Best Vacuum for Hardwood Floors

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Best vacuum cleaners for hardwood floors at the moment

Best stick vacuum for hardwood floors

For vacuuming wooden floors, a stick vacuum cleaner is interesting. It doesn't have wheels that roll over the floor, and it's often a lightweight vacuum cleaner.
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The Tineco Pure One S15 is a user-friendly stick vacuum suitable for various usage scenarios.
Suitable for: Hardwood floors
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Suction Performance
8.5
Cleaning Result
8
Usability
8.5
Design
9
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Bagless vacuum with the highest measured suction power in my research.
Suitable for: Hardwood floors
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Suction Performance
8.5
Cleaning Result
8
Usability
9
Design
8.5
Bagless canister vacuum that performs well on all floors. One of my favorites!
Suitable for: Carpet, Hardwood floors, Pet Hair
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Suction Performance
8.5
Cleaning Result
9
Usability
8
Design
8
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The quietest vacuum I've ever tested (<60 decibels). One of the best silent options.
Suitable for: Hardwood floors, Quiet
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Suction Performance
8.5
Cleaning Result
8
Usability
9
Design
7.5
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One of the most powerful stick vacuum cleaners I have tested, with a well-functioning laser that allows you to see dirt better.
Suitable for: Carpet, Hardwood floors, Pet Hair, Stairs
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Suction Performance
8
Cleaning Result
8
Usability
9
Design
7.5

One of the key research areas at Vacuumtester.com is testing vacuum cleaners on wooden floors. This type of flooring is vulnerable, and if you use the wrong attachment while vacuuming, you can quickly end up with scratches or streaks on your floor.

 

When we test vacuum cleaners on hardwooden floors, we examine several factors, including floor protection, suction power on hard floors, and maneuverability of the suction brushe(s).

vulnerable floors for vacuuming

At the moment, the Miele Boost CX1 is performing exceptionally well on wooden floors. This vacuum cleaner comes with a special parquet brush and is highly maneuverable. Prefer a stick vacuum cleaner that can also mop your wooden floors? Consider the Samsung Bespoke Jet.

Key considerations

Check out the video below to see how we test vacuum cleaners on hardwood floors.
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What you should know about vacuums for hardwood floors

Wooden floors in your home? Then you need to pay close attention when buying a vacuum cleaner. Choosing the wrong vacuum cleaner can be disastrous for your beautiful floor. But what makes a vacuum cleaner suitable for hardwood floors? Here are a few key features:
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Rob with a good parquet brush example (Dyson OmniGlide) © Vacuumtester.com

Similar floors to hardwood floors

It is also important to mention that there are many other types of floors that often fall into the same category as hardwood floors, especially when it comes to vacuuming. If we consider floors such as PVC or laminate, the likelihood of scratching is also higher compared to stone tiles. You should also pay attention to the suitability of the vacuum cleaner we just mentioned for the following floor types:

How was the ranking determined?

If there is one type of flooring that we pay extra attention to when testing vacuum cleaners, it's hardwood floors. This type of flooring is much more vulnerable than carpets or rugs. We test every vacuum cleaner we review in a floor box with a wooden floor. We evaluate the vacuum cleaner's performance using three types of dirt sizes.

 

When testing vacuum cleaners on hardwood floors, we look at the following aspects:

For the last point, we conduct thorough research on the floor brushes of a vacuum cleaner. Does it come with a special parquet brush, or is there a combination brush that is also suitable for vacuuming carpets?

 

A behind-the-scenes look at how we test vacuum cleaners on hardwood floors? Then watch the video below (and don't forget to subscribe for more interesting videos!)

What I would like to point out

As you can see above, we have highlighted multiple types of vacuum cleaners for wooden floors. We have conducted separate research for each type of vacuum cleaner. If you have a specific model in mind, it's best to take a look at that specific research where you can also discover alternative choices.

 

In addition, you may have a combination requirement, such as needing the vacuum cleaner to perform well on wooden floors and also effectively remove pet hair. We've got you covered and will assist you in making the best choice!

Why you can trust my research?

With all vacuum cleaner reviews I test the vacuum cleaners on different floor types. I have three special test floors for this: floor trays where I can test the vacuum cleaners with different types of dirt. One of these containers is a wooden floor (laminate). View more information about vacuuming hardwood floors.

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In order to test the vacuum cleaners in the same way, so that comparing vacuum cleaners remains fair and valuable, I always adhere to the following rules:

Comments and questions 🙌

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  1. I currently have a vacuum cleaner with a combination brush, but I'm considering getting a separate parquet brush. I often forget to switch the brush, though. My question is whether there is a suitable separate parquet brush available for my Miele CX1 Boost vacuum cleaner?

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      Robbert Tigchelaar July 11, 2023 at 8:30 am

      Hi Reynold,

      Thanks for your comment.

      It's a smart choice to go for a separate parquet brush! I have good news for you: Miele has actually released a special parquet brush for their canister vacuum cleaners called the Miele Parquet Twister. I have even written a complete guide about this Miele parquet brush.

      Best of luck,
      Rob

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