Most vacuum cleaners can handle a mess on hardwood or tile floors — that's amateur stuff, as far cleaning goes. But carpet is the one thing that truly separates the powerful vacuums from their less mighty peers. The best vacuums for carpet are capable of tackling pet hair, dust, dander, and deeply-embedded debris that lurk within the fibers. Because, let's face it: Who hasn't experienced the disappointment of running a vacuum over their living room carpet (50 times) only to confront the same old hair, dust, and dirt again and again? A vacuum that can actually handle carpet is a gem.
This list boasts a great carpet vacuum for every owner, no matter what your cleaning preference. You'll find bagless vacuum cleaners, vacuums that are cordless and can go anywhere in the house without cumbersome wires, and affordable vacuums that won't break the bank but will still get things super clean.
These vacuum cleaners are powerful and many boast attachments and special brushes that effortlessly transition from hard floors to carpet with ease. Some are better at low-pile carpets (finding a robot vacuum that can handle deep carpet is still a challenge), but all are equipped to clean every inch of your home.