The subject of vacuums comes up often. You can see those discussions if you do a search under FIND tab at the top of this message board.
To get you started, here's a link to one vacuum thread: "Opinion on vacuums" <~click on title to go to that thread
Personally, I have a Dyson "Animal" model and I recommend it. I have a combination of hard flooring and carpeting, two pets (so I vac a lot!) and it does beautifully on both--the types of flooring--not the pets! . It's not cheap, but considering the other cheaper ones didn't last very long, this one is turning out to be cheaper.
Hope this helps! This message has been edited. Last edited by: CA Rose,
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Had this discussion with my sister when my kirby needed fixing. She has the shark navigator and loves it. Seems to have the same features as a dyson minus the ball. I ended up fixing my kirby (which resulted in IT getting a deep cleaning too.)