How to Choose a Hardwood Floor Vacuum

 


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You have invested a great deal of time, money, energy, and love into your hardwood floors, it only makes sense that you want to choose the vacuum that is perfect for their care in order to properly protect your investment. The only way to ensure the longevity of your hardwood floors is to take very studious care to prevent spills and stains from scratching, staining, or harming your floors in any way. A vacuum designed for the cleaning of hardwood floors can come in quite handing in assisting you in this endeavor.

You want to make sure first of all that it is a wet/dry vacuum cleaner so that it can not only pick up dust but also liquids as well. You can choose which mode you wish to operate the machine in at any given time. By selecting the dry mode you are enabling it to pick up debris that may become imbedded in the floor. The dry attachment for a proper hardwood floor vacuum will be hollow and shaped somewhat like a squeegee.

Using a hardwood vacuum in wet mode is a little more involved but not an overly complicated task. You simply fill the canisters with the recommended amount of cleaning product and get to work. As you vacuum you are not only spraying liquid out but also sucking it back in so that you are leaving the floors dry behind as you go. You should note that while the wet/dry vacuum is the most recommended option for hardwood floors, they do not react kindly to uneven planking or rough spots and edges to the floor.

You will also want to choose a model that will not put tremendous strain on your back to use. For this purpose many people prefer upright models to be more ideal in this regard. The easier it is to use your vacuum the more likely you will be to actually use it for every day spills and such. Ideally the models weighing between ten and fifteen pounds offer the most ease of use to consumers.

For any of these models, you should expect to pay more than $200 for a good quality brand of hardwood vacuum. Some of the brands you may wish to consider include Oreck, Hoover, and Dirt Devil.

Rob Buenaventura invites you to Hardwoodscene. Here we provide tips on refinishing hardwood floors and hardwood installation. For more tips on how to clean hardwood flooring , check out www.hardwoodscene.com

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