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Nov 25, 2013 11:25:43   #
Gweneth 1946 (a regular here)
 
oceanview wrote:
I am so tired of washing my floors on my hands and knees. I've tried a number of mops but have not found one that doesn't leave behind residue or streaks. I have all tile and hardwood flooring. If there is anyone out there who is extremely happy with their floor cleaning device and would never use anything else, please let me know it's name. I am so ready to stand while cleaning my floors. Keeping my fingers crossed and thanking you in advance. Diane


I have tried the mop and found it does not do a good job. If I am in a hurry and the floor needs a quick clean up I will use that cleaner for hardwood floors which will make the floor look nice but the next time you wash the floor your cloth will be very dirty. It can be used on any floor type not just hardwood. There is something in those cleaners that stick to the floor. There is nothing like hands and knees, you get all the corners. The only solution you could use is wipe the floor with a dry cloth after washing it.
When I was in the wheel chair for a broken leg my husband bought me one of those mops that has the container of cleaning fluid attached to it, so I used that but had to use another mob to dry the floor with.
 
Nov 25, 2013 12:06:24   #
Namaste Nan
 
pjcoldren wrote:
My DH (who does WAAAAY more of the cleaning than I do, bless him) uses a Shark Steam Mop. We have ceramic in half the house and laminate in the other half - works well on both.


Ok, pjcoldren....... A man who buys yarn while out of town OR a man who does WAAAAY more of the cleaning???? I vote for your husband. ha, ha Na
Nov 25, 2013 12:43:35   #
jmf6406 (a regular here)
 
Steam mops do work great. I have one, but I use the Swiffer wet mop since it is quick and easy. And according to the SPCA website, the cleaner is NOT poisonous to pets. You do have to follow the directions and spray the cleaner for 3 seconds in order to get the floor wet since the pad is designed to suck up the dirty cleaner and hold it between the paper ply and the plastic ply. And you have to replace the pad when it gets saturated with dirty liquid. The directions tell you about how many square feet you can clean with one pad. If you use anything other than the pads made for the system, it doesn't work very well. If a floor is really, really dirty, I do a fast job with soap, water and sponge and then finish off with a Swiffer--like when my husband or the dogs track in LOTS of mud.
Nov 25, 2013 16:30:44   #
Susan from NJ
 
oceanview wrote:
I am so tired of washing my floors on my hands and knees. I've tried a number of mops but have not found one that doesn't leave behind residue or streaks. I have all tile and hardwood flooring. If there is anyone out there who is extremely happy with their floor cleaning device and would never use anything else, please let me know it's name. I am so ready to stand while cleaning my floors. Keeping my fingers crossed and thanking you in advance. Diane


I have a Shark steam mop and love it. My floor is tile and I'm always concerned when cleaning it as it stays wet for a long time no matter how I try to dry it. With this steamer, it is virtually dry (and clean) before I move onto the next section.

The only word of caution is that you have to move the mop slowly so the steam has a chance to work. I toss down a scotchbrite scrubby pad if I come across a stubborn stain and use the steamer - not my hands and knees - to scrub the spot.
Nov 25, 2013 19:09:26   #
pandyvee
 
I too have a shark steam mop. It works beautifully on ceramic floors. On my hardwood which is not sealed with poly but is just waxed and has been for 40 plus years, it does not work well. It will soften the wax and then the dirt just sticks to it. Does any one else have hardwood floors that are not sealed with a coating and still use the steam mop??
Nov 25, 2013 21:02:58   #
DollieD
 
oceanview wrote:
I am so tired of washing my floors on my hands and knees. I've tried a number of mops but have not found one that doesn't leave behind residue or streaks. I have all tile and hardwood flooring. If there is anyone out there who is extremely happy with their floor cleaning device and would never use anything else, please let me know it's name. I am so ready to stand while cleaning my floors. Keeping my fingers crossed and thanking you in advance. Diane

I have a Hahn Steamer.
I think it is tops in mops!
I have about 50/50 tile and wood.
It was a gift so I don't know the cost, but it is worth a lot to me!!!
 
Nov 26, 2013 03:00:52   #
micra
 
I live in Melboune an our house has plastic wood lookalike flooring> I to have a steam mop and when done I then unplug it and while the mop is still damp I then go over the floors with mop and glow and it works lovely although you are not allowed to walk on the floors for 1 hour. But trying telling that to the two dogs so I wait tell everbody is in bed then do my floors.
Nov 27, 2013 16:32:32   #
cjones1022
 
I have a Shark steam mop. It works good on both tile and wood floors. All you need is electricity and distilled water.
Nov 27, 2013 18:50:26   #
Augustgran (a regular here)
 
the H20 mop works awesome I bought mine at walmart and I used it for 4 years on my hardwood floors and it never streaked because it just water, it also came with 2 mop heads so you always have a clean on on hand.
Nov 28, 2013 08:02:52   #
Susan from NJ
 
grandmasheryl wrote:
the H20 mop works awesome I bought mine at walmart and I used it for 4 years on my hardwood floors and it never streaked because it just water, it also came with 2 mop heads so you always have a clean on on hand.


I don't even use distilled water and we have very hard water here in NJ. Once in a while I throw in some white vinegar and it cleans out the steam track. Only once (when I didn't use the vinegar for a while) did I have to actually take it apart to get to the opening at the bottom. Once I cleaned out that track, I was back in ship shape condition.
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