By coincidence, I had been thinking about buying a steam mop since moving to our new house as it has mostly hard floors (wooden, laminate and tiles) and after trying out different methods of keeping them clean, and asking other people for recommendations, I thought a steam mop might be the answer.
So, nice timing Morphy Richards!
When it arrived I was surprised at how small and lightweight it was. It has a small water tank which takes just 270ml of water (no detergents required, so it's environmentally friendly) and I did wonder if it would be any good.
It couldn't have been easier to set up. Just pour the water into the tank, press the on button and wait about 45 seconds for it to start producing the steam and away you go. The handle is adjustable and the floor cloths are held in place by velcro fastenings. I'm glad it was that easy because someone lost the instruction leaflet *cough* As it turned out, even this idiot could figure out how to use it.
The steam mop tackled the wooden, tiled and laminate floors without a problem, gliding easily and because the steam mop is so light (2.1kg) it's very easy to manoeuvre around the floor.
The floor cloths can be changed from a hard floor cloth to a carpet cloth with a detachable 'glider' which keeps the cloth in place and helps the mop to move smoothly across the carpet. I wanted to try it out on the dining room rug which gets a lot of traffic and is close to the dog's bowls, so it gets quite grubby.
I'm not sure if the photo does it justice, but after 10 minutes of using the steam mop there was quite a difference - some of the stains had been lifted, the pile looked better and it looked cleaner.
My only quibble is that the lead could have been a bit longer, in order to move around the floors I had to plug it into an extension lead.
I don't think the Multi Floors Mop can replace a more robust carpet cleaner but for a weekly freshening up of rugs and carpets it's pretty good, and easier to get out of the cupboard and get steaming than a more complicated carpet cleaner (which I also have and hardly ever use). Where I think it scores more highly is on the hard floor steaming, it worked very well and all three different flooring surfaces and left the floors clean and dry.
The Multi Floors Steam Mop retails at £49.99.
Disclosure: I was sent the steam mop for review purposes, but the words and opinion are my own.