People usually associate vacuum cleaners with cleaning carpets—but nowadays vacuums are equipped with mechanisms to make them suitable for hardwood floors, tile floors, or linoleum. But there's a problem: vacuum cleaners use a bristle brush when going over a rug, to beat the dirt out of the rug and penetrate more deeply. But that same bristle brush will scratch a hardwood or linoleum floor. So your vacuum will have to be able to make the switch from one time of surface to another—either you'll do it manually, or the vacuum will be smart enough to do it itself. Here are some of the best vacuums nowadays for cleaning hardwood floors:
What makes a vacuum great for your hardwood floors?
Simple: it needs to have superior suction. It needs to be able to get into nooks and crannies and corners since dust has a tendency to pile in different areas when you have a smooth surface.
Which one is perfect for you? Read on and we’ll highlight all of the best features of each of the vacuums that we’ve dug up. Each of them is suited for someone out there, and whether you need a great vacuum on a budget or a roaring monster which is completely unstoppable, we’ve got you covered.
These are our picks for the best vacuum for hardwood floors this year.