Hoover FloorMate Deluxe Hard Floor Cleaner Review
Floormate Deluxe hard floor cleaner is a Hoover’s floor cleaner that comes with counter-rotating brushes and Spinscrub technology to ease the cleaning process. To remove debris and dirt from numerous floor surfaces, Hoover Floormate Deluxe hard floor cleaner just uses a few spinning brushes, a cleaning solution and water.
Let’s discuss the things that make it a quality floor cleaner in detail.
Dual tank technology
The dual tank technology is the technology of Hoover, according to which there will be a couple of tanks with one of them carrying dirty water while the other carrying the clean water. The dirty and clean water would never mix. In simple words, what we are trying to say is that during the cleaning process, dirty water will never touch your floor and only clean water will touch.
Basic working modes
This cleaner has two basic working modes, dry and wash. If you set it to wash mode, then floors will be cleaned by brushes (excess water sucks back) and if you set it to dry mode, the brushes will stop and the remaining water will be vacuumed, consequently, the whole floor will get dry. It will take only one pass to dry.
It is a portable floor cleaner with 14lbs of weight. Because it is a lightweight floor cleaner, carrying and maneuvering it is so easy.
Clean boost control
Clean boost control is a feature of Hoover Floormate Deluxe hard floor cleaner that adds an extra amount of detergents to the places that are covered with stubborn dirt.
Spinscrub brushes (multi-angled brushes)
Spinscrub brushes work quite efficiently on the floors and don’t put any damage on them.
The nozzles, tanks and brushes of this machine are easy to remove and wash.
- Tank capacity: 48oz
- Length of cord: 20-foot long
- Dimensions: 13 x 12 x 44
- Weight: 14lbs
- Gross weight: 19.6lbs
- Power: 3.5 amps
- Voltage: 120 V
- Warranty: 2-year
Hoover Floormate Deluxe hard floor cleaner’s modes of use
The following modes can be used:
Set the dial of Hoover Floormate Deluxe hard floor cleaner to “dry” and it will work as a vacuum cleaner. Compared to full upright vacuum cleaners, this appliance isn’t that powerful, however, it is still quite handy in collecting dust. One thing you need to know that Hoover Floormate Deluxe hard floor cleaner can’t collect big chunks of debris and thus, instead of Hoover Floormate Deluxe hard floor cleaner, you might have to go with a standard vacuum cleaner for cleaning those floors that are covered with a great amount of debris.
Perhaps this mode is the main strength of Hoover Floormate Deluxe hard floor cleaner. When the floor cleaner is set to this mode, then detergents are released on the areas where there is dirt. Afterward, the multi-angled brushes with 300 spins per minute rotation will thoroughly clean any sealed surface.
Wet pickup mode
Once you are done with the cleaning process, then to dry the floor, choose the wet pickup mode for quick results. With the help of this mode, floors can be dried in one rapid pass. This mode dries the floor just the way Hoover claimed that it will dry.
This mode is also very handy for sucking up any spill.
Things to keep in mind while engaged with dual tanks
When you are about to clean a big area, know that the cleaner should be turned off while filling the clean water tank and emptying the dirty water tank.
To put detergent into the clean water tank, employ the small included cap which is about 1.5oz. For a full tank, one cap is all that you’ll need.
Using waxes or any type of concentrate detergent is prohibited because if you use them, then floor cleaner parts would clog up and when the parts will clog up, the 2 years of warranty won’t be honored by the manufacturer.
1.5 quarts is the volume of each tank. If you want to clean an area of 400 sq feet, then you will just need to fill the tank once.
Two sets of brushes
The machine accompanies two differing sets of brushes to serve two different purposes. One set is used for hardwood floors and the other is used for grout and tile. It’s easy to switch between the two.
Foldaway designed handle
The machine has a foldaway designed handle, and because of this, storing it in small spaces such as drawers and shelves becomes easy.
Hoover Floormate Deluxe hard floor cleaner’s overall maintenance
The nozzles, tanks and brushes of this machine are easy to remove and wash. Make sure you don’t use detergents other than mild detergents.
After use, tanks only require to be rinsed. Rinsing can clean both tanks, however, since the dirt tank is the smelly one, cleaning it in a thorough manner after every once a while is recommended.
You can also remove and clean the dirt tank’s filter which is attached at the top of the dirt tank. Now, before you are about to wash the filter, get rid of the debris on the filter by removing it, plus after the debris is removed and the filter is washed, give it some time to get dry before you can put it back and use it again.