I so love this vacuum! I bought it primarily for my dark hardwood floors which run through my whole first floor-living room, dining room, kitchen, and a guest bath. I have two black cats and a cream frenchie who are the main reason I needed something other than a broom and microfiber sweeper and this vacuum does the job!! It gets all the fur and food crumbs. I do run through with a microfiber sweeper after I vacuum if I am going to damp mop and there is little to nothing left behind just a little dust. It makes my job so much simplier than before. The versitility is great with the hand vac and attachments. It works well on low carpeting but does not like thicker, shaggier rugs. Cleaning the vacumm is even nice. The "dinger" as I call it really does knock all the dust off the filter without having to touch it. And the port which allows you to attach your full size vacuum to the front of it allows you to vacuum the inside out nicely. Overall Bravo! to Electrolux. Now I know why my Mother owned an ancient blue Electrolux canister vac forever!!