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Post# 396488   8/9/2018 at 03:10 by AdamClapt0n (Washington)        


I hope to hear constructive opinions from local gurus! ;)

My entrance floor is made from tile in the new home, I have kitty, dog, and child at 6 y.o. who likes to play outside with our pets. I'm expecting many dirty footprints from all them.. So I doubt that I can keep our floor in such shiny way w/o chemicals. Any advance for vacuum cleaners that can do the job (dirt/fur/soil) with minimal effort?

My colleague advised this review, but I'm also interested in experienced users feedback!

Thank you in advance!

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Post# 396498 , Reply# 1   8/9/2018 at 10:49 by completenutt (West Hollywood, California)        
What's your budget?

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Do you want a refurbished classic machine or something new?  What other types of flooring do you have that the new machine will have to contend with?


Looks like a gorgeous new home, btw.  Congrats!

Post# 396520 , Reply# 2   8/9/2018 at 21:23 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Why not try out the Bissell Cross Wave floor washer? It vacuums and washes floors at the same time, using a neat washable revolving roller brush that won’t scratch floors. I got mine for CAD $240 at Walmart here in Canada. It can also wash small door mats!

Post# 396528 , Reply# 3   8/9/2018 at 22:37 by Rivstg1 (colorado springs)        

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I"d say a Rainbow b/c it has an attachment wand that can wash that floor after vacuuming, no bags to buy, always smells clean when you're done, BUT ...not 'easy' ie, must rinse out water basin when done and can't store it 'ready to use'. So, most tank style vacuums would work well seems to me... but, what does the rest of the house have ...carpet, rugs, hardwood? I'd buy used/refurbished to save a lot of $ for the premium brands ( Lux/Areus, Kirby, Filter Queen and Compact/Tri star....those last ones sure hold a lot of material if thats needed.

Post# 396542 , Reply# 4   8/9/2018 at 23:12 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
For those "beautiful" hard, shiny surfaces,

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a nice Hoover Steam mop will be very kind to your floors. It requires no harsh chemicals, either.

Post# 396559 , Reply# 5   8/10/2018 at 10:56 by Ultralux88 (Denver, Colorado)        

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The Hizero is probably the best of them! It'll sweep and mop the floor at the same time!

Post# 396690 , Reply# 6   8/13/2018 at 04:39 by AdamClapt0n (Washington)        

Wow, how many replies here! ;j

The rest on the floor are carpets/linoleum and parquet mostly.
I guess my choice will hold on Bissel or Rainbow.

Thank you!

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