Although some think it is only for carpets, there is a growing trend in using vacuums on hard floors. Aside from improved indoor air quality and cleaner appearances, many in the industry agree that the use of vacuums can result in less fatigue for cleaning personnel, reduced labor costs through faster cleaning times and lower rates of cleaning frequency.

Vacuuming also helps protect finished floors by removing the sand and other grit, cutting down on the amount of stripping and recoating needed for those floors.

When cleaning stone and ceramic floors, vacuuming does a great job of collecting dirt that accumulates in the ridges and grout lines of these textured floors. And for wood and wood-laminate floors, vacuuming can be very beneficial in the removal and capturing of soil.