Getting ready to buy the Hoover Floormate - Do you have one?

Discussion in 'Budget Board' started by Jeninindy, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. Jeninindy

    Jeninindy <font color=blue>I broke my ankle and got a concus

    Feb 11, 2007
    Good Afternoon,

    I am getting ready to purchase a Hoover floormate H3060. We have both linoleum, tile and hardwood floors.

    The review seem to be good across the board, but I was wondering if any Dis'ers have one and love, just like or hate theirs.

    Thanks for your input!
  2. dijid

    dijid American Expat in France for a while

    Feb 15, 2002
    It was the last Hoover I will ever buy. I loved it when I had it, but the thing didn't last long at all. Neither did my Hoover vacuum, or my sister's vacuum, or my mother's steam cleaner. We've all sworn off Hoovers.
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  4. MMmomto5

    MMmomto5 Mouseketeer

    Sep 2, 2006
    I agree with the pp. I loved mine for the first few months. After a while though it lost suction and would leave small pools of water on the floor. I'd have to go around and wipe the floor dry. My dh took it apart a few times and cleaned it out. It would work like new for a few weeks and then back to no good again. We have the bissell flip it now and while I wouldn't say it's better, it is easier to take apart to clean, and it has two kinds of cleaning pads. Plus it's almost 1/2 the price of the floormate, so I can replace it easier.
  5. tmarquez

    tmarquez DIS Veteran

    May 6, 2003
    Tile floors here...1 kid...2 dogs...1 messy DH. I love my Floormate! :thumbsup2

    I bought it as soon as we got this house with all the tile. I don't know what I would do without it. The only thing I don't like is that I use it so much they only tend to last about 18 months before I have to buy a new one.
  6. Shmily1

    Shmily1 DIS Veteran

    Oct 23, 2007
    I have one and love it!! I will have to say that the cats hate it!!!:rotfl2:
  7. moniot

    moniot DIS Veteran

    Jun 15, 2004
    Love mine!!! I have laminate floors and I think it does a great job sucking up the water. I have had mine for two years now. I don't know what model it is though.
  8. nursears

    nursears Earning My Ears

    Sep 24, 2008
    I sold mine in the classifieds. I found it to be too harsh on my hardwoods and put out WAY too much water on my hardwoods. I can see if you have a lot of tile, but it took too much time to do what I can get done with a dustmop in 5 minutes.
  9. wendylady36

    wendylady36 <marquee behavior=alternate><img src=

    Oct 8, 2007
    I think it's just alright. The water tank doesn't hold much water, so if you're trying to clean multiple floors you'll have to stop and empty everything and fill the water tank back up. The one I use, on linoleum, has poor suction and leaves streaks of water, which is downright annoying to me. I prefer just using the Swiffer Sweeper Wet, same results with less effort.

    On the other hand, my coworker loves her Hoover Floormate, but that might just be because her husband is the one that cleans the floors, so she never has to touch the thing.

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