Cleaning Floors with Carpet Shampooer

I have a Hoover SteamVac Deluxe that I use to scrub my floors. The problem that I have is what to use as "shampoo." I have been using regular carpet shampoo, but that leaves a sort of film on the floors.
Do any of you use your carpet shampooer to clean the floors? What do you use for shampoo?
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Sue, are you talking about carpet, linolium, tile, hard wood?
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I have a Hoover SteamVac Deluxe that I use to scrub my floors. The problem that I have is what to use as "shampoo." I have been using regular carpet shampoo, but that leaves a sort of film on the floors.
Do any of you use your carpet shampooer to clean the floors? What do you use for shampoo? Sue
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-> Sue, are you talking about carpet, linolium, tile, hard wood?
Vinyl tile and hardwood, but both are in poor condition and will eventually be replaced/covered. So I'm not worried about damaging the floors.
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Hoover makes a floor scrubber that's a light weight version of the carpet shampooer. Home Depot, Walmart and other stores sell the cleaner as well as the non-foaming tile floor and wood floor cleaners that a small sample of each comes with the floor scrubber.
The tile floor cleaner is made by Lysol and the wood floor cleaner is made by Old English. I have the floor scrubber and the cleaning liquids and they both work very well.
*However*, I also have a Hoover carpet cleaner that I no longer use because we have all hardwood and linoleum floors in this house. Had I even had one firing synapse, I would of done the same thing as you and used the carpet cleaner instead of going out and buying a smaller version of the same thing.
*sigh*...
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Use what the owner's manual recommends. I found that hand washing the floor with household ammonia and some liquid soap (Spic and Span, Lysol, or Mr Clean) cleans best. The machines just can not get into corners and crevices very well. The ammonia does an excellent job, but it will dull the floor. In between hand scrubbings, I use a Swiffer (fast, easy, quiet, stores in a small space conveniently in the pantry). I too have a Hoover SteamVac, but I use it on the carpeting, both home and auto.
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Do you really NEED the soap??
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