I'm considering getting a steam mop for my tile and wooden floors. The normal mop is hard to use as I have a big area to clean and my back hurts. Are they worth it? Any experience?
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19-03-2016 10:30 #1
Steam mop worth it?
19-03-2016 10:32 #2Senior Member
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They're not recommended on wood / laminate floor. We had one in our old place but I wasn't overly impressed so gave it away.
I prefer my $17 spray mop from Kmart on our wood / laminate floor.
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19-03-2016 10:45 #3
We had a Hoover one which worked okay but now we have splurged and gotten the Sauber (to match our vacuum). I love them. I never had an issue on wooden floors but I know they say they aren't recommended. Ours is a "dry steam" system which means the floors are pretty well immediately as opposed to half an hour + like when I used to mop. And having a stick of kids running around my house, that's important to me. Also, our system means no floor cleaners/chemicals are needed. Also great around kids.
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19-03-2016 10:46 #4
Are they worth it? Nope. Never use mine. Cheap mop from the supermarket and a bucket of hot water is quicker, easier and does a better job.
19-03-2016 11:00 #5
I think our steam mop does a way better job on the floor than typical mopping.
Just got to make sure the pads on the bottom are clean.
I love it. Love that it's pretty much dry straight away too.
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19-03-2016 11:00 #6
I have a karcher and I think it's great. Only downside is that the cloths it came with were hopeless so I bought cloths from kmart instead. It's great bc dries almost straight away. I use it on my wood floors but as per pp it's not recommended.
This is the one I have.
19-03-2016 11:03 #7
Also this is the kmart mop refill I use. I spray a bit of eucoclean on the cloth then steam the floor. Also have plenty of cloths bc they get wet pretty quick.
19-03-2016 11:35 #8
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19-03-2016 12:10 #9
I asked around on here about steam mops and was recommend a Bissel. I went out and bought one and I'm really glad I did. Way easier than a traditional mop. Money well spent in my books.
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19-03-2016 13:39 #10
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