Congratulations! You’ve decided to buy a robotic vacuum to help clean your house. Buying a robotic vacuum is immensely gratifying and can feel like a very proud moment in your life. But which one is right for you when it comes to tile floors? Do you want one with edge cleaning sensors and WIFI connectivity? What about room boundary settings? It can be overwhelming, which is why we came up with five simple tips for choosing the best robot vacuum for your tile floors.
1. Look at Suction Power
A tile floor can be like your skin: there’s a natural surface area, but also there are deep pores and crevices that dirt likes to sink into. A light vacuum on the floors isn’t going to get the job done. Especially over a long period of time, when the dirt has really built up. Choosing a vacuum with a weak suction leaves behind all kinds of debris that eventually you’ll start to breathe in. You want to buy a vacuum with lots of suction power to not only remove the dust on the tiles, but also to deep clean all the little nooks and crannies.
2. Consider the Brushes
Experts prefer vacuuming tile floors instead of sweeping because tiles are sensitive. But if you get a vacuum with harsh bristles it has the potential to really scratch up your nice tiles. Finding a vacuum with softer bristles is the way to go. Also, don’t forget about the importance of good side brushes. They grab dirt from the corners of the room and remove hair off the furniture. Choose a robotic vacuum with high-quality brushes and the right bristles. Your floors will not only be spotless, but they will last longer, which saves you money from replacing them too soon.
3. Fine Air Filters
This is one of the best benefits to having a robotic vacuum, especially if you suffer from allergies. It’s the ultimate catch 22: You need to vacuum to help your allergies but doing so means kicking up all the dust into the air, and now you’re sneezing even more. Carpets are the number one culprit, but tile floors sneak up to second place, because of those little nooks and crannies we talked about earlier. The good news is most vacuums offer a HEPA-like filtration system that grab allergen particles before they are released into the air. Choose one that can attract the highest number of allergens possible so you can breathe easy in your own home.
4. Versatile for Many types of Floors
It’s great to find a vacuum for your tile floors, but ultimately, you’ll need a robot vacuum that can transfer to a carpet, hardwood, or any other kind of floor material you have. Most robotic vacuums have different cleaning modes for a variety of floor types. Some will adjust themselves as they cross over to other rooms. Or you can use a remote control to change your vacuum settings when it is time to go to a different room. Having a multi-purpose vacuum makes it so much easier, plus it’s cost effective and will save you from having to buy multiple vacuums.
5. Choose One with a Good Battery Life
We know from experience that non robotic vacuums have a short battery life. It’s the most frustrating situation. Right as you’re about to be finished cleaning, your vacuum is out of power. Robot vacuums have a much better battery life. Some will run for forty-five minutes, while others can last for two hours or more. For your floor and your sanity’s sake, it’s helpful to choose a robot vacuum that will last long or one that can keep track of its battery power levels. For example, Roborock will return to its charging dock when the battery is too low. Once it's charged again it will pick up right where it left off, like it just took a really good power nap.
There are a lot of factors involved when choosing the best vacuum for tile floors. With our five tips as your guide, you can find a robot vacuum that can handle all of your floor needs. Check out the Roborock website to see how our robots can not only clean your floors, but preserve them in the long run.