Even the strictest “no sandy feet in the home” rule followers can’t keep a beach house completely free from sand. If you rent your home for part of the season, cleaning the house between guests might feel like a pain.
Shop for a vacuum with flooring on mind. The vacuum that excels on carpeting may struggle on tile. For the home with hardwood, tile and rugs a flexible and ambitious vacuum is the best choice.
Be sure to consider warranties when comparing brands and models, as well as the availability of spare and replacement parts. A vacuum is your partner is domestic tidiness. A well chosen model can empower you to get chores done better and faster.
Best Vacuum with Powerful Suction under $100
Bissell makes the CleanView Upright OnePass, designed for long last powerful suction to get more sand and dirt up in fewer passes. It comes with the TurboBrush tool to tackle detailing on stairs, to get sand off furniture and tidying up upholstery.
The easy empty dirt tank has a washable foam filter, keeping dirt and dust inside the vacuum instead of sending it back out into the air. It comes with a 2 year warranty, with replacement and spare parts easy to purchase online. With adjustable height it works great on a variety of floorings, from high profile carpeting to tile and hardwood. Its powerful suction works great on pet hair as well as sand and dirt.
Reviewers love how powerful the motor is, and the great results that they get on the edges of rooms where sand and dirt can collect. With its low price point, purchases feel like they got a great vacuum for the money if sacrificing on the length of the warranty.
It weighs in at 15 pounds, making it easy to carry around the house and lightweight while running. Many reviewers cited that months or even years later the performance of the vacuum hasn’t reduced at all.
Top Compact Upright Vacuum Cleaner
The Electrolux Intensity Upright is a powerful lightweight vacuum that excels on all kinds of flooring. It comes with a versatool attachment to target sand and dirt in corners, on stairs and in hard to reach crevices.
The 3-in-1 versatool is attached to the powerful vacuum body with a 12 foot hose. Those 12 feet mean that you don’t have to drag the vacuum around while detailing the room. For homes dealing with both pets and sand the Electrolux comes with a self-cleaning brushroll.
When hair gets tangled around the roll it cleans itself with one touch and sends the hair right to the dust cup. The HEPA sealed filtration system prevents sand from getting sent back out into the air while vacuuming. It weighs a manageable 15 pounds, and comes with a 5 year warranty.
Reviewers love the modern design and sleek color scheme, so they don’t feel bad if it occasionally gets left out in the house. They also sight the maneuverability and smaller footprint of the vacuum making it easy to navigate around small rooms and furniture. A variable height setting make it easy to switch between both high and low profile carpeting, or all the way down for hardwood and tile. Owners also love how easy the dirt canister is to empty, and the fact that it is quieter than most vacuums.
Best Lighweight Powerful Vacuum for Sand
The Oreck Magnesium Upright is a bagged vacuum cleaner. It features a 30 foot power cord to plug in once and reach everywhere to get chores done easier and faster.
With two speeds, it’s gentle on oriental and Persian rugs, and powerful to get deep into high-profile carpeting. The HEPA inner bag gathers up 99.7% of dirt, dust, dander and more. It’s extremely lightweight, only 11 lbs which makes it easy to carry throughout the house and feels lightweight during use.
Side brushes on this model make edging a breeze and keep baseboards tidy without any bending over or kneeling. It also lays almost completely flat, so it’s a breeze to get sand that has gathered beneath furniture.
Reviewers love the fact that flooring experts frequently recommend Orek. Many love how lightweight the model is making vacuuming nearly effortless. The large wheels and adjustable speed settings make it easy to clean the whole house, regardless of flooring. It also has a smaller footprint than other models so it’s exceptionally maneuverable, and when purchased online assembly is fast and easy.
Best Upright Vacuum for Grit
Dyson makes the DC65 Animal Upright with Radial Root Cyclone Technology. At a higher price point, the Animal comes with a 5 year parts and labor warranty. Purchasers can vacuum confidently knowing that the Animal will handle anything that they throw at it.
The cleaner head is self-adjusting. It maintains a perfect seal of suction when going from hardwood or tile to carpeting and back. And for homes with pets, the turbine tool stays tangle free when pulling hair from carpeting or upholstery.
Short stiff brushes dig into carpeting to free sand from carpeting and still perform great on hardwood. The Animal weighs 24 lbs., but uses the latest Dyson Ball Technology with a low center of gravity making it exceptionally maneuverable with a light touch.
It edges great without needing to use any of the included attachments. Many upgraded old Dyson models that lasted up to decade before noticing a drop in performance.
The right vacuum will get rid of the sand quickly and easily so you can get back out to the beach where you belong.