For bare floors, the best canister vacuums have the option
of powering off any spinning brushes which would make dirt fly around on your
floor negating your vacuum efforts, or have soft brush attachments especially
designed to suck the dirt up from bare floors.
Browse our listings below for the vacuum models we
recommend as best for bare floors from quality brands like Miele, Sebo and Electrolux, and then go to our product pages where we
share our testing results with you and pluses and minuses before you buy.
The Miele Calima is the introductory model of the S8 series. It has a fun canary yellow color, ultra-quiet operation and provides an affordable yet versatile vacuuming solution. Top notch filtration, +/- multilevel suction controls and superb maneuverability are highlights of the S8390 Calima. Packaged with Miele's Parquet Twister floor brush and Turbo Comfort turbo brush this vacuum is ideal for homes with hard floors and low or cut-pile area rugs. Color: Canary yellow.
Includes: Active HEPA filter, 1 filter bag, turbo brush, parquet brush, 3 accessory tools Dimensions: 19"L x 10.5"W x 8.5"H Weight: 12 lbs. Warranty: 2 yr parts & labor, 7 yr motor & housing
Love my Miele by: miele lover "Had to replace an almost 15 year old Miele White Star. It had a good run and right up to the end the suction/performance was amazing. I looked at Dyson, but their canister reviews weren't great (I have never liked uprights) and the idea of cleaning out and reusing the bagless dirt holder didn't sit ..." See entire review
The D4 offers unmatched user comfort and smooth operating maneuverability. The D4's new design optimizes airflow for amazing suction power and ultra-quiet operation. Its new ergonomically designed handle with fingertip suction control paired with easy-to-use floor tools, 3 onboard accessory tools, 4 easy glide casters, and the largest ever 50 ft cleaning radius, simplifies your cleaning experience like never before. Patented Airbelt bumper. Red. Includes parquet floor brush and turbo head for bare floors and area rugs.
Includes: S-class (meets HEPA standard) filtration, turbo head, parquet floor brush, 3 on-board tools Dimensions: 9"H x 12"W x 19"L Weight: 15.9 lbs Warranty: 5 year parts, motor and labor
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First Canister I liked by: G from Spring (Spring, TX) "I normally use uprights since 65% of my home is carpet. However, we plan on replacing some of the carpet with hardwood floors. Therefore, we thought a canister vac that did carpets with a powerhead would be a good move. I had a canister vac in the past (Miele Capricorn), but returned it because ..." See entire review
The new S6 series feature Miele's exclusive 12-stage AirClean sealed system filtration with new whisper-quiet performance and a lightweight design. The black S6270 Onyx is an ideal vacuum cleaner for an apartment, condo or smaller sized home with mostly smooth floors and low pile area rugs.
Includes: AirClean or HEPA filter, 1 filter bag, turbo brush, parquet floor brush, 3 accessory tools Dimensions: 17"H x 10"W x 9"L Weight: 10 lbs Warranty: 2 yr parts, 7 yr motor
Yes, buy this vacuum! by: Adam "How can you get so excited about a vacuum? When you start using your investment in Miele, you realize how much better it actually is than your previous vacuum(s)! The unit is easy to maneuver around as you clean. It is super quiet, even on the highest suction. I find the attachments and different co..." See entire review
The Electrolux Ergospace Canister Vacuum is a compact, quiet vacuum for homes with mostly hard floor surfaces. The Ergospace offers sealed HEPA filtration, electronic suction controls and admirable maneuverability. Packaged with floor brush for hard surfaces, an adjustable turbo brush for low pile carpeting and Electrolux's 3-in-1 Versatool for cleaning crevices, corners and upholstery. Color: Blue.
Includes: HEPA filter, 2 filter bags, turbo brush, floor brush, 3-in-1 cleaning tool Dimensions: 16"L x 12"W x 11"H Weight: 10.9 lbs. Warranty: 5 yrs parts & labor,
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The Sebo Airbelt K2 Hunter Green canister vacuum offers plenty of cleaning power without the noise thanks to its air belt design that also acts as a bumper guard to protect your walls and furniture as you zip around the room. Featuring S-class filtration, straight suction turbo brush, parquet floor brush, and three on-board tools, this is a great vacuum for complete cleaning for condos or apartments with mostly bare floors and area rugs, all at an attractive price.
Includes: S-class (meets HEPA standard) filtration, turbo brush, Parquet fool brush, 3 on-board tools Dimensions: 9"H x 12"W x 18"L Weight: 12 lbs Warranty: 5 yr parts, labor & motor
Great little Vac by: J.Green (Boston) "I have had this vacuum for some time now and it is so perfect for my needs. I Rent and have lived in a couple different apartments and always have hardwood floors with an area rug or two. This vac is so compact that is does not require much storage space and i can just put it in a corner and be happ..." See entire review
The Miele S8590 Alize is named after the northeasterly wind that blows across central Africa and the Caribbean. The S8 Alize is Miele's most energy efficient vacuum cleaner featuring an automatic suction setting, non-electric wand and hose, and AirTeQ combination floor tool. Ideal for homes with hardwood floors and thin rugs. Not for plush carpeting.
Includes: Active HEPA filter, 1 filter bag, combination floor tool, 3 accessory tools Dimensions: 19"L x 10.5"W x 8.5"H Weight: 12 lbs. Warranty: 2 yr parts & labor, 7 yr motor & casing
My first HEPA filtered vacuum and I love it! by: Sue "This is my first purchase of a HEPA filtered vacuum cleaner. The only vacuum I ever owned I got as a wedding shower present over 24 years ago. My eureka was a work horse. The only problem was that it made my allergies worse and I knew I needed to remedy that with a HEPA filtered machine.
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A perfect choice for someone who wants Miele quality and performance at a reasonable price. The Miele S2121 Capri comes packaged with an air driven turbo brush STB 205-3 and a smooth floor brush SBB-3 ideal for cleaning low pile carpet or rugs and bare floors. Three standard accessory tools clip onto the vacuum wand and are ready when you need them. The Capri features Miele's AirClean System with your choice of super Air Clean or active HEPA filter. Very quiet operation with 6-stage rotary dial suction control. 18"L x 11.25"W x 8.5"H, 11 lbs.
Includes: AirClean or HEPA filter, 1 AirClean filter bag, turbo brush, parquet floor brush, 3 onboard tools Dimensions: 18"H x 11.25"W x 8.5"L Weight: 11 lbs Warranty: 2 yr parts, 7 yr motor
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The Dyson DC39 Multi floor canister vacuum features Dyson's latest ball design that streamlines the airflow to maximize suction power and allows the canister to follow better. Patented Radial Root Cyclone technology captures more dirt than any other cyclone and promises no loss of suction. The DC39 offers improved manueverability as well fingertip controls to turn on/off the brush roll for different floor types. Like Dyson's other vacuums, the DC39 does not require dust bags or replacement HEPA filters.
Includes: washable HEPA filter, bagless, 10" turbine floor tool, combo tool, stair tool Dimensions: 14.2"H x 19.5"W x 10.2"D Weight: 22.9 lbs Warranty: 5 yr
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The white S6270 Quartz is the entry-level model of Miele's new S6 series. It features Miele's exclusive 12-stage AirClean sealed system filtration, new whisper-quiet performance and a lightweight design. The Quartz comes with a combination floor tool for cleaning smooth floors and low pile carpet. It would be an ideal vacuum cleaner for a small apartment or condo.
Includes: AirClean or HEPA filter, 1 filter bag, combination floor tool, and 3 accessory tools Dimensions: 17"H x 10"W x 9"L Weight: 10 lbs Warranty: 2 yr parts, 7 yr motor
Good vacuum but... by: Picky Customer (Cleveland) "I really love this vacuum as it is light and quiet and cleans my hard surface floors really well but as it turns out I wish that I had purchased a model with one of the motorized powerheads. Basically I cheaped out and went for this one as the price was right, however while the combination floor too..." See entire review
The SEBO K2 Hepa vacuum is ultra compact, lightweight and has already become a favorite with our female and elderly customers. Despite its small size, this vacuum is all business with a versatile Kombi tool head which moves seamlessly from bare floors to thin carpets.
Includes: S-class (meets HEPA standard) filtration, Kombi tool, 3 on-board tools Dimensions: 9"H x 12"W x 18"L Weight: 12 lbs Warranty: 5 yr parts, labor & motor
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The S2121 Olympus represents an excellent value with Miele quality construction and reliable performance. Features variable suction control, choice of filter and large 4.76 quart AirClean dust bags. The S2121 Olympus is the most affordable Miele packaged with a combination floor tool. An ideal starter vacuum for an apartment or small house with a mix of bare floors and area rugs.
Includes: AirClean filter (HEPA optional), 1 filter bag, combo floor tool, 3 onboard tools Dimensions: 18"H x 11.25"W x 8.5"L Weight: 11 lbs Warranty: 2 yr parts, 7 yr motor
useful product by: pete (Red Lodge, Montana) "I had always been impressed with the Miele products but had never owned one. It was not the top of the line but we needed something reliable for our vacation home and I decided to try the Miele. We were not disappointed and are happy with the purchase. We have a lot of area rugs and hardwoods and it..." See entire review
Designed for pet owners, the Dyson DC39 Animal canister vacuum includes Dyson's Tangle-free turbine tool to remove dirt and pet hair from carpets and upholstery. It features Dyson's Ball design for improved maneuverability and patented Radial Root Cyclone technology to captures more dirt with no loss of suction. Suitable for all floor types, the DC39 Animal's Triggerhead floor tool offers a fingertip control to switch the brush bar on or off for seamless vacuuming of carpets, delicate rugs and hard floors. Requires no dust bags or replacement filters.
Includes: washable HEPA filter, bagless, 10" power brush, tangle-free turbine tool, combo tool, stair tool Dimensions: 14.2"H x 19.5"W x 10.2"D. Weight: 22.9 lbs Warranty: 5 yr
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