With all the upheaval in the house, new blinds, floors and
furniture; hubbie and I had neglected to think about what we needed to keep our
new laminated flooring clean and tidy. So off we popped to the shops to
get a soft bristled brush to take care of the obvious needs (how much stuff do
children manage to chuck on the floor when eating meals and snacks!!!), but
fortunately Lakeland also came to the rescue with their fabulous steam mop.
chemicals are needed to keep 99.9% of bacteria at bay – a mean feat in itself with
our two messy monsters! It is a big reassurance as a parent that the
floors really are clean (not just looking clean anymore). My boys love
nothing more than floor playtime, getting out their little cars
and building Lego, now I do not need to worry that extra germs are
happily joining playtime too! It is
also healthier for my boys, for the planet
and for my wallet (no more expensive floor wipes!) not needing chemicals and just relying on water.
Although if you live in a hard water area they do recommend adding a water softener to keep your steam mop in tip top condition.
set hubbie to work to get my floors gleaming after all this is new technology
to me (any excuse I know!). Hubbie took seconds to put the mop together
and fill it. 30 seconds more and he was cleaning the test patch!
Hubbie said that the instructions clearly state to do this in case your
floor doesn’t fit the right criteria, we have laminate flooring, but
I was not entirely sure if it was sealed or not (sealed it should be!), we used
a patch under furniture to check. Well the mop did a lovely job and we
were then quite happy to continue downstairs.
had the whole of the room done in less than 2 minutes – I was in shock as I
have previously been labouring for hours scrubbing on my hands and knees
cleaning the floors (I do not aspire to be Cinderella pre-prince!). He carried on to do the hall way, with half a tank
left he would have been easily been able to do the whole of the downstairs
without any refilling. It is not too noisy either, so you could get on
with it whilst you children are in bed! I made hubbie do a little more whilst
they were sleeping so I could check this out.
also said it is not much heavier than a standard mop, given that it offers so
much more, I would be happier with this item in my cleaning armory! Plus I am a weakling so I do need things on the light side…
aftermath of the cloth shown here is evidence of the hidden dirt on our
seemingly clean floors. With an asthmatic son, I am glad this dirt is
being easily cleaned away (so simple I can probably get hubbie to do
it regularly!) and am sure I will see an improvement in my son’s condition.
to buy from Lakeland for £59.99, which is a bargain, given how much more other
steam mops are retailing at and how much is included:
I think with the Lakeland name you know your
getting quality anyway, so why spend more and with 3
microfiber clothes, no waiting for one to come out of the wash, especially if
your trying to tackle a washing pile resembling a rather large
MOUNTAIN (what mum’s aren’t!).