Sep 03

What is the best vacuum to use on hardwood floors?

This is a common question faced by many homeowners that recently updated their flooring from carpet to hardwood. To help you all out, I’ve put together this article as a guide to help you select a hardwood floors friendly vacuum that avoids scratching.


Hardwood flooring is now becoming a common MUST have on most homeowners and potential homebuyers list. According to the National Kitchen & Bath Association hardwood floor installation is seeing the highest growth in flooring category. The National Wood Flooring Association reports spending is up 400% as compared to 20 years ago.

Most homeowners and potential homebuyers like hardwood floors for these three main reasons.

  1. It’s easier to clean than carpet
  2. It’s beautiful yet has sustainable longevity.
  3. Having hardwood flooring could also add value to your home.

Before making any upgrades, it’s always a good idea to speak with a local Realtor in your area to get a professional advice as to your potential return on your investment.


Everyone loves gleaming hardwood floors, but having hardwood floor is only half the battle.  Well maintained floor could really set your home apart from others. So how do you keep your hardwood floors clean and free from scratch and dents?

I’ve put together my most common and useful hardwood floor care toolkit for you below, I hope you enjoy….


Hardwood Floor Care Toolkit and Steps:

  1. Vacuum hardwood floors to clean and remove dust without scratching or denting using your special hardwood floor vacuum.
  2. Use a soft damp mop with a natural mixture of water, soft soap, vinegar and your favourite scent such as: vanilla.

Why should you have a special vacuum for hardwood floors?

Are you aware that most vacuums were created to handle carpet cleaning only?

Here are a few reasons why a regular vacuum may not clean and care for your hardwood floors properly:

  1. Thick bristle roller brushes are found in most vacuums and could scratch your beautiful hardwood floors. These are normally hard and pointed.
  2. Most carpet cleaning vacuums have plastic wheels, which could scratch and scrape your hardwood floors.

How to select a vacuum that is hardwood floor friendly?

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