People who have never lived in a house with hardwood floors believe that they look great and are extremely easy to keep clean. While they are 100% correct about the first part of their assumption, anyone who has lived in a house with hardwood floors will know that the second one is completely wrong unless you have time to clean every day. It is a lot easier to spot the dirt on a hardwood floor than in a room with wall to wall carpets because the carpets drink in a lot of the dust and even hairs that fall on them where as on a hardwood floor, all the dirt seems to easily flow towards the edges of the room and just gathers bulk there almost immediately. Thus, even if you clean once a week, the dirt and dust will be too much for a wonder broom, and you will need to vacuum first. The good news is that the best hardwood floor vacuum systems are actually strong and efficient enough, that you do not need to actually use anything else besides the vacuum itself. Of course not all vacuums of this type are as good or as affordable, so you need to be sure of what exactly you need, and how much you are willing to spend. So to make your life that much easier with have come up with the following list of your best choices on the market, and also, if you scroll down past the list, you will find our in depth reviews, that will help you choose the best hardwood floor vacuum for your needs.
1. Hoover Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner
If you have no budget restrictions, the best brand in the world of hardwood floor vacuums is Hoover. Once more, the best product in their lineup is the Hoover Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner. It is a cordless vacuum cleaner powered by an 18 volt lithium ion battery that allows you to clean your entire house from top to bottom without experiencing any lose of power. The vacuum and the battery have a 2 year warranty which is the longest one you will get on a battery of any kind. The vacuum itself has a power brush that you can use on carpets, and you can simply turn it off with the flip of a switch when you move on to the hardwood floors. The vacuum itself uses a Wind Tunnel Technology that allows it to gain much more suction power from its motor by cleverly routing the air flow so it gathers speed all the way from the mouth of the vacuum to the dirt cup itself. Another thing that we love about the design of the Hoover Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner is the fact that it has a battery gauge that lets you know just how much power you have stored before and during the cleaning process. Also we love the fact that you can easily clean off the bristles on the power brush once you are done with the carpets so you do not drag all that dirt on to the actual floor.
2. Hoover Corded Cyclonic Stick Vacuum
If you want all those benefits of owning a Hoover hardwood floor vacuum, but cannot afford the premium you would have to pay for their top product, you next best choice is the Hoover Corded Cyclonic Stick Vacuum. It costs just a few dollars over half the price of the first Hoover we have looked at, and the only major difference is the fact that this is a corded vacuum cleaner. Still the cord itself is 20 feet long with a smart cord release system so you will not trip over the cord when you are cleaning close to the power socket. Furthermore it has an Extreme Recline handle that will allow you to reach deep beneath any couch or bed you might have. The cup is easy to remove and clean, so you do not have to worry about an endless purchase of bags for the vacuum cleaner.
3. BISSELL PowerEdge Pet Hard Floor Corded Vacuum
The last hardwood vacuum cleaner that we believe still has a good chance at the title of the best hardwood vacuum cleaner on the market today is the BISSELL PowerEdge Pet Hard Floor Corded Vacuum. Do not get this wrong, you would still get a better vacuum with anyone of the Hoover choices we have already talked about, but the Bissell is strong and versatile enough to be a contender. It costs far less than the Hoover vacuum cleaners, but it is corded so you have to deal with that problem. However, it still uses the dirt cup technology, so you do not have to worry about the bags, and it has a wide, angled nozzle that will allow you to pick up every type of dirt on the floor and direct it to the nozzle. The nozzle attachment also swivels around furniture so you can easily get all the dirt. Finally, it is worth mentioning that this is a hardwood floor vacuum cleaner designed to clean after pets so it is strong enough to pick up not only hairs but also treats, dog or cat food and even pieces of candy.
4. VonHaus 2-in-1 Corded Upright Stick & Handheld Vacuum Cleaner
First thing we need to say is that, if it was up to us, everyone of you would be able to get one of our top 3 best hardwood floor vacuum choices. However, we do realize that some of you need to work on a tight budget, so we have 2 more vacuum cleaners that are not actually that bad considering how little you have to pay for them. The VonHaus 2-in-1 Corded Upright Stick & Handheld Vacuum Cleaner is quite a powerful tool that also uses the cup system instead of a bag. It is also great because it separates into a handheld unit, similar to a car vacuum, and you can just take that and vacuum in any hard to reach place. We would have liked to see this feature on a cordless vacuum cleaner, but for the money we can’t complain.
5. Dirt Devil Simpli-Stik Lightweight Corded Bagless Stick Vacuum
The Dirt Devil Simpli-Stik is the most affordable hardwood floor vacuum you should consider buying. It is strong enough to pick up dirt from a hardwood floor but we would not use it on a carpet because at best it will only be able to pick up about 75% of the dirt. It does have a dirt cup that you can take out and rinse with ease, so it has that going for it, but it is corded and it does not have a smart cord system so you will have to somehow dance around the cord while you are cleaning. Still, we have found it adequate for hardwood floor cleaning, and the price point is quite impressive.