How To Preserve Laminate Floors At Their Best With Robot Vacuums With Mops?

2023-11-27

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When outfitting your new home, choosing the right flooring material is a major decision. If you appreciate the natural look of hardwood or stone but are looking for something more durable, laminate flooring would most likely be your best option. This type of flooring is usually made from a particle wood base, which offers strong structural integrity. Topped with a high-resolution photographic layer, reproducing the look of hardwoods or stone of your choice, all while being shielded by a clear layer that guards against daily wear and tear. The real allure? Laminate floors bring the luxury look of expensive flooring without the hefty price tag, plus they’re easy to install and maintain.

But let's be real: keeping these floors in top shape, especially in high-traffic areas, can be a bit of a chore. The great news is, with a robotic vacuum and mop, you can enjoy spotless laminate floors without spending hours pushing around heavy vacuums and mop heads, freeing you to do other things that you love. Say goodbye to endless mopping!

Why use a Robot Mop for Laminate Floors

Laminate flooring is chic and durable, but its top clear layer, despite being protective, is prone to water damage when overly doused. This vulnerability makes traditional mopping risky for laminate floors, as it can lead to swelling, warping, or peeling.

Using a smart vacuum and mop provides a gentler, more efficient approach to maintaining your laminate floors in excellent condition. Instead of manually adjusting water usage, these smart devices allow you to switch between different cleaning modes on the app, ensuring they deliver just enough moisture to clean effectively without risking water damage.

Many new models on the market also combine robot vacuums and mops. They vacuum and mop in one go, efficiently doing dual chores to save time. They're also compatible with laminate-friendly cleaning solutions, keeping your floors safe.

Equipped with high-tech sensors and algorithms, they automatically navigate and create a virtual map of your space with precision, ensuring even hard-to-reach areas are covered. Models paired with self-emptying stations, like the ECOVACS OMNI station, offer a hands-free experience, sparing you from the task of emptying the dustbin and cleaning mop heads after each use.

Moreover, you can send customized cleaning commands via smart home systems or the app. From presetting cleaning schedules and setting virtual barriers to putting up cleaning intensity in busy areas like the kitchen and living room, you can manage everything remotely. It's no surprise that many have switched to auto vacuum and mops and never looked back.

Best DEEBOT Robot Vacuums For Laminate Floors

DEEBOT X2 OMNI

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For those with a large family and pets, you might opt for laminate flooring since it is durable and budget-friendly, without sacrificing on style. In that case, don't miss the new model from the DEEBOT series - the DEEBOT X2 OMNI is powered by the latest technology and features. For instance, its AINA deep learning and reinforcement learning model not only allows it to respond to complex indoor environments faster, such as avoiding running kids and pets, but also offers more stable and precise navigation, thanks to its dual-laser LiDAR. Its industry-leading 8,000 Pa suction power 1 and OZMO Turbo 2.0 Rotating Mopping system ensure that even the toughest stains are efficiently removed. Plus, its upgraded YIKO 2.0 voice assistant can recognize multiple commands in one sentence, making it easy for children or seniors at home to initiate a cleaning session.

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DEEBOT T20 OMNI

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Whether it’s for style or warmth, many people enjoy adding a carpet or two to their homes. A major concern when choosing an auto vacuum and mop is whether it will get stuck or cause damage to delicate rugs. That’s when DEEBOT T20 OMNI comes to play - this all-around powerful device features auto-mop lifting, which is designed for households with carpets and rugs. When it detects a carpeted area, it lifts the mop heads to avoid soaking the carpet, and its 6,000 Pa suction power 2 can effectively suck up dirt and pet dander between long fibers. The mop heads drop back down when it returns to laminate floors, so you don’t need to stay close to monitor the device. It also comes with high-efficiency filtering systems that capture 99% of microscopic dust and allergens3, keeping your home fresh and clean.

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DEEBOT X1 OMNI

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If you've chosen laminate flooring for its low maintenance, you can further enhance this benefit with the DEEBOT X1 OMNI, the first robotic vacuum cleaner in the DEEBOT family to introduce the multifunctional OMNI station. This all-in-one station handles a variety of tasks: it auto-empties the dustbin in just 10 seconds, and the large 3L disposable dust bag can hold 50 days' worth of debris and dirt4 ; it automatically washes the mop pads, and the heating device rapidly dries the clean mopping pads to prevent bacteria and odor; it even refills the water tank, ensuring it's ready for the next cleaning session. Its 4-stage deep cleaning system consists of Dual Side Brushes, a Floating Main Brush, 5,000Pa Suction Power5, and the OZMO Turbo 2.0 Rotating Mopping System, offering a deep and efficient clean for your home.

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How To Care Your Laminate Floors With Robot Vacuum and Mops

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Caring for your laminate floors is not longer a daunting task with a smart vacuum and mop. To ensure it works efficiently and prolong its lifespan, learn about the tips and best practices for using automatic vacuum and mops on laminate floors:

Use the Correct Cleaning Solution

Steer clear of abrasive or harsh chemicals that can damage laminate flooring. Opt for gentle, laminate-friendly cleaning solutions. Many robot mops come with recommended cleaners or can be used with your preferred brand.

Set a Regular Cleaning Schedule

One of the auto vacuum and mop's best features is the ability to preset cleaning sessions. A routine schedule ensures your laminate floors, particularly the high-traffic areas like kitchens, are constantly cleaned, preventing dirt build-up and potential scratches.

Adjust Cleaning Settings

Choose a cleaning mode suited for laminate floors, like a gentle or low-moisture mopping setting, to ensure effective and safe cleaning without damaging them.

Keep the Robot Clean

Regularly clean and unclog the mop pad, brush, and water tank. This maintains the device's performance and ensures a fresh clean for your floors every time.

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In addition to these tips towards the smart vacuum and mops, here are general maintenance tips to prolong the life of your laminate flooring:

Use Furniture Pads

Protect your floors from scratches and dents by placing felt or rubber pads under furniture legs.

Mind Your Footwear

High heels and other hard-soled shoes can cause scratches or dents on your laminate floors. Encourage family members and guests to remove their shoes or wear soft-soled slippers when walking on your laminate flooring.

Trim Pets’ Nails

Long or sharp pet nails can scratch your laminate floors. Regularly trim your pets' nails and keep them well-groomed to minimize the risk of damage.

Use Area Rugs and Mats

Placing area rugs and mats in busy areas can help reduce the wear and tear on your laminate flooring, for example, use a play mat when your kids playing toys. These protective coverings also add an extra layer of comfort and can enhance the overall aesthetic of your space.

Clean Spills Immediately

Accidental spills can happen, but it's crucial to clean them up promptly to avoid water damage to your laminate flooring. Use a soft, absorbent cloth to wipe up spills and follow up with your robot mop for a quick and efficient cleanup.

By integrating these thoughtful practices with the use of a robotic vacuum and mop, you can keep your laminate floors looking new and inviting for years to come.

FAQ

Can a robot vacuum mop be used on laminate floors?

Yes, a robot vacuum mop can be safely used on laminate floors. Choose models with adjustable settings for gentle cleaning to prevent moisture damage and scratches.

Are robot vacuums good at mopping?

Robotic vacuum cleaners with mopping capabilities are effective at mopping. Take ECOVACS’ latest DEEBOT X2 OMNI as an example, its OZMO Turbo 2.0 Rotating Mopping system provides consistent pressure to the floor for deep cleaning, while the unique chenille fabric mop can easily tackle any stubborn stains.

How can I protect laminate floor?

To keep your laminate floor looking fresh at all time, avoid scratching the floor with sharp, hard objects like heels, pet nails, toys. It is also recommended to mind the amount of water apply on the floor, as the protective layer is vulnerable to excessive water.

Disclaimer(s):

  1. 8,000Pa: This data comes from ECOVACS laboratory. The suction power of DEEBOT X2 OMNI can reach 8,000Pa.
  2. 6,000Pa: This data comes from ECOVACS laboratory. The suction power of DEEBOT T20 OMNI can reach 6,000Pa.
  3. 99.99% antibacterial effect on common bacteria (Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus). Test data from a third-party authoritative laboratory.
  4. 60 days: This data comes from ECOVACS laboratory. The large 3L disposable dust bag can be used for up to 60 days. Actual results may vary according to the home environment.
  5. 5,000Pa: The data is based on testing from the ECOVACS laboratory. The suction power of DEEBOT T10 OMNI, DEEBOT X1 OMNI, DEEBOT X1 TURBO and DEEBOT X1 PLUS can reach 5,000Pa.

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