Ever since seeing that the DIY Diva (who is amazing) got a steam mop for her hardwood floors, I've been thinking about them. My first inclination was that how the heck is introducing hot steam at a high pressure good for wood floors? I've always thought water as the enemy to hardwood floors. But everyone uses them!
I quickly searched the Shark website. Is this skirting around the issue?:
But still, sick of getting down on my hands and knees with a cloth after every meal to wipe up the mess of several girls, I was hopeful.
So I called the great guys at Asheville Hardwoods (I've worked with them on projects before), and they said they get 2-3 calls about this every day. He said the NWFA (National Wood Flooring Association) recently released their findings on this issue and the NWFA DOES NOT recommend the use of a steam mop on wood floors.
Bummer. I was really hoping to be incorrect with my guess. We love our floors. Oak downstairs, heart pine (which is hard to find and very expensive now), so guess I'll just add a better vacuum to our Christmas list.