How to Steam Clean Your Floors

Sweeping, vacuuming, mopping. . .I’ve tried everything to get my kitchen floors clean. I cook often, so the kitchen definitely gets well-used. Every time I cook, I notice these spots on the floor that just don’t seem to clean up. I really thought that those spots were just part of the linoleum, after a while. Earlier today those spots came off my kitchen floor—finally. What did I do to clean the floor?

steam clean

Things to keep in mind:

  • The floor you are going to be steam cleaning must be sealed. Do not attempt to steam clean your un-sealed wood flooring!
  • This may seem obvious, but steam is hot—be careful when you’re using the steam wand.
  • The amount of water you put in to the steam cleaner will determine how long you can steam clean for. If you need to fill the tank with more water, you’ll need to turn off the machine and wait for it to cool down for 10 minutes, first.

home right steamer
The SteamMachine from Home Right comes with a lot of attachments and specialty pieces to clean every room, and those hard to reach areas.

What I used to steam clean my kitchen floor:

  • both extension rods
  • large brush cleaner
  • cloth floor pad
  • angled adaptor

I filled up the water tank, with the provided funnel and measuring cup, to use the SteamMachine for 30 minutes. Aside from wanting to clean the kitchen floor, I also wanted to tackle the bathroom floor. the steam cleaner has a grounded (3 prong) plug, so I made sure to plug it in to a grounded outlet. I used the one on my stove because I’m always worried about blowing the breaker in my apartment.

steamer home right

The cleaning cloth attached to the large cleaning brush with heavy-duty clips. After waiting the 8 minutes needed for the steam to build up and the unit to get hot enough, I started pressing the nozzle to push out the steam from the large brush with the cleaning pad attached.

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With a bit of elbow grease and some steam, I worked on cleaning the floor in my kitchen. The flooring is linoleum in the kitchen and tile in the bathroom. I next want to try out my steam cleaner on bathtub surround and around the sink. If I had this steam cleaner when I was at my mom’s house, I would have used it to steam-off the ugly wallpaper in the family room and downstairs bathroom! There are so many attachments on this steam cleaner, so I know I’ll keep thinking of ways that I can use it.

I received the HomeRight SteamMachine in order to write this feature.

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Comments

  1. Oh, I've wanted a steamer for quite a while now! This would be well used in my house!

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  2. I also have linoleum in my kitchen which I can't seem to get or keep clean. I have mentioned a couple of times that we such get a steam cleaner – maybe next time I am near a shop

  3. debbie jackson says:

    I would love to try this. I have always wanted a steam clean for my floors.

  4. I would love this to sanitize my floors, mine broke

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  5. Doris Calvert says:

    I would love a steamer to clean tile floors, surrounds etc and like the fact it has a ton of attachments!

  6. With 4 dogs (one being a puppy) I sure could use one of these steamers!
    :o)

  7. It's great to clean and sanitize a floor at the same time. What a great machine, so many uses!

  8. Would love to try this machine out. Have some weird stains that I’d like to steam out.

  9. InezbyDesign says:

    I have heard of floor steamers but never tried one. After trying to scrub "previous owner" stains out of the lino – I can see this little machine would be wonderful!

  10. My foyer would be so sparkling after using this!

  11. Kim Burnett says:

    I really need to do this! Thanks!

  12. Angela Mitchell says:

    I have every type of flooring in my house and have wanted to get a steam cleaner for awhile now. I have not heard of this brand before.

  13. I like that this comes with enough extensions that it will make cleaning easy! Just don't lose them… haha

  14. Donna Cheatle says:

    This would be great for my ceramic tile floors!

  15. intensev5 says:

    I would love to use this on the tiles in my house — how amazing!!!

  16. Cheryl Abdelnour says:

    THIS LOOKS LIKE IT WOULD SOLVE MY KITCHEN AND BATHROOM FLOOR PROBLEMS. AWESOME REVIEW. THANKS!

  17. cathy henatyszen says:

    Such a great looking machine with lots of attatchments …. thanks for the review…

  18. I love, love, love my steam cleaner! I use it on all of our flooring, it's wonderful to use just water to clean our house. I wish that I purchased a steamer years ago.

  19. Love the attachments!

  20. I've been wanting a steam cleaner for a while…….they look so handy! I can think of a million things I'd love to clean with one.

  21. I don't like cleaning in generally, but I oddly love steam cleaning floors. We have a Shark, and it's just fun for some reason! Thanks for the tips!
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  22. This would be great for our kitchen floors!

  23. This would be perfect to help clean up pet residue and keep the floors in tip top shape.

  24. You floors look great and now I wish I could have a steam cleaner for kitchen floor.

  25. Victoria Ess says:

    This floor steamer looks great! I have a swiffer one, but it doesn't work too great.

  26. I think this would do a great job on my hardwood.

  27. Cynthia C says:

    I love chemical free cleaning.

  28. It would be perfect for my house with two little kids!

  29. Becky Greene says:

    What a great giveaway – thanks for the chance to win!

  30. hideouslyheather says:

    seems like a great versatile machine ! Eager to try this on my kitchen floor !

  31. After my two kids helping me cook I know I need to clean my floors and a steam cleaner might be the key. Thank you for sharing the tips!

  32. I would love to win this. It would be great to do my bathroom floor.

  33. Ashley Nolan says:

    This would be good for my kitchen floor!

  34. natalie nichols says:

    Wow, I would love to have this. Our entire apartment is hardwood

  35. Looks very cool!

  36. elaine bolduc says:

    i would love to win the homeright steammachine because of those busy little grandchildren and the pets

  37. i've never owned a steam cleaner but have always wanted one for the kitchen and bathroom floors!

  38. Deb Dorrington says:

    I would love to use this machine in my bathroom, the floor tiles are so old and no matter what I use they just don't look clean to me. I think this Steam machine would do the trick.

  39. I could really use a steamer! I can never get my floors clean and nice. I have a hand injury and this would make cleaning them alot easier.

  40. This is exactly what we need in our home. With a dog and 2 young kids, we are constantly scrubbing things off the floor.

  41. I would love to Steam clean My whole House My Daughter is expecting and I would love to sanitize everything before She brings baby home …Thanks for the review

  42. holly messana says:

    Steam cleaners are great and very easy to use

  43. nathania hunter says:

    I've always wanted a steam machine, it'd be a dream haha.

  44. This is just what I need as a pet owner!

  45. I love that this steamer has so many options of things that I can clean with it. and all without using chemicals.

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  46. I would love to own a steam cleaner. I have been wanting one of these forever. Thanks for the review.

  47. Sandy VanHoey says:

    I love this! I'd be steaming everything clean…haha. So many things you could really get clean and in hard to reach areas. This is awesome!

  48. johnny- amy lynn says:

    WOuld love to win this so I can use on my floors!!! They need it very badly!! We actually just bought this house in July and they are older floors so they have NEVER really been cleaned like they should have been!!!

  49. Debbie Corbin says:

    I would so love to have one of these for my kitchen and bathroom floors! thanks for the chance to win one!

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