Mint automatic hardwood floor cleaner

Mint is the robotic floor cleaner designed to tackle hardwood floors as well as laminates and tiles. Guided much like a GPS by a patented NorthStart cube, the automatic floor cleaner performs an excellent job of dusting and mopping in efficient and methodical fashion. It doesn’t miss a spot and doesn’t repeat the route. You can use any disposable or washable cleaning cloth brands, dry or moistened. The Mint automatic hardwood floor cleaner tracks where it cleans. Once finished, this robotic floor cleaner returns to its starting position and conserves battery power.

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Neato XV-11 All Floor Robotic Vacuum System

We think we’ve found the ultimate kitchen and household robot vacuum. The powerful XV-11 saves you time by automatically vacuuming your entire floor–even deep into corners and under furniture, and it features a Laser-based Room Positioning System that sees everything in the room. Why is this important? Well the Neato avoids bumping into walls and furniture, and learns about all the doorways in your home instead of relying on sensors you place like the Roomba. It also works on all types of surfaces like carpets, rugs, hardwood, laminates, tile, and stone.

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Kitchen Countertops

The cabinets may be the face of the kitchen but the countertops are where all the action happens. A countertop will have to cope with hot pots and pans, knives, dirt and therefore needs to be durable.

So it is usually best to make your choice based on the performance of the material and ease of maintenance, as well as the sink mounting option.

Notes on edge styles and backsplash options are given at the end of this page (click here).

The countertop choices are listed below very roughly by price (least … (read more)