Mopper or Vacuum Cleaner

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Mopper or Vacuum Cleaner

Postby Sparks-UK » October 6th, 2018, 10:08 am

I live in a small one bedroom apartment. It's all on one floor and I have mainly wood laminate hard floors all over, but tiles in my small bathroom. I don't know whether I should be looking for a robot Vacuum or robot mopper - I hear the hybrid mopper and vacuum aren't very good so need to pick mopper of vacuum.
When I clean my flat, out of habit I just sweep the dirt into a pile and then use a dustpan and brush to throw it in the trash/bin. I then mop the floors with hot soapy water and disinfectant or a small bit of bleach. That's the way I've always done it.

Any suggestions on what's best for me?

When I read reviews about robot mops they say 'robot mopper and sweeper' but don't say where they sweep everything to. Do they sweep all the dirt into a pile and then mop everywhere else but the pile?

Any insights would be great.
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Re: Mopper or Vacuum Cleaner

Postby mfortuna » October 6th, 2018, 10:34 am

My Mint which is an old model navigates the entire floor but doesn't deposit debris. It picks it up with the cleaning pad which then needs to be washed. I usually run a Roomba or Neato to pick up debris and then have the Mint mop up dirt/stains remaining.

The Scooba which is no longer available from Irobot does both the vacuum and mop functions.
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Re: Mopper or Vacuum Cleaner

Postby Brett » October 6th, 2018, 10:05 pm

My 2c:

The combo ones are indeed cr@p. (In order to try sell an inferior robot vacuum, they slap a damp mircofibre rag on it and plug it as being a mop too - it isn't.)

Even the better mopping robots (Brava) are not on a par with robot vacuums in terms of efficiency; autonomy; life expectancy; etc. I'd say get the best robot vacuum you can, and use it regularly. Then you can do a quick manual mop much less frequently than otherwise.

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