If you need a powerful, straightforward carpet cleaner for home use, this is a pretty decent option. The Royal commercial carpet cleaner is priced about right for what it does, and it will provide you with a smooth cleaning experience and nearly dry carpets after use.
This is the only model we’ve looked at that has the “commercial” annotation attached to it’s name. What does it offer to live up this?
The construction is heavy duty plastic. It’s built to last and doesn’t feel like it’s going to break for any reason. It uses a powerful 7 amp motor. This motor provides plenty of power to operate the dual counter-rotating and revolving brushes. The brush action will thoroughly clean all sides of your carpet.
How about the water capacity? This machine offers a 1 gallon clean water tank and a 1 gallon dirty water tank. This will provide you with plenty of water storage to prevent frequent trips to the sink or tub. And it’s easy to fill and empty the water tanks.
The height adjustment is automatic, which is a slick feature to have. The cleaning path is 12 inches wide, providing wide cleaning strokes while you are at work.
What about the detergent? It is stored separately from the water and is mixed in automatically by the machine.
Another nice feature of this carpet cleaning machine is the 8 foot hose, which can be used with the upholstery tool. The upholstery tool can be used for stairs and other surfaces in addition to upholstery, so it’s pretty flexible in use.
A 30 foot power cord tops it all off, you can roam far from the plug-in outlet when you are cleaning the carpets with this machine.
Royal Commercial Carpet Cleaner Features & Specs
- 7 amp motor
- 12 inch cleaning path
- 8 foot hose
- Upholstery attachment
- 1 gallon clean water tank
- 1 gallon dirty water tank
- Counter-rotating revolving brushes
- Auto height adjustment
- 30 foot power cord
Overall, people are pretty happy with this steam carpet cleaner.
Comparing to Bissell Pro Heat 2X…
One reviewer bought this to replace a Bissell Pro Heat 2X. They find the Royal gets the carpets much dryer than the Bissell did, and they also comment that this Royal feels very smooth during use. They likes all the hand tools on the Bissell, but find this to be a much better machine overall.
Another reviewer that owned a Bissell Pro Heat 2X found that the Royal cleaned the carpets much better, and helped to even clean out a lot of the soap and stuff left behind by the Bissell.
Used in a Hotel…
One of the other reviewers bought this for use in their hotel, they use it clean their high traffic rugs and are very happy with how it works for them. They caution that you will want to order a bottle of Royal carpet shampoo since this machine doesn’t come with any, it only comes with extractor. They mentioned that while waiting for shampoo to be shipped to them they cleaned their carpets only with the extractor and hot water and it still did a really good job.
Heavy but Worth It…
The reviewers do mention that this machine is a little heavy, but that it makes up for it by doing a very good cleaning job.
We feel that you will be happy with this machine if you have tried other carpet cleaners that just didn’t have very good cleaning capabilities. For those that dislike how some of the Bissell’s tend to leave shampoo in the carpets, this would be a good alternative machine even though it’s going to cost a little more.