Hi, Thanks for your question. Unfortunately the Koblenz does not suck up the water. It will do an excellent job scrubbing the floor, much better than the Floor mate does, but it does not have an extraction part of it, so you will need to have another machine to do vacuum up the water when you are through with scrubbing the floors with the Koblenz. A shop vac will work great for this purpose, or a just a small wet/Dry vacuum, Koblenz even makes a good wet/dry that is not very expensive. You can check out for wet/dry vacuums here http://www.govacuum.com/wet-dry-vacuums.html. Hope this helped.