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You should also look for an upright with rubber wheels. The rubber wheels will help eliminate damage on sensitive surfaces. The sound is also an over looked factor for rubber wheels. They will perform much quieter on hard surfaces, while plastic wheels perform much louder.Hard flooring uprights should also have softer bristles on the brush roll. In the event you use your vacuum on a hard surface with the brush roll active, you do not want rugged and stiff bristles damaging the surface.

Whats the best style vacuum cleaner for hard flooring?

Canister vacuums outperform upright style vacuums on hard flooring surfaces. The reason is because canister vacuums come with tools specifically designed to clean hard flooring. The floor brushes are shallow and flat enabling the tool to hug the ground. Where a spinning brush roll is desired in carpet cleaning, a straight suction floor brush is desired for hard surface cleaning.

What else makes canister vacuums superior on hard flooring?

The hard flooring tools allow dirt and debris to enter the suction channel through notches cut between the front bristles. As the floor brush slides across the floor, the bristles actually dust the surface in the same manner you would dust your counter top. This means the finer particles are removed and your flooring receives a thorough clean.

 

  • Miele Complete C3 Calima SGFE0 Canister Vacuum

    Miele Complete C3 Calima SGFE0 Canister Vacuum

    • Air Driven 
    • Carpeting Attachment
    • Low-Med Pile Carpeting
    • Hard Floor Attachment
    • Bumper Guard
    • Integrated Tool Storage
    • HEPA Filtration

    Regular Price: $799.00

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  • Miele Alize Complete C3 Canister Good Housekeeping Seal

    Miele Alize Complete C3 Vacuum Cleaner

    • Air Driven 
    • Combo Floor Attachment
    • LED Lighted Handle
    • Bumper Guard
    • Integrated Tool Storage
    • HEPA Filtration

    Regular Price: $769.00

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  • Miele Blizzard CX1 Turbo Team Canister Vacuum Cleaner

    Miele Blizzard CX1 Turbo Team Bagless Canister Vacuum Cleaner

    • Air Driven
    • Carpeting Attachment 
    • Low-Medium Pile
    • Hard Floor Attachment
    • Lifetime Filter

     

    Regular Price: $699.00

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  • Miele Complete C2 Hard Floor Canister Vacuum

    Miele C2 Complete Hard Floor Vacuum Cleaner

    • Air Driven
    • Combo Floor Tool
    • XL Hard Floor Attachment
    • Integrated Tool Storage
    • AirClean Filtration

    Regular Price: $449.00

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    Miele Compact C1 Turbo Team Canister Vacuum Cleaner

    • Air Driven
    • Carpeting Attachment
    • Low Pile Carpeting/Area Rugs
    • Hard Floor Attachment
    • AirClean Filtration 

     

    Regular Price: $499.00

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  • miele pure suction canister

    Miele Compact C1 Pure Suction Canister Vacuum Cleaner

    • Air Driven
    • Combo Floor Attachment
    • AirClean Filtration

     

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  • Sebo Felix Onyx and Rosso Vacuum Cleaners

    SEBO Felix 1 Premium Vacuum Cleaner

    • ET-1 Power Head for carpeting
    • Parquet Floor tool
    • Lightweight and powerful
    • Hospital grade filtration

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  • Miele Swing H1 Tactical Stick Vacuum Cleaner

    Miele Swing H1 Tactical Stick Vacuum Cleaner

    • Lightweight
    • Combo Floor Attachment
    • Integrated Tool Storage
    • AirClean Filtration 
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Featured Vacuums

Best Fit: Miele C3 Calima Canister Vacuum and Accessories Miele C3 Complete Calima SGFEO Canister Vacuum   Price $699.00 The Miele C3 Complete Calima Canister Vacuum is an air driven canister. Air driven models are ideal for hard flooring, and low-medium pile carpeting. This completely sealed canister comes with HEPA filtration, meaning the only air escaping your vacuum is filtered to the highest level possible. The Calima comes with Miele's best hard flooring attachment which vacuums and dusts- eliminating the need to sweep! It also comes with an air driven carpeting attachment, complete with a spinning brush roll, powerful enough to handle low-medium pile carpeting/area rugs. This is our top choice for mostly hard flooring with low-medium carpeting/area rugs.
Great Fit: Miele C3 Alize Canister and Accessories Miele Complete C3 Alize Canister Vacuum Price $699.00 The Miele C3 Complete Alize Canister Vacuum is an air driven canister. Air driven models are ideal for cleaning mostly hard floor surfaces. This completely sealed canister comes with HEPA filtration, meaning the only air escaping your vacuum is filtered to the highest level possible. The Alize comes with 1 combination flooring attachment to clean both hard flooring surfaces and limited amounts of low pile carpeting/area rugs. This flooring attachment does not have a spinning brush roll, making it ideal for delicate carpeting/area rugs. This models also comes with a lighted handle and automatic suction control to make transitioning from different types of flooring effortless.
Great Fit: Miele CX1 Blizzard Bagless Turbo Team Canister and Accessories Miele CX1 Blizzard Bagless Turbo Team Canister Price$599.00 The Miele CX1 Blizzard Bagless Turbo Team Cansiter is an air driven, bagless, canister. This air driven model is ideal for cleaning mostly hard flooring and low-medium pile carpeting/area rugs. This completely sealed canister has a lifetime HEPA filter. This model comes with Miele's best hard flooring attachment, which dusts and cleans hard flooring- eliminating the need to sweep! It also comes with an air driven carpeting attachment, complete with a spinning brush toll, powerful enough to handle low-medium pile carpeting/area rugs. This is an excellent choice for users looking for a bagless model that can handle hard flooring and low-medium pile carpeting/area rugs. 

What is the difference between different types of floor brushes?

Some floor brushes have natural hair bristles and some have synthetic bristles. The natural bristles are designed for sensitive flooring where a delicate touch ensures no damage to the finish (example: real hardwood floors). Synthetic bristles are generally better for tougher flooring that’s not easily scared by stiffer bristles. These surfaces may include some tile, rock and linoleum. Be sure to check which style is recommended by your flooring company before deciding on a floor brush model.

Floor brushes also come in variable surface options as well. These brushes will actually switch between hard flooring and carpet functions at the flip of a switch. On the hard floor setting, the standard bristles will protrude from the bottom of the floor tool allowing for optimal hard surface cleaning. Flip the switch on the floor brush head and a rug bumper becomes engaged allowing for an easy slide on area rugs.

Canister vacuums can clean in areas upright vacuums can’t

Hard flooring is typically found in the kitchen, dining room or any area not meant for lying on the floor. When cleaning these areas canister vacuums can prove to make your life much easier. The slim wand and long hose give users great reach with a small nimble cleaning device. Whereas upright vacuum cleaners must be able to fit the whole vacuum body, canister vacuums only have to fit a tiny vacuum head and skinny wand. This is especially relevant because kitchen tables, chairs, desks and many other applications can all be cleaned under with little to no effort. This saves you the trouble of moving furniture every time you decide to vacuum.

Why is a brush roll bad for hard floors?

Brush rolls have bristles that spin and remove debris from carpet fibers. When used on hard floors they tend to fling dirt around instead of gently suctioning up the dirt. The brush rolls can also damage some sensitive hard surfaces. Stiff bristles that are desired for some style carpeting can have negative effects on hardwood finishing.

Will the canister wheels damage my hard surface?

Vacuum wheels can indeed damage your hard flooring. Depending on your surface type you have, certain wheels are suitable. Rubber wheels are the best and ensure your surface will not get scratched or permanently damaged in any way (all Miele canister vacuums have rubber wheels). Other canister vacuums on the market have plastic wheels. These wheels can damage some of the more sensitive surfaces, but are perfectly suitable for tougher tiles or stone.

What if I want an upright for my hard flooring?

Some customers only want upright vacuums not matter what flooring they have. We understand and have some advice you. Some upright vacuums have the ability to turn the brush roll on and off. This means you can clean your hard flooring using suction only which eliminates the flying dust sent everywhere by the spinning brush roll.

Our Suggested canister hard flooring vacuums

In our experience Miele makes the best canister vacuum cleaners for household hard flooring. They make the best floor brushes in many different styles to fit almost any user need. Their canisters offer powerful six level suction controls to accommodate a variety of cleaning surfaces. Combine all these features with HEPA filtration and the Miele seven years warranty and there is really no reason to look any further.