Questions and Answers

Below is a list of the questions we get asked most frequently…

Can you use a steam mop on carpet?

You should always check the instructions before using a new product but, as a general rule, most steam mops can be used to ‘refresh’ carpets. Few manufacturers claim their products will actually clean carpets, only that they will plump up the carpet pile and remove odours (and maybe minor stains). Many buyers though have reported great results so it’s worth checking for user feedback.

Most basic steam mops won’t come with a glider attachment specifically for carpets but many of the multi-function products do.

How do you use a Vax steam mop?

You can find a full set of video tutorials for the Vax Steam Fresh Combi range here.

What can you clean with a steam cleaner?

Steam mops can be used to clean a wide variety of surfaces including
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  • Most hard sealed floors – ceramic tiles, stone, marble, lino, laminate & wood (the key is that the floors must be ‘sealed’ or the steam could damage the surface over time).
  • Windows, shower screens & mirrors
  • Hobs, ovens & barbecues
[/ac-list] They can also be used to ‘refresh’ various soft materials including
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  • Carpets & rugs
  • Sofas & armchairs
  • Curtains & throws
[/ac-list] They can even be used to de-crease and deodorize clothes – great if you’re in a hurry.

Which is the best steam mop?

You can find our best buys here.

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