Do Robot Vacuum Work On Marble Floors?

2024-05-22



When it comes to home design, marble is a popular choice for countertops and floors – areas prone to spills and messes. In Australia, marble flooring is beloved for its timeless beauty, and perhaps the most famous is the Marble Foyer at our own Parliament House!

While its naturally polished look adds a touch of elegance, being a soft, porous stone, marble is vulnerable to stains and scratches. Wondering if you can rely on a robotic vacuum cleaner to clean marble floors without damaging them? Thanks to its advanced sensors and mopping function, for instance, it can prevent debris scattering and protect the floor’s finish for ages.

Do Robot Vacuum Cleaners Work On Marble Floors?

Yes, robot vacuums can work on marble floors because they’re designed with features like soft brush rolls and adjustable suction power to ensure a gentle yet thorough clean. The brushes glide smoothly over marble while effectively picking up debris; and the adjustable suction power minimises debris scattering.

In addition, smart vacuums can be controlled remotely via their companion apps. If you spot a spill through your home camera while you’re out, you can simply tap the area on the virtual map and send the machine to handle it right away. Plus, these devices make it easy to keep a regular cleaning schedule. For those with busy lifestyles, pre-scheduled cleaning sessions help keep your marble floors pristine.

The number one rule of cleaning marble floors is to avoid acid-based cleaners like vinegar that can dull the surface. Cleaning solutions for auto vacuums, such as those for DEEBOTs, are designed for a wide range of floors, including hardwood, laminate, vinyl, and marble.

By keeping these precautions in mind, a robotic vacuum cleaner can be your marble floor’s best friend, providing regular maintenance and keeping them beautiful with minimal effort.

3 Best DEEBOT Robot Vacuum For Marble Floors

Marble makes a fashion statement as flooring – stylish, timeless, yet oh-so-vulnerable to stains and scratches. Hence, choosing the right DEEBOT is the secret to painlessly maintaining those flawless floors of yours.

DEEBOT X2 OMNI

deebot x2 omni robot vacuum

DEEBOT X2 OMNI is a smart choice for marble floors. With fully integrated AI and AIVI 3D 2.0, it "learns" its way around objects, avoiding obstacles that could cause damage. Its OZMO Turbo 2.0 Mopping System applies up to 6N pressure and high-speed rotation on the soft chenille fabric pads to scrub stubborn stains without scratching. Plus, upgraded 3D mapping lets you swipe on the app to clean any specific area in a snap.

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DEEBOT T20 OMNI

deebot t20 omni robot vacuum

DEEBOT T20 OMNI features TrueMapping and LiDAR sensors that map your home with 4x the precision, creating a detailed cleaning plan down to each plant, and helping to avoid tiny objects that can scratch your floors. While the auto mop lifting feature easily transitions between marble and carpets to get the job done in one go, say goodbye to high-maintenance marble cleaning, as the self-emptying vacuums cleans itself with hot water at the OMNI station.

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DEEBOT N10 PLUS

deebot n10 plus robot vacuum

DEEBOT N10 PLUS uses its strong 4,300Pa suction 1 to dig deep into crevices to remove dirt and dust, while the glass fibre fan motor design keeps things efficient and quiet. Plus, the robot vacuum and mop combo automatically returns to charge when the battery gets low and resumes cleaning right where it left off, so you don’t need to closely monitor it. With auto-emptying and a 2.5L hypoallergenic dust bag 2 that holds months of debris, you can sit back and relax.

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What to Look for in a Robot Vacuum for Marble Floors?

Due to its vulnerable nature, when shopping for a robotic vacuum cleaner, look for the materials to ensure they are not too harsh. It should also have sufficient suction power to capture debris, keeping your floors looking pristine.

Low-Profile Design

When comparing robot vacuums with traditional ones, the smart cleaners’ slim and compact design allows them to slide under low-height furniture like sofas and coffee tables. As marble floors are stain-prone, quick clean-up is key : the low-profile design lets the vacuums access tight spaces and keep them clean. Thus, you won't have to worry about hiding stains when you rearrange your furniture later.

Soft Wheels

Since the wheels have the most contact with your marble floor, opt for non-marking ones that glide gently. Worn attachments and wheels not only cause burning smells, but can also damage your marble, so keep your vacuum gear in top shape. And before you hit "start," give your floors a quick rock-and-debris check to prevent any unwanted scratches.

Gentle Cleaning Tools

Other cleaning tools, including the brushes, are also in constant contact with the floor, hence look for soft materials. Rubber for roller brushes, nylon, or natural fibres for bristles are good examples – they efficiently pick up dirt without scratching surfaces. For those with mops, choose mop heads made of soft materials like cotton or microfiber for the same reasons.

Adjustable Suction Power

Suction power determines a vacuum’s cleaning performance – the stronger, the better at picking up debris. One with adjustable suction power can handle various types of debris and not harming the surface. For instance, they can increase suction on carpets to pick up embedded dirt, and dial it back on hard floors. Models that detect different floor materials and adjust settings accordingly are especially helpful.

Efficient Filters

Whether you suffer from allergies or not, a high-efficiency filter improves air quality by capturing dirt and allergens. Look for HEPA filters that eliminate 99.97% of airborne particles, including fine marble dust. Once the vacuum picks up particles, the filter captures them without releasing them back into the air. Clean and replace the filter regularly as overwhelmed ones can cause the vacuum to spit dust back out.

Long Battery Life

Extended battery life is essential for cleaning large areas. While old models may stop mid-session due to battery depletion, modern vacuums, like DEEBOT N10 PLUS with its upgraded 5,200mAh battery, can clean for up to 300 minutes 3 on a single charge, covering 400m². It automatically returns to its charging dock when low on battery and resumes cleaning where it left off, ensuring thorough cleaning with no interruptions.

Damp Mopping Feature

While vacuuming alone can handle some debris, a mop feature ensures that tiny dirt and stubborn stains are properly addressed. Mopping is effective for collecting fine dust and polishing the floor, enhancing the beauty of marble floors.

Advanced Sensors

One of the biggest selling points of an automatic vacuum is automated cleaning, and advanced sensors prevent falls and help it efficiently navigate around obstacles. For instance, DEEBOT X2 OMNI adopts dual-laser LiDAR sensors, like those in automobiles, to accurately map the environment and prevent damage to both your floors and furniture.

FAQ

Do robot vacuum scratch marble floors?

No, robot vacuums with proper features typically don't scratch marble floors. The advanced sensors and soft brushes are designed to navigate and clean safely without causing damage.

How often should I run my robot vacuum on marble flooring?

It's best to run your smart vacuum on marble flooring at least two to three times a week. For high-traffic areas or pet owners, daily cleaning provides optimal results.

What maintenance is required for a robot vacuum used on marble floors?

Regularly clean the brushes and sensors, empty the dustbin, and check for debris in the wheels. Replace filters and brushes every few months for best performance.

Can a robot vacuum replace manual cleaning on marble floors?

An auto vacuum can handle regular upkeep on marble floors, but occasional manual cleaning may still be necessary for deep cleaning or reaching areas the vacuum can't access.

Disclaimer(s):

  1. 4,300Pa: This data comes from ECOVACS laboratory. The suction power of DEEBOT N10 and DEEBOT N10 PLUS can reach 4,300Pa.
  2. Antibacterial* Dust bag: The antibacterial agent SILVADUR TM 930 Antimicrobial (EPA Reg. No.:464-785) has been added to ECOVACS DEEBOT Antibacterial* Dust bag, it imparts antimicrobial activity and prevents the growth of bacteria, mold, such as escherichia coli, staphylococcus aureus and mildew that may cause unpleasant odors, discoloration, or deterioration of the treated product.
  3. 300 minutes: The DEEBOT N10 PLUS features an upgraded 5,200mAh battery, giving it a maximum runtime of 300 minutes on a single charge while sweeping on silent mode on hard floors.

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