Different Types of Vacuum Floor Heads – A Quick Comparison

The degree of cleaning efficiency of vacuum cleaners relies most of the time on the performance of the vacuum parts that functions on the actual cleaning itself, such as the suction motor and the vacuum head. While the suction motor is in charge of sucking away the dirt, there will be no dirt to suck in without the vacuum head agitating and whisking this dirt out from being stuck on the surface. Dreamhomeresource, recently published their list of the best canister vacuum cleaners for 2016.

Different types of vacuum heads carry out a different result and getting to know the differences between these vacuum floor tools can make a huge impact on the vacuum’s overall cleaning performance. The following are vacuum heads commonly used in any vacuum models.

  1. Standard Vacuum Floor Tool

The standard vacuum floor tool is a single tool used to clean both hard floors and carpets. In general, its design has a switching system that lets the user switch from cleaning hard floors to carpets and vice versa. The switching system involves retracting the brush roller when cleaning bare floor surfaces or extending it when vacuuming carpets. Some standard floor tool also comes with brush height adjustments toallow more options on the type of carpets.

  1. Hard Floor Tool

The hard floor tool is a wide and flat vacuum head and is designed to be used exclusively for hard floor surfaces only. Unlike the standard floor tool, this tool strictly has no beater brushes and comes with additional features to prevent scratching the bare surfaces such as non-marking rubber wheels. Some hardwood tools have microfiber brushes that have extra soft bristles to aid in the sweeping of dust, especially in between floor boards, and maximize the suction. Hard floor tool also varies in added accessories for a safe and efficient cleaning of different types of hard floor surfaces such as hardwood and tiles.

  1. Powerhead Floor Tool

Powerhead floor tool is the best choice for a heavy-duty cleaning of thick carpets. This tool is characterized by its use of arotating brush rolleraided by a separate electric motor, whichespecially dedicated to spin the brush roll through via a drive belt.The motorized brush digs deep into the carpet’s fibers and agitates even the dirt embedded deep in the carpet base. Powerheads are also effective in dealing with pet hair that has seated deep in the carpets.

  1. Turbohead Floor Tool

The turbo head floor tool is somewhat similar to powerhead tool, only much smaller and its rotating brush bar is driven by air instead of a separate motor. Thus, this tool relies on the suction power of the vacuum in order to for the brush bar to keep rotating. Turbo heads are especially helpful in removing pet hair from the carpet.

Most vacuum cleaners have the standard vacuum floor tool as an inclusive accessory in order to offer cleaning versatility.However, if you have a house with hard bare floor surfaces all throughout, a vacuum cleaner with only a hard floor tool is all you need. On the other hand, powerhead and turbo head floor tools are both suitable only for carpets, but because of its motorized nature, powerheads tend to be more powerful than turbo heads.