Tile floors are durable and water-resistant, hence a popular flooring choice for kitchens, dining, and bathrooms that often get wet.
But, like other hard floors, they also get dirty and need proper cleaning and care to keep them looking new for years.
Expert Michelle Driscoll – Founder, Mulberry Maids says “You should sweep or vacuum the floor daily.”
Vacuuming daily removes loose surface dirt – sand, dust, grit, food crumbs – effortlessly. When allowed to sit for longer these loose debris can turn into hard to remove grime on the tile surface.
Sounds too much of effort…
I mean, who likes to drag a bulky vacuum every time our furry friends bring home the sand and mud, or those kitchen accidents, or when our kids drop food on floors. For me, that’s too time-consuming.
But I cannot compromise my floors either.
Hence, having a lightweight and compact vacuum is a go-to tool for me for the daily cleanups of my tile floor. They can save your time and energy. Also, they are so easy to use, even your kids will enjoy cleaning.
Let’s get started…
Here’s 3 best vacuum for tile floors
- Bissell PowerEdge Pet Hardwood Floor Bagless Cleaner, 81L2A Stick Vacuum
- Hoover Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner, BH50010
- Bissell Symphony Pet Steam Mop and Steam Vacuum Cleaner for Hardwood and Tile Floors, with Microfiber Mop Pads, 1543A
Best Vacuum For Effortlessly Cleaning Tile Floors
#1. Bissell PowerEdge Pet Hardwood Floor Bagless Cleaner, 81L2A Stick Vacuum – Best for tile floors, pet hair, and kitty litter
The Bissell PowerEdge 81L2A is a stand-up vacuum specially made for cleaning hard floors and pet hairs.
Weighing at 7.5lbs this vacuum comes handy for quick pick up of dog hairs and kitty litter on tile and other hard floors.
Although this stick vac cannot replace a large vacuum, however, it’s a great tool for quickly cleaning common areas, picking up litter or quick touch-ups on hard floors.
Also, if you have a small apartment, you can do the majority of your vacuuming with it.
It works on pure suction, there’s no brush roller/beater bar, which is great for vacuuming hard floors. No more hassle of cutting tangled hair around roller.
The suction is strong enough for picking up dried pet food, leaves, sand, and other dry mess.
Being said that, it is not made for carpet.
Unique V Shape Floor Head with Rubber Wheels
The unique V-shaped floor is great, especially for cleaning the edges and corners. There are 2 small openings in the corners, so it sucks not just from the front but side as well.
The V rubber vipers do a pretty good job of attracting dust and pet hairs and funneling them to the center of vacuum.
Highly Maneuverable and Easy to Use
The vacuum is super maneuverable due to its swivel steering head. You can use it as a Swiffer.
With the V designed head, you can pick up pet hairs, dust and debris from around the corners, under furniture and cabinet pretty quickly.
Unlike the regular floor head, this v shape floor head easily picks up stuff near table legs and couch corners.
Long Cord with Quick Release Mechanism
It has a decent cord length of 20ft, so you don’t need an extension cord or change outlets often. It also features a quick cord release mechanism.
The dust cup is easy to remove and empty as well.
Owners really liked the vacuum for its suction. A user from Florida is very happy to see her tile floor and grout completely sand free. “I absolutely love this vacuum!” she wrote in her review.
It doesn’t perform well on stairs and seems awkward, though the V-shaped head is great for cleaning stair edges.
Overall, this vacuum works great in cleaning up hard floors, pet hairs, litter around the house. And for the price point, it’s a steal!
#2. Hoover Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner, BH50010 – Best for tile and carpet
The Hoover Linx Cordless BH50010 is an unconventional stick vacuum cleaner.
Glad you ask that…
Unlike, the regular stick vacuum like Shark Rocket or Dyson stick models, the Hoover Linx cordless resembles an upright vacuum in both design and performance.
Due to its unique design, most of the heavier components sit at the base, so the handle is extremely lightweight and doesn’t wear your arm while vacuuming. This isn’t the case with traditional cordless stick vacuums.
Besides, how many cordless stick models do you know can stand on its own, this one can!
Weighing at 7.3 lbs it’s so lightweight that even your kids won’t have an excuse to vacuum their bedrooms.
Although a cordless stick vacuum, it delivers the performance of an upright thanks to the long-lasting battery and Wind Tunnel technology that makes this stick vacuum stand out.
It’s perfect for small vacuuming jobs, quick touch-ups in kitchen, or quickly cleaning dust or small mess on tile and hard floors.
This would be an ideal vacuum to clean your kids or fur babies mess! It nicely picks up dry food crumbs dropped on the floors. Small, light crumbs are pretty easily picked up, but for large or heavier ones you would have to go through them twice or more.
2-Setting floorhead with on/off brush roll for carpet and hard floors
It features a brush roller for cleaning the carpet as well, however, don’t expect it to deep clean the carpets like a full-sized vacuum.
It works really well in picking up pet hairs on the low pile carpet and rugs. You can use it as a pre-vacuum for removing most of the pet hairs before using a regular vacuum for deep cleaning.
You can turn off the brush roller on hard floors with a sliding switch on the handle.
Fade Free Lithium-Ion Battery for Long Battery Life
The BH50010 comes with an 18V lithium-ion cartridge battery. The battery is removable so you can keep additional batteries if you need and rotate them.
The battery pops out for charging. So, instead of charging the whole unit like a conventional cordless stick vac, you get a portable battery charger which makes it more convenient.
The removable battery packs make it easier to keep extra charged batteries in case you need extended cleaning time.
The cleaning time with brush roller on is 20 mins and bumps up to 30 mins on without brush roller. There’s a 3 LED charge indicator on the body that shows how much battery power is left.
Emptying the Canister and Cleaning is a Snap
Owners also like the fact that it’s pretty easy to empty the canister and maintain it after vacuum. You simply have to remove the dust cup and press a button to empty the debris into a trash can.
For maintenance, you need to remove the hairs that get wrapped up in the middle pink piece and rinse the removable filter in water. You can also buy a replacement filter.
You also need to pull out the hairs stuck in the brush roller periodically to avoid clogging and keep the vacuum operational.
This is a fantastic vacuum for cleaning bare floors such as tile, hardwood, laminate and vinyl flooring.
On carpets, it picks up dust and debris from the surface but doesn’t deep clean like a regular vacuum. But if you have low pile carpets or area rugs you won’t be disappointed.
Also if you’re someone who wants a lightweight cordless vac to tackle daily small mess but don’t want to lug a heavy corded upright hunting for outlets, this would be a perfect vacuum for your needs.
#3. Bissell Symphony Pet All-In-One Vacuum Cleaner and Steam Mop, 1543A – Best for vacuum and steam clean tile floors at the same time
The Bissell Symphony 1543A is an all in one is a steam vacuum cleaner, and steam mop designed for everyday cleaning of hard floors – tile, hardwood, laminate, vinyl, and linoleum.
You would like this vacuum if you hate sweeping the tile floor and mopping them the traditional way, which is time-consuming.
As per reviews, it’s a great time saver as you no longer have to go through the traditional methods of sweeping, wet mopping and drying the floors. With the Symphony, you can do all of these in one go.
Vacuum, Steam Clean & Sanitize all at once!
The 2 in 1 function picks up dirt, debris while scrubbing and sanitizing your tile floors simultaneously. You no longer have to get down on your knees scrubbing this sticky messes. This literally cuts down your cleaning time and efforts.
Awesome, isn’t it?!
The suction is suitable for vacuuming bare floors and pick up debris from carpet surface, area rugs, and runners. It picks up pet hair, sand, and small debris very well.
However, users faced a hard time picking up larger debris. For bigger crumbs, you have to align the suction hole of the machine with the crumb and hold to pick them up.
Coming to steaming, I have found mixed reviews about it. Many have praised how well the steamer does its job and left their tile floors clean and shining. However, a few reviews claim that the steam function eventually dies after a certain period. Loss of steam power has also been reported.
Some people have experienced streaks on their floor after mopping, but many haven’t faced such an issue.
Lightweight, compact, and versatile
The Bissell Symphony is pretty lightweight, it weighs under 10 lbs. It’s very easy to use and perfect for quick touch-ups of bare floors in kitchen, dining, and bathroom.
Due to its upright design and adjustable height will be easy on your back. The unit is easy to maneuver, though it lacks the swivel mechanism. Also, like an upright vac, it can stand up, so no need to secure or rest it against a wall.
All the digital controls are located conveniently right at your fingertips. The controls consist of 3 buttons (Vac, Low Steam, and Hi Steam), 1 Led(Steam ready indicator) and a trigger to control steam right on the handle.
Filling the tank is quite easy, you don’t have to pop it for refilling. The included water cup makes it easy to fill the tank without spills and overflow. The full tank holds 400 ml of water and is transparent plastic, so you can gauge the level of water available.
The dust container is easy to remove and empty all the dry debris into a trash can. It also has a Drop-It tank emptying system so you dump the pet hair stuck inside the dust cup without pulling them out with your hands! YUCK!!
It includes washable soft and scrubby microfiber mop pads. The scrubby pad is great for scrubbing the tile floors and grout. Both pads are reusable, so don’t have to buy them often. It also comes with disposable Swiffer pads for those gross pet messes. Changing the pad is easy as well with the foot release.
Overall, it works great as a secondary vacuum for cleaning all the daily mess that your fur babies, kids, or children make. It’s lightweight and compact so you can easily take it out from the closet and get the job done. Not to forget, the steam function sanitizes your floor without using any harsh chemicals, which is very important if you have babies or pet at home.
What are your thoughts? Which is your favorite vacuum for cleaning tile floors? Would like to hear in the comments.