Review & Giveaway: Hoover FloorMate

Feb 01, 2009 170 Comments by Disclosure
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FloorMate From the moment my girls were sitting in high chairs, learning how to eat solid foods, they were also mastering the art of ending up with more food on the floor than in their mouths. I used to wonder if they actually ate anything or if they really just got food all over themselves so I’d think that they ate. It has been better, but they’re still a little on the messy side. I’ve really gotten tired of constantly having to mop up after them, and I’ve tried just about everything! We bought those little mats you can place under their chairs to catch food, but they’re still just as bad. You have to take them outside to shake the crumbs off, and spray them down if there’s anything sticky on them, and they tear quite easily! I wasn’t impressed. I had just about given up, until I was contacted by Hoover and offered the Floor Mate Spin Scrub Wide Path. I’ve seen these machines in the store, and wondered if they were really worth buying. I do have a Hoover carpet cleaner, and absolutely love it, so I figured this one would probably work well too! It does! 

I made myself not sweep or scrub the linoleum floor all day. It was difficult, trust me. At the end of the day, after my girls were in bed for the evening, I got to cleaning. Daddy and I moved the furniture out of the dining area and swept up all of the larger pieces of whatever was on the floor. We couldn’t get all of the smaller particles with the broom and dustpan, but the FloorMate had it covered! We turned the switch to Dry Pickup, it turned off the brushes and lifted it just off of floor to vacuum up what was left on the floor. Again, it truly had to be small bits of things. The intake area is very thin, since it’s made more for picking up liquids rather than solids. It actually picked up things I didn’t even realize were still on the ground. We then emptied the container, and replaced it. 

switchDaddy filled up the cleaning solution reservoir, and connected it to the machine, turned the switch to “Clean” and powered the machine back on. The machine was a little lower to the ground, and the brushes were now spinning. It took a couple of passes with the cleaning solution, but I was able to get just about all of the spots off of the linoleum. The only things that required a little bit more scrubbing were the scuff marks left by shoes, and that was not a big deal. I actually did a side by side comparison, exactly like what they do in the commercials. I cleaned half of my floor, and there was actually a significant difference! When the whole floor was complete, it looked cleaner than it ever did with a broom and mop. I was very impressed! 

The FloorMate also came with special grout cleaning brushes, and a grout and tile cleaning solution. I did try it out in my entryway, and noticed a pretty big difference in how clean it was too! Now I only wish I could use this on my while tile counter tops… 

foldedOne other thing I liked about the FloorMate was that it is pretty compact. It’s thin, and the handle folds down so I can store it underneath shelves, in a closet, just about anywhere, and it’s light enough to carry up and down the stairs so I can use it on the upstairs bathrooms as well! 

It’s a great machine and I highly recommend it to anyone that wants to keep their hard floors clean! It’s so easy to use, and saves so much time and pain! If you’d like to take a look for yourself, or purchase one, go to the Reviews store!


Thanks to Hoover, I’m able to giveaway a FloorMate to one of my very lucky readers! I’m so excited! Here’s how you can enter!

1. Leave a comment telling me your biggest floor cleaning dilemma.

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4. Blog about this giveaway, and leave me a comment with a link back to your blog!

Entries will be accepted until February 15th at 12 Noon PST. Winner will be announced on this site on February 18th. Winner will be notified via email and will have 24 hours to respond to claim their prize. Winner must be a resident of the USA or Canada. Again, you must leave a comment for each option you choose to enter. *Rules subject to change without notice*

Good Luck!!!

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About the author

Monica Brady, is the Owner, Author and Chief Mom Blogger of Mommy Brain Reports and her personal blog, She has been married to her high school sweetheart for over 15 years, and is a work at home mother to her beautiful identical twin girls, Alexandra and Victoria. In 2009, they moved cross country from California to coastal North Carolina, and love their new home. When she's not spending time with her girls, she's either working on her blog writing up reviews on some really cool products, working on giveaway posts, participating in events with her sponsors, or doing her work as a Social Media Consultant. Monica has had the opportunities to participate in some amazing campaigns with some amazing brands, and loves the relationships she's developed with each one of them.

170 Responses to “Review & Giveaway: Hoover FloorMate”

  1. Melanie B says:

    my biggest dilemma right now is my little one. She leaves a huge mess after eating all over the floor and she drips her sippy cups all OVER the house. This would be great!

  2. Melanie B says:

    subscribed in google reader

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  3. Kristen F. says:

    The biggest dilemma I have is the fact that my boyfriend unknowingly spills grape jelly on the kitchen floor and I find it when I feel something sticky on my bare foot the next morning! I usually end up with a glob of jelly stuck to the bottom of my foot at least once a week!

  4. Samantha Blair says:

    well three kids and i just dont have time anymore. the first kid i was a neat freak, the second one still a neat freak but not as bad, now that the third on is here and i am in college full time i am not doing so well with keeping up on the house cleaning anymore. need all the help i can get

  5. S says:

    Dog and cat hair, 2 cats- 1dog. Alot of hair! help!

  6. Milcah says:

    My 4 kids. :)

  7. Heather B says:

    I just subscribed! Thanks!

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  8. Heather B says:

    I have 2 boys and another on the way. Somehow with my kitchen being right off my back door I CANNOT keep the floor clean! There are always leaves, rocks, dirt, crumbs and playdough covering every nook and cranny on my floor! I would love the chance to win this! Thanks!

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  9. DG says:

    I would definitely have to say all the crumbs left on the floor. You want to get all of them but some are just so small and then you’re left spending so much time cleaning up!

  10. Kaycee says:

    My biggest dilemma: dog pee. Uck. It’s such a mess and there isnt a perfect way to tackle it! Thanks so much for an awesome giveaway- I could really use this!

    kayceewilliams at gmail dot com

  11. Kaycee says:

    I subscribe via Google Reader (you are on my homepage!)

    kayceewilliams at gmail dot com

  12. gahome2mom says:

    My biggest is when our puppy eats too quickly and upchucks all his food. He dosen’t do it very often. Yuck!

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  13. Rebecca C says:

    Hair in the bathroom floor. Its a huge pain!

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  14. Rebecca C says:

    I blogged about this giveaway: Here


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  15. Rebecca C says:

    I am a subscriber!


  16. Heather H. says:

    Having 4 dogs and 1 cat means I have to sweep and vacuum a lot. :)

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