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XP: Steam cleaner vs. hoover floormate

I really want to get something to clean our tile floors with, but am not sure which of these is the best option.  We have two dogs and a cat, and with a baby due soon I want something I can use and feel safe she will be crawling on a clean floor.  Any suggestions?
BFP #1: 3/20/10, EDD 11/22/12, DD born: 11/20/12
BFP #2: 8/26/12, EDD 5/3/12, M/C 9/4/12
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Re: XP: Steam cleaner vs. hoover floormate

  • I have both. I prefer the steamer for the most part when it comes to deep cleaning.  I think the floor mate is great for vacuuming wood floors without scratchng which is what I primarily use it for.
  • I have the Hoover Floormate and I am completely unimpressed.  I did think it cleaned our ceramic tile well but I would just rather use my regular vacuum and then mop.  I keep debating on whether or not to try the Shark Steam Mop.  I think I might sell my Hoover Floormate and put the money toward the Shark.  So my advice is to skip the Hoover. 
  • I had something similar to the floormate.  It did clean the tile floor pretty well, but it wasn't particularly convenient. 

    I find my Haan steamer much more convenient.  I also feel like things are sanitized, not just clean like with the other cleaner.  I like my Haan a lot more than my friend's Shark.

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