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The 5 Best Vacuums For Tile Floors - Winter 2023 Reviews

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Best Vacuum For Tile Floors

Tile floors can be a surprisingly tricky kind of surface for vacuums to clean. Debris can get trapped in the various crevices between tiles, so a vacuum with sufficient suction power is a must. Of course, overall performance isn't the only factor to consider. Attachments for cleaning shelves and countertops can also be helpful, while a design that's easy to maintain and incurs low recurring costs also factors into our considerations. You might also want to consider a vacuum with a mopping capability for dealing with liquid spills or dried-on stains in kitchens.

We've tested over 130 vacuum cleaners, and below are our recommendations for the best vacuums for tile floors. These picks are selected based on their performance on bare floors and their feature set, design, and price. For more options, look at our list of the best vacuums, the best hardwood vacuums, and the best multi-surface vacuums.


  1. Best Vacuum Cleaner For Tile Floors

    The best vacuum for tile floors we've tested is the Samsung Jet 90 Complete. This stick vacuum has an extra floorhead with a fluffy brushroll for cleaning bare surfaces. It performs remarkably well on surfaces like tile floors and does an excellent job of clearing away debris in shallow crevices. Its lightweight construction also makes it easy to maneuver in tight spaces. One unique selling point of this vacuum is its compatibility with Samsung's specialized Spinning Sweeper floorhead, a unique mopping floorhead that you can use to scrub away dried-on food stains from kitchen floors. Battery performance is strong overall, as you can expect a max of about an hour of runtime on a single charge, though that does drop dramatically when you use the vacuum in its more powerful suction mode.

    Unfortunately, this vacuum isn't capable of automatically changing its suction power. If that's a feature you want, the Dyson V12 Detect Slim is a great alternative that's even more portable. However, its dirt compartment is notably smaller, and its less potent suction motor means it isn't as effective in dealing with debris in cracks and crevices. Alternatively, if you'd prefer a corded vacuum for longer cleaning sessions, the Miele Complete C3 is an extremely well-rounded machine. However, its canister form factor makes it slower to deploy than the Samsung, and its power cord is on the short side.

    See our review

  2. Best Upper Mid-Range Vacuum For Tile Floors

    If you're shopping at an upper mid-range price point, the Tineco PURE ONE S11 is a great choice. This mid-range cordless vacuum has a shorter max battery life of about 40 minutes and a less powerful suction motor than the Samsung Jet 90 Complete, so it isn't quite as effective when clearing away debris in deep cracks and crevices. However, it's still very well-equipped. You can bundle this vacuum with a pair of floorheads, one of which has a soft roller for improved debris pickup on hard floors and practically eliminating the risk of scratching delicate floors. Unlike the Samsung vacuum, it also features a dirt sensor that lets it automatically raise its suction power in the presence of large amounts of debris.

    If you'd prefer to go corded when searching for a vacuum to clean tile floors, the Miele Classic C1 is a very good choice. Being a bagged canister vacuum, it isn't a like-for-like alternative. However, it's worth a look if you're willing to sacrifice the ease of deployment and go-anywhere range of a cordless vacuum for the all-out cleaning performance of an intermediate corded vacuum. It's also much better built than the Tineco, and its bagged design makes it easier to maintain.

    See our review

  3. Best Mid-Range Vacuum For Tile Floors

    The Tineco PURE ONE X is the best cordless vacuum for tile floors at a mid-range price point that we've tested. It has a much smaller dustbin than the Tineco PURE ONE S11 or Samsung Jet 90 Complete and is less powerful than either. That said, it still offers an impressive wealth of features for the price. Like the pricier S11, it can automatically increase its suction power when passing over an area with a high concentration of debris. Unusually for a vacuum in this price bracket, it also comes with two floorheads, one with a soft roller for delicate bare surfaces and a multi-surface floorhead with a bristled brushroll for cleaning the occasional rug or carpet. Performance on bare surfaces is exceptional too. You can also keep tabs on what components need washing or replacing by pairing the vacuum with its smartphone app.

    While its maximum battery life of over 70 minutes is considerably longer than most other cordless stick vacuums and compares favorably to higher-end models, the battery itself isn't designed to be replaceable, so you can't swap in a new pack if the current one is damaged or has simply run out of charge.

    See our review

  4. Best Budget Vacuum For Tile Floors

    The best budget vacuum for tile floors we've tested is the Eureka Mighty Mite. This compact canister vacuum isn't nearly as powerful or as well-built as higher-end canister models like the Miele Classic C1 and lacks the grab-and-go convenience of a cordless model like the Tineco PURE ONE X Tango, but it's also very affordable and does a fantastic job of sucking up pet hair and solid debris on bare surfaces like tile floors. Its floorhead has bristles you can extend or retract, which is helpful if you want to clean any small area rugs. It has a very simple design and uses high-capacity dirtbags that won't need replacing very often. Its compact size lets you maneuver it fairly easily in tight spaces, and it's light enough to pick it up and carry it without causing too much fatigue.

    However, it's worth noting that its power cord and hose aren't very long, so you'll probably need to swap outlets when cleaning larger areas. If you don't mind paying a slight premium for a relatively affordable cordless vacuum, the Wyze Cordless Vacuum is the best stick vacuum for tile floors at a budget-friendly price point we've tested. However, it's important to note that bulkier debris can clog its suction inlet.

    See our review

  5. Best Hybrid Vacuum For Tile Floors

    If you're looking for a vacuum that can pull double-duty as a mop for handling kitchen spills, the BISSELL CrossWave Cordless Max is a great choice. It differs from other models on this list by being able to suck up liquids and having a detergent dispersal feature, which sprays cleaning solution onto its brushroll to help saturate and clear away stuck-on stains and debris. While it offers weaker suction force than conventional higher-end vacuums like the Samsung Jet 90 Complete, it still does a fantastic job of sucking up solid debris on bare floors and performs decently in dealing with material in shallow cracks and crevices. It feels decently well-built and has a reasonably large dirt compartment, so you won't need to empty it too frequently.

    However, it lacks an allergen-trapping HEPA filter, and some fine particles can escape through its post-motor exhaust, so it isn't the best option if you suffer from allergies. Its battery life of about 40 minutes is fairly lengthy, but if you are looking for even longer, you could always consider the BISSELL CrossWave Pet Pro. Its corded design makes it a better option for longer cleaning sessions, though you lose the 2554's go-anywhere range.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • NaceCare HVR 200 Henry: The NaceCare HVR 200 Henry is a corded canister vacuum with excellent performance on bare floors. However, it doesn't do as well as the Miele Classic C1. See our review
  • Shark Rocket Pet Pro: The Shark Rocket Pet Pro is a versatile cordless stick vacuum that performs very well on bare surfaces. However, it's notably heavier than the Tineco PURE ONE S11. See our review
  • Miele Triflex HX1: The Miele Triflex HX1 represents a viable alternative to the Samsung Jet 90 Complete if build quality is a concern. However, it doesn't perform as well as the Samsung vacuum at sucking up debris in cracks and has shorter battery life. See our review
  • Dyson V15 Detect: The Dyson V15 Detect is a high-end cordless stick vacuum that performs very well across a wide range of surfaces, but it's much pricier than the Samsung Jet 90 Complete and doesn't offer much of a performance advantage on bare floors. See our review
  • Samsung Jet 75: The Samsung Jet 75 is effectively a stripped-down version of the Samsung Jet 90 Complete, complete with the same 200AW suction motor and maneuverable design but fewer attachments and a fixed-length wand. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. Jan 13, 2023: Replaced Dyson V8 with Tineco PURE ONE S11 as 'Best Upper Mid-Range Vacuum For Tile Floors' pick. Added Samsung Jet 75 to Notable Mentions.

  2. Nov 15, 2022: Ensured all main picks are still available and represent the best choice for user needs.

  3. Sep 16, 2022: Removed several less relevant product categories. Added Samsung Jet 90 Complete as 'Best Vacuum Cleaner For Tile Floors' pick. Added Eureka Mighty Mite as 'Best Budget Vacuum For Tile Floors'. Added BISSELL CrossWave Cordless Max 2554 as 'Best Hybrid Vacuum For Tile Floors'. Added Dyson V8 Animal as 'Best Upper Mid-Range Vacuum For Tile Floors'. Added Tineco PURE ONE X Tango as 'Best Mid-Range Vacuum For Tile Floors' pick. Removed several less relevant Notable Mentions picks.

  4. Jun 10, 2022: Article restructuring to better-align with user needs and expectations. Replaced Dyson V15 Detect with Samsung Jet 90 Complete as 'Best Cordless Vacuum For Tile Floors' pick. Replaced Hoover ONEPWR Cordless Hand Vacuum with Black+Decker dustbuster CHV1410L as 'Best Handheld Vacuum For Tile Floors' pick. Replaced iRobot Roomba 981 with Roborock S7 as 'Best Robot Vacuum For Tile Floors' pick. Removed SEBO Airbelt D4 and Roborock S6 MaxV from main recommendations. Removed Shark APEX UpLight, Eureka Mighty Mite, Wyze Robot Vacuum, Dyson Micro 1.5kg, Neato D8, Milwaukee M18 FUEL 3-in-1 Backpack Vacuum Kit, and eufy RoboVac X8 from Notable Mentions. Added Ecovacs DEEBOT OZMO T8 AIVI to Notable Mentions.

  5. Apr 07, 2022: Substantial article rework to better align with changes made to the test bench. Added BISSELL CrossWave Pet Pro as 'Best Hybrid Vacuum For Tile Floors' pick. Added SEBO Airbelt D4 as 'Alternative With Lower Recurring Costs' pick. Replaced Shark Rocket Pet Pro with MultiFlex IZ163H with Dyson V15 Detect as 'Best Cordless Vacuum For Tile Floors' pick. Moved Shark Rocket Pet Pro with MultiFlex IZ163H and Miele Triflex HX1 to Notable Mentions. Removed Shark ION F80 from Notable Mentions due to current availability.

All Reviews

Our recommendations are based on what we think are currently the best vacuum cleaners for tile floors. We don't just base our results on overall performance, but also on factors like availability, price, and reader feedback.

If you would like to do the work of choosing yourself, here is the list of all our vacuum reviews, ranked by bare floor performance. Be careful not to get too caught up in the details. While there's no single best vacuum, most are good enough to please almost everyone, and the differences are often not noticeable unless you really look for them.

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