It is deceptively thought that hardwood floors are being cleaned.
While it looks clean on the surface, try looking at it on scratch with a bright light source such as an LED, then you will notice that there are a lot of dust mites and dust rabbits on it.
What makes it more difficult is that some types of wood are more susceptible to scratches when the wrong tool is used on them.
For example, a motorized brush vacuum cleaner is a no-go on hardwood.
Without further ado, here are our picks for the best wood floor brooms…
Dyson V6 Fluffy
Shark Navigator NV752 Electric Lifting Technology
Eureka 3670G Mighty Mate
Bissell Power Glide
|Hard floor genie with one microfiber pad
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tropit mini motorized brush
11 inch crevice tool
pet upholstery tool
|1 1/2″ diameter curved aluminum pole
bare floor tool
|crevice and brush cleaning tool|
|rope length||Uses a 22.2 volt lithium-ion battery||30 feet||20 feet||20 feet||Uses a 36-volt lithium-ion battery|
|Automatic wire winding|
|Brush on/off switch|
|rotates on axis|
|bin full indicator|
|Net weight||8 pounds||15.7 EGP||8.6 EGP||10 pounds||11 pounds|
|hose length||Unavailable||15.4 ft||Unavailable||7 feet||Unavailable|
|cleaning path||9.8 “||11.5 inches||Approximately. 10 inch||10 inch||13.5 inches|
|Energy||25 Watt Air (Normal)
100 Watt Air (Max.)
|1200 watts||12 amps||10 amp||Unavailable|
|Guarantee||Two years||Lifetime VIP Warranty||One year||Two years||Two years|
What makes a good vacuum cleaner?
He has enough strength
First, you’ll need a vacuum cleaner with suction good enough to pick up small debris like dust bunnies and larger debris like crushed biscuits or Cheerios.
Second, it should be light enough to carry around the house. Hardwood doesn’t require any deep cleaning like carpet, so you don’t need a vertical vacuum cleaner that weighs more than 20 pounds.
In fact, a cordless vacuum cleaner may be enough to fill your need if your home is small enough.
Third, it must be versatile enough to be able to get into nooks and crannies and be able to clean over floor areas such as ceiling vents, air conditioning vents, upholstery, etc.
Our pick: Dyson V6 Fluffy
The Dyson V6 Fluffy tops this list because it passes all three points I made for a good hardwood cleaner with flying colors.
First, it has power and more than enough thanks to the digital V6 motor that produces up to 100 watts of air. It is one of the most powerful cordless vacuums at the moment.
Lightweight and versatile
Second, it weighs just 4.3 pounds with an extension stick and interchangeable tools, and access is no problem.
You can use this not only on floors but also on upholstery all the way to the ceiling.
Third, comes a variety of tools such as a soft roller head, a compound brush tool, a crevice, and a small turbo brush.
One of my favorites is the soft roller head which works very well on hardwood.
Instead of using bristles, Dyson has opted for a soft, cloth-like exterior that literally picks up dirt.
In short for cleaning hardwood, this machine has it all.
Since it does not have a cord, it allows you to clean anywhere inside the house without worrying about outlets.
Now that we’ve talked about the good points, let’s move on to the not-so-good ones.
The biggest issue for this will be the price. At nearly $330, this is one of the most expensive on the list.
The run time is rather short if you run the max. But in most cases you will not need additional strength. The main cleaning tool is so good that it will pick up everything even in normal mode.
It’s also a little heavy because the motor and container are in the same place as the handle. Cleaning over the floor areas will be a little tricky with the wand.
Finally, dumping this will be a mess because the dust will stick to the inner plastic walls. You will need to use your fingers to get it out.
minimum: This vacuum cleaner is a beast in terms of cleaning performance and versatility but it won’t come cheap. However, the performance will be great thanks to the fine roller cleaning head. It will not scratch hardwood.
For larger homes: Shark Navigator NV752
Eureka is at the top of this list because it performs very well and works best in small to medium sized homes.
But if you’re looking for something with a longer power cord with more reach, the Shark Navigator NV752 is a great choice.
Though, it is much more expensive than Eureka.
At first glance, this void appears to exist. But it has a neat feature that allows you to separate the body from the handle and the main floor cleaning tool.
Shark calls this the “elevator” that was first seen on the Shark NV352.
What makes this a great option for larger homes is the 30-foot power cord.
Unfortunately there is no wire winding. But none of the full-size rolls on the market with a 30-foot cord have this feature (yet).
This device weighs only 15.7 pounds and takes up quite a bit of space.
Great for medium to large homes
Definitely not for small homes. But if you have a medium-sized home with a mix of hardwood and carpet, this is a no-brainer option.
It gives great cleaning of bare floors along with deep cleaning capabilities of carpets.
This one is also capable of cleaning over the floor with an 11 inch crevice tool, dust picker, and a small pet turbo brush which is a great tool to use for upholstery.
minimum: This tool is great for medium to large sized homes with a mix of carpet and hardwood. It is able to clean pet hair on the upholstery thanks to the pet’s mini turbo brush. One of the most versatile machines on this list.
Light and versatile: the Eureka 3670G Mighty Mite
This lightweight canister may not be able to deep clean carpets. But what a deep cleaning lacks, it makes up for in agility and versatility.
Eureka is known for its lightweight packaging and the 3670G Mighty Mite fits the bill.
Let’s take a look at the features and see how they can help you clean all your hardwoods.
If you think this sucker lacks strength, think again.
small but powerful
This little monster is powered by a 12A motor that has more than enough suction power to clean every nook and cranny in your home.
Comes with a long flexible plastic hose with extension wand.
Based on the pictures, these sticks are long enough to reach the ceiling of your house, unless your house has ridiculously high ceilings.
In this case, you will live in a mansion where you should be able to afford a maid and not read this review (just kidding).
It’s light and weighs just under 9 pounds but the power cord is short – only 20 feet which can be a problem if you live in a large house but for small to medium sized homes this shouldn’t be a problem.
In terms of reach and versatility, this machine has spades.
In addition to the flexible hose and extension wand, it comes with a floor tool, crevice tool, brush tool and dust removal brush.
All of this will allow you to clean almost every part of your home.
No beater bar
It doesn’t have any tool with a motorized brush, so you won’t be able to clean your fabric upholstery efficiently.
The big downside would be a fit and finish. These tools do not have any lock. It just depends on friction.
That’s the price you’d pay for a cheaper vacuum cleaner that, unlike more expensive brands like Dyson, had the attachment lock in place.
Plastic may crack
In the long run, the plastic in this vacuum cleaner may crack very strongly. And since it comes with a short warranty, you won’t be able to replace these parts. But you will have to buy them separately or use masking tape.
Oh, one final note, this is a vacuum packed so there will be some extra overhead in terms of running costs but they are minimal.
If you are allergic, this is a good option.
When you look at the features, you get a lot for the $60 you pay for. This includes a powerful motor, enough accessories to clean your entire house, and a lightweight vacuum cleaner that won’t strain your back.
minimum: If you suffer from allergies, this is a great option because it has a bag. So there is no exposure to allergens when emptied.
Commercial Quality: Sanitaire SC3683A
Like the Eureka Mighty Mite, the Sanitaire SC3683A is a versatile and lightweight bag vacuum cleaner.
This is great for people with allergies since there is minimal exposure to allergens.
Optional HEPA filter
Unlike Eureka, Sanitaire has an optional HEPA filter (you can buy it separately).
This will help filter the allergens from backing out.
This machine is also advertised as a commercial grade vacuum cleaner. So you can use this to clean hard floors inside commercial establishments.
Lightweight and strong
This lightweight case weighs just 10 pounds (a couple of pounds heavier than the Eureka). And a generous 2.6L (roughly 2.5L) dry dirt capacity.
This has a larger capacity when compared to the Eureka which probably explains why it is heavier.
In terms of power, it has a slightly lower power output than the Eureka – 10 amps versus 12 amps. But in terms of efficiency in cleaning exposed surfaces like hardwood, the difference is minimal.
Comes with the following flex:
- 7 feet plastic hose
- telescopic stick
- slit tool
- brush tool
- word tool
- upholstery tool
With these extras, this device will cost a bit more than the Eureka which is a good deal if you ask me. The warranty is also longer for two years.
This machine is a bit more versatile compared to the Eureka due to the addition of an upholstery tool which will allow you to clean upholstery more efficiently.
The larger dirt capacity allows you to clean for longer before having to replace the bag. It also comes with a shoulder strap to free your hands.
It still has the same 20-foot cord and non-locking attachments. Long term durability can be an issue.
minimum: The large 2.5 dirt capacity allows you to clean more before the bag needs to be empty. It also has an optional HEPA filter in case you don’t want your allergens back. It is marketed as a commercial vacuum so use it in your office with confidence.
Wireless Option: Bissell Powerglide Wireless Vertical
Gone are the days when a vacuum cleaner only lasted 10 minutes and took an entire day to charge it.
Improvements in lithium battery technology have allowed manufacturers to increase runtime while also reducing charging time.
Bissell PowerGlide gives consumers the option to purchase a cordless vacuum that operates for approximately 45 minutes. It only takes two hours to fully charge it.
long term time
Now 45 minutes is a very long time especially when cleaning exposed surfaces because you don’t have to go back and forth constantly.
This vacuum is great for people who live in mobile homes or condos with solid wood. It doesn’t have a cord so there’s more freedom.
Versatile and versatile
Combine it with canister mode, so you can even use it inside the car.
Yes you heard that right, this vacuum turns from a vertical vacuum into a cylinder. She followed in the steps of the Shark Navigator and Hoover Air Cordless Lift and added a “Lift” feature to her product that looks like this.
Unfortunately, the wand that comes with this vacuum is not extendable. So the access is not very good. It will be great only in the case of a low ceiling.
It also comes with one accessory, a brush tool that will work in most cleaning applications except for cleaning pet hair from fabric upholstery.
The main floor tool has a whisk rod with on/off feature which is again great for hardwoods.
minimum: If you don’t like dealing with wires, this is one of the best options out there. It takes 45 minutes to run and only 2 hours to recharge. Great for hard floors and above dust floors.
Budget option: VonHaus 2-in-1
In most of my guides, I like to give consumers a budget option just in case they get a little critiqued.
So I’ll continue it here on this list and recommend the VonHaus 2-in-1 Stick and Hand Vacuum Cleaner for just under $40.
Be careful while this vacuum cleaner looks like a cordless vacuum cleaner, it isn’t.
In fact, it has a 16-foot wire. This broom comes with a telescopic wand that you can attach when you want to clean floors. Or unplug it if you need to clean the upholstery.
The telescopic foam is adjustable which makes it a great choice for cleaning bare floor stairs. It does not contain any motorized brush which is why it is on this list.
The 600W motor will provide more than enough suction for an exposed floor.
When you detach the wand, this converts to a manual broom and comes with a set of tools that make this one of the most versatile machines on the market.
Comes with flexible hose, crevice/brush tool set, and brush tool.
The downside to these attachments is that they are prone to cracking because they do not have any locking to hold them in place. It just depends on friction, so if you attach one of these things too tightly, cracks will develop.
But it is hard to argue with the price. Even with a short warranty and substandard plastics, this machine still works and will do the job at a discount if you don’t mind the limitations.
minimum: Despite being the cheapest of the bunch, this vacuum still works. On exposed floor surfaces like hardwood, its 600W motor has enough suction to pick up dust and other debris from that surface. Just don’t expect Dyson quality because the plastics used here are not high quality.
These 5 vacuums will work great on bare floor surfaces.
This will all combine the strength and versatility that should keep hardwood dust-free.
Before buying one, you should set a budget so you can decide exactly which variant you want.
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