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Old 01-12-2013, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Port St Lucie Florida
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The tile store owner suggested a Shark steamer to keep my new floors clean. But there are so many models. Do they work? which one is best?
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Old 01-12-2013, 11:25 AM
 
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I'm not a fan of Shark products. You can go to Amazon and search for reviews on the different models.
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Old 01-12-2013, 11:52 AM
 
Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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Based on the Amazon reviews, I bought a Bissell Twin Tank that I have been happy with. I've had it for a couple months and it works well, although it is not a "deep cleaning" device, more for the weekly moping and spill cleanup. I do think the steam works better than just a mop. I don't use the cleaning solution.

Amazon.com: Hoover TwinTank Disinfecting Steam Mop - WH20200: Home & Kitchen
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:52 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Do you NEED a steamer?
I have been using the Hoover FloorMate for years, with great results.

http://www.amazon.com/Hoover-FloorMa...ver+Floor+Mate
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Old 01-13-2013, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Port St Lucie Florida
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Default Steam cleaner for Ceramic Floors

I don't know if I need a steam cleaner for my floors. I have a 2000 sq ft house that is 95% tile. I am a senior citizen and my back kills me after mopping the whole house with a twist mop. The owner of the tile store suggested a steam mop but I really don't know. I have a Dyson that I brought with me to S. Florida from New Orleans and it seems overkill to drag it out( heavy) whenever someone tracks in dirt and sand from the yard. I read never to use anything with brushes on the floor because it will in time negatively affect the finish. So a vac and steamer sounds great but again I have no idea on brands. Bissell? Hoover?, Shark?, Sienna? and how do they work in the Vac mode for sand.

I am on a fixed income and don't want to have to replace it after a year or so.
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:24 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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It's threads like this which remind me why I like vinyl sheet floors so much.
Especially so in a room like the kitchen where grout is so much more likely to get dirty.
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