I've done some googling and cannot find help with my inquiry. We just
got hardwood floors and I have an old vacuum that would work on hard
wood floors as it does not have bristles and is like a dustbuster. It
has a cord and I want cordless. What have you used and do you like it?
We had laminate flooring at our cabin, and used several
alternate ways of keeping it looking good. For when we were
not there, we used a Roomba. The new models will now seek
out their docking station to recharge, and can be programmed
to venture out during times when you are not around. There
is a new model now out that is designed for hard surface
flooring, that sprays out a fine mist and squeegees it up.
We also used a Black and Decker battery vacuum. It's like
an overgrown Dust Buster. The battery in the Dust Buster
part also drives a motorized brush for carpet or even
upholstered furniture. It was excellent.
As you could guess, nothing beats the staying power and
suction of a corded vac. However, with hard flooring like
laminates, tile, vinyl, you can get by with a lot less
suction. Actually, I'd often just use a 4' dust mop I got
from Home Depot to do the floors, then use the Black and
Decker battery vacuum or Dust Buster to pick up what the
dust mop rounded up.
One last off-the-wall gizmo that actually does a great job
is the RoboSweep. I kept one down in the lower level. It
is the height of simplicty. A couple of rechargable
penlight batteries cause it to randomly run around the room
slowly, with a synthetic cloth underneath. It runs about 24
hours on a charge and the cloth dusts the floor. The first
time you use one, you'll be amazed at what it finds. It
isn't as efficient as a Roomba, but it sure does a good job
when you just keep it going
I got a Eurika Quick-up a couple of months ago and it has been very
handy. It has a rotating brush or can be turned off. It is handy for
little clean up but I would not want to use it for everyday cleaning. I use
my built in vac.
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