Hardwood floors have a warm, stylish and a pleasant feel that you will not get from any ceramic tile or cement floors (unless you decide to install hardwood over your cement floor). However, obtaining these floors becomes valueless if you let them get clogged with dust and dirt. That’s why you need to purchase the best vacuum for hardwood floor but more so at a reasonable price.
With the wide variety of price ranges, styles and color options, it may seem like it’s impossible to select the best inexpensive vacuum, but don’t worry. Here are some great tips to help you through.
Start by reading the user manual
Well, you want to shop and get value for your money but at the same time, you don’t want to spend countless hours researching on a particular brand, only to find out it’s not designed for wood floors. Unfortunately, most vacuums are designed to work well on carpets and this makes it imperative for you to start by reading the user manual. Ensure the brands you are researching on are meant to handle hardwood floors.
Need and functionality
To get a good vacuum for your floor, you must first determine your needs. Do you want one to do the stairs or do you want one with a long extension? Doing so ensures that you do not shop with your heart instead of your head the moment you get to the mall. It helps you to remain objective in the face of numerous and attractive vacuum designs that will meet your eyes at the mall.
One of the best ways to find a good inexpensive vacuum cleaner is to get recommendations from your friends, family and colleagues. Ask them to give you some of the vacuums they have found to work well and use these to generate an initial list of brands you are going to research further on.
Well, now you have a list with several brands that meets your needs and functionality requirements. The next step is to turn your computer on and checkout online consumer reviews. This way, you will connect with some people who have used these brands and the experience they hand with each of them. You will get the pros and cons of each model and you will further narrow down your list.
This is a factor that you will always have to consider no matter what you wish to purchase. Make sure you select a brand that is well within your budget. However, don’t let anyone lie to you that high price means high quality. There is definitely no relationship between the two. Just get something that meets your needs and functionality but at a reasonable price. Some people spend more money on staining their floors than actually maintaining it.
Choosing color and style
Well, you want the best and therefore, choosing a good color and style is part of the decision. Ask yourself:
- Do you want to have a canister or an upright vacuum?
- Do you want one with a bag or a bag-less one?
- Do you have color preference…Yes! This is now an option.
- Will you be moving it from one location to another, if so, look for one that is light and simple
Online versus local purchase
Finally, if you want to save some bucks, purchasing online is the way to go. However, make sure that you purchase only from reputed sellers. Otherwise, you may easily run into a scam. It’s good if you can get one who offers a money back guarantee or a great warranty.