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What is the best vacuum to use on hardwood floors?

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The best vacuum to use on hardwood floors is a model that cleans the floor easily but does not harm the floor. Models with beater brushes should be avoided since they tend to scratch the surface of the hardwood floor.

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What is the best vacuum to use on hardwood floors?
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Any model chosen should have sufficient suction power and padding to prevent unintentional scratches. Vacuums with a mop function can reduce the number of tools needed to care for hardwood flooring though care must be taken to dry the floor after using the mop feature. Canister vacuums are typically lighter than upright models and easier to maneuver, reducing the chance of accidental scuffing.

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