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What floors can floor steamers be used on?

I have trouble getting down on my knees to wash floors and using a squeegy mop bothers my back. So we bought a floor steamer. Our kitchen has presently got lenoleum floors and the steamer has been great. We are going to put ceramic tiles down soon. I have been told that a steamer can cause the grout between the tiles to crumble. Has anyone had this problem using a steamer on ceramic floors?


Asked by candbtea at 1:17 AM on Oct. 10, 2012 in Home & Garden

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  • The steamer is great for ceramic tile. I use it all the time. I've been using it for 2-3 years now.

    Answer by mompam at 9:16 AM on Oct. 10, 2012

  • I have porcelain tiles and I love my steamer.

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 10:22 AM on Oct. 10, 2012

  • I think the warning are to protect the seller and relieve them of any resposibility if the grout crumbles.

    Comment by candbtea (original poster) at 12:54 PM on Oct. 10, 2012

  • My sister has one and she said it can only be used on floors that have been sealed.

    Answer by booklover545 at 7:02 PM on Oct. 10, 2012

  • Yes I think all floors that have been sealed too.

    Answer by Sarah961 at 2:10 AM on Oct. 11, 2012