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Marlee2
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   Posted 5/21/2009 9:09 AM (GMT -7)   
I am constantly trying to find things that make cleaning easier. I have a love hate relationship with all the hard surface floors I have to clean, especially the tile. I found online that Hoover makes several hard surface floor cleaners and some even clean grout so I was wondering if anyone had tried these and how they worked for them??? I have a Swifter Wet Jet and it doesn't work well for the tile, and I don't like the sticky residue the cleaner leaves on the floors. I also thought about the Haan steam cleaner but don't know how it would work on the tile, guess it would depend on how plush the pads are.
 
I go barefooted in the summer and can't stand to walk on dirty floors. I vacuumed and mopped Mon and that was all I could get done for the day but pushing a heavy cleaner may not be any easier.
 
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   Posted 5/21/2009 9:21 AM (GMT -7)   
I keep thinking that Shark hard surface steam mop seems like a great idea. Haven't managed to buy myself one yet.
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   Posted 5/21/2009 9:36 AM (GMT -7)   
My mother has a floor steamer and I used it on her newly laid tile and it was a Love/hate relationship. I seemed to have to go slower because it was hard to push on the dry tile. Once it got wet it was easier but they I moved to another spot.

Although it cleaned well, cleaned up the clay mud that was on the floor and did a really good job. I didn't hurt afterward, a plus
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   Posted 5/21/2009 10:05 AM (GMT -7)   

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!

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   Posted 5/21/2009 10:30 AM (GMT -7)   
I had ceramic tile laid in my kitchen about three years ago, a very light beige with grout to match. I was so naive, first time with ceramic tile in the kitchen, that I didn't realize how dirty the grout would get - 3 dogs at the time, and how difficult it would be to keep it clean. We upgraded the grout when we had it done and supposedly, it had something in it that would prevent it from discoloring...ha! I even had the manufacturer out here, and they resealed it once, but it still gets dark from dirt. The only way I can properly get the grout clean, really clean, is on my hands and knees, with a tiny scrub brush with ...oh darn, what's that called now? The stuff that contains a little bleach, its safe to use on kitchen sinks and bath tubs? You don't want to use too much bleach, can discolor the grout, but I was told this would be safe. Of course, I have to go to bed for three days after doing it. LOL
You might want to check with a tile store. They sell some cleaners that retail stores don't carry that are stronger, BUT be careful using anything with your little girls!!
I've often wondered if I called in a place like Stanley Steamer, if they'd get the grout clean???
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   Posted 5/21/2009 10:32 AM (GMT -7)   

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.

 

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   Posted 5/21/2009 10:35 AM (GMT -7)   

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.

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   Posted 5/21/2009 2:57 PM (GMT -7)   

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 tongue    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.

 

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   Posted 5/21/2009 3:46 PM (GMT -7)   

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!

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   Posted 5/21/2009 4:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Spic and Spam on my hands and knees. Just joking. But that is what I use to do before I got fibro.

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Marlee2
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   Posted 5/22/2009 10:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone!!! Our tile is light with light grout, was DH's idea not mine. mad Plus it has a textured surface to make it look like real stone or something but that is not what I see when I look at it, I see a pain to clean. My solution would be to take a sledge hammer and break everyone and replace it with wood.
 
I didn't think about filling the tank and emptying the tank on the Hoover but the brushes on it would clean well. The Haan steamer has more steam jets than the Shark, I think it has 12.
 
It doesn't help that I have a 9 week old puppy that pees more than an elephant. I would hate to have to keep her confined since Krissy has the run of all the rooms with hard surface floors and she is now use to following Krissy everywhere she goes. I carry a mop with me all the time. Sometimes she hits the pee pads.
 
Maybe I will try them both and take back the one I don't like. I did that with the last upright sweeper I bought.
 
The whole purpose of this house was to make my life easier and it has been the hardest house I have ever lived in to keep clean. shakehead
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Stari
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   Posted 5/24/2009 7:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Have you tried wearing flip flops?

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   Posted 5/24/2009 7:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Marlee : I use a Bee Mop, and a pail of fairly warm water w two capfuls of murphy's oil soap; on all types of floors. Period. I sometimes clean high end houses when I'm broke and crazy, and do so there too. The grout will not tolerate bleach. Hertel is good, also. The mop just gets up everything if you rinse it well. Everybody must be feeling pretty good today if we're all washing our floors.

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   Posted 5/24/2009 9:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I've heard great things about the shark steam mop. I've put one on my wedding registry.
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