I struggle with my vacs which are all great but when it comes to my vinyl and hardwood floors, I have issues becaue I have a 74 lb. pup which sheds. Sooooo, after watching my hubby one afternoon, I happened upon his wet/dry vac. I got the light bulb in my head and bam! I got one (remove filter when soaking up water) and wow! It sucks up everything I do not want my good vacs destroyed with. Not only that, the suction is so good you can use it on ceilings, ceiling fans and just about anything and it comes with as many attachments as a reg vac. Now I use my good vac for carpet and such and my wet/dry vac for all my non carpet needs!