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Can The Roomba i7 Clean Multiple Floors? Multi-Level Houses

Last Updated Jan 26, 2023
White Roomba i7 vacuum on dark wood floors

Technology has come a long way in the past decade; machines your parents could have never imagined are now commonplace in the American home. Robot vacuum cleaners may have once only been featured on the Jetsons, but you can easily purchase one that has smart capabilities and its own navigation system! Most people really want to know, can the new Roomba i7 clean multiple floors, and most importantly, multiple levels in a house?

The Roomba i7 can clean multiple floors, in fact, it can map and vacuum up to 10 separate floor plans. However, while all the Roomba vacuum robots, including the i7, are now extremely technologically advanced, they still cannot traverse stairs and therefore cannot move independently up or down levels. 

If you want to know a little more about just how much space a Roomba i7 can cover, how the vSLAM navigation technology works, and how you can control it with your smartphone, keep reading! We have done a lot of research and compiled it all into one easy-to-read article with everything you want to know!

How Much Floor Space Can A Roomba i7 Clean?

The 10-floor cleaning capabilities enable the device to successfully vacuum a 2,000 to 2,500 square foot space. And those 10 floors can be located on different levels, or even in different homes or office spaces. Which is pretty impressive for such a little machine. 

Its important to note that the battery life only last about 90 minutes to 2 hours and within that time it can usually cover about 1,000 square feet. After that, the device will return to its dock, charge itself, and then resume cleaning where it left off. 

This feature is extremely useful, and as long as you don’t mind moving your Roomba i7 robot to the different levels of your home as needed, it will already have each room mapped out and can easily clean your entire home with only that little bit of assistance. 

What Other Specs Does the Roomba i7 Offer?

So it can’t go up and down stairs, what can the Roomba i7 do that makes it so special?

  • This robot can easily connect to your Alexa or Google Home and become a completely hands free device. 
  • It can also connect to an app on your smartphone, the iRobot app, from which you can set it’s scheduling, establish “Keep Out Zones”, and instruct cleaning from anywhere you are. 
  • The device can monitor when your house needs additional servicing; for example when Spring time arrives and there is additional pollen or pet dander in your home, it will suggest supplementary shifts. 
  • It comes equipped with a 10x Power-Lifting and a 3-Stage Cleaning System that will be sure to rid your space of all grime. 
  • Smart navigation enables the Roomba i7 to map your home and clean every inch on demand. 

That’s quite a lot of capabilities, and most Roomba i7 users have found them all to be accurate and are generally pleased with their purchase. If you want to learn a little more, feel free to read an in-depth description of everything the robot has to offer on the Roomba site

How Can I Make My Roomba i7 Clean Multiple Floors?

Well, you now know that the machine itself will not be able to make it up and down the levels of your space, however, it does not mean that it can’t clean multiple floors!

The 10-floor mapping plan can be used on floors on every level of your home, including the basement. So whenever you’re ready to have the Roomba work it’s magic either upstairs or downstairs, just walk it to the top, or bottom, of the stairs and turn it on! 

It will know from it’s navigation where to go and what to avoid, when it’s finished, it will simply return to the start point and you will know it has completed it’s circuit, and you can easily bring it back to the dock for recharging. 


So now you know essentially everything you need to know about the Roomba i7 vacuum robot! 

They are user-friendly machines designed with you in mind. Although for all their advancements since their initial production in 2002, they still cannot go up and down stairs!

But they do know where the stairs are, how to avoid them, and where just about every other thing in your home is due to their Smart Mapping capabilities. So humans are not completely useless yet, you will still need to move the i7, and all other Roomba models, up and down the levels of your space for the time being.