We Tested the Best Robot Mops for Squeaky Clean Floors

The ECOVACS DEEBOT N8+ Robot Vacuum and Mop is our favorite

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Robot mops can save you time by cleaning your floors for you. "It won’t be perfect, but they’re a huge convenience and can be a big help with household chores," says Becky Rapinchuk, The Spruce Cleaning Board member and founder of Clean Mama. We spent two days in The Lab testing robot vacuums and mops, evaluating each one's setup time, maneuverability, effectiveness, noise level, and overall value.

Our favorite, the ECOVACS DEEBOT N8+ Laser Mapping Vacuum and Robot Mop with Self-Empty, knocks out two household chores at once: vacuuming and mopping. It's the closest thing to hands-free cleaning that you can purchase right now.

Here, the best robot mops to help save you time on cleaning.

Our Top Picks

Best Overall: ECOVACS DEEBOT N8+ Laser Mapping Robot Vacuum and Mop with Self Empty

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Ecovacs DEEBOT N8+ Laser Mapping Vacuuming and Mopping Robot with Self Empty - White

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What We Like
  • Easy to set up

  • Powerful vacuum plus mop

  • Self-emptying base

  • Smart mapping

What We Don't Like
  • Brushes must be cleaned after mopping

  • Loud when emptying

What do buyers say? 72% of 1,100+ Amazon reviewers rated this product 4 stars or above.

The ECOVACS DEEBOT N8+ Robot Vacuum and Mop blew us away with its powerful vacuuming and smart mopping capabilities, and that's why it's our top pick. With one purchase, you can knock two cleaning chores off your list and move on to doing something (anything!) more fun than cleaning your floors.

Our tester was surprised that the DEEBOT N8+ mopped up all of our coffee and syrup spills while only leaving a little bit of residue behind. While many features of this vacuum-mop combo involve hands-free cleaning, our tester noted that you do have to manually clean the scrub brushes after mopping.

Besides its stellar mopping abilities, the N8+ expertly navigated and maneuvered through our obstacle course of couches and tables, and it was careful to take in the perimeters of the room before beginning its clean. This kind of smart technology is what keeps your baseboards and furniture safe from unnecessary robot mop bumps and run-ins.

This appliance also self-empties when in vacuum mode; plus, it smart maps your space and has obstacle avoidance technology. In our testing, it successfully avoided a sock, but it sucked up the USB cord, so in the real world, it likely won't avoid extra-small obstacles. We don't consider this a huge downside, since robot appliances with obstacle avoidance usually don't detect cords.

While the noise level of this robot vacuum and mop didn't bother our tester, she did note that it was extremely loud when self-emptying, so you likely wouldn't want to run it if a child was napping.

Type: Mop and vacuum | Battery Life: 110 minutes | Mapping: Yes | Filter Type
Replaceable | Smart Capabilities: Auto-empty, avoids carpets in mopping mode, advanced laser navigation, smart charge and resume, customizable mapping and scheduling

DEEBOT N8+ mopping syrup on testing floor

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Best Budget: iRobot Braava jet 240

iRobot Braava jet 240

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What We Like
  • Great for small spaces

  • Easy to use

  • Avoids carpets and rugs

What We Don't Like
  • Mop pads are not reusable

  • Limited smart features

The iRobot Braava jet 240 will clean your floors at half the price of other models. This robot mop packs a powerful punch for being the smallest and least expensive robot mop on our list. This model isn't a hybrid: It's a mop-only robot mop. It also doesn't include any notable smart features, but if you're looking for a small robot mop to surface clean your kitchen floors regularly, this is an excellent choice. Just press the "Clean" button, and it will get to work.

We didn't test this robot mop in The Lab, but for the price point, we think it's worth including. The Braava jet 240 has a 7-inch cleaning path width and is small enough to easily clean around table legs, against walls, and under furniture. The precision jet spray ensures that not too much water is sprayed on the floors, and it’s smart enough to avoid carpeted areas and rugs.

This iRobot Braava can use fresh-scent wet mopping pads, damp sweeping pads, or dry sweeping pads—all of which are disposable. You won't have to worry about washing your mop pads, but you'll have to purchase these refill pads separately. There are newer models in the iRobot Braava jet series that can pair with your Roomba to work together to vacuum and mop your floors, but again, for the price point, this is an excellent mop-only option.

Type: Mop | Battery Life: 60 minutes | Mapping: No | Filter Type: No filter | Smart Capabilities: Automatically adjusts mode based on pad type, precision jet spray, virtual wall boundaries

Best Splurge: ECOVACS DEEBOT T10+ Wi-Fi Connected Robot Vacuum and Mop with Auto Empty

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EcoVacs Deebot T10 Plus in white

Best Buy

What We Like
  • Scrubbing mop head

  • Obstacle avoidance

  • Smart mapping

What We Don't Like
  • AI technology isn't perfect

  • Long charging time

The ECOVACS DEEBOT T10+ is another incredible option for squeaky clean floors. When it comes to robot vacuum and mop combos, this was closely rated to our Best Overall pick, but the price point is significantly higher.

In The Lab, our tester noted that the robot mop was "actually scrubbing back and forth," as opposed to just lightly mopping the floor for a surface clean. He also appreciated that the device seemed methodical in its cleaning method, instead of randomly mopping the area. The T10+ mop cleaned up our coffee and syrup spills extremely well, leaving only a little bit of residue behind on the syrup spill area.

The DEEBOT T10+ also features obstacle avoidance, which is the latest technology in helping you achieve a safe, hands-free clean. In our testing, this machine successfully avoided a sock, but sucked up a USB cord, so the technology isn't perfect, but it's getting there. Overall, we were genuinely impressed with this vacuum and robot mop. We just wish the price point was a little more accessible.

Type: Mop and vacuum | Battery Life: 180 minutes | Mapping: Yes | Filter Type: Replaceable | Smart Capabilities: Auto-empty, avoids carpets in mopping mode, advanced laser navigation, object avoidance, smart charge and resume, customizable mapping and scheduling

ECOVACS T10 on testing floor

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Best for Pet Owners: eufy RoboVac X8 Hybrid Wi-Fi Robotic Vacuum Cleaner 2-in-1 Sweep and Mop

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eufy x8 robovac hybrid

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What We Like
  • Quiet operation

  • Speaks when turning on, off, and pausing

  • Expensive

What We Don't Like
  • Leaked after mopping

  • No object avoidance

The eufy RoboVac X8 Hybrid Robot Vacuum and Mop has two twin turbines that work to suck up pet hair and debris, making it an excellent choice for households with furry friends. It's also extremely quiet, so if you have animals that are sensitive to noise, they'll appreciate this robot vacuum-mop combo, too.

In our lab testing, we found that the RoboVac X8 Hybrid mopped up all of our spilled syrup and coffee, but it leaked a little bit once it had completed the job. Unfortunately, this is fairly common in robot mops, so we didn't dock it too many points for that mistake. Our tester loved that this model spoke when it turned on, off, and paused, making it simple to use. We weren't able to test this mop's boasted smart features in The Lab, but we have high expectations for our at-home testing process. As it stands, our tester noted that the price was a little high for its basic functions, but if it was on sale, this one is worth purchasing.

Type: Mop and vacuum | Battery Life: 180 minutes | Mapping: Yes | Filter Type: HEPA | Smart Capabilities: Advanced laser navigation, recharge and resume, spot cleaning, virtual wall boundaries, customizable mapping and scheduling

eufy by Anker x8 robot vacuum and mop on testing floor

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Expert Buying Tip

"Robot mops need to be monitored and tend to get a little too much water on the floors. You might need to follow behind with a towel."—Becky Rapinchuk, The Spruce Cleaning Board member and founder of Clean Mama

Best for Large Spaces: Yeedi Vac Station Robot Vacuum and Mop, Self-Emptying 3 in 1

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Yeedi Vac Station Robot Vacuum and Mop, Self-Emptying 3 in 1

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What We like
  • Easy to empty

  • Avoids carpets and rugs

  • Quiet operation

What We Don't Like
  • Vacuum not great

  • Instructions could be more clear

The Yeedi Vac Station Robot Vacuum and Mop boasts a 200-minute run time, so it's ideal for cleaning larger homes. In our testing, it also successfully avoided carpeting and rugs when it was in mopping mode, which is an excellent feature if you have various flooring types in your home. In our testing, we found that it's an excellent mop (4-star rating) and a fairly good vacuum (3-star rating).

Our tester found the online instructions a little difficult to locate since the quick start guides on the website didn't include any model numbers. Once she figured out how to operate the machine, she was impressed that it mopped up our coffee and syrup spills with ease, leaving only a little bit of residue behind. Perhaps the most notable feature is this mop's quiet operation. If you've got a large home, operating a loud robot vacuum and mop for a long period of time could become tiresome, but at 65 decibels, this appliance is relatively quiet.

Type: Mop and vacuum | Battery Life: 200 minutes | Mapping: Yes | Filter Type: Replaceable | Smart Capabilities: Avoids carpets in mopping mode, smart charge and resume, visual mapping, customizable mapping

yeedi robot mop on testing floor

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Final Verdict

Our top pick for a robot mop is the ECOVACS DEEBOT N8+ Laser Mapping Vacuum and Robot Mop with Self-Empty because it is a powerful vacuum and mop that cleaned up all of our testing messes quickly. Plus, it's easy to set up, operate, and empty. If you're looking for a robot mop without a vacuuming feature, we recommend the iRobot Braava jet 240 Robot Mop. This basic robot mop uses a jet spray to target spills and leaves your floors squeaky clean.

Bissell SpinWave on testing floor

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Other Options We Tested

BISSELL SpinWave Wet and Dry Robotic Vacuum: We had high hopes for the Bissell robot vacuum-mop combo, but it did not live up to them. Instead of mopping up our syrup spill, it simply spread it around in circles, making a bigger mess than the one we started with. It also didn't do a great job in vacuum-only mode: The Bissell just pushed around most of the debris instead of sucking it up.

Shark AV2001WD AI VACMOP 2-in-1 Robot Vacuum and Mop: Our tester really liked the Shark AI VACMOP, and it did a good job cleaning up the syrup and coffee spills. However, it ran straight through our chocolate pudding and smeared it all over the floor, so we couldn't, in good conscience, recommend this robot vacuum-mop in our top picks. One of our editors also tested this model at home and ended up docking the robot mop and hand-scrubbing her kitchen floor.

Roborock S7+ Robot Vacuum and Sonic Mop: While the vacuuming feature on this Roborock worked well, the mopping feature simply smeared the syrup on our testing floor. "The features it lists sound impressive; however, I don't feel the performance was worth the price," said our tester. "The vacuuming function was adequate but the mopping left enough residue behind that I would feel the need to properly mop afterwards." If you're looking to invest in a robot mop, this is not what you want to hear.

eufy by Anker, RoboVac G20 Hybrid: We tested several eufy models, but the eufy by Anker RoboVac G20 Hybrid left us scratching our heads. It says it's capable of vacuuming and mopping, but it completely avoided the testing floor area with coffee and syrup spills. Instead, it just went back and forth over the same spot. Our tester noted that the mopping reservoir is also fairly small, and the vacuuming feature wasn't super impressive, either.

person pouring chocolate syrup on testing floor

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How We Tested the Robot Mops

We purchased and tested 30 robot vacuums and vacuum-mop hybrids in The Lab in Des Moines, Iowa, over the course of two days. We unboxed and assembled each appliance, and we rated the ease of setup for each robot vacuum-mop hybrid model. Once setup was complete, we tested the effectiveness of its mopping features by spilling syrup and coffee on our testing floors, setting a two-minute timer, and letting the robot mop clean. After the two minutes passed, we evaluated if any sticky residue was left behind.

As the robot vacuum-mop was operating, we used a decibel reader to assess the noise level of each. We also took note of any special features included, such as obstacle avoidance or smart mapping that our home testers will further dive into in their long-term testing. Then we scored each model on maneuverability as the robot mops navigated their way through our living room obstacle course of couches and coffee tables.

If object avoidance was an advertised feature, we tested that by putting a USB cord, sock, and chocolate pudding on the floor, and then we took note of whether it successfully avoided those obstacles. In addition, we noted the ease of emptying each device's dust bin and reservoir as well as the overall value of the robot mop, based on the price and features.

Our home testers are currently performing long-term tests on our top picks to put their smart features to the test in the real world. We will update this list with their fresh and thorough insights once those tests are complete.

robot mop upside down to display dirty mophead

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What to Look for in a Robot Mop

Type

There are two basic types of robot mops:

  • Mop-only robot mops perform one function: they mop your floors. If you already have a vacuum-only robot vacuum, or if you don’t want a mop-vacuum combo, this may be your best option. Some brands, such as iRobot, created robot vacuums and robot mops that pair with each other, such as the Roomba s9+ vacuum and the Braava Jet m6 mop. This means the robot vacuum will clean your area, and once it's done, the robot mop will begin its mopping run.
  • Mop-vacuum combos, also known as hybrid vacuums, both mop and vacuum. It can be quite convenient and save space to have one appliance that can mop your floors and also vacuum your floors and carpet. Typically, half of the appliance has vacuuming capabilities and the other half is equipped with a mopping pad.

Battery Life

A long battery life is important, especially if you have a large home. It’s time-consuming if your robot mop has to keep stopping to recharge (which can take hours). If you have a lot of hardwood or tile floors to clean, look for a robot mop that can run for at least two hours, if not more. Some models, such as the Yeedi Vac Station, can run for over three hours, making it ideal for large homes.

Multi-Room Smart Mapping

Multi-room smart mapping helps you create a floor plan for each of your rooms. The mapping feature is important because it provides a consistently efficient blueprint for the robot.  For instance, if your kitchen has laminate flooring, but your living room is fully carpeted, the robot mop knows to travel to your kitchen to begin its cleaning while avoiding the living room. If you choose a robot mop without this function, it may take longer to clean every room as it zig-zags its way around the floor. 

man watching Bissell SpinWave on testing floor

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FAQ
  • What type of cleaning solution do robot mops use?

    Most robot mops only work with their brand-specific cleaning solutions. Many brands have their own formula or recommend a few specific ones that are compatible with the robot mop. Though it's possible to DIY a robot mop cleaning solution, doing so may mess with the internal hardware of the mop and may void its warranty.

  • How do robot vacuums and mops work?

    Robot vacuums clean the same way regular vacuums do—with a series of brushes that lift dirt from the floor and suck it up into a dust bin or bag. Robot mops disperse a cleaning solution across the floor and scrub it off with attached pads or brushes. Both bots move using sensors that detect space, cliffs, and obstacles.

  • How do you clean a robot mop?

    The best way to clean a robot mop is by following the manufacturers' instructions, as many robots are made differently than others. But generally, you'll empty the water or dust tank, rinse it out and let it dry. You may also need to manually clean the bristle brushes and mopping pads with gentle soap and water.

Shark AI Vacmop spreading chocolate pudding on testing floor

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Why Trust The Spruce?

This article was written by Erin Johnson, a commerce editor at The Spruce focusing on appliances, cleaning, and organization. Erin has experience testing upright, cordless, handheld, and robot vacuums and mops and has developed and led tests in The Lab. She actually likes to clean but understands that many people prefer the hands-free experience that robot mops offer. She wrote this article based on testing insights, thorough research, and first-hand experience with robot mops. You can find more of Erin's work on Real Simple, Better Homes and Gardens, Apartment Therapy, and Southern Living.