Tiles add a sophisticated appeal to a floor (but only if you have good taste). If you are a tile floor owner, you know that the best way to care for tile floors is by using a powerful vacuum.
Based on my experience, the ideal types of vacuum for tile floors are upright or canister. Although some might prefer a stick vacuum instead, you'll discover the features of each of them in my review.
So, looking for ways to clean (only) tile floors before steam mops? Check out my selection of the best vacuums for tile floors of 2020.
My Top Picks
- Best Overall - Bissell PowerEdge Vacuum
- Best for Pet Hair - Bissell Symphony Vacuum (1543A)
- Best Budget - Eureka NES210 Vacuum
- Best Robot - Eufy Robot Vacuum Cleaner
- Best Cordless - ROOMIE TEC "Vincent"
- Best Stick - Dirt Devil Simpli-Stik Vacuum
- Best Wet Dry - Hoover FloorMate Deluxe Hard Floor Cleaner (FH40160PC)
- Best for Allergies - Miele Complete C3 Canister Vacuum Cleaner
The Bissell PowerEdge Pet Hardwood Floor Bagless Cleaner is ideal for tile floors. It is designed with a powerful suction mechanism that can easily pick up various sizes of debris, from food crumbs to fine pet hairs, on any type of hard floor.
This top-performing vacuum cleaner is packed with a V-Shape foot that allows you to clean all corners. How? Well, it directs debris towards the center so you can easily pick them up.
Besides, it cleans and protects hard floors and tiles thanks to its protective rubber on the wheels and the squeegees that capture the smallest of particles.
What more? The swivel steering makes it a practical device with smooth maneuvering. The dirt cup is also convenient to empty.
You can simply wash the filter in the sink, which makes it a low-maintenance vacuum. Weighing only 7.5 lbs, you'll easily use it in various places around the home or office.
However, please note that the Bissell PowerEdge Vacuum is excellent for vacuuming tile floors, but not for carpet cleaning. Indeed, if you use it over carpets, the glide may feel bumpy.
And even if the length of the foot could use more inches to cover more ground, it stays an excellent choice to clean your tiled floors.
The makers at Bissell know how challenging it is to clean after fur babies, which shed a lot of hair. That's why this new Bissell Symphony Vacuum was created to vacuum and (steam) the hair, fur, and other litter off your tile floor quickly.
Cleaning after litter left by furry friends on tile floors is now made more comfortable with the Bissell Symphony Vacuum. It allows you to vacuum and steam at the same time so you can be sure to soften and get off dirt and debris that may have been stuck on bare floors. Or on areas under cabinets. Or corners.
Its built-in cyclonic vacuum power captures even the smallest of dirt, such as pet hair, making sure you do not miss a spot on the tiled floor.
This tile floor vacuum for pets is also outfitted with a dry-tank technology that keeps moisture from the tank, making it durable.
This lightweight stick vac is a great household helper, especially for cleaning busy homes with small kids and your furry friends. It comes with disposable mop pads and hands-free emptying design so you can confidently vacuum off pet messes you do not wish to touch.
Dog and cat parents also look forward to this vacuum's disposable pad and odor-eliminating scent discs that can keep foul odors off the vacuum. When you steam, you may even use demineralized water for the vac to leave a fresh scent when cleaning your tile floors.
If you're on the look-out for a top-performance vacuum to clean your tile floors that is both versatile and budget-friendly, the Eureka NES210 Vacuum is a steal.
This affordable tile floor vacuum is the best option among others as you can enjoy 3-in-1 versatility (as a stick vacuum, hand vacuum, or a stair-use vacuum). It's also a budget vacuum with a lower price tag compared to other models and brands.
This vacuum is also designed with a swivel steering that makes pushing and pulling this device smoother and lighter.
Besides, this lightweight vacuum also features a 2-amp motor mechanism. This makes for powerful suction while a built-in filtration system is sufficient for capturing small debris like hair and pollen on bare floors. Results: this helps to keep the air clean in your area.
The capture nozzle is also incredibly convenient for large particles such as fallen peas, crumbs, or other dirt on various surface floors like laminate and hardwood.
Some users would love for this budget tile floor vacuum to have a filter that is easier to clean (and takes faster to dry), especially if they need to use the vacuum again soon.
For a price of less than $30, this Eureka Stick Vacuum is a great model that offers top quality cleaning without breaking the bank.
Contrary to popular belief, a robot vacuum for tile floors is not difficult to operate. And the eufy RoboVac (T2108) makes no exception. This is one of the highest-quality robots that you can program to clean thoroughly on your preferred schedule.
This tile floor robot vacuum is one of the slimmest robot vacuums yet, which makes it useful when cleaning under furniture and hard-to-reach areas. It's one of the most efficient smart home assistants making it easy to operate even by the busiest of homeowners.
Why? You can simply use a remote to turn it on, set it to run, and go about your other errands as it cleans on its own.
You won't have to worry about using it on the second floor as this high-performance robot is equipped with drop-sensing technology. You just have to pair it with the eufy app as another way to control it (although it does not pair with Amazon Alexa).
This is also great both for bare floors and carpets thanks to its large wheels that can even go over door ledges or small bumps.
At the same time, this eufy RoboVac is also designed with the BoostIQ Technology that is programmed to increase suction in 1.5 seconds if it detects the need to increase power. This is ideal for tiled homes with babies or pets as it can tidy bare floors or laminate floors without making much noise.
Reviewers who have this automatic cleaner commend the high-tech vac for cleaning on command or schedule as well as for being "smart" enough to go to its charging station when power runs out. Effortless cleaning, indeed!
The ROOMIE "Vincent" 's long-lasting battery run, and lightweight design makes it the ideal cordless vacuum to use on your tile floors.
This light-duty model features a 2-in-1 handheld design making it versatile enough to be used as an upright stick vacuum or a handheld one with just a button click.
Its wheels are covered in rubber so you won't leave marks on your tiled floor.
Although it is a vacuum created for tile floors, it is designed with two high power motors that make the suction more powerful, ideal for cleaning up messes on carpet and hard floors. Some users report of the suction not being high-power enough, and I suggest going over the area a couple of times for any debris missed.
You may also use this handheld vacuum for a relatively long cleaning period of up to 23 minutes (uninterrupted!). Since it has no cords and is lightweight, you can clean tile floors all over your place and even your car.
The ROOMIE "Vincent" has a self-standing upright position so you can park it at a corner or small space when not in use, but you can easily fold it down for more accessible storage.
This 2.2lb unit also comes with a 2-in-1 crevice, useful beds, curtains, and even vehicle interiors leading users to dub this the best cordless vacuum.
Some of you may prefer stick vacuums for their weight and compact make. But not all stick vacs can be transformed into three modes (stick form, handheld vacuum, or an extended one). And this is exactly what makes the Dirt Devil Simpli-Stik cut above the rest.
One of the main benefits of using a stick vacuum is that it is lightweight enough to carry around the house for cleaning. This vacuum is even lighter because it is bagless vacuum (dirt collected is easy to dispose of).
Although not cordless, it can still cover much ground as it's cord extends to 16 feet, making it an excellent option for other (cordless) vacuums, too. Aside from this, it is also the right size to vacuum smaller spaces.
This is one of the models that is a practical option for vacuuming tile floors as it comes with a rinsable filter although you'll have to let it dry for at least a day before using.
It is an excellent option for vacuuming hard and wood floors, tiles, and even rugs as the nozzle suction is strong enough to suck the debris. A crevice tool is also part of the package making it simple to reach farther areas, further establishing this model as the best stick vacuum for tile floors.
The Dirt Devil Simpli-Stik carries the ideal size and shapes for a compact vacuum that's a breeze to use. In addition, its stick silhouette is packed with technology that is powerful yet gentle enough to clean floors and tiles.
Wet Dry, when appropriately used, works wonders! The Hoover FloorMate Deluxe is equipped with its signature SpinScrub element that effectively washes tile floors without leaving neither droplets nor scratches behind.
This wet dry vacuum for tile floor's patented 360 ° counter-rotating brushes are game-changers. They help you clean up spills by spinning efficiently and cleaning wet messes with its rotating motion and suction.
As it sucks in the liquid, the dual-tank technology kicks in and separates clean and dirty water which are both easy to dispose of. Aside from sucking in messes, this vacuum also has a wash and dry option, which allows users to clean bare floors with dusting brushes and solutions. And then dry them by flipping a switch.
Also, you can make the most out of this device with the CleanSurge Control that gets detergent on stained or extra-traffic areas that would otherwise need scrubbing.
You would not want traditional scrubbing near your ceramic tile, so let this vacuum do the work.
Some users report the device not working after a few months of use. So utmost care for the vacuum is suggested as it may be more likely to be sensitive because of its use and exposure of water or liquids.
The Hoover FloorMate Deluxe's cleans, steams, AND takes care of precious tiles like promised. Plus, it removes grout that regular steam mops might otherwise miss, a sign of being one of the best wet dry vacuums for tiles in the market.
A vac that cleans not only dirt that you can see but also invisible tiny particles is worth every penny! Have allergies? This Miele Complete C3 Tile Floor Vacuum could be your new cleaning buddy as it has the HEPA AirClean filter that aggressively traps pollen and allergens.
This canister vacuum is also designed with the Electro Comfort brush that works well with low-pile carpet, area rugs, and of course, bare floors and tiles.
This brush features a floating head and a swiveling neck for smooth maneuverability. Combined with the Parquet Twister for 180-degree rotation, it offers agility and gentleness when vacuuming surfaces.
It also has a surprising self-adjusting setting that keeps your cleaning smooth over tiles or carpets as the vacuum automatically adjusts suction depending on which surface it is on.
My favorite feature is that which sucks in allergens and keeps it within the vacuum until it's time to dispose of.
This vacuum is best for allergies, whether from dust, dander, and allergens of various nature thanks to its HEPA filter and its AirClean filtration feature. The brand claims to capture 99.9% of lung-damaging particles.
And you know, these days health is a top priority. This Miele Complete C3 makes sure that allergens are confined within the canister, making you worry less about the particles that are recirculating back into the air.
What to Look for in a Tile Floor Vacuum
Just as you would decide on any purchase for your home or office, it is best to consider buying products based on why you need them.
Getting vacuums for tile floors should involve proper research as you would not want to scratch or break your tiles by having the wrong device.
Check out some factors you may want to think through before buying your next vacuum.
Various styles have been covered by this review. These days, handheld vacuums are growing popular because of their size but for homeowners who wish to explore with vacuums with more power like new models of canister vacuums.
Stick vacuums are another option for those who do not wish to deal with the size of canister styles.
If you want to be smart and effortless, go for a robot vacuum that can do cleaning on schedule and command.
Crevices are perhaps one of the essential attachments to vacuums. With this, one can clean hard to reach corners, sofa edges, and car interiors after their tile floors.
Upholstery attachments are also great for getting the dust off curtains, bedsheets, and the like.
Pet attachments or pet grooming tools are also a big plus to pet owners who wish to groom their pets and clean after areas that their furry friends frequent around the house.
How heavy a vacuum is can also determine how tired you will be after covering large spaces. Lightweight vacuums are preferred these days as they are the ones that are easiest to transport and use anywhere.
Be sure to choose a vacuum with a weight that can be comfortable for your use. Too heavy and it is a burden, too light it might break easily.