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A Swiffer Bissell Steamboost Steam Mop Review Won't Answer These 58 Questions - Part 1 of 2

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★★★★★ A Swiffer Bissell Steamboost Steam Mop review will not answer these 29 questions. Get the truth from people who own a Swiffer Bissell Steamboost Steam Mop, including the fact that it won't...

This report about the Swiffer Bissell Steamboost Steam Mop answers these questions

• Does it take out stains that have set in a for a while for example nail polish or crayon. Also can this mop be stored on a wall rack
• Can I use the Swiffer Wet Jet refill pads with the Steam Boost?
• What is included in the starter kit?
• Not much steam, am I doing something wrong?
• How well does it clean grout lines on ceramic tile?
• How to empty water
• Has anyone tried to use a microfiber cloth instead of the disposable pads?
• Can I use microfiber cloth with Swiffer Bissell steamboost
• I meant, is it really 'safe' to use on sealed hardwood floors?
• Anyone can tell me how many watt and amp for this product?
• I have unfinished concrete throuout my house, can this product be used? If not any recommendations?
• Can you use on laminent floors
• I currently have a Shark Steam Mop, but it is broken and I'm looking to replace it. How does this product compare to the Shark? Pros/cons? Thanks!
• Can you use a vinegar solution in the water chamber?
• Does anybody know how this product works on vinyl floors?
• Can this steam mop be used on finished hardwood floors?
• Can it be used on hardwood floors? Commercial days it can- but based on. Reveries, not so sure
• I have had problems with the Wet Jet solutions causing streaks on my hardwood floors. One customer says she has streaks also with the Steamboost.??
• How to empty water
• What is the difference of non soic and soic
• Does it leave streaks after the floor is cleaned? Can you use a microfiber cloth instead of the throw away pads?
• Can you take the handle apart for storage if you do not have the height to hang the mop in a closet?
• What comes in the kit
• Is the mop in the box
• Can this mop be used on laminate flooring?
• Laminate floors are unsealed, I think, unlike wood that can be sealed. So no one has had a problem with wood laminate?
• Does the Swiffter Bissell Steamboost Steam Mop clean the grout along with the tile?
• Can you use this on pre-finished wood floors
• Anyone have hard water? How does this hold up? The shark didn't last long with our hard water. Also, how did you clean it if you had hard water? We use vinegar to help our humidifiers.



QUESTION: DOES IT TAKE OUT STAINS THAT HAVE SET IN A FOR A WHILE FOR EXAMPLE NAIL POLISH OR CRAYON. ALSO CAN THIS MOP BE STORED ON A WALL RACK
This mop can easily be stored on a wall rack. I cannot say from experience as to whether this would take out stains that have set in for a while. I would doubt it, but this is just my opinion, due to the fact that an extensive amount of scrubbing is necessary to take out any significant level of dirt or grime.
My guess is that if you have not been able to get out a stain previously with other cleaning solutions this light steam mop will not do it. I find that it is helpful in getting things like hairspray fall out off my bathroom tile floor but the grout lines require a different cleaning method. This little steam mop is better than the plain Swiffer wet mop pads and it does store easily on a wall rack.
I have not used it on surfaces with any sort of waxy mark made by a crayon and I'm going to guess that you'll still need to use nail polish remover or some such to remove it from the floor. There is a metal loop on the handle for hanging it up when not in use.
I don't know about the crayon but no it doesn't take out nail polish. It can be stored on a wall rack. It does well getting out most dirt but not sure about about stains that have set for a while.
I am hoping you are talking about a surface other than carpet. This doesn't work on carpet; not that kind of steam cleaner. If on a hard surface, nail Polish is acrylic, try nail polish remover. Crayon is waxed based so try getting the wax off by freezing it with an ice cube, then try nail polish remover as well. Though I wouldn't use it on wood as it more than likely will take off the wood sealant.
i do think this mop can be stored on wall rack but honestly do not know about nail polish or crayon stains that have set for some time. i would not think so as these are very harsh materials. i can attest to the fact that steam boost did remove dirt discoloration in my grout and this was a blessing to me.
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QUESTION: CAN I USE THE SWIFFER WET JET REFILL PADS WITH THE STEAM BOOST?
I use the cheapest towels from IKEA. Dont recommend to waste money for refill pads
Don't see why you couldn't.
you can try, they are not the same size and i don't think the steam would make it through the pads. Also the steam boost pads are pre-soaked with cleaner.
I am not sure. But to save money, I purchased bar towels (they are smaller and affordable) and I dampen them and then put floor cleaner on them. This has proven to be an economical way to use the steamer. The towels can be laundered and reused. Really saves money!
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QUESTION: WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE STARTER KIT?
The Swifter Bissell and two cleaning pads. You can buy a package of 20 at you grocery store (I got mine at Fred Meyer).
cluded are (2) cleaning pads with Fabreze and instructions. You really don't need anything else. It operates with water to produce steam when you plug it in. I love my Steamboost. It gets my tile cleaner than it has ever been. I don't like the cleaning pads that contain Fabreze because I don't like the scent but they have unscented ones at Walmart.
Mop in three snap together pieces and only two pads. You may want to order a supply (20 for$9) when you place your order.
the mop and 2 of the pads. not 2 boxes of pads. just 2 pads. i would go ahead and get a box of pads. they are a good price, and you will get free shipping over 25.00. thats what i did. if you get a box of pads, look in the bottom left corner of the screen. there may even be a dollar off coupon you can click on. it was there when i bought mine. i don't know if it is still there are not.
mop thing in thee sections. they just snap together. and only two pads. you might want to consider ordering an additional box (20 more) for like $8)
The mop and two cleaning pads
Just the steamboost cleaner itself and TWO cleaning pads. I was a little disappointed about that. However, I had a LOT of regular Swiffer wetmop pads left over from using just the wetmop. I discovered that I can use those on the steam mop. They may not work QUITE as well, but I felt good about being able to use them. The steam mop pads are 50 cents each, and I need about three to do my laminate floors!
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QUESTION: NOT MUCH STEAM, AM I DOING SOMETHING WRONG?
I get puffs of steam but it isn't billowing from the mop,lol I don't think there is supposed to be more that that. Hope that helps!
wait until steam is up (about 10 minutes) and then hold down button - I found I had steam enough to do the entire kitchen floor.
Let it heat up first. It needs a good 10 - 15 minutes before you get serious steam.
I had the same problem. I could not get a lot of steam out of it. Perhaps it is because I am use to a bigger machine and the smaller ones don't produce as much, not sure. That's all I know. Good luck.
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QUESTION: HOW WELL DOES IT CLEAN GROUT LINES ON CERAMIC TILE?
Hi. This is more for a very small area, to sanitize. Or you will make trips to the sink, for more water. I use a water bottle to fill it-it has a small container - and a small hole to fill it.A Water bottle fills the container, for the water. I was disappointed, as the water container/machine could have been a little bigger for the money. I have just used a Mr Clean Magic Eraser Mop, for those grout lines. I found if I add some bleach, it gets stains or set it dirt out-with the Mr Clean. Just make sure if you have pets, it dries well-or go over with plain water.
I would say its effortless.Steam without any chemicals and clean surface.
I do not know because I have not used it for cleaning grout lines. I would have my doubts if they are really soiled.
cleans but leaves streaks on untextured tile.
I have ceramic tile in my bathroom and it does beautifully on the tile. It doesn't make the grout to appear any cleaner. With that being said, I've never encountered a mop or steam mop that truly cleans grout.
I can only vouch for how it generally cleans, as I don't have tile. In general, it does a fine job, but I have switched to a cloth cleaning head, as my floors are very high gloss, and any cleaner left some streaks,(the cleanser on any of the included cleaning pads) Also, the heat from the steam isn't too hot for laminate floors, and the steam dries very quickly. I'm satisfied with the way it cleans, but can't say what it will do on grout lines. Good luck.
I'm sorry I can't answer that. I have only used it on wooden floors.
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QUESTION: HOW TO EMPTY WATER
There is a twist cap at the top of the attached container for the water. You have to twist it off to open the container to pour in the water. To empty, just twist it off (it's attached so it won't fall off) and pour the remaining water out.
Diane G.'s answer is what I would try.
You have to just unscrew the cap (where you added the water) and tilt the unit over the sink.
Simple. Remove plug on top and turn upside down over bathtub and any water in tank will drain out.
Really don't know I gave it as a gift
I have no idea! I just leave it in.
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QUESTION: HAS ANYONE TRIED TO USE A MICROFIBER CLOTH INSTEAD OF THE DISPOSABLE PADS?
the disposable pads are designed to go on the steam boost. if swiffer has a micro fiber pad, made to stay on on the mop, i don't know about it. the shark steam mop has a micro fiber pad. also the disposable swiffer pads have the cleaner in them. a microfiber pad doesn't. someone posted that not much steam comes out of the mop. that is true, especially compared to the shark steam mop. however 100% of the bottom of the swiffer gets so hot it will burn your hand. on the shark steam mop, only the middle of the pad gets real hot. i have started cleaning my linolium floors with the swiffer steam boost. and i am cleaning my hardwoods with the microfiber shark steam mop. i spray some harwood floor cleaner on the hardwood, then use the steam mop. it takes at least 2 swiffer pads to clean my my kitchen and bathroom fl oors. the swiffer cleans them really well. but the pads are expensive. if i could have only one, however i would not give up my swiffer steam boost mop. it cleans really well, and is hot enough to kill germs.
No, I haven't.
I don't know if any one tried a cloth. I am still trying to get my money back after returning the product. It is a poor product and the company is hard to deal with.
I did and it work great but I think my biggest issue would be the button, having to be pressing the button constantly gets annoying and it hurts your hand.
Not yet. But I think you can use the wet swiffer pads instead of paying $9-$15 problem is not a lot of steam comes out
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QUESTION: CAN I USE MICROFIBER CLOTH WITH SWIFFER BISSELL STEAMBOOST
I don't see why not, the attachment slots are at the four corners and should secure any type of cloth, depending on the thickness.
Absolutely!!!!
Yes. As long as it doesn't cover the two steam vents on either side of the mop head.
Don't waste your money on the Swiffer period. The pressure of the steam isn't powerful enough to clean anything. Get a Eureka. Much more powerful and a much bigger water tank. The Swiffer is cheap and flimsy. Not worth the $50.
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QUESTION: I MEANT, IS IT REALLY 'SAFE' TO USE ON SEALED HARDWOOD FLOORS?
I would read the company information. It may be ok on Prestained and Sealed Hardwood, but not wood floors that are stained and sealed in place? I don't recall. But I think it is covered on the products webpage.
As far as I know it is. Look it up on the Bissel website. It says that it is safe for all floors.
I have used mine on the sealed hardwood in my bedroom and my office. In both situations it performed wonderfully and did no damage to my floors (I have used it several times now on each). I do not see any spots, damage to the seal, or other marks that would indicate it ruined the hardwood. I don't know how many times EXACTLY, but lets say five per room. Each room is roughly 10'x10'. I hope that helps! PS- I only use distilled water in the Swiffer Steamboost.
You should always try a concealed area of your floor with the product before using it on your entire floor. As for my floor, it did not damage the floor... It just left streaks that I ended up having to wipe off with vinegar and water.
I can't answer that question as my floor is wood laminent. Best to ask the manufacturer. Work great on my floor though.
I don't know. You'd have to check the website for the manufacturer. I have laminate wood floors.
I don't have hardwood floors so I can not answer this question.
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QUESTION: ANYONE CAN TELL ME HOW MANY WATT AND AMP FOR THIS PRODUCT?
no clue I would go to the website of the Bissell product and find out there
Don't know the true answer to your question but I do know that it wasn't enough. When we tried it, just a little puff of steam came out one side and that was it. Pad wasn't warm OR damp. Haven't used it since. Went back to the basic Swiffer.
Answer: SteamBoost is 8.3 Amps; 1000 watts.
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QUESTION: I HAVE UNFINISHED CONCRETE THROUOUT MY HOUSE, CAN THIS PRODUCT BE USED? IF NOT ANY RECOMMENDATIONS?
No this product is definitely not for unfinished concrete...!! This is used for finished wood floors and things like that you would need something of a much more industrial strength to clean concrete ... This would just tear right up...your floors are concrete ?
My best guess would be to contact the manufacturer or experiment in an inconspicuous area and see what happens. My porcelain floors are really clean now ; the grout that is unsealed didn't change at alll . Good Luck!!
Only used on hardwood floors. I can't imagine why it would not work on concrete, unless they are painted.
I've only used mine on laminate, wood and vinyl floors. Not real sure about unfinished concrete but would think it would have to be sealed. Sorry...
If unfinished concrete the pads would probably snag. It is like a regular swiffer but with steam. Not sure what to recommend. Have to think about it. Pressure washer and shop vac?
I would not recommend this product for large areas, high traffic areas or for floors that are not smooth.
I don't think this product was meant for unfinished concrete floors. With the materials provided, I believe it was meant for floors that have tile or linoleum floor coverings. You will probably need some industrial steamer.
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QUESTION: CAN YOU USE ON LAMINENT FLOORS
Yes but it leaves some streaks. I had better luck with the Shark. It dries much faster than the Swiffer too.
Yes you can, i use the vanilla lavender...but the corners on mop head leaves white stain from pads. So i get a toothbrush with soap and it comes right out. I lovr the wsy my floors look and feel when I walk barefoot. Hope this helps you.
yes, harwood floors too.
Yes you can.
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QUESTION: I CURRENTLY HAVE A SHARK STEAM MOP, BUT IT IS BROKEN AND I'M LOOKING TO REPLACE IT. HOW DOES THIS PRODUCT COMPARE TO THE SHARK? PROS/CONS? THANKS!
I have the Steam Mop, too. This is cheaper (if I remember correctly, but I know this Bissell costs about $50 everywhere) and IMO works better when you use it with the cloths. I used it AFTER I had already steamed the floor and I still got a lot of dirt on the cloth, it really surprised me! The only CON I've come across with this is that you have to buy more cloths. Since I have a regular steamer still I've still used that between times when the floor looks like it needs a better clean up. If you have a fabric cloth big enough and thin enough to stick the corners into the little spots where the cloth goes you can use it with just the fabric and it works just like a regular steamer.
I have never used the Shark but I really like the Swiffer it does a great job on our stained concrete floors. The pros are that the card is really long so you aren't constantly having to change plugs all the time. The only con is that you have to continuously press the steam button and can get a little uncomfortable if you are doing large spaces.
I haven't used the Shark, sorry. But I really like this item. It is easy to use and steams right away.
I haven't used the Shark so I'm not sure how it compares.
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QUESTION: CAN YOU USE A VINEGAR SOLUTION IN THE WATER CHAMBER?
all I use is distilled water, ONLY
I don't the answer to that, never tried it but I don't see why not!
i use distilled water only.......you may want to contact the swiffer company to answer this question....
I use distilled water, as recommended by the manufacturer. I, personally don't see why you could not add vinegar. Contact Bissell and ask.
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QUESTION: DOES ANYBODY KNOW HOW THIS PRODUCT WORKS ON VINYL FLOORS?
It works fine on all floors. It spits out steam on either side of the base and you mop up any wet that's left behind with a pad on the bottom. Simple. What it doesn't do is clean with a detergent, so you may want to wash the floor with soapy water from time to time. What I like is that it sanitizes. I run a doggy daycare from my home and keeping my floors sanitized is an issue for me.
It worked great on the vinyl floor in my laundry room. You have to vacuum first, it won't pick up debris, but the steam boost does a good job of getting up dirty marks like footprints and spills. My vinyl has a matte finish so I didn't see any streaks. On my shiny bathroom ceramic tile it left a few streaks that were easily mopped up with a towel.
I used it once and never used it again. I think this product is such a waste of money... It is just a piece of plastic, very flimsy and the steam comes out in small bursts. Get a Eureka!!!
Yes, it works well on my vinyl floor in the kitchen and tile in the bathroom. It does not work as well on my slate floor in an entry way, I guess the surface is not smooth enough. My Swiffer Wet Jet works well on vinyl, tile and slate and I think it is because the cleaning pad is thicker. The Steamboost works better on smooth even floors.
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QUESTION: CAN THIS STEAM MOP BE USED ON FINISHED HARDWOOD FLOORS?
It says it can. I would be careful at first, you don't want to warp the floor.
Yes. All surfaces
Anne, I would say yes. That is probably what is was made to be used on -- my hardwood floors are old and need to be refinished and it didn't work well on them.
I'm not sure. I have hardwood floors in my living room but I don't use it on them
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QUESTION: CAN IT BE USED ON HARDWOOD FLOORS? COMMERCIAL DAYS IT CAN- BUT BASED ON. REVERIES, NOT SO SURE
Yes, I used it on mine, but don't leave it sitting on the floor with the wet pad still on, even for ten minutes. Don't ask me how I know this.... :P
It says it would work on "sealed hardwood" but I would check with your floor manufacturer since I would think that any moisture on wood isn't a good idea. It's not a lot of steam, just a little bit, but if it gets in between the boards and loosens the glue that wouldn't be good.
I don't know specifically about hardwood but I use it on our laminate flooring and it's fine. I know it's not the same but I would imagine that a sealed hardwood would stand up much better than my fake stuff that ISN'T sealed. The paperwork says it's fine on sealed hardwood.
I have very old, unfinished hardwood floors. I tried it on a patch and I don't recommend it--seemed to take in the steam the way it would a water spill. Didn't like how it dried. I think it depends on the condition of your floors, both age and actual finish, porosity, etc. I would find a small, unseen area and test it out. But, like food you aren't sure if it's safe to eat, better NOT unless you're willing to deal with aftermath.
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QUESTION: I HAVE HAD PROBLEMS WITH THE WET JET SOLUTIONS CAUSING STREAKS ON MY HARDWOOD FLOORS. ONE CUSTOMER SAYS SHE HAS STREAKS ALSO WITH THE STEAMBOOST.??
I have personally not seen any streaks on my floors.
I found this, looks helpful. Hope it works for you http://homeguides.sfgate.com/prevent-streaking-steam-mops-27481.html
Mine streaks too I have already stopped using it
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QUESTION: HOW TO EMPTY WATER
Turn it over and let it our out over the sink or a toilet. Easy.
I don't know if it's the right way or not, but I just tipped it upside down over the sink and the water drained out.
I just opened the water container on the top and turned it upside down over my sink. Wait until it is all cooled down first. You can really just tip it over to get any remaining water out. But you must be sure to wait until it isn't hot anymore.
Unscrew the cap at the top of the reservoir and turn upside down to empty.
I purchased the Steamboost Steamer for my bachelor son. He has tile floors throughout the house and three cats. He likes it and feels it does a good job which is a big plus for the product. When I asked him how he removes the water from the unit, I got a strange look. He does not remove the water after use! He store the unit in the closet, "water and all" for the next use. Hope this helps!
I agree with Polly et. al. Wait until the water inside the unit has cooled, open the reservoir & upend the steamer over a sink or toilet. I don't think leaving tap water inside the reservoir for an extended period is a good idea. The instruction manual may have some guidance. Worth a look.
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QUESTION: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE OF NON SOIC AND SOIC
Not sure, but I do kno this product isnt all its cracked up to be ...not worth it
Hi, I'm sorry to say that I have no idea what that means? I can say I like this unit. It's simple to put together and easy to use. It's very good for quick clean ups.
I am sorry but I don't know either.
I am sorry I don't know.
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QUESTION: DOES IT LEAVE STREAKS AFTER THE FLOOR IS CLEANED? CAN YOU USE A MICROFIBER CLOTH INSTEAD OF THE THROW AWAY PADS?
Yes, I noticed the streaks after the floor had dried. I've not attempted to use microfiber cloths myself but have read others have.
It did not leave streaks on my floor. I made sure to change pads when it got really dirty. I suppose you could use a microfiber cloth. I did not. I liked the smell after using the pads.
I don't ever see any streaks or residue from this product. I have only used the cleaning pads specifically designed for this product so I am not sure if you can use a microfiber cloth. The cleaning pads have a certain retained moisture which may help in effectively cleaning the floors. Hope this helps :) I really do recommend this, I love the way it cleans my floors and cuts down on dust compared to other swiffer products. I have 2 dogs that love to track mud all over the house.
On my hardwood floors it doesn't leave streaks.
I have not found any streaking from the Swifter Bissell Steamboost. Have not tried using a microfiber cloth instead of the Swifter pads. I am really happy with this product, it has made cleaning an old kitchen floor much, much easier!
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QUESTION: CAN YOU TAKE THE HANDLE APART FOR STORAGE IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE HEIGHT TO HANG THE MOP IN A CLOSET?
You can.
I don't see why not since you have to put it together when you take it out of the box.
I don't think so ask the Bissell site. It hangs on the wall easy
Yes, the handle comes apart about half-way down. Just press the button and separate.
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QUESTION: WHAT COMES IN THE KIT
You get the mop that is simple to put together and two pads for cleaning.
The steam mop and two pads. That's it! However, I had some Swiffer wet mop pads, and I thought I'd try them on the steam mop. They worked just fine, as far as I'm concerned, and they weren't as expensive as the pads specifically for the steam mop. So I plan to use up what I have of those.
You will receive your steam boost and a couple of cleaning pads to get you started. I think it has batteries included. It doesn't require anything but tap water. Hope this helped you. It does a pretty good job, but on very high gloss laminate floors, you may notice a slight film from the cleansers. For any other linoleum, it looks pretty good after cleaning. Smells good, too, from the cleaning pads.
The Swiffer and two pads. Small box. You will need to purchase a box of swifter pads, but the are inexpensive and work great!
The broomstick with power cord and reservoir, instructions for use. You need to buy distilled water and cleaning wipes for the steam boost.
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QUESTION: IS THE MOP IN THE BOX
It does not release steam enough to clean my hard floor
The mop head is built in. A couple of cleansing cloths are included in the box. You need a new cloth everytime you mop, so you will have to buy a box of cloths.
it's not a mop actually. It looks like the picture and you attach the pads similiar to the standard swifter
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QUESTION: CAN THIS MOP BE USED ON LAMINATE FLOORING?
Check with floor manufacturer, but all the ones I checked online so far say NO! I can say, I used a different steamer on part of my laminate floor (Bruce flooring) and it dulled the finish.
I asked Bissell Consumer Care whether the Steamboost Steam Mop was safe for laminate floors because I had read in the product's instructions online that it was safe for laminate floors, but elsewhere I read that the product was safe for sealed floors. Because laminate is not sealed, I told Bissell Consumer Care that I was confused. Here is their response, which didn't really help in answering my question: "The Steamboost is designed to clean hard floors such as ceramic tile, vinyl, laminate, marble, stone, and sealed hardwood floors. You will not want to use the unit on unsealed hardwood floors. You may also want to check with your flooring manufacturer on their cleaning recommendations." So...is it safe for laminate? Your guess is as good as mine! I guess I won't be ordering since laminate is not a sealed floor.
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QUESTION: LAMINATE FLOORS ARE UNSEALED, I THINK, UNLIKE WOOD THAT CAN BE SEALED. SO NO ONE HAS HAD A PROBLEM WITH WOOD LAMINATE?
no I have not had an issue at all
I think laminate is laminate, no matter if the design looks like wood, stone, brick, etc. "Laminate flooring" is actually the new name for "linoleum". You should have no problem.
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QUESTION: DOES THE SWIFFTER BISSELL STEAMBOOST STEAM MOP CLEAN THE GROUT ALONG WITH THE TILE?
No.
I can't say that it does. It does o.k. as far as mopping is concerned but it is not a powerful steam mop at all. If you want something that does that, then I'd invest in a more expensive steamer instead of this. This is very handy to just grab, plug in and mop without using Pine Sol or something like that. Hope this helps.
I have not used it on tile, so not sure. But it cleans concrete very well. I bought it to use in a kennel area and I am quite happy. It steams up the dirt and leaves the concrete very clean. Grout is tough. May need a professional for that as it needs a brush to loosen the dirt I believe.
It doesn't clean anything well. My cleaning lady said it was the worst steam she ever used. She loves the Shark 3 setting mop so I bought that for her and I used it I also like it.
I do not have white grout so I cannot verify. But cleans I think well with a little elbow grease wood and ceramic tile indicated by a dirty Swiffer cloth.
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QUESTION: CAN YOU USE THIS ON PRE-FINISHED WOOD FLOORS
Yes it works very well
Yes, but I do not use the cleaning pads made for the Steamboost. I purchased some Micro-fiber cleaning pads (from Amazon) and use with a spray cleaner for wood floors. If an area becomes too wet from the steam. I use another micro-fiber cloth to dry it.
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QUESTION: ANYONE HAVE HARD WATER? HOW DOES THIS HOLD UP? THE SHARK DIDN'T LAST LONG WITH OUR HARD WATER. ALSO, HOW DID YOU CLEAN IT IF YOU HAD HARD WATER? WE USE VINEGAR TO HELP OUR HUMIDIFIERS.
I haven't had the Steamboost long enough to know how it will hold up, but before I got this product, I used a small amount of vinegar in my solution to clean my laminate floors, and it didn't hurt them. Our A/C people (we live in Florida) advised us to use add a vinegar solution once a month to our system to help prevent build up in the drainage lines, so I don't think it would hurt. I haven't been using vinegar because it's just a small tank, so my thinking is that if you empty the little tank after every use, it should be all right. It hasn't been necessary to clean the tank because it depletes the water supply if you do a few floors and "steam cleans itself"! Probably not much help, but I hope both our Steamboosts hold up fine!
use distilled water.
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QUESTION: WHAT IS THE AMAZON ASIN NUMBER FOR THIS PRODUCT?
The ASIN is B00CFQWLYA

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