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Last updated: 24 February 2022


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When you want to disinfect your floors or give them a good clean, you look for a floor cleaner that can get the job done with minimal effort. But we've lab tested and reviewed floor cleaners – and we don't recommend any of them. Some floor cleaners in our test even performed worse than water! Read more in our article of the best and worst cleaning products.

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Our test covers general floor cleaning/disinfecting products (not carpet cleaners or products specified for wooden floors). Our expert testers put each product through its paces to help find the floor cleaners that:

  • perform best when following the manufacturer's instructions
  • are the best value for money.

We also tell you if they claim to be biodegradable, antibacterial and grey water and/or septic safe, although we didn't test these claims. (If you're worried about the chemical composition of these products, the top performers in our test of steam mops might interest you.) 

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