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Tile floors are one of the most popular types of home surfaces. They are durable and easy to clean. These are some reasons why many kitchens and bathrooms use this material. The best vacuum for tile floors helps you keep your floors clean and pristine.
While not all vacuum cleaners are designed for this type of surface, we’ve selected those that will clean up dirt, dust and debris from your tile floors, and even walls. We also include a number of products that are designed for pet hair so those with cats and dogs can enjoy the same ease of vacuuming.
Our picks below range from upright to canister models. We’ve also included a floor washer with vacuuming capability so you can wash and dry your floors.
Best Tile Floor Vacuum for Pet Hair: Designed for hard floors, this vacuum cleaner is ideal not only for tiles but also for more delicate surfaces like hardwood and laminate. It is made to be lightweight so it doesn’t damage any of the surfaces.
This Bissell PowerEdge cleaner weighs just 7.5 lbs. making it easy to navigate around furniture. The swivel head and low nozzle profile also allow it to go under tables and chairs so you don’t need to keep moving things when cleaning.
One of the most affordable items in our review, this device was made with 2 primary functions in mind. One, to clean hard flooring. And another to help users vacuum more pet hair with less effort.
The device runs on a 6 amp motor and uses a cyclonic air flow system. This means that it does not require any vacuum bags. Instead you just empty the transparent plastic container into the trash can.
To help with pet hair, it has rubber wipers attached to the bottom of the nozzle. These are soft hair attracting attachments, so they don’t scratch or damage any floors. Together with the V shape nozzle, this stick vacuum picks up a lot of pet hair as well as dirt without being difficult or heavy to push around.
However, should you have stairs or want to be able to use just 1 vacuum for furniture as well, it can’t help you there.
For those needs, we prefer this CleanView vacuum also by Bissell. This is heavier and bulkier than the PowerEdge Pet above. And at 15 lbs. takes a bit more effort to bring upstairs should you want to vacuum the 2nd or 3rd floor rooms. However, it is still relatively lightweight compared to other upright vacuums. Plus it is very easy to steer.
Its edge over the PowerEdge Pet above comes in 5 forms, many of which related to its bigger frame:
- More suction power: With a 12 amp motor is provides more powerful suction compared to the smaller motor of the unit above. This means more dirt collected per pass.
- Extension hose attachment: It also comes with an extension hose. The hose allows you to channel the suction through the hose making it easier to clean above floor areas like stair and furniture.
- Hose attachments: these include the turbo brush, crevice and upholstery tools among others. These make it easy to clean stairs as well as tight areas.
- Height adjustment: It comes with 5 height adjustments. So aside from being able to clean tiles, it can also be used for carpets and rugs.
- Bigger dirt container: The bigger frame lets it use a bigger 2.2 liter capacity dirt cup so you collect more dirt before discarding the contents.
This makes the CleanView more ideal for larger homes where you have stairs and carpets aside from your tile floors.
- An upright vacuum
- An upright vacuum with hose extension
- A lift away canister vacuum
For tile floors, it also has a dust away hard floor attachment that’s made specifically for bare floors, tiles, and wood floors. This lets you clean flat surfaces without damaging or scratching them.
Among our picks this also comes with the most powerful suction power. It runs on 1200 watts of power and have an advanced air flow design that allows suction to be consistently strong even when it has already collected lot of dust and debris.
This is our top pick if you own a home that has tile floors but also have rooms of other surfaces. It does a great job on different types of bare floors as well as carpets. Plus, the lift away canister with hose lets you easily clean stairs, sofas and even your vehicle interiors.
As far as keeping dust in once it has been collected. The machine has a HEPA filtration system built in. This captures more than 99.9% of the allergens and dust so it does come back out into the air.
Best Canister Vacuum for Tile Floors: Most people prefer using upright vacuums because they are more intuitive to use. However, if you want something that isn’t a big, with a lighter handle to carry, then do consider a canister vacuum.
For tiles, we like the Eureka Mighty Mite. This is a compact unit that comes with a powerful 12 amp motor. It measures 17.5” long, 9” wide and 11.3” tall. Plus in only weighs 9 lbs. The easy carry handle along with the light weight make this an easy tool to transport around the home.
We like that it has a long 20 foot power cord that complements the long stretch hose. The hose and its attachments allow you not only to clean tile floors but also tile walls, which a number of home bathrooms have.
The advantage this design is that you can easily point the hose to vacuum whatever area you wish. Plus it is easier to use for stairs, walls, sofas and even drapes. These are things that an upright vacuum without a canister attachment can’t do.
Additional features of the Mighty Mite include a blower port on the opposite side of the device. This allows you to blow leaves during the fall.
Vacuum that Also Washes & Dries Floors: With tile floors, vacuuming may not always be enough. The suction may be able to pick up all the debris from the floor. But, if there are spills or things that have dried up you’ll probably need a steam mop to get the job done.
Here’s where the FloorMate SpinScrub by Hoover comes in. This device is a 3 in 1 machine. It works as a vacuum cleaner, but also can wash floors as well as dry them after. This lets you pick up all the dirt from the surface. Then if needed, give it a thorough washing to make it pristine.
To wash tile floors, just fill the machine’s water container with water and cleaning solution. You can then apply the solution mixture on the surfaces that need cleaning.
The device can them use its SpinScrub brushes to help the solution remove any dried up messes on your floors. These brushes are 6 circular counter rotating bristles that are located under the nozzle of the device. In wash mode when help scrub off anything off your floors.
When the solution and brushes have done their job, just turn the switch to dry to quickly dry the moist area.