Mopping may just be one of the most meticulous chores around. Having to deal with the dirty water, having to strain your back to cover every nook and cranny and constantly having to make sure you didn’t miss a spot make mopping the bane of most people’s weekly chores. On top of all that, you have to find a way to avoid leaving footprints all over your floors.
Unlike vacuuming, where you can do a little and pretend like you did a lot, mopping requires a certain thoroughness you really can’t fake. Sure, mopping’s a dirty job, but someone’s gotta do it — or do they? You’ve heard of robot vacuums, so let us introduce you to the newest trend in smart cleaning: robot mops. The best robot mops are taking over the smart home space in 2020, so if you’re still using that old raggedy mop and dirty bucket to clean your hardwood floors, you’re definitely missing out.
We’ve traversed the web to bring you our favorite robot mops on the market right now. From budget options to mop-vacuum hybrids and more, check out the best smart mops and enjoy spotless floors without ever having to lift a finger.
1. iRobot Braava 380t Advanced Robot Mop
Small, efficient and extra easy to use, it’s no wonder the iRobot Braava claimed our coveted top spot. As arguably the biggest name in the business, the Braava has a lot to live up to. Fortunately, this versatile mop outperforms the competition in almost every category. First off, the iAdapt 2.0 with Navigation Cube technology helps this mop traverse tight corners and narrow spaces with ease, and the handy hands-free charger promises up to two hours of continuous use. With two powerful cleaning modes (Dry Sweep and Damp Mop), this little robot is sure to leave your floors shining. Yes, there are smarter mops with more advanced cleaning modes on this list, but the Braava 380t provides exactly the right balance of features and affordability.
2. Roborock S5 Robotic Vacuum and Mop Cleaner
If you’re in the market for a supercharged mop with a little more pop, the Roborcock S5 features a powerful 2,000Pa suction vacuum that’s designed to clean every cubic inch of your hardwood floors and carpets. This model also features a smart internal fan that helps power the individual mop brushes and it even boasts advanced climbing technology that lets this smart mop literally hop over various debris and obstacles up to 2cm tall. And with a built-in 5,200mAh battery, it’s able to mop for hours on end without ever needing a charge. If you’re willing to spend a little more on a mop, this one’s sure to satisfy.
3. iRobot Braava jet 240 Superior Robot Mop
BEST UNDER $200
From the same brand that brought you the well-loved Roomba, the iRobot Braava Jet 240 is a safe bet that comes at an affordable price. With multiple cleaning modes, including wet mopping, damp mopping and dry sweeping, it makes sure that each room gets the right treatment. Small and quiet, it can get in hard to reach areas for superior cleaning. If you’re looking for a high quality robot mop under $200, this is the right product for you.
4. ILIFE V5s Pro Robot Vacuum Mop Cleaner with Water Tank
BEST FOR SMALL SPACES
Sometimes you don’t need a mop for every room in the house. Sometimes you just have a few rooms that are in need of a little TLC. If that’s the case, this ILIFE model may be the best robot mop for you. Complete with four built-in cleaning modes, it comes with its own water tank to help make dust, dirt and grime a thing of the past. It also features its own internal optical sensors to help detect problematic spots and protect your furniture. While it doesn’t feature the same long-lasting battery as the other mops on this lsit, it’s a great choice for smaller spaces.
5. Roborock S6 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner and Mop
BEST PREMIUM SMART MOP
Roborock has an entire line of robot mops with a variety of cleaning modes and smart home integration. However, the S6 is the brand’s top of the line model. Like other products from this company, the S6 combines the benefits of both a robot vacuum and mop cleaning in one (without having to sacrifice the quality of either). So what sets it apart? The powerful vacuum boasts 2000Pa of suction power; that’s enough to lift a AA battery right off the ground. The super-size dust bin and battery give you three hours of cleaning time, and the S6 will automatically adjust the suction depending on the surface it detects. When it climbs onto a carpet, this robot will automatically increase suction. By adding water to the internal tank, this robot mop will scrub away stains and clean your hardwood floors. Plus, you can control it all with Alexa or the Roborock app with a few taps of the screen. While the $650 price tag is steep, this is the top-rated robot mop for sale today.
6. ILIFE Shinebot W400 Floor Washing Scrubbing Robot
BEST FOR SERIOUS SCRUBBING
This little robot features a built-in TidalPower Cleaning System that’s able to wipe away pesky hardwood stains while also protecting the overall integrity of your floor. Like most other robot mops, this one features a nice and compact circular design, plus it comes with its own built-in carrying handle for added convenience. With four different cleaning modes to choose from (wet, scrub, suction and scrape), there’s no cleaning job this little robot can’t handle.
7. Roborock E25 Robot Vacuum and Mop
BEST FOR MULTIPLE FLOOR TYPES
While most robot mops can also moonlight as vacuums, this is one of the few models that does both equally well. In fact, the E25 can seamlessly switch between hardwood floors and carpet in the blink of an eye. With many built-in cleaning modes, this powerful mop features a 1,800Pa suction and was designed to both mop and sweep your floors during every use. With the companion app you can set timers, change the cleaning modes and program custom settings without ever having to lift a finger. On top of that, the Roborock E25 works with Android, Apple, and Alexa. With an extra-large dustbin, you won’t need to empty it very often, leaving this efficient little robot to do all your cleaning for you. Man, what a future we live in.
8. Roborock E35 Robot Vacuum and Mop
Tired of dealing with all the pet dander? The E35 is designed to sweep away all that excess dust and fur and then mop your area for a little extra clean. With six cleaning modes (Quiet, Balanced, Turbo, Max, Mopping and Carpet) this little robot features multiple sensors to help prevent bumps and falls and is designed to help clean up every stray hair so you don’t have to. With a battery life up to 150 minutes and spot-cleaning technology, this is one seriously versatile device.
Why did we rate the E25 higher? While the E35 does have some upgrades over the previous model, mainly a longer battery life and stronger suction (2000Pa versus 1800Pa), the two products have very similar features, although the E35 does cost $10 more than its counterpart.
9. iRobot Braava Jet M6
BEST FOR LARGE SPACES
OK, you get it: We’re fans of the Braava. Though the JetM6 may be more expensive than the Braava 240 (and less expensive than the 380t), it offers a solid middle ground with a powerful inner vacuum and tons of sophisticated software to boot. Utilizing a precision jet spray, the M6 is able to tackle more dust, grime and grease than most other mops within its price range. The iAdapt 3.0 Navigation system lets it know which rooms to clean and which spaces to avoid. It may have landed last on our list of the best robot mops, but make no mistake: this is a seriously solid product from a brand we trust.