Hoover Floormate Upright Steam Mop & Vacuum

Last updated: August 23, 2023

This two-in-one steam mop and vacuum makes cleaning your hardwood floors a breeze — even if you have pets. It also has an extra long cord, which makes navigating around the house more efficient.

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: This easy-to-use steam mop and vacuum will have your house looking spotless in no time.

In our analysis of 71 expert reviews, the Hoover Floormate Upright Steam Mop & Vacuum placed 4th when we looked at the top 18 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The Hoover Floor Mate deluxe hard floor cleaner does the scrubbing for you on sealed hardwood, vinyl, ceramic tile, laminate and marble. Specially designed brushes are interchangeable and feature Spin Scrub technology to gently wash and scrub from all angles. It’s lightweight and makes hard floors easy to clean with controls like wash and dry mode selector, fingertip solution control, clean boost control and dual tank technology.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Weighing just under 14 pounds, the FloorMate is light enough to be portable around the house. This is especially helpful if you have hardwood floors on multiple levels.
One of the best things about the Hoover FloorMate Deluxe are the dual tanks that don’t allow the dirty and clean water to mix. Clean water is released to the floor from one tank and sucked back into the other.
No need for heat; appliance is ready to begin when you are.
One of the features that I really love is the SpinScrub brushes. The cleaner is practically defined by these dual SpinScrub brushes which are located at the head of the machine. The brushes work together to scrub the hard floors in only a fraction of the total time that the traditional mop mechanism would take.
The folding handle makes the unit very compact for storage. It fits in a closet with plenty of room to hang clothes or fill shelves above it.
Its head has a built-in stiff-bristle scrubber for grout, and the triangular shape does get into crevices well.
Can wash and dry at the same time – pushing washes and pulling it dries your floor.
It can fit in a closet, leaving plenty of space to hang clothes. Its portable derail kit does an excellent job of holding all accessories.
This is one of the best hardwood floor vacuums on the market, and a lot of that has to do with the SpinScrub technology that scrubs the floor from all angles.
Their copyright technology of SpinScrub, special brushes, and the two tank system give a comfortable, effective and quiet cleaning.

What reviewers didn't like

The FloorMate is a water-based floor cleaner, so you should only use it on sealed hard floors If your floor is very dirty
The Deluxe is designed to be used on sealed surfaces and won’t be of mush use for carpets.
Unlike traditional steam mops, this appliance uses chemicals and spin brushes.
A bit loud and therefore inconvenient for someone who wishes to work in silence or alongside some favorite song
The vacuum function is not as good as most upright vacuum cleaners. It has decent suction, but the squeegee and furniture guards make it difficult for the Hoover FloorMate to pick up large debris.
This mop is bulky at its tank, and far too heavy (7.6 pounds empty, 9 pounds full).
Need to rinse out the tanks and let them air dry to prevent mildew buildup.
It is purely a bare floor cleaner—it cannot vacuum
At just 20-feet long, the short cord is one of the most complained about parts of the Hoover FloorMate Deluxe Hard Floor Cleaner, FH40160PC.
The tanks in this model are tall and thin so user can not fill it in their bathroom sink.
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