A hard floor steamer can save you so much work, and I might add, back pain. You no longer need to pull out the bucket filled with water, slopping it all over the floor, filled with stinky detergents. No longer do you need to deal with the yucky mop that you don't dare touch with your bare hands after the first use. No, times have changed, and so has your daily chores.

We now have the advantage of the hard floor steam mop, that can clean as well as disinfect your floors quickly and easily. No more waiting for a half hour for the floor to dry either, barring everyone out until then. My life is so much easier with this invention, that I must say has been around a while, but it has taken me this long to catch the smart wagon, and stop doing it the hard way.

There are some really great choices for a hard floor steamer, and some of the most recommended to me were the HAAN Steamer, The Monster, Eureka ENVIRO Steamer, and the Bissell Steam Mop. All of these steam mops use tap or distilled water, depending on what type of water you have. If you have hard water, I recommend distilled, or get a water softener system.

HAAN Steam Mop

  • Features 15 steam jets covering a large area in a short amount of time
  • Super absorbent, multi-layer Ultra-Microfiber pad, which are made to reduce friction on your hard wood, and dry your floor quickly
  • Light indicator for tank refill
  • 20 minutes of steam before refill
  • Hook and loop system, touch-less attachment
  • Heats to 212 degrees F
Monster Floor EZ1 Steam Mop
  • 4 steam levels, with a burst of steam in the front
  • Start steam when handle is let down
  • Easy to attach floor pad, just set it down and it attaches with Velcro
  • 2 direction steam that comes out the bottom and the front
  • Steam heats up to 266 degrees F
  • Long cord
  • Is difficult to clean under cabinets
Bissell Steam Mop Hard Floor Steamer
  • 360 degree swivel mop head, great for hard to reach places
  • Internal water filter
  • Steams for about 15 minutes
  • Have to hold a trigger to dispense steam, not continuous
  • Very quiet to use
As you can see here, there are many choices for a hard floor steamer, and this is only a fraction. Each one has their own special features, but I have found my favorite to be the Eureka ENVIRO Steamer.