We recently had a client call us to tell us her vacuum doesn’t work with her new carpet! She further explained that the suction is too high and it won’t move! Can you believe it? So, after a quick Google search, we discovered that a lot of people don’t have the right type of vacuum that works with their carpet. We realized that since we are a specialty flooring store with a lot of high quality carpet offerings, we wanted to know of the TOP vacuums on the market best suited for our client’s carpet and carpet cleaning needs. If you are in the market for a new vacuum, do your carpets a favor and consider one from the following list! Vacuums and carpet are both an investment — you want to make sure that both are the right fit for each other and we’re here to help you do just that.

Shaw Floors has many recommendations for vacuums for all floor types, and here are our top five from their list!


Centec Vacuum

Centec offers central vacuum kits and power brush heads for vacuums. If you’re building a new home or remodeling, this central vacuum is a great option! Centec offers vacuum kits with extra-long hoses so you can reach every inch of your house without lugging that bulky vacuum with you!


Kirby Avalir 2 Vacuum

The Kirby Avalir 2 offers an upright, canister and a handheld vacuum for all your flooring needs. With Tech Drive Power Assist, the Avalir 2 will practically move on it’s own without much effort from you. This line of vacuums has height adjustment, so you can use it on whatever surface you’d like!


For a lightweight upright option, Oreck’s Magnesium RS. This vacuum is best for high-pile carpets and delicate surfaces. It’s easy to adjust the speed of the brushes with a simple touch, and you can go back and forth from vacuuming carpets to hardwood floors. This vacuum also has a 5-level filtration, locking in all dust, pollen and anything else from your carpets.

Oreck Magnesium RS


Soniclean Soft Carpet Vacuum

The Soniclean Soft Carpet Upright Vacuum is the best vacuum for carpets. The vacuum’s vents can be adjusted for the specific pile of your carpet. The bristles of the brushes are extra soft for those soft, high-pile carpets. The best part of this vacuum? It uses 50% less energy than most vacuums! It’s worth your money if you have a home that’s mostly carpeted.


Maytag M500 Vacuum

The Maytag M500 vacuum is another lightweight option. It’s especially great for pet owners with its Pet Hair Purr-fect cleaning performance. This vacuum locks in all dust particles so you actually get a great clean when you vacuum! Better yet, it has a 30 foot cord so you can go practically everywhere in your house without plugging into multiple outlets as you move around.