The Best Floor Cleaning Tools from Our 2024 Cleaning Awards

published May 26, 2024
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Because your floors take up the largest amount of space in your home, cleaning it can feel like a never-ending battle. Pros recommend that you vacuum your floors at least twice a week — or more if you have pets, kids, allergies, or more people living with you. And on top of that you have to mop, ideally every other week, too. 

That’s why it’s necessary to arm yourself with the right tools — from the vacuum cleaner you’ll use to a trusty robot vacuum as your sidekick and even the correct mop for your floor type (spray, spin, or steam!) — to make this task more manageable. 

Below, we’ve rounded up the very best floor cleaning tools from our 2024 Cleaning Awards that you’ll want to consider equipping yourself with to keep your home in order.

Best Floor Cleaning Tools

What Makes Up This Category of Winners

We highlighted the best tools to tackle your floors — from brooms and dustpans to vacuums and mops — in our Floors category here.

Floor Winners

1 / 11
Stick Vacuum (Budget-Friendly Buy)

“Reliability is everything when it comes to household essentials, and this vacuum delivers reliability on all fronts, from immediate use to longevity and durability,” shares former Best List writer Kendall Cornish. She’s had the Bissell Featherweight Stick Vacuum for years, and it’s still going strong, but our favorite part is that it is just so affordable.

2 / 11
Cordless Vacuum (Worth the Splurge)

"The Dyson Gen5detect Vacuum is everything you want in a cordless vacuum," says our senior editor, cleaning & organizing, Stephanie Nguyen. It has powerful suction, HEPA filtration, a run time of 70 minutes, and single-button power control (that means no trigger!). The various tools allow you to clean across surfaces, from floors to carpets, and the handheld dusting and crevice tool is built into the vacuum, which means you can go from cordless to handheld in seconds.

3 / 11
Wet/Dry Vacuum

Our executive lifestyle director, Charli Penn, says that she’ll never use another wet-dry vacuum again after having the Bissell CrossWave HydroSteam Wet Dry Vacuum in her home. “This is the clear winner,” she gushes, adding that she was able to clean, vacuum, and sanitize her entire kitchen floor in exactly 7 minutes.

4 / 11
Self-Emptying Vacuum
was $999.99

“Cleaning is my most dreaded activity, but the LG CordZero makes it as stress-free as possible,” says our deputy commerce editor, Alicia Kort, in her review. This vacuum really is an “all in one." You can vacuum and mop in one fell swoop — just return it to its self-emptying dock before switching to the mop attachment, and boom! You're done. It really does make cleaning stress-free.

5 / 11
Upright Vacuum

The Shark Stratos Upright Vacuum has an incredibly powerful suction to help you deep clean your floors and carpets. The two brush rolls pick up all kinds of debris, including hair, and its odor-neutralizing technology prevents bad odors from staying inside of your vacuum.

6 / 11
Robot Vacuum (Budget-Friendly Buy)
was $249.00

For an affordable robot vacuum that’ll get the job done, look to the eufy RoboVac 25C Vacuum. This slim model has WiFi connectivity and can be controlled via an app. It has a total runtime of 100 minutes and can be used for carpets and floors. This robot vacuum even made our 2022 Best List.

7 / 11
Robot Vacuum and Mop (Worth the Splurge)

The Roborock S8 Pro Ultra Robot Vacuum and Mop is thoroughly impressive. It self-cleans, empties, washes, dries, and refills — which makes it a "self-sufficient powerhouse," says senior editor, cleaning & organizing, Stephanie Nguyen. Once it's set up and maps your home, it’ll take care of the cleaning: first vacuuming and mopping, then cleaning itself.

8 / 11
Spin Mop
was $39.99

We’ve seen our share of spin mops, and the O-Cedar EasyWring Microfiber Spin Mop is the best — full stop. The mop bucket is designed with a built-in wringer that you can use hands-free. The mop heads are reusable and machine-washable, and the handle extends to 48 inches. Combined with the brand’s new cleaning pods, you can mop to your heart's desire.

9 / 11
Spray Mop

The Swiffer PowerMop is the newest product Swiffer offers, and it stands out among other spray mops. This is an all-in-one cleaning system that can be used across different surfaces. The 360 swivel head can glide under furniture and go up against baseboards effortlessly, plus the larger mop pad can lock in debris.

10 / 11
Steam Mop

“The PurSteam 10-in-1 Steam Mop is seriously a game-changer, and I only wish I had gotten it sooner,” shares Director of Commerce Mark Marino in his review. “I have been wowed by how useful it is and how it makes cleaning my apartment so much faster and easier.” This wonder tool even transforms into a handheld steamer that can be used for clothes, too.

11 / 11
Broom & Dustpan

The Dotti Best Broom & Dustpan swept the floor in the world of brooms and dustpans. “This broom isn’t just a looker in my home; it’s been a complete game-changer for my cleaning routine, all thanks to its unique silicone bristles,” shares SEO Commerce Writer Haley Lyndes. After use, the silicone broom can be washed for the next round of sweeping.

How We Picked Our Winners

The Cleaning Awards is our guide to the very best cleaning tools of 2024. There are 40 winners across five categories that our editors truly believe are the cleaning essentials you can’t live without. We spent months researching and testing — which meant a lot of dusting, scrubbing, and vacuuming! — to create this must-have list of tools that’ll help you conquer everyday messes. 

To select the winners, we looked at how well each tool performed, keeping in mind how well it cleans and if it works as promised (or better). We took into account its durability, ease of use, and features it offers. What makes this item budget-friendly or worth splurging for? And finally, we factored in innovation and what made this product stand out from the rest.

2024 Cleaning Awards

Want to see more winners? See here for the full list of winners for the 2024 Cleaning Awards.

All prices were accurate at the time of publishing, but may have changed since then.