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Best robot mops for keeping floors clean and shiny

If you feel like you’re constantly cleaning your floors, a robot mop could help you to banish the good old mop and bucket for good.

By Gemma Wilcock | Last updated Feb 18, 2022

robot mop moving under woman's feet

When you have children or animals (or both) in your home, it’s almost impossible to keep your floors clean. But if you invest in a robot mop, you could come home to sparkling floors every day.

Similar to robot vacuum cleaners, which save you from having to get your regular vacuum cleaner out for every spillage, robot mops will do all the hard work for you every time your floors get dirty. All you need to do is make sure the water tank is full. The mop will then get to work using pre-programmed patterns and an integrated mop cloth to tackle dirt in various areas of your home. 

Some robot mops have been designed to do both mopping and hoovering, with other handy features include mapping technology, sensors for navigating around carpet and furniture, voice control and phone activation. But which models are best?

To help you work out which ones are worth their price tag, we scoured the Mumsnet forums to see which robot mops families rate for leaving their floors gleaming every time. To help us whittle down the list of products, we then cross-checked them with other expert review sites and online retailers, such as Amazon and John Lewis & Partners, noting key specs like their features, capacity and battery life.

Whether you’ve got a small apartment or a large house, here are the best robot mops to buy in 2022 to suit all needs.

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1. Best overall robot mop: Roborock S7

Roborock S7 robot vacuum cleaner

Price: £660 | Buy now from Amazon 

“Roborock S7 is fantastic. Fully maps the house so you can tell it to clean specific rooms. Cleans efficiently, following a pattern so the whole floor is cleaned. Learns where you have hard floor and carpets and doesn't mop the carpet areas etc. It's so fab that I have two - an S5 Max for upstairs and the new S7 for downstairs.” (Tried and tested by Mumsnet user ChequerBoard

The Roborock S7 is the ultimate in robot cleaning, managing to successfully hoover your floors and scrub them clean in next to no time. 

The wiper vibrates up to 3,000 times per minute to remove even dried-on stains. And while some hybrid machines can leave carpets and rugs soaking, one of the mop’s big selling points is that it automatically lifts the mop head when it’s not on hard floors so you won’t come home to find all your carpets wet. 

With an impressive suction power of 2,500 Pa (short for pascal), the vacuum works hard to remove dust and dirt from your floor, with laser distance sensors for mapping out your home and setting no-go zones. You can schedule cleaning and change settings using voice control via Alexa or Google Assistant, or through the app on your phone.

The 300ml water tank can clean up to 200 square metres in one session and the battery can run for up to three hours. When it’s low, the S7 will automatically head back to its dock to recharge.

The 470ml bin is a decent enough size, but because the mop sucks up dust and dirt so well you may have to empty it often. For minimal fuss, the S7+ will be available in the UK very soon and it has an Auto Empty Dock which removes the contents for you.  

Pros  

  • Vibrates to scrubs floors 
  • Battery lasts up to three hours
  • Option to set no-go zones
  • Voice control
  • Good app 

Cons 

  • Very expensive
  • No auto-emptying option as yet
  • Bin may need regular emptying

Key specs

  • Type: Vacuum cleaner and mop
  • Suction: 2,500 Pa
  • Auto bin emptying: No
  • Water capacity: 300ml

2. Best budget robot mop: Venga! Robot Vacuum Cleaner

Venga! Robot Cleaner

Price: From £153.59 | Buy now from Amazon

“I've got this one. I'm really impressed with it. Particularly for the price.” (Rated by Mumsnet user DialSquare)

Robot mops can come with a hefty price tag, but the Venga! Robot Vacuum Cleaner does the job at a much less eye-watering cost.

With a suction power of 1,600 Pa, the mop isn’t as powerful as the Roborock S7, but it is good enough for everyday cleaning. Two side brushes and a large central brush sweep up dust and dirt from the ground, climbing up to 1.8cm over carpets and rugs. 

It’s simple to use, with a one-touch function that sets it on an automatic cleaning cycle. There are six cleaning modes to choose from which can be easily selected using the device’s remote control. 

Sensors detect furniture, the edges of walls and stairs to prevent any collisions, and the battery can run for up to two hours (or an hour when on maximum suction) before the mop needs to head back to its dock to charge. You won’t get a deep clean like you will with the S7 though, so you may still need to get the mop and bucket out every now and then.

Pros 

  • Good price
  • Vacuums and mops
  • Six cleaning modes
  • Self-charging

Cons  

  • Suction isn’t as powerful as the likes of the Roborock S7
  • Battery charge doesn’t last as long as other robot mops
  • Some users have found it gets stuck under furniture easily

Key specs

  • Type: Vacuum cleaner and mop
  • Suction: 1,600 Pa
  • Auto bin emptying: No
  • Water capacity: 300ml

3. Best robot mop for large areas: ECOVACS DEEBOT N8+

Ecovac Deebot N8+ robot vacuum cleaner

Price: £599.99 | Buy now from Amazon

“I have an ECOVACS DEEBOT N8. It mops and vacuums. All you have to do it fill up the water station - it fills itself up and empties the dirty water at the station. The vacuum bags are also quite big so you don’t have to change them every week.” (Recommended by Mumsnet user Rosiiiiie

If you don’t want to keep checking the bin on your hybrid mop, ECOVACS have designed the DEEBOT N8+ which has a bin that doesn’t need to be emptied for over four weeks. 

The N8+’s main selling point is that it features an auto-emptying station with a bag that can hold up to 2.5 litres of dust, dirt and hair, so you can leave it to do its thing with minimal fuss. You will need to manually attach the mop pad though. 

The mop can be easily controlled by the ECOVACS Home App, with laser technology and sensors which allow you to map out your home. It’s also compatible with Google Assistant and Alexa so you send it to clean using your voice.

The N8+ has been designed to detect and avoid carpet when mopping, but some reviewers have found that it can get stuck around certain objects such as cables and rugs. 

Pros 

  • Auto-emptying station
  • Mapping technology
  • Auto-charge battery
  • Voice control-compatible
  • Carpet detection

Cons 

  • Pricey
  • Some users found it gets stuck moving over different flooring
  • Applying the pad for mopping can be fiddly
  • Some people had issues with the mapping

Key specs 

  • Type: Vacuum cleaner and mop
  • Suction: 2,300 Pa
  • Auto bin emptying: Yes
  • Water capacity: 240ml

4. Best robot mop for tile floors: Roborock S5 Max

Roborock S5 Max robot vacuum cleaner

Price: £472 | Buy now from Amazon

“I have the Roborock S5 Max which is a 2-in-1 vacuum and mop. It's the best thing ever. I researched quite a few before getting this and watched countless videos on Vacuum Wars (YouTube) before getting it.” (Tried and tested by Mumsnet user Porseb)

If your home has lots of hard flooring, then a 2-in-1 robot mop like the Roborock S5 Max will help you tackle everyday dust and muddy footprints that come with a busy home. 

The S5 Max has three levels of water flow for cleaning different floor types and a decent sized bin, which is important if you want to leave your robot mop to do its thing for longer periods of time. The mapping technology allows you to select which rooms you want cleaning and which areas to avoid, so you can target the areas of your home that need it most. 

For homes with multiple floors, the mop identifies where edges or drops are to navigate around them and it can mount obstacles of up to 2cm. 

You don’t need to worry about the battery running out mid-clean with this robot mop as it returns to the dock to recharge when it drops to less than 20%. While the suction power isn’t as impressive as the likes of the Roborock S7, this mop has lots of handy features for making light work of your floors - and is quite a bit cheaper too. 

Pros

  • Good all-round vacuum and mop
  • Voice control-compatible
  • App control
  • Edge detection
  • Has a shock absorber

Cons 

  • Some users have found the floors need to cleaned twice with the mop
  • Suction power isn’t as powerful as other Roborock mops like the S7

Key specs

  • Type: Vacuum cleaner and mop
  • Suction: 2,000 Pa
  • Auto bin emptying: No
  • Water capacity: 290ml

5. Best robot mop for hardwood floors: Coredy R750 Robot Vacuum Cleaner

Coredy R750 robot vacuum cleaner

Price: £279.99 | Buy now from Amazon

“We have a Coredy R750. It’s brilliant. Hoovers AND mops!” (Rated by Mumsnet user Adirondack)

With an electronically controlled water pump and sensors that detect the humidity and dryness of surfaces, the Coredy R750’s clever mopping technology can adapt the flow of water so that it only uses what’s needed. 

A hybrid vacuum and mop, it also automatically increases its suction power - up to 2,000 Pa - when moving from hard flooring to carpet to remove dust and dirt. With a battery running time of up to two hours, your floors can get a regular clean with minimal fuss.

Compared to other mops in our round-up, it doesn’t feature mapping technology, although it is slightly cheaper. Instead, it comes with boundary strips which keeps the R750 from cleaning certain areas. The mop’s HEPA filter will be useful for those who suffer from allergies.

Pros  

  • Vacuum and mop
  • Vacuum increases suction when moving over carpet
  • Reasonable price
  • Voice and app controls
  • Electronically controlled pump
  • HEPA filter

Cons

  • Some users have found it comes on when it’s not scheduled to
  • May occasionally get stuck
  • Doesn’t have mapping navigation

Key specs 

  • Type: Vacuum cleaner and mop
  • Suction: 2,000 Pa
  • Auto bin emptying: No
  • Water capacity: not stated

6. Best robot mop for pet owners: Eufy RoboVac X8 Hybrid

Eufy RoboVac X8 robot vacuum cleaner

Price: £399.99 | Buy now from Amazon

“Eufy do a version with a mop, or really more of a wiper. DS1 is very happy with his.” (Recommended by Mumsnet user TrickyD)

Thanks to its twin turbine technology, the Eufy RoboVac X8 Hybrid will quickly suck up dog and cat hair and wipe the floors clean so you don’t have to get the mop and bucket out after every dog walk. 

The 2-in-1 vacuum and mop can be scheduled to clean your floors, using laser navigation to map out your rooms. You can set multi-floor maps so your little robot helper knows where to clean and where to avoid. There are basic functions on the top of the Eufy RoboVac or you can use the app and voice control to change settings.

The 250ml water tank allows the mop to work for up to 140 minutes, although some reviewers have found that the mop is quite basic, with a washable cloth that wipes the floor rather than scrub it. As such, we’d recommend the Eufy for everyday maintenance rather than for tackling deep-set stains. 

Pros 

  • Twin turbines for powerful suction
  • Multi-floor mapping
  • Good for all flooring
  • Can be controlled through the app or voice control

Cons  

  • Some users have had issues with the mapping 
  • Mopping is quite basic so better for day-to-day maintenance
  • No self-emptying bin

Key specs

  • Type: Vacuum cleaner and mop
  • Suction: 2,000 Pa
  • Auto bin emptying: No
  • Water capacity: 250ml

7. Best robot wet mop: iRobot Braava Jet m6

iRobot Braava m6 robot vacuum cleaner

Price: £699 | Buy now from Amazon

“I have an iRobot Braava - he is so cute. His mopping is much more orderly than my Deboot vacuum that just goes in random directions banging into everything. [The Braava] goes around spraying and moping, chirping ‘blue army’ when he squirts [water].” (Rated by Mumsnet user Allsloppy)

“I've got the iRobot vacuum and the iRobot mop. I wanted two separate ones because the robot can be vacuuming upstairs whilst downstairs is being mopped. The mop is great but after two rooms it needs to be recharged - which is fine really.” (Tried and tested by Mumsnet user StephenBelafonte)

The iRobot Braava Jet m6 is the only robot mop on our list that doesn’t vacuum. It sweeps your floors of any dirt, but it’s focus is very much on scrubbing them.

iRobot have been making robotics for over 30 years, including a range of vacuum cleaners, such as the iRobot Roomba S9, which the m6 can work in tandem with. The Imprint Smart Mapping allows you to build maps of your home, navigating the mop around the rooms that need cleaning, being sure to get into corners and along edges. 

Using the app or voice control, you can easily send it to clean up a mess as soon as it happens. Because the m6 focuses on mopping, it has lots to offer when it comes to cleaning. There are four settings to choose from - all you need to do is attach the appropriate cleaning pad and the m6 automatically knows what to do. The mop sprays water to loosen dirt, making sure to avoid surrounding furniture, rugs and walls. 

It also suggests an extra mop of your home if the pollen count is high or your pet has been shedding more than normal. The m6 won’t go over carpet though, so it’s probably better suited for homes with lots of hard flooring. It’s expensive too, but there’s lots of great features to help keep your floors gleaming that we think it’s worth the outlay.

Pros 

  • Focuses on mopping
  • Good for hard floor cleaning
  • Good navigation system
  • Four cleaning methods
  • Precision jet spray
  • App- and voice control-compatible

Cons  

  • Expensive
  • Doesn’t travel over carpets
  • Doesn’t vacuum

Key specs 

  • Type: Mop only
  • Suction: N/A
  • Auto bin emptying: No
  • Water capacity: Not stated

8. Best robot mop for regular cleaning: Eufy Robovac G10 Hybrid

Eufy Robovac G10 robot vacuum cleaner

Price: £249.99 | Buy now from Amazon

“Mine is called Rupert and he is the best thing I've ever bought! I have the G10 Hybrid for hard flooring so he sweeps and mops. I am shocked at just how much he picks up every day. I thought I would still need to do a proper hoover once a week, but I've had him a month and Henry hasn't come out from under the stairs. My only small complaint is that I need to remember to empty his dust collector daily.” (Rated by Mumsnet user snaxinyourslacks)

For everyday maintenance, the Eufy Robovac G10 Hybrid has been specially designed to keep hard floors clean.

The mop uses smart navigation technology to move around your home, sweeping and mopping to remove everyday dirt and mess. However, while other robot mops like the Roborock S7 scrub the floor, the G10 only wipes, so don’t get rid of your mop and bucket just yet. 

When it comes to hoovering, the two suction settings have been designed for hard floors, with a maximum suction power of 2,000 Pa, however it should be able to remove light crumbs from rugs and carpets. The battery is self-charging, but the maximum running time of 100 minutes is on the low side.

Pros 

  • Designed for hard floors
  • Change settings via the app 
  • Compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant
  • Self-charging battery

Cons 

  • Users claim the mop offers more of a wipe down than a deep clean
  • Bin isn’t self-emptying
  • Battery life isn’t great
  • Can’t recognise carpet/rugs

Key specs 

  • Type: Vac and mop
  • Suction: 2,000 Pa
  • Auto bin emptying: No
  • Water capacity: Not specified

9. Best value robot mop: Ultenic D5s Pro Robot Vacuum Cleaner

Ultenic DS5 robot vacuum cleaner

Price: £219.99 | Buy now from Amazon

Thanks to its powerful suction, large bin and water tank, the Ultenic D5s Pro has a lot of great features at a really good price. 

It can vacuum separately, mop separately, or vacuum and mop at the same time. Choose from three different mopping levels via the app, voice control or the included remote control.

The battery can run for up to two hours and, although the bin isn’t self-emptying, it can hold up to 700ml so you won’t need to empty it too often. Carpet detection automatically increases the power to 3,000 Pa when moving from hard floors to make sure it gets rid of dust, dirt and pet hair. 

The navigation system maps out your home but, unlike Roborock mops that use built in technology to map out no-go areas, you have to set these using boundary strips on the floor.  

Pros

  • Powerful suction 
  • Can be controlled by the app and voice control
  • Carpet detection
  • Large dust bin
  • Good price 

Cons

  • Mapping technology isn’t as advanced as other robot mops
  • No self-emptying bin 

Key specs 

  • Type: Vacuum cleaner and mop
  • Suction: 3,000 Pa
  • Auto bin emptying: No
  • Water capacity: 300ml

Is a robot mop any good? 

For everyday cleaning, a robot mop will do a good job of keeping your floors clean. It can be a really useful household device if you’re busy and don’t have time to regularly get your mop and bucket.  

Similar to robot vacuum cleaners, which shouldn’t completely replace a regular vacuum cleaner, a robot mop is best for maintaining a clean floor or mopping up everyday dirt and spills. You’ll likely still need to give your floors a good clean from time to time, especially to get rid of any deep-set stains. 

How do I choose the best robot mop? 

Price

You’ll struggle to find a robot mop under £100 so this is an investment. Decent robot mops start from around £150 and go up to over £500. 

Hybrid 

Lots of the robot mops on the market are also vacuum cleaners. This is really handy if you want a machine that will give your floors a good clean every day. 

Power

Check the suction power to see how well the robot mop will suck up the dirt and dust - generally they range from around 1,600 to 3,000 Pa. The higher the pascal rating, the better the mop’s suction power.

Bin size

Look at the bin capacity to see how much dirt and dust the mop can hold as this will determine how often it needs emptying. Some hybrids are self-emptying so you won’t need to worry about checking the bin as often.

Battery life

Check how long the battery lasts for and how long it takes to charge - this will be important if you have a large space to clean. For uninterrupted cleaning, look out for mops that head straight back to the dock when they need to recharge. 

Water tank 

The size of your water tank will determine how much mopping can be done without your intervention. Also look out for different water flows which can cater to different flooring and cleaning methods.

Mopping efficiency

The most basic robot mops will wipe the floor with a cloth, which is fine for everyday spills and dirt but won’t give you a deep-clean. Other machines may scrub or offer a choice of settings for different levels of cleaning.

Extras features 

Robot mops with sensors and lasers are really handy for mapping your home and setting no-go zones. Look out for a mop with object detection technology so that it avoids furniture and detects carpet.

Robot mops with app controls will make it easy to change settings and schedule cleaning. Some mops are also compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant so you can set them to clean using voice control. 

Which robot mop is best? 

We think the Roborock S7 is the best all-round robot mop. With an impressive suction power, it hoovers up dust and dirt and then scrubs the floor using a wiper that vibrates up to 3,000 times per minute. 

The S7 automatically lifts the mop head when it’s not on hard floors so it doesn’t leave carpets or rugs wet. You can set no-go zones and schedule cleaning, and it can all be easily controlled through voice control or an app on your phone. 

How we chose our recommendations 

When compiling our list of recommendations, our trusted and experienced journalists spend hours researching each product category, using a variety of sources to evaluate which products are the best.

Many of the recommendations for robot mops came from Mumsnet users themselves who’ve spent hours of their time putting the products through their paces in everyday situations at home.  

We searched the Mumsnet forums for posts about which robot mops our users really rated and then researched expert review sites and retailers, such as Amazon and John Lewis & Partners, to help us whittle down our list of tried-and-tested products.

During our research, we vetted each robot mop, considering the quality, safety, value for money, extra features and functionality to ensure they performed well across the board. 

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