The increasing attraction of area carpeting over hardwood flooring makes the Shark Sonic Duo Carpet, Wood and Hard Floor Cleaner a very necessary household appliance.
The Shark Sonic Duo+ cleans carpets, area carpets, wood and hard surface floors with 1,000 scrubs per minute without the mess of steam cleaning. One floor cleaner that can clean all types of surfaces.
Protecting Hardwood Floors While Cleaning
After rehabbing a co-op apartment three years ago by installing brand new Bruce Hardwood flooring throughout the living room, dining room and hallway, I have been very careful about cleaning with the right products. Bruce Hardwood cleaner has left my new hardwood with just the perfect amount of shine every time I clean.
What I was not sure of was how to clean the very thin area carpeting we purchased at the same time. Along with the area carpeting, we still have traditional wall to wall carpeting in two bedrooms.
One Cleaner That Cleans:
- Wall to wall carpeting
- Area carpeting
- Hardwood floors
- Tile floors
Carpet Care With Pets
Up until Ken Cat came to visit (and never left) there hasn’t been much traffic except for when the grandchildren come to visit so regular vacuuming along with a damp moping with the Bruce floor cleaner on the hardwood has been sufficient.
Ken Cat changed all that. Spot cleaning is no longer sufficient and it appears this guest cat may be here for quite some time to come so I had to make a decision: rent a big steam carpet cleaner from the local grocery store or make a purchase of my own carpet cleaner.
Shampoo and Floor Cleaner In One
I have gleaming hardwood floors, very low pile area carpeting, wall to wall carpeting and ceramic tile flooring. All of these different flooring types usually require a cleaning system specific to the type of floor.
I wanted one appliance that would clean them all, store easily and not require Herculean effort to use. That is exactly what I got with the Shark Sonic Duo+ Carpet, Wood and Hard Floor Cleaner.
Cleans And Scrubs
The Sonic Duo is an upright cleaner which works by scrubbing your flooring with special pads designed for each floor type. The pads adhere to the bottom of the cleaner with Velcro and a cleaning solution is sprayed onto the surface ahead of the pads.
Think of 1,000 scrubs per minute gently but firmly working their way over your floor with very little effort. That’s what the Sonic Duo is doing. There’s no saturating the carpet and then trying to suck out all the dirty water. The cleaning solution is a mist that is worked into flooring or carpeting by the scrubbing pads, cleaning without saturating. After the floor or carpeting is dry, just vacuum and you’re done!
The Sonic Duo comes with different floor cleaning pads, spot cleaner, liquid cleaner solution and an extended wand for tight spots. The cleaning solutions included were enough for me to clean an average size bedroom with wall to wall carpeting, a hallway with area carpeting and my living room area carpet.
I was so excited with how easy it was to use and how great my carpet looked that I went right back to Bed Bath and Beyond and bought another bottle of carpet cleaning solution to finish my dining room and second bedroom!
Suggestions for Success
- Use the right pad for the surface to be cleaned
- Vacuum floors and carpets before shampooing
- Spot clean stains before shampooing
- Don’t over saturate carpets
- Always store Sonic Duo in supplied tray to keep Velcro clean
- Launder pads after use in a mesh bag
- Test, test, test on a hidden area of each surface before cleaning