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FC 5 Cordless

HARD FLOOR CLEANERS – A REVOLUTION IN CLEANING

Regular mops just wipe the surface – our hard floor cleaners really clean. The FC 5 will cut your floor cleaning time in half and deliver a spotless shine. Best of all, your newly cleaned floors will dry in two minutes or less!

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What can I clean with a Kärcher Hard Floor Cleaner?

The new top mop for wood and other hard floors

Verschiedene Hartböden

Perfect for most hard floors

Whether it's hardwood, stone, tile or vinyl: the FC 5 is up to the task! Clean with only water or use with Kärcher floor cleaning solutions for optimum results.

Karcher FC5 Detergent Flow Illustration

Effortless application

No scrubbing, no wringing, no bucket! Instead you get 500 roller revolutions per minute, with a self-cleaning function and two tanks to keep the fresh and dirty water separate.

Eckenreinigung

Clean right up to corners and edges

Unlike other floor cleaning machines, the FC 5 has a center drive that allows its rollers to clean right up to the edge. 

The best way to clean hard floors in your home

The FC 5 cleans hard floors throughout the home more quickly and thoroughly than a traditional mop or spray mop. And compared to other floor cleaning machines, it delivers a superior clean by continuously applying fresh washer to its rollers and suctioning away the dirt and dirty water.

Reviews: See what others are saying about the FC 5 Hard Floor Cleaner

Reviewed/USA Today

"The FC5 completely changes the cleaning game."

"In our tests, we loved that it suctions up dirty water and stores it in a tank, has four cleaning detergent options, and within two minutes after cleaning, the floors were dry."

Good Housekeeping UK

"Kärcher have the perfect solution for a flawless clean without the lengthy time tag."

Real Homes

"Makes short work of dirty floors, giving them a deep clean no mop could achieve on its own."

Forbes

"Best Health Innovations For The Home 2019"

"With [Kärcher's] latest FC 5 ... you can cut the time of your cleaning regime in half."

Well Connected Mom

"My floors were mopped just two days before I tried out the Karcher FC5 for the first time. To my surprise, the mop water from the FC5 was very dirty and it had collected a bunch of debris that shouldn’t have been on my 'clean floors.'"

FC 5 Dirt Water Living a Fit and Full Life
Frequently Asked Questions

Spray mops clean surface dirt and can be expensive in the long run.

Most spray mops are only able to pick up loose surface dirt, whereas the FC 5 has microfiber rollers that spin at 500 RPM to thoroughly clean your hardood, tile, stone, linoleum and other hard floors. The FC 5's motor does all the deep cleaning work for you!

Best of all, the FC 5's rollers are machine washable. Unlike spray mops, where you have to constantly buy (and later fill up the trash can with) expensive replacement pads, the FC 5 rollers can be used over and over. 

Spray mops can also use (and waste) a lot of cleaning fluid. Just one bottle of Kärcher's FC 5 detergent will last for 50 - 100 uses. Or you can clean with just water.

In short: a spray mop may be inexpensive to buy up front, but over time the costs of the replacement pads and cleaning fluid can quickly add up.

The FC 5 saves money in the long run and cleans your hard floors completely. What's more – your floors will dry in two minutes or less!

The Kärcher FC 5 offers several unique advantages over other popular floor cleaning machines:

  • Direct roller to floor contact for the most thorough floor cleaning
  • Edge to edge cleaning so that you can clean right up to the border of walls and baseboards 
  • Superior removal of water and cleaning solutions, so that your floors dry quicker (in two minutes or less, on average)
  • Swivel head for maximum flexibility to clean around furniture and corners
  • 12" wide cleaning path
  • Machine washable rollers 
  • Weighs only 10 pounds
  • Certified by Quiet Mark for quiet operation
  • 3 Year limited warranty

You won't find all of those features on the competition. We can't wait for you to try the FC 5 on your floors! 

The most effective way to mop is to always keep your dirty water separate from the clean water. With a mop and bucket this can be difficult. Even with a sponge mop you have to constantly wring out the dirty water and then apply fresh water, a very time consuming process.

The FC 5 solves this by always keeping the fresh water and dirty water separate, in two separate tanks, as well automatically applying just the right amount of fresh water (and floor cleaner, if desired) to clean without interruption.

Imagine being able to mop an entire kitchen or living room without having to stop to empty the dirty water, wring the mop or add clean water! And when you consider that the microfiber rollers spin 500 times per minute, you can see how the FC 5 saves a lot of time while also delivering a deeper level of clean than you could ever achieve with a traditional mop. 

The FC 5 Premium has all of the features of the FC 5, with new and improved roller cleaning function and an extra set of microfiber rollers (valued at $24.99). It is also white, for those who prefer white cleaning appliances over yellow.

The FC 5 is a floor cleaner machine designed for the following types of floors:

  • Sealed/varnished hardwood floors
  • Oiled/waxed hardwood floors
  • Sealed engineered wood floors
  • Sealed bamboo floors
  • Linoleum flooring
  • Ceramic tile flooring
  • Waterproof laminate flooring (check to make sure it's waterproof)
  • Stone floors (e.g., marble, travertine, ledger, granite, slate)
  • Vinyl flooring
  • Polished concrete

The FC 5 should NOT be used to clean the following types of floors:

  • Unsealed/unfinished hardwood floors
  • Unsealed engineered wood floors
  • Unsealed bamboo floors
  • Untreated cork flooring
  • Non-waterproof laminate floors
  • Carpeted floors

The above applies to both models (FC 5 and FC 5 Premium).

Not currently

We anticipate bringing these models to the US but do not currently have a launch date to announce. We will update this page when more info on these models is available. 

  • Fresh water tank capacity is 400ml (13.5oz)
  • Dirty water tank capacity is 200ml (6.76oz)

Most users will get 50-100 uses from each 500ml (16.9 oz) bottle. You only need to add 1/4 to 1/2 capful of cleaning solution to the fresh water tank (after filling to the max line with water). 

The FC 5 is covered by a generous 3 Year limited warranty. 

It is also a part of our unique Rapid Exchange Program. Should your FC 5 ever require in-warranty repairs, our call center (based in the USA) will arrange to quickly ship you a replacement so that you experience as little downtime as possible.

There is no need to ever drive your FC 5 to a service center (unlike other floor cleaning machines!). We stand by our products and are here to help with innovative services like the Rapid Exchange Program.

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The FC 5 was designed to be used with wet microfiber rollers. It should not be used without water in the fresh water tank. 

Some users have asked whether it's OK to put oil or cleaner directly on the floor and then run the FC 5 over it, without water in the tank. We do not advise using the FC 5 is this manner. Water should always be in the fresh water tank when in use.

The included microfiber rollers are about 6" wide. With the rollers installed, the total cleaning width of the FC 5 is around 12". 

The FC 5 and FC 5 Premium are made in our manufacturing facility in Eastern Europe (Lithuania). 

Our floor cleaning solutions for the FC 5 are made in Germany

The spare roller sets for the FC 5 are made in France.

Read even more FC 5 frequently asked questions on our FAQ's page

Karcher FC5 Has Two Water Tanks
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Karcher FC 5 Floors Dry Quickly

Step by Step - How to operate Kärcher's hard floor cleaner machine

The FC 5 is simple to use – just follow the instructions shown in the user manual and this video to quickly get your hard floors clean and shining like new. 

Comparison: FC 5 and FC 5 Premium – What's Included

Two Tank System (fresh and dirty water tanks)

FC 5

YES

FC 5 Premium

YES


Cleaning/Storage Tray

FC 5

YES

FC 5 Premium

YES


Universal Floor Cleaner Sample1

FC 5

YES

FC 5 Premium

YES


Stone Floor Cleaner Sample1

FC 5

YES

FC 5 Premium

YES


Sealed Wood Floor Cleaner Sample1

FC 5

YES

FC 5 Premium

YES


Oiled/Waxed Wood Floor Cleaner Sample1

FC 5

YES

FC 5 Premium

YES


White/Yellow Roller Set2

FC 5

YES

FC 5 Premium

YES


White/Gray Roller Set2

FC 5

NO

FC 5 Premium

YES


Debris Pickup Function

FC 5

Standard

FC 5 Premium

Improved3


Body Color

FC 5

Yellow

FC 5 Premium

White


Three Year Limited Warranty. Rapid Exchange Program®.

FC 5

YES

FC 5 Premium

YES


1Four ounce bottle. Each bottle makes three full tanks of floor cleaning solution when combined with water. 

2Color coding is for identification purposes only and does not affect cleaning performance. For example, you might use the white/yellow rollers to clean your living room and the white/gray rollers to clean bathrooms. Machine washable.

3Improved debris pickup offers increased suctioning capability for pet hair and coarse dirt.

Kärcher floor cleaning solutions

You can use the FC 5 to clean floors with only water – or you can add a little cleaning solution to help loosen dirt and impart a clean shine.

Our universal floor cleaner is suitable for all hard floors, while the other formulas are made for stone and specific types of wood.

Extra sets of Microfiber Rollers

Our electric floor cleaners rely on microfiber rollers to safely clean your hard floors. While the rollers are reusable and machine washable, you may want to use a separate set for specific rooms.

For example, you might use a gray set for cleaning bathrooms and a yellow set to clean all other rooms.

Both sets of rollers are made of the same microfiber material – the color stripes are there just to help you keep them separate. 

Why choose Kärcher hard floor cleaners?

German Engineering. Quality Tested.
Karcher Rapid Exchange Program