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The Best Vacuums for Carpets in 2021

The Best Vacuums for Carpets in 2021

In the market for a new vacuum? You’ve come to the right place.

As millions of people around the world have been forced to work remotely, they’re time spent at home has increased. Factor in kids staying home and new pets being adopted and it all adds up to more dirt, more hair, more dust and more messes.

The best vacuum for your carpet can depend on a number of factors, so, alongside some of the best vacuum models, let’s consider what might work for you and your family’s home.



As our most-reviewed residential vacuum for carpets, the Miele Complete C3 Excellence Powerline Vacuum Cleaner can do no wrong. This model comes equipped with an electric powerhead which is a dedicated carpet tool, perfect for wall-to-wall carpeting and low-to-medium Pile rugs. This model is known for its superb filtration, which includes a 9 layer electrostatic dust bag capable of collecting 99.9% of fine dust particles,and the AirClean exhaust filter, motor protection filter.  


Got pets? Go bagless!

The Miele Bagless CX1 Blizzard Cat and Dog Powerline Vacuum Cleaner comes with a motorized powerhead and isn’t confined by the shape or the size of a dustbag, making it ideal for homes with several shedding animals, specially where there is pet hair on carpets and rugs. Since large amounts of pet hair can fill a dust bag quickly and prematurely, this model is perfect for homes with wall to wall carpeting and pet hair.  


Looking for something a little smaller but that still packs a powerful punch? The Miele Compact C2 Totalcare Powerline Vacuum is a 5-star rated, highly portable alternative to bulkier, heavier models. 

While it’s better suited for lower-pile/closed loop rugs and carpets, it has additional attachments that are perfect for carpeted stairs, beds, couches and upholstery. The C2 Totalcare one of the best selling Miele vacuums and is perfect especially for customers who prefer a compact lightweight model. At about 10 lbs, this model is Miele’s most compact, lightweight vacuum cleaners. 


What to Look for in a Vacuum suitable for carpets

Suction power

You’ll need enough power to pull debris from deep fibres, whether that’s on a carpet or rug, in a difficult-to-reach corner or even a piece of furniture. Suction performance can be the difference between a clean floor and a “good enough” floor.

Suction can also depend on the surface, as some vacuum models have configurable suction settings designed for hardwood floors versus deep, shaggy carpets. 


Vacuum filters can be a recurring expense, so you’ll want to make sure you’re investing in a vacuum that meets your filtration standards and price point. HEPA filters that trap common indoor allergens are a popular choice, while reusable or rewashable filters can help cut down on waste.

Carpet type

As mentioned, your carpet will impact exactly what type of vacuum model you’ll benefit from. Shorter-fibre carpets might not need as much suction as a high-pile carpet, for instance. But this also is relative to what types of debris are being cleaned.

Soil type

Fine particles like salt and cat litter can easily escape a vacuum, especially in shaggier carpets. Large tufts of fur, dust or crumbs, on the other hand, may be easier to clean up. If your kids and pets are regularly making big messes in a big house, you might consider a durable, higher-end model with excellent suction performance. For homes with smaller square footage and simpler messes, a more standard vacuum might suffice.


When properly maintained, vacuums can last more than a decade without losing much quality or performance. The average person, though, might be cycling through vacuums every few years. As you move, as your family grows and as your home decor style evolves, you need a vacuum strong enough physically and mechanically to keep up. Investing in a solid vacuum for the long term can save you from frequently replacing parts or scaling up to other vacuum models in the future.


The average upright vacuum is more than a metre tall, and not all are foldable or collapsible, meaning it can only be stored in specific closets with enough height and available space. Conversely, handheld vacuums or narrow vacuums can easily be tucked away or hung on a door or wall without taking up too much space.


A larger dustbag will typically offer better airflow and, of course, more available storage of debris with each usage of the vacuum. High-traffic, high-soil areas might require successive rounds of emptying.

Cord length

For corded vacuums, you’ll need to account for where the outlets are in your home and how far your vacuum can reach before potentially having to unplug it and move elsewhere. Or, for battery-powered vacuums, consider charge length.

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