pads. I think I paid about $120 for it on amazon.


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Posted: 12/6/2012 10:38:11 PM

I have a Haan steam mop that I love. It takes seconds to set up, a tank of water lasts about 20 minutes, and it gets hot. I love that I can toss the pads in the wash and that I can buy extra pads. I think I paid about $120 for it on amazon.


Ditto to all that (except the price). I love my Haan steam mop! I researched several brands before I decided on the Haan, then I watched prices for about a month, and found a deal...I paid around $80 and got some extra accessories for free as well. I love how clean my floor is after I use it!


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Posted: 12/7/2012 5:40:04 AM
I have the shark steamer. Mine has 3 settings. The dust setting is what I use for laminate. The model I have, stays fully assembled. I just add water before I start mopping.


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Posted: 12/7/2012 6:02:00 AM
Ditto what LuckyWife said ;

Haan Floor Steamer

$80 or so. (Mine came with an extra pad and a carpet steamer accessorie.)

Heats up very quickly. Works great for laminate or tile floor.

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Posted: 12/7/2012 6:26:40 AM
I think I was robbed on my Haan cleaner! At least I like it!

ETA: this is the one that I have. There are other models, but I picked this one after reading reviews and going to their website. Or maybe I picked it because its red?

http://www.amazon.com/Haan-SI-35R-Floor-Sanitizer-Red/dp/B00359URM4/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1354883330&sr=8-7&keywords=haan+steam+mop


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Posted: 12/7/2012 7:24:02 AM
I have the Haan too and love it!


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Posted: 12/7/2012 7:33:19 AM
I used a Haan for years. Loved it. After about 7 years, I started having to unplug it to shut it off. When I moved a few months ago, I didn't bring it with me. S/O and I were walking through a flea market and I found a Shark for $9. Yep, $9. Plugged it in and it worked wonderfully. It's the purple one with the double-sided mop head. I would not have thought I would like it as well as my Haan, but I do.


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Posted: 12/7/2012 7:44:00 AM
I have the eureka envirosteamer and I love it

there are some excellent steam mop reviews on amazon-I reccomend checking it out


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Posted: 12/7/2012 8:14:27 AM
I have a Shark at both homes and LOVE it! Our bunny chewed through the cord (thankfully unplugged!) and I went and bought another, that is how much I love it. Did not even consider other brands because it works well on all my hard floor surfaces!



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Posted: 12/7/2012 8:50:25 AM
I have a Hoover or Eureka steam vac. Love love love it! sorry I am not home and I don't know which it is. I'll check as soon ad I get home.
I use it at least once a week.
I do not buy the recommended cleaning fluids.
I buy Fabuloso at walmart or the Dollar tree.
I use one capful each time I fill the water thing.
My house smells do good everytime I use it and my 37 year old kitchen floor looks like new

My sister uses gets twice a day on her laminate and loves it.

Oh! And we had a pipe start to leak on the wall between my laundry room and my breakfast room.
I used the steam vac to suck up the water several times a day until we could fix the problem (three days later)

That thing saved my wood floors. If I didn't have it, the teak would have been ruined in my family room and living room

And... It's under $150 at Costco. Maybe under $125


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Posted: 12/7/2012 9:51:05 AM
Just an FYI: Using steam cleaners on your hardwood or laminate flooring will void your warranty with the manufacturer. It can cause delamination in laminate flooring and can cause cupping and warping in both types of flooring. You won't see it after a few uses but will happen with long term use.

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Posted: 12/7/2012 1:38:04 PM
Thank you for all of the replies. I really appreciate them. We also have older linoleum in our bathroom. Do any of you use it for that?

Thanks again!

Holly

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Posted: 12/7/2012 1:38:05 PM
Thank you for all of the replies. I really appreciate them. We also have older linoleum in our bathroom. Do any of you use it for that?

Thanks again!

Holly

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Posted: 12/7/2012 1:41:31 PM
My mother in law and sister in law both have Sharks and liked them, except that neither of theirs lasted more than a year. They were both happy with them while they worked, and very disappointed when they stopped. They're both very much clean freaks (and I say that in the nicest non-hateful way) and used them all the time, so I don't know how long they're really made to last.

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Posted: 12/7/2012 4:26:33 PM
I had a Shark. It broke after about a month, so now I'm back to mopping my floors..

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Posted: 12/7/2012 6:59:43 PM
I have tried 3 or 4 and the Haan is the best. It heats up fast and doesnt leave the floors streaky.

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Posted: 12/8/2012 2:03:31 AM
I have the Shark steam and if I use it often I like it. I have several changing pads because I don't see how the dirt is sucked into the cloths
and be so dirty!. I also have a Floormate and I really like it. I like that it sprays water on the floor and then sucks it back up. We have ceramic tile floors tho and I do wish the suction worked better in the grout. Oh and did I mention I'd really love both if someone used them for me.

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Posted: 12/8/2012 7:45:22 AM
I have the Shark steam cleaner, and while I know that other love it, I personally don't think it's that useful. It does an ok job on the sealed hardwoods, but so does my microfiber mop that I just use with water. What I really wanted the Shark for was my kitchen floor, which is vinyl. Even on full steam, holding it for a few seconds on stains, etc., it doesn't get anything off. I end up scrubbing certain spots by hand, so for me, it's basically useless. It's also rather awkward to store.


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