Best Vacuums for Hardwood Floors and Rugs

by Alycee on February 4, 2015

Hardwood floors need a great deal amount of time to obtain and install. Added to that is the considerable price one must spend on them. Since you’ve already invested so much for your hardwood floors, it is a must to maintain them in the best possible way. And cleaning with plain broom won’t do it.

To keep your money where its worth and have a spot-clean floor, we’ve picked out the best of the ‘best’ for you.


Best Cordless Vacuum for Hardwood Floor

Cordless vacuum falls into two advantages: (1) there’s no cord lying around and trip over, and (2) they are easy to whip out because most if not all cordless vacuums are lightweight. And nothing does better than the Rowenta Delta Force 18V. The great thing about this vacuum that customers have been praising about is the particular engineering put into its unique head. Most vacuums would rely on a brush roll and a longer, narrower strip to suction dirt, but the Rowenta Delta Force 18V is different. Its delta suction head has two small canals that direct into a much larger canal. This makes all the edges of the head efficient for maximized suction. Its head has the ability to swivel 180 degrees as well, which gives it the incomparable maneuverability.

You don’t have to worry about scratching your hardwood with the Rowenta Delta Force 18V because its wheels are designed in a tucked-away placement in order to be soft and suction-efficient at the same time. Moreover, even if this cordless vacuum doesn’t have a large dust container, it still worth the price because of its fantastic 30-minute runtime and its three-stage filter system that’s to beat.


Best Canister Vacuum for Hardwood Floor

There’s no better way to remove dirt from the cracks and crevices of a hardwood floor like an excellent vacuum. This is primarily because of its design — an attached long, oval floor brush.

Here’s what you must keep in mind when buying: if the vacuum has a round rotator brush with hard and stiff brittles, it’s not right for your expensive hardwood floor. Such brush is designed to dig into carpets, and if you use it on your wood floor, it’s like you’ve just used steel wool and scratch that floor ugly.

Our pick for the best canister vacuum for hardwood floor is the Miele S2121 Olympus Canister Vacuum CleanerComplaints about canister vacuums generally fall on the heaviness of the weight, but the Miele s2121 Olympus is a surprising exception because it is exceptionally lightweight! Besides that is its multifunctionality. With a toggle switch, you can easily transition from carpet cleaning to smooth and/or hardwood flooring, thanks to its Classic FiberTeQ.

Here’s a bonus feature: there’s a holder that keeps the wand upright when you need to stop or to move something, like your sofa, before continuing the cleaning. The Miele s2121 Olympus is a really great investment.


Upright Vacuum for Hardfloor Under $50

Although upright vacuums are not often recommended for hardwood floors, it doesn’t mean they don’t do a fine job. It is actually the best type of vacuum if you don’t only have hardwood floors at home but also carpets and tiles.  Additionally, they are more compact and easier to store than canister vacuums. That is the case with BISSELL PowerEdge Pet Hard Floor Corded Vacuum, 81L2A . In fact, this vacuum is specifically designed to work on hardwood floors as well! The staggering part about this vacuum is that you can buy it at as low as $50! There are no attachments needed for it to clean thoroughly.

What’s worth highlighting, too, about the Bissell PowerEdge 81L2A is the V-shaped, swivel head, which allows you to easily clean around furniture legs and on low-pile area rugs. Moreover, the larger part of the V shape directs large debris into the center of the suction path while the ends of the V are for smaller, finer debris.

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