Good Machine for Cleaning Hardwood Floors
Until I discovered the Shark Sonic Duo Carpet and Hard Floor Cleaner, I was taught cleaning hardwood floors in kitchens the old-fashioned way: like Cinderella. Although this is a very effective way for cleaning hardwood floors in kitchens, it is also very hard on your knees. If you are not wearing knee pads, which I never do, after a while especially tile floors can feel like broken glass on your knees. Ouch! And when you are finished scrubbing the kitchen floor, your knees are red and swollen.
Then I got smarter. I went from cleaning hardwood floors in kitchens on my hands and knees to using a unique mop system. What makes this system so unique is that instead of using a traditional mob head whose hairs only tangle like a bad hair day in the washing machine, I use a 100% cotton hand towel.
I used this unquiet hand towel mop system for years until my mother splurged and bought a floor cleaning machine called the Shark Sonic Duo Carpet and Hard Floor Cleaner for $150 from QVC . I admit. I was skeptical at first. It came with a pad you could not ring out, well, you could if you took the pad off after every few cleaning paths on the floor.
First you feel the cleaning tank bottle on the Shark with cold water and hard floor cleaning solution. The ratio, I believe, is 7:1ó1 part of cleaning solution to every 7 parts of cold water, and the solution for hard floors is green. Then you click the tank upside down or nozzle end down in place. Then you simply attach the green floor pad with Velcro to the bottom of the machine by lifting the light machine and placing the base down on the pad.
The Shark works like an upright vacuum cleaner and a tamper. You start the machine by pulling back on the handle. On the handle shaft is a button that when pressed sprays out cleaning solution in a wide 45-degree angle. You can control the amount of solution you spray on the floor by the amount of pressure you put on the spray button.
I admit. Once the Shark is engaged it is easy to maneuver and control. It seems to float across the floor and really does clean the floor. The base of the handle shaft on the machine also pivots cleaning hard floors, reaching corners and crevices. What I also like about the Shark is that it is not cordless and comes with plenty of cord, probably 20 ft. I highly recommend the Shark Sonic Duo Carpet and Hard Floor Cleaner machine for cleaning hardwood floors.