Hoover FloorMate Series FH40010B

Upright Hard Floor Cleaner with SpinScrub Brushes, Dual Tank Technology, Quick Drying Power, 13" Wide Cleaning Path, Belt-less Design and Fingertip Trigger Control


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The Hoover story begins in 1907. Murray Spangler, an inventor who worked nights as a janitor, had an asthma problem. He called upon his inventor's creativity to find a solution to the dust that aggravated his asthma as he swept up at night. Spangler gathered a tin soap box, a fan, a sateen pillow case and a broom handle, and assembled an odd-looking, cumbersome contraption that managed to pull the dust away from the air he breathed. He quickly realized that this "suction sweeper," as he called it, had enormous sales potential, and he began seeking financial backing. W.H. "Boss" Hoover, owner of a leather goods manufacturing shop, bought the patent from Spangler in 1908, retained him as a partner, and soon had six employees assembling six units a day in a corner of the leather goods shop. Now that's a humble beginning.

Give your hard floors the spa treatment usually reserved for carpets! No more bucket, broom, or hands-and-knees scrubbing with this 3-in-1 cleaner that vacuums, washes, and dries hard floors so quickly you might not know what to do with all that extra time.
Dimensions & Weights
Product Width: 13"
Product Depth: 12"
Product Height: 45"
Packaging Width: 17 7/100"
Packaging Depth: 12 57/100"
Packaging Height: 34 57/100"
Product Weight: 15 lbs.
Packaging Weight: 23 lbs.
Solution Included: Yes
Available in US: Yes
Bagless: Yes
Handle: Fold
Replaceable Filter: Yes
Color: Blue
  • New Multi-Purpose SpinScrub Technology - exclusive Hoover patented counter-rotating brushes gently wash and scrub hard floors from all angles
  • SpinScrub brushes - designed to deliver the best clean while gently scrubbing sealed wood and vinyl, grout and tile
  • Dual Tank Technology - keeps clean and dirty water separate so you never put dirty water back on the floor
  • Quick Drying Power - squeegee dries floors quickly so you can get right back to living on them
  • 13" Wide Cleaning Path - wide cleaning path covers more surface area and shortens cleaning time
  • Removable nozzles and brushes - for easy cleaning and maintenance
  • Beltless design - no belts to replace
  • Deluxe Handle with Fingertip Trigger Control - comfortable, ergonomic grip with trigger right at your fingertips lets you easily distribute detergent when and where it's needed
  • Simple Mode Selection - turn the dial for stage 1 vacuuming, stage 2 washing, and stage 3 drying
  • 27 ft. Power Cord with Quick Release - vacuum a large room without re-plugging, release entire cord with a quick flip of a lever
  • Folding Handle - makes storage a snap, perfect for small spaces
  • Rubber Wheels - glide gently over surfaces and won't scratch hard flooring
  • Limited One-Year Warranty
  • Includes:
  • 16 oz. Hard Floor Detergent
  • 30 ct. Hard Surface Wipes
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Product Reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 158 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love It! We just bought our second one after having the other one for 9 years. We wore our first one out because we clean so much. Very easy to use and does a great job. NO dirty mop water in a bucket! Only complaint: it is hard to find filters and cleaning solution in stores. 10/30/11
Rated 2 out of 5 by Great concept, didn't last long enough I purchased this Floormate hoping that it would be what I needed. It was perfect for about a month. Then it broke. I don't know if it has a belt or what but something started to smell like it was burning and it quit working. I really loved it, but for the price I paid for it, one month of daily use does not qualify it as a deal. I have tile floors throughout my home and I guess it just couldn't handle the daily usage. Such a shame because now I have wasted 170.00 and have nothing to show for it now. I bought a second one thinking the first one was a lemon, but same thing happened to the second one too. However,it did last two months before it bit the dust. If you plan on using it daily throughout your home, better plan on buying another. I now have 2 of the same floor cleaners sitting broken in my garage. I think I wasted enough money on this type of machine. The motor just isn't built to last. (Now the $99.00 Floormate is still running like a champ. Go figure. That model is a workhorse and I am buying another one today just to make sure I have a spare in case it poops out, but I don't see that happening anytime soon. It really takes a beating and keeps cleaning my floors!) 10/24/11
Rated 5 out of 5 workhorse!! I just took out of box and quickly set up added cleaner and quart of water set to wash and works like a charm. I have lots of ceramic tile, this unit does the trick, hoover did a great job with this one. I cleaned the 2000 SF in a bout 2 hrs for the first time with moving stuff out of the way and sweeping before. the floor could not look and feel cleaner. I like to walk bare foot and hate the sticky residue mopping left behind.. this one really cleaned and the floors look great. it is a true residential ceramic tile floor genie.. get one. the only downside is you need to change/add new water and cleaner every so often since it only handles a quart at a time but for the size and ease of use I can understand and manage with that. 10/20/11
Rated 1 out of 5 Hoover Floormate Model FH40010B Machine is easy to use but does not clean between tiles on flooring that has pits in its design. The brushes that scrub need to have more contact with the floor. Solution tank need to be better designed or have a better seal on it. Mine leaks badly and I am having to replace it. Replacement tank is too expensive for what it is. I really wish I had purchased a different floor scrubber. 10/9/11
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  • Type : Upright
  • Color : Blue


  • Usage : Residential
  • Pets : No
  • Allergens : No
  • Wet & Dry Surfaces : Yes
  • Stairs/Multi-Floor : Yes
  • Steam Cleaner : Yes
  • Dust Bag : No
  • Allergy/HEPA Filter : No
  • Swivel Handle : No
  • Swivel Casters : No
  • Corded : Yes
  • Cord Type : Standard
  • Cord Length : 30
  • Flooring : Smooth Flooring
  • Smooth Floor : Yes
  • Carpet : No
  • Low Carpet : No
  • Medium Carpet : No
  • High Carpet : No
  • High/Plush Carpet : No

Technical Details

  • Energy Efficient : No
  • Carrying Weight : 15 Lbs.
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