4 Ways to Clean a Home with Multiple Floors Using a Vacuum Robot


For those who live in homes with more than one floor, cleaning can be a headache because it means double or triple the task concerned with ordinary homes. Some have adopted vacuum robots in their homes and find these smart devices help to reduce the workload in massive ways. Yet, problems come along. There are no truly multi floor vacuum robots in the market. Our robot vacuums have no legs or arms. They can’t climb up or down stairs. Instead, we need to move them manually to different floors.


Nowadays, the landscape of cleaning different floors have been changed in massive ways. New developments and innovations keeps coming up, making smart devices more flexible, of which True Mapping is a major advancement contributed by ECOVACS. As a technological pioneer, ECOVACS introduced True Mapping laser-based mapping and navigation technology as an industry first in the home robotics sector. With this technology, robots can scan multiple maps and adjust their cleaning routines accordingly as soon as they recognize which map they are on. In this way, a robot is rendered a multi floor vacuum robot that is able to master the conditions of different floors.


How to Clean Multiple Floors With a Robot Vacuum


Well begun is half done. The first step is to choose an intelligent robot that can hand your multiple floors. After that, what is left to  do is to make the most of your robots. You may take the following procedures.


1. Use Vacuums Robots with Edge Detection Features


One of the biggest worries concerned with vacuum robots is that they may fall from stairs by accident. This is a frequently reported problem observed with robotic vacuums. If you want to avoid falls and lengthen the life span of your robotic cleaner, you may need one equipped with edge-detecting features. 


vacuums robots with edge detection features


The good news is that the latest generations of ECOVACS robotic vacuums are inbuilt with sensors like cliff sensors that help them to measure the distances so that they can calculate how much time it takes before they reach the edges with current speed and return in time.


2. Map the Layout of Each Floor with Vacuum Robot


As the industry proceeds, innovations are introduced to robot vacuums continuously. There are robots that are attached with more functions than vacuuming that adapt them to various cleaning environments, of which vacuum robots with mapping functions are a great example.


Robots developed with mapping features are able to scan the overall layout of your rooms and generate a virtual map for your floors. For instance, ECOVACS DEEBOT-X1-OMNI is armed with the latest optimal True Mapping 2.0 technology. With this feature, you can easily create and save a map of your house to navigate your robots efficiently. You can also create different maps for different floors and design the cleaning route based on their layout.


True Mapping 2.0 technology of ECOVACS 


3. Install Docking Stations on Different Floors


Adopting a robot vacuum cleaner for every floor may seem unfeasible because their prices are hardly affordable for most of us. A docking station seems more friendly in this aspect. If you have a relatively higher budget plan, you can set separate docking stations for each floor. 


Every time your robot vacuums run out of battery, they can come back to the docking station to recharge themselves and then return to work so that you don’t have to move them upstairs and downstairs repetitively. Some docking stations are equipped with water tanks or dust bags, which are designed for robots with self-empty features. This can free your hands and save you much time from changing dust bins.


4. Take the Different Types of Your Flooring Materials into Consideration


We have used different materials to pave our floors for different rooms, which consequently may require specific cleaning modes. Luckily, a vacuum robot from the ECOVACS DEEBOT series is smart enough to clean different types of floors in the house. This could attribute to True Mapping technology, a system that directs your robot cleaner through your floors by creating a virtual map for each floor, thus allowing homeowners to instruct the robot vacuum which rooms to clean. Proceed with us and we will provide more detailed instructions on how to clean different types of floors below.


4.1 Clean Carpet Floor with Vacuum Robot


Cleaning floors covered with carpets is absolutely one of the most challenging parts of house cleaning, even if we have a vacuum robot in our homes. Sometimes the robot itself can cause headaches. We may have heard the news about how to mopping robots leave ugly streaks after mopping on wool carpets. Luckily, your ECOVACS DEEBOT N8 PRO+ is smart enough to recognize carpets and avoid them when mopping.


clean carpet floor with robot vacuum 


There are some preparations you can make to achieve better cleaning effects. You can do a bit of manual cleaning before using a robot vacuum cleaner and test the machine beforehand. Still, you should pay a close look at your vacuum robots when cleaning carpets.


4.2 Clean Wood Floor with Vacuum Robot


Wood floors are made from wooden materials that demand proper treatment and special care. A vacuum robot with a mopping feature can be an ideal choice for maintaining your wooden floors. A pad or cloth is attached underneath their body so that they can vacuum while mopping in one move. Compared with traditional tools like a sponge and chemical detergents, they are more gentle and soft. This reduces possible harm to the wooden surfaces and protects the finish. Of course, the most amazing part of a cleaning robot is its ability to free our hands. Adopting a vacuum mop robot is basically half the work and twice the effort.


4.3 Clean Tile Floor With Robot Vacuum


For rooms with tile floors, you can clean them safely with a robot vacuum. You can vacuum the tile for you beforehand and let them mop the floor for you. If there are still stains left, you can subsequently use a steam mop or sponge mop to further clean the floor and air dry the floor in time. Basically, tile floors are less fragile compared to wooden ones but you need also pay special attention to dried stains that are left long ago. These may need to be manually removed and special detergents are required. Generally speaking, vacuum robots have made the task of cleaning floors much easier.




If you want to make the most of your vacuum robot, you should consider following the previous instructions to make your robot a multi floor vacuum robot. You can try using a vacuum robot to clean your home with multiple floors. But what we need to highlight here is that ECOVACS products are worth a try. Welcoming an ECOVACS product home can be the first step and the worthy step into building a smart home. 


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