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The 6 Best Laminate Floor Vacuums - Winter 2023 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 kind of surface doesn't hold onto dirt and debris, making it easier for vacuums to clear messes. That said, the best vacuums for this use case have to 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 130 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 Samsung Jet 90 Complete. 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 in shallow crevices. With its fluffy floorhead, this vacuum delivers remarkable performance on flat surfaces like laminate flooring. For an additional cost, you can also bundle it with a uniquely-designed mopping floorhead that's impressively effective in dealing with dried-on stains on bare surfaces. Battery performance is also decent, as you can expect an hour of continuous use in its energy-efficient 'MIN' mode, though runtime can drop drastically in its high-power 'MAX' mode.

    However, while its rack station features an additional battery charging slot, only one battery is included in the box. Some parts of its components also feel a little fragile, like the clear plastic dustbin and top plates of its floorheads. If you're looking for a vacuum that's even smaller and lighter, the Dyson V12 Detect Slim is a great option. Unlike the Samsung, it can adjust its suction level to match the surface type it's currently on, though it has a much smaller dirt compartment than the Samsung.

    See our review

  2. Best Upper Mid-Range Laminate Floor Vacuum

    If you're looking for something more affordable than the Samsung Jet 90 Complete, the Miele Triflex HX1 is worth a look. This uniquely-designed cordless vacuum feels well-built and can be configured as a stick, upright, or handheld vacuum depending on how you arrange its wand, motor unit, and floorhead, giving you some added flexibility in terms of usage compared to the Samsung. Its automatic surface detection system also enables it to raise its suction power on carpeted floors or to stop the rotation of its brushroll if something gets tangled in it, like the occasional rug tassel. It does a fantastic job of handling debris on hard surfaces like laminate floors.

    However, you lose out on suction power compared to the Samsung, so it isn't quite as adept at handling debris in deep cracks and crevices. Its dirt compartment is rather small and will need emptying pretty regularly. Its max battery life of about 30 minutes is considerably shorter than the Samsung, while its selection of attachments is also rather limited. There's no secondary soft-floor roller, and Miele doesn't currently offer a dedicated mopping floorhead.

    See our review

  3. Best Mid-Range Laminate Floor Vacuum

    Check out the Tineco PURE ONE X if you're looking for a more affordable vacuum to handle debris on laminate surfaces. It isn't nearly as sturdily built as the Miele Triflex HX1 and has a less sophisticated automatic power adjustment feature. However, there are a few key advantages aside from its lower purchase price. The Tineco comes with a wider array of attachments, with the higher-end Tango variant having a secondary soft roller head for improved surface contact on hard surfaces like laminate. Its battery yields a longer overall runtime than the Miele, though it isn't designed to be removed or replaced.

    This vacuum is still highly effective in dealing with both pet hair and solid household debris on hard, even surfaces like laminate flooring. The suction performance remains consistent as its dustbin fills up with debris, so you won't have to empty it too often.

    See our review

  4. 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. While it doesn't offer the go-anywhere range of a cordless model like the Tineco PURE ONE X, it's remarkably affordable, and its corded design makes it a better fit for longer cleaning sessions. Despite its relatively affordable price point, this vacuum does a fantastic job of cleaning pet hair as well as small and bulky debris on bare floors. You won't notice a significant loss in suction performance as its dirtbag fills up. It's also remarkably easy to maintain and uses relatively spacious dirtbags for a vacuum of this size, so you won't need to swap in a new bag too often.

    The vacuum's compact, lightweight canister body makes it easy to maneuver, even in cluttered areas, and you can pick it up and move it from room to room without too much effort. However, this vacuum's power cord is on the shorter end of the scale, so you'll probably have to swap outlets when vacuuming larger areas. While its wand, made of a pair of hollow plastic tubes, does give you a fair amount of added reach, be aware that you'll need to wedge the two pieces together pretty tightly to avoid having them fall apart while cleaning.

    See our review

  5. Best Corded Laminate Floor Vacuum

    If you want to stick with a corded mode, the best vacuum cleaner for laminate floors we've tested is the Miele Complete C3. It's much pricier than a basic canister vacuum like the Eureka Mighty Mite and not as easy to set up and use as a cordless model like the Samsung Jet 90 Complete. However, it's still the first choice if you prioritize superb deep cleaning performance and excellent build quality above all else. Its powerful 1200W suction motor results in fantastic debris-pickup performance on bare floors, but it also makes very little noise while running. 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 dirtbags that are a little on the small side, so you'll have to swap in a new one semi-regularly if you clean a lot. Consider the SEBO Airbelt D4 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

  6. Best Robot Laminate Floor Vacuum

    The best robot vacuum for laminate floors we've tested is the Roborock S7 MaxV. It might not offer the same level of deep cleaning performance as a comparably-priced manual option like the Miele Complete C3, but it's a stellar option if you don't want to deal with the hassle of day-to-day cleaning yourself. It's one of the most advanced robot vacuums on the market, with a dual-sensor navigation system that uses LIDAR to quickly map out its coverage area. It also has a pair of front-facing cameras to spot and categorize household hazards like power cords, loose slippers, or even pet waste. It can also automatically ascertain the type of room it's in based on the furniture and fixtures it sees and automatically suggests different cleaning modes for different areas, like bedrooms, kitchens, or bathrooms.

    This vacuum also does a fantastic job dealing with small and bulky debris on bare surfaces like laminate flooring. Its ultrasonic mopping feature is also very effective, as it uses vibrating mop pads to physically scrub away dried-on stains. Unfortunately, it does a terrible job of sealing in fine particles. Additionally, it's very pricey, especially if you buy it bundled with the Empty Wash Fill dock, which helps reduce hands-on maintenance by automatically emptying its dustbin, refilling its water reservoir, and washing its mopping pads. If you're looking for something on the cheaper side and don't need the self-emptying or hazard-avoidance capabilities, consider the Roborock S5 Max.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • BISSELL CrossWave Pet Pro: The BISSELL CrossWave Pet Pro is a uniquely-designed hybrid vacuum mop that does a fantastic job of sucking up solid debris on bare floors and is impressively effective in dealing with dried-on stains. However, it has a hard time cleaning up debris in cracks and crevices compared to the Miele Complete C3. See our review
  • Dyson V15 Detect: The Dyson V15 Detect is a cordless stick/handheld vacuum that outperforms the Samsung Jet 90 Complete on carpets and comes with more tools and accessories. However, it costs significantly more and performs about as well on bare floors. See our review
  • Roborock S7: The Roborock S7 is a solid, less expensive alternative to the Roborock S7 MaxV if you're willing to forego the latter's real-time hazard-avoidance capability. However, it uses a less powerful suction motor and doesn't do as well on bare floors. See our review
  • Eureka Whirlwind Bagless Canister: The Eureka Whirlwind Bagless Canister is a solid alternative to the Eureka Mighty Mite if you want a similarly affordable yet versatile vacuum but don't want to swap out a new dirtbag now and then. However, it has an even shorter range and isn't as easy to maintain. See our review
  • Miele Classic C1: The Miele Classic C1 offers similar overall performance to the Miele Complete C3 at a lower cost. However, it doesn't feel as well-built and doesn't have a built-in storage compartment. See our review
  • Tineco PURE ONE S11: The Tineco PURE ONE S11 is very similar in design to the Tineco PURE ONE X, though it has a slightly more powerful suction motor and a replaceable battery. Still, it doesn't last as long on a charge. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. Dec 14, 2022: Replaced Tineco PURE ONE S11 with Miele Triflex HX1 as 'Best Upper Mid-Range Laminate Floor Vacuum' due to current pricing. Added Tineco PURE ONE X Tango to Notable Mentions.

  2. Nov 02, 2022: Extensive article restructuring to better align with user needs and expectations. Removed irrelevant Notable Mentions picks and added Miele Classic C1 PowerLine Pure Suction to Notable Mentions.

  3. Aug 08, 2022: Substantial article restructuring to better align with user expectations. Added Miele Classic C1 PowerLine Pure Suction as 'Best Mid-Range Laminate Floor Vacuum'. Added Dyson Ball Animal 3 Extra as 'Best Upright Laminate Floor Vacuum' pick. Replaced Eureka Whirlwind Bagless Canister with Eureka Mighty Mite as 'Best Budget Laminate Floor Vacuum'. Replaced Roborock S7 with Roborock S7 MaxV as 'Best Robot Laminate Floor Vacuum' pick. Removed Miele Triflex HX1 and SEBO Airbelt D4 from main recommendations. Removed less relevant products from Notable Mentions. Added Roborock S7 and BISSELL CrossWave Pet Pro to Notable Mentions.

  4. May 17, 2022: Extensive article rewrite to align with test bench update and user expectations. Added SEBO Airbelt D4 as 'Alternative With Lower Recurring Costs' pick. Replaced Shark Rocket Pet Pro with MultiFlex IZ163H with Samsung Jet 90 Complete as 'Best Cordless Laminate Floor Vacuum' pick. Replaced iRobot Roomba 981 with Roborock S7 as 'Best Robot Laminate Floor Vacuum' pick. Removed Roborock S6 MaxV from recommendations due to current availability. Replaced Hoover ONEPWR Cordless Hand Vacuum with Black+Decker dustbuster CHV1410L as 'Best Handheld Laminate Floor Vacuum' pick. Added Shark Rocket Pet Pro with MultiFlex IZ163H, Samsung Jet 70 Pet, and iRobot Roomba 981 to Notable Mentions.

  5. Mar 17, 2022: Replaced Roborock E4 with Roborock S6 MaxV as new 'Alternative With More Advanced Automation Capabilities' category pick. Moved Roborock E4 to Notable Mentions.

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.

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