The 5 Best Robot Vacuums For Tile Floors

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Once you have a robot vacuum, you’ll wonder how you ever cleaned your home without one. The best robot vacuums for tile floors are designed for hard surfaces, have sensors to avoid obstacles, and can recharge on their own so you won’t have to lift a finger.

What To Look For In A Robotic Vacuum For Tile Floors

To deep clean your tiles, you’ll want a robot vacuum that is designed for use on hard floors. Most robot vacuums use brushes or suction passages, which work well on hard floors and low pile carpets. However, to be sure you’re choosing the best vacuum for your home, look for one that specifies hard floor capabilities. If you’re searching for a robot vacuum for tile floors and carpets, you may want to choose one with an auto-adjusting cleaning head, which will adapt to the height of different floorings.

Another important function is navigation style. Some robot vacuums use reactive or bounce programming, so they move around an area semi-randomly until it’s clean, while more advanced (and expensive) vacuums navigate in neat rows. Finally, there’s multi-room mapping, which creates a digital guide of your home (usually accessible through an app) and doesn’t stop until the whole thing has been cleaned. All navigation styles avoid obstacles and cliffs by using a variety of sensors, such as infrared sensors, bumpers, and cameras, so you won’t have to worry about your vacuum falling down the stairs or plowing into furniture.

Because you’re buying a robot vacuum to save time, you’ll want one that charges automatically. More budget-friendly vacuums have a set battery life and work best when cleaning areas within that time frame, while other vacuums will return to the dock when they need to recharge, then resume their cleaning process where they left off.

Keep scrolling for the best robot vacuums to clean your tile floors, all of which are available on Amazon.

Shop The Best Robot Vacuums For Tile Floors

In a hurry? Here are the top picks for hard floors.

  1. The Best Overall: iRobot Roomba 694 Robot Vacuum-Wi-Fi Connectivity
  2. The Runner-Up: eufy by Anker RoboVac 30C
  3. The Budget Pick: ILIFE V3s Pro Robot Vacuum Cleaner
  4. The Best With Automatic Dirt Disposal: iRobot Roomba i3+ Robot Vacuum
  5. The Best Robot Mop: Roborock S6 Pure Robot Vacuum and Mop

1. The Best Overall

  • Battery life: 90 minutes
  • Navigation: reactive
  • Assistant compatibility: Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant

This user-friendly robotic vacuum is not only my top pick, but it’s also a fan favorite on Amazon with over 10,000 five-star ratings. It’s a 600 series Roomba, which is one of iRobot’s more lower priced designs, yet it still has many of the great features of the more expensive ones, such as compatibility with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Suitable for carpets and hard floors, it has dual multi-surface brushes that work on both surface types, and it has an auto-adjust cleaning head to get better suction on almost any surface. This robotic cleaner also connects to Wi-Fi, so you can use the free iRobot app to turn it on and off, set schedules, get alerts, and more. When cleaning, this vacuum detects and cleans the dirtiest areas more thoroughly, and it uses a suite of sensors that help it avoid obstacles and cliffs. After it finishes cleaning, it will automatically return to the included base to recharge without you having to do anything.

One fan raved: “We have dogs that shed terribly. Ceramic tile floors and area rugs. I turn on Roomba every morning when I first get up and cannot believe how much debris is collected every day! It has minimized my coughing dramatically!”

2. The Runner-Up

  • Also available on Eufy, $260

  • Battery life: 100 minutes
  • Navigation: bounce
  • Assistant compatibility: Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant

This low-profile robotic vacuum has a lot of great features, as well as over 9,000 five-star ratings on Amazon. Like the iRobot vacuums, it has Wi-Fi capabilities and can be controlled with an app, so you can turn it on and off from across your home. This vacuum uses bounce navigation, but if there’s somewhere you don’t want it to go, you can simply lay down the included boundary tape to restrict its movements. This cleaner is recommended for hard floors to medium pile carpet, and it cleans both surface types effectively by using BoostIQ technology, which increases suction power when it senses it’s needed. It has a 100-minute battery life, and when it runs low, it will return to the included charging base.

One fan raved: “You could spend double the price and get the same or less performance than the Eufy 30C. Now, it doesn’t map your house; I’m not sure how it does on medium-high pile carpets, but for my hardwood and tile floors throw with some area rugs mixed in, it couldn’t be better. Once meals are done, I either use the remote to move it to the kitchen or just run it on automatic for the family room, dining and kitchen.”

3. The Budget Pick

  • Battery life: 100 minutes
  • Navigation: not listed
  • Assistant compatibility: none

This budget-friendly robotic vacuum doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of more advanced vacuums, but it will clean your floors well for under $200. It has multiple cleaning settings, including spot clean and edge clean, and it uses infrared sensors to avoid obstacles. Unlike the others on this list, this robotic vacuum uses a remote instead of an app, which can still be used to set schedules, turn on different cleaning modes, or just start and stop cleaning. It also uses a suction passage rather than brushes, so it’s great at picking up hair and debris from hard floors, although it won’t work well on medium or thick carpets. Like the others on this list, this budget-friendly pick comes with a recharging dock, which the vacuum will return to after 90 to 100 minutes.

One fan raved: “I was skeptical…but pleasantly surprised. I have all hard wood and tile floors and no energy or time to maintain sweeping on my own. I have a pretty large floor plan as well. I have a large long hair cat and short hair dog, so sweeping and vacuuming almost every 2 days is mandatory. This little vacuum does an amazing job and picks up so much hair and dust. [...] I am very happy with this vacuum and my life is so much easier. For the price I am mind blown and in love.”

4. The Best With Automatic Dirt Disposal

  • Battery life: recharge and resume
  • Navigation: neat rows
  • Assistant compatibility: Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant

A step up from the Roomba 600 series, this advanced robotic vacuum has more features and 10 times the suction power of some cheaper Roomba models. It comes with a charging base that automatically removes dirt from the Roomba, and you’ll only have to empty the bag from the base every 60 days. This vacuum navigates around your apartment in neat rows, and when it runs low on batteries, it goes back to the charging base, then resumes cleaning right where it left off. This Roomba can use more features in the iRobot app like Keep Out Zones, home maps, and setting schedules for specific rooms. It also has dual brushes that are made from rubber, so they not only work on both tiles and carpeting, but are also tangle-resistant, making them a great choice for anyone with long hair or pets that shed.

One fan raved: “I named mine Ralphie. We live in a 1900 square-foot condo of which 400 ft.² is carpeted and the rest is tile. Ralphie does an amazing job of cleaning and vacuuming the entire condo. I run him two times a week on Mondays and Fridays and he goes through the entire unit over a four hour period. Generally it takes two recharge cycles for Ralphie to finish the job but each time it goes back to recharge it also empties the mobile unit by itself.”

5. The Best Robot Mop

  • Battery life: recharge and resume
  • Navigation: multi-level mapping
  • Assistant compatibility: Amazon Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant

If you’re trying to keep your tiles extra-clean, the Roborock S6 is worth the splurge for several reasons: For one, it both vacuums with 2000Pa suction and mops with a long-range adjustable water tank that can handle homes up to 1,610 square feet. For another, it uses advanced multi-floor mapping, which learns your home and creates a visual guide on the included app. It then only stops once all of the rooms have been cleaned — plus you can digitally set no-go zones if you want to keep your vacuum out of a particular room. Last but not least, advanced sensors prevent snagging, falling, and damage, while the 3.8-inch profile fits under most furniture.

One fan raved: “This vacuum robot is simply amazing. We have 2 cats and a dog so fur is a major issue but with this it's been much less of a hassle. For those who have tiles in your house this is the best product you can choose and also if you add glass cleaner into water tank then your tiles with look shine so bright.”

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