Has mopping the floor left you with an aching back?
It’s time you put away that old mop and bucket.
A robotic mop is a modern and more effective solution to your problem. All you need to do is fill up the water tank, place them on the floor and press the start button. The machine does the rest on its own.
Woah! Hold on now.
Don’t just rush to buy the first robot mop you see.
Take a look at our list of the best robot mops, to get an idea of what top sellers have to offer. We’ve also included a buyer’s guide at the end to help you learn all the dos and don’ts of robot mops.
So, without wasting any more time, let’s slide into the review.
My Top Picks
- Best Overall - iRobot Braava Jet M6 Robot Mop
- Best Compact Design - iRobot Mop Braava Jet 240 Robot Mop
- Best User-Friendly - ILIFE V8s Robotic Mop
- Best Navigation System - Roborock S6 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner and Mop
- Best For Pets - bObsweep PetHair Plus Robotic Vacuum Cleaner and Mop
The iRobot Braava Jet M6 comes with the Precision Jet Spray, which allows it to remove sticky, greasy messes.
Built-in the robot mop is the iAdapt 3.0 Navigation with vSLAM technology. This allows you to map the area of cleaning into the room. Moreover, it also allows you to control when and where the machine is mopping.
Unlike its smaller sibling, the Jet M6 is designed to cover a larger area. It is suitable for all types of hard floors, like hardwood, tile, and stone.
The Keep Out Zones allows you to create virtual walls to prevent the robot from bumping into certain items or from entering certain areas. The cuboid shape and its sharp corners allow the machine to clean along the edges.
When low on battery, this highest rated robot vacuum and mop automatically heads to the charging station to charge. Once fully charged, it goes back to resume cleaning from where it left off. Furthermore, it can connect to your WiFi and Smart Home devices.
At 10 x 10.6 x 3.5 inches, this module is a bit larger than the one mentioned earlier. However, the back and forth motion of the mop enhances the mopping performance of this robot.
Users were quite satisfied with how much control they had over when and where the robot mop was working. Moreover, the iRobot HOME App is very versatile, allowing users to connect it to their Smart Home devices. However, one complaint was that the performance on wooden floors wasn’t as great.
If you’re willing to invest in a more expensive model, this most efficient robot vacuum and mop offers some great features. The navigation mapping system on this machine is amazing, giving users full control of where and when the machine mops.
However, if your home has wooden flooring, I’d suggest against getting this particular model.
First up on our list is the iRobot Braava Jet 240. The Precision Jet Spray, combined with the Vibration Cleaning Head, allows the machine to scrub and get rid of all the dirt and stains on your floor and carpet.
The superior Jet 240 is designed to deep clean all sorts of hard floors, including but not limited to hardwood, tile, and stone.
This 6.7 x 7 x 3.3 inch machine can easily get into all those hard to reach corners thanks to the Maximized Edge Design. It’s just what you need to wipe around the cabinets in your kitchen and around the toilet in your bathroom.
Moreover, you can program the machine to only navigate to the places you want. The Virtual Wall Mode allows you to create invisible boundaries to stop the Jet 240 from entering certain areas.
Equipped with a high-tech sensor, it slows down to avoid any obstacles in its way. Moreover, this high quality machine is also sensitive to rugs and stairs, maneuvering away from both if they’re in its way.
Users loved its compact design that enabled it to clean all those hard to reach spaces. Moreover, the Precision Jet Spray and the Vibrating Cleaning Head does a great job at cleaning stains. However, this robot mop machine isn’t meant for heavy-duty cleaning or for covering large areas. Another downside is that the batter has to be removed and then plugged into a wall charger.
If you live in an apartment or a condo, this performing machine is a great option for you. It can clean all the nooks and crannies that are usually difficult to reach. Moreover, it provides you great features at a great price.
The ILIFE V8s is a user-friendly hybrid robot that can vacuum, sweep, and mop the dirtiest and grimiest floors.
This machine is designed to clean all types of hard floors, such as hardwood, tile, laminate, and stone. It comes with a 0.75L dustbin to hold dirt. Thanks to the large capacity of the bin, the machine can make longer cleaning rounds, without you worrying about emptying it.
Besides, the V8s come with six different cleaning modes. You can set the mode according to the task at hand. Moreover, you can easily schedule the V8s to clean during specific run times of the day. Additionally, the mopping performance on this hybrid is pretty great for light-weight work thanks to the 3-speed dropping control.
This machine is also user-friendly and easy to use. The V8s are highly responsive to the command made via mechanical keys on the robot and the remote control. Furthermore, the LCD on the robot makes it easier for you to read the icons.
If this isn’t enough, this hybrid also has a pet care system and self-adjusting suction system, which not only gives it stronger suction capabilities but also picks up pet hair from the floor and carpet. This allows for more enhanced cleaning.
On the downside, at 12 x 12 x 3 inches, it is a bit on the larger side. This makes it difficult for it to clean up smaller spaces. Also, it does not have a mapping or navigation system.
User’s liked the robot‘s ability to avoid obstacles, as it doesn’t get stuck as various other models do. Moreover, this easy to use this robotic mop was a winner for all those who aren’t very tech-savvy. However, some users did complain about the nozzle getting clogged easily with hair.
Not the type to like high-tech appliances? Well, in that case, this is the model for you. This three-in-one user-friendly machine not only mops for you but also sweeps and vacuums your floor for you.
The Roborock S6 comes with powerful smart navigating technology and great performance. Plus, the Selective cleaning system allows you to control where and when the S6 goes. This feature also allows you to schedule cleaning run time, add cleaning zones, include no-go zones, and create virtual walls.
This hybrid Robot Mop is built to provide strong suction, which deep cleans thoroughly through your carpets. To switch to mopping, all you need to do is adjust the mopping pad and adjust the water flow. The machine does the rest of the work for you.
Not only is the S6 easy to maintain, but it also produces low noise. It comes with 14 different types of sensors, which ensures that this robot mop navigates smoothly through your living space.
Moreover, the large wheels and the high torque motor gives Roborock S6 a 0.8-inch climbing ability. This means it can get up on rugs and carpets without getting stuck.
Users loved the navigation and precision system of this cleaning device as it doesn’t get stuck like other models. While the model is slightly pricey, customers believe this model is worth investing given the features it provides.
Those who want a two-in-one hybrid robot mop with great navigation functions, this model is the right choice for you. A bit on the expensive side, but this great navigating model offers excellent mopping and vacuuming features.
Another hybrid on the list, the bObsweep PetHair Plus, is available in four different color options. This multitasking machine has a very strong vacuum, the 4X Boosted TurboLift suction system vacuums through rugs, carpets, and laminates.
Fur, pet hair, or debris, this hybrid robot mop, with its 1100 mL capacity, has quite a lot of space to store all the trash. You don’t have to worry about constantly emptying the bin.
The UV-C lamp at the bottom of the PetHair Plus shines on the floor, while tiny particles are removed with the aid of a filter. Moreover, it provides the rotating main and side brushes to work together to provide the best results to remove pet hairs.
The attachable microfiber mop enables the machine to end the cleaning process by mopping your floors clean.
This easy to use machine comes with a display screen that allows you to select and monitor the cleaning modes. The PetHair Plus have sensors that help it navigate through the room while avoiding obstacles. Further, the blOck plus system allows you to program two invisible walls to prevent your robot from entering certain areas.
The PetHair Plus has a 7-day schedule, through which you can set a cleaning schedule ahead of time. The “Full Command” remote allows for easy control of navigation and programming of the machine.
Moreover, you don’t have to worry about putting the robot in charge as it has an auto-charge function, which enables it automatically returns to its charging station when the battery is low.
Users were quite happy with how responsive customer service was regarding any issues or queries. Moreover, they were also quite pleased with the large capacity of the dustbin.
Pet owners were quite satisfied with the machine's ability to collect pet hair. However, there were a few complaints about the robot getting stuck on carpets and under furniture. Some customers also complained about the high noise level of the machine.
If you have a pet in the house and need some help cleaning up all the fur and hair from the floor, then this 5-in-1 robot is a great option for you. In addition to the strong suction of the vacuum, this machine can also handle light mopping.
What To Look For When Buying A Robot Mop
What Options are Available When Getting a Robot Mop?
There are three main robot options to choose from in the market:
A Cleaning Duo
This means buying a robot mop and a robot vacuum that can work together as a duo.
iRobot offers devices that can sync to each other in such a way that once the vacuum is done with its work, the mop begins to clean the freshly swept floor. While this option is the most efficient, it is also the most expensive.
This means getting a two-in-one machine. With such machines, it’s a hit or a miss. In most cases, the mopping function is limiting as the machine only uses a small amount of water with a microfiber cloth.
Moreover, there is no scrubbing action involved, so this will probably be not as effective for scruffs or stains which have been stuck for a while.
Single-Function Robot Mop
You can just buy a single-function robot mop. Since the design of these machines centers around one task, they put all their energy into completing this task.
Such machines provide a more thorough cleaning, as they first spray the floor to soften the dirt and then scrub it off.
Things to Consider When Buying a Robot Mop
Here are some general features you should consider when shopping for a robot mop:
If you live in a larger house, the battery of your robot mop should run for at least 90 minutes.
A good option would be to get a module that returns to the charging dock on its own when the battery life is low. This way, you won’t have to constantly monitor the machine.
Having a robot mop with good sensors is very important. The sensors on your robot mop should be able to detect all the obstacles that come in its way, such as walls, rugs, tables, etc. Quite a few robot mop models can’t tell one-floor type from the other.
However, a more high-tech module is able to map out the floorplan of your living space. Other models also include virtual barriers that you can program to block off carpeted floors.
Invest in a user-friendly module. This way, you won’t have to spend a lot of programming, charging, and filling up the tank with water.
If you’re the kind of person who isn’t good with tech, we suggest you steer clear of machines with WiFi and App options.
For all you tech-savvy folks, this is a must-have option. Just make sure the user app is simple to navigate and makes the task easier for you. It doesn’t make sense to use an app to program your robot mop when the task can be done faster manually.
Try to get apps that have more practical features and will allow you to schedule or mark out areas where you want or don’t want the mop to go to.
In terms of performance, the robot mop should be able to thoroughly clean your floor without causing any damage to the flooring itself.
If, by the end of a cleaning cycle, the mop of your robot remains spotless, it probably means that the machine isn’t doing its job properly.
Things to Avoid
There are a few things that don’t work well with a robot mop. Be sure to pay attention to this section, it will prevent your money from going to waste.
The robot mop is no match in front of a web of wires. We’re so used to having wires around us for our electronic appliances, that we barely even notice them.
However, even the best robot mops end up getting tangled up in wires. Before you let your robot mop run loose, tidy up all the electrical cords and charging wires from your floor.
Long Hair, Strings and Shoelaces
These act similar to wires, so be sure you remove any jewelry, shoelaces, or strings from the floor before you start your robot mop.
If anyone in your household has long hair, be sure to sweep the floor once or twice a week to prevent long strands of hair from clogging the wheels or scrubs rollers of your robot mop.
Even robot mops with the best sensors, sometimes end up tumbling down the stairs. While carpeted stairs cushion the fall, but a fall down the stairs is sure to damage your robot mop.
We suggest you block off stairs using baby gates or pillows, to prevent damaging your machine.
Rugs and Carpets
Virtual walls and room mapping help keep robot mops away from carpeted areas. However, some modules may not have these features.
In these cases, it is best to block off carpeted areas or to pick up your rugs when turning on the robot mop. Otherwise, you may end up dealing with wet patches on your carpet.
Quick Tips to Get the Best Out of Your Robot Mop
Here are few hacks that allow you to make the best out of your robot mop:
Yes, like all machines, your robot mop also requires maintenance. Maintaining a robot mop does not require a lot of effort, just follow these simple sets, and you’re all set.
Start by making sure your machine isn’t plugged in or powered on.
Use a dry cloth to wipe the exterior of your machine. Under no circumstances should you rinse or submerge your robot mop into water.
Occasionally, check to see if any debris has accumulated in the wheels of your robot mop. If so, carefully try to remove it.
For long term storage, be sure to remove batteries.
To clean the cleaning pad, you can hand rinse with water. We advise against using soap to clean the pad. Attach the mop back to the machine only once it has dried completely.
We also suggest you go over the manual once to make sure you’re not doing anything that damages your robot mop.
To put it simply, no. Robot mops are great for maintaining your flooring in between manual mopping, but their capacity is too limited to handle heavy-duty mopping. The limited capacity of their tanks and the limitations of their sensors serve as barriers that impact the efficiency of these machines.
While hybrids come with the ability to perform two tasks at once, it is important to keep in mind that it is both a strength and a limitation of the machine. As they are designed to do two tasks, these machines often lack when it comes to mopping. If you need a machine for light-duty work, you can look at a hybrid. Otherwise, we suggest it is better to get a machine that can perform a single task efficiently.