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Hoover FloorMate Deluxe Hard Floor Cleaner
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FloorMate Deluxe Hard Floor Cleaner

  • SpinScrub technology scrubs sealed wood, vinyl, tile & grout
  • 2 modes for washing and drying
  • Dual-tank technology separates clean water from dirty water
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Give your hard floors the spa treatment usually reserved for carpets. No more bucket, broom or hands-and-knees scrubbing with the Hoover FloorMate Deluxe Hard Floor Cleaner. This unit washes and dries hard floors so quickly you might not know what to do with all that extra time.

  • Exclusive SpinScrub technology counter-rotating brushes gently wash and scrub hard floors from all angles
  • Dual tank system separates tanks for clean and dirty water; never put dirty water back onto your floors
  • Wash and scrub/dry - switching between cleaning options is a snap
  • Specially designed brushes for sealed hardwood floors and tile and grout
  • Clean boost control - fingertip control applies extra detergent to stains and heavy traffic areas
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Is this OK for laminate floors?

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December 9, 2013
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February 12, 2016
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I'm surprised that a Hoover rep would say it's ok for laminate. If the laminate isn't sealed, wouldn't that be a risk? if any moisture goes between the slats, that could cause buckling and peeling, couldn't it?
If I'm wrong, please correct me, since I have laminate and would LOVE to use my new Floormate on it!
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February 27, 2014
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You will love it for all your floors.
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Los Angeles Ca
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January 26, 2014
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I have used it o my laminates for spills and to clean. While I would not recommend washing a laminate regularly per the manufacturers warning i found that this unit pulled the water up very efficiently. I used the wash setting for all then went over with the dry setting to insure no residual moisture was left.
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January 23, 2014
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Yes. I bought one for my daughter as a house warming gift and she has used it on her vinyl flooring in her bathrooms with great results.
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Malvern, AR
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January 23, 2014
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I use it on older hardwood floors and it works beautifully! I am positive that it would be completely safe on laminate. Since it removes the water and dries very quickly, it should work great! I love mine! My floors are clean, and I'm not worn out!
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January 23, 2014
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I don't see why not. The machine should work on any flooring that is reasonable flat and smooth.
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Florida
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December 13, 2013
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No, water and wood/laminate/engineered do not mix. Use a laminate cleaner like the Bruce laminate cleaner or Bona.
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December 11, 2013
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Hi Barbara, the FloorMate Deluxe will work beautifully on your laminate. Hope this helps!
-Ian
Hoover Customer Care
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Cape Coral, FL, USA
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December 10, 2013
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Not sure if it is a good item to use on laminate floor. It is my understanding that water & laminate floors are not a good mix.
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AR
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December 10, 2013
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Yes, since it dries the floor too, it doesn't allow water to sit on the floor,
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Florida
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December 10, 2013
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yes. I see no problem using it on any hard floor.
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is this good to use on hardwood floors?

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February 24, 2014
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November 10, 2015
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Yes, if the hardwood floors are sealed.
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marathon, fl
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June 10, 2014
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Yes except for my kitchen all my house is hardwood and it does a great job. Especially cuts on drying time
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March 19, 2014
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We haven't used it on hardwood yet. There's 2 different sets of brushes. The softer brushes would be for hardwood. If you use the coarser set of brushes, they'd scratch the hardwood finish, I'm afraid.
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St. Charles, IL
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March 1, 2014
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Yes! We have about 2000 SF of hardwoods and it does an amazing job!
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Hoover Corporate Headquarters
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February 26, 2014
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Hi Marilyn, the FloorMare Deluxe will work find on your hardwood floors as long as the floor is sealed and level. Hope this helps!
-Ian
Hoover Customer Care
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Cape Coral, FL, USA
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February 26, 2014
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It is my understanding that water is not a friend of hardwood floors. With that thought I would say it is not good for hardwood as quite a bit of water is sprayed out & it does not dry the floor completely.
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Peachtree City, GA
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February 25, 2014
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Yes. I have red oak floors with a polyurethane finish (clear satin) and I use it all the time with good results. I would think it would also be good with synthetic wood floors.
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Can you use water instead of the cleaner solution?

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November 18, 2013
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February 12, 2016
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Kind of odd that the representative from Hoover didn't elaborate on the comment about vinegar.
I read that vinegar was not good for the machine, nor bleach.
Also, I found the Hoover representative I spoke to on the phone, to be less helpful. I understand that they are here to sell their products, but there should be some alternative to floor cleaners than just theirs. If a customer buys the machine, they
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Kind of odd that the representative from Hoover didn't elaborate on the comment about vinegar.
I read that vinegar was not good for the machine, nor bleach.
Also, I found the Hoover representative I spoke to on the phone, to be less helpful. I understand that they are here to sell their products, but there should be some alternative to floor cleaners than just theirs. If a customer buys the machine, they should not be required to buy the cleaner.
Personally, I have two fur babies and the included cleaner is not safe for them, so I was looking for a SAFE alternate to use in my new machine, that would also be safe for the Floormate.
If any of the Floormate users know any available ones, I sure would be appreciative to hear those!
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July 29, 2015
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Yes.
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St. Charles, IL
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January 23, 2014
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It will work just with hot water. I like the Hoover cleaning solution - but can see it working well with just the water. The brushes get up a lot of dirt on their own.
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December 17, 2013
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Yes. Also, you can substitute vinegar for cleaner in order to neutralize pet odors.
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Florida
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December 13, 2013
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Yes, sometimes I spray Simple Green on the floor directly and use water from the cleaning canister to scrub then suction up. Does not affect the integrity or performance of the machine.
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Cape Coral, FL, USA
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December 10, 2013
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yes. Sometimes I also just use water for a quick clean up
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November 18, 2013
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Hi! Yes you if you prefer to use water only rather than mixing cleaning solution with water, that it perfectly fine. Thanks!
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What cleaner does this machine use?

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November 10, 2015
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A non-solvent based cleaner. The floor cleaner came with: Hoover Multi Floor Plus. Hard Floor Cleaning Solution. 2x Concentrated. 100% Biodegradable Formula.
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St. Charles, IL
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January 23, 2014
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I have always used the Hoover brand cleaning solution designed for this machine. It is concentrated so it goes a long way. It also smells great!
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Florida
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December 13, 2013
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Hoover makes an excellent cleaner specifically designed for the Floormate. I use simple green as well some times.
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You do not have to use a special cleaner. I use the product my tile man recommended
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California
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November 12, 2013
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Hoover makes their own floor cleaner: Hoover Multi-Floor detergent. The cap is the measuring cup so its easy to dose. You can purchase in the cleaning aisle. The first pint comes packaged in the box
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November 6, 2013
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Hi Christine, this model uses our 2X FloorMate® Multi-FloorPlus Hard Floor Cleaner. You should be able to find it at most Home Depot locations. Hope this helps.
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November 6, 2013
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Hello Dam24!
You can purchase the cleaner on our website and have it either shipped to the store or to your home.
Here is the link:
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Hoover-32-oz-2X-Floor-Mate-Multi-Floor-Plus-Hard-Floor-Cleaning-Solution-AH30425/203468349
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Christine
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Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 657 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Love This Machine I was looking for something to clean our slate tile. After checking many reviews of many cleaners I decided on the Hoover. And I am so glad I did. I purchased this at Home Depot on 11/12/2013. I spent the entire afternoon cleaning our floor. The machine worked so well, and was so easy to fill and empty. It cleaned better than I'd hoped for. I used the entire bottle of cleaner that was supplied with the machine and went back to Home Depot and purchased the largest bottle I could find of the Hoover Hard Floor cleaner. I would buy this machine again. October 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by hoover floor mate delux Loved it !! Very easy to use. I have am older dog w incontinence. This really helps me. I highly recommend it. October 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best Purchase ever! Easy to use. Great results. Really cleans that darn grout! Best present I ever got myself, October 19, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Sold Used as New I've been wanting to buy one of these forever and was kind of excited to scrub my floors. I finally went to Home Depot today to check it out.. This website said there were five on the floor but there were only two. Both boxes were taped sloppily with packing tape. The contents rattled when moving the boxes. I really wanted to try it out so I took a chance and bought one. When I got it to my car I opened it and there as an almost laughable mess. The unit itself was UPSIDE DOWN. The plastic bag that was supposed to be the cover was wadded up in the bottom of the box. The pieces were clanking around and were obviously thrown in. Nothing was holding anything together. No manual or warranty information. I'm so mad at myself for not taking pictures. I returned it immediately and the clerk asked me if I wanted another one. I told him there was one left and I'd check it out. I went back, opened the box and it was the same story, except the unit wasn't upside down. Its probably for the best, as it was obviously a cheaply made hunk of junk. I wasn't expecting an industrial cleaner, but it is so very light. The spinner scrubber things were like toothbrushes. The grout on our floors is not flush with the tiles, so the corners would have ripped those little suckers apart after one room. If your floors are FILTHY (like ours) this is definitely not for you. I am including my review of Home Depot in this product review because they do not post the store experience summaries. Also when you leave feedback they don't even take your contact information. Huh? September 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hoover FloorMate Deluxe Hard Floor Cleaner Easiest way to wash any hard floor. Excellent results for a very clean floor. August 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Buy This is a very good product for the money. It dose a great job. It would be really nice if it was much wider due to our open floor plan. I have used it twice now to clean 750 sqft. August 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Love this machine! I just moved into a house with tile floors. Previous owner had 2 dogs and was not much into cleaning. The main selling point for me on the Floormate was the separate tanks so that I wasn't swishing dirt around with my string mop. Secondly is the very impressive drying feature - no more hollering at my husband to get off the (still) wet floor ! The only negatves (this they note in the manual ) is that it piddles out water when you stop. I have to store it on a tray. Secondly is the tiny, ill-fitting gasket on the dirty tank. I almost lost it down the disposal, and it does not seat right. Not sure if it has any affect on the suction power, but a definite design flaw. But, I am extremely happy with my purchase of this machine! July 13, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Not what I thought I was buying I bought this particular floor cleaner because it was smaller than others and thus cheaper, but easier to store and lighter to carry. When I tried to use it the instructions were not exactly clear and it did not suck up water. You are not supposed to return it to the store so I called Hoover. After a fairly long wait on hold a very nice person walked me through some troubleshooting ideas. They did not solve the problem, so another call to Hoover. More wait time. The second rep was also unable to solve the issue. He said I would need to take it to the repair shop 30-40 miles from my home. I did that and they just started it and it worked. There is a knob that has to be turned to dry to suction up the water and turned again to put water on the carpet. (Both reps had said that I was to only use the wash setting because I asked.) Since I have very little carpet to worry about it will be Ok, but it does seem to be a bother if you have to do a larger area and change the setting every time you push and pull. August 16, 2016
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