After using my daughter's steamer, I purchased the Haan for my own home and am pleased with how easily it cleaned my hardwood floors. I am especially glad it uses no chemicals to clean the floor, since chemicals from floor cleaners end up on pets' feet (and baby's hands) and then are ingested! The steamer did not damage my engineered hardwood, and left a residue-free, streak-free clean shine. I'm glad I ordered an extra steamer rubber mat and an extra package of pads. In a large room, it's helpful to move sections of furniture away, steam clean the floor, then turn off the steamer and move the furniture back. When I start a new section, I change the pad so I start with a clean dry pad each time for great results. Since I no longer need to purchase chemical hardwood floor cleaner, the Haan should pay for itself in two years!