I have three small children and a dog, so having an efficient vacuum cleaner is a necessity for me. I have tried many vacuums in the past and have been far too frugal to give in to purchasing a Dyson because of the cost. I have to say that I would be skeptical if anyone challenged to say that their vacuum could beat this one! This vacuum has amazing suction. It gets my carpet in my bedroom and the rugs cleaner than any vacuum I have ever owned in the past. I also have hardwood floors throughout my house and tile in the bathrooms, so I can tell you that this vacuum will work on any surface beautifully. I love that this vacuum has no belt and does not use bags. I always hated having to buy replacement bags and vacuums with belts have always given me trouble. As if all of that wasn't a good enough reason to run out and purchase this vacuum, it is a beautiful piece as well. I love the silver color and I love that it is so sleek and modern. I would recommend this vacuum to anyone, regardless of what kind of flooring you have. It is, by far, the best vacuum I have ever tried.