Hardwood floors are the perfect accompaniment to a fine dining room or any room of a home that needs to say class and sophistication. Care and maintenance of these surfaces often requires a specialized vacuum to be able to clean its surface easily without risking scratches or damage to its finish. Several companies rise to the top of hardwood sweepers with powerful machines that get the job done right every time.
Bissell 1867-7 Steam Mop Hard-Floor Cleaner
This "vacuum" is designed specifically for hardwood floors and cleans them using steam only. It is in effect an iron, for a floor made entirely of wood. The equipment uses no dyes, perfumes or chemicals in its cleaning process, but still provides a deep clean that will not damage the finish of hardwood flooring.
Its 360-degree swivel allows for reach into hard-to-reach areas of the home, and includes two micro-fiber cleaning pads that are washable to cut down on replacement part costs to the consumer.
Hoover S2220 Flair Bagless Upright Stick Vacuum with Power Nozzle
A multi-surface cleaner, this Hoover model provides ideal power at over 7 amps compared to its willowy frame weighing in at 12 lbs. The advantage with this product, in addition to its surface cleaning versatility, is Hoover's one year full warranty. It is also a bagless system, using instead a washable "EZ Empty" dirt cup, which eliminates having to buy replacement filters and bags to keep the machine running smoothly.
Haan Hardwood Floor Steamer/Vacuum
This all-in-one floor cleaner has a dual function as a vacuum and floor steamer. Its steamer component kills 99.9% of bacteria present on the surface, with vapor temperatures over 212 degrees Fahrenheit, and uses no hard chemicals, dyes or separate cleaning utensils to accomplish the task.
The Haan also incorporates HEPA filtration to eliminate airborne allergens and other particles while in operation. The system weighs 8 lbs when its water tank is completely filled, making it one of the lightest hardwood floor cleaners available.
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