Do you have questions about using the BISSELL Symphony Vacuum and Steam Mop on your hardwood floors? Anda Allison, from BISSELL, is here to answer your questions.
“Is it okay to use steam on wood floors?”
Yes, Bissell Steam Mops, including the Symphony Vacuum and Steam Mop, are designed to clean hard flooring such as ceramic tile, vinyl, laminate, marble, stone, and hardwood floors. Steam is not recommended for use on unsealed wood flooring. Before cleaning, we always suggest that you test in an inconspicuous area and mind the instructions from your flooring manufacturer. “I’ve always heard that water isn’t good for my hardwood floors”.
The nice thing about Symphony is that you control the amount of steam or moisture that is put down on your floors. First, you have ability to select low or high steam outputs. We recommend the low steam for use on sealed hardwood floors. Second, as you’re cleaning, steam isn’t released until you activate the trigger which will release for continuous or on demand steam. “How do I know if my wood floors are sealed?” A quick test can be done to determine if your floors are sealed or not. Place a drop of water on the floor in an inconspicuous place. If the drop beads up and sits on the surface of the wood, the wood is likely to be sealed. If it is absorbed into the floor and leaves a spot, the floors are not sealed or the sealant has worn out.
The best way to know if your flooring is sealed is to contact your flooring manufacturer directly. “How wet will my floors get when I clean with the Symphony or Steam Mop?” What we hear from consumers who have switched from using mop and bucket to Symphony is that their floors do not get as wet.
Take a look at this floor – we just cleaned it and it’s virtually dry.