You may be able to get away with not vacuuming your rug or carpet for a few days (cough, weeks?), but there's one type of floor that shows no mercy when it comes to dust and debris. The best vacuums for hardwood floors are the vacuum cleaners we depend on to return our hardwood floors to a state of polished elegance (or, at the very least, to keep them from looking like an army of cookie-eating children march up and down them at all hours of the day).
Whether you prefer upright, canister, stick, bagless, handheld vacuums, or vacuums with changeable bags, there's a model out there that's perfect for your hardwood floors. With that said, Consumer Reports has made a point of highlighting canister vacuums as most effective overall for this floor type because they're less likely to spread dust and debris around before suctioning it up — something worth keeping in mind before you make that purchase.
Many of these vacuums have an on/off brush switch or rotating brushes that better protect finished hardwood and capture dust and debris. You'll find options for every budget — from one luxury brand stick vacuum with the softest brush imaginable to an affordable robot vacuum that will let you put your feet up and relax while it does all the work for you.
Preserve your hardwood floors for years to come and make them look incredible today with one of these vacuum cleaners.