Rug Doctor, a well trusted brand name in floor cleaning industry for over 40+ years, which is famous by Rug Doctor portable carpet cleaner and Rug Doctor Mighty Pro X3 commercial carpet washer. In 2018, the brand introduces a new concept called “Rug Doctor Flexclean”. The Rug Doctor Flexclean is an “all-in-one” floor cleaner, capable of cleaning from sealed floor, laminate, bare floor, hardwood floor to carpet and rugs…all in a single machine. Let’s discuss this new design to see whether it can be a new trend of home cleaning machine in 2018 onward.
Main benefits of Rug Doctor Flexclean
It is an all-in-one floor cleaner that can work as a vacuum cleaner, a carpet cleaner, a mop. The unit is designed with 2 water tanks which is very similar to an upright carpet cleaner with a switch so you can choose to either vacuum the floor or to clean the floor with detergent.
Replacing a lot of home cleaning machine
It can clean a variety of surfaces include: tile, stone, laminate, other sealed floor types, ceramic, hardwood, carpets, rugs, upholstery.
It is easy to use
The machine can switch from carpet to hardfloor by 2 steps only. You just need to change the nozzle and turn on the knob. That is it.
It is efficient when picking spillage, water on floors, food messes and pet stains.
It comes from Rug Doctor, a well known brand for over 4 decades
Downside of Rug Doctor Flexclean
As this model is a new released unit, there are not many reviews from purchasers at this review time (April. 2018). However, the design of Rug Doctor Flexclean shows some drawbacks regarding the best functions of a single cleaning machine, for example
It is heavier than an upright vacuum cleaner. Most of the upright vacuum units have an approximate weight of 15 lbs., while this model is about 21 lbs.
It does not have core benefits of an upright vac such as HEPA filtration, LEDs light, swivel steering control, adjustable suction power…
It is lighter than Rug Doctor Mighty Pro x3 carpet cleaner, but it is not the lightest upright carpet cleaners. Besides, it has a high profile brush head, meaning you can’t clean under furniture like Bissell Proheat 1986 for instance
It can mop the floor but it is definitely not a steam mop because it does not have steaming feature.
Rug Doctor Flexclean poses more benefits for users who are looking for an all-in-one floor cleaner from a great brand. The model is especially helpful for woman, seniors who have to cook often and home with mishap spillages. It is not the right choice if you are insisted on a vacuum cleaner or a carpet cleaner with full features.