If you have wood floors you probably paid a considerable amount for them, not to mention the time and effort you spend to keep them looking their best. It only stands to reason, as a result, that you will want to buy the very best vacuum cleaner you can that will keep your wood floors looking their best.
According to some of the best reviews we’ve seen, It also pays to use a good hardwood specific vacuum because, as you know, unlike carpeting, even tiny grains of sand can create big scratches when they come into contact with anything running over them. This article will serve as your guide to buying a new vacuum for wood flooring.
Things to Consider
What follows is a short list of “basics” to consider when purchasing a new vacuum for your wood flooring:
- Assess needs and functions: With so many options on the market today it’s difficult to find exactly what you want. If, for example, you want one function that might be good for your wood floors, that same vacuum might well have other features that could be bad for the same floors. It makes sense to keep hunting to find exactly what you need and nothing more.
- Cushioning: Whatever vacuum you choose to buy for your wood floors, make sure it has plenty of rubber padding and cushioning to protect both the floors and whatever else you might run into such as floorboards and furniture.
- Sweeping and Mopping Features: Vacuums that feature sweeping and mopping actions are best, but make sure that you avoid any that leave much more than just a light mist of water. If your vacuum leaves puddles behind, you are setting yourself up for a lot of problems.
- Choose something that is light and easy to maneuver: What good is it to buy a vacuum if you need to have the muscles of Arnold Schwarzenegger to move it around? Instead, you should choose a vacuum that is easy to pick up and move where you need it. This is why good stick vacuums are perfect for hardwood floors.
- Choose the right style: Besides the features you need, you should buy one that has the style that you like. Most of those with wood floors favor the canister type of vacuum, but much of this is personal preference.
- Price: If there is a benefit from the wide variety of vacuums available today it’s the fact that not only do features vary widely, but so do prices. The good news in all of this is that generally speaking you can buy a vacuum for virtually anything you wish to pay. you just need to keep looking until you find it.
Another benefit of the Internet age is the ability it gives you to find and share information about virtually anything, including anything so mundane as vacuums.
Especially when you check sites such as Amazon where reviews are so prominent a part of the site, you can often find many opinions of many users that are pleased as well as not very pleased with their purchases.
With so much diversity, listening to these opinions might be the best advice for what you want.