Some vacuums that tested well on hardwood floors include the Dyson DC40, Miele S5481 Earth Canister and Simplicity Freedom F3300, among others, according to Good Housekeeping. The Good Housekeeping website offers reviews based on their product tests for a large number of available vacuums.
Designed for multi-floor use, the Dyson DC40 model received four stars, states the Good Housekeeping website. The DC40 performed well with pet hair as well as everyday messes.
The Miele S5481 Earth Canister model received four stars because of its ability to clean bare floors.
The Simplicity Freedom F3300 received three-and-a-half stars for its performance, and it is lightweight and works well on both carpet and hardwood floors.