Last Updated on August 19, 2015
It is surprising the messes my two little girls are able to create of our floors.
The kitchen is ceramic tile flooring with grout and it seems constantly in need of sweeping and wiping down as they make a sport of spilling food and drink all over it at every meal.
The rest of the house is hardwood except for our rec room which is not-so-conveniently carpeted wall to wall in light coloured carpet. The carpet easily shows high traffic areas despite our best efforts to keep it clean.
The hardwood is a lot easier to keep clean. A quick sweep or a quick go-over with a vacuum and all is well. Until the sunshine hits it and you can see the grime cleverly hiding.
I was recently given the opportunity to try out the new Hoover FloorMate® SteamScrub™ 2-IN-1. This machine is able to not only steam clean both hardwood and carpet but it is able to tackle other household surfaces to remove stubborn and set-in stains and even sanitizes. This is all because of Hoover’s SteamStream™ Technology.
My kitchen floor is hard to clean because of the grout which generally requires a good scrubbing by hand but this machine cleans it easily as the steam is able to penetrate right down to the grout with the washable pad mopping it right up.
The FloorMate® SteamScrub™ 2-IN-1 is super lightweight which makes carrying it from floor to floor an easy task to accomplish. It also features an easy to use detachable Lift-Away Steamer which allows you to steam any hard to reach surface by simply detaching it from the floor portion.
It also comes with 12 additional tools and accessories, including the Tile & Grout Scrub Brush, Upholstery Cloth, Steam Connector Hose, Carpet Glider and more to help you tackle just about any job around your home. I love that the accessories all conveniently store on the back of the SteamScrub and locks into place so that you aren’t constantly picking up pieces as you use it.
It comes with a little squeegee attachment that I have found to be absolutely brilliant for washing my windows. I’ve been able to steam my curtains clean too on top of all my floors including a stained spot on my living room area rug.
Speaking of the rug, it does include a glider attachment which makes it a breeze to run the tool effectively over carpet. I also feel like it really brought out the colour of the rug and made it look newer again.
The FloorMate® SteamScrub™ 2-IN-1 features Trigger Controlled Steam which gives you full control over steam strength no matter the surface. It also heats up quickly so you can get cleaning faster and stop waiting.
Since I do have two little girls that love to do things like lay all over the floors it is important for me that our household surfaces are clean and free of bacteria, mould, mildew, and other harmful materials. Using the FloorMate® SteamScrub™ 2-IN-1 will kill 99% of harmful bacteria on sealed hard floors – just one thing less to worry about! With Twin Tank Technology, the machine separates clean water from the solution, giving you the option to clean with or without solution.
Look for the Hoover FloorMate® SteamScrub™ 2-IN-1 at stores like Canadian Tire ($199.99) or buy direct from Hoover online for $199.99.
Diclosure: I was provided with the above mentioned product in order to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are honest and my own.