Growing up in a home full of dogs is lovely, yet it does come with its hardships. During my childhood, I was always amazed by my mom’s dedication to keeping our floors clean. No matter how hard or long she had worked that day, she always had enough gas left in the tank to vacuum when she arrived home. At that point in my life, I never thought I would do the same. Now, here I am, just as obsessed with keeping my floors spick and span. Welcome to my guide to choosing the best vacuum mop for hardwood floors.
I put my decades of floor-cleaning knowledge to work to choose the absolute best of the best. In this guide, you’ll find:
- The best vacuum steam mop for hardwood floors
- The best robot vacuum mop for hardwood floors
- Non-steam vacuum mops
- Helpful reviews of each model
- Tips sprinkled throughout the guide to help you land on the right vacuum for your home or apartment
Below, you’ll find an overview of my top picks that shows you the key specs to consider for each model. After the chart, continue on to read my in-depth reviews of each vacuum.
Top 5 Vacuum Mops for Hardwood Floors
Best Hardwood Floor Vacuum Mop Reviews
As promised, I selected the best vacuum mop from each category to ensure everyone finds what they’re looking for when they arrive here. If you’re a pet parent, you know how quickly pet hair piles up on hardwood floors. As the proud parent of Basset Hounds and Labs throughout my life, I know hardcore hair shedding all too well. On top of that, my thick long human hair joins the daily hair-shedding party.
The beauty of living in the 21st century is amazing tech. When I was a kid, I never would have dreamed of a robot vacuum that does all the work for me. Nowadays, there are robot vacuums that map your home, avoid objects, detect different floorings, and vacuum & mop at the same time.
Whether you want a corded vacuum mop, cordless vacuum mop, robotic vacuum mop, you’re in the right place. In the following sections, I share reviews of each model along with the pros & cons to consider for each.
#1) Bissell Symphony Pet All-in-One Vacuum and Steam Mop
Bissell’s Symphony model is currently the best corded vacuum mop for hardwood floors on the market. The feature that stands out the most is the optional steam. All it takes is the touch of a button to add steam to the mix, and this is especially important to protect your hardwood floors. Keep in mind, Bissell recommends using this model on sealed hardwood floors only, and this is pretty much the case for all vacuum mops since moisture is an unsealed floor’s worst enemy.
More features that make this model great are the option to switch between high & low steam without bending over, its free-standing design, easily fill the water tank at the back, and there’s the option to connect Swiffer brand pads directly to it without buying any additional attachments.
Overall, the Bissell Symphony is loaded with convenience features, it functions smoothly, and it’s the ideal model for pet parents who want a vacuum mop with an optional steam function. The only real drawback is that it’s heavier than some competing models, so that’s something to keep in mind.
- Optional steam function to avoid damaging your floors
- The option to attach Swiffer pads
- Hands-free emptying with dry-tank technology
- Made for use with all types of hard floors
- An excellent choice for pet hair (even loads of cat fur won’t clog it)
- The steam function works well for removing sticky messes
- Easily switch between cleaning modes during use
- Potentially too heavy for seniors and the elderly to use regularly
- You might wish the cord was longer in large rooms
- Louder than a robot vacuum mop
- Suction power lowers while using the steam function
#2) Roborock S6 MaxV
If you’re ready to go all-in on a robot vacuum mop for hardwood floors, this is the crème de la crème of robot vacuums. The S6 MaxV does everything you could possibly imagine and more. First, the Intelligent Mopping technology featuring an electronic water tank gets the job done. One of the most common complaints with robot vacuum mops concerns inadequate mopping. With the S6 MaxV, you don’t have to worry about that issue.
Next, the dual-camera ReactiveAI tech offers accurate obstacle avoidance to ensure the unit never gets stuck in one spot. On top of that, you get essentially unlimited runtime with 180 minutes per charge and the automatic top-up function. With the top-up feature, the S6 MaxV automatically returns to its dock for some extra juice, then picks up where it left off.
Lastly, the RoboRock app allows you to customize settings for each room and create “no-mop” areas to protect your floors. All things considered, if you want a robot vacuum mop that cleans your hardwood floors on autopilot, the S6 MaxV gets you the closest to trouble-free operation.
- Accurate obstacle avoidance
- Customize settings for each room in your home and set “no-mop” zones
- Multi-level mapping enabled for large homes
- Never worry about the unit running out of battery power with the automatic top-up feature
- More suction power than competing models to tackle every surface
- Alexa and Google compatible with voice control
- Built-in HEPA-style filter
- Responsive customer service
- It cleans beneath furniture with enough clearance
- Perfect for hardwood floors
- The user manual could be more thorough
- The main brush can collect hair and needs to be manually cleaned over time
- Suction power may leave something to be desired on thick carpets
#3) Tineco Floor One S3 Smart Wet Dry Vacuum Cleaner
Tineco’s Floor One S3 is currently my favorite cordless vacuum mop for hardwood floors. In case you’re unfamiliar with Tinceco, they are a legit company that launched in 1998 and recently entered the American market in 2018 with an office in Seattle. Of the Tineco models currently available, the Floor One S3 is one of the company’s best, and it currently holds a Red Dot Design Award.
Now that you know a little bit about Tineco, what makes the Floor One S3 better than its competitors? The answer is its smart vacuum & wash system. Using Tineco’s iLoop smart sensor, this cordless vacuum automatically adjusts its settings to clean messes on various surfaces. For example, it automatically cleans sticky messes on hardwood floors without having to manually adjust any settings. As you can imagine, this goes beyond a basic vacuum mop such as the Bissell Symphony.
In addition to the preceding highlights, you’ll love the easy-to-read LCD display, quiet operation, app & voice integration, and self-cleaning system. In my opinion, the best feature is the dual-tank, self-cleaning system that separates dirty water from clean and automatically cleans the brush roller.
- It automatically detects messes and adjusts accordingly
- The self-cleaning system cleans the built-in roller for you
- Dual-tank system for clean and dirty water
- Lightweight, effortlessly push it across hard surfaces
- Quieter than Bissell’s Symphony
- A large easy-to-read LCD panel
- Integrates with the Tineco app and offers voice control
- Good battery life
- You may need to empty the tanks after each use
- You may experience trouble cleaning around some edges
- Pet parents may need to occasionally clean hair out of the roller
#4) Coredy L900 Robot Vacuum Cleaner
For fans of the S6 MaxV who want more power from a robot vacuum mop, the L900 offers more juice at 2700pa. If you have a mixture of high-pile carpet and hardwood floors, you may find more value here since one of the complaints about the S6 MaxV is that it doesn’t handle higher than medium-pile carpet well.
Outside of more power, Coredy’s L900 also features obstacle avoidance using Coredy’s LIDAR navigation technology. In addition to obstacle dodging, it has intelligent mapping, loads of customization options including setting virtual boundaries, app & voice control, and automatic top-up. In reality, it offers mostly the same features as the S6 MaxV.
Comparatively, Coredy’s app has higher marks than Roborock’s in the Apple App Store, yet lower marks in the Google Play store. This is important to be aware of depending on whether you use iOS or Android devices since Roborock is clearly geared more toward Android users, while Coredy performs better for iOS users.
- More affordable than the S6 MaxV at the time of this writing
- Automatic recharging and longer battery life than the S6 MaxV
- More suction power than you’ll find offered by most robotic vacuums
- Sucks up cat and dog hair like a champ
- An excellent choice for homes with a mixture of carpet and hardwood floors
- The obstacle avoidance feature actually works
- A worthy upgrade over the R750 model
- Not yet as proven as the S6 MaxV
- Coredy’s app has better marks in the Apple App Store than Google Play
#5) Proscenic P11 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner
The final model is my top pick for Dyson fans who want a budget version with mopping functionality. Of the models in this guide, the P11 is the lightest, making it a great choice for seniors and people who prefer a light cordless vacuum. Similar to other models you’ve seen already, the P11 can vacuum & mop simultaneously with its impressively high suction power. With a maximum suction power of 25000pa, the P11 cleans all surfaces with ease.
The next feature I want to highlight is the LED touchscreen that makes monitoring and adjusting settings very easy. There are three modes including Auto, Energy-Efficient, and Max. What’s nice about this is it gives you up to 60 minutes of use per charge. Though, if you use the Max setting only, the runtime is about 25 to 35 minutes per charge.
The good news is the P11 has a short charging time of just 2.5 hours to full charge if you run out of power. Also, pet parents will love the option to use it as a handheld vacuum cleaner when reaching into crevices and cleaning pet bedding. There’s even a pet hair brush attachment that’s unfortunately sold separately.
- More affordable than comparable Dyson models
- Easily clean up messes on hardwood floors with simultaneous mopping & vacuuming
- Impressively strong suction power and three modes
- Auto mode automatically adjusts suction power when cleaning between carpet and hardwood floors
- Converts into a handheld vacuum cleaner
- Includes useful accessories
- A good choice for seniors and the elderly
- Not too loud
- Battery life is somewhat short when using the Max setting only
- Pet hair brush attachment sold separately
- Usually needs to be emptied after each use
Since you made it this far, I’m confident that you’ve already chosen the best vacuum mop for hardwood floors for your home. The models in this guide are currently the best robotic, corded, and cordless models available. If by chance you’re still undecided, consider whether you prefer a robotic or manual vacuum.
Lastly, it’s important to consider whether you want only a vacuum for hardwood floors or a vacuum that’s good for both carpet and hard floors. If you want a model that’s good for homes with carpet and hardwood floors, Coredy’s L900 is the top robotic choice and Proscenic’s P11 is my top pick for manual models.