Hoover Floormate Deluxe VS Spinscrub – Pet vacuum lab

Hoover, one of the well-known brands in the realm of household appliances have come up with innovative and intriguing products for consumers in the past.

And two of their home cleaning products have come under our radar.

This review on the hoover floormate deluxe vs spinscrub targets the needs of the average consumer. Now before we begin, there are things which we need to get out of the way first.

What Is This Review Based On?

The review is based on the usability of each of the floor cleaners. Throughout the course of this review, we will not just bring you the best features, but we will also be criticizing their worth for the average user. So, you can expect nothing less than a clear, concise and unbiased review.

Also, both of these products have a lot of similarities. For this reason, we will not only be bringing out the similarities, but we will also be making remarks on their viability, both individually and based on the entire package itself.

So, let’s get started with the review.

But before we jump into the in-depth specs and their differences, here is a comparison table for good measure. The differences in this table will probably help you along the way as you go through the process of decision making.

Hoover Floormate Deluxe VS Spinscrub - Comparison

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Weight (lbs)

Tank Capacity


Hoover FH40160PC FloorMate Deluxe

Hoover FH40160PC FloorMate Deluxe




Hoover Floormate Spinscrub

Hoover Floormate Spinscrub (FH40010B)




Appearance and design

At first glance, both the hoover floormate deluxe (FH40160PC) and the spinscrub feature different looks. Now, whether it's based on marketing strategies or not, the design shouldn’t be much of an issue.

The floormate spinscrub (FH40010B) features an overall aggressive footprint compared to the floormate deluxe. Because of the aggressive design, the spinscrub is a bit heavier compared to the floormate deluxe. But the 2.2-lbs difference shouldn’t be any noticeable issue.

One of the main issues with both of these floor cleaners is the overall build quality. The hard-plastic parts, for the price, do seem to be a fair deal. But when it comes to the longevity, there’s certainly room for improvement.

One small yet noticeable advantage with the spinscrub is the fact that it comes with a foldable handle, whereas the deluxe model we are talking about here doesn’t feature a foldable handle. This gives the spinscrub the advantage of being a lot more portable and space-friendly than the floormate deluxe from Hoover.


Tank capacity and brush type

Both the hoover floormate deluxe and the floormate spinscrub have the same dual-tank technology, which makes a lot of sense considering the present market competition.

But the FH40010B, which is the spinscrub, comes 32-oz. Short when it comes to the overall capacity; the deluxe features a larger capacity, which is something you should not avoid when making the purchase decision.

Furthermore, when you look at the design, the positioning of the tanks makes the FH40160PC or the deluxe look much slimmer than the spinscrub. So, if you’re into that sort of stuff, then that’s something you should keep in mind.

When it comes to the brush type, the spinscrub loses to the deluxe once again featuring only the multi-floor brush whereas the deluxe features both the wood floor and multi-floor brushes, which gives it a fair bit of advantage over the FH40010B.

Cord length and nozzle width

Both of these features have more than enough impact on the overall performance of the cleaners, which we will see shortly.

Now the FH40160PC come with a smaller cord length, which makes the spinscrub a clear winner in this category. The cord length difference is 7-feet, which is a substantial amount whenever you’re dealing with large floors.

Again, the FH40010B takes the cake in the nozzle width section, beating out the floormate deluxe by around 1.5-inches, which may sound a bit nitpicky. But in real-world scenarios, differences like these make a good argument when it comes to the overall value.

Power and Clean Boost

Floor cleaners these days have become a lot more efficient than they used to be, which is why the landing on a decision becomes really hard.

Coming back to the current review, the floormate deluxe hardwood floor cleaner features a more efficient motor than the floormate spinscrub. As always, the difference margin is very small, around 2.5-amps.

But there’s a catch.

Both the FH40160PC and FH40010B have the same basis in technology, which is also true for their proprietary brush technology. But the suction capabilities do get better with more power. So, if you are dealing with a larger floor space, then going with a high-powered motor will probably be the correct choice. More on that later.

One of the key disadvantages with the spinscrub is the absence of the clean boost technology, which gives the floormate deluxe the ability to apply extra detergent to eliminate tough stains. Although the spinscrub has a fair number of good features, missing this one feature may be a deal breaker for many consumers.

hoover floormate deluxe

Our Decision

The deluxe hardwood floor cleaner is a slow performer. Also, users may encounter uneven cleaning, which is really minor and not even visible in most cases.

Again, positioning the water reservoirs on the spinscrub is a hassle, especially if you’re not careful about it. Also, occasional leaks are something that you should be aware of.

Finally, if we were to pick out a winner in this hoover floormate deluxe vs spinscrub review, then we can say only one thing.

There is no clear winner....:)

Final Thoughts

Before letting you know our final thoughts, we would like to talk about some inconveniences you may face with these floor cleaners.

Both of the floor cleaners have some design sacrifices. But both the FH40160PC and FH40010B make up for their losses thanks to their clever design execution.

But, for overall use, the deluxe floormate shouldn’t be the wrong choice considering all the features. But, if you’re dealing with larger than normal floor space and need extra headroom, then the spinscrub is the way to go.

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