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    Default Tile floors?

    Three quick q's.

    Vacuum or broom?

    Steam mop or mop and bucket?

    If you wouldn't mind, what brand of steam mop or normal mop do you use?

    My floors are just so hard to get done with the kiddies in the school holidays and by the evening I am too buggered to do them. It seems to take forever to mop and then an eternity to dry. Btw my house is huge and has tiles everywhere except the bedrooms.

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    We have tiles everywhere but the bedrooms.

    I vacuum (don't even own a broom lol) and I use a shark steam mop. It dries really fast.

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    We have tiles in most of the house. DH takes care of the floors- he vacuums first (Dyson) and then steam mops (Shark)

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    I vacuum and steam mop, but my steam mop is crap so leaves streaks and water marks all over the floor. I doubt anyone else would notice but I do!! I still prefer a steam mop over mop and bucket though, the filthy water in the bucket at the end of washing the floor makes me want to vomit, as does the smell of the half dry mop!

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    Vacuum and Kenwood steam mop. The floor is dry within 2 mins of mopping

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpsonDesert View Post
    Vacuum and Kenwood steam mop. The floor is dry within 2 mins of mopping
    I have a Kenwood mop too, does yours leave water marks everywhere?

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    vacuum and steam mop (I have the black and decker one) no streaks and dries quickly

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    Quote Originally Posted by JR03 View Post
    I have a Kenwood mop too, does yours leave water marks everywhere?
    When it first starts letting out steam, it does leave a little puddle. Once going properly though it's fine, no streaks or water marks while I'm mopping.

    Maybe try checking the nozzles when its cold? If some of them are blocking up, it will force extra steam out of the other nozzles and the non-even distribution could cause the streaks. I periodically clean mine as it does get a whitish build-up over time. Hope that helps.

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    I have been using my steam mop but it is a cheapy from kmart and to be honest it isn't very good. I sweep first. I will try vacuuming first it might get more dirt up.

    I think I need to invest in a better steam mop. Now to convince dh, since I only bought my last one 6 months ago.

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    Vacuum & good quality steam mop


 

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