great little vacuum !!! I normally do not care for the 'little filters' most of these stick vacuums have, that you have to clean off, BUT this one is so great, that I am happy to overlook the "clean off" . . . (actually I use my big vacuum wand and suck the trapped "stuff" off the filter) . . . easy as pie . . . this Hoover Flair works great on all my floors, hard as well as carpet . . . buy it, you won't be sorry . . .