What Type Of Vacuum Is Best When You Have Hardwood & Carpeting?

What Type Of Vacuum Is Best When You Have Hardwood & Carpeting?

Does your home have both hardwoods and carpeting or area rugs? It may be tempting to just run your vacuum over your wood floors to pick up debris while you clean your rugs, but that may be a terrible idea!

The rolling brushes on your typical vacuum could cause damage to your nice wood floors. It’s important to make sure that your vacuum is safe to use on both surfaces. We’ve compiled a list of vacuums that can get both jobs done in one shot:

Cleaning on a Budget

Our pick: Eureka PowerSpeed Lightweight Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner

Budget Vacuum

This lightweight vacuum is a great choice for a homeowner on a budget. 

With five height options, you can clean anything from hardwood floors to shag carpet. Included accessories help you clean hard-to-reach spaces as well as above-floor areas. At a humble $70, your wallet will thank you!


Our pick: Hoover Linx Signature Stick Cordless Vacuum Cleaner

Cordless Vacuum

If you don’t like searching for a free outlet only to get tangled in the cord while you vacuum, a cordless one might be a great option for you. 

This one’s low-profile design allows you to reach under hard-to-clean furniture, and interchangeable batteries mean you never have to search for an outlet again!


Our pick:  Shark Rocket Ultra-Light Bagless Vacuum

Most Versatile Vacuum

Whole-home cleaning has never been easier! 

Switch from hardwood to carpet cleaning with the convenient fingertip controls. It easily converts to a handheld vacuum to tackle stairs, curtains, even crumbs on the counter! 

Its light weight and swivel steering makes this vacuum easy to maneuver around furniture, and extra accessories make sure you get every nook and cranny clean!

Got Pet Hair?

Our pick: Eureka NEU522 Upright Vacuum Cleaner

Pet Hair Vacuum

Pet hair is no problem for this bagless beauty! 

Complete with a 2-in-1 upholstery tool, pet turbo brush, and crevice tool, no pet fur is left behind! Easy-glide big wheel technology ensures an easy transition from carpet to bare floors, and vice versa. 

Swivel steering makes it easy to maneuver, and a multi-stage cycle system means you never lose suction, leaving you with a deep clean, every time.


Our pick: iRobot Roomba 675 Robot Vacuum

Hands Free Robot Vacuum

Busy schedule? Set it and forget it with the iRobot Roomba 675! 

Set a schedule with the app or with your voice assistant, or let your Roomba learn your habits and suggest a cleaning schedule. Fully surrounded by sensors, this vacuum will maneuver around any furniture and other objects, and Cliff Detect keeps it from falling down stairs and ledges. Great for both hardwood and carpet and even pet hair!

Best Overall

Our pick: Shark Navigator NV352 Upright Vacuum Cleaner

Best Overall Wood Floor Vacuum

Shark is well known for rolling out the best vacuums on the market, and this one is no different. 

Detach the lift-away pod to clean above-floor areas like stairs and furniture with ease. Brushroll shutoff allows you to quickly switch from bare floors to carpet, and swivel steering makes it easy to maneuver around furniture legs. 

This vacuum includes an upholstery tool and two lengths of crevice tools to reach every area in your home!

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