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From: Bama
Date: 12-29-2005, 07:17 PM (1 of 5)
Anyone have either of these? I'm thinking of getting one of them. I have both hard wood and tile floors.
User: Bama
Member since: 03-21-2000
Total posts: 2116
From: Chrysantha
Date: 12-29-2005, 09:48 PM (2 of 5)
I have a Hoover carpet cleaner that I've had for 6 does carpet, tile just about anything. I love it, it gets my carpets clean and so far NO repairs (and now that I've said it, it will die on me... :re:) I especially like it on my 'vinyl' kitchen floor...the 'man' who designed and built this house decided that WHITE with a pattern was a good's a pain to keep clean. All those little dimples like to turn brown all the time. My Hoover scrubs the heck out of'em...
User: Chrysantha
Member since: 09-06-2002
Total posts: 2414
From: beachgirl
Date: 12-29-2005, 09:58 PM (3 of 5)
I have the Hoover Floor Mate. I really like it but don't use it everytime I clean my floors. I have ceramic tile throughout my home plus on the lanai & slate on the front porch. It cleans great & then sucks up the water so dries super fast. I haven't used the other one. As with anything else some prefer one over the other. If you have a friend or family that has one, maybe you could try it out first. I bought mine at Sears & was told if I didn't like it I could return it.
User: beachgirl
Member since: 08-31-2004
Total posts: 615
From: Ole' Girl
Date: 12-30-2005, 12:36 PM (4 of 5)
I just bought my daughter the FlipIt for Christmas. (what she wanted) She loves it and it really cleans good.

Shirley C.
User: Ole' Girl
Member since: 03-13-2005
Total posts: 33
From: Bama
Date: 12-31-2005, 10:50 AM (5 of 5)
Thanks ladies!
I've wanted to get the Hoover Floor Mate since I first saw the commercials. I went to the store and looked at them and noticed the Bissel Flip It. It was about $40 cheaper and it has a wet side and dry vacum side (hence the name Flip It :bluewink: )
Now I can't decide which one to get.
Hubby and I are working on putting down about 650 square feet of tiles in our basement for a den/gameroom. Our whole house is hard floors. I don't know if I'll be able to keep up with just a broom, dustmop, and mop anymore. :bolt:
Anymore input about the machines would help alot. I have about 6 weeks to decide since that's what I'm asking for for my anniversary. :bluewink:
User: Bama
Member since: 03-21-2000
Total posts: 2116
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