The Deluxe and the Cordless Models:
There is also a deluxe version of the Hoover FloorMate Hard Floor Cleaner. It is called the Hoover FloorMate Deluxe Hard Floor Cleaner.
The key difference is that the water tank is bigger than the regular Hoover FloorMate. The Deluxe Hard Floor Cleaner is one and a half gallons. It also has a long 20 foot cord. The Deluxe model goes for around $270.
There is also a cordless version called the Hoover FloorMate Cordless Hard Floor Cleaner. The cordless model is much more expensive. It goes for $570.
The cleaning solution is sold separately in large jugs.
Reviews and Common Complaints
Many people love the Hoover FloorMate. It does a terrific job at cleaning. The sad part is it only works like a champ when it is pretty new. The brushes are not that powerful to actually pick up stubborn pieces of dirt.
Once it is used a little the bristles get filled with dirt. Taking the Hoover apart to clean the brush is a real pain. The bristles are in this fan shape that you need to unfold one by one to clean properly. Once the brush is clean, it will work well again.
The lower hose commonly breaks. It has happened to so many Hoover FloorMate Hard Cleaners. And if you call the company and ask to buy a replacement part, they tell you to buy it on Amazon.com.
Sadly, Amazon doesn’t sell it and your Hoover is now useless. You’d think that if they have a known faulty part of their floor cleaner, Hoover would do everything to rectify their problem. When the hose breaks and people realize that it can’t be replaced, their relatively new and expensive floor cleaner ends up in the garbage. It is very disappointing.
This alone makes me not recommend Hoover products. They should be able to repair or replace faulty parts or at least sell them through Amazon.
The Hoover FloorMate is great when you first get it. I wish I could say it’s something everyone should get. But the fact that the company won’t rectify such a common problem and that it’s super hard to clean makes me think twice about it. The Hoover FloorMate Hard Floor Cleaner is not worth the money!