Top 5 of The Best Robot Mops of 2018 - Vacuum Cleaner Reviews

By Michael Fisher·Jul 18, 2017· 5 min read

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Let's be honest - manual mopping is not the best thing to do when you have free time. Thanks to the technology progress, there are robot cleaners that mop making our life more comfortable.

[Update, December 2018] ILIFE released the new mopping robot W400 that was designed to mop bare floors.

The iRobot Braava 380t

The Braava 380T is something different from other devices we've seen from iRobot. This robot is the best model in their floor mopping series built for hardwood floors. In the box there is a NorthStar Navigation Cube that projects a signal that Braava uses to determine its location. As Braava cleans, it uses this signal to build a map of the area, mapping walls, obstacles and drop-offs as it encounters them.

Let's see what iRobot proposes for the under $300 price in this short review.

mopping robot vacuum from iRobot Braava 380t

Pros

  • Dual mode: dry and damp. The first one picks up dust and dirt while the second one provides deep cleaning
  • Multi Pass Technology allows the robot to clean even the toughest stains
  • It is quiet compared to other Roomba robots
  • Recharging time: 2 h
  • Weight just 4 lbs (1.8kg)

Cons

  • The Braava 380t can't get to its charging station automatically. You need to do it manually right after the robot finishes its job.
  • It comes with the NorthStar Navigation Cube that helps the robot find its way around. For more than one room you have to buy one more NorthStar.
  • No remote, no scheduling

Click here to see customers reviews about the Braava 380T on Amazon

Watch the iRobot Braava 380t floor mopping robot review

The Braava 380T robot is an excellent option if you want a cleaning tool to wet mop any bare floor like tile or marble.


ECOVACS Deebot Ozmo 930

ECOVACS Deebot Ozmo 930 is a smart robot that will leave your carpets dry when mopping

The ECOVACS Deebot Ozmo 930 is equipped with a water container for mopping. The coolest thing about the Ozmo 930 is its Ozmo system. You can control the level of water dripping in the app. The Deebot comes with a bunch of sensors that are able to recognize carpeted flooring thus making the robot to avoid carpets when it is in the mopping mode.

In the ECOVACS app, you can also set virtual boundaries and customize a cleaning zone. Since the water container is not big, you can prioritize a particular room you want the robot to clean first.

On top of the robot, there is a tower with a laser inside that scans an interior to remember the layout and where to clean. With mapping, the robot needs less time to cover a cleaning area making it more efficient.

The Deebot has a suction inlet in the box that collects debris without it getting stuck as it happens with bristled cleaning brushes.

Pros

  • Takes less time to clean than robots with random navigation
  • Ozmo system controls the level of water dripping
  • The robot leaves carpets dry when mopping
  • You can prioritize some areas to clean first
  • Able to recognize surface types
  • Suction inlet collects dust and effortless to maintain

Cons

  • a bit tall and cannot get under some furniture

ILIFE V7S Plus

ILIFE is a company that ranks tops among China's leading companies in the intelligent cleaning robot industry. The ILIFE V7S Plus is a vacuuming & mopping robot hybrid specified to clean larger areas than previous versions.

ILIFE V7S Plus

Pros

  • Decent run time
  • Large water tank
  • Two-stage anti-allergen HEPA filtration system
  • Produces only 60 dB less noisy than other vacuums
  • Minimalist design
  • Easy to use
  • The cheapest one if you buy it on Gearbest

Cons

  • Does not have an intelligent system and moves randomly over the cleaning area
  • No Wi-Fi support

Price & Purchace

You can get the ILIFE V7S Pro for a little under $190 on Gearbest and for about $280 on Amazon.

*prices may change

Bottom Line

The ILIFE V7S Pro is not perfect, but it does its job well on thin carpets and bare floors. Thanks to the water tank, you do not need to keep the mopping cloth damp manually, but you probably should soak the mop before starting cleaning.

Overall, it is a reasonable budget 2-in-1 robot vacuum for a bare floor.


360 S6

The new smart 360 S6 robot vacuum cleaner is a budget option for hardwood

The 360 S6 is not only a decent robot cleaner that sweeps, but it also is an excellent choice for those who are looking for a mop feature. With the 150 ml water tank, the robot can wet mop laminate, tile, linoleum for about 60 minutes until the container has no water inside. You can fill the box with water again if you need the robot to clean longer or if it did not cover all area the first time.

The 360 S6 is a good option because of mapping. When the robot knows your layout, it calculates the most efficient way of cleaning to finish mopping as soon as possible whereas other devices run around until a battery needs to recharge.

If there are carpets you don't want the robot to mop, set virtual boundaries in the 360Smart app and all the carpets will be safe and dry. The app allows customizing zones to clean. You can simply set where the 360 S6 needs to clean and let the robot do the rest.

Pros

  • The LIDAR mapping technology lets the robot to finish cleaning faster making mopping to be more efficient
  • In the mop mode, the 360 S6 can work the whole 60 minutes until the container gets dry
  • A washable HEPA reduces the frequency of replacing the filter
  • Virtual walls can block the robot from damping carpets in a mop mode
  • The robot works quietly

Cons

  • The robot is not compatible with Alexa enabled devices and Google Home

Roborock Xiaowa

Roborock Xiaowa is one of the best budget robot mops in the industry

The Roborock Xiaowa is equipped with a gyroscope that helps the robot to create a map of the room it has cleaned. It has a water container to mop bare floors and strong suction to catch and suck dust and debris.

Botanically biomimetic wet mopping system mimics a tree with the filter as roots and mopping cloth as leaves. It can control the water seepage organically for wet mopping of about 60 minutes. Uniform water seepage is achieved during mopping. The mopping cloth will not be overflowed when the cleaner is still. The mopping cloth has the width equal to that of the main brush and works in the principle of cleaning first and then mopping.

It has a 9 cm short body that fits under most furniture. The gyroscope mapping is not as efficient as the LIDAR yet is better than random navigation. The robot moves in straight lines methodically covering every spot of cleaning area.

Pros

  • Strong suction sweeps debris before wet mopping a floor
  • The water tank is easy to install. Just slide it underneath until it clicks
  • The robot is only 9 cm in height and can reach most of places
  • Has an affordable price

Cons

  • Doesn't have digital boundaries

Read next: Best robot vacuums for carpet

Top 5 the best robot mops specifications and features

Braava 380tECOVACS Deebot Ozmo 930ILIFE V7S Plus360 S6Roborock Xiaowa
Sweep mode operation time (min)150110140120120
Water container size (ml)N/AN/A450150N/A
Mappingnoyesnoyesyes
Battery capacity (mAh)2,0003,2002,6003,2002,600
Virtual boundariesyesyesnoyesno
Appnoyesyesyesyes
HEPAnoyesyesyesyes
Climbing ability (in / cm)N/A0.63 / 160.59 / 150.66 / 170.79 / 20
Height (in / cm)3.07 / 7.84.02 / 10.23.31 / 8.43.93 / 103.54 / 9
Noise level (dB)N/A65605568
Suction power (Pa)N/A1,0001,8006001,800
Schedulingnoyesyesyesyes
Warranty12 months12 months12 months12 months12 months

Which robot cleaner to buy for hardwood?

The Braava 380t is not only wet mopping bare floor, the robot also is polishing it. Unfortunately, it does not have an app, and you cannot control it from your phone.

The ECOVACS Deebot Ozmo 930 is a smart machine that will not damp carpet when mopping which sets you free from automatically placing it in the bare floor area.

The ILIFE V7S Plus is very quiet when operate and has the biggest container that makes the robot running long before you need to fill it up with water again.

The 360 S6 is excellent for bigger homes. With virtual boundaries, you can block of carpet areas so the robot will not go over it.

The Roborock Xiaowa is a short robot cleaner that can get under most furniture. It is more efficient than the ILIFE thanks to the gyroscope.

Still have questions which robot vacuum to buy for your home? Ask us in the comment section down below, and we'll try to help you out.

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