This upright vacuum review covers a model that is a bit different from what we usually present. The Hoover Floor Mate SpinScrub is a Wet/Dry vacuum and just as the name suggests, it is perfect for all types of floor cleaning. The Floor Mate can switch between vacuuming mode, washing mode and drying mode, which enables it to function like standard models in addition to its wet & dry feature. The low price tag on the model makes it really accessible to the general public and serves to add even more bonus points to its score.
The Hoover FloorMate SpinScrub Wet/Dry Vacuum is designed to be able to deal with all kids of flooring – hardwood, tiles, bare floors. The model can vacuum, wash, scrub, buff, rinse and dry in one go. This allows customers to completely forget about doing any of the above tasks manually, or by using other tools – FloorMate takes care of it all, in one go.
The models’ power cord is 27 feet long, which leaves it in a pretty nice place in comparison to the competition and it really compliments its low weight. The Dual Tank technology serves to separate the dirty and clean water, making sure that there is no way of putting the dirty water back on your floors. Finally, the brush features the special SpinScrub Technology, which allows it to gently wash and scrub floors while vacuuming at the same time.
Like most other Wet & Dry upright vacuum cleaners the Hoover FloorMate SpinScrub doesn’t come with additional accessories. This shouldn’t be seen as a disadvantage however since it is perfectly capable of doing its job without any additional tools or gadgets. And in the end of the day, people looking for multi functionality might want to stay away from wet and dry models in general and look into Canisters.
We’ve already established that the Hoover FloorMate SpinScrub isn’t the most versatile model in existence. So what convinced us to put it on our best upright vacuum cleaner review list then? Mostly its the overall package – a cheap, very efficient model that is exceptionally good at what it does.
Accessible – The price tag is pretty low, which makes it very accessible to most people. This also play a big part in its popularity, but there are plenty of other cheap models that aren’t all that popular. The big advantage that it has over the competition is the fact that it is both very cheap and very good at what it does.
Lightweight – 16 pounds isn’t incredibly light for an upright vacuum model but it is still a lot better than what most of its competitors have to offer. And remember, when we say competitors we are not only talking about the other low priced products. There are tons of models that are more expensive and heavier, not to mention less effective.
Very Easy To Assemble – This is mainly due to the models lack of attachments – all that you have to do is put two parts together and you are ready to rock.
Decent Reach – The nice cord length provides a wide operational range, something not so standard for wet & dry models as it is for other vacuum types. And even if it can’t match things like canister vacuums, it still puts most of its competitors to shame.
Now let’s have a look at the things that stop us from dubbing it the best upright vacuum cleaner of all time.
Not So Good For Edges – This is the big downside, brought forth by the lack of attachments. Standard vacuum cleaners usually have extra tools that allow them to take care of your tight corners and other awkward to reach places. The Hoover FloorMate SpinScrub sadly offers no such choice and it does poorly when it comes to corners.
Mostly Plastic – This is a common problem for a great number of vacuums, both cheap and expensive. There are thousands of people out there who share the idea that plastic = low quality, and when you put that together with the low price tag, you can find a lot of customers who feel put off by the model before even trying it.
We give the Hoover FloorMate SpinScrub an 8.5 out of 10. The main problem it has is the lack of extra tool for dealing with edges. In general this means that if you plan to only own this models as your vacuum cleaner, you will have to do something manually for edges. This usually ends up being highly impractical. However, if you choose to purchase the model as a support one and you already have a main vacuum to clean your carpets, tight corners and so on with, then you are making a great purchase.
This light, cheap and durable Hoover model is perfect for all types of flooring – from tiles, trough hardwood floors to bare floor surfaces, and does exceptionally well when used on them, and it remains one of the best upright wet & dry models, despite its downsides.