Hardwood floor

What is the best Shark vacuum for hardwood floors?

You have hardwood floors, and you know that Shark vacuums are the best choice to help you remove even the most stubborn dirt and dust from your floors. They simplify your job of protecting hardwood while removing dirt and dust.

But knowing which Shark vacuum is best for the job can be tricky. In this blog post, we'll take a look at some of the best models and discuss their features and benefits. By the end, you'll know which vacuum is right for you.


Strong suction

Shark vacuums feature a powerful motor that provides suction power without damaging delicate floors. The less wear and tear on your floors, the longer they will last – and the less work you will have to do to keep them looking their best.

On/off brushroll

This feature allows you to quickly and easily turn the brushroll on or off, depending on the surface you’re cleaning. When the brushroll is turned off, it’s safe to use on hard floors – and when it’s turned on, it’s great for carpets. This is useful if you have hardwood and carpet in your home.

Self-cleaning brush roll

This feature helps to prevent hair and debris from wrapping around the brush roll, which can cause it to become clogged. You wouldn't want to have a clogged brush roll because it will not only reduce the suction power of your vacuum – it can also damage your floors. So, having a self-cleaning brush roll helps to keep your vacuum running at peak performance, and it also helps to prolong the life of your floors.

Washable Filter

Having a washable filter means you don’t have to replace the filter as often, which can save you money in the long run. It also helps to keep your vacuum running at peak performance because a clean filter ensures optimal airflow.

Swivel steering

Shark's swivel steering is a unique feature that allows the vacuum to maneuver around furniture and other objects easily. The vacuum's small footprint also helps it to maneuver in tight spaces, making it ideal for cleaning under beds and other hard-to-reach areas. Overall, Shark's swivel steering makes it easy to maneuver around obstacles, making it an excellent choice for those who want a convenient, hassle-free way to clean their home.

Large dirt cups

Most vacuum cleaners have a dirt cup that needs to be emptied after every use, but Shark vacuums come with a large-capacity dirt cup that can hold more debris. This means you can clean for longer without having to stop and empty the cup, which is ideal if you have a large home or plenty of pets. The dirt cup is also transparent, so you can easily see when it needs to be emptied, and it has a special lid that traps dust and dirt inside until you're ready to dispose of it.

Types of Shark Vacuum Cleaners

The first thing to consider is the type of vacuum you need. A stick vacuum might be all you need if you have a small home with mostly bare floors. But if you have a large home with multiple types of flooring, a more powerful upright vacuum might be a better option.

Here's a quick overview of the different types of Shark vacuums available:

Stick vacuums: These are lightweight and easy to maneuver, making them ideal for floor cleaning in tiny homes. They're not as powerful as other vacuums, so they might not be ideal if you have pets or live in a high-traffic area.

Upright vacuums: Upright vacuums are more powerful than stick vacuums and can tackle multiple types of flooring. They're great for larger homes or homes with pets, but they can be heavier and harder to maneuver than stick vacuums.

Canister vacuums: These are similar to upright vacuums in power and performance but tend to be lighter and easier to maneuver. They're also great for homes with multiple types of flooring.

Once you've decided on the type of vacuum you need, it's time to choose between corded and cordless models. Both have their pros and cons:

Corded vacuum: Cordless vacuums are more powerful than cordless vacuums and can run for as long as needed. However, they're tethered to an outlet, so they might not be ideal if you have a large home or lots of stairs.

Cordless vacuum: These are lightweight and easy to maneuver, making them ideal for tiny homes or homes with lots of stairs. However, they tend to be less powerful than corded vacuums, and their battery life is limited.


Shark Vertex Pro Powered Lift-Away Vacuum

The Vertex Pro is the best of both worlds – the power of an upright vacuum with the convenience of a cordless design. Powered by a rechargeable battery, it runs for up to an hour on a single charge, making it perfect for quick cleanups or larger jobs. The DuoClean PowerFins captures dirt, debris, and hair on all types of flooring.

Shark Apex DuoClean Lift-Away Upright Vacuum

The Apex is a powerful upright vacuum that features Shark's innovative DuoClean technology. Its dual brushrolls effectively clean carpets and hard floors in one pass. The detachable canister lets you clean hard-to-reach areas, and the self-cleaning brushroll helps to prevent hair and debris from wrapping around the

Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe Upright Vacuum

The Navigator is a versatile upright vacuum that can be used on all types of floors. It features Shark's Lift-Away technology, which allows you to detach the canister for cleaning in hard-to-reach areas. The self-cleaning brushroll helps to prevent hair and debris from wrapping around the brushroll.

Shark Rocket Pet Plus Corded Stick Vacuum

If you have pets, you know that keeping your home clean and fur-free can be a challenge. The Shark Rocket Pet Plus Corded Stick Vacuum is designed to make dealing with pet hair a breeze. The powerful lights on the vacuum and nozzle make it easy to spot hidden debris and fur, so you can be sure to get every last bit. The handheld vacuum has specialized tools that capture embedded pet hair on all surfaces, making it easy to keep your home clean and tidy.

Shark Rotator Professional Lift-Away Upright Vacuum

This versatile vacuum is perfect for any home, with its swivel steering and lightweight design making it easy to maneuver on all types of flooring. The powerful suction will clean even the most stubborn dirt, while the brush roll can be toggled off when you don’t need it, making it perfect for hard flooring.


There's no one-size-fits-all answer to choosing the best Shark vacuum for your home. The best vacuum for your home will depend on factors like the size of your home, the type of flooring you have, and your specific needs and preferences.

However, we hope this blog post has given you some food for thought and helped you narrow down your options to find the perfect vacuum for your hardwood floors.

Happy shopping!