Hardwood floors are modern, elegant and feel good in your house. However, in my experience, they can also be problematic because they get dirt and dust on them very easily. So, what do you do? Well, one way is to get a good vacuum, which will clean up the dirt and dust but leave your hardwood floors looking bright and without scratches.
Why do you even need the best hardwood floor vacuum? Most people will just sweep their floor when they think about cleaning their floors, but using a vacuum is a much better alternative for a variety of reasons. Firstly, a vacuum has a lot more power than a broom, and can therefore pick up more dirt and dust from the floor. Another reason you might use a vacuum cleaner over a broom is that a vacuum cleaner comes with several different tools and attachments which are useful to access hard to reach places.
Generally, there are different types of vacuum cleaners, and they do jobs to varying degrees of success. When we tested a series of vacuum cleaners, we found that the standard upright vacuums did the best job with cleaning, although the Shark-style canister units were also quite impressive. The Shark models of vacuum cleaners had a very good combination of a strong suction and were also very lightweight, which was effective for cleaning hardwood floors. There were also several Hoover models that did very well on our tests.
So, how much can I expect to spend on the best vacuum for hardwood floors? Luckily, as a consumer, you are at an advantage because the vacuum cleaner market is extremely competitive. There is often a good range of vacuum cleaners on the market for any budget, as manufacturers have to cater to every price range. This also means, however, that there is a very wide range of prices, so you will have to set a budget before you start looking around. It also means that you will find a vacuum for you at your price.
Below, we have listed our ranking of vacuum cleaners. We have tried to spread this across a variety of performance and price range, as not everyone will have the same budget for a vacuum cleaner. All of these vacuum cleaners are available on Amazon.
Miele S2121 Olympus
- Bissell PowerEdge
- Hoover Linx Cordless Stick
- Shark Navigator Lift-Away
- Eureka 3670G Mighty Mite
- Hoover Corded Cyclonic
- Shark Rotator Lift-Away
- Hoover Air Cordless
- Dyson DC65 Animal
- Shark Navigator Deluxe