When it comes to cleaning carpets, this Eureka is hard to beat. The Vibra-Groomer II brush roll paired with the large direct-air fan provide for superb carpet cleaning. While it is advertised as a commercial vacuum, these are actually really nice for residential use. The bags are huge and take awhile to fill, and can prolong the life of carpet by easily and gently removing grit. Eureka has used this design for their residential models since the 1940s, but have cheapened the quality over time. This commercial Eureka uses high-quialty plastic and metal for provide for a more durability. This vacuum will last you a long time, both for commercial and residential use. Sadly, they do not include a hose or attachments. You can buy a adopter online, but the design is inefficient and provides pitiful hose suction by today's standards. But the airflow is excellent for cleaning carpets. Maneuverability The vacuum really seals onto the floor and it a tad heavy. It takes more effort to push than most modern vacuums, but nothing to worry about. Ease of Maintenance Requires no tools to access the belt, and the motor and fan can be replaced fairly easily. The bags are bottom-fill, which are not as easy to replace as top-fill. Once you get the idea, it is easy from then on out. Suction Performance Many people compare this Eureka to a Kirby in terms of performance. Versatility No tools are included, and the large bag and base make it hard, if not impossible, to clean under furniture. This is for open areas of carpet only. Durability Even in commercial use these vacuums last years. It could very well be the last vacuum you buy if used at home.