I bought an expensive (to me!) vacuum cleaner, and it was money well spent. We usually go for those cheapo models that get the job done, but offer little else. Well, I splurged on an Oreck vacuum cleaner, like they use in hotels, and it was worth every penny. It vacuums all floors. Hardwood, carpet, linoleum, even rugs. I don't have to make any adjustments. I never even noticed these things before I started babysitting my grandchildren who were all over everything. GOD bless my wife for putting up with my thriftiness when I insisted on the cheaper model for years. Have you ever splurged on a more expensive model and found it was money well spent?