How to Find a Good Hardwood Floor Vacuum

There is such a vast array of different vacuum cleaners on the market and each has their own uses and benefits. Do not fall into the category of homeowners using an ordinary vacuum when you moved into a home with hardwood floors. With the right vacuum, cleaning is a simple job.

If you think that your top of the range machine works perfectly, you are mistaken. I recently moved into a home with pristine hardwood floors and also thought that my top rated Hoover will effortlessly clean the smooth flat surfaces. Bad mistake, my older but still new vacuum was designed with carpeting in mind. Look at the following obvious differences between a carpeting and hardwood-flooring machine:

  • Carpeting machines normally have plastic wheels, scratching wood surfaces
  • Hey lack additional padding to prevent damage
  • Thick bristles on the brushes can scratch the floors
  • The brush scatter debris, dirt and pet hair instead of picking it up

Look for the following features when searching for a good hardwood vacuum:

  • Great suction power
  • Lightweight models glides easily across your floor
  • Rubber wheels prevents damage
  • Added padding further prevents digs, damages and scratching
  • No rolling brushes
  • Sweeping and mopping functionality
  • Felt stripes

Why Traditional Sweeping is not an Option

You may argue that it may be easier to just sweep your floors, but keep in mind the tiny particles you leave behind. So often accidental messing includes harder grit, which dull your floors and scratches it when walking over it. The same goes for mopping your floor after sweeping it, the mop cannot pick up everything and dirt is just re-deposited. Cleaning machines do not leave dust and dirt in seams on the floor either.

Choosing Between Upright and Canister

I suppose here it is a matter of preference as they can both be equally effective. The only advantage the canister has is the fact that it may be lighter than an upright. With the separate motor, you can carry the canister in one hand while vacuuming your hardwood with the other.

The upright models tend to be a bit heavier, making your work tiring and you have to push the complete unit across your floor. Some upright models maneuver with difficulty and marring your surface is possible.

The Top Rated Machines For Wood Flooring

  • Miele S2121 Olympus is a canister cleaner and exceptionally lightweight with powerful suction. What makes it a top choice is that it effortlessly transitions from carpets to smooth floors if you have a combination of the two.
  • BISSEL PowerEdge Pet Hard Floor Corded, 81L2T is an affordable price vacuum with a 20-foot cord. It has a swivel head for cleaning around furniture with the V-Shape foot concentrating dirt better for suction.
  • BISSEL 53Y8 LiftOFF Floors is feather light and compact, folding double to store it. This cordless machine has powerful suction and transforms into a handheld.
  • Electrolux UltraSilencer Green Canister EL6984A lives up to all expectations in cleaning effortlessly. It has great suction power, maneuverable, very quiet, and lightweight. A very comfortable handle makes it easy to carry if you do not want to drag it across your floors.

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Is it Harder to Clean Hardwood Floors Than Carpet?

Hardwood floors and carpets are great embellishments to your house. If you are worried about cleaning either of these two, worry no more.

When cleaning hardwoods, you consider most how they are finished. This will come in handy when buying a hardwood floor vacuum cleaner. Most recent floors are finished with polyacrylic which is water and stain resistant. This is very easy to clean, just mop it daily. Some of them are covered with varnish. When not sure of the finishing on your floor, clean the floor gently.

5 Steps to Follow When Cleaning Hardwood

  1. Fill a bucket with water. For a site finished floor, ensure that you have the appropriate cleaner.
  2. Pour in some floor cleaner.
  3. Put your mop into the bucket of water, wring it completely and use it to mop the floor. Ensure that your mop is not dripping any water onto the floor.
  4. For tough stains, spot clean them with a drop mineral spirits.
  5. You can use a dry cloth to dry the moist floor or let it dry on its own.

Carpets on the other hand cover a large surface of your floor and they have furniture on them. Carpets may get stains or odors due to high traffic on them. To avoid this you can encourage everyone who comes into your house to remove their shoes. When cleaning the carpet, you will need to move all furniture on it until it dries.

6 Steps to Follow When Cleaning Your Carpet

  1. Ask for help to move the furniture out of the room for easier cleaning.
  2. Treat stains on the carpet with stain remover spray.
  3. Fill the cleaning machine water tank with water and mix with detergent. Use small amounts of detergent or you will later have to contend with a sticky carpet likely to attract more dirt and stains.
  4. With your carpet cleaning machine ready, vacuum the entire room twice in different directions. Start from one corner of the room and then return to where you started. You should see dirty water being sucked up into the waste water tank.
  5. Empty the waste water tank and refill the clean water tank and go through it again for rinsing.
  6. Allow ample time for the carpet to dry before returning the furniture.

Hardwood is durable and create a pleasant feel to your house. Like all other household appliances they will need to be kept clean to uphold hygiene and to keep your house and surroundings attractive. It is in the house where we rest after a long day of work and share precious time with family and friends.

Hardwood floors are easy to clean and maintain compared to the carpet. You will need to have at least 24 hours to clean and let your carpet dry before you have you’re your furniture returned to its place. It is also tasking and back breaking when you move all your furniture twice in one day. Just mop regularly to maintain shine, 10 minutes every day and you are good. Sometimes they may scratch, but scratches are easier to fix than carpet stains.

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How to Find a Good Hardwood Floor Vacuum

There is such a vast array of different vacuum cleaners on the market and each has their own uses and benefits. Do not fall into the category of homeowners using an ordinary vacuum when you moved into a home with hardwood floors. With the right vacuum cleaner especially for hardwood floors cleaning is a simple job.

If you think that your top of the range machine works perfectly, you are mistaken. I recently moved into a home with pristine hardwood floors and also thought that my top rated Hoover will effortlessly clean the smooth flat surfaces. Bad mistake, my older but still new vacuum was designed with carpeting in mind. Look at the following obvious differences between a carpeting and hardwood-flooring machine:

  • Carpeting machines normally have plastic wheels, scratching wood surfaces
  • Hey lack additional padding to prevent damage
  • Thick bristles on the brushes can scratch the floors
  • The brush scatter debris, dirt and pet hair instead of picking it up

Look for the following features when searching for a good hardwood vacuum:

  • Great suction power
  • Lightweight models glides easily across your floor
  • Rubber wheels prevents damage
  • Added padding further prevents digs, damages and scratching
  • No rolling brushes
  • Sweeping and mopping functionality
  • Felt stripes

Why Traditional Sweeping is not an Option

Vacuum For Hardwood FloorYou may argue that it may be easier to just sweep your floors, but keep in mind the tiny particles you leave behind. So often accidental messing includes harder grit, which dull your floors and scratches it when walking over it. The same goes for mopping your floor after sweeping it, the mop cannot pick up everything and dirt is just re-deposited. Cleaning machines do not leave dust and dirt in seams on the floor either.

Choosing Between Upright and Canister

I suppose here it is a matter of preference as they can both be equally effective. The only advantage the canister has is the fact that it may be lighter than an upright. With the separate motor, you can carry the canister in one hand while vacuuming your hardwood with the other.

The upright models tend to be a bit heavier, making your work tiring and you have to push the complete unit across your floor. Some upright models maneuver with difficulty and marring your surface is possible.

The Top Rated Machines For Hardwood Floors

  • Miele S2121 Olympus is a canister cleaner and exceptionally lightweight with powerful suction. What makes it a top choice is that it effortlessly transitions from carpets to smooth floors if you have a combination of the two.
  • BISSEL PowerEdge Pet Hard Floor Corded, 81L2T is an affordable price vacuum with a 20-foot cord. It has a swivel head for cleaning around furniture with the V-Shape foot concentrating dirt better for suction.
  • BISSEL 53Y8 LiftOFF Floors is feather light and compact, folding double to store it. This cordless machine has powerful suction and transforms into a handheld.
  • Electrolux UltraSilencer Green Canister EL6984A lives up to all expectations in cleaning effortlessly. It has great suction power, maneuverable, very quiet, and lightweight. A very comfortable handle makes it easy to carry if you do not want to drag it across your floors.

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