Never mop your floors yourself again.
Despite it being an essential task — especially in bathrooms and the kitchen — few people truly enjoy mopping a floor. Imagine if you had something that could do it for you without complaining and that didn’t require buckets of water, a dirty mop, back-breaking effort, or worse, getting down on your hands and knees? Enter the robot mop.
Similar to their robot vacuum counterparts, few robot mops are deep cleaners, but they can add an extra level of clean to your routine and cut down on the number of times you have to do a deep cleaning session. The Good Housekeeping Institute's Home Appliances and Cleaning Products Lab evaluates hundreds of products each year, including specialized floor cleaners like mops and robot vacuums. That means we know what actually works, and what doesn’t when it comes to cleaning.
When we test any wet floor cleaning tool, we evaluate how well it picks up dried messes (like sticky jelly and coffee dribbles) that we’ve applied to test floor panels installed in our Cleaning Lab. We also look at how easy it is to use and maintain and how much or how little water it leaves behind on wood, vinyl, and tile floors, to assess any potential damage. The robot mops below were selected based on experience with a brand, review of product information, videos, and online consumer reviews, and interviews with manufacturers:
First, you'll have to decide between the three types of robot mops – wet mops, dry-sweep and mop combos, and mop and vacuum combos. Wet mops squirt water onto your floor to loosen dirt, then wipe up the soiled liquid. Very few suction up the dirty water. Others that combine vacuuming or sweeping with mopping use damp disposable or reusable microfiber pads to wet-clean hard floors.
Next, you should also consider: