SERIES: Choosing A Miele Vacuum Cleaner
Hard Surface Flooring
Miele vacuum cleaners are at the top of everyone’s wish list. They’re widely known for being the most reliable, most innovative, and highest quality vacuums on the market. But, like any big decision, customers struggle to choose the right unit from Miele’s exceptional line.
Our suggestion…start with your flooring. The needs of a home with dense carpeting are far different from those of a home with hard wood. Take an inventory of your home’s flooring, focusing especially on carpeting. All Miele canister units come with a hard-floor tool, however, there are a variety of carpet power-heads designed specifically to handle different carpeting. With this in mind, shop for a Miele that offers the power-head your home needs.
In today’s article, we’ll be focusing specifically on the needs and wants of a home with hard flooring.
Hard Surface Flooring Tools
What You Will Need: If you have hard surface flooring such as tile, wood, laminate, or concrete, you’ll need to select a Miele vacuum that includes one of the below floor tools (or purchase one separately.) We recommend the SBB300-3 Parquet Floor Brush or SBB400-3 XL Parquet Twister Floor Tool due to their 90° rotation and lightweight maneuverability.
What You Won’t Need: With hard flooring and low pile area rugs, you won’t necessarily need an electric power brush. The Miele vacuums featuring electric power brushes are designed to clean carpeting with more power. However, if you have some low pile area rugs, you may want to consider selecting a Miele including a non-electric combo tool or turbobrush. You also won’t require an upright vacuum from Miele’s S7 line. Uprights are heavier and tend to have less maneuverability as they are built for dense carpeting.
Suggestions For Hard-Surface Flooring – Good, Better, Best
Miele Compact C1 Turbo Team – Under $400
The Turbo Team features the SBBParquet-3 to easily maneuver around your home and glide over your hard flooring. And to refresh and fluff your area rugs, the included STB205-3 Turbobrush uses the air from your suction to vacuum away dirt deep within the fibers.
The S6 Onyx includes the better SBB300-3 Parquet Twister Floor Tool and the STB205-3 Turbo Powerbrush to clean hard flooring and area rugs. The Onyx also features Miele’s patented AirClean Sealed System™ construction making it a quality purchase for anyone with breathing difficulties such as asthma or allergies and those with pets.
The S8 line of Mieles offer elite features such as the side parking system (shown in photo,) onboard tool storage, and foot operated controls (in place of the rotary dials found on the Onyx and Capri.) The Calima includes the SBB300-3 Parquet Twister Floor Tool and the STB205-3 Turbo Powerbrush as well as the AirClean Sealed System, HEPA filter, and change bag indicator.
If you still need help deciding which model is right for your home or office, we can give you even more guidance on our Miele Comparison Charts. Or, better yet, call one of our experienced and knowledgeable Miele experts at 1-800-221-8227.