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Most Recent Questions
Recent Question:
I have very "hard" water. Will this clog the spray mechanism as it did with my o'cedar mop?
Recent Question:
Does it vacuum separate from cleaning carpet?
Recent Question:
Does vacuum pickup water when using scrubing brushes?
Recent Question:
Can this be used on my wood deck?
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I have very "hard" water. Will this clog the spray mechanism as it did with my o'cedar mop?
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what cleaning solution should i use for dirt devil quick clean wet spray mop
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where can I get a replacement bottle for the wet mop sprayer my is bent and want stay on
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I have built up dirt in my floor grout. Will this clean the grout?
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Does this remove scruff marks from hardwood floors?

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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, 6 months ago
By
AUNTIE
on Hoover Floormate Hard Floor Cleaner, FH40150
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
Absolutely Not!!!
answered 6 months ago
By
RamboLee
answer 2
No, this washes, scrubs, and dries floors.
answered 8 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 3
no
answered 1 year, 5 months 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, 5 months ago
By
HooverUSA
answer 5
No. It is only a scrubber, and designed to not damage the floor.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
SCHousewife
answer 6
no it is a floor cleaner not a floor sander
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
nygirl13662
answer 7
No. The brushes scrub the floor but they don't sand.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
Ajmar
Question

does it use a cleaning solution, or just water

asked 1 year, 2 months ago
By
pat
on Hoover Floormate Hard Floor Cleaner, FH40150
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
It comes with a cleaning solution but I use hot water and add a little PineSol. We have approximately 700 sq. of rough-texture ceramic tile and a lot of traffic.. This is my third machine and I typically need a new machine every year-18 mos. so maybe it does affect it but it's worth it to me to know I'm also sanitizing.
answered 2 months ago
By
GRANDMAJRH
answer 2
This uses a cleaning solution.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 3
cleaning solution
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
VPL12900
answer 4
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 1 year, 2 months ago
By
HooverUSA
answer 5
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 1 year, 2 months ago
By
cowgirl101
answer 6
Use a non-solvent cleaner. It came with a bottle. I'm sure you can use just water.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
Yoshi3204
answer 7
I used the Hoover cleaning solution. Not certain plain water would do the job.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
Kristielab
Question

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

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

can it be used to wax wood floors

asked 1 year, 3 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 1 year, 2 months ago
By
HooverUSA
answer 2
This can clean wood floors but it can not be used to wax them.
answered 1 year, 2 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 1 year, 2 months ago
By
Kristielab
answer 4
Not that I can see.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
CTMCM1992
answer 5
yes, I use on hardwood, tiles, and laminate and looks great
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
mic59
Question

Can this be used on slate tile floors?

asked 1 year, 4 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 1 year, 2 months ago
By
HooverUSA
answer 2
Yes.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
BevJE
answer 3
Yes, but only if they are sealed. Take extra care at uneven spots.
answered 1 year, 4 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 1 year, 4 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 1 year, 4 months ago
By
Itispops
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, 6 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 1 year, 5 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 1 year, 5 months ago
By
SCHousewife
answer 3
This machine does not use dry or wet cloths. It has scrubbing brushes.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
dj49
answer 4
No. It only has brushes.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
MSH1234
Question

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

asked 1 year, 8 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, 5 months 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, 7 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, 8 months ago
By
HooverUSA
Question

Can you use Lysol solution?

Do you have to use your cleaning solution or can you use something such as Lysol?
asked 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Mamaw
on Hoover Floormate Hard Floor Cleaner, FH40150
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
I use Lysol lemon scented in mine! I love the smell, and, as you probably know, it gets really clean!
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
SCHousewife
answer 2
Says not to use harsh detergents. The cleaner that came with it was very clean smelling. It worked really good. I wouldn't switch right now.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
oldcampers00
answer 3
Hi Mamaw, we only recommend use of our hard floor cleaning solution with the FloorMate. Hope this helps.

-ian
Hoover Owner Care
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
HooverUSA
Question

Area rugs and jute

I am looking for a machine to replace my old hoover dual tank floor scrubber that did carpets too. I need to scrub and suction up some area rugs with very low pile. i also want to scrub the backs of them with their flat jute no pile.

Can I scrub very flat area rugs/carpets with thia machine, as well as doing my laminate floors? If not what machine do you recommend that will do both. my old hoover wasnt very good on the laminate.
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
By
zia
on Hoover Floormate Hard Floor Cleaner, FH40150
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Hi Zia! At this time what we have available that will work for your bare floors and area rugs is the Max Extract All Terrain. You can find this model right here at WalMart.com! The Hoover FloorMate will not work on your rugs. It is just for bare floors. Hope this helps!

-Giselle
Hoover Customer Care
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
HooverUSA
answer 2
My kitchen rug has very short pile and it cleaned up beautifully.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
Yankiwi
answer 3
This product is not made for carpets. That's why it's called "Floormate" not "Carpetmate".
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
BevJE
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