Best Robot Vacuum Cleaner for Hardwood Floors 2014

Top Rated Robot Vacuums for Hardwood Flooring

Are you looking to invest in a top rated robot vacuum for hardwood floors, to help save you both time and effort, however are unsure as to which model to choose? If so, this showcase guide will be able to help you out. Below, we have carefully selected three top-of-the range robot vacuum cleaners each with an incredibly powerful cleaning system that will give you an awesome looking finish to your hard wood based flooring.

#1 iRobot Roomba 880

No other robot cleaner comes even close to cleaning hardwood flooring like the Roomba 880 can. It is the very latest release from iRobot and has been crammed full of their latest technology and engineering triumphs, making it the most advanced robot cleaning machine ever. The 880 cleans your hardwood floors 50% better (being more effective in pick up and visible finish) than the next best Roomba (the 790, an already highly effective) vacuum. It uses a new cleaning process called the AeroForce, whereby three separate elements (i, high powered vacuum, tangle free extractors and brush bar) work together to perform a super powered dust pan and brush essentially.

It is installed with clever cleaning software & technology as well such as the latest iAdapt responsive system. This basically acts as a GPS like tracking device so that the Roomba can detect where it is within the room, where it needs to go to perform the most optimal cleaning path (with multiple passes) whilst working out the obstacles in the room (e.g.drop offs, wires). This system also has a pretty cool program, I like to call the ‘Houdini escape’ whereby if it gets caught on a wire for instance, it will shake itself free.

You will also see that it uses ‘Dirt Detect Series II’ where the Roomba 880 will use optical and acoustic sensors to ‘detect’ particularly dirty areas on your hardwood floors and then will engage the persistent pass program — where it will constantly back and forth run over the patch until its clean (much like you would with a manual vacuum).

The Roomba 880 offers a load of other advanced practical features too such as the on board scheduling system (where you can set it to clean at specific times during the week), the room to room cleaning light house, auto dock station return and much more. The only real downside about the 880 is, as much as it is a brilliant machine — it has a price tag to match — its sure expensive. Easily the best robot vacuum cleaner for hardwood floors though.

#2 Neato XV Signature Pro

The rival company of iRobot, Neato have their own premium robot vacuum cleaner that performs well, just no where near as well as the Roomba 880. This being said it is also a fair bit cheaper than the 880 model.

The Signature pro uses an ‘advanced laser guided navigation‘ whereby it continuously scans & maps out your room to carefully navigate where its going & knows where it has been. Unlike the Roomba it doesn’t need virtual lighthouses to operate on a room to room cleaning basis.

It is designed specifically as a pet & allergy based vacuum cleaner hence has is installed with a powerful suction capability (it was previous to the 880, ‘the strongest suction available in a robot vacuum’) and has high performance filtration system to prevent dust particles etc. from being expelled back into the air.

XV Signature pro also has a unique brush bar system and mechanisms to allow it to be highly effective in picking up dust, dirt and pet hair from any surface (owners claim do claim it works far better on hard floors e.g. wood than their carpets however).

#3 iRobot Roomba 770

If you can’t afford the Roomba 880, the 770 is the model I would go for — if you are after a robotic vacuum for hardwood floors. An incredibly popular and universally loved Roomba model, available at a much more affordable price.

It works on the older, yet still very effective 3 stage cleaning process with the series 2 aerovac. Great at picking up dirt, debris and pet hair from all floor types. Moreover, it also uses the clever cleaning technologies – iAdapt responsive technology as well as the dirt detect series II. You will also find the Roomba models have a much longer run time than the Neato cleaning robots from a single charge.

The Roomba 770 comes with a pair of virtual walls, so you can keep it enclosed to a specific area without the need for physical barriers. It also comes with a remote control so you can alter settings without the need to actually get off the sofa and use the control panel.

What is the Best Robotic Vacuum for Hardwood?

Clearly the best overall robot vacuum cleaner is the Roomba 880, however its pretty darn expensive. The next best cheaper alternative is the Roomba 770 and cheaper still Neato XV Signature pro, both very, very decent robotic cleaners for hardwood floors in their own right. But, which robot vacuum cleaner will you buy and why (let me know in the comments below)?

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