wssmith50 wrote:I have slate floors. The slate is not smooth like tile but rough with a lot of uneven spots. Has anyone used this robot on slate? The video only shows smooth tile.
I have unglazed tile floors, just a little coarse, and it only picked up 1/3 of the water it put down, leaving a lot of dirty water. It relies on a sqeegee to collect the water to be sucked up and, anything less than baby-butt smooth impedes this greatly, and it quickly wears down the sqeegee, making it worse.
I had 3 of these total. First one declared defective by irobot and replaced. Then I returned that one for step-up to the next model, after being convinced that would solve my issues. No-go, and since it was that Hammer-whatever store I was able to return for full refund. The problems (all 3 the same): Consistently ignored virtual walls. Left dirty water on floor. Got stuck under cabinents. Hit things head-on and just spun wheels, rather than turn, leaving black tire marks. Stayed in one place and just made noise. Traveled very slowly in jerking motion. Terrible run time, battery not up to the job.
If you gave me one and I was not allowed to ebay it, it would just sit or get tossed. Not worth the effort to put in the water and charge up.
Some obviously have better experiences. At the least you may want to consider buying from a place you can get a full refund if it does not work for you.
I also have 2 roombas, my 570 just entered it's 5th year of service. I've had to work on it quite a bit and replace numerous parts, but, not bad. That said I have been very disappointed in irobot customer service, and in their failure to address basic design flaws in the roombas over time. I got a neato a few months ago and while not perfect, it blows the roombas away.