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Old 04-23-2008, 10:47 AM   #31
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What really does the job on all my ceramic tile floors is my Steam Mop. The tank gets filled with tap water, there is a reusable heavy terry cloth pad on the bottom which can be tossed in the washer, so no additional costs. It cleans with hot steam and NO chemicals. I love this thing.
Now that sounds like something worth looking into! Is electricity or batteries that it runs on?
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Old 04-23-2008, 12:41 PM   #32
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lol, I must be living in the bizzaro world....
While I have no real complaints about the Swiffer, I sent my Floormate back and wrote a nasty review
I bought one for the office area at work. The only thing it did good was suck the water off the floor. It might be OK at keeping a clean floor clean, but it won't get a semi-dirty floor clean. I did a better job using one of those hand mops with a brush on the other side.
Just goes to show you .....
No, I think it has more to do with the type of cleaning you need to do, the size of your floorspace, what type of floors you have, how often you clean your floors, and personal preference.
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Old 04-23-2008, 02:15 PM   #33
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I'm better of with Rubermaid's antimicrobial mop that I get at HomeDepot along with Lysol multipurpose cleaner.
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Old 04-23-2008, 08:28 PM   #34
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lol, I must be living in the bizzaro world....
While I have no real complaints about the Swiffer, I sent my Floormate back and wrote a nasty review
I bought one for the office area at work. The only thing it did good was suck the water off the floor. It might be OK at keeping a clean floor clean, but it won't get a semi-dirty floor clean. I did a better job using one of those hand mops with a brush on the other side.
Just goes to show you .....
Hang on Picanis, I will see if I can get ahold of YT. Hopefully with his science knowledge we can get you back thru the worm hole from bizzaro world and safe here with us!!

I also had the Clorox Ready Mop at one time, but it had a horrible spray pattern that left some of the floor with no cleaner and other parts with cleaner pooled on it.

The Swiffer at least was better than that. Maybe I just had bad luck with mine. The first one leaked into the batteries and ruined that. The second one the mop head snapped right off.

Or maybe I am just an appliance abuser and need to enroll in a 12 step program?
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Old 04-23-2008, 08:40 PM   #35
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Sattie, my steam mop has a long cord that swivels and is easy to rewind. The head swivels so it goes anywhere. Only cost is the little bit of electricity it uses.
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lol, I must be living in the bizzaro world....
While I have no real complaints about the Swiffer, I sent my Floormate back and wrote a nasty review
I bought one for the office area at work. The only thing it did good was suck the water off the floor. It might be OK at keeping a clean floor clean, but it won't get a semi-dirty floor clean. I did a better job using one of those hand mops with a brush on the other side.
Just goes to show you .....
Sorry your experience with the FloorMate was unsatisfactory. We've had ours for quite a few years and love it.

I use it to clean all our floors, some with kitty "hurl." If you have cats, you know what I mean. Sorry.

The FloorMate does a thorough job and much better than I was doing on my hands and knees. Scrubs beautifully and dries perfectly. All we have are wood floors.
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Old 04-23-2008, 09:07 PM   #37
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That's what I meant by just goes to show you.
Everything either works well or poorly, depending on a lot of variables/conditions.
I was even putting foot pressure on that floormate with nary a dirt smudge being picked up. Whip out the hand mop and started packing the floormate back up.

I too see some kind of "sheen" left over when using the Swiffer, but for what I use it for and where, it works just fine
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Old 04-23-2008, 09:40 PM   #38
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Sattie, my steam mop has a long cord that swivels and is easy to rewind. The head swivels so it goes anywhere. Only cost is the little bit of electricity it uses.
Thanks for clarifying.... I love the fact that it does not use chemicals!
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Old 04-23-2008, 09:53 PM   #39
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Sattie, my steam mop has a long cord that swivels and is easy to rewind. The head swivels so it goes anywhere. Only cost is the little bit of electricity it uses.
I googled steam mops and found several brands. Will you share what brand you have?
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If you do, how do you like it? It is for a large (1000 sq ft) tile floor.

thanks.
DD dropped a hint two years ago that she really wanted one for her all pergo floor. Christmas came and we got it for her. She really liked it and assume she still does
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