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.Â
Daddy 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!Â
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…Â
One 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!Â
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!
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