Review of the Shark Sonic Duo

I moved into the old country house that my family currently live in about 3 years ago. To say that this house was a filthy mess back then is an understatement. I cannot begin to thank the family and friends who put in countless hours of hard work to remove the grunge and get this house into tip top shape. However, the floors have continued to be a bit of a problem area for me. The old hardwood floors are original to the house, and I never felt like the tile and linoleum surfaces were quite clean enough. I am so happy to say that this all changed when I received the Shark Sonic Duo to review.

Shark Sonic Duo Review

Shark Sonic Duo Review

I was a little concerned over the over-sized box that was delivered to my front porch – after all the last thing I needed was another over-sized appliance. I was pleased to learn that the my Shark Sonic Duo was actually just well packaged and small enough to fit into my closet, without taking up much space. Making this cleaner even more appealing is the fact that it can clean both carpet and hard floor surfaces. The packaging claims that it is good for wood, tile, linoleum, laminate, and stone, but my review only covers area rugs, wood, linoleum and tile floors.

Shark Sonic Duo Review

Setting it up was extremely simple to do. Included in the package was the Shark Sonic Duo, a drying tray, 2 hard floor cleaning pads, carpet/rug cleaning pad, wood and hard floor cleaner, low moisture -no rinse- carpet shampoo, activating pretreater carpet stain and odor remover, and 2 color-coded reusable bottles.

What I Like Most About the Shark Sonic Duo

  • It’s lightweight, easy to maneuver, and glides over floors with ease thanks to the 180-degree swivel steering.
  • The solutions are non-toxic, biodegradable formulas that are safe for children and pets.
  • Pads are washable, so there are no costly disposable pads necessary.
  • Floors get a deep cleaning because of the high-speed scrubbing action at 1,000 times per minute. This amazing scrubbing action does wonders to remove stuck-on dirt and grime.
  • Cleaning solution leaves no sticky residue.
  • I also like that there are 2 separate reusable bottles – one for the hard surface cleaner and one for the carpet shampoo.
  • There are 2 speeds for the machine, a low and a high depending on your needs.

Shark Sonic Duo Review

As you can see from my video below, we have pets in the house which means the area rugs require frequent cleaning. Using the cleaner on area rugs is very simple. First I like to pre-treat any pet stains with the pre-treating spray. I let that sit for about five minutes. The Shark Sonic Duo glides across my area rugs without pushing them across the floor or sucking them up. The rugs stay in place allowing the Shark to scrub, scrub, scrub away. Pet stains have disappeared every single time and my rugs are left slightly damp with no sticky residue. It also didn’t require any kind of rinse – it was all done in one simple step.

I am most pleased with what the cleaner has done for my hard surfaces, namely the old hardwood and kitchen floors. I have mopped countless times since moving into this house 3 years ago, and am shocked by how much grime has been removed in just the short time I have been using this cleaner. I get the heebie jeebies just thinking about how grungy my floors were before using the Shark Sonic Duo. The cleaner glides effortlessly across my hard floor surfaces and the results are impressive every single time I clean.

My Shark Sonic Duo Video Review

Am I thrilled with the Shark Sonic Duo and do recommend it, especially if you clean your floors frequently like I do. The Shark Sonic Duo has a suggested retail price of $249.00 (right now it’s being offered on the company web site for $199.80). The fact that it will clean all surfaces is a huge bonus. Keeping the long term cost down, the cleaning solution is very concentrated and just a small amount is mixed with tap water to clean your floors. Also, the pads are washable and re-usable. According the instructions, the pads should be replaced after 20 washes. Compared to some other floor cleaners that require disposable pads, this can be a big savings over time.

You can learn more about the Shark Sonic Duo by visiting their web site.

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  1. Shauna says

    Oh my goodness, I love that it works on all surfaces… we have hard wood and tile and it is not fun switching mops… Thank you

  2. says

    This sounds like what we need badly. We’ve got a mix of carpet and tiled floors. We’re moving in a few months and our next home will likely have hardwood floors since we’re looking for a home with as many updates as possible.

    Great job with the video review and loved seeing your pups make a cameo!

  3. Jo-Ann Brightman says

    This sounds like a very good product. I like that it is 2 cleaners in one and the pads are reusable. we have all different kinds of surfaces so we could use this Shark sonic cleaner.

  4. Tammy S says

    I love your video. I have looked at these before and was just unsure about the. I want one! After seeing how well it did and how easy it is to use I am putting it on my Christmas list.

  5. says

    I like that it’s a concentrated solution both for economical and “green” reasons. Also, being able to do more than one surface is sweet!

  6. says

    This looks like something I really need for my floors. I have black tile and I literally need to mop it a few times a day for it to look clean. I would love to see what the Shark could do for my floors.

  7. says

    I need one of these! I have a terrible time keeping my floors clean! I have no carpet so the cleaning cloth would be amazing.

  8. says

    I love how compact and lightweight it is, that is so nice in a household appliance. I also like that the cleaners are non-toxic. That is a must have when you have small children in the home.

  9. says

    I’ve been contemplating getting one of these and considering this is a light-weight model and easy to use, I will have to nudge Hubs a bit. :)

  10. says

    What an awesome tool! Thanks for the video… very helpful to get to hear and see it in action! Love that you don’t have to buy disposable pads.. so much more economic!

  11. Susan Smith says

    Sounds great! I love that it works on hard wood floors and carpets because I have both. I like that the pads are washable do you don’t have to keep buying them and I also like that it’s lightweight because I have a 2 story and would be carrying it up the stairs.

  12. says

    great review! i’ve eyed the shark brand for a very long time. it started when i’d visit my dad (he has alzheimers) and infomercials were on. I wanted them oh so much. now i want THIS machine!!

  13. says

    I need something like this for the tile floors in our den, we just moved in last week and I know that the floor in this huge room is going to be a challenge to clean when I get around to it.

  14. ANN*H says

    This sounds like something I need for in my house. With kids ,cat and dog making messes all the time. I like that its lightweight and easy to use. I am in need of a new sweeper so I will have to check these out. thanks for all the great information on the shark.

  15. Angel Muniz says

    I own a Shark Navigator Lift-Away vacuum and a Shark Professional Lift-Away Steam Pocket Mop. I am planning on getting the new Shark Sonic Duo soon as well.

  16. Jan says

    I have a question – I have another tool I use for my wood laminate floor. It has to be used with the grain of the wood or there area streaks, in spite of pulling the water off the floor. It takes a full 3 hrs to move the furniture & properly clean this floor. I do not consider this floor to have been laid properly, in that in an alcove area it is side to side (the narrow width) of the alcove & not the length. I have the same problem in the kitchen.

    We recently purchased the Shark Professional Navigator Lift-Away vacuum & are extremely please with how the floors are cleaned! We have 6 fur babies & believe me, shedding is an issue in our home. This vacuum does an outstanding job on both carpet & laminate floor, however it still needs to be thoroughly cleaned.

    Will the Shark Sonic Duo solve the problem I have with the hard floor?


  17. Florenza Lee says

    I bought the machine and LOVED it! I have handwoven Persian rugs, antique hardwood floors and it works wonderfully on both!!!! It is amazing, but I have had NOTHING but trouble from the company. When I purchased the item, I used PayPal, they mailed the machine to me, then a few days later sent an email saying they could not process my payment and the machine will not be sent! Duh, I already had it. So I call and give them my credit card information. I am told that the matter was resolved, and then a month later get another email saying I am turned over to collections because I never called. I then called AGAIN to try to give someone my information, and after speaking with 7 people, for over an hour, I still have yet to get someone to fix the problem. The machine is great, the service is HORRIBLE!

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