Hoover FloorMate Review – Model FH40010B Wet Dry Vac

Want a really good wet/dry vac floor scrubber for under $200?  Add the Hoover FloorMate FH40010B SpinScrub to your short list.  Put away the mop  and forget about the knee pads.  The FH40010B is the ultimate 3-in-1 cleaner that vacuums, washes and dries your floor.  Try to get your mop and bucket to do that!

If you’re in the market for a floor scrubber, you simply can’t go wrong with the Hoover FloorMate because of it’s ease-of-use design.  Some floor cleaners have huge tanks that are too heavy to empty or are hard to place back in the unit.  Not the FH40010B.  This model was designed as a tool that you can pull out, clean up and put back with no fuss.

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Hoover FH40010B Features

Dual Tank System – One of the great features of the Hoover FloorMate Cleaner that I really like is that it has a dual-tank system. This dual tank keeps the clean water completely separate from the dirty water. This means that when you refill the machine, the water won’t be contaminated from the residue left over in the tank.

If you’ve cleaned hard floors for awhile, you know that the slightest contamination can cause streaking or a glaze, the dual tank system solves this common problem.

SpinScrub® Brushes – As I have experienced in the past, a certain model floor cleaner would work pretty good on flat floor such as lenolium, but when it came to grout or any floor that had depressions, it would fail to clean properly. This has to do with the poor brush designs on those models. The FloorMate has what they call SpinScrub Technology built in. It’s actually a special design on the brushes(along with the brush action pattern) that allow the unit to get deep in the grout and low areas of your flooring.

Removable Nozzles and Brushes – Another feature that I really like on this model is the removable nozzles and brushes. On floor cleaners that don’t have removable features, you literally have to decide between two options. Get on the floor with a towel and try to clean the nozzles and brushes or flip the whole cleaner and try to clean the brushes in the sink.

Beltless Design – Do I really need to say how great this feature is? I cannot tell you how many times I’ve had belts fail in the past. Sometimes they would fail because of a piece of the carpet getting caught up in the belt or simply not seeing a penny. You know something is wrong with the machine but keep going until you smell that burned rubber smell. That’s a thing of the past with this machine.

Foldable Handle – O.K, I have to admit, sometimes I do like a stationary handle just for the fact that it makes a great place to hang my coat. The other 99.99% of the time, I find that the handle always would get in my way when I’d put my old machines in my closet. The Hoover FloorMate Vac has a handle that actually folds all the way down. This makes it very low profile when in storage and it really saves a lot of space.


Measures 15.2″ x 12.2″ x 31″, weighs 16 pounds

What’s Included?

The unit comes with some detergent and 30 hard surface wipes. I would recommend picking up a bottle of the Hoover AH30265 Floor Mate 48-Ounce Multi-Floor Detergent to use with this machine.

Customer Reviews

The reviews on the Hoover FloorMate FH40010B are overwhelmingly positive as opposed to some of the other floor scrubbers on the market.  It is very aparent after reading all of the reviews that the quality of the machine and the machines very easy operation are the key points.

I have read review after review of customers saying that the vacuum portion of the wet vac exceeded their expectations.  I did read a couple of people say that they also wished there was an attachment hose for vacuuming the corners, but that was a minor point.

I’ve seen numerous accounts of people saying how their old units made by a different manufacturer failed soon after purchase or really under-performed.  Not only do the customers say that the FloorMate is solid and durable, but they also say that it saves them a lot of time.  This is mostly due to the 3-in-1 vacuum, washer and dryer.

A common theme that I’ve also seen was that people are so happy that they found a solid and stable unit they know is going to last.  They know that they never have to get out the bucket and mop and spend hours kneeling on a hard floor.  The Hoover FloorMate is a  real time-saver.

“This thing is beyond awesome. It’s “be-awesome”. It mesmerizes while it swiftly vacuums, washes and dries floor after floor after floor. I’ve just done two nasty bathrooms and a sticky kitchen, and my hand’s didn’t even get dirty. Ordered Friday, arrived IN ITALY on Wednesday…..(read more here: Hoover FloorMate Review)”

“We finally did something about the ongoing saga of mopping/sweeping our kitchen tile floor. The Hoover Floormate is absolutely awesome reducing what had been the better part of a full hour to sweep, then mop the tile floor. This unit does it all, sweep, clean and dry the floor in a fraction of the time it used to take. Money well spent!! …(read more here: Hoover FloorMate Review)”

Pros & Cons

Pros:  This floor scrubber was created with ease-of-use in mind and you will not break a sweat cleaning your floor with this machine.  You can use a wide variety of cleaning solutions, even homemade solutions such as vinegar and scent oils.

The vacuum power of the vacuum portion of the SpinScrub is great and picks up the smallest grains and grit that may be on the floor, it doesn’t just push them around.

The system that the Hoover FloorMate uses for water changing and filling is very simple and not clumsy like some other models.  I always found that clumsy or awkward containers or mounting brackets made me quite frustrated with other floor cleaners.

Cons:  Really would like the unit to have a separate suction hose for vacuuming in the tight corners.  Not a big deal, but thought I would mention it.  Another thing I could list as a con(although it’s pretty standard amongst floor cleaners) is the fact that after you suction the floor, it still takes a few minutes to dry.  Again, that’s really not a problem, it was just hard to find many cons on this unit.


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