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The 5 Best Wet Vacs (2024 Review)

Wet shop vacuums are an effective machine for cleaning spilled liquids or washing hardwood floors. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best wet vacs on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various retail stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.
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Our 5 Best Gas Pressure Washer Picks (2024)

Looking for an easy way to clean your deck and other outdoor spaces? Read our guide to learn about the best gas pressure washers.
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The 5 Best Shark Vacuums (2023 Review)

This Old House Reviews Team researched the highest-rated Shark vacuums on Amazon. We review handheld, robotic, stick, and upright vacuums to help you find the best option for your home.
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5 Best Vacuums for Carpet (2024 Guide)

Dirt, dust, hair, and other unwanted debris builds up quickly between carpet fibers. In this review, our team takes a look at five of the best vacuums for carpets to help you find the best fit for your home.
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The 5 Best Vacuums For Pet Hair (2024 Review)

If you own a cat or dog, you know how quickly pet hair or dander builds up on carpet. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best vacuums for pet hair on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you.
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Best Portable Carpet Cleaners (2024 Guide)

Clean carpets are a hallmark of all tidy and organized homes. Discover our top recommendations for the latest, best portable carpet cleaners.
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The 5 Car Vacuums (2023 Review)

Car vacuums can keep the seats and floors of your sedan or SUV clean. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best car vacuums on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at local home centers, large retailers, and online retailers like Amazon.
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Best Carpet Shampoos (2024 Guide)

In this guide, our team takes a look at today's latest, best carpet shampoos to meet a range of applications, lifestyles, and budgets.
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Best Handheld Carpet Cleaners (2024 Guide)

In the round-up and comprehensive buying guide, our team takes a look at some of today's best handheld carpet cleaners.
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5 Best Floor Cleaners (2024 Review)

Floor cleaners can remove dirt and grime from hardwood, tile, concrete, and more. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the best floor cleaners on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you.
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The 4 Best Laminate Floor Cleaners (2023 Review)

Keeping laminate floors clean and shiny can be a challenge without the right product. This review examines the best laminate floor cleaners.
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The 5 Best Carpet Stain Removers (2024 Review)

Food and drink spills are bound to happen on your carpet, so you want to make sure you have a stain remover on hand for when they do. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best carpet stain removers on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.
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The 5 Best Vacuum Mop Combos (2024 Review)

Two-in-one vacuums and mops keep your floors clean with one machine. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best vacuum mop combos on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you and your home. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.
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Best Handheld Cordless Vacuum Cleaners of 2024

Handheld vacuums make cleaning hard-to-reach places, such as underneath furniture easier. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best handheld cordless vacuum cleaners on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various department stores, home improvement stores, and online retailers like Amazon.
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Best Carpet Steamers of 2023

A carpet steamer uses hot water and suction to loosen and remove dirt from carpets and other surfaces. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best carpet steamers on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you and your home. The products included in this article are available at various retail stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.
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How to Shampoo Your Carpet

Whether you want to do it yourself or hire a professional cleaning service, giving your carpet a deep clean with shampoo helps keep it in the best possible condition.
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The 5 Best Tile Floor Cleaners (2024 Review)

While all-purpose cleaners can sometimes clean tile floors, they won’t always leave your floors with the shine that they deserve. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best tile floor cleaners on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.
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The 5 Best Steam Cleaners (2023 Review)

Steam cleaners are an effective way to clean your home using only water. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best steam cleaners on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various retail stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.
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6 Best Vacuums for Hardwood Floors of 2024 (Tested and Ranked)

Like carpets, hardwood floors need to be vacuumed regularly to stay clean. In this review, we tested six of the top vacuums for hardwood floors to help you choose the best model for your home.
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The 5 Best Mops (2023 Review)

There are a wide variety of mops on the market with numerous features to assist you with cleaning. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best mops on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at local home centers, large retailers, and online retailers like Amazon.
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The 4 Best Robot Mops (2023 Review)

Cleaning your floors is no longer an annoying chore once you invest in a robot mop to tackle this task on your behalf. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the four best robot mops on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you and your home. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.
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Best Hardwood Floor Cleaners (2024 Guide)

In this round-up and comprehensive buying guide, we take a look at some of the best hardwood floor cleaners on the market.
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The 5 Best Cordless Stick Vacuums (2023 Review)

Cordless stick vacuums can make the chore of vacuuming quicker and easier, as they prevent you from constantly stopping to unplug your vacuum as you move from room to room. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best cordless stick vacuums on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you and your home. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.
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The 5 Best Vacuum Cleaners (2023 Review)

A vacuum should leave your floor looking like new after every use. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best vacuum cleaners on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various retail stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.
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How to Clean Tile Floors

Often installed in frequently used rooms like foyers, kitchens, and bathrooms, tile floors can take a tremendous amount of your household’s daily traffic. Read on to learn the best methods and products for cleaning tile floors.
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The 5 Best Grout Cleaners (2024 Review)

Unlike many surfaces in your kitchen or bathroom, grout can be difficult to clean because it’s porous. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best grout cleaners on Amazon to help you find the one that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various retail stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.
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The 5 Best Steam Mops (2022 Review)

Steam mops remove tough grime from hard floors around your home using hot water vapor instead of harsh chemicals. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best steam mops on Amazon to help you find the one that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various retail stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.
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How to Clean Laminate Floors

Once installed, laminate must be properly cared for to keep it looking as good as day one. Read on for our tips for cleaning your laminate floors.
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How to Remove a Burn Mark from a Hardwood Floor

Ask This Old House carpenter Nathan Gilbert travels to Portland, Oregon to repair an original wood floor that was burned by a face-down hot iron.
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How to Patch a Chipped Wood Floor

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva fixes a chipped wood floor using a Dutchman and hand tools.
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How to Patch a Hardwood Floor

Tom Silva installs a patch in a hardwood floor and fills the gaps with a custom wood putty
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How to Repair a Cracked Floor Joist

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner repair a cracked floor joist
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Fast Fixes for Floor Scratches

Between footwear, pets, and furniture, wood floors can take a beating. Minimize the signs of wear and tear with these easy repairs.