If you have been considering purchasing a steam mop and you have done any shopping at all so far then you probably realize how many choices you have available. There are lots of different makes and models on the market but what is the best steam mop for hardwood floors?
You want to keep your hardwood floors clean but you also want to keep them looking good and you don’t want to damage them by using the wrong cleaning product. We have researched a number of different steam mops so we will give you a couple of different options and then you can choose which one would be best for you.
Before suggesting any particular steam mop I want to tell you that it is important to make sure your hardwood floor is sealed before using steam to clean it. Wood is prone to swelling and warping when exposed to water. There are some people that would say you should never use a steam mop to clean a hardwood floor but there are plenty of other people that use a steam mop all the time and swear by it.
In our research there are several different models by Haan that are all getting very good reviews online.
The Haan SI-70 Multiple Purpose Floor Steamer is a good option and the Haan Slim & Light Steam Cleaning Floor Sanitizer and Vapor Steamer got some of the best reviews of any steam mop we have seen.
A lot of people have also been very pleased with the Hoover TwinTank Disinfecting Steam Mop. The Hoover TwinTank has one tank for water and one tank for a non-toxic, biodegradable cleaning solution. Both tanks are removable so they are easy to fill up.
This particular steam mop also has a swiveling, triangle shaped head that makes it easy to maneuver and get into tight spaces and it has a 30 foot long power cord so you can clean an entire floor without stopping to unplug the mop and search for another outlet.
The Haan Slim & Light received some of the best reviews online that we have seen for any steam mop. It only takes about 3 minutes from the time you turn it on until the water is hot enough to produce germ killing steam.
The 13.5 ounce water tank will give you about 20 minutes of cleaning time and this particular model is very lightweight, reducing fatigue and making it very easy to maneuver.
The Haan SI-70 has a lot of great features that many other steam mops have but it also includes an onboard, handheld steamer. This handheld steamer lets you clean things like countertops, ovens and other hard-to-reach places that a regular steam mop would not be able to.
All of the steam mops mentioned above received very good user reviews online and any one of those would be a great option for people with hardwood floors. Take a little time to look at a number of different options. Find a steam mop that has the features you are looking for at a price you can afford and make sure that it has good reviews from other customers.