Luxury vinyl floors are becoming more and more popular with time as these are easy to apply and maintain. The texture and finish that luxury vinyl floors provide can complement any type of home interior.
When it comes to cleaning luxury vinyl floors, it is of paramount importance that you have the right tools to keep the floor always in a new shape. Grinding the wrong vacuum cleaners on a delicate surface is the last thing you would want. So, in this article, we have listed the best vacuum cleaners for luxury vinyl floors that will not only clean your floors but will also keep them shiny and new.
#1. Tineco Floor ONE S3 (Top Pick)
#2. Shark NV356E S2 Navigator (Best shark vacuum)
#3. iRobot Roomba i3+ EVO 3550 (Best robot vacuum )
#4. BISSELL CrossWave 1785A (Best wet/dry vacuum)
#5. Hoover UH70120 T-Series WindTunnel (Best upright vacuum)
#6. Dyson V11 Torque Drive (Best cordless vacuum)
#7. Eureka Blaze (Best budget vacuum)
If you want to clean and wash your luxury vinyl floors with cordless convenience, Tineco Floor ONE S3 is the best vacuum for you. Tineco Floor ONE S3 is a cordless wet/dry vacuum cleaner with iLoop smart sensor technology specifically devised for hard floors. This technology senses and detects dry debris and wet messes and spills on your floor and smartly adjusts the suction power and the flow of clean water to clean up the mess and then washes afterward. So, after cleaning spills and other wet messes, you don’t have to wash and mop afterward.
Its soft brush roller ensures that your hard floor is not scratched and streaked after cleaning and mopping.
With swivel steering and self-propelling features, it becomes a feather in your hand.
Tineco Floor ONE S3 is a cordless vacuum cleaner that gets power from a 4000 mAh Lithium-ion battery that gives it a runtime of up to 35 mins. Its smart technology adjusts the suction power according to the mess it senses, therefore optimizing the runtime. This runtime is more than enough to clean an average household floor without having to recharge it again.
Tineco Floor ONE S3 comes with an All-in-one LED display that shows current performance, battery time, brush roller tangled indicator, dirt monitoring loop, power indicator, water tank indicator, and Wi-Fi indicator.
Tineco Floor ONE S3 comes with a smartphone application as well. This app offers performance monitoring, cleaning reports, maintenance reminders, tech support, etc. The voice assistant keeps you updated about the cleaning performance as you clean your luxury vinyl floors.
Tineco Floor ONE S3 comes with a one-touch self-cleaning feature. No matter how big a spill or dirty wet mess it has cleaned, you don’t have to get your hands dirty to clean the dirty brush roller or the water lines. With the push of a button, it scrubs its soft brush roller and rinses all the water passage inside it. This feature ensures that it remains fresh, clean, and odor-free for every use.
- It cleans and mops at the same time.
- Cordless convenience with an adequate runtime.
- Powerful adaptable suction
- Dries the luxury vinyl floor quickly
- Futuristic self-cleaning feature
- Might be difficult to get under the low furniture
- Edge cleaning can be a problem
Shark NV356E Navigator Lift-Away Pro is a lightweight 2-in-1 upright vacuum cleaner that is suitable to be used on vinyl floors as well as carpets. It has a brush roller on/off button that seamlessly lets you switch from deep carpet cleaning to gentle hard floor cleaning. With the Swivel Steering, you can conveniently maneuver it without any hassle.
It provides a suction control option that lets you adjust the suction power when needed.
Shark NV356E Navigator Lift-Away Pro has a detachable pod that separates from the upright unit with the push of a button. This provides a high level of portability and lets you clean all the hard-to-reach areas on your floors especially under furniture and in the corners.
It comes with a Pet Power Brush that picks up all the pet shedding easily, and a crevice tool to clean all the tight spaces.
With HEPA filtration and Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology, this vac ensures that not a single particle of dust and allergen is returned back into the atmosphere.
Shark NV356E Navigator has a unique design that contains an attachment holder, allowing you to hang the attachments, when not in use, on the upright unit. This feature keeps the attachments under your hand every time you clean and the attachments won’t get misplaced.
- Easy to maneuver with Swivel Steering
- Strong suction with control option
- Brush on/off option
- Large dirt bin capacity
- Pet brush makes it perfect to pick up pet sheddings
- Long power cord
- Easy to empty and clean
- Might topple over when using the wand
- Retractable hose doesn’t stretch easily
If you want to set and forget about cleaning your luxury vinyl floors, iRobot Roomba i3+ EVO is the best choice for you. iRobot Roomba i3+ EVO is a robot vacuum that will map your entire house and store this map in its memory. Then it can be scheduled, through a smartphone app, for cleaning chores and it will start automatically at the scheduled time and clean the designated area autonomously. After completing the cleaning, it will return to its charging dock and will start charging itself.
Roomba i3+ EVO cleans the floors in straight lines, ensuring a more tidy and neat cleaning. With the help of sensors, mounted in Roomba i3+ EVO, it can navigate around obstacles, cables, and furniture without getting stuck. It also contains a cliff sensor that allows it to avoid falling off the stairs and other edges.
Roomba i3+ EVO contains dual multi-surface rubber brushes that will adjust according to the type of floor- hard floors or carpets – it is cleaning on. These rubber brushes will pick up any type of debris, dirt, pet hair, and other mess from your luxury vinyl floors. Unlike bristle brushes, these rubber extractors don’t get clogged with pet hair and are easily cleaned and they also won’t scratch your vinyl floors.
It also contains an edge sweeping brush that will pick up debris from the corners and edges.
Roomba i3+ EVO has dirt detection technology that detects dirt on the surface and will adapt its suction power and pick up the dirt thoroughly.
Roomba i3+ EVO has a self-emptying auto dirt disposal feature. With this feature, Roomba i3+ EVO will empty its dirt bin into an enclosed bag in the HomeBase or the charging dock. So, you don’t have to get your hands dirty while emptying the dirt compartment. It may become a bit louder while self-emptying.
- Autonomous cleaning
- Auto-adjust cleaning for both hard floors and carpets
- Dirt detect technology
- Cleans in straight lines
- Wi-Fi enabled
- Compatible with Alexa/Google
- Louder while self-emptying
- Doesn’t have ‘no-go’ zones
BISSELL CrossWave 1785A is a wet/dry vacuum cleaner that offers dual-action for your luxury vinyl floors. It not only vacuums and picks up dirt, debris, and hair but washes your floor as well. It contains a microfiber and nylon dual-action brush roll that mops and picks up dust and debris simultaneously. Its Gentle Clean technology keeps your luxury vinyl floors new and scratchless.
The wet/dry feature of BISSELL CrossWave 1785A picks up liquid spills and washes the hard floor simultaneously so you don’t have to Mop the area after vacuuming.
It contains two tanks, one each for clean and dirty water. This means that the dirty water will never touch your floor during the mopping.
BISSELL CrossWave 1785A has Smart Touch Controls on the handle that allows you to seamlessly make transitions from gently cleaning and mopping your luxury vinyl floors to deep cleaning your carpets and area rugs.
It comes with a Rinse and Clean Out docking tray that makes it easy to store and clean the vacuum cleaner.
- Easy to assemble and use
- Great suction power
- Easy handling
- Vacuums and mops the luxury vinyl floors simultaneously
- Short power cord
- Louder function
Hoover UH70120 WindTunnel is the best upright vacuum cleaner to be used to clean your luxury vinyl floors. This upright vacuum contains WindTunnel technology that creates strong suction power that lifts up all debris, from small to large, from your floors.
It contains a HEPA filter and a System Check Indicator that prompts when the HEPA filter needs to be cleaned. This keeps dust and allergens trapped in the dirt bin and keeps the air fresh.
Weighing only 16.5 pounds, you can easily pick it up and move it anywhere in your house even upstairs and downstairs. This vacuum also contains wheels that make it easy to push while cleaning. It should be pushed gently otherwise the wheels might leave scuff marks on the vinyl floors.
Hoover UH70120 WindTunnel offers 5-height adjustments for the cleaning head. This feature allows you to adjust its height while cleaning different surface types. Use “High” for thick pile carpets and rugs while “Low” for cleaning hard floors.
Hoover UH70120 WindTunnel has a 25 ft retractable power cord. This cord rewinds with the gentle tap on the pedal on the bottom of the unit. This allows you to store the vacuum cleaner easily and neatly.
- Powerful suction
- Retractable cord makes it easy to store
- The power button is conveniently placed
- Multiple height adjustments for cleaning different surfaces.
- Comes with multiple attachments
- The Brushroll doesn’t shut-off
- Small dirt bin
Dyson V11 Torque Drive is the best cordless stick vacuum cleaner you can use to clean your luxury vinyl floors without any hesitation. This intelligent vacuum cleaner comes with a Dynamic Load Sensor DLS system, a unique feature, that continuously senses the surface and adapts the suction power and motor speed between deep cleaning carpets and gently cleaning hard floors. So you don’t have to worry about scratching your hard floors while cleaning with Dyson V11 as it will adapt the suction power and brush rotation.
Dyson V11 is a cordless vacuum cleaner. It runs on a powerful 7-cell Lithium-ion battery that gives an impressive runtime of up to 60 minutes depending on the usage. Its smart technology also saves battery power by adapting the suction power and reducing it where needed.
This smart and intelligent vacuum cleaner has an LCD screen on top of the handle that shows all the indicators, remaining runtime, performance, selected power, mode, filter, and brush head cleaning reminders.
After washing the filter, let it dry completely at least for 24-72 hours before placing it back into the vacuum cleaner. Otherwise, the wet filter will damage the unit and it will void the warranty as well.
Dyson V11 offers strong suction power with its motor spinning at 125,000 RPM. This suction power is automatically adapted according to the surface it is cleaning on. Usually, luxury vinyl floors require less suction power as compared to carpets.
Its sleek design and low profile cleaning head make it super easy to reach under furniture and other low spaces. The attachments that come with Dyson V11 – a crevice tool, combination tool, mini motorized tool, stiff bristle brush, mini soft dusting brush, and wand storage clip – ensure that each and every corner and nook is cleaned in your house whether its vinyl floors, carpets, rugs, upholstery, curtains, cushions or ceiling.
- Great runtime
- Unique features like Dynamic Load Sensor and Automatic suction adaption
- LCD screen showing performance indicators, especially remaining runtime
- Comes with a great many attachments
- The cleaning head might get clogged
- Small dirt bin
If you are looking for a vacuum cleaner for your luxury vinyl floors and you are on a really tight budget, Eureka Blaze Stick Vacuum Cleaner is your best choice.
Eureka Blaze is a 3-in-1 vacuum cleaner that can be used as a stick, handheld, and stair vacuum. Considering the low price of this vacuum cleaner, this 3-in-1 feature is the best thing you can ask for.
Considering the low price, one might assume that this vacuum will have less suction power. But this is not the case. Eureka Blaze’s suction power is as good as any other top-rated upright vacuum cleaner. A powerful 2 amp motor is more than enough to pick up all the dust, pet hair, and other debris from your luxury vinyl floors. The wider Capture Nozzle at the cleaning head of Eureka Blaze enables it to pick up even large debris without any problem.
With no brush roller or beater bar, this Eureka Blaze Stick Vacuum Cleaner is best suited for hard floors like vinyl, tile, linoleum, and hardwood. No beater bar and no brush roller mean no scratching.
Weighing less than 4 pounds, this vacuum cleaner is by far the lightest on the list. This lightweight makes it a feather while cleaning. The swivel steering also makes it easy to maneuver.
- Quite affordable
- Easy to use
- The nozzle offers great suction for all debris
- It’s a multi-surface cleaner
- Great on vinyl plank floors
- Easy to maneuver with swivel steering
- Short power cord
- Small dirt bin
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you use a vacuum on luxury vinyl flooring?
Yes, you can use a vacuum on luxury vinyl plank flooring. In fact, vacuuming it will keep it just like new. One thing that should be taken into consideration before selecting a vacuum is that it should not have the beater bar or the bristle brush turned on while you use it on your vinyl flooring. The beater bar or the bristle brush will scratch the surface.
How to maintain vinyl floors?
Maintaining your luxury vinyl plank floors is not that big of a task. You can keep your floor shiny and slick by vacuuming and mopping it at least three times a week depending on how crowdy your house is. You can buy a vacuum mop that will make this job easier for you.
What are the pros and cons of luxury vinyl flooring?
- Easy to install
- Easy to maintain
- Aesthetically beautiful
- A variety of designs to choose from
- Difficult to remove
- Prone to scratches from furniture and other heavy home appliances
- Might decolorize in sunlight
How do you protect luxury vinyl flooring?
Luxury vinyl floor is most vulnerable to scratches from furniture and other heavy home appliances. The best way to protect your luxury vinyl floor is to attach felt pad protectors under the feet of your furniture. And even after applying these felt pads, if you want to move your furniture around, don’t drag them on the floor.
Can you steam clean luxury vinyl flooring?
No, steam cleaning your luxury vinyl flooring is not a good idea as it cannot stand the heat that the steam cleaners generate and might get decolorized and tarnished.
What are the disadvantages of vinyl flooring?
While they look beautiful and classy, vinyl flooring has some disadvantages that one should consider beforehand.
- Prone to scratches
- Can get punctured easily with a sharp object
- If glued to the floor, they are hard to remove
- Can get decolorized if exposed to sunlight for a long time period
How long do luxury vinyl floors last?
The life of luxury vinyl floors depends on how well they are installed and maintained. They can last as long as 20 years. Having said that, if you keep dragging your furniture on it, expect it to get scratched and punctured within a year.