Me too with the Shark steam cleaner...I am going to get one as they are very light weight. Bed bath and Beyond was supposed to carry them but when I called they didn't have any. I'm going to try Target...maybe they are only being sold on late night TV..if anyone knows where I can get one, please let me know!
Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, scoliosis, back problems, hypothyroidism.
Marlee, my husband bought me a Hoover Floor Mate. I do not like it for my floors. I have large tile with grout between the pieces of tile and it does not clean the grout. I also don't like that I have to keep stopping and rinsing out the dirty water container and also I have to keep refilling the soap dispenser. I vac and mop a lot. I think it is cleaner and quicker than the Hoover I have. We live in a sandy area and I like to keep the windows open when it is cool enough. I usually have sand and dust everywhere, mixed in with dog fur. Hope this helps you.
When I got my tile they told me not to use regular floor cleaners because they leave a residue and will attract dirt. They told me to use white vinegar and hot water and that's what I do and there is no stickiness and the floors are clean because I walk barefoot and would be able to tell.
I did have a professional cleaner do my floors last year. He steam cleans my carpets and mentioned he does floors too. The grout and floors looked great for a while, but of course they got dirty again and we can't afford to keep having them cleaned. We have travertine tile floors and you are not supposed to use anything acidic on them or they pit. Personally, I don't like my floors. I would like to have washable floors with a big drain in the center of the room and then just power wash them with a hose I don't think my husband will let me do this though. You know, washable walls,and furniture would be great too. Just hose everything.
We have marble in one of the bathrooms. I bought something I thought was for cleaning marble, tile, and grout. I poured it on and it took the entire finish off the marble...then saw in tiny print under precautions, to not use on marble. The floor looks terrible and it has to be professionally buffed out. The guy at Lowes told me it could be used on Marble and I trusted him. He should have to come over and spend about a week buffing off the brown stain!