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Most Recent Questions
Recent Question:
can the solution hurt my dogs?
Recent Question:
does the fh40150 come with one or two brushes? the tile floor one was not in the one i just bought.
Recent Question:
Will it remove scuff marks from my hardwood floor?
Recent Question:
what are the extra tools included
Recent Question:
I purchased the HOOVER FLOORMATE Model :FH40150- I need to order extra brusher for it? how do I do this?
Questions with Most Recent Answers
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does the fh40150 come with one or two brushes? the tile floor one was not in the one i just bought.
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I purchased the HOOVER FLOORMATE Model :FH40150- I need to order extra brusher for it? how do I do this?
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Can you adjust the height of the brushes so that it cleans the grout along with tile?

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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

Can I sand my floor with this machine

asked 1 year, 1 month ago
By
AUNTIE
on Hoover Floormate Hard Floor Cleaner, FH40150
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
Absolutely Not!!!
answered 1 month ago
By
RamboLee
answer 2
No, this washes, scrubs, and dries floors.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 3
no
answered 1 year ago
By
Run4spanky
answer 4
Hi Auntie, the FloorMate is not designed for floor sanding. Only floor cleaning. Hope this helps.

-Ian
Hoover Customer Care
answered 1 year ago
By
HooverUSA
answer 5
No. It is only a scrubber, and designed to not damage the floor.
answered 1 year ago
By
SCHousewife
answer 6
no it is a floor cleaner not a floor sander
answered 1 year ago
By
nygirl13662
answer 7
No. The brushes scrub the floor but they don't sand.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
Ajmar
Question

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

asked 11 months ago
By
Toya
on Hoover Floormate Hard Floor Cleaner, FH40150
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
Absolutely, Yes, you do!!!!
answered 1 month ago
By
RamboLee
answer 2
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 9 months ago
By
Kristielab
answer 3
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 10 months ago
By
dar22
answer 4
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 10 months ago
By
MopsRot
answer 5
Yes, you should vacuum your floor before using the Floormate.
answered 10 months ago
By
BevJE
answer 6
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 11 months ago
By
KTMint
answer 7
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 11 months ago
By
HooverUSA
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 11 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 10 months 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 10 months ago
By
MopsRot
answer 3
I use mine on textured ceramic tile and it works great....
answered 10 months 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 10 months ago
By
BevJE
answer 5
yes
answered 11 months ago
By
MY4HAPPYTAILS
answer 6
Yes, the attachment for tile floors will work great.
answered 11 months ago
By
RN19
Question

does it use a cleaning solution, or just water

asked 9 months ago
By
pat
on Hoover Floormate Hard Floor Cleaner, FH40150
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
This uses a cleaning solution.
answered 8 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
cleaning solution
answered 9 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 9 months 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 9 months ago
By
cowgirl101
answer 5
Use a non-solvent cleaner. It came with a bottle. I'm sure you can use just water.
answered 9 months ago
By
Yoshi3204
answer 6
I used the Hoover cleaning solution. Not certain plain water would do the job.
answered 9 months ago
By
Kristielab
Question

Can this be used on slate tile floors?

asked 11 months 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 9 months ago
By
HooverUSA
answer 2
Yes.
answered 10 months ago
By
BevJE
answer 3
Yes, but only if they are sealed. Take extra care at uneven spots.
answered 11 months 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 11 months 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 11 months ago
By
Itispops
Question

can it be used to wax wood floors

asked 10 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 9 months ago
By
HooverUSA
answer 2
This can clean wood floors but it can not be used to wax them.
answered 9 months 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 9 months ago
By
Kristielab
answer 4
Not that I can see.
answered 10 months ago
By
CTMCM1992
answer 5
yes, I use on hardwood, tiles, and laminate and looks great
answered 10 months ago
By
mic59
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 1 year, 1 month 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
By
SCHousewife
answer 3
This machine does not use dry or wet cloths. It has scrubbing brushes.
answered 1 year ago
By
dj49
answer 4
No. It only has brushes.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
MSH1234
Question

Is there any assembly required?

asked 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Pattieb2
on Hoover Floormate Hard Floor Cleaner, FH40150
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
No.
answered 1 year ago
By
SCHousewife
answer 2
Hi Pattieb2, our engineers made sure that the FloorMate is very simple to assemble. Just attach the handle, place the handle screw in and you're ready to clean! Hope this helps.

-Ian
Hoover Owner Care
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
HooverUSA
answer 3
One part... putting the handle on. Just inserts and locks in place with a
screw.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Bristol123
Question

Do you need to use detergent or can you clean without it?

asked 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Butch
on Hoover Floormate Hard Floor Cleaner, FH40150
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Butch!! You could rinse with just plain water, but that isn't cleaning. Find a cleaner you like. I use Lysol lemon scented, and use it. You don't need to rinse, and it smells really good, and it cleans.
answered 1 year ago
By
SCHousewife
answer 2
If you are just using water it is going to depend on how dirty your floor is. Water will not dissolve grease and other substances on it's own.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
dwc68
answer 3
Hi Butch, you can clean with water only if you prefer. If you do use detergent, please make sure that you're using Hoover brand hard floor cleaner. Let us know if you need any more help. We're always here!

-Ian
Hoover Owner Care
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
HooverUSA
Question

I have an older model hoover floormate

The older model did a great job but now doesn't spray the water out ..I am going to buy a newer model and have been price matching..I found the model fh40150 at Walmart for alot less that the TV advertised the fh40160 as seen on TV....whats the difference other than the price...I depend on readers reviews when buying a new product...I have cats and dogs inside and hardwood floors so I need the best machine ...PLEASE HELP
asked 11 months ago
By
Doodle
on Hoover Floormate Hard Floor Cleaner, FH40150
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
My husband read the manual that describes both models. I thought I was getting the "Deluxe 40160" but received the 40150. He said he did not see any difference between the two except, as you mentioned, the price. I have 2 cats. After using the Floormate, my floors have never looked cleaner.
answered 10 months ago
By
BevJE
answer 2
Hi Doodle, the main differences are that FH40160 have larger capacity tanks and include two sets of brushes. One for wood, the other for tile & grout. The FH40150 includes a multi-surface brush set. Hope this helps.

-Ian
Hoover Customer Care
answered 11 months ago
By
HooverUSA
answer 3
I had an older model floor mate before I bought this one,as well. I never looked at anything but the Walmart one that I bought but I can tell you that I love this new one so much better than my old one. The head is narrower which is great because now I can clean the tile around my toilets. I also love the way the tanks are on the sides now instead of stacked. They're much more user friendly on the sides if you like to get the chore over with very quickly.
answered 11 months ago
By
KMalt
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