If you have tile floors in your house, odds are you already know how difficult it is to keep them clean. Often, tiles hold on to dust and dirt dulling their appearance. Though sweeping is a quick and easy way to get rid of particles, it leaves fine particles behind, while wet mopping leaves streaks. Therefore, the only solution is vacuuming.
Nonetheless, vacuuming tile floors is no walk in the park, and you will need a machine with strong suction and attachments such as a motorized or specialized brush. Be careful with the bristles as they might damage your tiles.
To save you the trouble though, I have created a list with the 15 best vacuums for tile floors.
What’s the Vacuum’s Purpose?
You might think that any vacuum designed to clean hard floors will do well on carpets, but this is not the case. Some features will work well on other floors but not necessarily tiles, given the various varieties in the market.
Take, for example, unglazed and glazed tiles. While unglazed tiles can withstand the cleaning action of a motorized brush, glazed tiles cannot. The latter has a sensitive coating that scratches easily.
Moreover, the aggressive cleaning from the rotating brush scatters large debris, making it harder to pick-up.
Furthermore, there are instances where you need a unit that does more than getting rid of dirt and allergens. If you have kids, it is best you get an appliance with a steaming or mopping function to sanitize the floor.
Finding a Vacuum Cleaner Shop Near You
Before we get into the meat of this piece, I took the liberty of inserting a map to help you find a vacuum cleaner shop near you. You can scroll down to go to the map, but there are other ways to go about it.
The search queries below will also give you the same results:
- Vacuum cleaner shops near me
- Vacuum cleaner shops in my location
- Vacuum cleaner shops in “insert location here.”
Here is a table for a quick overview of the products and after that an in-depth review of each appliance.
Best Vacuums for Tile Floors Comparison Table 2019
To save you the trouble of having to read this awfully long review, here is a comparison table for a quick feel. I am confident this will help narrow down your search though the reviews do these devices more justice.
|Name||Power||Cord Length/ Runtime||Weight in pounds||Dimensions||Bagged/ Bagless||Warranty||Type|
|Miele Compact C1 Canister Vacuum - Editor’s Choice||Corded||18ft||12||16.9L X 9.8W X 9.1H||Bagged||7-yr Limited||Canister|
|Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2 - Best Upright tile vacuum cleaner||Corded||31ft||15.6||15.59L X 13.39W X 41.93H||Bagless||5-yr Limited||Upright|
|Dyson V10 Absolute - Best cordless stick vacuum for tile floors||Cordless||60-minutes||5.9||9.84L X 10.08W X 49.7H||Bagless||2-yr Limited||Stick|
|Shark Apex Upright Vacuum with DuoClean - Best tile floor vacuum for pet hair||Corded||30ft||16.3||11.2L X 12.2W X 46H||Bagless||5-yr Limited||Upright|
|Miele Complete C3 Canister Vacuum - Best for quality air||Corded||22ft||19.4||15L X 17W X 23.2H||Bagged||7-yr Limited||Canister|
|Hoover Linx SH20030 Corded Stick Vacuum - Best corded stick vacuums for tile floors||Corded||20ft||8||10.63L X 8WX 26H||Bagless||2-yr Limited||Stick|
|Eureka Mighty Mite 3670G Canister Vacuum - Most Affordable Canister Vacuum||Corded||20ft||8.2||19L X 11W X 15H||Bagged||1-yr limited||Canister|
|Miele Compact C2 Canister Vacuum - Best Value for Money||Corded||20ft||13.5||19L X 10W X 8.5H||Bagged||1-yr (7 yrs for motor and casing)||Canister|
|Bissell Powerfresh Tile Cleaner 1940 - Best cleaner for sanitizing tile floors||Corded||23ft||6||11.6L X 7.1W X 28.6H||Bagless||1-yr||Mop|
|Bissell PowerEdge 81L2A Stick Vacuum - Editor’s Pick||Corded||20ft||7.5||10.6L X 11.3W X 43.3H||Bagless||1-yr||Stick|
|Shark Rocket DeluxePro Ultra-Light Corded HV382 Stick Vacuum - Editor’s choice||Corded||30ft||9.9||10.2L X 9.8W X 46.4H||Bagless||5-yr Limited||Stick|
|Bissell Zing 4122 Canister Vacuum - Editor’s Pick||Corded||17-ft||8||18L X 11W X 11.5H||Bagged||1-yr Limited||Canister|
|Eureka NEU182A Powerspeed Bagless - Most affordable upright vacuum for tile floors||Corded||25-ft||10||13.4L X 14W X 44.5H||Bagless||2-yr Limited||Upright|
|Hoover UH71250 Wind Tunnel 2 Bagless Corded Upright Vacuum - Tile vacuum cleaner with the longest reach||Corded||25-ft||16.1||13L X 13.5W X 44.5H||Bagless||2-yr Limited||Upright|
|Bissell Crosswave Pet Pro - Best combination tile vacuum||Corded||25-ft||11.o2||10.5L X 12W X 46H||Bagless||2-yr Limited||Upright|
Best Vacuums for Tile Floors: Reviews Of 2019 (Recommended)
This is the heart of this piece and it is where I provide an in-depth review all the top vacuums for Tile Floors for 2019. You will learn about the performance, the ease of use, and get to know the pros and cons of the various appliances. Enjoy.
1. Miele Compact C1 Canister Vacuum
Compared to other devices on this list, the Miele Compact C1 is probably pricey, but it happens to offer incredible value. Its performance on tile floors is terrific and it pics all the debris in a single pass. It does not struggle with larger debris, and it makes quick work of fine dirt.
One feature that caught my eye on the Miele C1 was the mode. The unit has six modes allowing you to clean more than just tiles. You can vary the speed to clean carpets and other hardwood floors.
The appliance also happens to be easy to use. It has a total reach of about 29.5-feet. The cord is only 18-ft, but the telescoping wand increases the reach by about 5-ft. The vacuum is lightweight and thus carrying it up a flight of stairs will be a walk in the park. Moreover, it has some wheel to roll on. Finally, it swivels 360-degrees allowing you to get around obstacles.
- It is quiet
- The wand is stainless steel and thus will not last
- It has a large dustbin capacity at 3.5-liters
- It is easy to use
- The Miele Compact bag can be difficult to empty
- It is pricey
2. Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2
(Best Upright tile vacuum cleaner)
Following on our list of the best vacuums for tiles is the Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2. The unit happens to be one of the few remaining Dyson uprights, but quite sturdy. What makes it suitable for hard floors is the strong suction at 250 air watts.
Nonetheless, other features make this unit stand out. And one had to be the big ball. Dyson’s ball technology increases the maneuverability and lowers the CoG seeing as most of the heavy components are stored in the ball.
Another fascinating feature of the Dyson Ball Multi-Floor 2 has to be that it is lighter than other comparable vacuums. It is also easy to maintain with a lifetime washable filter. It includes a few accessories, but the crevice tool has to be its best.
The crevice tool is a combination tool and has a dusting brush, but it also happens to be longer than that of competitors.
- It is almost unmatched for raw power and thus will make quick work of tiles
- It has a long hose for easy above floor cleaning
- It is light compared against other vacuums in this class
- It has a long reach of 40-ft
- Using the hoses in tight spots and stairs is a challenge
3. Dyson V10 Absolute
(Best cordless stick vacuum for tile floors)
Next on our list of best vacuums for tile floors is the Dyson V10 Absolute. This is the best upright vacuum thanks to the power, and it makes quick work of dirt on tile floors. It happens to have powerful suction at 151 air watts, which is 51% more than the V7 and 31% more than the V10.
Moreover, this device has a soft roller on the cleaning head for picking up fine particles. Something else that caught my eye was the accessories included in the package. The accessories included a mini-motorized brush, a dusting brush, and a crevice tool increase the versatility of the unit.
Finally, you will appreciate that the Dyson V10 Absolute happens to include HEPA filtration and is completely sealed. Therefore, the air in your home will always be clean.
- The Dyson V10 Absolute is mighty, and cleaning will be a breeze
- It has a more significant bin compared to the V10 motorhead, and the V7
- It has a long runtime at 60-minutes
- It is lightweight and thus easy to use
- It is pricey and can be awkward to hold for above floor cleaning
4. Shark Apex Upright Vacuum with DuoClean
(Best tile floor vacuum for pet hair)
Next on our list of the best vacuums for tile floors is the Shark’s flagship vacuum, the Shark Apex which happens to be ideal for people with pets (more on that shortly). What makes the Shark Apex ideal for hard floors though is the DuoClean head.
The DuoClean head is a combination of the standard brushroll and a soft cleaner at the front. The soft, cleaner head makes it easy to pick up stuck on dirt and large debris as it rolls over easily.
Furthermore, it picks up all the trash in one pass. You can also adjust the speed of the brushes while simultaneously increasing the suction, which is again excellent when working on hard floors.
Finally, there is the Zero-M technology which ensures pet hair is not entangled on the brushroll.
- It makes quick work of pet hair
- It is quiet and great for areas where silence is paramount
- Includes several attachments increasing the versatility
- It is a lift-away unit, and you can use it as a canister
- The handle doubles as a wand for above floor cleaning
- It is bulky, and very few attachments can be stored on the unit
5. Miele Complete C3 Canister Vacuum
(Best for quality air)
If you are okay spending a fortune on a canister vacuum, then get the Miele Complete C3. Even Dyson vacuums are affordable when compared to this appliance. What makes this unit ideal for tile floors is the strong suction. The Miele C3 has 25% more suction than standard vacuums, and thus picking dirt will be a walk in the park.
Another terrific feature of this device is that it is quiet. It happens to be quieter than the rest, and thus you can use it in areas where silence is paramount. It has a 36-ft cleaning radius, and therefore you don’t have to worry about changing outlets. Moreover, it has a one-touch cord retractor. It also happens to be easy to store.
Finally, it has HEPA filtration and thick as a diaper dustbags, ensuring that few allergens are released into the air.
- It is robust and will make quick work of most tasks
- The parquet twister rotates 180-degrees allowing you to clean around obstacles
- It is easy to store
- You can store the accessories on board, reducing the likelihood of losing them
- It is pricey
6. Hoover Linx SH20030 Corded Stick Vacuum
(Best corded stick vacuums for tile floors)
If you are on the hunt for an affordable vacuum, and you can content with limited accessories, I recommend you get the Hoover Linx SH20030. Before I get into the other features, this appliance is ideal for tile floors thanks to the powerful suction. The multi-cyclonic tech makes quick work of dirt on your floor.
First, this is a corded unit, and thus, it is lightweight compared to other stick vacuums, and you can carry it effortlessly. However, it has a limiting 20-ft cord.
Another exciting feature about the Hoover SH20030 is that it has non-marring wheels which will protect your tile floors. The swivel steering allows you to maneuver while the extreme recline handle and the low profile base enable you to get under obstacles such as furniture. Finally, it has a wide mouth for large debris.
- Unlike our previous pick, the Hoover Linx SH20030 is affordable
- It is easy to store and carry around
- It has a rinsable filter reducing the cost of consumables
- It does not have HEPA filtration, thus not ideal for people with allergies
- It lacks versatility as it does not include attachments
7. Eureka Mighty Mite 3670G Canister Vacuum
(Most Affordable Canister Vacuum)
Canister vacuums have an advantage over other units in that they are easy to maneuver. However, most are costly, unlike sticks. Well, that is until you get the Eureka 3670g. It will only set you back a fraction of what our top picks cost, and it is an appliance I recommend especially for people on a budget.
Two specific features make this tool ideal for hard floors. First, there is the slip ring that allows you to adjust the suction and the fabric attachments that ensure you don’t damage your tiles.
Furthermore, you can retract the bristles to protect your hard floors.
You will also appreciate that you can store some of the attachments on the unit, reducing the likelihood of losing them.
- The 3670G is lightweight, and thus, you can work with it for long hours
- The cleaning head is long for above floor cleaning
- It has easy to use controls
- It is affordable
- The attachment simply slides into the base nozzle and thus are not securely attached
- It is not as powerful as other units on this list
8. Miele Compact C2 Canister Vacuum
(Best value for money)
Miele canister vacuums passed all cleaning tests with flying colors, and thus we had to include all models. The C2 is the earlier model, but it happens to be quite pricey. However, before I get into that, let me first discuss why it is best for tile floors.
First, the unit has 20% more suction than your standard vacuums, and suction is essential when cleaning tile floors. Moreover, you can retract the bristles in the combination tool so that you will not damage your tiles, mainly glazed tiles.
The unit is also terrific considering that it has a variable speed for cleaning various surfaces and an unmatched filtration. It is the only bagged vacuum where dust does not accumulate outside the bag. Finally, it is easy to maneuver as it will sit on stairs comfortably, and it has rubber castor wheels that will protect your tiles.
- It is light, and thus, you can work for hours without fatigue
- It rotates 360-degrees, increasing maneuverability
- It is well-built, and you can expect it to last
- It is quiet
- It has a self-retracting cord
- It is easy to store
- It is pricey
9. Bissell Powerfresh Tile Cleaner 1940
(Best cleaner for sanitizing tile floors)
As stated earlier, there are instances where you might want a unit that will not only pick dirt but will sanitize your tiles as well. The Bissell Powerfresh tile cleaner is the best unit for such tasks.
First, it is a corded unit with a 23-ft cord. Therefore you can clean a substantial area before you have to change outlets. Furthermore, it has three levels of steam which you can use depending on how tough the mess is. Moreover, it has an easy to use scrubber at the bottom that enables you to get rid of tough messes.
Other than sanitizing your floors, you will appreciate that it is environmentally friendly. It relies on steam, and thus, you need not worry about chemicals that will harm the environment.
- It is lightweight weight 6 pounds
- It has a large cleaning surface, and thus you will make quick work of large surfaces
- It can get into tight corners with ease
- It is easy to assemble
- It is affordable
- It is easy to refill
- The plastic surrounding the unit gets uncomfortably hot
- Support from Bissell in case of a breakdown is atrocious
10. Bissell PowerEdge 81L2A Stick Vacuum
Following on our list of the best vacuum for tiles is the Bissell 81L2A. This appliance is designed for hard floors, and it will perform exceptionally well on tile floors. It has rubber wheels, and you can be confident that it will not damage or leave marks on your floor. Moreover, it sucks dust and pet hair quickly.
Another fascinating feature of the unit is the V-shaped base. It allows you to get close to obstacles and pick dirt. One would think that the base design would be a problem when cleaning edges, but it happens to be quite versatile at that too.
The unit has a 20-ft cord, and that is enough for quick clean-ups in high traffic areas. Moreover, it has a transparent dust cup, and thus, you can see when you have to empty.
- It is a flexible vacuum, especially with the swivel steering
- It has a large dust cup compared to most stick vacuums
- It is ideal for people with pets
- It is lightweight
- The cord is not long enough, and you have to change outlets regularly
- The unit does not have a large bin capacity
- It is not equipped with HEPA filtration
11. Shark Rocket DeluxePro Ultra-Light Corded HV382 Stick Vacuum
The Shark HV382 is a corded stick vacuum with a 30-ft long cord. It is easy to maneuver and get around furniture. It happens to be a 2-in-1 vacuum, and though it is better for carpets, it also works well on bare floors.
The 2-in-1capability ensures you can clean both rugs and bare floors with ease. You can pick pet hair and even cheerios without trouble. Another fascinating feature is its low profile that enables you to get under furniture. Couple that with the design that allows Shark vacuums to recline completely and cleaning under beds and other obstacles will be a walk in the park.
Storing the unit is simple thanks to the wall mount, as is emptying the bin. It has enough accessories for above floor, floor, and even car and boat cleaning.
- It is robust and can pick pet hair off of any surface
- The flexibility is incredible when articulating on the floor
- The machine is easy to clean
- It is affordable
- It is easy to maintain as you don’t have to spend money on consumables
- The cord is inconvenient
12. Bissell Zing 4122 Canister Vacuum
If you are in the market for a vacuum to use for simple, cleanups on tile floors, then get the Bissell Zing 4122. It also happens to be a 2-in-1 vacuum and clean both carpets and hard floors.
However, I cannot recommend it for demanding tasks as it lacks power.
It is portable and will sit on the stairs. It is also ideal for above floor cleaning, and you can use it to clean drapes and ceilings. It also has attachments increasing the versatility.
Finally, it has a retractable cord, which is a nice feature. Moreover, the cable will stay extended until you tap the retract button.
- Easy to store thanks to the automatic cord rewind
- It is versatile and can clean above floor areas with ease
- It is affordable
- It lacks the power needed for tougher messes
13. Eureka NEU182A Powerspeed Bagless
(Most affordable upright vacuum for tile floors)
The first time I came across the Eureka NEU182A, I thought it would cost an arm. It looks like a premium vacuum, which it is, but it is quite affordable. Furthermore, I thought it is a bulky unit seeing as it is an upright, but to my surprise, it weighs 10 pounds. You can haul it up and down stairs with ease.
What makes this vacuum ideal for tiles is the cleaning head. You can set it to 5-different cleaning heights for various surfaces, including tiles. In the tile setting, you increase suction while raising the brushes, so they do not destroy the delicate surfaces.
The NEU182A happens to be a corded unit with a 25-ft long cord. Though this is not the longest, it is enough to clean a medium-sized house without having to change outlets. It also has a 12.6-inch cleaning path, and thus you can clean large areas faster.
- It is lightweight and thus easy to use
- It is affordable
- It has washable filters, and thus, it is easy to maintain
- It has a large bin at 4.1 L
- It does not have HEPA filtration and thus has little to offer in terms of air quality
14. Hoover UH71250 Wind Tunnel 2 Bagless Corded Upright Vacuum
(Tile vacuum cleaner with the longest reach)
The Hoover UH71250 makes it onto this list thanks to its high suction. With its advanced multi-cyclonic technology, it will give you continuous cleaning without suction loss. The remarkable suction makes cleaning tile and other hard floors a breeze. It also has a decent bin capacity at 1.29 liters.
Other than the remarable suction, the Hoover UH71250 has a lot to offer. It has a 25-ft cord increasing its reach; the cable happens to self-retractable, so you need not worry about storage.
Another fascinating feature has to be the advanced allergen block technology that makes this great for houses with pets. The HEPA media filter will capture 99.97% of allergens while the odor-absorbing pet turbo tool gets rid of all unpleasant odors.
Finally, it has an extended reach of 16-ft (bringing the total reach to 41-ft), so you can clean and dust challenging to reach spots.
- It makes quick work of pet hairs
- It is attractive and sleek looking
- It does not scatter dust when cleaning hard floors
- It is heavy. At 20 pounds, carrying it will be tasking
- It is not durable
15. Bissell Crosswave Pet Pro
(Best combination tile vacuum)
Finally, we have the Bissell Crosswave as the last vacuum best for tile floors. The Crosswave is terrific for anyone on the hunt for a device that can work as an electric mop and a pickup vacuum.
This is ideal for sanitizing your tile floors and getting rid of stuck on dirt.
The cleaning power on this unit makes it a must-have for people with tiled houses. First, it has a suction power of about 150 air watts and thus ideal for dry pickups, and is also suitable for sticky messes thanks to the agitation brush.
The unit is light at 11 pounds though it can be a bit bulky with the water. It has two tanks; one to store the water with the cleaning formula and the other to hold the dirty water.
However, a fascinating feature of this unit is that it comes with a two-brushes that will resist pet hair.
- It has a wide cleaning path at 12-inches
- It is a versatile unit and works as a dry pickup vacuum
- It includes handle buttons with LED
- It is relatively quiet at 68DB
- It takes several passes to clean stuck-on dirt
How to Choose the Best Vacuum Cleaner for Tile Floors
Manufacturers don’t make tile-only vacuums though they include features that should help with cleaning tile floors. It is upon you to consider the many appliances in the market and determine which is best for.
Without further ado, here is what you should look for.
I cannot stress this enough, but you need a vacuum with high vacuum power. Preferably something with above 150 air watts, mainly if you have glazed tiles. A powerful suction eliminates the need for using a brushroll on the tiles and thus reducing the likelihood that you will damage your floors.
Brushrolls are not necessary to clean tile floors, but given that most people have area rugs and carpets in their homes, you will need a unit that can clean the various surfaces. Brushrolls are ideal for carpets but not for tiles. However, by getting a vacuum with a brushroll on and off feature, you can shift between the different surfaces with ease.
Tiles exist in different forms given the various materials used, the finishing, and even the quality. Take, for example, glazed tiles; these repel dirt and are easy to clean with a simple vacuum cleaner. However, they sustain damage rather easily, and thus, you should look for a unit with features that don’t damage or leave marks.
Quarry tiles, on the other hand, have a high affinity for dirt, they need more maintenance and a powerful vacuum. However, they are not easily damaged, and you can use a brushroll for sticky messes.
Finally, consider the wheels of the vacuum. First, you have to realize that not all tiles can resist scratching. As pointed out earlier, glazed tiles are quite delicate thanks to the coating. Therefore look for vacuums with rubberized wheels that will protect your tiles. The Miele vacuums would be a great pick.
Before I wind up, here are answers to some common questions about the best vacuums for tile floors. I hope these answers will help put you at ease about some of the devices here.
Conclusion: My Top Pick
All the vacuums on the list above are astounding when it comes to cleaning tile floors. However, the Miele Compact C1 has the edge over the rest. First, it is quieter than most uprights and stick vacuums; it is also more powerful and is light to use. However, it is more affordable when compared with the Miele C2 and C3. It is an excellent balance of cost and quality.
Nonetheless, I have ensured there is a unit for just about everyone, and I hope you get one that meets your need. If you feel there is something I missed, let me know in the comments and do share.