Vacuum- Upright vs Canister
I've started this new thread because the topic of upright vs canister vacuum should be a topic unto itself.
So, what are the pros vs cons of those two vacuums? I've grown up using a upright so I'm really unfamiliar with a canister.
Since airflow is key to cleaning, will a upright or canister have better airflow? And, which one is better if you're a little bit allergic to dust?
From what I've read, it seems the advice is that you should get a upright if you need to mainly clean carpets in your home and you should get a canister if you're going to need to clean non-carpet floors like tile or hardwood.
But, why is a upright recommended if you're mainly cleaning carpets? Does it mean that a upright outperforms a canister in terms of cleaning carpet, or is it recommended because a upright is easier to move around on carpet with that forward motion?
Or, to flip it around, why is a canister a better choice for non-carpet floors?
Will a canister or upright do a better job in vacuuming up hair?
My house has both carpet and a lot of non-carpet floors, but I'm mostly concerned about getting the carpet clean since it seems that carpet is the toughest challenge for a vacuum cleaner. Even just a okay cleaner seems like it should be able to handle non-carpet floors, while that same okay cleaner might not to really clean the carpets.
Also, I've read that canisters are a better choice if you use the attachments a lot but I don't get that because my upright also has attachments too so I don't what the difference is.
This post was edited by marvelousmarvin on Wed, Aug 21, 13 at 2:55