Originally Posted by daddiesgirl
Thanks for the responses everyone! More than helpful!
We went to Best Buy today and the kid trying to sell us the cleaners said that cleaners now are improved quite a bit from a few years back. He said the same thing about the Bissell machines and recommended the Hoover models. I think I will pick one up to see how well it works. We can always return it if it's not clean after a week.
I Googled some reviews and the Hoovers seems like a good idea:
Best Carpet Cleaners: Carpet Cleaner Reviews
The kid at Best Buy also recommended hard wood cleaners too. I never even heard of such a thing! I always thought you just mopped it and it's good to go, but apparently there are all kinds of hard wood cleaners too. Anyone have experience with hardwood cleaners? There's a lot of carpet and hardwood cleaners on sale right now on Best Buy too so I think I will get some before the sale ends.
Sounds like the kid at Best Buy is on a comission. Did he tell you what is now better about carpet cleaners?
Never heard of hardwood cleaners. Never needed one. A mop is all you need. With the new wood floor finishes, what you are mopping is basically a plastic surface, not wood. If you have a waxed floor then maybe you need something special, but you have to be insane to have a waxed floor these days.