There was a time when the vacuum cleaner was first invented that they were seen as a luxury cleaning tool. For a time carpeting was for the wealthy but then there came a change and almost every home had carpeting and used a vacuum cleaner to clean them. However things have changed today. A lot more homes now are diversifying, some have carpeting in certain rooms and then hardwood flooring and tiling, some have laminate floors. Today people need to know what the right vacuum cleaner on a hardwood floor might be. One that does not scratch the surface and picks up the dirt rather than scattering it. Here is a list of five vacuums that are effective on floors that are hardwood. There is a mix of size, style and makes as well as a range in prices. This way you do not have to sweep or get out a dustpan and brush. Your vacuum can work for you on hard surfaces too.

Best 5 Vacuum For Hardwood Floors

Hoover LiNX Cordless Stick Vacuum BH50010

If you prefer an upright cordless stick cleaner you might want to take a look at the Hoover LiNX Cordless Stick Vacuum. It is good for hardwood flooring, or any hard surface like your tiled kitchen floor. It uses wind tunnel technology to create three different tunnels to suck dirt and debris from the floor. The LiNX also moves from hard flooring to carpeted with just the press of a button plus its bristles for edge cleaning will keep those corners clean.

Hoover linx

The LiNX also has an 18V lithium battery that means it maintains full power and suction until it is really drained. There is a level indicator so you know when the power is about to run out. This cleaner has a dirt cup that is easy to empty and a filter that is easy to reach. When it is time to put it away it stores easily in an upright position. The one thing to be aware of though is this is not an easy vacuum cleaner to use for cleaning stairs.

Hoover Corded Cyclonic Stick Vacuum SH2003

Hoover SH2003

For a Stick Vacuum that has swivel steering to make maneuverability effortless and smooth you might be drawn to the Hoover Corded Cyclonic Stick Vacuum SH2003. Move around furniture, underneath it and enjoy the reclining handle that means you can reach further back than you ever have before. It has cyclonic technology for improved cleaning, a brush roll that is powered and can be swapped from carpeting, rugs and hard flooring as needed. It comes with a good length power cord too and you will not have problems with it tangling thanks to the cord release.

When the dirt cup is full it is positioned so that it is simple to remove and empty, and quick too. Your dustpan and brush can be put to the back of the cupboard as this vacuum also has cyclonic filtration also making it great for taking care of pet hair. This stick vacuum is a great option for people who find uprights too heavy to push around and carry.

BISSELL PowerEdge Pet HardFloor Vacuum 81L2T

For people who are pet owners and have hard flooring the BISSELL PowerEdge Pet HardFloor Vacuum 81L2T is a good option. Sometimes it gets mixed up with the Power Edge because it has the same V shaped suction, but this one is good for dirt, debris and pet hair too. It glides easily around the floor, your furniture and makes cleaning up after your pet so much more effective. Instead of the usual brush bristles it has a squeegee strip so it doesn’t miss anything. There are no attachments with this model but comes with great suction so it can still clean up even heavy messes.

Ergorapido Ion Bagless Cordless Stick and Hand Vac EL1030A

This is a great two in one vacuum cleaner, a hand vacuum and stick vacuum in one. It works well on hardwood floors, it is light, has great maneuverability and as well as having good suction it also has a headlight that lets you see even into the darkest nooks and crannies. One charge will get you a good 30 minutes of cleaning time before you need to recharge again. It is also a good looking machine and comes with some tools for those extra jobs like reaching into crevices. Keep in mind with this one though that it is recommended just for hard floors not carpeted. While it has a powerful 18 volts behind  then it is not the most versatile model despite it being a 2 in 1, but it is a great option if you have no or little rugs or carpeting.

BISSELL Hard Floor Expert Bagless Canister Vacuum 1154

BISSELL Hard Floor Expert Bagless Canister

Something that is a great draw for the BISSELL Hard Floor Expert Bagless Canister Vacuum 1154 is as well as being good for hardwood floors, it really reaches well into corners and around the edges of the floors. You do not need to add or remove attachments to reach those dusty corners or get out your broom. It is a canister vacuum cleaner for people who prefer this type, it comes with good suction, its is easy to move, has wheels that coated with rubber too so no need to worry about scratching your hard wood surface. With this lightweight option you can maneuver easily, it is versatile and the dirt tank is quick and easy to get to and empty.

Another vacuum cleaner that’s not in the list but is worth  mention is the Shark navigator swivel plus vacuum cleaner. Checkout our review of this vacuum cleaner.