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#1 chookpea

Posted 07 April 2012 - 12:08 PM

We live in a 3 storey terrace with very steep stairs.  It is a PITA to lug the mop and vacuum upstairs as we have a fairly heavy Dyson.
It doesnt get too dirty on the second and third floors, just really dusty.  I'm thinking of getting a steam mop to use for upstairs which are hardwood.  
Do steam mops vacuum or collect dust as well?  Any recommended brands?
Thanks.

#2 whatnamenow

Posted 07 April 2012 - 12:34 PM

steam mops do collect the dust as well but depending on how dusty things are to get started you could be taking alot of time.  The mops have a fluffy cover thing that goes on the bottom.  once this is dirty ( from the dust )you then have to pull that off, put it through the wash dry it before you can put it on again and keep going.  Most steam mops come with 2 of these.  but that still means you will only get about 2 rooms before you have to wash.  ( depending on how dusty they are. )  you also have to keep stopping to add more water.

#3 PatG

Posted 07 April 2012 - 12:38 PM

Maybe a scooba would cover what you are looking for - expensive though, can be found secondhand form time to time.  http://www.roomba.com.au/scooba385.php

#4 *LucyE*

Posted 07 April 2012 - 02:04 PM

I wouldn't use a steam moP on timber floors. Over time, the heat and moisture will damage the timber.

A Scooba isn't cheap but work reasonably well. You'd still have to do occasional proper mopping because they don't get into the corners and leave an edge undone.

I'd just get a second vacuum to leave upstairs and I like Enjo mops but Sabco are pretty similar for less.




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