The 9 Best Multi-Surface Vacuums — & They’re All On Amazon

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If you have a mix of different floor types in your home, the best multi-surface vacuums ensure that you only need one machine come chore day. That said, while most vacuums market themselves as versatile, few are actually capable of tackling tile, laminate, wood, area rugs, upholstery, and carpet well. The best options combine a mixture of adaptability and the right attachments, which work together to clean all types of surfaces.

First, know which features make for the best vacuums in any category: Strong suction, an easy-to-maneuver design, and convenient maintenance should always be non-negotiable.

Next, ensure that your vacuum of choice has some kind of adaptable system. Dirt sits on top of a hardwood floor, settles into the grout lines of tiles, and sinks deep into carpet fibers. As a result, your multi-surface vacuum needs features like sensors, various height settings, or changes in pressure and suction to clean all of the aforementioned. Two of these even use moisture for mopping, and while some vacuums don't adapt automatically, they do have various attachments that work on a variety of different surfaces.

No matter what type of floor you have, these are the best multi-surface vacuums on Amazon.


The Overall Best Multi-Surface Vacuum

The BISSELL Cleanview is designed for households with pets — but even if you don't have animals, the powerful features allow for a thorough cleaning on just about any surface. The triple-action brush roller combines with the multi-cyclonic suction to loosen and remove dirt on hard floors and carpet. It also has edge-to-edge cleaning, swivel steering, and a hose with specialized tools, all of which make chores so much more easier. When it comes to maintenance and longevity, this vacuum also features a washable filter and an easy-to-empty bin.

One reviewer wrote: “The suction without a doubt is the best one I’ve ever had [...] It is light weight to push and going from carpet to wood floors is amazing. The attachments make vacuuming my couch so easy to where I’m [done] in under 5 minutes!!! BUY THIS VACUUM TODAY!!!”

Also available on: BISSELL, $119, and Walmart, $155


The Most Affordable Vacuum

Impressive suction and multi-surface capabilities don't have to cost you hundreds of dollars. The Dirt Devil Endura Reach upright vacuum costs just around $70, but it still has automatic height settings that can tackle floors throughout your home. In addition to the versatility, it’s also lightweight, simple to maneuver, washable filter, and has a bagless 1.5 liter cup that’s easy to empty. Finally, the multiple accessories include a stretch hose, a crevice tool, a dusting brush, and an extension wand. However, a few customers noted that it can be on the noisier side.

One reviewer wrote: “I love it! [...] it’s an easy tool to clean carpets, and also works really good in wood floor. You can clean the filters easily.”

Also available on: Walmart, $69, and Home Depot, $75


The Best Canister Vacuum

As opposed to an upright vacuum, a canister vacuum has an engine that trails behind the wand; for that reason, canister vacuums often offer more power for a cheaper price, and the eureka WhirlWind is one of the best options in this category. It has three settings for carpet, upholstery, and hardwood floors, but whatever you use it on, it swivels and weighs less than 8 pounds for easy maneuverability. Finally, the bagless design is simple to empty and doesn’t require any additional filters.

One reviewer wrote: “I loved. Very light. Long electric cable. Perfect for small apartments with carpet and hard floors. I have a dog and he also collected his hair very well. I can't ask for more, for that price.”

Also available on: Walmart, $120


The Best Cordless Vacuum

Cordless vacuums allow for more portability, but due to their slim, lightweight frame, they’re rarely powerful enough for carpets. Luckily, the Tineco A11 Hero is an exception. It has a 450-watt motor and 120 watts of suction — as a result, it can tackle everything from tiles and hardwood to area rugs and carpet. Last but not least, the four-stage filtration system captures extremely small dust particles, while the top converts into a hand vacuum. Plus, you get up to 40 minutes of runtime per charge.

One reviewer wrote: “Best vacuum I’ve owned. Charges great, attaches to the wall for optimal storage, lasts roughly 30-40 minutes before needing to charge again. Doesn’t take long to charge. Fantastic on wood floors and changes over to rugs easily. Transitions easily to handheld or other attachments. LOVE THIS VACUUM!”


The Best Mop & Vacuum Combo

Another winner from BISSELL (and another one designed with animal-lovers in mind), the Crosswave Pet Pro can vacuum almost any surface, including area rugs, mats, tile, wood, and laminate. However, it doesn't stop there: It also washes hard floors with its built-in mopping function. The water tank directs moisture to the innovative microfiber-nylon brush, which mops and picks up debris at the same time. Due to its 25-foot cord and 11.5-pound frame, it travels around your home without hassle.

One reviewer wrote: “This product is great. It’s great for cleaning hard floors and I was very surprised to see how well it also works on carpet. It’s easy to use and requires very little effort. Having the ability to do both wet and dry cleaning with one machine 1) makes cleaning the floors less laborious, 2) eliminates the need for having/storing multiple floor cleaning tools. Clean up is easy and I’ve had no operational issues with the ones I’ve [had]. (2 houses and I have one at both).”

Also available on: BISSELL, $270, and Bed Bath & Beyond, $300


The Editor’s Pick

According to Jen Fiegel, a Bustle editor, the Tineco iFLOOR3 vacuum cleaner is worth every penny: "It works on all hard floors and both vacuums and mops at the same time,” Fiegel wrote. “And while it doesn't have the power of a dedicated carpet cleaner, I've used it to tidy up rugs, too." Using the combination of powerful suction, a built-in smart mop for wet or sticky messes, and a cordless design with up to 25 minutes of runtime, it’s one of the best ways to clean every floor surface in every corner of the house. It’s also lightweight and quiet, too.

One reviewer wrote: “For those who hate mopping, this is a game changer. Vacuuming and mopping at the same time is fantastic. It is also lightweight and a bit self propelled so it does not strain my back.”

Also available on: Walmart, $300


The Best Suction

Especially if you’re dealing with thick-pile rugs and hard-to-reach surfaces, suction is important. That’s where this Dyson Animal upright vacuum comes in. Its features include Radial Root Cyclone technology and a self-adjusting cleaner head, so it captures and contains more dirt and dust than the vast majority of other models. It also has ball technology and an upright design for easier steering, despite its super powerful suction. (Due to its strength, this one is better-suited for permanent carpets rather than throw rugs.)

One reviewer wrote: “Dysons are the BEST, such powerful suction, going from carpet to hard floor with ease. Powerful suction that is quiet enough, so that you can even vacuum at night!”

Also available on: Best Buy, $500


The Best Vacuum For Allergies

There are several reasons why the Shark Rotator is one of the best vacuums for those with allergies: For one, it features a HEPA filter with anti-allergen complete seal technology, so when the dust and pollen gets captured, it stays captured. For another, the enhanced swivel steering and deep-carpet cleaning allow you to more thoroughly vacuum difficult corners and deep-pile rugs. Finally, it has an extended-reach hose and a lift-away pod, so you can vacuum stairs, ceilings, shelves, and more.

One reviewer wrote: “Best vacuum ever for persons with allergies! No blow back of dust or dander. Great suction power. Light weight, easy maneuvering. Lift off canister for stairs etc. Long enough hose to reach high places. If I could I’d rate this 10 stars.”


The Best Multi-Surface Robot Vacuum

Finally, if you're looking to clean your home with minimal elbow grease, there's the eufy 11S robot vacuum. This slim robotic vacuum navigates quietly and intelligently using its infrared sensors to avoid drops and edges. It also utilizes BoostIQ technology, which senses the surface and increases suction power within 1.5 seconds when necessary. (That means it's suitable for low- to medium-pile carpets as well as hardwood, laminate, and tile.) The three-point cleaning system tackles dust, dirt, hair, and more, and when the battery starts to run low after approximately 100 minutes, the vacuum will automatically find its charger. Get it in black or white.

One reviewer wrote: “I am so glad that I decided to treat myself to this robo vac [...] Its starts when you want it to and glides from wood to carpet and back again. The suction is so good that I can see the path in my carpets. And there is still a boost feature that increases it even more. I can turn it on to run when I am away or have it run while I am home in an area away from me. [...] Very few problems and all easy to avoid. And in the end, the dirt in the dust tray tells the story. My floors are so clean!”

Also available on: eufy, $200

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