Vacuum Robot with Mop vs Regular Vacuum: Can Robot Vacuums Replace the Traditional Model?

Robot vacuums have become a necessity in modern homes. Many of us enjoy the convenience of handling the cleaning task with a reliable robotic friend after a long day’s tiring work. The emergence of vacuum robot with mop such as our DEEBOT T10 OMNI and DEEBOT N10 PLUS leads to a further evolution in house cleaning.

Some of you may wonder whether a robot vacuum with a mop can replace traditional vacuum cleaners. Follow us and see what are the differences between them and how to choose the one that suits you.

Is a Robot Vacuum Cleaner with Mop Better Than A Normal Vacuum?

Before robotic vacuum cleaner was brought to market, upright vacuums are traditional choices for householders. They are able to collect dust, hair, and garbage of relatively small sizes, focusing exclusively on vacuuming.

On the other hand, a robot vacuum with mops integrates two features into one device. robot vacuums with mops can vacuum and mop floors simultaneously or switch between modes. Furthermore, as smart devices supported by the latest mapping technology, they can use sensors and create inbuilt maps to direct themselves around your rooms, cleaning floors more efficiently than regular vacuums.

The two types each have their merits and limitations. You can proceed with us to see how they vary.

Cleaning Quality

Regular vacuum cleaners rely on suction power to capture dirt and debris from surfaces. They may have various attachments for different surfaces, including carpets, hardwood floors, tile floors, and linoleum floors. They can also deal with plush carpets thanks to their powerful suction. Be careful to use traditional vacuum cleaners on wet surfaces because excessive water may lead to a breakdown.

Vacuum robot with mop featured by our DEEBOT T10 OMNI has additional moping pads and an inbuilt water bank that can further wipe the surface after vacuuming. ECOVACS’s OZMO technology allows the mopping pad to rotate 180 times per minute, efficiently removing stubborn stains and achieving deep cleaning. Their tiny sizes enable them to reach dead corners that are difficult for traditional upright vacuums to clean, such as the space under the bed and sofa.

DEEBOT robotic vacuum cleaner features OZMO Mopping system

However, it is suggested to avoid using robotic vacuum and mop in plush carpets in that their wheels can easily tangle with the tendrils and cause malfunction. Besides, avoid using the mopping feature on carpets because it may leave water streaks on your carpets and damage them. Fortunately, cleaning robots like our DEEBOT N10 PLUS is intelligent enough to detect their working environment and choose the right model.

Noise Level

Normal vacuums operate at a higher noise level in general. Depending on the model and working time, they typically run at noise levels of 70 to 80 dB or even higher. When used for lengthy periods or in quiet settings, the noise produced can be louder and more disruptive.

Compared to conventional vacuum cleaners, vacuum robot with mop tends to produce less noise. For instance, DEEBT T10 OMNI operates at a noise level below 66 dB at the sweeping mode and 68 dB at the sweeping and mopping mode. They typically have built-in noise-reducing features, such as soundproofing materials, numerous sensors, and clever programming to enable them to function more quietly and effectively.


Regular vacuum cleaners are typically larger and bulkier compared to robot vacuum cleaners. This enables them to collect more garbage at one go, simultaneously requiring more storage space. Their shape and features require traditional vacuum cleaners to be stored horizontally or upright. The typical storage location includes a closet, laundry room, or garage.

A vacuum robot with mop, on the other hand, is compact and requires a smaller storage space. They may need to empty themselves when cleaning larger areas. Unlike normal vacuum cleaners, these smart robotic cleaners can remember their location and automatically return to their original place. Therefore, it is suggested to store your robotic cleaner in a place that is easily accessible so that it can get charged.

You can also find a compatible docking station for your cleaning robots. For instance, DEEBOT T10 OMNI is equipped with an all-in-one OMNI Station where it can empty the inbuilt container within seconds and charge itself.

What to Choose: Regular Vacuum Cleaner or Robot Vacuum with Mop

Deciding between normal vacuum cleaners and vacuum robot with mop is not a matter of which is better but which meets your needs. You can follow the tips below to maximize the value of your cleaners.
  • Regular Vacuum Cleaner They are competent in handling heavy-duty tasks and meeting deep cleaning requirements. Besides, for homes with carpets, a normal vacuum cleaner is a must because it can remove dust and dirt deeply embedded. However, using traditional vacuum cleaners is physically demanding in that it takes manual operations. Consequently, it can be time-consuming.
  • Robot Vacuum with Mop Vacuum and mop robots are suitable for routine cleaning because they can automatically clean the floor for you, reducing manual labor to a minimum. They can sweep while also mopping to remove dirt, stains, and spills, taking care of your floors. They are also convenient to easy, even for beginners. The problem is that they may require refined maintenance, such as emptying the dustbin, cleaning the brushes, filters, and mopping cloth, and refilling the water tank.

DEEBOT Products for Vacuum Robot with Mop

If you are considering bringing a robotic vacuum and mop cleaner home, you shall not miss our DEEBOT series of mop and vacuum robots. They are efficient cleaning tools that can cover routine cleaning needs while bringing you the convenience of automatic cleaning during your busy times.

DEEBOT robotic vacuum cleaner can effortlessly suck up trash and debris

DEEBOT T10 OMNI is a product trusted for its efficient cleaning performance and intelligence in automatic cleaning. Featuring TrueMapping 2.0 technology and AIVI 3.0 technology, this smart device can create a precise and detailed map of your home using cutting-edge sensors and promoted 3D object identification, enabling systematic and effective cleaning for different types of floors. It adopts a deep cleaning system that integrates 4-stage modes for your refined needs of house cleaning.

DEEBOT N10 PLUS features ultrasonic sensors which enable it to DEEBOT N10 smartly "sees" and avoids carpet when mopping hard floors, and automatically boosts the suction power when vacuuming carpets. Equipped with a water tank and an electronically controlled water pump, this cleaning robot allows for precise water control and adjustable cleaning modes for different floor types. For homes with pets, this cleaning robot provides the extra benefits of odor removal. With its E11 antibacterial filter, this robot can capture dust and allergens as small as 0.3 μm and absorb smells from household waste, refreshing your home and life.


Vacuum robot with mop and traditional vacuums each has their advantages and limitations. Our final suggestion is to consider your own cleaning needs and preferences before deciding which type of vacuum cleaner to use. If you are expecting a cleaning robot to help with your routine cleaning, DEEBOT robot vacuum with mop is worth a try. The earlier you get your DEEBOT cleaning robots, the earlier you enjoy their benefits. Check out DEEBOT’s line of robot vacuum cleaners now.

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