Best Vacuum Cleaner for Hard Floors

If you have hard floors in your house, such as tiles or flagstones, it is smart to pay close attention to the suction brush of a vacuum cleaner. If you start with the wrong brush, the suction power may deteriorate or worse: irreparable damage to your beautiful floor. It is smart to go for a somewhat softer brush, which, thanks to soft bristles on the underside, creates a space between the suction nozzle and your floor.

Today there are many different types of vacuum cleaners that are considered a good choice for hard floors. But which are really the best? We have researched the best vacuum cleaner for hard floors and have listed them for you per model.

Best vacuum cleaner for hard floors in Singapore in 2022

Bagged vacuum
philips fc8780 performer

Philips Performer Silent FC8780/09

The Philips Performer Silent FC8780/09 is the best choice for hard floor types. It is also a good choice for sensitive floors, as it comes with a super soft parquet brush.
Bagless vacuum
philips fc9745 powerpro expert

Philips FC9745/09 Power Pro Expert

With an enormous suction power on hard floors and many different suction brushes, the Philips FC9745/09 PowerPro Expert is a very good one in our eyes. This is a bagless vacuum cleaner.
Stick vacuum
dyson v15 detect absolute

Dyson V15 Detect Absolute

The Dyson V15 Detect Absolute is the latest model from Dyson, which scores well on hard floors. This cordless stick vacuum uses laser technology, which makes dirt on the floor more visible.

What is important in a vacuum cleaner for hard floors

In our view, a vacuum cleaner for hard floors must meet two important properties. First of all, there must be good suction on hard floors such as tiles or stone. In addition, it must be equipped with the right suction brushes: a suction nozzle that does not keep any space from the floor can cause it to get stuck, which will make vacuuming very difficult.

Of course, wooden floors are also hard floors. It is also important that there is good suction on hard floor types, but we also look at the protection of your floor. A parquet nozzle has soft bristles that minimize the risk of damage. We did a separate study on the best vacuum cleaner for hardwood floors, useful to take a look if you have laminate, PVC or a wooden floor.

Research Factors

In our study, we zoomed in on several characteristics. Not only the suction power and the included accessories, but also factors such as weight, filters and dust emissions. All research factors at a glance:

  • Suction power on hard floors: we check the suction performance on hard floor types. How well does a vacuum cleaner suck on stones, tiles and other hard floors?
  • Suction brushes included: do we get suction nozzles that are suitable for hard floors?
  • Floor protection: a hard floor can also be made of wood or laminate. We therefore also check the degree of protection of vulnerable floors.
  • Dust emissions and filters: which filters can be found under the hood of the vacuum cleaner? A HEPA filter? And if so: which type of HEPA filter?
  • Noise level: with a decibel meter we test how much noise a model makes in every vacuum cleaner review. However, with hard floors, we also look at how much noise a vacuum cleaner makes when you move it back and forth.

In addition to the above factors, we also look at price and reviews from previous buyers.

best vacuum cleaner for hard floors
How well does a vacuum cleaner suck on tiles and other hard floor types?

Which model of vacuum cleaner for a hard floor is best to choose?

If you are looking for a new vacuum cleaner for hard floors, you can choose from different models. As you can see above, we have highlighted a good choice for each model: a stick vacuum cleaner, a canister vacuum cleaner with bag and a bagless vacuum cleaner. Which vacuum cleaner model you can choose best depends on your wishes and needs.

In general, a stick vacuum cleaner produces less noise, since you don’t have to drive it over your hard floors. Something that can be the case with a traditional canister vacuum cleaner on wheels. Especially if it does not have rubber wheels, this can cause an annoying sound.

In general, a stick vacuum cleaner produces less noise, since you don’t have to drive it over your hard floors.

If you do go for a vacuum cleaner on wheels, you can also choose between a model with a bag or without a bag. With a bagless vacuum cleaner you never have to buy vacuum cleaner bags again, but you do have to clean or replace the filters more often.

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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