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This is a kind of strange question. Any decent vacuum cleaner will work fine on wood floors. The problem is what cleaning product you use to mop them, and HOW you mop them. Buy a reputable hardwood floor cleaner, and use only soft cloths on your mop head.
 

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Just make sure they are leaving marks on the floor from wheels or skids underneath them.
Gulpers seem to work well and quickly.
Again, just be careful they don't leave rubber from wheels etc.
 

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That appears to be a vacuum cleaner head of some sort. How is it different from others?
They are very quick as opposed to normal heads.
They swivel easily to change directions and get into corners etc.
Good for commercial stuff using a backpack.
 

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If you specifaclly want to know the name of vacuum cleaner for hardwood floor cleaning, I will definitely name Hoover UH73510, Dyson V11, BISSELL CrossWave. There are many such vacuums, which are good for floor cleaning. I mentioned a few names here. And obviously, vacuum cleaners are better than any other tool for hardwood floor cleaning.
 

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So, any vacuum will work, even SOME uprights. However, any vacuum you use needs to have the ability to turn off the beater bar(the rotating bar for carpet). Otherwise you'll be kicking stuff out behind the vacuum and potentially scratching the floors.


As for moping:


Get a Swifter, toss out the wasteful pads that come with it. Get some microfiber cleaning cloths, they work great on Swifters. Get a small spray bottle, fill it like 90% full with water then add a small amount vinegar. Rinse the cleaning cloth every like 5 feet and squeeze as much water as you can out of it. Spray the floor with the vinegar solution ..then mop.



ALWAYS work in like 5 foot segments. Cleaning more floor then this will just leave streaks of dirty water.


You could also just use a small squirt of dish soap honestly.


NEVER use Murphy's Oil soap on hardwood floors. The bottle says that is what is is for but, it will leave a residue on the floor over time. The company that makes it has even said in letters to people that you shouldn't use it on floors but..... they still market it that way. It's so annoying.
 
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