A floor mopping robot won’t get deep into the floor surface to clean up tougher messes, it’s an ideal solution for messes that just need a light cleaning. Some examples include paw prints and dried stains. Whether you purchase a Braava or Scooba individually or pair the device with one of these best robot vacuum cleaners or the best iRobot Roomba vacuums, your living space — and guests — will thank you.
1. iRobot Braava 380t Floor Mopping Robot
The iRobot Braava 380t is a popular choice among floor mopping robots. As with most iRobot Roomba vacuum cleaners, the iRobot Braava 380t is ideal for pet owners. If you’re tired of constantly needing to recharge batteries, you’ll love the Braava 380t’s extended battery life thanks to a rechargeable battery with enough juice to clean up to three hours a day when dry sweeping and up to two hours when wet mopping. Other highlights include smart sensors that avoid stairs, area rugs, and various obstacles, and advanced edge technology that enables the robot to clean up against walls and other edges.
Price: $249.99 (16 percent off MSRP)
- Quiet operation
- Great for pets
- Edge-sensing technology
- Small water tank
- Doesn’t automatically recharge
- Subpar control tower signal
2. iRobot Scooba 450 Floor Scrubbing Robot
The iRobot Scooba 450 is a solid floor scrubbing robot that effortlessly handles smaller and larger messes. This Scooba is equipped with a three-cycle cleaning process that includes a pre-soak technology for superior hard floor cleaning. The Scooba 450 then sweeps and pre-soaks the floor to pick up any lingering dust and allergens, then squeegees it. A convenient iAdapt Responsive Cleaning Technology helps the iRobot Scooba 450 navigate around the room.
Price: $499.99 (17 percent off MSRP)
- 3-cycle cleaning
- iAdapt Responsive Cleaning Technology
- 2 cleaning options
- Struggles over carpets
- Can’t switch cycles when cleaning
- Not great for really tough spots
3. iRobot Braava jet 240
The iRobot Braava jet 240 is an affordable option for cleaning smaller spaces, such as bathrooms and kitchens. Its square shape allows the robot to sneak into tight spaces that are typically tough to clean, including corners and underneath cabinets. It’s also designed to clean in a systemic, efficient pattern for optimal results. Cliff detection technology keeps the Braava jet from tumbling down stairs. To save its battery, the machine automatically shuts down once it’s done cleaning. It also returns to its original starting point when it’s done with a cleaning session. To ensure optimal results, the robot selects the optimal cleaning mode depending on the type of cleaning pad.
Price: $169.99 (15 percent off MSRP)
- Automatically shuts off when finished cleaning
- Selects most appropriate cleaning mode
- Square shape allows it to get into tight corners
- Can’t schedule cleanings
- Relatively poor battery life
- Small water reservoir