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The 7 Best Laminate Floor Vacuums - Spring 2024 Reviews

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Best Laminate Floor Vacuums

There's no shortage of vacuum cleaners that offer exceptional cleaning performance on laminate floors. Unlike low-pile rugs or shag carpeting, this surface doesn't hold onto dirt and debris, making it easier for vacuums to clean messes. That said, the best vacuums for this use offer more than just fantastic suction performance but also good maneuverability, an easy-to-maintain design, or even low recurring costs.

We've tested over 135 vacuum cleaners, and below are our recommendations for the best laminate floor vacuums. These are selected based not only on their performance but also on their feature set, design, and price. For more buying recommendations, see our lists of the best vacuums for tile floors, the best hardwood vacuums, and the best multi-surface vacuums.


  1. Best Laminate Floor Vacuum

    The best vacuum for laminate floors we've tested is the Dyson V15 Detect. This cordless stick vacuum comes with two floorheads, one with a bristled brushroll for better performance on carpets and the other with a fluffy brushroll for improved debris pickup on bare floors and a laser light to help identify fine debris. With its fluffy floorhead, this vacuum delivers remarkable performance on flat surfaces like laminate flooring. In addition, it has a particle detection system that can provide a rough estimate of allergen quantities in your home. There's also an automatic power adjustment system that automatically increases its suction power on carpeted floors. Battery performance is decent; you can expect an hour of continuous use in its energy-efficient 'Eco' mode. However, the runtime drops drastically in its high-power 'Boost' mode.

    Unfortunately, the vacuum feels somewhat cheap and plasticky, which is disappointing for something in this price range. While it's far from a heavyweight, you can get a vacuum with a similar range of features in an even smaller and lighter package with the Dyson V12 Detect Slim. Unfortunately, it has a less powerful motor than the V15 and a much smaller dustbin that must be emptied very often.

    See our review

  2. Best Upper Mid-Range Laminate Floor Vacuum

    If you're looking for something more affordable than the Dyson V15 Detect, the Shark Stratos Cordless is a good choice. It's heavier and bulkier than the Dyson. That said, it is cheaper and comes with an impressively broad range of features. Like the Dyson vacuum, it has an automatic suction power adjustment feature, with its Clean Sense IQ system increasing its suction power when passing over an area with a large amount of debris. Its twin roller floorhead and relatively potent suction motor allow it to easily clear away debris on hard surfaces like laminate floors.

    This vacuum can run for up to an hour on a single charge, which is fairly good for a cordless vacuum, though it does take quite a while to recharge. You can watch the remaining battery life with the LED at the back of its body. The Shark Stratos is on the heavier and bulkier side for a cordless stick model, but its flexible wand makes it much easier to clean under most tables and chairs since you won't have to crouch very deeply when cleaning these areas.

    See our review

  3. Best Mid-Range Laminate Floor Vacuum

    Check out the Tineco PURE ONE S11 if you want a more affordable vacuum to handle debris on laminate surfaces. Compared to the Shark Stratos Cordless, it feels less sturdy and has a lower-capacity battery, resulting in a shorter max runtime of about 40 minutes. That said, it'll still do a fantastic job of handling everything from pet hair to small and large debris on hard surfaces like vinyl or laminate flooring. Like the Shark, it's also equipped with an automatic power adjustment feature; the vacuum will increase its suction power when passing over an area with a large concentration of debris.

    Unlike the Stratos, the Tineco has a single roller floorhead with conventional bristles. Thankfully, those bristles are soft enough so that they won't scratch up more delicate surfaces. Better yet, the brushroll is completely removable, which makes it much easier to clear away any tangled hair compared to the Stratos' non-removable roller.

    See our review

  4. Best Lower Mid-Range Vacuum For Laminate Floors

    The Wyze Cordless Vacuum is a solid option if you're shopping for a vacuum at a lower price point. It may not have the Tineco's automatic power adjustment feature, but it does deliver fairly strong performance for a cordless model in this price range, easily clearing debris on hard surfaces like laminate flooring. The bristles on its floorhead aren't too stiff either, so you don't have to worry about scratching up your laminate flooring. Its included HEPA filter, another rare addition for a vacuum at this price point, does a good job of sealing in allergens. Unfortunately, you must worry about the fine grit that can be released when emptying its dustbin.

    It can run for up to an hour in its most power-efficient mode, so you can clean large quantities of lightweight debris without running out of power. The battery pack is also fully removable and replaceable, so you can swap in a new one if your current pack's performance degrades over time. This vacuum's lightweight design makes it a cinch to pick up and carry from room to room.

    See our review

  5. Best Budget Laminate Floor Vacuum

    The best vacuum cleaner for laminate floors at a budget-friendly price point that we've tested is the Eureka Mighty Mite. This simple bagged canister vacuum delivers exceptional debris pickup on hard surfaces despite its highly affordable price point. Its straight suction floorhead has bristles you can retract, enabling you to clean low-pile rugs. Its simple design makes it easy to maintain, and the vacuum's lightweight plastic construction makes maneuvering it in tight spaces a breeze.

    However, this vacuum doesn't have a telescopic wand. Instead, it uses a pair of tubes that can fall apart easily if you don't push them together very tightly. Some versions of the Mighty Mite lack the requisite mounting points for an aftermarket HEPA filter, which is disappointing if you want to upgrade its filtration performance. It also has a very short power cord, so cleaning hard-to-reach areas can be a hassle compared to a cordless model like the Wyze Cordless Vacuum.

    See our review

  6. Best Corded Laminate Floor Vacuum

    If you want to stick with a corded model, the best vacuum cleaner for laminate floors we've tested is the Miele Complete C3 Calima PowerLine. Despite being the entry-level model in Miele's C3 lineup, it's pretty pricey next to many other models on this list and is bulkier than a cordless alternative like the Dyson V15 Detect. However, it's a fantastic option if you prioritize superb deep cleaning performance and excellent build quality above all else.

    Its powerful 1200W suction motor produces fantastic debris-pickup performance on bare floors and makes little noise while running. This variant has a lightweight parquet tool and a turbo head for low and medium-pile area rugs. It's also remarkably easy to maintain and has thoughtful quality-of-life features that make cleaning easier, like a power cord that retracts at the press of a button, an onboard storage compartment, and an allergen-sealed canister body.

    Unfortunately, its hose is short, making it difficult to clean hard-to-reach areas. It also uses 2.5L dirtbags, which are a little small, so you'll have to swap in a new one semi-regularly if you clean a lot. Consider the SEBO Airbelt D4 Premium if those are both significant drawbacks, as the SEBO uses larger dirtbags and longer-lasting filters, resulting in lower recurring costs, and has a considerably longer power cord. However, it's also heavier than the Miele and more hassle to maneuver due to its stiffer hose.

    See our review

  7. Best Hybrid Laminate Floor Vacuum

    The best hybrid mop/vacuum for laminate floors we've tested is the BISSELL CrossWave Cordless Max. Compared to a similarly-priced conventional vacuum like the Tineco PURE ONE S11, it's a little down in power and lags behind in raw debris pickup as a result. However, it's one of the few cordless hybrid mop vacuums on the market, with a detergent-dispersal function that allows it to saturate and scrub away dried-on stains with a fluffy brushroll. It can also handle liquid spills, making it ideal for dealing with kitchen-related mishaps. Battery life hovers around 40 minutes on a charge, which isn't spectacular by any means but will be sufficient for most rooms.

    That said, you can always go for the BISSELL CrossWave Pet Pro if you're looking for a corded equivalent and don't want to worry about running out of charge mid-way through a cleaning session. However, you'll have to contend with a somewhat short power cord, making it more hassle to clean hard-to-reach areas. Build quality is decent for the most part, though its plastic body can creak and flex slightly when passing over obstacles. Unfortunately, this is a fairly bulky, heavy appliance, and maneuvering in cluttered areas can be a hassle.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Dyson Gen5detect/Gen5detect Absolute: The Dyson Gen5detect/Gen5detect Absolute effectively replaces the Dyson V15 Detect. Its fluffy floorhead has a brighter light, and the vacuum features a slightly more ergonomic control scheme with an on/off button instead of a trigger. That said, it delivers near-identical performance to its predecessor and does little to justify its substantial price premium. See our review
  • Samsung Jet 90 Complete: The Samsung Jet 90 Complete is a good alternative to the Dyson V15 Detect if you value debris pickup performance and don't mind missing out on the latter's automatic power adjustment feature or particle detection system. See our review
  • Eureka Whirlwind Bagless Canister: The Eureka Whirlwind Bagless Canister is a solid option if you want an affordable yet powerful canister vacuum and don't want to swap out a new dirtbag now and then. However, maintenance requirements are more demanding than those of the Eureka Mighty Mite. See our review
  • Miele Classic C1: The Miele Classic C1 offers an overall performance similar to the Miele Complete C3 at a lower cost. However, it doesn't feel as well-built and has no built-in storage compartment. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. Jan 31, 2024: Minor in-text adjustments to further clarify product details.

  2. Dec 01, 2023: Replaced Shark Cordless Pro with Tineco PURE ONE S11 as the 'Best Mid-Range Laminate Floor Vacuum' due to current product pricing.

  3. Oct 04, 2023: Replaced Samsung Jet 90 Complete with Dyson V15 Detect as the 'Best Laminate Floor Vacuum' pick and swapped JASHEN V16 for Wyze Cordless Vacuum as the 'Best Lower Mid-Range Vacuum For Laminate Floors' pick due to current product availability. Added Dyson Gen5detect/Gen5detect Absolute and Samsung Jet 90 Complete to Notable Mentions.

  4. Aug 04, 2023: Replaced Samsung Jet 75 Pet with Shark Cordless Pro as 'Best Mid-Range Laminate Floor Vacuum' pick due to current pricing.

  5. Jun 06, 2023: Replaced Wyze Cordless Vacuum with JASHEN V16 as 'Best Lower Mid-Range Vacuum For Laminate Floors' pick due to availability of replacement parts. Swapped Tineco PURE ONE S11 Tango with Samsung Jet 75 Pet (VS20T7512N7) as 'Best Mid-Range Laminate Floor Vacuum' pick due to current availability.

All Reviews

Our recommendations are based on what we think are currently the best vacuums for laminate floors. We don't just base our results on overall performance, but also on factors like availability, price, and reader feedback.

If you'd like to do the work of choosing yourself, here's the list of all our vacuum reviews for laminate surfaces, ranked by their performance on bare floors. Be careful not to get too caught up in the details. While no vacuum is perfect for every use, most are good enough to please almost everyone, and the differences are often not noticeable unless you really look for them.