Top 5 Best Robot Vacuum Cleaners for Hardwood Floors of 2019

By Michael Fisher·Updated: Aug 29, 2019· 8 min read

Are you tired of cleaning your hardwood floors? A robot vacuum cleaner isn't new on the market, but what is it right on a bare floor?

Some cleaners can do mopping and sweeping, and some just do mopping or sweeping. There are many things to consider before getting a robot vacuum for hardwood floors. Good news is most cleaners provide a great job on bare flooring, some of them have extra features such as mapping or restricted areas, some bounces around until need to recharge. We picked the best models that would leave your hardwood floors clean.

Let's check out the top 5 best robot vacuum cleaners for hardwood floors of 2019.

Features 360 S6 robot vacuum
360 S6
Braava Jet m6
Braava Jet m6
Proscenic M7
Proscenic M7
Eufy 11S MAX
Eufy 11S MAX
ECOVACS DEEBOT OZMO 920
ECOVACS DEEBOT OZMO 920
Working Time (min) 90 N/A 120 110 130
Charging Time (min) 150 180 200 300 300
Battery Capacity (mAh) 3,200 N/A 3,200 2,600 N/A
Suction Power (Pa) 1800 - 2,200 2,000 1,200
Noise Level (dB) 55 N/A 72 55 66
Filter Washable HEPA HEPA Washable HEPA High-Efficiency Filter High-Efficiency Filter
Dust Box Capacity (ml) 400 - 500 600 430
Water Tank Size (ml) 150 N/A 500 - 240
Recharge & Resume yes yes yes no yes
Scheduling yes yes yes yes yes
Mopping Function yes yes yes no yes
Virtual Walls yes yes yes no yes
Smartphone App 360Smart iRobot HOME Proscenic Robotic ECOVACS HOME ECOVACS HOME
Warranty 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year
Price $329.99 ~$500 ~$430 ~$200 ~$700

1. 360 S6

Cheap Yet Smart

360 S6

Budget smart model

Has strong suction. Suitable for pet hair because of a disassemble cleaning brush. One of the quietest models on the market. Supports digital virtual walls and zoned cleaning.

360 S6 Quick Review

The 360 S6 is mop robot vacuum cleaner for hardwood floors. It is one of the smartest yet budget robot vacuum cleaners on the market. At the top of the robot vacuum cleaner, you will find a "head" with a laser inside and two buttons: home mode, power. Two side brushes help pick up dirt along the edges and corners. On the bottom, there are bristled brush and two large wheels with the climbing ability of 17 mm. The robot vacuums and mops, and what is really cool is that you can set zones where you don't want the robot to go and create areas the 360 S6 needs to work in. It has six cleaning modes: quiet, balanced, turbo, max, zoned cleanup, carpet boost (increase suction power to its max level when recognized a carpeted surface). The robot stores up to 10 floor plans and is suitable for multiple level houses.

Ideal for multi-story houses

Keep in mind, the robot does not remove big stains but is suitable for everyday duties.

Pros

  • A very stable smartphone app
  • Strong suction
  • Handles pet hair with ease
  • Vacuums and mops
  • Decent job on hardwood floors
  • Affordable price
  • Washable HEPA filter
  • Creates a map of an interior using LIDAR system
  • Builds a cleaning path on its own
  • Long battery life
  • Saves 10 floor plans and is able to recognize where it is when cleaning
  • Supports virtual block offs and zone cleaning
  • Works on bare floor and carpets up to 17 mm of height
  • You can track the 360 S6 in real-time and watch how it is creating a map of cleaning area.

Cons:

  • Is not compatible with Amazon Alexa/Google Home

Is the 360 S6 good for hardwood floors?

The 360 S6 has a cleaning brush that is a mix of rubber and bristles and does not scratch wood floors. You can set zoned cleaning to make it avoid carpets in mopping mode. It is a smart and budget model suitable for bare floor and carpet.

2. Braava Jet m6

Our Mopping Pick

iRobot Braava jet m6

Sprays water to provide maximum mopping performance

Equipped with a camera that builds a map of the cleaning area. Follows a purposeful back-and-forth navigation pattern and does not miss a spot during mopping. Precision Jet Spray helps tackle sticky messes, grime, and kitchen grease. Ideal for large spaces. Because of the edge design, the robot gets closer to the walls and corners. Resumes a cleaning cycle until the cleaning job is complete. Maximized Edge Design gets into corners and along edges. Cleans under furniture and in other hard to reach spaces.

What Does the Braava Jet m6 Do

The Braava Jet m6 is one of the best budget robot vacuums from iRobot for hardwood floor and might be the best robot mop in the industry.

Equipped with a big water container and is able to cover large areas of hardwood floors. With the Precision Jet Spray system, the Braava m6 softens stains and gets rid of them. When the robot starts mopping, it builds a map of the cleaning area and follows a purposeful back-and-forth pattern, never missing a spot. Has a square shape that helps it to get closer to the walls and edges, reach hard-to-get places. 

Equipped with wet and dry mopping pads. By attaching one of these, the machine automatically selects the cleaning method. Has cleaning solution for a long-lasting fresh scent. 

The Braava Jet m6 resumes cleaning if didn’t finish the cycle before the battery dies

The Braava jet m6 is one of the best mopping robots in the industry. Some users complain about the robot leaving marks on the floor, keep that in mind when decided to get one.

Pros

  • Supports Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant
  • Provides the best mopping performance on a hardwood floor
  • Builds a map of the cleaning area
  • Resumes cleaning after recharging
  • Has a square design that helps it to get closer to corners
  • Spraying system tackles stubborn stains
  • Suitable for big cleaning areas.

Cons

  • Doesn’t go over some thresholds. Climbing ability is not the best.

Reasons to buy the Braava Jet m6

It is suitable for bigger spaces, maps out an interior, and resumes cleaning if it didn’t finish before. If the Braava Jet m6 is a bit expensive for you, have a look at the Braava jet 240, it has a vibrating head, does not support Wi-Fi and is ideal for small zones like one room mopping, and costs less than $200.


3. Proscenic M7

Runner-Up

Proscenic M7

A 2-in-1 robot vacuum that has one of the largest water tanks

Has one of the strongest suction and a big water tank. Supports virtual boundaries and zoned cleaning. Suitable for big homes with carpets.

What makes the Proscenic M7 perfect for hardwood floors?

The Proscenic M7 has a 500 ml dustbin, and 500 ml water tank which is enough to cover a big area, most hybrid cleaners have ~150 ml water container. It follows a Y-shape path in mopping mode that provides better mopping performance. 

Equipped with the LDS laser, the Proscenic builds a map of the cleaning area, doesn’t miss a spot when cleaning. To avoid carpets, set virtual boundaries so the robot won’t cross them. It has one of the strongest suction and gets rid of ultra-fine to large debris easily.

It resumes cleaning in case the robot didn’t finish the job the first time. Note, the robot is not able to get rid of stubborn stains but will be ideal for light everyday cleaning.

Pros

  • Strong suction power and good climbing ability provide decent cleaning
  • It picks up pet hair
  • Compatible with Amazon Alexa / Google Home
  • Has a relatively big dust container
  • Equipped with a large water tank to cover more
  • Follows Y-shape in mopping mode
  • Has an affordable price considering the given features and strong suction.

Cons

  • Doesn't have selected room cleaning.

Reasons to buy the Prosenic M7

The Proscenic M7 has strong suction, supports restricted areas, zoned cleaning, etc. With a large water tank and Y-shape, it provides the best performance on hardwood flooring.


4. Eufy RoboVac 11S MAX

Budget Pick

Eufy RoboVac 11S MAX BoostIQ

The strongest budget model in the industry

Has 2,000 Pa of suction and is one of the quietest robots with strong suction. Ideal for average homes with carpets and pet hair.

The Eufy 11S Max Short Review

It is one of the strongest Eufy robot vacuums. It delivers 2,000 Pa of suction and comes with a price tag under $200. The robot does not mop but does a superb job on hardwood floors and carpets. It is ideal for pet hair. 

The 11S Max does not remember your floor plan; it would bouncing around until the battery needs recharging. Suitable for small to average homes with pets, hardwood floor, and carpets. The robot does not support Wi-Fi and can be controlled via the remote control that comes in the box.

Pros

  • The cheapest from the list
  • Has strong suction power
  • Eufy has amazing customer support
  • Increases suction on carpets.

Cons

  • Does not have mopping.

Why is the Eufy RoboVac 11S MAX the best robot vacuum cleaner for carpets and hardwood floors?

The newest 11S MAX is one of the most powerful machines in the Eufy family. Ideal for any surface handles pet hair, gets rid of ultra-fine to large debris. If you are looking for a decent robot vacuum for under $200, the Eufy RoboVac 11S MAX is for you.


5. ECOVACS DEEBOT Ozmo 920

Best Choice

ECOVACS DEEBOT Ozmo 920

Avoids carpets in mopping mode

Has the ability to set virtual boundaries when mopping to avoid carpets and automatically recognizes surface. Also supports zoned cleaning and can work directly in the kitchen and bedroom only if needed. Has one of the shortest body among laser-based robot cleaners.

What is the ECOVACS DEEBOT Ozmo 920

The ECOVACS DEEBOT Ozmo 920 is the newest in the model line. It has strong suction and an average-sized water tank. One of the biggest adventures of the DEEBOT: it is able to recognize surface. It knows where carpet is and boosts up suction when steps on one. Moreover, in mopping mode, it avoids carpets leaving them dry. 

If you want to be sure the Ozmo 920 won’t go over carpets, set digital virtual walls in the app. In the app, you can control a dripping water level.

Because of the suction port, the OZMO 920 is perfect for pet hair

The water tank covers about one-two rooms before it needs to be refilled with water again. The robot does not remove stubborn stains but does a good job mopping and avoiding carpets. 

Supports virtual boundaries, zoned cleaning, and can work directly in the kitchen if needed. Comes with a suction port for pet hair, it is tangle-free and works better on bare floor. The robot saves up to three floor plans and is suitable for houses with more than one floor.

Pros

  • Avoids carpets in mopping mode
  • Recognizes carpets and boosts suction in sweeping mode
  • Supports Alexa / Google Home
  • Has virtual boundaries and zoned cleaning
  • Can clean directly in a chosen room or a few
  • Builds a map of the cleaning area
  • Resumes cleaning
  • Has a short body
  • Ideal for pet hair
  • Follows a purposeful path.

Cons

  • Pricey

Why you should buy the ECOVACS DEEBOT Ozmo 920

One of the best solutions for mopping, the DEEBOT OZMO 920 recognizes carpets and avoid them in mopping mode. Has a decent battery life and strong suction. Because of the cleaning brush and suction port, the robot is suitable for carpets, bare floors, and pet hair. If you are looking for a premium robot vacuum that would mop and sweep, have a look at the ECOVACS DEEBOT Ozmo 920.


What is the best robot vacuum for hardwood floors?

Depending on what you are looking for, there are a few models that might suit your needs.

For those who need a smart yet budget machine with mopping and sweeping, have a look at the 360 S6. It is powerful, provides great cleaning performance on a hardwood floor but does not have a big water container, so if you need it to mop the whole house, you either need to refill the container or have a look at something else. Also, it is perfect for those who live in a multi-story house.

If you don’t need mopping but want a powerful robot vacuum for under $200, consider buying the Eufy RoboVac 11S MAX. It is the best model for the price.

People that have a big area with and without carpets should take a look at the Proscenic M7. It has a big water container and dustbin, follows a Y-shape path and overall a good pick if you want a smart and powerful machine that would be able to mop a big cleaning area. 

If you want to set and forget, consider buying the DEEBOT OZMO 920. It recognizes carpets and automatically avoids them in mopping mode. If you want to be sure it won’t go there, set virtual boundaries. Perfect for multi-story houses. We would recommend getting it for those who need mopping and sweeping and in addition to get extra smart features.

The Braava Jet m6 is the robot mop that would leave your floors stainless. If you don’t need sweeping and only looking for a robot that mops have a look at the m6, it builds a map, so it knows where to clean, resumes cleaning if needed, and spraying water to get rid of stubborn stains.


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