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Most Recent Questions
Recent Question:
Does this cleaner steam or not it does not say and I like the steam feature on the others for the disinfectent the steam provides..
Recent Question:
I see it says turn dial to vacuum. Does this mean it vacuums the hardwood floor to or do I still need to sweep first?
Recent Question:
how close to the edges of wall does this get?
Questions with Most Recent Answers
Question:
Does this cleaner steam or not it does not say and I like the steam feature on the others for the disinfectent the steam provides..
Question:
I see it says turn dial to vacuum. Does this mean it vacuums the hardwood floor to or do I still need to sweep first?
Question:
Does this come with 2 brushes Tile/Grout and Hardwood floor
Question:
why has my brushes stopped spinning?

Customer Questions & Answers for
Hoover Hoover Floormate Hard Floor Cleaner, FH40150

The FH40150 Hoover Floormate Hard Floor Cleaner allows you to quickly and easily wash hard flooring. You can scrub and dry sealed hardwood, vinyl, ceramic tile, laminate and marble floors. It features patented multi-purpose SpinScrub brushes that gently and safely wash and scrub hard floors from all angles. This Hoover hard floor cleaner is equipped with Dual Tank technology that uses separate tanks for clean and dirty water, making monitoring a breeze. You can easily select from wash or dry mode to suit your specific needs. It also features Clean Boost Control that applies extra detergent to stains and heavy traffic areas. A handy cord holder and height adjustment make using this Hoover Floormate SpinScrub hard floor cleaner a breeze.
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Questions & Answers for Hoover Hoover Floormate Hard Floor Cleaner, FH40150

Question

Do I have to vacuum or use the broom before I use the Hoover Floormate Hard Floor Cleaner, FH40150?

asked 5 months ago
By
Toya
on Hoover Floormate Hard Floor Cleaner, FH40150
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I would. Otherwise, all that loose sediment, etc. will be sucked into the drying canister and other parts of the machine. It's not meant to be a sweeper.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
Kristielab
answer 2
You probably wouldn't have to, but I feel it would extend the life of the machine. I guess it depends on how dirty your floor is too. We live on a farm so we carry in a lot of sand which there is always some in the machine even though I have swept first.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
dar22
answer 3
I don't know if you want to or not, that might depend on how dirty your floor is at the time. But I did not. And it was picking up doggie mud prints from my tile floors. No effort at all.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
MopsRot
answer 4
Yes, you should vacuum your floor before using the Floormate.
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
BevJE
answer 5
I would sweep up (or vaccuum)if there is a lot of loose dirt on the floor-especially pet hair. Then the brushes stay clean.
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
KTMint
answer 6
Hi Toya, we would recommend sweeping your hard floors before using your FloorMate on them. This way, you won't get a lot of wet sediment caught in your nozzle. Hope this helps!

-Ian
Hoover Customer Care
answered 5 months ago
By
HooverUSA
Question

does it use a cleaning solution, or just water

asked 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
pat
on Hoover Floormate Hard Floor Cleaner, FH40150
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
This uses a cleaning solution.
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
cleaning solution
answered 3 months ago
By
VPL12900
answer 3
Hi Pat! The Hoover FloorMate can be used with Hoover Hard Floor Cleaning Solution or just water. It is personal preference. The only chemical that should be used with this unit is Hoover Solution. You can purchase Hoover Solution for the FloorMate at Hoover.com
Hope this helps!

-Giselle
Hoover Customer Care
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
By
HooverUSA
answer 4
Hi Pat, you can use either...it does come with a cleaning solution..but I haven't used it..i use plain tap water. Hope this helps you.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
By
cowgirl101
answer 5
Use a non-solvent cleaner. It came with a bottle. I'm sure you can use just water.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Yoshi3204
answer 6
I used the Hoover cleaning solution. Not certain plain water would do the job.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
Kristielab
Question

My armstrong vinyl floor is "textured" so I have to use a brush to clean all the indentations. Will Spin brushes clean these areas?

asked 5 months ago
By
Sissy
on Hoover Floormate Hard Floor Cleaner, FH40150
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Hi Sissy, smooth surfaces are preferred but your FloorMate should clean your tiles just fine.

-Ian
Hoover Customer Care
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
HooverUSA
answer 2
I have ceramic floors with grout lines which only a mop would clean before. The Hoover floormate cleaned out all the grout lines like a champ!
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
MopsRot
answer 3
I use mine on textured ceramic tile and it works great....
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
MrClean222
answer 4
Most definitely. My tile floors have an "indented" pattern in them and I have never seen them look cleaner after using the Floormate. In fact, they look cleaner than when I use to scrub the floors by hand.
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
BevJE
answer 5
yes
answered 4 months, 4 weeks ago
By
MY4HAPPYTAILS
answer 6
Yes, the attachment for tile floors will work great.
answered 5 months ago
By
RN19
Question

Can I sand my floor with this machine

asked 7 months ago
By
AUNTIE
on Hoover Floormate Hard Floor Cleaner, FH40150
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
no
answered 6 months ago
By
Run4spanky
answer 2
Hi Auntie, the FloorMate is not designed for floor sanding. Only floor cleaning. Hope this helps.

-Ian
Hoover Customer Care
answered 6 months ago
By
HooverUSA
answer 3
No. It is only a scrubber, and designed to not damage the floor.
answered 6 months ago
By
SCHousewife
answer 4
no it is a floor cleaner not a floor sander
answered 6 months ago
By
nygirl13662
answer 5
No. The brushes scrub the floor but they don't sand.
answered 6 months ago
By
Ajmar
Question

can it be used to wax wood floors

asked 4 months ago
By
bob
on Hoover Floormate Hard Floor Cleaner, FH40150
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
Hi Bob! The Hoover FloorMate will not wax your floors.

-Giselle
Hoover Customer Care
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
By
HooverUSA
answer 2
This can clean wood floors but it can not be used to wax them.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 3
Check the instruction book. I wouldn't because I think putting wax in the machine would damage it. And I don't think they offer polishing attachments for use on manually waxed floors
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
Kristielab
answer 4
Not that I can see.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
CTMCM1992
answer 5
yes, I use on hardwood, tiles, and laminate and looks great
answered 4 months ago
By
mic59
Question

Can this be used on slate tile floors?

asked 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Jen
on Hoover Floormate Hard Floor Cleaner, FH40150
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
Hi Jen! The Hoover FloorMate can be used on your slate tile floors.

-Giselle
Hoover Customer Care
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
By
HooverUSA
answer 2
Yes.
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
BevJE
answer 3
Yes, but only if they are sealed. Take extra care at uneven spots.
answered 4 months, 4 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 4
I used it on my slate floors that are sealed. You just have to be careful if you have the kind of slate that's very uneven and go a little slower on those spots.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
KMalt
answer 5
I would think that it could, but I've not done so. It comes with an alternate brush that is supposed to be used for tiled surfaces that are uneven or grouted. You might have to follow it with a rag towel to completely dry the surface.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Itispops
Question

Will water/vinegar HARM the machine?

I am not going to drive 40+ miles to buy the Hoover product. No place closer carries it. Don't want to have to pay shipping.
asked 9 months ago
By
Barb
on Hoover Floormate Hard Floor Cleaner, FH40150
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Are you sure you have to pay shipping? I didn't on either of mine.
answered 6 months ago
By
SCHousewife
answer 2
No I'm certain that it won't
answered 8 months ago
By
dwc68
answer 3
walmart.com has free shipping very frequently, in fact the shipping for it was free when I purchased it.
answered 9 months ago
By
youngmommy101
answer 4
Hi Barb, we wouldn't recommend use of vinegar in the FloorMate. You can order the FloorMate here on Walmart.com and have it shipped to you if you're not up for that drive to the store. Take a look at what Walmart may be offering. There may or may not be shipping charges possibly! Let us know if you need any more help. Thanks!

-Ian
Hoover Customer Care
answered 9 months ago
By
HooverUSA
Question

Are DISPOSABLE wet and dry cloths available for this machine FH40150?

Does this floor cleaner have disposable dry cloths and disposable wet cloths? Thank you.
asked 7 months ago
By
GoodApple
on Hoover Floormate Hard Floor Cleaner, FH40150
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Hi Goodapple, there are no cloths that come with FH40150. The machine extracts all of the water for you and leaves the floor almost completely dry. The floor should air dry shortly thereafter. Hope this helps.

-Ian
Hoover Customer Care
answered 6 months ago
By
HooverUSA
answer 2
No. In fact, it has no cloths at all. The floor is cleaned with the spinning brushes, then squeegeed and sucked dry. Everything is self-contained. The only things you do is empty the dirty water bin, the dust bin, and fill the cleaning solution bin.
answered 6 months ago
By
SCHousewife
answer 3
This machine does not use dry or wet cloths. It has scrubbing brushes.
answered 6 months ago
By
dj49
answer 4
No. It only has brushes.
answered 6 months ago
By
MSH1234
Question

Is the front of the machine short (thin) enough to fit under cabinets? I have a 3" clearance.

asked 7 months ago
By
Angie
on Hoover Floormate Hard Floor Cleaner, FH40150
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Hi Angie, the height of the nozzle from the floor to the top of the hood is just slightly over 3 inches so it may be a tight fit but well worth a try! I think that you'll fall in love once you get it home. Let me know if you have any more questions!

-Ian
Hoover Customer Care
answered 6 months ago
By
HooverUSA
answer 2
It fits under mine. I have found it works best going straight on, and not just sliding it along the side.
Hope you love yours!
answered 6 months ago
By
SCHousewife
answer 3
Yes it fits under my cabinets just fine....
answered 6 months ago
By
KellieHus
Question

how do the handles adjust ?

asked 4 months, 1 week ago
By
Deb
on Hoover Floormate Hard Floor Cleaner, FH40150
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
The handle on this does not adjust.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
There is one handle and it has a foot push button that releases the handle to go lay back just like a vacuum does.
answered 3 months, 4 weeks ago
By
MaxineMc
answer 3
Hi Deb, the handle on this model FloorMate does not adjust or fold down. Our Classic FloorMate model# FH40010B does however. Hope this helps.

-Ian
Hoover Customer Care
answered 4 months ago
By
HooverUSA
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