Keeping a hardwood floor, or any bare floor, looking clean is difficult because dirt, dust and hair can stand out significantly. For homeowners with pets the problem can be a lot worse as their dogs and cats spill food over the kitchen tiles and shed hair all over the wooden floors. The solution is a top hardwood floor vacuum cleaner that is designed to not only work in a simple and effective way for a quick and easy clean but one that has design features with pet hair disposal in mind. The following best barefloor vacuums in 2017 – some of which can also be used on carpets and upholstery – have a range of great features on board to make life easier and to deal with pet hair in a clean, efficient manner.
Five of the Best Pet Hair Vacuums for Hardwood Floors
1. Hoover SH20030 Cyclonic Stick Vacuum
Pet hair is one of the more difficult substances to deal with when vacuuming a home so any machine that tries to make the job easier with simple tools and design features is appealing to homeowners. The Hoover SH20030 Cyclonic Stick Vacuum claims to have plenty of technological features and clever tricks to make the collection and disposal of pet hair much easier. The use of “wind tunnel technology” targets hair that is embedded into carpets and is able to reduce the likelihood of it blowing away across bare-floors, there are edge-cleaning bristles on the wide cleaning mouth and a bottom release to the dirt cup to reduce the mess.
This use of suction shows that this SH20030 is more than just a hardfloor vacuum and the design of the powered brushroll means that it is easy to switch from bare floors to carpeted areas without the hassle of changing attachments. This is a machine designed for different areas and issues and the capabilities are further enhanced by the use of swivel steering for greater maneuverability, a 20ft cord for an extended reach without unplugging and an “extreme recline” handle for getting underneath furniture.
2. Eureka Mighty Mite Pet Lover
There are all kinds of tricks and features that hardwood floor vacuum designers can add to their models to make them ideal for pet-owning families and the Eureka Mighty Mite Pet Lover does more for users than simply pick up the pet hair from the wooden floors. The main advantage here is the level of filtration that is provided to ensure that users are safe from the mites and allergens that can lurk in the hair and dust. There is a HEPA filter, which promises to capture more than 99.97% of allergen s to 0.3 microns, and an additional Arm & Hammer dust bug that is designed to get rid of the additional odors that come with pet hair.
The canister may be compact but it promises to capture everything safely. An extra bonus for pet hair collection here is the inclusion of cleaning tools for stairs and upholstery, so dogs can be cleaned up after no matter where they shed their fur. With these tools and the addition of the 12amp motor, 9lb weight and telescoping wand, this Eureka Pet Lover is a simple but effective choice for many homes that is clearly more than just a hardfloor model.
3. Eureka AirExcel Bagless Canister Vacuum
The ability to handle multiple surfaces, as is seen with the Eureka Mighty Mite, is important for homeowners that want to make sure they thoroughly clean their home and can pick up pet hair from any surface or area of the home. The bagless AirExcel canister vacuum – also from Eureka – is designed to be used on both barefloors and carpets and has an additional crevice tool and dusting brush to make sure that pet hair and other dirt is dealt with with ease.
The canister may look small but there is a strong motor behind it and a dirt cup that is easily emptied after a successful clean. This 9amp motor uses multi-cyclonic technology and the combination of this and the brush for the carpet or the bare floor mean that it is easy to pick hair in any area. The canister may be small but the reach on this machine is large, with the 16.5ft cord a 6ft hose, and there is also a wide cleaning width of 11 inches. With this, the retractable cord and the light weight of 8lb, its seems that the designers of this Eureka AirExcel have thought of plenty to make the job even easier.
4. Bissell PowerEdge Pet Hard Floor
Quite often, vacuum cleaners need attachments like the upholstery and dusting brushes above in order to perform to a high standard but the Bissell PowerEdge Pet Hard Floor model is designed to work with ease on hard surface without any fiddly extras or special brushes. The combination of the powerful suction and the design of the rubber wipers means that hair can be easily lifted from the floor and dealt with. This simple action on hardfloors is then enhanced via the maneuverability of this lightweight upright.
It has a 20ft cord for a great reach and the swivel head makes it easy to negotiate corners and difficult spaces. The main selling point with this corded Bissell PowerEdge, however, has to be the unusual shape because not only does it ensure that this vacuum is ideal for pet hair, it helps with all sorts of messes that pets might create. The head of this vacuum is in a V shape so it gathers in larger debris, such as spilled food and other items, and is able to deal with the problem in a faster, more efficient way. This convenience and ease of use then continues with the easy-to-empty dirt canister.
5. Soniclean Bare Floor Pro Canister Vacuum
The final vacuum to be included in this guide is one that tries to take many of the key features of other model mentioned to create a professional level machine for a great clean. Suction is vital for an effective clean of any hardfloor surface and the Soniclean Bare Floor Pro Canister Vacuum promises to provide “extra strong” suction from its 1150 watt motor for a better performance. This strength should be ideal for dealing with pet hair but there is the added bonus that this is a variable speed motor for greater control.
As was seen with the Eureka models, filtration is also important when dealing with pet hair in an efficient manner and this canister has a sealed HEPA system with a micro-filtration bag. From there is all about added convenience with this Soniclean canister vacuum and there is plenty here to ensure a great performance and ease of use. It may not be as light as other machines at 12 pounds but it does have the long reach and easy access that buyers expect with the 360 degree hose rotation and 31ft total reach. This means portability and efficiency as users go from room to room.