BISSELL ProHeat 2X Review

Choosing the Best ProHeat 2X Cleaner for Your Home

BISSELL ProHeat 2xWhen it comes to the BISSELL ProHeat 2X series, there are quite a few different models to pick from. This might seem a bit confusing at first, especially if you don’t know what you’re looking for, but a closer examination reveals that there’s actually not that much difference between each model. The main functions and features are all quite similar, however, you will find that each model contains a few unique features which are geared a bit more towards a certain audience. This should be your main focus when deciding which model to purchase.


  • 12 Amps of Power
  • Built-in Heater (easy to switch on and off)
  • Dual DirtLifter® PowerBrush (Number of rows vary depending on model)
  • 2-in-1 Water tank
  • Custom Clean Dial automatically mixes water with cleaning solution
  • Easy to Remove Nozzle

Healthy Home (Model 66Q4)

BISSELL Healthy Home Upright Deep Cleaner features an ultra smooth suspension system to adjust to any carpet or flooring height, and the patented Dry Aire system blasts hot air across carpeting to facilitate extremely fast drying.

Basic (Model 9200)

BISSELL Upright Carpet Cleaner is the cheapest model in this category. Having said that, it is still a decent prototype of the Bissell Pro-Heat series featuring 10 rows of PowerLifter Dirtbrushes that break up the ground-in grime and force it to the surface.

Pet (Model 9200P)

BISSELL Pet Deep Cleaning System features the remarkable pressurized cleaning system that uses cleaning solution and super-heated water to blast out the toughest deep down dirt and stains, making it most suitable for pet owners.

Select (Model 9400M)

BISSELL Select Upright Deep Carpet Cleaner can be considered the mid range model in this lineup. It combines heated cleaning with double rows of DirtLifter PowerBrushes and surround suction to easily and safely remove ground-in dirt from carpeted floors.

Select Pet (Model 94003)

BISSELL Select Pet Upright Cleaner uses scalding hot tap water, incredibly powerful suction and cleaning formula to take down and take out the toughest stains anywhere. This unit is extremely powerful especially for eliminating pet stains.

CleanShot (Model 9500)

BISSELL CleanShot Upright Deep Cleaner is the most expensive cleaner in this line but it comes with a few unique and exclusive features including DryAir and CleanShot technology. This provides even more cleaning power at the touch of a button.

If you’re unsure which BISSELL vacuum suits your specific needs, make sure you check out the review links above for more in-depth discussion of each vacuum.

BISSELL ProHeat 2X Select Pet Review

Got a tough stain, even one from your own best (canine or feline) friend? A hot cleaning machine is your best bet for getting out the worst carpeting stain, and they don’t come much hotter than the BISSELL’s ProHeat 2x Select Pet. The only downside to your wonderful pet companion is the mess that gets left behind, but this vacuum holds true to its name and does a super job taking care of it.

BISSELL Upright Deep CleanerThis upright vacuum cleaner uses scalding hot tap water, incredibly powerful suction and cleaning formula to take down, and take out, the toughest stains anywhere. The twelve rows of brushes that move in and break up the ground-in dirt and flush it away are as powerful as they come, and the floor nozzle creates a foot-long cleaning path, giving you spotless carpet cleaning results every time.

The unit is a 12 amp, meaning it’s powerful, and it includes tools for crevices, for corners, for upholstery, for spraying and for erasing pet stains. If you have a delicate Oriental rug or a wool carpet, that’s no problem; the BISSELL switches to cold water in a blink. The clean is visible immediately, especially after the first run, and the dual tank (keeping dirty and clean water separate) is easily emptied and filled for the quickest cleanup imaginable.

Customer Feedback

Negative Reviews

The BISSELL has a good 3.5 rating out of 5 stars, but that means some rain must fall when it comes to the negatives. And there are some: the most prevalent negative review complaint is that the unit breaks down too easily, and water is wasted on the floor when it’s not sucking it up properly. This particular complaint seems to be due to the heater clogging, and, although the service departments for BISSELL will clean and replace the heater, the life and efficiency of the model are decreased in the process. The clogged heater is the bane of the machine, and most negative reviews mention that it’s not easy to clean and can also be quite expensive to replace.

Positive reviews

BISSELL ProHeat 2x Select PetMost of the positive reviews are strongly in favor of the unit, however, finding it an exceptionally well made and fairly inexpensive product. Pet owners in particular are pleased with the deep cleaning results they get from the twelve rows of brushes and dual tank action; one customer with four dogs considered it a godsend. In most cases, the BISSELL exceeded expectations for the customer, as in the case of the woman whose puppies had “trained” all over her bedroom carpeting; despairing of a solution, she nevertheless tried the BISSELL Select Pet and found it cleaned the carpets completely, good as new. Most customers who left a positive review find this unit equally amazing, and many, as if in answer to the negatives, commend it for its long life and durability.


With the preponderance of evidence and reviews being in favor of this vacuum, we certainly would join the audience’s applause and recommend this very fine unit; it’s priced definitely cheaper and handier than several rentals with the Rug Doctor.

BISSELL ProHeat 2X Select Review

If you’re a slave to the weak, wimpy spray-on carpet cleaning foam and the constant sweeping of your vacuum back and forth to remove the worst carpet stains, you owe it to yourself to investigate the ProHeat 2X Select, the original and acme model of the BISSELL revolutionary hot-water carpet cleaners. Powerful, continuous suction and hot cleaning solution infused with tap water create astonishing results in visibly clean “like-new” carpeting, all over your home.

BISSELL ProHeat 2x Select The dual tank holds the clean water going out separate the from dirty water going in making it incredibly easy to fill and empty. The ultra-smooth wheels promise a sustained, easy carpet cleaning ride while ten rows of brushes, each powerfully ready to clean, creates “like-new” carpeting in a single sweep. The built-in heater will take tap water over 25 degrees hotter than other models and can easily be switched to cold water for wool carpets and Oriental rugs. Inside this model, two power brushes (called Dirt Lifters) lift out deep grime and dirt while gently massaging and grooming the carpet. The floating suspension system will quickly adjust to any height of carpet or flooring. This unit operates with a Detent function pedal, which automatically starts and stops the cleaning process at the touch of your toe.

Customer Feedback

Negative reviews

The BISSELL has receives an excellent 3.7 out of 5 star rating from Amazon. This means that although the vacuum is loved by many, there are still a few unhappy customers, so we’ll start with them first. The major concern, which is a recurring one, is that the heating unit will sometimes clog making it a bit harder to flush out and clean (some complain there are too much wiring inside). Once the heater clogs (and this is the major problem virtually in all the negative reviews), life for the vacuum seems to stop, as nothing else will operate. However, BISSELL is actually very good with regards to replacing the heater under its extended warranty if such an event should occur. Having said all this, it’s still considered the Achilles’ heel of this unit, so to speak. Although the heater clogging issue is quite uncommon and only happens to a select few, if you’re especially worried about this, it might be a better option for you to check out one of the other fine models in the 2X series.

Positive reviews

The positive reviews for this model are much more overbearing and abundant. A quick sampling reveals some very happy and quite satisfied customers to say the least. For many, this unit assembles very quickly and in most cases never overheats or clogs. For many of these happy customers, they are quick to commend this cleaner for its durability and long life.

Cleaning New CarpetOne reviewer actually took the time to explain how a customer can obviate all the negatives (water on the carpet, dust balls left behind) by adjusting for and re-sweeping the area. His machine runs like a dream, he says, as long as the buyer practices some patience and common sense in emptying the tank frequently. Most reviewers were thrilled with the overall results. Some discovered whole new colors and bright sheens to carpeting which has endured generations of dust and grime; even faded Oriental rugs (whose fading turned out to be dirt) brightened up considerably with the application of the cold water cleaning. Many customers also reported an improvement in their allergic reactions due to the removal of pollen and dust spores.


It seems clear that the ProHeat 2X Select is a major winner for the majority. It’s a great saving over more complex and difficult steam cleaning systems.

BISSELL ProHeat 2X Pet Review

BISSELL is probably the greatest innovator in deep cleaning carpet units, especially with their incredible Pro heat series. This BISSELL Pet deep cleaner features the remarkable pressurized cleaning system that uses cleaning solution and super-heated water to blast out the toughest deep down dirt and stains, especially those from your canine and feline friends.

BISSELL ProHeat 2x PetThe patented Surround Suction system, which features a technology that literally controls and removes odors (not just masking them), allows for the most powerful kind of pet cleanup you’ll ever run across. Its doubled brushes (ten of them in all), all rotating at powerful speeds, pull out the dirt from deep down, flush it away with hot water and leave the carpet matting brushed, fluffed and gently massaged, all for maximum clean and maximum ease. The dual tank, which separates the dirty water entering from the clean water exiting, is easy to fill, easy to empty and incredibly easy to clean; in addition, there’s every possible brush you’d ever need for crevices, corners, cubbyholes, triangle patches and all the odd places where dirt likes to hide. And on high traffic areas, it’s amazing; you’ll discover like new carpeting and vibrant colors you never knew you had.

Customer Feedback for BISSELL ProHeat

Negative reviews

The BISSELL Pet Deep Cleaning system has a fine rating, 3.7 stars out of 5 on Amazon, but that has to mean that some people weren’t happy with the purchase. And the complaint is the same one echoed for most BISSELL Deep cleaning uprights, that the machine will not function well (for some, at least) after multiple uses. The reason appears to be, in most cases, that the heating unit clogs (it’s not easily flushed out) and must be replaced. BISSELL is usually happy to do that for customers, but many feel it’s too much trouble for the price, especially shipping the unit back and forth. In addition, it does leave wet spots and traces of fiber, although these dry quickly and are easily removed with a second sweep. Still, many customers who are in the negatives consider the BISSELL a mediocre second to other models.

Positive reviews

ProHeat Deep CleaningHowever, many of the positive reviewers consider this unit second to none, particularly in its astonishing ability to restore dirty, grimy or supposedly faded carpet to new color and luster; many customers thought that their carpeting had faded, and were happy to discover that the effect was dust, not exposure. Their carpets are literally new again. In open defiance of the negatives, many positive reviewers report heavy use and long life from their BISSELL, with no clogging or other complaints manifesting themselves; because of this, most positive customers review it in superlatives such as great, wonderful, miraculous and fabulous. One remarked that cleaning the unit is a bit disgusting, but she tempered that with the idea that the dirt and grime were in the machine and no longer on her floor.


And since the BISSELL Pet does what it is supposed to and far more, we can’t help but recommend it to the pet enthusiast, and possessor of dirty carpets, who wants to find out how “new-looking” those rugs can be again. Overall, this cleaner is a very good bang for your buck.

BISSELL ProHeat 2X Healthy Home Review

If you’re reading this, then we should be the one to tell you that this is definitely one of BISSELL’s best and most-recommended deep cleaning upright unit. The BISSELL Healthy Home Deep Cleaner uses the innovative BISSELL hot-water cleaning method of combining heated tap water with carpet cleaner formula and forcing it through a powerful set of a dozen rotating brushes, thus removing ground-in dirt and grime, flushing it away while fluffing and grooming carpeting fibers.

Dual DirtLifter PowerBrushesThe heater takes tap water 25 degrees up the heating scale for the maximum effective clean (and if you’ve got Oriental rugs or wool carpeting, don’t worry – there’s also a cool water function).

It sprays that water (combined with the cleaning solution) onto high traffic and pet-stained areas of your floor and powers the grime out with a single pass, while massaging the carpet into fully cleaned, like new fiber matting. The ultra smooth suspension system adjusts to any carpet or flooring height, and the patented Dry Aire system blasts hot air across carpeting to facilitate a quick drying sensation.

Microban microbial protection comes automatically with this, and many customers report a huge decrease in their allergic reactions to dust and pollen as the Healthy Home unit cleans their flooring. In addition, numerous attachments easily clean every possible surface, no matter how out of the way, and these are easily attached and removed. It’s not a surprise that this unit received a 4.2 out of 5 star on Amazon.

Customer Feedback

Negative Reviews

There are only a few negatives, and most of them deal with units that break down and need the heating pump repaired.  This was a common complaint in earlier BISSELL models, but the company created numerous innovations in this advanced and innovative unit, thus the problem is far less frequent. There are a few bugs still, which means there are still a few unsatisfied customers, but the minority opinion of this breakdowns is dwindling.

Positive Reviews

These are numerous, and fairly spectacular in their praise for the unit. They enjoyed the new features (exclusive to this BISSELL) of the spinning icon at the base of the machine, which indicates whether or not the job is going well or needs to stop to refill. The four settings were praised as well, since customers loved the ability to switch immediately from normal cleaning settings to those for heavy traffic areas.

ProHeat 2x Healthy HomeAlthough the unit is bulky, most didn’t find it hard to maneuver, and assembly was easy for almost all customers. The unit surpassed most expectations in results, and a universal theme that is common to all BISSELL models surfaced again and again, that the customer is rediscovering what his/her carpeting really looks like. A number of faded rugs (even Oriental ones) brighten to new life when it turns out that it was dust and not exposure that was the problem. For the rest, it’s all superlatives such as Wow, awesome, amazing, remarkable, astonishing being applied to this excellent unit, and the clean carpeting results were called “literal lifesavers” by a number of satisfied users.


If you’re searching for the best BISSELL deep cleaner then you should be happy to know that you’re looking in the right direction . Many of the customers who have bought this model indicate that it really is one of the best and we have no problem enthusiastically recommending this ProHeat 2X unit based on their positive reviews and experiences.

BISSELL ProHeat 2X CleanShot Review

Most vacuums advertise themselves as hot stuff, but the ProHeat 2x CleanShot proves it. It uses power, heat, cleaning formula and a variety of brushes and attachments to deep-clean the grimiest carpet in the most dense traffic areas you’ve got. The heater for the BISSELL heats water 25 degrees hotter than most models, for maximum results. This cleaner also has a no-heat switch for more delicate carpeting and rugs.

BISSELL ProHeat 2x CleanShotBy utilizing two DirtLifter Powerbrushes to roll out a bristle pattern on your carpet, it safely and easily lifts out grime while gently massaging and grooming your carpeting for a refreshed and completely clean look. Then the unit’s dryer, the not-so-humble Dry Aire function, blasts hot air across the carpeting to dry it as the brushes fluff it up.

Quite a system and one that is revolutionizing carpet cleaning as we know it. The BISSELL’s floating suspension adjusts automatically to any carpet height and the dual tank keeps the dirty water separate from the clean water; it all produces a spectacular clean that’s easily seen, even deep down.

With every attachment tool imaginable, for every nook and cranny, the BISSELL CleanShot is ideal for every carpet that needs heavy cleaning. You can read more about these features in the user’s guide.

Customer Feedback

The Negative Reviews

This BISSELL model achieved an enviable 3.9 out of 5 star rating, so you can imagine it hasn’t gotten many bad reviews; however, one consistent theme that comes out of the negatives is that the CleanShot, if improperly used or if operated too quickly, will leave residue in the form of trails of hair; another fairly steady complaint is that the plastic parts (particularly the attachments) tend to break much too easily. However, the most regular problem with this deep cleaner is, after a long period of inactivity, may break down suddenly; several customers have had it at the repair shop more than at home. This is a minority view, but it infuses anger into several reviews from bitter customers.

The Positive Reviews

It’s a lot sweeter over on the positive side, where the customers are many, and reviews are awesome. Most consider the BISSELL CleanShot to be super easy to assemble, and unlike the negative reviewers, commend it for lengthy use and durability. They enjoy the ease of the water tank, both filling and emptying, and the separate tank for the cleaning solution solves a number of problems for owners of models without that feature.

Clean Shot Heavy Duty Spot Cleaning

Clean Shot Heavy Duty Spot CleaningThe one feature most commented on is the Clean Shot, which is a blast of pure cleaning solution delivered on a single tough spot, and most customers note that it’s highly effective and gives a long lasting clean. As if in defiance of the negative reviewers, many commend the durable plastic attachments as being much sturdier than earlier ones. One customer even mentioned that when it comes to carpet cleaning with the CleanShot, she has it so much easier than her grandmother.


With all votes in, the 2X CleanShot is definitely a winner. It’s a bargain as well for anyone wanting to heat up their cleaning experience and get visibly clean carpeting.

BISSELL Basic ProHeat 2X Review

The BISSELL 9200 Basic upright carpet cleaner is rated 3.1 out of 5 stars on Amazon; it’s therefore given a qualified recommendation, although it barely squeaks by our criteria for a recommendation. Having said that, it’s still a decent prototype of the BISSELL Pro-Heat series, and it stands as the basic model that launched more successful units employing the hot-water carpet cleaning treatment system.

BISSELL ProHeat 2X Upright Deep Carpet CleanerThe BISSELL Pro-Heat system using hot carpet cleaning formula mixed with heated tap water and coupled with a powerful suction mechanism to quickly remove carpet stains in only one pass. There are ten rows of brushes, all powerfully rotating, that break up the ground-in grime and force it to the surface, flush it away with the hot water cleaning system and massage the carpet.

The unit can even go against walls and perform its cleaning functions with no scratching, due to its edge sweeping brushes. The patented heating system raises the temperature of hot tap water some 25 degrees, and this optimizes the efficacy and speed of the unit.

The powerful Dirt Lifter rollers power out the dirt and at the same time groom carpet and fluff the fibers. It’s especially effective in high traffic areas, and with pet stains; it also features a cold water application for safe cleaning of Oriental carpeting and wool rugs.

Customer Feedback

Negative Reviews

Since the unit is barely acceptable at 3.1 stars, a number of complaints have to be acknowledged. Among these are the numerous unhappy customers whose unit stopped working, either with the sprayer or the entire heating system. This is most commonly caused by the clogging of the pump, which can occur regularly; the unit is difficult to disassemble, and usually needs to be sent to a BISSELL service store. Totalvac, which is a consumer website for vacuum cleaners, has reported that when the pump fails, it stop the solenoid as well. This complaint is almost universal throughout most of the reviews (some 51 negatives in the one and two star range), and many indicate that they spent more time servicing and repairing the unit than using it.

Positive reviews

Positives for this unit include several enthusiastic customers, but even these have a note of qualification: many noted the issues the machine has even if it does not stop operating, such as the need to frequently clean all the parts, as well as the possibility of leakage if the unit is stored while still full of cleaning compound (even though this is BISSELL’s recommendation).

Carpet Cleaning

That said, many are happy with the unit, and enjoy re-discovering their carpeting for the first time, so to speak, as the powerful cleaning instrument reveals new color and mat to the previously grimy flooring. One customer was thrilled to discover that his brown carpeting border was actually a light tan! Many, also, note that the BISSELL basic is a true work horse, and these are about even with the reviews that say it isn’t.


The jury couldn’t arrive at a verdict, so we recommend the BISSELL basic with qualifications noted above. We also recommend that you check out some of the other BISSELL ProHeat 2x series vacuums before making your final purchasing decision.

10 Wonderful Benefits of Having a Clean Floor

A clean floor is always pleasing to the eyes and it can bring a lot of aesthetic benefits and health benefits too. There are actually two means to clean your floor – do it yourself or hire someone. Either method is good just make sure to use eco-friendly cleaning agents in order to make everything perfect.

Aesthetic Benefits

1. A clean floor can make the house look fresh and fragrant even though it has been built some years ago. It can make anyone inside the house feel relaxed and cozy as compared to dirty floor which can actually make you feel irritable.

2. A spotless floor can make your house more gorgeous and pleasing to the eyes. No one really needs too much accessories or decorations in their home as long as the floor is kept clean all the time. Make your floor always shine and let it grab your guest’s undivided attention.

Clean Tile Floor3. A sparkling floor can easily create an appearance of space. It can make the room look spacious and wide. No one wants to be in a room that seems to squeeze the air out of your lungs; it is always nice to be in a room with seemingly lots of space to move around although in reality it was only created by the illusion provided by the floor’s illumination.

4. A floor that is clean can make the carpet last longer. It is futile if you will only keep your carpet clean while neglecting to clean underneath it. In order to make sure that your carpet will live longer than it should, then you must exert some effort to clean the floor too.

5. Hardwood flooring and the likes will definitely provide lasting beauty to your home if you keep it tidy and well maintained. Doing so can prolong the lifespan of your flooring and will not be costly on your part. Keeping your hardwood maintained can be as simple as owning a good hardwood floor vacuum. Know that the value of your house is also dependent on the condition of your flooring material and if you are thinking of selling your house in the future then you might as well give proper attention to your floor in order to obtain higher value for your property.

6. Floors with stain are considered dirty and can always create distraction while you work. Make sure that it’s easy on the eyes by removing the unsightly stain. It might not actually be dirty but the presence of stain can make it appear like it is and the best thing to do is remove the stain.

Health Benefits

1. Clean floor can improve your general well being. It is always nice to start your day right and to make certain that you will always have such great beginning; you must see to it that it is always clean.

2. Bacteria and most allergens thrive in dirty and dusty environment and the most common candidate is your floor. Create a very healthy atmosphere for you and your loved ones by cleaning your floor and avoid dust and dirt to accumulate that can pave way to harmful elements to dwell and cause illnesses and unfavorable health conditions to your entire household. If you have pet’s at home, it’s highly recommended that you pick up an appropriate pet vacuum.

3. Dirty floor can cause accidents that can lead to injury of unknown degree. To avoid such unfortunate event to occur, make sure that your floors are clean. Prevention is always better than paying large amounts of money for the incurred hospital bill.

4. Got little time to spare for exercise? Your clean floor is always ready for your yoga session or any workout whenever you have free time at home. Cleaning just when you are about to get ready for your yoga might actually make you lose interest in doing your workout. To avoid such thing, make sure that it’s always clean.

Kinds of Cleaning Agent to Choose

Cleaning AgentsA clean floor is indeed a good thing to have but you must also make sure that your cleaning agent is not made of harsh chemicals that can leave their toxins waiting to be inhaled or find their way inside your body and make it weak. These dangerous chemical based cleaning agents can also harm the environment – while you are cleaning, you are also contributing to Mother Nature’s destruction. To avoid such scenario from ever happening, you should choose eco-friendly cleaning agents and insist on such cleaning material even if you are hiring a cleaner to do it for you.

Check the labels and see if the bottle contains all natural ingredients. Most names in the list of ingredients that tell you they are chemicals are usually not good. You can also try vinegar and water solution using 1:1 ratio. You set the needed amount in accordance with the area that you need to clean as long as you follow the ratio. Test a hidden part of the area first to know if the solution will not damage the surface (although this solution is an all-purpose agent). The smell of the vinegar will eventually disappear. Clean flooring has a lot of health and aesthetic benefits to give so make sure to keep it clean using only the cleaning agents without harmful chemicals. At Home Floor Cleaner, we strongly believe that a good vacuum cleaner is one of the best cost-efficient investments you can make for your home.

5 Reasons to Invest in Store-Bought Carpet Cleaners

1. Affordability

Piggy BankThe average commercial machine costs thousands of dollars. The newest models of home carpet cleaners cost significantly less, and can pay for themselves by replacing one professional cleaning. The prices generally fall in the range of $99- $399, with a wide variety of models available at the lower end of the range. Even at the higher end, the savings will start adding up as you no longer have to pay for professional cleaning. Over the course of a year or two, these savings will be quite significant.

2. Ease of Use

Today’s carpet cleaning machines are as easy to use as a regular vacuum. They feature large tanks and efficient brush agitation so you won’t have to refill the tank as often and your carpet will look good as new after a thorough cleaning. You simply add water and carpet cleaning solution to the tank and you’re ready to roll. There will usually be a drain hose so unused water can easily be emptied as well.

3. Significantly Extended Carpet Life

Owning a carpet cleaner will allow you to clean more often, which means long term damage and tough to remove stains will be greatly minimized. Getting a couple more years out of your carpet can save you thousands over a lifetime. An added bonus is that you can pull out the cleaner as often as you like, even if you just have one little stain to clean. This isn’t practical or cost efficient with rental cleaners or professionals services.

4. A Healthier Home Environment

Healthy HomeAccording to the Environmental Protection Agency, the quality of indoor air improves significantly after a good cleaning session. Dust, allergens, dander, and dust mites are all removed, making each breath you take in your home fresher and cleaner. This is a particularly important consideration for those who suffer from seasonal allergies, as dirty carpets are full of these allergens. A good deep carpet cleaner can work wonders for your home.

5. Convenience

Once you own a carpet cleaner, you’re free to clean your carpets whenever you like without having to run out and rent a cleaner or call for a service appointment. You won’t have to let strangers in your house and worry about the results you’ll be getting from outside services. Stains can be treated the minute they occur, making successful cleaning many time more likely, as the stain will not have time to set and dry. This is reason enough to invest in your own carper cleaner. You can also clean your carpets at 3:00am if you wish. Simply fill the tank, add the carpet cleaning detergent, and you’re ready for business.


It’s pretty clear that investing in a carpet cleaner is a smart decision. If you have kids or pets (or both) tracking in dirt, spilling drinks and making a mess of your carpets on a daily basis, carpet cleaning machines really are the most practical solution for keeping your carpets clean.

Are Hardwood Floors Harder to Vacuum Than Carpeted?

Home owners often find themselves having to choose between hardwood or carpet floors for their homes. When it comes to which is easier to vacuum, there are many factors involved including the visible dirt, types of vacuums, and concerns regarding pet hair. There are many advantages and disadvantages to having hardwood and carpeted floors but if your main concern is in regards to maintaining cleanliness, you’ll want to read some of these tips from Vacuum Companion.

Collecting Dust

It is well known that it is easier to see dust and dirt on hardwood floors, so it’s not uncommon to think that they collect more of it. In reality, it actually doesn’t collect as much dust and allergens. You may feel like if you choose to use hardwood that you will have to vacuum them more, but in reality you should be vacuuming your carpeted floors the same if not more.

Surface Clean

Hardwood and CarpetingWhen it comes to hardwood flooring, what you see is what you get. Vacuuming dust and dirt may be easier because when you can’t see the dust it probably isn’t there. Vacuuming carpet is important because dust and dirt can get stuck deep in the carpet and may not be visible when it’s there. Even after vacuuming, dust and bacteria can still cling in the fibers of carpet. “Surface clean” is not always clean when it comes to carpet, whereas that same dirt has no where to hide on a hardwood surface.

Vacuum Types

There are many vacuums that are designed specifically for hardwood and others designed specifically for carpet. Hardwood vacuums are typically more lightweight than carpet vacuums, which can make for easier vacuuming. This is especially true if you have really thick carpet because that can be strenuous and tiring to vacuum. Carpet vacuums also tend to be more expensive than vacuums designed for hardwood floors, especially if they are specifically for animal pet hair control.


Pet hair can be a real nuisance. Pet owners have lots to think about when it comes to whether or not they want hardwood or carpet floors, but in terms of vacuuming, hardwood might be the better choice. Being able to see pet hair can actually be an advantage to ensure that the hair is actually being picked up. Hardwood floors can be swept, mopped, and vacuumed to ensure that the hair is really gone where pet hair can be hard to see and get stuck deep in carpet. Roombas are popular with pet owners which works for all floors and helps control pet hair as well as other dust and dirt.

Both hardwood and carpeted floors should be vacuumed regularly to ensure cleanliness. Overall, hardwood is easier to vacuum than carpeting. Home owners should consider all options before choosing their floors, but if cleanliness is your major concern that I recommend you go with hardwood floors as they are typically easier to maintain.