Best Stick Vacuum for Hardwood Floors?

Cutting through all the fake adverts and hype, I've managed to come up with a list of top rated stick vacs for your hardwood floors.

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Will it last? Will it do the job well? What will happen if it breaks down? These are some of the main questions that most people ask themselves when buying expensive stick vacuum machines.

Settling on any major appliance for your office or home can be a draining process.

There are many models to choose from and if you are not careful you might end up feeling even more confused that when you started. So it’s important to arm yourself with the right information before buying anything .

For example, if you choose the wrong type of cleaner to clean your hardwood surface, it will either leave marks or scratches or it will not pick up the dirt properly.

Ok, here are my reviews.

#1 Overall (IF you have the money for it):

Dyson V6 Cord-free Vacuum

There really is no competition: if you're looking for a machine that excels in sucking every last bit of hair or debris from your hardwood surfaces, the Dyson V6 cordless vac is the way to go.


It's the most versatile vac I've seen in a long time. It will clean other types of surfaces without any problems. Carpets too – that's what the roller bar's there for.

It's so easy to use too. If you get into any trouble assembling it, just Google the instructions and you'll be good to go.

The vac is lightweight. It weighs only 5 pounds, which should be light enough for anyone. You'll have no problems moving up and down the stairs.

You also won't have to move any furniture around.


Although great, the model isn't perfect.

The battery will last somewhere around 20 minutes, so you won't be able to clean more than 2 rooms in one go.

But that's what you have to expect from a cordless stick vac, right?

Also, the capacity of the attached canister isn't that great.

I'm pretty sure you'll get around those issues pretty fast.

Best Overall (IF you're on a budget):


If you fancy innovative designs, then this model is ideal for you.

Its creative architecture will allow you to access even the tightest of spaces in your home so that there will be no dust particles left on corners and edges.

The machine also has a swivel head and it is lightweight which means maneuvering and using it is very easy.

The unit is bagless and it collects all the dust particles in a built in cup. This makes it very convenient for users to dispose the collected dust and debris.


  • Its V-shape as well as the innovative suction technology will allow you to remove dust and debris on tight spaces
  • It has a swivel head for easy maneuverability
  • The 20 feet power cord is long enough for easy cleaning without constantly plugging and unplugging the machine
  • It's great on hardwood floors


  • It's a bit loud
  • The filter clogs up pretty quickly
  • it doesn't come with any attachments or a hose


With its odd looking V-shape design, the BISSELL PowerEdge Corded Vacuum features a very effective suction technology.

It can collect both fine and large debris including pet hair without using brush rolls.

Apart from the loud sound, filter clogging up quickly, and the lack or attachments, in terms of overall quality as well as features, this vac is a great investment.

Best Corded Option:

The VonHaus 600W 2-in-1

Even though the VonHaus 600W 2-in-1 vacuum cleaner won’t take care of all your cleaning needs, it will get the job done excellently on hard wood surfaces.

For people who leave in houses with hardwood floors, you cannot find better performance as well as features for the price tag.

It works very well both as a handheld and as an upright. The 600W vac comes with 130 watts of power and can be used without extending the tube for hand held cleaning.

The 600W also means that it has the power to clean any type of debris whether small or large. It’s HEPA and sponge filtration system feature also means that rather than blowing dust back into the air, the machine absorbs dust and dirt.

The 18 feet power cord is long enough for cleaning any room in an average sized house and the crevice tool, brush attachment, shoulder strap and the hose adaptor add to the machine’s convenience.

Its compact design as well as lightweight feature makes it ideal for cleaning both tile and hardwood floors.


  • High Suction power: 130 watts
  • Easy to remove 1.2 liter dust container
  • 18 feet power cord
  • HEPA sponge filtration system
  • Weighs only 3 pounds


  • Very affordable
  • Utilizes the convenient HEPA filtration system
  • Lightweight
  • Decent sized dirt cup
  • Versatile – allow users to clean not only hardwood floors, but stairs and upholstery too
  • Adjustable Height


  • Plastic attachments that can crack easily
  • Does not come with a motorized brush
  • Not so good for pet hair
  • Poor customer service
  • A bit loud
  • Small in size, will take some time to cover ground
  • The HEPA filtration system is hard to clean


Apart from being incredibly loud and its customer service lacking, The VonHaus 2 in 1 vacuum cleaner is generally a powerful cleaning tool with an appealing design and the 1.2 liter dust container means you will be emptying it less frequently than other models.

Best Cordless Option:

The Electrolux Ergorapido

If you are looking for a very powerful machine for basic cleaning or easy but efficient cleanups, the Electrolux Ergorapido offers exactly that.

Its cordless design allows you to use it almost anywhere in the house or office without worrying about tugging and pulling the cord.

This feature also makes it very handy for cleaning hard to access places.

The 2 in 1 vacuum cleaner and comes with a 14.4 volt lithium ion battery for fast charging, high performance and a longer working time.

It has a running time of up to 30 minutes per charge and is designed with a self-cleaning brush roll that self-cleans the brush easily whenever you want to.

The EasySteer Maneuverability also allows it turn up to 180 degrees for easy cleaning around chairs and in corners. It hits the scales only 5.5 pounds which makes it very lightweight and it is self-standing so you don’t have to worry during interruptions.

The machine also features a battery indicator that allows users to ascertain the amount of power left when using it o before using it.

The Electrolux Ergorapido is certainly a very handy tool that offers an efficient and powerful suction. With it you are guaranteed a powerful cleaning partner for a very long time.


  • Easy to maneuver
  • Lightweight
  • Lithium-powered which is suitable for basic house cleaning and quick cleanups
  • Up to 30 minutes of vacuuming per charge
  • Self standing
  • 2 in 1 machine


  • Battery not replaceable
  • A bit wobbly on the carpet
  • The handheld unit is a bit heavy


The Electrolux Ergorapido is a good quality cordless vacuum cleaner ideal for use on hardwood surfaces.

It is powerful, lightweight and it is every easy to use.

It will help you reach tighter corners and edges that bulky vacuum cleaners cannot access and its cordless architecture makes it more convenient as you do not have to worry about tugging the cord as you clean.

It basically has all the handy features anyone would need in a good quality vacuum cleaner.

Bottom Line

The cordless stick vacs mentioned here are ideal for basic and quick cleaning jobs because they can only run for around 20 to 30 minutes. Nonetheless, the cordless feature makes them very easy to use and you don't have to plug them anywhere.

Their corded counterparts don't have the have limitations when it comes to power and running time. But they limit you to a power cord which might not be long enough to clean your entire house or room without plugging and unplugging it.

That said, corded vacuums tend to have better reviews for overall durability.