Updated December 21, 2018 by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

The 10 Best Vacuums For Hardwood Floors

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We spent 25 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top selections for this wiki. If you own a home or business with an abundance of hardwood floors, then it’s important that you choose an efficient vacuum that’s not only up to the task of cleaning them, but won’t damage their finish in the process. Our selections boast features that cater specifically to bare surfaces, with some models also fully capable of tackling carpets and rugs as well. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best vacuums for hardwood floor on Amazon.

10. Bissell PowerEdge

9. Eureka Powerful

8. Fuller Spiffy Maid

7. Eufy Boost IQ

6. Dyson DC65 Animal

5. Shark Rocket

4. Shark Navigator

3. Dyson V8 Absolute

2. Dirt Devil Stick

1. Miele C1 Pure Suction

Editor's Notes

December 20, 2018: Any vacuum can clean hardwood floors, but certain models are capable of doing the job safely and efficiently. We prioritized units that were designed specifically for bare floor cleaning, or were superior at doing so in addition to carpet cleaning. Placed the Miele C1 Pure Suction at number one because its sole job is to tackle bare surfaces, added the Dirt Devil Stick since it's an excellent value for such a low price, and the Shark Navigator due to its impressive features and positive reputation.


Gia Vescovi-Chiordi
Last updated on December 21, 2018 by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

Born in Arizona, Gia is a writer and autodidact who fled the heat of the desert for California, where she enjoys drinking beer, overanalyzing the minutiae of life, and channeling Rick Steves. After arriving in Los Angeles a decade ago, she quickly nabbed a copywriting job at a major clothing company and derived years of editing and proofreading experience from her tenure there, all while sharpening her skills further with myriad freelance projects. In her spare time, she teaches herself French and Italian, has earned an ESL teaching certificate, traveled extensively throughout Europe and the United States, and unashamedly devours television shows and books. The result of these pursuits is expertise in fashion, travel, beauty, literature, textbooks, and pop culture, in addition to whatever obsession consumes her next.


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