Tile floors can easily appear dirty due to dust, dirt, and debris that accumulates in grout lines. Grout lines trap and store soils and fine particles. And, cleaning the tile floors in your commercial facility can be difficult because of this. 

The easiest way to remove soils from tile flooring is with a vacuum which uses suction to remove dirt and debris from the floors and contain it until it’s time to dispose of it.

In this article, we’ll review the 2 best commercial vacuums for cleaning your facility’s tile floors.

What Makes A Vacuum Good For Tile?

The best vacuum for cleaning tile flooring will have a combination of features that will ensure that the dirt and dust that is present on your floors and stuck in grout lines is thoroughly cleaned.

The most important features to consider when deciding on the right commercial vacuum for cleaning your facility’s tile floors are the cleaning tools that the machine comes with and the maneuverability of the vacuum.

You will want a commercial vacuum that has attachments that can clean crevices. Vacuum heads with bristles are best for removing dirt from tile because the grout lines are lower than the tile surface.  

A crevice tool can be used to manually clean between tiles.

Having a vacuum that is easily maneuverable will help you and your staff clean in areas that have an uneven surface and are difficult to reach. 

The 2 best vacuums for tile floors are the:

  1. CERTO® HEPA Backpack
  2. ProTeam® Super Coach Pro 6

1. CERTO® HEPA Backpack

The CERTO® HEPA Backpack is a cord electric 10-quart backpack vacuum.

This lightweight vacuum has a powerful suction that makes it easy for you and your staff to remove dirt and dust from the surface and grout lines of tiled floors. 

This vacuum also comes with a bristled hard floor tool that allows for the thorough removal of debris from your floors.


The CERTO® HEPA Media Backpack is only 10.5 pounds, making it a machine that is very easy for your staff to wear on their back during cleaning.

This vacuum also has adjustable straps and is engineered to reduce strain on the user, which will help increase worker productivity during cleaning.

Cleaning Tools

This backpack vacuum comes with an 8-piece tool kit that includes:

  • 2 Piece Wand
  • Bristled Hard Floor Tool
  • Crevice Tool
  • Dusting Brush
  • Upholstery Tool
  • Carpet Paddle
  • Carpet Tool
  • Hose

The tool kit that this vacuum comes with allows you and your cleaning team to clean different surfaces in your facility. The cleaning tools can also be used to enhance the cleaning capabilities of the vacuum.

The 14-inch crevice tool that this vacuum comes with can be used to remove dust, dirt, and debris from the crevices on your tiled floors. 

If there are a lot of soils on your tiled floors, you can use the bristled hard floor tool. The soft bristles on this tool will loosen and remove debris from the grout lines in your tile. 

You and your cleaning staff can also use the bristles hard floor tool for uneven flooring since the soft bristles can easily reach into the grout lines.

Filtration System

The CERTO® HEPA Backpack vacuum has a 10-quart HEPA media filter bag.

HEPA media is highly efficient at trapping contaminants larger than 0.3 microns. Dirt, dust, and other contaminants that are contained in the HEPA media bag will have a very low chance of re-entering the air.

Contaminants that re-enter the air in your facility can lower the quality of air in your building and cause health issues, like headaches, irritation, and allergies for your guests. 

2. ProTeam® Super Coach Pro 6

The ProTeam® Super Coach Pro 6 is a 6-quart commercial vacuum that is able to clean your floors without kicking up dust and dirt with its strong suction power.

This vacuum can be paired with an unmatched number of attachments and tools making it one of the most versatile options. There are several attachments available to purchase for hard floor care cleaning as well as other surface cleaning. 


The ProTeam® Super Coach Pro 6 is an 11.6-pound commercial vacuum that is designed to allow you and your staff to move through your facility comfortably.

The vacuum has a triangular shape that fits the back of the operator and reduces the chance of accidental contact with walls and doorways. This will allow your cleaning staff to move freely and quickly through your facility during cleaning.

Cleaning Tools

The Super Coach Pro 6 comes with a 5-piece tool kit that includes:

  • Xover Tool
  • 2-Piece Wand
  • Crevice Tool
  • Dusting Brush
  • Upholstery Tool

For best results, this vacuum should be used with ProTeam® hard floor tools that have nylon or horsehair bristles for removing soils from your tiled floors. 

The crevice tool that this machine comes with is a 17-inch crevice tool that makes it possible for your cleaning staff to use the vacuum to easily reach into corners and clean the grout of the tiled floors of your facility.

The Xover tool is great for cleaning hard floors but for best results, we recommend pairing this machine with ProTeam’s hard floor tool. This bristled hard floor tool does not come with the tool kit, but you can purchase it to allow this vacuum to reach into grouted areas and remove soils from the uneven surfaces.

Filtration System

The ProTeam® Super Coach Pro 6 is equipped with a ProLevel Filtration System that uses a multi-stage filtration system to contain dust, dirt, and debris that is collected from your floors.

This 4-stage filtration system includes a HEPA media filter that captures a large number of contaminants larger than 0.3 microns.

A HEPA media filter is highly effective at making sure the soils being removed from your floors aren’t redistributed into the air or returned to the floor during cleaning.

Final Thoughts

The best vacuum for cleaning tiled floors will have a combination of features that will ensure that you can remove and trap dirt, dust, and other soils from the crevices of the tiles.

The vacuum that you use to clean your tiled floors should be able to be maneuvered through your facility and have cleaning tools that make it easy for your staff to clean the textured grout of tiled floors.

Both the CERTO® HEPA Backpack vacuum and the ProTeam® Super Coach Pro 6 are good options for facilities that have commercial tiled floors.

The CERTO® HEPA Backpack comes with a crevice and hard floor tool that can be used to clean medium to large-sized tiled floors in your facility. The ProTeam® Super Coach Pro 6 can be matched with a variety of floor cleaning tools that will be able to make the commercial vacuum compatible with a range of flooring types.

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