(Closed) Do you have a steam mop?

posted 8 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

We have one for our floors (all 80 year old hardwood) and we adore it. It’s a Shark, but I can’t remember the model. We bought it off Amazon. It works really well (as long as you sweep first, of course) and keeps floors nice and shiny. 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We have the cheapest model of the steam mop.  I don’t think you really need the more expensive version. 

I actually was just raving about my steam mop to my co-worker and I lent it to her last weekend and she loved it and went and bought her own.  They really are great! 

I love that it gets into the little grooves but still dries REALLY quick. 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

@caszos: the only thing I’d watch with the cheaper ones is some of them don’t heat to a sanitizing temperature, I think. That was important to us because we have three animals, one of whom tracks all sorts of things inside on her paws! So just do research, because ours wasn’t super expensive, and the reviews on Amazon were really helpful.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I want the Euro-Pro Shark Steam Mop SO bad it’s just really expensive and i dont feel like spending the money lol My Future Mother-In-Law has one and its works amazingggggg.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I put the Shark steam pocket model on our registry. We have hard wood floors too and they are a pain to clean. I’m hoping this helps.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

i think it only damages the floors (or anything wood) if you leave it on too long in one spot… if you’re just gliding over the floors like its meant to, it seems to be fine.  I have the H2O mop and LOVE it.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

I was wondering about this too!  We have wood laminate floors and tile and I’d love to use one of these!

(Can you use these on tile countertops?  I HATE grout and it’s all over the place here!)

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2000

We have the Shark but use only on our tile (linoleum?? not sure??)  floors, not wood. It’s super light, fast and does the job.  I’ve used it exclusively for a year and the last time it started to look less than stellar, I thought…maybe I should do an ‘old  fashioned’ cleaning more often or maybe I should just buy new pads or maybe I need to strip the pads? (Maybe it’s my anal ‘nesting’ instinct kicking in finally.)

Here’s a tip:   wet the absorbent pad  a bit first, then velcro it on the mop. It tends to pick up more at the beginning than if you start with a dry mop and you don’t have to keep going over the floor as often.

Kinda reminds me of the Roomba…great for a regular light cleaning but every once in a while you want to go over with a major appliance/mop.

By The Way, I used to hate mopping and never did it in my old house, now I don’t mind going over the floors once a week b/c it’s just so easy with the Shark.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee

I have the Shark Steam mop..the one that’s around $100 and it works great. I have tile and wood floors in my apt and the amount of the dirt it takes up, and I mop once a week, is gross and we don’t even wear our shoes in the house really. Plus we have a puppy who still pees on the floor which grosses me out so we now use it like 2x a week. Just make sure you get alot of steam going each time you mop a section on the floor. Only thing is that it don’t clean the grout in between really, oh well. This is the only thing I use on my floors and before that I would use the wet swifters which IMO didn’t work good. I skeeve mops bc you are in essence just re-washing your floor with dirty water and a dirty mop. I would recommend the Shark.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Haha I want one so bad too. I told Fiance we are def. getting one when we get married.

Also I hate mops too because I also think you are just rewashing your floor with dirty water, but when I mop I constantly dump and refill the pucket with clean hot water, because I don’t like thinking about using dirty water on the floor. Seriously I probably switch the water out of the pucket 10 times before I am done mopping the kitchen, haha.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I love my Shark Pocket steam mop!  I mopped our hardwood floors twice and realized what a complete pain in the a$$ it is.  Between running back and forth to either a bucket or the kitchen sink and waiitng forever for it to dry (which meant keeping the dog occupied outside), I hated mopping!  I love that the steam mop cleans really well and the floors dry within a few minutes.  So worth the ~$120

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

The Shark Mop is actually recommended for hardwood floors because it leaves MUCH less water on the floors than traditional mopping.  I agree the only way it would really damage them is if you left it on in one spot for a long time.  

I am thinking of trying mine in my shower/tub to see if it helps clean off the floor!  I think it can basically be used on just about anything!  

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