A report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development which surveyed 28 countries, put the UK in 19th place in its table of gender equality in household chores with women in the UK spending an extra 11 hours a week doing unpaid duties around the home compared to men.
If you can’t get your man to pull his weight, at least you deserve the best tool for the job. When it comes to vacuuming, make sure you have a SEBO. The company offers a range of both upright and cylinder vacuum cleaners which make it easy to keep floors and furnishings clean.
Available with a range of cleaning tools, they are suitable for a diverse array of surfaces and start at just £149.95 inc VAT.
The vacuum cleaners are available in a variety of colours and styles from the trendy bright Felix Rosso to the sleek black and silver K1 Pet. There are also machines in neutral shades, including the white D4 Premium. All SEBO’s domestic vacuum cleaners come with five-year parts and labour guarantee.
Ever considered how you’d get your home looking its best without your trusted vacuum cleaner to hand? Luckily the days of hanging rugs over a line to beat out the dirt are long gone and keeping the floors in your home looking fabulous is easier than ever before with the right vacuum cleaner.
Since the first motorised design was created by British engineer, Hubert Cecil Booth in 1901, vacuum cleaner technology has come a long way. Booth’s first petrol-powered, horse-drawn cleaner used air drawn by a piston pump through a cloth filter with impressive pioneering results and, once he gained the Royal seal of approval, his designs were even used to clean the carpets of Westminster Abbey prior to Edward VII‘s coronation in 1901. The vacuum cleaner has never looked back as technology has developed tenfold over the last 100 years with handheld, cylinder and upright designs taking centre stage for their ergonomic, intuitive and time saving practicalities.
SEBO, the expert in floorcare, has played an important part in this evolution of vacuum cleaner technology and today its revolutionary designs are some of the world’s best-selling machines. Founded in 1977 in Germany, SEBO is credited as producing the first commercial upright vacuum cleaner, for example, and today is the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial upright designs in over 20 countries.
Many features that are now second nature in many vacuum designs seen across the market were first introduced by SEBO, including the upright integrated hose and the electrostatic micro filters that provide efficient and fuss-free cleaning. With these reassuring facts to mind, it’s good to know that when you buy a SEBO you are buying a quality vacuum cleaner you can trust.
Britain’s domestic vacuum cleaners will become less powerful under European Union rules designed to cut energy use that come into force next year. New machines will be banned from having motors that exceed 1,600W from September 2014, and they will be limited to 900W from 2017.
Justin Binks, Director of SEBO UK was quoted in yesterday’s Sunday Times on his views of the new EU vacuum cleaner ruling. Click here to read the story in full – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/eu/10423431/EU-energy-saving-rules-cut-power-of-vacuum-cleaners.html
A stylish new sofa, walk-in spa bathroom or a tour of a new open-plan kitchen could leave you feeling room envy when visiting a friend’s home. However, according to a recent report, 63% of us actually think our friends’ homes are filthy with 58% of us even checking for dust when visiting! It’s a rather hilarious thought really, considering the same report revealed many of us cut corners when cleaning our own homes – with 63% admitting they vacuum around large pieces of furniture and 74% admitting to only cleaning the oven once a year.
To make home life easy, SEBO has a range of stunning upright and cylinder vacuum cleaners and handy tools, that will help ensure your home is a place you can be proud of which requires minimal effort to maintain.
SEBO offers a range of both upright and cylinder vacuum cleaners, which start at just £149.95 inc VAT. All SEBO’s domestic vacuum cleaners come with five-year parts and labour guarantee. For more information about SEBO, please call 01494 465 533 or visit www.sebo.co.uk.
*Survey conducted by kitchen and bedrooms specialists Betta Living in 2013.
Choosing furniture and soft furnishings for your home can be an exciting experience. When you finally see your interior scheme coming together and that ideal sofa sitting pretty next to that beautiful rug and eyecatching new curtains, it can feel like a satisfying achievement. It’s reassuring to know that you’ve got the perfect tools to hand to ensure your treasured purchases remain looking as good as the day you bought them too. And that’s why SEBO’s latest vacuum cleaners are a savvy choice.
SEBO, the expert in floorcare, has a comprehensive range of vacuum cleaners that make household chores a breeze and will keep your fixtures and fittings in shape. The latest K1 Pro, X4 Red and X4 Pro vacuum cleaners, for example, make it quick and easy to keep your floors, furniture and soft furnishings in tip-top condition.
These stylish and high-tech upright and cylinder models are tailored to suit your preferences. Each model is powerful and ergonomic in design and features the latest technologies including S-Class filtration, ideal for allergy sufferers, convenient filter-bag change indicators and crevice and upholstery nozzles to keep every awkward corner of your room looking fresh. The upright machines feature a computer control system with easy-to-use integrated hose and wand, while the cylinder model benefits from an ErgoGrip handle and stylish stainless-steel telescopic tube. These features make vacuuming hard-to-reach places simple and effective. The range from SEBO is suitable for both hard floors and carpets, and tackles stairs, upholstery and pet hair with ease. This gives you more time to sit back, relax and enjoy your home.
K1 Pro, X4 Red and X4 Pro vacuum cleaners are sold exclusively through Euronics 0845 052 9035, www.euronics.co.uk. Prices start from £199.95 for the K1 Pro.
By Justin Binks, Director of SEBO UK.
After the wrong shape banana and the Eurosausage, EU bureaucrats are interfering unnecessarily in yet another type of product and, in this case, it is no myth. If the proposed regulations for vacuum cleaners come into force as planned next year, they could hugely frustrate anyone trying to clean their home. Presented initially as eco regulations, the proposals now go way beyond the simple premise of reducing the power consumption of vacuum cleaners; they embrace issues such as noise and will limit performance using unrealistic criteria.
When it comes to judging performance, the proposals are limited in their scope and the emphasis is on ‘pick up’ performance in conditions that are unrepresentative of the real world. Usability is completely ignored and, sadly, the ease with which the cleaning head can be pushed across the floor appears to be overlooked by the proposed regulations. Already there are a number of cylinder cleaners with floor heads that ‘stick’ to the floor to compensate for lower power so are hard to operate as a consequence.
The tests used to judge performance are very much skewed towards cylinder models; the regulations associated with noise also favour cylinders. When assessed for noise, many upright vacuum cleaners will be unable to compete because they have more moving parts so are inherently more noisy, although still quite acceptable to the human ear. What is overlooked is that they do a better job due to the fact that the rotating brush lifts the pile and with it the dirt.
Quite simply, the proposed regulations are not well framed. Consequently, there is the very real possibility that the vacuum cleaners of the future will not deliver the performance and ease of use consumers are entitled to. Furthermore, the regulations will limit manufacturers’ creative design possibilities.
Indoor Allergy Week (11 – 17 November 2013) highlights how we can avoid various household allergies.
According to The British Allergy Foundation, indoor allergies can cause a multitude of unpleasant symptoms including sneezing, itchy eyes, nose and throat discomfort, rashes, disturbed sleep and shortness of breath. These are largely caused by house dust mite droppings, domestic pets and mould spores.
Combat these pesky particles by cleaning your home with a SEBO allergy busting vacuum cleaner. Research shows that vacuum cleaners, such as a SEBO Felix, with a high efficiency filter, help to reduce levels of these house dust mites. Another great benefit with SEBO is its patented multi-layer, sealable filter bags which ensure that, once anything has been picked up, it will never see daylight again.
The Felix range boasts the British Allergy Foundation Seal of Approval and costs from £229.96.
SEBO vacuum cleaners are available nationwide and are backed by a five-year parts and labour guarantee.
SEBO UK, stand C33, The Flooring Show, 1 – 3 September 2013, Harrogate International Centre
SEBO will be welcoming retailers, manufacturers and the flooring industry in general to its stand at The Flooring Show in Harrogate. This year, the company’s extensive commercial and retail ranges of vacuum cleaners will be on display. Effective at keeping both carpets and hard floors in tip-top condition, SEBO products offer powerful performance, S-Class filtration and a wide range of accessories that make cleaning easy and fatigue-free.
The stylish Felix range of SEBO upright vacuum cleaners is just one of those available for the domestic sector. Offering a selection of light and easy to manoeuvre machines, the range includes the Felix Royale which features a patriotic Union Jack motif. Alternatively, SEBO’s Airbelt D range of four vacuum cleaners is ideal for all round cleaning and is built with the highest levels of hygiene and ergonomics in mind. SEBO also offers a Pet range which makes light work of pet hair removal.
For commercial environments, the SEBO BS 36 and BS 46 Comfort upright vacuum cleaners provide superior performance, outstanding reliability and are easy to maintain. In addition, the Professional D range takes cylinders to a new level; the SEBO Dart upright vacuum cleaner is lightweight and versatile while UHS polisher can restore and keep hard floors super sleek.
With a bold, bright Union Jack design, SEBO’s Felix Royale vacuum cleaner is the perfect machine for your home.
The powerful upright vacuum cleaner is easy to use and is designed for excellent results.
The Felix Royale’s slimline body features SEBO’s clever flexible neck and a flat-to-floor cleaning head which makes it easy to clean under and around fixtures and furnishings.
The Felix Royale comes equipped with an adjustable telescopic handle and integrated hose for comfortable cleaning. You can also select variable power settings; from 300 watts which is great for vacuuming delicate items to 1300 watts for true force. The machine also boasts brush-height control.
The machine features S-class filtration and a sealable multi-layer bag to ensure no dust escapes which makes the Felix a clever buy for allergy sufferers.
The Felix Royale vacuum cleaner costs £249.95 and is available nationwide.
Research shows that 41% of people believe that their partners vacuum around things instead of moving them*.
By using a SEBO Felix vacuum cleaner, you will be sure that your home is perfectly clean as the Felix boasts a flexible flat-to-floor cleaning head which makes it easy to clean under and around furniture.
Each model boasts an adjustable telescopic handle and integrated hose and you can select variable power settings; choose from 300 watts which is great for vacuuming delicate items with the hose, to 1300 watts for true force.
The machines feature brush-height control too; you can choose between gentle to deep brushing as desired.
Choose from a selection of light and easy-to-manoeuvre models including the Felix Navy, Pet, Vogue, Rosso and Royale. Prices start from £229.96.