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The 7 Best Vacuums For Tile Floors - Winter 2022 Reviews

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Best Vacuum For Tile Floors
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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.

We've tested over 105 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 For Tile Floors: Miele Complete C3 Alize PowerLine

    9.1
    Bare Floor
    Vacuum Type
    Canister
    Bagless
    No
    Cordless
    No
    Anti-Allergy Filter (HEPA)
    Yes

    The best vacuum for tile floors we've tested is the Miele Complete C3 Alize PowerLine. This corded canister model provides outstanding performance on bare floors, where it clears a wide variety of debris with ease, ranging from pet hair to cereal. Suction performance remains consistent as its generously sized dirtbag fills up, which is great if you're dealing with large messes. Its HEPA filter is a handy feature if you own a heavily shedding pet, as it traps allergens as you clean.

    It features a high-grade plastic body and feels very well-made. It's also easy to maintain, with few parts that require regular maintenance or cleaning. Thanks to its smooth-rolling wheels, it can maneuver in tight spaces, while its extendable wand lets you clean under couches and low-lying furniture. The handle's built-in LED light should allow you to see what you're doing, even in shadowy areas.

    Unfortunately, its power cord is a little short, so you may have to change outlets when cleaning big rooms. Its dirtbag and filters need regular replacing, so recurring costs can add up over time. Minor issues aside, its performance on bare floors makes it not only one of the best vacuums for tile floors that we've tested but also places it among the best vacuums we've tested.

    See our review

  2. Best Cordless Vacuum For Tile Floors: Shark Rocket Pet Pro with MultiFlex IZ163H

    8.7
    Bare Floor
    Vacuum Type
    Stick/Handheld
    Bagless
    Yes
    Cordless
    Yes
    Anti-Allergy Filter (HEPA)
    Yes

    If you're looking for a cordless option, the best vacuum for tile floors that we've tested is the Shark Rocket Pet Pro with MultiFlex IZ163H. This stick/handheld vacuum performs exceptionally well on bare surfaces like tile floors, easily clearing pet hair and small or bulky debris. Its floorhead has a brushroll with angled plastic fibers meant to reduce the incidence of hair wraps. It also has a HEPA filter to trap allergens as you clean.

    You can quickly reconfigure this vacuum into a handheld vacuum for spot-cleaning tight areas. Its lightweight construction and pivoting floorhead make it easy to maneuver, even in tight spaces. You can increase its suction power by pulling the trigger on its carrying handle, though be aware that running it continuously in its 'MAX' suction power mode decreases its battery life from a maximum of 40 minutes to a little over 10 minutes.

    While you can adjust this vacuum's brushroll speed, you can't turn it off, so it can sometimes get caught on rug tassels or other loose obstructions. It has a few parts that need regular cleaning, but thanks to its use of washable, reusable filters, recurring costs shouldn't be a major concern. Overall, its maneuverable design, low recurring costs, and superb bare floor performance make it one of the best bagless vacuum cleaners that we've tested.

    See our review

  3. Easier-To-Maintain Alternative: Miele Triflex HX1

    Vacuum Type
    Stick/Handheld
    Bagless
    Yes
    Cordless
    Yes
    Anti-Allergy Filter (HEPA)
    No

    If you'd prefer a cordless vacuum that's a little easier to maintain, check out the Miele Triflex HX1. Its max battery life is shorter than that of the Shark Rocket Pet Pro with MultiFlex IZ163H, and it takes longer to recharge, but it has fewer parts that need regular maintenance. It performs incredibly well on bare floors, and its 3-in-1 design lets you reconfigure it as an upright vacuum, a stick vacuum, or a handheld vacuum, so it's highly versatile and maneuverable. That said, it has a smaller dirt compartment, which may be a hassle if you have a large space to clean since it requires more frequent emptying.

    Overall, the Shark is a better option thanks to its better battery life, but if you want a vacuum that's a bit easier to maintain, the Miele is a good alternative.

    See our review

  4. Best Handheld Vacuum For Tile Floors: Hoover ONEPWR Cordless Hand Vacuum

    8.4
    Bare Floor
    Vacuum Type
    Handheld
    Bagless
    Yes
    Cordless
    Yes
    Anti-Allergy Filter (HEPA)
    No

    The best handheld vacuum for tile floors we've tested is the Hoover ONEPWR Cordless Hand Vacuum. This compact cordless vacuum delivers superb performance on flat, even surfaces like tile floors. Its dustbin is also relatively large and consequently shouldn't need emptying very often. Since it's made of clear plastic, you can also tell how full it is at a glance.

    This vacuum's lightweight construction makes it easy to pick up and carry. While its battery life of roughly 15 minutes isn't especially long, its removable battery does charge in under 80 minutes, which is relatively fast. It also feels decently well-built, doesn't have that many parts that need regular cleaning, and incurs low recurring costs since only its primary filter needs periodic replacing.

    Unfortunately, its selection of attachments is very limited, as it only comes with a crevice tool for clearing messes in tight corners. In addition, its side-exit exhaust can cause it to blow away some lighter debris, which can be an annoyance. Otherwise, its strong bare surface performance and relatively lightweight design make it a great option for spot-cleaning tile floors.

    See our review

  5. Best Robot Vacuum For Tile Floors: iRobot Roomba 981

    8.4
    Bare Floor
    Vacuum Type
    Robot
    Bagless
    Yes
    Cordless
    Yes
    Anti-Allergy Filter (HEPA)
    Yes

    The iRobot Roomba 981 is the best robot vacuum for tile floors that we've tested. This robot vacuum delivers outstanding performance on bare surfaces like tile floors, easily sucking up pet hair as well as small and large debris. Suction performance also remains consistent as its dustbin fills up, so it shouldn't need emptying too often.

    This vacuum does an excellent job of maneuvering itself, as it cleans in an organized pattern and easily maneuvers around different obstacles. Its surface detection feature enables it to automatically change its suction power depending on the floor type that it's on. You can use its companion app to start a cleaning session, set up a cleaning schedule, or pilot the vacuum remotely. Depending on the chosen suction power mode, it supplies roughly 1-2 hours of runtime on a single charge.

    However, like many robot vacuums, it has many parts that need regular cleaning or replacing, so recurring costs can add up over time. It lacks more advanced automation capabilities, like support for virtual boundary markers to keep it from entering certain spaces. Still, its exceptional performance on bare floors also makes it an impressive option.

    See our review

  6. More Affordable Alternative: Roborock E4

    Vacuum Type
    Robot
    Bagless
    Yes
    Cordless
    Yes
    Anti-Allergy Filter (HEPA)
    Yes

    If you're looking for a cheaper robot vacuum, you may prefer the Roborock E4. This robot vacuum doesn't maneuver itself quite as effectively as the iRobot Roomba 981, but it's cheaper and delivers superb performance on bare floors. The battery should provide roughly 2-3 hours of continuous cleaning time, which is notably longer than the iRobot, but it takes much longer to recharge. In addition, it has a slightly bigger dirt compartment. Unfortunately, it also lacks some of the more advanced automation features found in some alternatives, like the ability to schedule individual room cleaning sessions or set up virtual boundary markers, though you can still use its app to remote-control the vacuum or schedule cleaning sessions for its entire coverage area.

    If you want a robot vacuum with slightly better maneuverability, get the iRobot, but consider the Roborock if you're looking to save some money without sacrificing performance.

    See our review

  7. Best Budget Vacuum For Tile Floors: Eureka Whirlwind Bagless Canister

    8.7
    Bare Floor
    Vacuum Type
    Canister
    Bagless
    Yes
    Cordless
    No
    Anti-Allergy Filter (HEPA)
    No

    The best vacuum for tile floors that we've tested in the budget category is the Eureka Whirlwind Bagless Canister. This compact canister vacuum does a fantastic job of sucking up pet hair as well as small and bulky debris on bare surfaces like tile floors. Suction performance remains consistent even as its decently large dustbin fills up.

    This vacuum's floorhead has bristles you can extend or retract, which is useful if you want to clean any small area rugs. Its bagless design and washable filters keep recurring costs to a minimum. Its compact size allows you to maneuver it fairly easily in tight spaces, while its lightweight plastic construction lets you 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, which makes it difficult to clean some faraway areas and may force you to swap outlets when cleaning larger areas. It doesn't have an allergen-trapping HEPA filter either, which could be an issue if you have a heavily-shedding pet at home. Otherwise, it's an excellent choice for vacuuming relatively flat, even surfaces like tile floors.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Shark APEX UpLight: The Shark APEX UpLight is a corded stick/handheld vacuum with excellent bare-floor performance. It's heavier and less maneuverable than the Shark Rocket Pet Pro with MultiFlex, but it's otherwise a viable alternative if you don't want to go cordless. See our review
  • Eureka Mighty Mite: The Eureka Mighty Mite is a budget-priced canister vacuum that does an exceptional job on bare floors. It has higher recurring costs than the Eureka Whirlwind Bagless Canister and feels more cheaply built. See our review
  • Miele Classic C1: The Miele Classic C1 is a corded canister vacuum with similar performance to the Miele Complete C3 Alize PowerLine. It doesn't have a HEPA filter and has a shorter overall range. See our review
  • Shark ION F80: The Shark ION F80 is a cordless stick/handheld vacuum with superb bare floor performance and decent battery life, but it's heavier than the Shark Rocket Pet Pro with MultiFlex and takes much longer to charge. See our review
  • NaceCare HVR 200 Henry: The NaceCare HVR 200 Henry is a corded canister vacuum with an excellent performance on bare floors. However, its performance on this surface type decreases as its dirt compartment fills. See our review
  • Wyze Robot Vacuum: The Wyze Robot Vacuum is a budget-friendly robot vacuum with a fantastic performance on bare floors. Its dirt compartment is less than half the size of the Roborock E4's, and its battery performance isn't as good. See our review
  • Dyson V15 Detect: The Dyson V15 Detect is a stick/handheld vacuum that delivers an incredible on bare floors. It's more expensive and not as maneuverable as the Shark Rocket Pet Pro with MultiFlex IZ163H. See our review
  • Dyson Micro 1.5kg: The Dyson Micro 1.5kg is a very lightweight cordless stick/handheld vacuum intended for use on bare floors. It delivers exceptional performance on this surface type, but it has a shorter battery life and smaller dustbin than the Shark Rocket Pet Pro with MultiFlex IZ163H. See our review
  • Neato D8: The Neato D8 is a robot vacuum that delivers superb performance on bare floors, but it isn't as maneuverable as the iRobot Roomba 981 and has shorter battery life. See our review
  • Roborock S7: The Roborock S7 is a premium robot vacuum with a unique ultrasonic sensor that lets it detect carpeted floors. Unfortunately, it doesn't perform as well as the iRobot Roomba 981 on bare floors. See our review
  • Roborock S6 MaxV: The Roborock S6 MaxV has more advanced automation features than the iRobot Roomba 981. Unfortunately, it doesn't perform as well on bare floors and can mistakenly identify objects like rugs as obstacles to avoid. See our review
  • Milwaukee M18 FUEL 3-in-1 Backpack Vacuum Kit: The Milwaukee M18 FUEL 3-in-1 Backpack Vacuum Kit is a cordless backpack vacuum that does a superb job clearing debris on bare floors. However, its selection of attachments is very limited. See our review
  • eufy RoboVac X8: The eufy RoboVac X8 is a robot vacuum that delivers fantastic performance on bare floors and has a wider range of automation features than the iRobot Roomba 981. However, it isn't as well-built and gets stuck around obstructions more frequently. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. Dec 14, 2021: Verified that all main picks are still available and represent the best choice for their given category. Added Dyson Micro 1.5kg, eufy RoboVac X8, and Milwaukee M18 FUEL 3-in-1 Backpack Vacuum Kit to Notable Mentions.

  2. Nov 04, 2021: Replaced HoLife HM036E with Hoover ONEPWR Cordless Hand Vacuum as 'Best Handheld Vacuum For Tile Floors' category pick due to current availability. Replaced Roborock S6 with iRobot Roomba 981 as 'Best Robot Vacuum For Tile Floors' category pick due to current availability.

  3. Sep 07, 2021: Checked accuracy and availability of picks.

  4. Jul 09, 2021: Verified that all main picks are still in stock and represent the best choice for their given category. Added Neato D8, Roborock S7, and Roborock S6 MaxV to Notable Mentions.

  5. May 11, 2021: Checked picks to ensure the best products are still being recommended. Added the Wyze Robot Vacuum and the Dyson V15 Detect to Notable Mentions.

All Reviews

Our recommendations are based on what we think are currently the best vacuums for tile floors. We don't just base our results on overall performance, but also 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 no vacuum is perfect for every use, 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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