Whether you have a retail outlet or you are a business owner, you must always keep it clean so that you can welcome your customers. Using commercial carpet cleaning machines is the ideal way to achieve this. With the availability of a number of such cleaning machines available in the market, choosing the best one could be a challenging task.
However, you can consider aspects like ability to remove stains, allergens and bacteria, easy to use and maintain, convenient and affordable to choose the ideal carpet cleaning machine. It is essential that the carpet cleaning machine that you choose should be easy to operate for your premises and must be able to extend the life of your carpet. Since you will not be changing the carpet too frequently, you would want a cleaning machine that cleans well and retains the beauty of the carpet.
Here we have compiled a list of the best commercial carpet cleaning machines available in the market. These machines have been reviewed for the aspects mentioned earlier. You can choose the appropriate machine for your requirement.
Scored 4.8/5.0 – From 225 Customer Reviews
Priced From $423.66
- Commercial deep cleaning 2 Motor design
- Clean forward & back
- Flow indicator, monitors water & solution levels and lets you know when it’s time to refill the tank
- Large capacity clean water tank removes for easy filling
- Powerful edge-to-edge suction
Hate to break the news to some of you people who thought buying the BG10 was a better deal than the 86T3. They are the same machine with a few slight differences. The 86 comes with a 5 year warranty, a black power chord, and an accessory kit. The BG10 comes with a one year warranty, a yellow detachable power chord , and no accessory kit ( must be purchased separately for an additional 55 dollars). Other than that the machines are identical. They both have 2 motors and all components are exactly the same. Look up the schematic for both machines if you don’t want to take my word for it. Both machines sell for 400 on Amazon, and both machines are great because they are the same machine! Just be prepared to spend an additional 55 dollars to buy accessories for BG10. So why would anyone in their right mind buy a BG10 instead of an 86T3 , unless they just want to throw away money? I have seen several reviews on this thread where people say that they bought the “Commercial ” BG10 over the “Professional” 86T3 because the BG10 has 2 motors whereas the 86 has only one motor. And that is an out and out lie. Not sure of their motivation unless they just have no idea what they are talking about. Please do your own research. Update…I’ve had this machine for a year and the flow indicator started leaking. Rather than hauling this machine to a service center and waiting a month, then hauling it back, here’s what you do. You can buy a new flow indicator on Amazon for 20 bucks, will be delivered in three days. Remove eight screws to take cover off, remove old flow indicator, one screw, unattached 2 hoses, and replace with new one. The whole process took around fifteen minutes. Please don’t take to a service center and pay an arm and leg, then wait for service. Anyone can change the flow indicator!
Scored 4.4/5.0 – From 439 Customer Reviews
Priced From $369.00
- Includes:(1) Mighty Pro X3 machine, (1) Upholstery/stair tool, (1) 40-oz. bottle of Pet Formula Carpet Cleaner, (1) 17-oz. Urine Eliminator Trigger spray
- Large-capacity tanks keep clean and dirty water separate
- Handheld tool for upholstery, stairs, car and tight spaces.
I can’t believe I haven’t reviewed this monster, yet!I’ve enjoyed the privilege of reviewing many carpet shampooers for Amazon, three in total, but this one surely takes the cake.Of course, it cleans up like all other carpet shampooers, you get to see the icky, grimy water which is the aftermath of your successful cleaning excursion, but this machine goes oh so much further!Take my entryway, for example. Living in an apartment I don’t possess the luxury of replacing my old carpet, I have to do what I have to do to get by, and shampooing is my only answer. The previous shampooers, a BISSELL ProHeat Upright Deep Cleaner, 25A3, a Hoover MaxExtract 60 PressurePro Carpet Deep Cleaner, FH50220, and even a little BISSELL Auto Care ProHeat Compact Multi-Purpose Deep Cleaner, 14254 used in desperation left the “permanent” stains in the beige carpet of our only entrance. It seemed like, short of a professional, the Rug Doctor was my last chance.Using the standard shampoo that comes with the unit, it cleaned up quite nice. It was, however, when I decided to team it up with Hoover Platinum Collection Pet Plus Carpet-and-Upholstery Detergent, 50 Ounces, AH30035 that it really shined! The stains are finally gone, barely noticeable, and it “feels” so much cleaner in the apartment.ThereHere is what I don’t like about the cleaner, which has absolutely nothing to do with function.1. Fill Up – You must remove the dirty water reservoir in able to fill up the bottom of the unit with water. There is no real preferable way of doing this. I keep a gallon water jug handy for this option (but with hot water those little jugs get HOT) and pour it into the reservoir… And the water splashes everywhere because of the plastic “beams” running across the screen. They’re impossible to miss because there are so many and they are strategically placed to support the screen as much as possible.2. Tipping Over – When the unit is empty it LOVES to tip over. I have to rest the back of my shampooer up against the wall so it won’t fall over, especially when lifting the locking mechanism.3. Flimsy Locking Mechanism – It doesn’t take much pressure to unlock the top of the shampooer. So little, in fact, that I’m afraid a moderate bump or nudge to the front of the unit would cause it to pop off. Hasn’t happened, yet, but I don’t trust it.4. Height – Yeah… There is no getting under anything, here, especially if you have low shelving built into a wall. Miraculously, my lowest shelf is just 1/4″ lower than the shampooer, so tilting the machine to get it under, then letting the machine lift the shelf gets my carpet clean where I need it.I use this machine most often in the closet I have designated to my cats’ litter box. It takes a full tank of water to get the job done, but the shampooer *does* suck up the water satisfactorily; so much so that I’m not afraid to shampoo carpets in the winter and dry them with a simple oscillating fan.This is the end of my shampooer testing; there will never be another that can rise above it… Unless it comes with a conversion van attached to it, then in that case it’ll be too expensive and it won’t be me on the other end doing the shampooing. 😉
Scored 4.8/5.0 – From 2,390 Customer Reviews
Priced From $399.00
- Cleans on the forward and backward pass, which reduces your cleaning time and dries faster than competitive Rental cleaners
- Rotating dirt lifter power brushes remove deep-down dirt
- Large capacity clean and dirty water tanks offer deep clean with fewer trips to the sink, meaning less cleaning time
- Includes stain tool for hard-to-reach areas.Chemical is packed into the tank.
- Comes with Bissell 2x Professional deep cleaning Formula
- Cleans better and dries faster* than the leading rental carpet cleaner
- Rotating DirtLifter PowerBrushes provide more dirt removing power
- Removes tough spots and stains: long reach hose and tough stain tool make cleaning stairs and other hard to reach areas easy
- Flow Indicator: monitors water and solution levels and let’s you know when it’s time to check the tanks
- Large capacity clean and dirty tanks: are removable, making filling and empty the tanks fast and easy
Considering this Big Green is supposed to be a professional grade carpet cleaner, I expected it to be better than my trusty old Hoover SteamVac Carpet Cleaner with Clean Surge, F5914-900. The question really is whether or not the Big Green cleans so much better that it’s worth the price.I tested it on an old carpet remnant we’ve had sitting out in the garage for more than ten years. It has never been vacuumed nor steam cleaned until today. On the left of the screen is my new Big Green. The center is preserved for the “before” comparison. The right is my SteamVac. As you can see, there is an obvious difference in cleaning capabilities. I actually gave my SteamVac an extra whirl because it looked so dirty, but it still looks dirty compared to the Big Green side.It’s hard to tell from the video, but the dark color you see from the SteamVac side is not wetness. The darkness is actually a more muddied appearance, as if the SteamVac had added water to dirt.I’ve owned quite a few carpet cleaners and I can say, this Big Green really is the best. Not just because it cleans carpets better. There are many other advantages:1) The power cord is extra long. I can reach all up and down my long hallway in one stretch. My SteamVac requires me to plug and unplug.2) The solution tank is extra large. It requires two capfuls of solution, but that will last a long time before needing to be refilled.3) The collection tank is likewise huge.4) The hose is long, with a wide head and good suction. It reaches almost up to the first landing of the stairway in my house.5) Quick drying time.Of course, there are a few drawbacks:1) Even with the large solution and collection tanks empty, this thing is *heavy*. It requires me to push and pull with both hands — a real workout. If you have a bad back, this may not be for you. Also, I’m not keen on carrying this upstairs.2) There is no convenient storage for the hose.SUMMARY AND OTHER THOUGHTSI like my SteamVac. Until now, it was my favorite carpet cleaner, but it’s no match for the Big Green.I love Big Green. It’s the best carpet cleaner I’ve ever had. My husband even noticed the cleaner carpets, and he’s not one who’d normally care. If you really want clean carpets, buy this one.P.S. If you’re like me and just take the things out without checking all, there is a bottle of solution and some cardboard inside the collection tank. I cleaned my entire hallway and didn’t know until I went to empty the tank. D’oh! No harm done, though.______________________UPDATE 12/19/13: It has been three years. Over the past few months, the width of the spray path had been getting more and more narrow until it was only a couple inches wide. That resulted in a clean stripe in my carpet with very dirty trails on either side. I called Bissell, and they told me to bring it to a repair shop to fix under warranty. Instead, I turned the machine over and saw the red spray nozzle crusted with scum. It took a few swipes with a screwdriver to clear that away and now it runs like new. No repair shop needed.My carpet is fourteen years-old and I get compliments all the time. It’s held up well through cats and dogs and children. I owe it to regular cleaning with Bissell. I clean at the speed you see in the video. There have been lots of comments that I move too quickly, but I still get amazing results.UPDATE 3/24/15: I still have my Big Green. It still works. I still love it. It works like the day I got it and my carpet looks terrific.
Scored 4.7/5.0 – From 3 Customer Reviews
Priced From $741.30
- 12 gallon solution tank / 11 gallon recovery tank
- 25′ vacuum and solution hose assembly included
- Dual 2-stage vacuum motors / 100 PSI 150″ WL
- 5 year warranty on parts and labor
- Large drawstring mesh bag included for hose assembly
Scored 4.1/5.0 – From 1,508 Customer Reviews
Priced From $189.90
- Pressurized Edge-to-Edge Cleaning – a wall of pressurized water that loosens and lifts stubborn stains with constant and relentless spray
- DualV Nozzle Technology – pulls up the dirty water so your floors dry fast
- Exclusive SpinScrub Technology- 360 degree cleaning gently loosens dirt and cleans all sides of carpet and upholstery fibers
- SmartTanks System – separate tanks for clean and dirty water, so you can easily fill, empty and rinse each tank individually
- Heated Cleaning – powerful motor with forced heated air to help speed dry time
I purchased this carpet cleaner at Target after reading many on-line reviews of many different carpet cleaners. I gathered from all the reviews that carpet cleaners in general seemed to break after a few years if not a few months. I got the impression, however, that Hoover carpet cleaners seemed to be less problematic in general than Bissell carpet cleaners.I therefore strongly advised that my wife purchase a Hoover carpet cleaner rather than a Bissell carpet cleaner, even though she much preferred the style/design of the Bissells (Hoover could take some pointers from Bissell in the styling area).I advised the purchase of another Hoover carpet cleaner, but it was not in the store and I liked the description of the features on this one, even though there were zero reviews on this particular model at the time we purchased it. We went ahead and purchased this MaxExtract 60 carpet cleaner.We have since used the carpet cleaner about 8 times in the 3 months since we purchased it. We have not had our carpets cleaned professionally or otherwise since we purchased our home new 8 years ago. We have 3 kids though no pets. The entire path from our entryway to our kitchen was fairly dark from heavy traffic, even though we make a habit of taking our shoes off. After just a few passes with the carpet cleaner, you could see a significant difference. After a few more passes, the heavy traffic area looked like new from a color perspective though there was some carpet fiber wear and matting that no cleaner will remove. We proceeded to clean the rest of the carpets with less drastic results but overall the carpet looked brand-new again.We have used the carpet cleaner since the original cleaning multiple times to clean-up from kid messes, including multiple #1 and #2 messes from a potty training child (he’s just like an untrained dog, though this one knows how to take his diaper off). On some of the #2 messes we had to use the hand-held attachment (this model does not have a spinning brush on the hand-held attachment; I think the 77 brush model might have the spinning brush feature) and this worked very well.We have even cleaned up sun-lotion from our trouble-maker son, which we have historically seen long-term staining from; no stains with this carpet cleaner. I’m not seeing a big need for the spinning brush attachment and the 60 brushes that are available seem to work fine; not sure how much better 77 brushes would work but it may not be worth the extra $$I concur with other reviewers that the carpets are dry in about 2 hours. The carpets are only damp after the cleaning; they are not soaked at all.The size of the clean and waste water containers seems like a good compromise between cleaning time and effort to push the cleaner. You can run through a round of water pretty quickly (3 rounds for a deep cleaning of a 10X10 room), though the separate soap dispenser seems to last 2-3 water rounds. The size seems pretty good relative to Bissell cleaners and other older Hoover cleanersCleaning the cleaner is fairly straight-forward; just pop everything off and rinse it off. In some spots you may need to use a pointed utensil to remove clumps of hair and carpet fibers. You also may need to run your finger along the two metal screen filters to remove any collected carpet fibers and hair. I did not go to the level of removing each individual brush and cleaning it; just ran it under some water and spun the brushes using the male motor attachment; this seemed to work adequately and pooled any hair and carpet fibers in one spot so I could remove it.I have not seen any issues with dripping or pooling water as I’ve read with some Bissell cleaners. There is a little dripping when removing the clean and waste water receptacles and I clean the cleaner on linoleum instead of carpet but have not seen any significant issues.The length of the manual attachment hose is sufficient to allow me to clean stairs all the way up to the first stair landing before I need to carry the entire cleaner up the stairs. This is a lot better than a vacuum we have where the vacuum needs to be carried up each individual stair.I’m a little worried about how thin the gasket is between the lower and upper parts of the waste water receptacle. Given that the water level does not reach this gasket line before the motor makes the high pitched sound indicating that the water needs to be emptied, however, it hopefully won’t be an issue.The handle on the waste receptacle is touted as a means for carrying the carpet cleaner. I only use this handle to carry the waste receptacle itself; it appears to be a piece added on top of the waste receptacle and I’d be worried it would crack if carrying the entire weight of the carpet cleaner. I use the main handle and put one hand under the bottom of the carpet cleaner to carry it upstairs.Overall we’ve been very pleased with this carpet cleaner. I’ve had good luck with a Hoover vacuum lasting over 7 years thus-far so I’m hopeful the motor on this cleaner will last as long. The attachments on this carpet cleaner seem more sturdy than the ones on our vacuum, though I could see us replacing the hand-held attachment once the brushes wear down.Update: It’s been 2 years since we purchased this carpet cleaner and I continue to see great cleaning results. Nothing has broken so far. We had a number of black spots more recently on our high-traffic section and it took all these out like a champ. My son go ahold of the cap that keeps the clean water in and ended up losing it, so I partially inflate a zip-lock bag and stick it where the cap used to go; that seems to keep the water in fairly well. One of the best purchases we’ve made; carpets look pretty new other than wear/matted down fibers in spots. We might end up trying to sell our house in 5 years and we might be able to get away without buying new carpets.
Scored 4.5/5.0 – From 266 Customer Reviews
Priced From $213.00
Machine does an excellent job. Is simple to use. We were worried it would spin and require a lot of strength to control. Not true! When it is on it almost stay still and with almost finger touch control it will glide from left to right.Scrubs very thoroughly. But please realize 13″ it absolutely NOT a large surface area. That came as a big disappointment when I open then box. But they list it as such so that is my issue, and I cant knock down their review for that. But compared to the jumbo commercial machine it is way small.Critiques and things you need to consider when you use it: You need to apply some sort of cleanser to the floor in advance of scrubbing. A mop, a sprayer, whatever. We user a Chapin 20000 1-Gallon Lawn and Garden Sprayer because we saw the commercial floor guy do that at our business, and it was awesome. Just applied a very light coat, esp along the edges. Then scrubbed. We did small sections at a time. We hand scrubbed the corners and edges with a Libman No Knees Floor Scrub brush where we knew the round machine could not reach or do as good of a job.We used Armstrong 330806 Armstrong Once ‘N Done Cleaner Concentrate which was excellent and smells very clean – kind of like what Fantastik used to smell like before they changed it with a bit of bleach added. It will loosen up the dirt on your floor. You then need to clean that junk off your floor. We follow it with 3 different mop buckets. First for the super dirty stuff it lifts off. Then the kind of yucky residue left behind. Then finished with a perfect clean water mop and a hint of cleaner just for the scent. Floors look gorgeous. I suppose you could also use a wet vacuum to soak use the filth. One other note. The machine spins so the edges where the walls meet the floor do get a fair amount of dirt accumulated there and need special attention to the cleaning / mopping at the end or they will stay gross.
Scored 4.0/5.0 – From 17 Customer Reviews
Priced From $786.98
- Produces 270˚- 290˚ Steam
- 90 psi Steam Pressure
- 50 Accessories & Attachments
- Continuous Flow, No Down Time
- 1700 Watt Heating Element
I own a cleaning company in Southern California and we have used steamers in the past but all have been small inexpensive styles. I just purchased the new MR 1000 Forza that just came out last month because we needed a commercial size machine for our crew. We have been using this machine for a few weeks now and can say that the steam pressure and heat is amazing. Im usually reluctant to buy a new piece of equipment as soon as it hits the market but the lifetime warranty and other vapamore product reviews lead me to believe this would be a good quality product. I have already called customer service with a few questions on how to use the 2 floor heads and they were very helpful. One very nice thing is It has every part you can ever need so looks like we are set for a while! Assembly was simple after watching the video. The parts are made very well, and they snap on and off easily and securely, so it’s easy to use. The actual machine is very easy to maneuver and easy to use. It is a wise investment that has allowed me to be more efficient and do a much better job cleaning…
Scored 4.4/5.0 – From 732 Customer Reviews
Priced From $215.40
- 75% More Suction compared to leading upright deep carpet cleaners
- The Rug Doctor Deep Carpet Cleaner uses Dual Cross Action Brushes – two brushes under the machine designed to deep clean every side of carpet fibers
- The new Super Boost Spray function empowers you to customize your clean to the unique needs in cleaning high-traffic and heavily soiled areas
First off, let me just say this is by far the absolute best home carpet cleaner I have ever owned. I have owned 2 Bissells and 2 Hoovers and all were disappointments for one reason or another. You can stop here and buy with confidence or read on for some details. Yes, it cost more but I have no regrets.Pros:The number 1 reason you want a carpet cleaner is to have it actually clean carpets. The rug doctor won’t disappoint. I thought my previous carpet cleaners did a good job cleaning but I did not know how good it could get. First off, I was floored by how black the water being sucked up was. Then, my 26 year old daughter came visiting the next day and was amazed at how new the carpets looked. She never commented before when using the other carpet cleaners.The Rug Doctor does not leak when turned off. I was used to having to quickly move the carpet cleaner off of the rug when I turned off, or I would have to go back over the spot to suck up the puddle being left behind. I was quite surprised and very pleased that I no longer have to worry about this. My last Hoover was especially bad about this (their newest model). I only kept it a week and returned it to by this unit.You only need one pass to clean and suck up all the water. Again, I was used to the vacuum style carpet cleaner where you would have to go back and forth multiple times to get as much water up as possible. When I first got it, I went back over the same area thinking I would have to do this to get more water up. There was almost none left for the second pass. So I walked on the carpet to see how wet it was and it was barely damp. I find I can clean a room in much less time since it needs only one pass. Plus, the room is nearly dry in just about an hour, For those who are concerned that this unit does not have a clean water switch, just plan on making a second pass later with just water in the tank. Also, it is worth noting that this unit is different in that you clean by pulling the unit towards you while pressing the button on the handle to engage the brushes and water. You then tilt the front end up and move it forward in preparation for another cleaning pass.This unit feels very durable. Three of my 4 previous units all broke within a year or less. My second to last unit (a Hoover) actually cleaned OK, but the handle broke. It was a poor design and the handle could (and did) fall down a lot. Well, it fell one too many times and broke. The Rug Doctor just feels very well built and well designed. I have not found anything about its design and sturdiness that gives me any concerns.The Rug Doctor is very easy to clean and cleans up like new. All my previous units cleaned up OK but there was just certain areas where hair and lint would build up and just looked yucky. I can completely clean it in just a couple of minutes and it looks like it just came out of the box. The designers were smart in making a big opening into the tanks. This lets you actually get a rag inside the tank and reach every interior part. The bottom underside in almost as easy. I simple lift the unit up to the sink and rinse all the gunk out. If you cannot use your sink for this, then I imagine that a garden hose outside would work just as well.There is a handle meant for caring the unit. It is well balanced when caring by the handle.Cons (sort of): This section will be short and mostly nit picking:There is a super boost spray on the back that is supposed to help clean up dirtier areas. It might help but I think it is mostly a marketing gimmick. I tried using it at first but found it easier to simply go slower over the dirtier areas. So, I guess this is not really a con but an observation.When I first unpack it, there were these tiny clear beads that fell out all over the place. I think they were added to absorb excess water, but I did not appreciate having to get out the vacuum afterwards to clean them up.
Scored 4.6/5.0 – From 24 Customer Reviews
Priced From $426.96
- Commercial grade carpet cleaner for use in your home!!
- Cleans Better, Dries Faster than the Leading Rental Carpet Cleaner
- Removable clean and dirty water tanks
- Two motors; one for suction power and one for brush roll
- Learn more at www.bissellcommercial.com
We ordered the Bissell BG10 to clean the wall to wall carpeting in my husband’s boyhood home. I wanted to rip out the carpet because I didn’t think they could be saved. I was hoping to replace/refinish the hardwood floors underneath. We made a deal. If the carpeting came out ok, we would keep the carpeting. After using the pre-treat spray & one treatment with the 10N2, even I had to admit hands down, that the carpet looked good as new.We ordered the BG10 Deep Cleaner model 10N2 from Speedy Sweep through Amazon & it came with the hose, one brush attachment & an accessory bag.We are happy with this purchase & highly recommend it.
Scored 4.7/5.0 – From 860 Customer Reviews
Priced From $21.90
- Cleans to remove soil and stains, as well as contains Scotchgard Protector to protect carpet from future stains
- 2X concentrate provides the same cleaning power using less packaging than non- concentrated formula
- Laboratory tested and safe to use in Bissell, Hoover?, Dirt Devil? and Rug Doctor? full size deep cleaning machines
- Formula contains biodegradable detergents and contains no phosphates, dyes, optical brighteners or heavy metals
This product gave me results that are nothing short of amazing. I tried Bissell 2x Deep Cleaning formula after having disappointing results with many MANY other carpet cleaning formulas; I had even resorted to a “professional” cleaning with only “fair” results. After the various attempts the carpet would typically look <50% improved, but certain mystery stains that were there forever would either remain or come back. No matter what I tried, the high traffic areas never regained the loft it used to have and never really looked clean. Even worse was after the chem -dry type cleaning the carpet actually started to attract MORE dirt, looking worse than before; I didn’t realize that the “dry” type cleaning is like shampooing your hair without rinsing and so after a few weeks I had to try something different. I used a Bissell Big Green Cleaning machine with this 2x formula and the results were incredible!* Using very hot tap water I went over lightly once with water only to loosen the soap and dirt that other cleaning had left behind. I then went over the carpet in sections with the Bissell deep cleaning formula, starting with the high traffic areas so I could do those areas over again at the end if needed.* Due to 2X concentration you’ll need to use *half as much*; be sure to dilute properly since this is concentrated. I did not need to add extra for the high traffic areas but did spot treat a single small stain with about half a teaspoon at full strength.* I chose to rinse until the water ran fairly clear (2-3 passes) which did affect saturation and drying time.Results: The carpet dried completely within about 5-6 hours. The color was noticeably brighter, the same color as in the closets where no wear and tear had ever occurred. The one stain that had been there despite many cleaning attempts was gone. The feel of the carpet was VERY soft. The scent was mild, pleasant not perfume-y ; the scent was gone by the next day and the rooms just smelled clean. I gave this a review about a week to post to see if the one stain would come back as it has in the past and so far it seems gone for good.Very pleased with the product and highly recommend!
Carpets are ideally suited for offices and retail spaces where the clatter of shoes and heels can be disturbing. However, they are susceptible to getting dirty and therefore, need frequent cleaning. Commercial carpet cleaning machines are ideal for this and can be used frequently to keep the carpets clean. The machine that you choose must be portable or easy to move about.
We hope that you liked our review of the best commercial carpet cleaning machines and were able to select a good one for your commercial space. We would love to know which of these machines you selected and why. What has been your experience of using the machine and was it worth the effort? Send in your responses using the comments section below.