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A question for the wimmins and hardwood floors.

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by armorplated, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. armorplated

    armorplated

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    I'm throwing away my swiffler. I don't like it. The pads are too small, etc.

    What about an easy tote lightweight rechargeable broom? Do they work?

    BTW, yeah, I do the housework.
     
  2. DScottHewitt

    DScottHewitt EMT-B

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    <-------In before the hardwood floors answer.
     

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    ROOMBA!

    We got one for my future father in law as our dogs really dirty up his floors when we visit. And it gets the floors so clean that when we walk around barefoot we can't feel any dirt/sand.
     
  4. zoyter2

    zoyter2 Yeah, so what?

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    We have hardwood throughout. I use a $15 elcheapo from WalMart and it works as well as the big Eureka canister in the closet.
     
  5. armorplated

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    I googled it. What is it?
     
  6. john58

    john58 BHO is a LIAR!

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  7. DScottHewitt

    DScottHewitt EMT-B

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    It's supercool. A robot that vacuums your floors.
     
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    A robot vacuum cleaner. They have different versions. The most basic will vacuum a room or two after you hit the button. Great to do when you leave the house for work or something like that. There are others that will run on a timer on certain days during certain times, etc.

    They even make one that is supposed to be able to mop hard floors for you. I haven't tried that but if it works as good as the vacuum, I'm getting one.
     
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    I have a few questions. Is it remote control? Like a rc car? Where do you find them?
     
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    LOL I'm really disappointed. This thread isn't at all what I thought it was going to be about. :rofl:
     
  11. FrogWithAGlock

    FrogWithAGlock Girl with a Gun

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    Shark steam mop. AWESOME on hardwood floors. I've tried everything else, and nothing works better. IMHO.



    we still use ours on our tile floors, but the grout lines are a stinker.
     
  12. armorplated

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    So it works on ceramic tile, too? All but the grout lines?
     
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    It's a robot. Does a "drunkard's walk" around the room. Turns when it hits something.


    {It does NOT have legs. "Drunkard's walk" just means it follows a randomish course around the room, so it hits all the floor surface.}
     
  14. Psychman

    Psychman NRA Patriot Life Member

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    Dont bother with the Roombas. They dont last and dont do a very good job. I would just get a dry mop to get most of the dust, pet hair, crumbs up with and then follow up with white vinegar in water with a flat damp mop or you can buy kits in home improvement stores near where the hardwood flooring is sold. There are no short cuts to keeping your hardwood looking good.
     
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    I have tried lots of solutions - hiring cleaners: (they suck); relying on the dogs - they add more mess than they clean; the Broomvac: works okay, but more for spot cleans, need to plug it in and keep it handy, and a pan and short-handled broom work just as well; the latest and greatest dustbuster (same a broom vac only you have to bend over to use it). There seems to be no shortcut - shop-vac followed by sponge-mop.
     
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    Well, his has been going since Christmas and he runs it everyday two times to get the whole house. And its clean enough that we can't feel any dirt/dust/sand on the floors.

    I should say it's not a replacement for a sweep/mop but saves you from doing it every day to feel like you have a clean floor.
     
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    FrogWithAGlock Girl with a Gun

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    Yep. And no rinsing of cleaners, etc. Gets them SPOTLESS - and we have light ceramic tile. Worked equally well or better on sealed hardwood. Our hardwood floors looked as good when we moved out (7 years later), as they did when we had the floors refinished before we moved in.


    I just wish something worked on those stupid grout lines (I have joint issues, and can't scrub them with a brush, or I am crippled for several days..). This is a pic of my tile.
     

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    Model19 Typical GnG

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    I've got one of these and it works pretty good. About the only thing from Dirt Devil that wasnt a piece of junk.

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  19. MrKandiyohi

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    I picked up the big, cheap version of a Swifter from HD. It's a large pad with a cloth cover along with a spray bottle of water and vinegar. Spray the floor and sweep it with the pad.

    It looks something like a Swifter, but it's much bigger, and you don't throw out the cover. Buy a second cloth cover and put it on the pad while the other one is in the wash.

    I'll check for a brand name when I get home.
     
  20. robin303

    robin303 Helicopter Nut

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    Thats what I used. I think it was $22 at Homer. What I did was use a bath towl.