Best Vacuum Cleaner for Carpet

Have you ever knocked out a carpet after you’ve vacuumed it? You will see that an incredible amount of dirt still comes out. A carpet or rug is incredibly difficult to vacuum if you don’t have the right vacuum cleaner at home. A big problem, because a carpet can quickly become a source of bacteria if you don’t maintain it properly.

Based on an incredible amount of reviews and studies, we have put together a list of the best vacuum cleaners for carpets. We have taken into account different types. Are you going for a bagless vacuum cleaner or a stick vacuum?

Best vacuum cleaner for carpet in Singapore in 2022

Bagless vacuum
philips fc9745 powerpro expert

Philips FC9745/09 Power Pro Expert

The Philips FC9745/09 PowerPro Expert has an enormous suction power on carpets. However, thanks to the many extras, you can also tackle other floor types.
Bagged vacuum
miele complete c3 powerline

Miele Complete C3 PowerLine Cat & Dog

The Miele Complete C3 PowerLine is the best choice as a bagged carpet vacuum cleaner. This model is also a very good choice for vacuuming pet hair from carpets.
Stick vacuum
dyson v15 detect absolute

Dyson V15 Detect Absolute

The Dyson V15 Detect Absolute features laser technology. This makes dirt on your carpet more visible. Thanks to sensors, you also discover exactly what you are vacuuming.

What is important in a vacuum cleaner for carpet

We already mentioned it in the introduction: there are actually two things that are important. First of all, there must be very good suction on soft floor types. A soft floor includes both a high-pile and low-pile carpet. Second, it must have a suction brush suitable for vacuuming on carpets and rugs.

Multiple suction brushes are suitable for carpet

There are several suction brushes suitable for vacuuming carpets. For example, many vacuum cleaners come with a multi-surface brush. With this you can vacuum many different floor types: you can switch the nozzle to the correct floor type by pressing a button on the top.

However, there are also vacuum cleaners with a special carpet brush. This type of squeegee is often completely flat and – unlike a parquet brush – therefore not provided with soft bristles. This allows vacuuming deep into the fibres.

What we look at in the best vacuum cleaner for carpet

In our research on the best vacuum cleaner for carpets and rugs, we looked at several factors. For example, we have not only looked into the included extras, but we have also looked at things such as easy to move it on a carpet. Some research factors depend on the vacuum cleaner model. For example, with a stick vacuum we look at the battery life, while with a canister vacuum we look at the cord length.

Research Factors

In general – regardless of the type of vacuum cleaner – we look at the following points:

  • Suction power on soft floor types: How well does a vacuum cleaner do on long-pile and short-pile rugs? Does it absorb a lot of dirt and vacuum over the carpet?
  • Supplied suction brushes: which suction nozzles do we get with it? Just a combi brush or also a carpet brush?
  • Maneuverability of the vacuum cleaner: Naturally, the maneuverability of a vacuum cleaner is very important. For example, we check how well you can vacuum under a table with a vacuum cleaner.
  • How well it ‘rides’ on a carpet: how easily can we move the vacuum cleaner? Some vacuum cleaners really need to be dragged forward, while others seem to slide over them.

Which vacuum cleaner model is the best choice for you?

As you can see above, we have highlighted three different models: a vacuum cleaner with a bag, a bagless vacuum cleaner and a cordless vacuum cleaner (stick vacuum). Each model has its own advantages and disadvantages. When choosing a carpet, you should take into account the fact that a vacuum cleaner on wheels has to be pulled over your carpet.

When choosing a vacuum cleaner for carpet, you should take into account that a vacuum cleaner on wheels must be pulled over your carpet.

This is not the case with a stick vacuum, so that damage to your carpet will occur less quickly. It will also be a bit easier to vacuum on a carpet with this than with a canister vacuum.

stick vacuum for carpet
With a stick vacuum, it’s easier to vacuum on a carpet, since you don’t have to drag a vacuum cleaner on wheels behind you.

On the other hand, with a stick vacuum you always have the entire weight in your hand. Although a stick vacuum is often several kilos lighter than a canister vacuum cleaner on wheels, it can still feel heavy after a while.

Robbert Tigchelaar

Robbert Tigchelaar

Robbert Tigchelaar is the founder of and is a true vacuum cleaner guru. With more than 10 years of experience in the world of electronic devices, he knows better than anyone what is important in a vacuum cleaner. When a new vacuum cleaner appears, he is eager to test it extensively.

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