Choosing A Hardwood Floor Vacuum
I am a mother of two who reviews and selects the best vacuum for hardwood floors based on highest quality and affordable price. I’ve personally tried a ton of different vacuums. I have a weird fascination for these machines. As an owner of a home with hardwood floors, pets, and a mother of two kids, I know how difficult it can be to find a good vacuum for them (it can be a pain in the you know what). I created this site to share my own personal experiences and reviews of my personal favorites, within all types of price ranges (especially for those of us on a budget!)
So far I’ve written about my favorite
seven eight that I’ve tried, and I’ll be adding more as I get more time and can convince my husband to buy more or convince the companies to let me try them out. It’s hard to really rank them because there all in different price ranges, so I’ll just list my favorites here and you can read my reviews on them. I fully support every vacuum I write about here, so it’s really up to you to make that final decision depending on your needs and budget! Click the names to read my brief little article summing them up.
The “mothers” of hardwood floor vacuums:
- Miele S7 Twist - Last I saw at $429, if I had to pick one vacuum I’ve ever used that I completely fell in love with, it was the twist.
- Miele Polaris Vacuum - Listed around $399, this vacuum is an absolute great machine on wood flooring as well as carpet.
AWESOME and all around, hands down some of the best hardwood floor vacuums for the price.
- Miele Olympus Vacuum - Last I checked around $300, but it’s an absolutely AMAZING canister vac, especially for the price. If you need a little more powerful all around vacuum that also AWESOME on hardwood floors, this is literally the best bang for the buck.
- Evolution Mint Plus Automatic Hard Floor Cleaner - Around $300 – this is like a Roomba on steroids. I’ve never been a fan of automatic vacuums, but this one just simply WORKS! You have to add this to your arsenal.
- Dyson DC25 All Floors Vacuum - A great deal in the high $300′s, low $400′s depending on Amazon specials. Dyson is a great vacuum brand and this one is no different.
- The Electrolux UltraSilencer Green Canister Vacuum - Around $300 at the moment- this is just as high of quality and power as the Miele listed right above this. It’s really up to you to read both my reviews and pick which one you want to go with. It’s a TOUGH choice, and really depending on which brand you like most.
- Hoover Cyclonic Corded Vacuum - This one’s like $250 on Amazon and is another great choice if you are a big fan of Hoover.
- The Shark Navigator Lift-Away Vacuum - $180 last time I checked, but this thing is awesome. I’ve tried other lower end Sharks and have not really been to fond of them, but this thing stands up to the best of vacuums. They are clearly much better at making corded vacuums than cordless. For under $200, you can’t really beat this quality.
Here’s four great options under $150:
- Hoover Linx Cordless Vacuum - It’s around $130 or so on Amazon and is the perfect all around and mid level. It’s pretty much the top of the line in the cordless sector. I absolutely love this vacuum.
- Hoover Floormate SpinScrub - Around $130 this is a very unique vacuum which has some really great features for hardwood floors, it’s sort of like a steam mop/vacuum hybrid.
- Eureka Pet Lover Mighty Mite - At $85 when I last checked, this is an awesome value especially for those with pets like me. Vacuums that dog and cat hair right up from those hardwood floors!
- Bissell PowerEdge Hardfloor Vacuum – Around $50, so obviously it’s not as powerful as the others, but for the great price this can be a lifesaver for those spills on the hardwood floors. Do not get me wrong- it’s still a great little vacuum.
Because a lot of vacuums nowadays are touted as being able to vacuum on a variety of surfaces, one of the most important things to take note of when looking for the best vacuum for hardwood floors is the difference in performance once it transitions from one type of floor surface to another type. This means that some vacuums may be able to do a great job of vacuuming hardwood floors and other hard surfaces like marble and tile but may end up not doing so well when it comes to area rugs and carpets that are not too plushy.
There are also vacuums that may end up causing some amount of damage to hardwood flooring when shifting from carpeting. Of course, companies are going to tell a would-be customer exactly what they want to hear so reading through independent reviews is something that should be seriously considered before making any final purchases. These reviews often come from individuals who have bought a particular vacuum and have tried it out for whatever amount of time. Their experiences may indeed be able to aid others in learning if there are any flaws or cautionary tales they should know about the machine.
Some may think that all hardwood floors need are a brush and dustpan and maybe a polisher in order to keep them spic and span. However, in order to truly keep these kinds of floor surfaces clean and pristine is to buy a vacuum that is able to do all the work. Still, is there really such a thing as the best vacuum for hardwood floors? Reviews from consumers and independent groups will definitely help but each experience may be a tad different and what may be considered “the best” by some may not always lead to a shared opinion. On this site based on our experience we will be sharing our handpicked select group of vacuums which we find to be the best in their class, best value, and highest rated for vacuuming hardwood floors.
Product Rating: 4.5
Summary: Choosing A Hardwood Floor Vacuum 325
Reviewed by: Sarah Jones