1: I use it fine on my kitchen floor, it is lineoleum, and it does a decent job, better then my sweeping, it however doesn't fit under the cabinets so if I want those done, I sweep the crud from under it and then let roomba take care of it.
2: My one cat could care less what happens in the house as long as the food dish is filled, his mother is more the scaredy cat, and she runs when I turn on the Dirt Devil, She was playing with the roomba yesterday, and she thinks it's a giant toy.
3: It is easy to pull the brushes out and to clean them, it even has a tool that does the job, and it's just as easy to put the brushes back in, I have had no issues with any tangles, if it does (I had dental floss get stuck in it once) I untangled it, after it made a beep noise and stopped running, checked all over and it was the floss wound around the edge cleaner, cleaned it out and it worked like a charm.
4: For a deep down clean you should use the regular vacuum once in a blue moon, I used to be a lazy vacuumer, and was lucky if my house saw the vacuum more then once every 10 15 days, now with roomba, I like the look of a clean floor and so I do the roomba regularily and then since it is not a big hassle to do the regular vacuuming I do that more often too.
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