In this article, we’ll look at the similarities and differences between the Bissell Crosswave, model 1785A, and the Hoover FloorMate, model FH40160PC. How are the Bissell CrossWave All-in-One Multi-Surface Cleaner and Hoover FloorMate Deluxe Hard Floor Cleaner similar? And in a comparison of the Bissell Crosswave vs Hoover FloorMate for hardwood floors, where does one excel and the other fall behind?
Both of these floor cleaners should only be used on sealed wood floors, though, unless you take care to keep the Hoover Floormate only in dry mode when on your wood floors.
Both hard floor cleaners use brand specific soaps in the carpet cleaners for cleaning different surfaces. Hoover offers a general hard floor cleaner that works on tile and wood but sells a different formulations like a tile and grout cleaner and hardwood floor cleaner that is supposed to leave the floors as shiny as if they were waxed. Bissell has a hard wood floor cleaner that will shine the wood and leave a lemon scent behind.
Both floor cleaners weigh around fourteen pounds, so weight is not a deciding factor between them.
On average, according to Consumer Reports, Bissell vacuum cleaners are more reliable than Hoover with a 9% annual repair rate. Hoover vacuums, on average, have an 11% repair rate. However, there isn’t data for specific models, so we can’t say in a comparison of the Bissell Crosswave vs Hoover FloorMate which one in particular is more reliable.
If your hard floors are predominantly tile with grout lines or patterned linoleum, the Crosswave is the better choice. If you otherwise have to move furniture out of the way to clean your hard floors, you’ll want the Crosswave. If price is the main factor, the Hoover Floormate is the multi-floor cleaner you want. And if you’re cleaning up heavier debris off concrete and wood floors, the Hoover Floormate will clean up the mess faster for you.