Hard Floor Cleaner
If you’ve been stuck using a mop and bucket to clean your tiles, it’s time to change your life with an easy-to-use hard floor cleaner. These cleaners are designed to make short work of cleaning your floors by utilising sensors, wash systems and apps. In order to tackle different floor types, some of these machines use steam while others are categorised as wet and dry cleaners. Let’s take a look at all the options to determines which is best for your floors.
Best use for steam floor cleaners
Steam floor cleaners are best used on tile floors, particularly with porcelain tiles. Prolonged use on laminate or unsealed timber floors can result in warping due to moisture entering between the laminate panels or into cracks in the timber. Some steam cleaners advertise that they can be used for both tiles and hard floors, but it’s worth being cautious as they’re not designed in the same way that a wood floor cleaner is. However, if your timber floors have been sealed correctly and haven’t been worn down by heavy traffic, you shouldn’t have any problems with steam cleaning.
Best use for wet and dry hard floor cleaners
Wet and dry hard floor cleaners are ideal for tiles, but some can also be used on rugs and carpets. As with steam cleaners, it pays to take caution when cleaning timber or laminate floors. If timber floors are not sealed correctly the water can seep into cracks and result in warping, while any moisture left on a laminate surface can infiltrate between the panels and produce the same result.
Can carpet cleaners
be used on hard floors?
Can carpet cleaners be used on hard floors? Certain carpet cleaner models are designed to clean hard floors as well, but the same precautions should be taken as with any other cleaner. Only use a suitable carpet cleaner on tiles or correctly sealed timber floors to avoid water damage and warping. If you’re unsure whether your carpet cleaner is safe to use on hard floors, we always recommend erring on the side of caution.
Best floor cleaner
When a floor cleaner is advertised as suitable for both hard floors and carpets, keep in mind the warnings we’ve gone through above concerning timber and laminate floors. Here are our picks of the best options for your home.
- Bissell CrossWave® Pet Hard Floor Cleaner: This floor cleaner is designed for both hard floors and carpets and comes with a 0.8L water tank and 560-watt motor. It also features a tangle-free brush and strainer to pick up pet hair easily and a brush roll that rotates at 3000 RPM for the most thorough clean possible. It also has a dual tank system to keep the clean and dirty water separated. This model is recommended for families with pets that shed a lot of fur.
- Bissell SpinWave™ Cordless Mop: This hard floor cleaner is designed for use on hard floors only. It features a 0.8L capacity water tank and two powerful spin pads that maximise cleaning efficiency. Use the soft touch pads for a gentle clean and the scrubby pads for tough cleaning jobs. With a runtime of 20 minutes, this rechargeable cleaner is a great wood floor cleaner for correctly sealed timber floors.
- Tineco FLOOR ONE S3 Hard Floor Cleaner: Designed exclusively for hard floors, this cleaner has a 220-watt motor and a 0.6L water tank capacity. It features a smart dust sensor that automatically adjusts water flow and suction to match the cleaning conditions and a runtime of 35 minutes.
- Sauber Steam & Vacuum SV-100 Multi Surface Cleaner: Designed for carpets, hard floors, rugs and tiles, this cleaner has a 0.5L water tank capacity and a HEPA filter. It features dual brush suction for a complete clean, a swivel floor head, adjustable steam settings and the ability to steam and vacuum at the same time.
For help deciding on the best floor cleaner for your needs, why not chat to one of our experts online or in-store today?