Vacuums for Hardwood Floors

So. You’ve just finished installing that beautiful redwood hardwood floor, had it polished with a protective layer that won’t break for 10+ years, and had multiple conversations with your spouse about how easy it’s going to be to clean up any spills – that old carpet couldn’t last another day. Slowly but surely, your mind starts to teeter off the edge of optimism and into the inevitable pessimism…like how are you going to walk, play, jump, and drag who knows what from outside everyday onto this beautiful masterpiece without completely ruining it? What are you going to have to do to keep up its glorious day-old sheen that’s surely going to wear down to near nothing by year 10? It’s going to be easier than you think.

Vacuum Seek has the best choices for that precious project of yours. Maybe another optimistic thought running through your head about a hardwood floor was how little vacuuming you were going to have to do now – surely sweeping is the best option? I assure you, these vacuum cleaners make sweeping look like your absolute last resort. Here’s a couple of handy reasons to convince you that you really should be treating your panels to the absolute cadillac of cleans, with the absolute cadillac of vacuums.

Sweeping and mopping, unfortunately, don’t do the whole job. While they are both great ways to clean a hard surface, there are always going to be bits of things that the broom and mop can’t quite see and that get left behind for your nice clean feet to pick up. Those annoying little bits that are too small to sweep up instead just get moved around, remaining nice and snug on that polish. Sucking it up with a vacuum will make sure that even the tiniest little tidbit will be eradicated, away from those fresh bare feet.

Now, for all you devil’s advocates out there, let’s look into that just a little bit more. The reason why you want to make sure you have no naughty particles floating around that the broom can’t quite get to is because they can damage your floor. I know, those aren’t words you really want to hear are they? Beyond making sure those fresh soles of yours are free from dirt and dust, walking across the hardwood with these pesky particles still lingering here and there can actually scratch and gouge them into the surface of the flooring. Yikes.

Now here is where things get a bit technical, so bear with me for a second. Canisters – vacuum cleaners that are oval in shape and have big wheels on them that make it easier for you to drag it around – are better for the floor than vacuum cleaners that sit upright. The long, oval attachment they come with make it easier to get into those finicky cracks and crevices that square attachments just can’t get to. Speaking of wheels on vacuum cleaners, even these need to be a certain material – just remind yourself how much you spent on that hardwood floor. Rubber wheels are the best ones to go for – even plastic wheels pose a risk to that scratch free surface you have. So for the layman out there, go for the vacuum that rolls around after you, the one with the oval head. And don’t let it go running around without it’s rubber wheels, either.

One little mention of the upright model, if that is the kind of vacuum cleaner you prefer. Make sure its little carpet cleaning brush that digs right in there to pull all the dirt out is off, so that it doesn’t scratch the surface of your floor.

A good conclusion to come to is that there are pros and cons to both. Luckily, Vacuum Seek have both. With extensive bios for each one explaining the ins and outs, it won’t be hard for you to find the perfect vacuum cleaner for that beautiful brand new hardwood floor. It’ll be your strongest advocate for making sure your surface is in just as good nick in ten years time as it is today. You’ll be glad you did it!