If you are looking for an upright to do both carpets and bare floor cleaning, be sure to select a model with a brush roll shutoff switch or an extension hose with a bare floor brush. Try one of our Hoover vacuums or Miele vacuums.
Shopping for a Canister Vacuum
If 50% of your home is bare floor, consider a canister model as your solution. Revolving brush canisters are designed to clean carpets, area rugs, and bare floors, while straight suction models are ideal for bare floors and detail cleaning. Additional features of canister vacuums include the following:
- Better suction than upright models
- Lower profile heads allow for easy cleaning under beds and tables
- Ideal for stairs
- Great for cleaning car interiors
- Models available with a filtration system for allergy sufferers