Are Robot Vacuums Good At Cleaning Sand?


child playing at a sandpit

Many of us know the hassle of finding sand everywhere after a day at the beach or at a children's playground with sandpits. This sneaky intruder buries deep into carpet fibres, scatters across hardwood floors with every footstep, and settles into the tile crevices, making it seem impossible to remove all the sand from your home. It’s time to bring out the robot vacuum, you think. But here's the twist: not all automatic vacuums are equipped to handle the challenge of sand. What you need is a model that's not just smart, but also has powerful suction, versatile brushes that adapt to various surfaces, and a filter fine enough to capture even the tiniest sand particles, alongside other advanced features.

Can Robot Vacuum Pick Up Sand Easily

Yes,robotic vacuum cleaners can indeed get rid of sand, thanks to the strong suction power, well-designed roller brushes, high-efficiency filters, smart navigation system and obstacle avoidance.

Sand, with its fine size ranging from 0.05mm to 2mm in diameter, presents a cleaning challenge as it clings to surfaces due to static and embeds itself deep into carpets and floor crevices. Larger particles, less prone to sticking and burrowing into fabrics, can be promptly removed. However, the more problematic fine grains demand the vacuum's full arsenal – enhanced suction to lift particles stuck, well-designed brushes to collect them from their hiding spots, and advanced filtration system to keep them contained.

3 Best DEEBOT Robot Vacuums for Sand

Constantly having nightmares about sand? Here are the three best DEEBOT robot vacuums for sand that you need to bring home.


deebot x2 omni robot vacuum

DEEBOT X2 OMNI is well-equipped for banishing sand from your home. With its innovative square shape and edge detection sensors, it excels in edge cleaning, providing better coverage in corners where sand loves to hide. Its sleek, super slim profile easily slips under sofas and cabinets, hunting down elusive grains in those hard-to-reach areas. Not to mention its 8,000Pa 1 of suction power that effectively lifts stubborn sand from every surface. The cherry on top? Its advanced 3D Mapping 2.0 technology allows you to direct the smart vacuum to specific sandy spots, like under the hallway's console, with just a swipe on the app.



deebot t20 omni robot vacuum

DEEBOT T20 OMNI effectively removes sand from your home with its 6,000Pa 2 suction power anddurable rubber brush, specifically designed to enhance rug cleaning and ensure stubborn grains are captured. The genius doesn't end there – the Deep Edge Cleaning feature ingeniously rotates the vacuum in corners, ensuring no edge or crevice is left untouched. And for the ultimate in convenience, the all-in-one OMNI Station automates the aftermath, collecting small particles and washing mop pads in hot water to eliminate odours and bacteria, keeping your home sand-free and smelling fresh.



deebot n10 plus robot vacuum

DEEBOT N10 PLUS, with its formidable 4,300Pa 3 suction power, stands ready to confront the challenge of sand. Its capability in extracting sand is further enhanced by the option to equip a floating main brush and a rubber brush duo, ensuring a deep, thorough clean without harming your floors. The high-efficiency antibacterial filter is designed to trap fine particles and pet hair, including tiny sand grains, while the multifunctional Auto-Empty Station simplifies maintenance. Comes with a large 2.5L antibacterial dust bag, it securely contains collected sand, preventing any escape back into the air for a cleaner, healthier living environment.


What Factors Should You Consider When Choosing A Robot Vacuum For Sand

When choosing a smart vacuum to combat the sandy invasions in your home, focus on the following features that make a real difference in the battle.

deebot robot vacuum edge cleaning

Suction power

Suction power is the first aspect to consider when selecting the best robot vacuum for sand. It acts as the muscle behind the machine, essential for lifting sand particles from a variety of surfaces like carpets, hardwood floors, and tiles. A vacuum with strong suction can effortlessly remove sand that's deeply hidden in rug fibres or settled in tile crevices, thus preventing accumulation and damage to your floors. After cleaning sand, give a thorough clean to the filters and brushes.

Advanced Filtration System

An advanced filtration system is equally important. Systems like HEPA filters efficiently trap the smallest sand particles, ensuring they are not released back into the air. This feature is vital for preventing the spread of sand throughout your home and preventing allergies. Sand can be harsh for filters – to keep it at its optimal condition, regularly clean and replace the filters as recommended.

Durable Construction

To qualify for sand cleaning, robotic vacuum cleaners must be durably built to withstand abrasive particles. Although the lifespan of the device depends on the frequency of use, battery capacity, type and size of debris, and the quality of components, durability can be maintained by regularly inspecting the vacuum for wear and tear, as well as promptly addressing any issues to prevent further damage and maintain optimal performance.

Cleaning Brushes:

Cleaning brushes are another key factor in removing sand without damaging your floors. Well-designed brushes adapt to various floor surfaces, providing optimal contact to enhance suctionwhen removing sand. ECOVACS's main brush, designed to safeguard hardwood floors during cleaning, combines soft bristles with a flexible rubber strip made of TPU material. This combination effectively picks up fine particles and pet hair stuck between floorboards without causing damage. Meanwhile, the side brushes are crafted from wear-resistant nylon bristles to resist deformation and prevent scratches on the floors and furniture.

Smart Technologies

Smart technologies better equip a smart vacuum to effectively combat sand. These include navigation systems that enable the vacuum to run around obstacles efficiently. Take the DEEBOT X2 OMNI as an example; its AIVI 3D 2.0, featuring integrated AI and sophisticated machine learning, empowers the automatic vacuum to "learn" and "think". Paired with its upgraded RGBD sensor, it plans smoother, more efficient paths for obstacle avoidance and closer edge-to-edge cleaning. Furthermore, its TrueMapping 3.0 technology features a Dual-laser LiDAR sensor similar to that in automobiles, which can detect objects up to 10m away with a wide 210-degree angle of view. This guarantees that the robot efficiently guides itself around obstacles and ensures thorough coverage of sandy areas.


Sweeping away the sand from your home doesn't just come down to having a robotic vacuum cleaner — it's about having the right one. Think suction power, precision, durability, and intelligence, as no one wants to miss a grain on the floor. And let’s not forget, the secret to keeping your automatic vacuum at its peak performance lies in the care you provide: regularly check the components and replace them when necessary. Understanding the problem you face, ECOVACS' DEEBOTs are well-designed with smart, powerful features and built durably to keep your home pristine and sand-free at all times.


8,000Pa: This data comes from ECOVACS laboratory. The suction power of DEEBOT X2 OMNI can reach 8,000Pa.

6,000Pa: This data comes from ECOVACS laboratory. The suction power of DEEBOT T20 OMNI can reach 6,000Pa.

4,300Pa: This data comes from ECOVACS laboratory. The suction power of DEEBOT N10 and DEEBOT N10 PLUS can reach 4,300Pa.

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