Upright vacuum cleaners are the most common style in America. These vacuums are self contained and have an upright bag located in the unit to collect the dirt and dust. They traditionally come with agitator brushes designed to remove the dirt from carpets and bare floors. Use these units if you need a simple yet effect way to clean your floors with virtually no installation of the unit.
Canister vacuums are a style in which the suction motor and filtering system are housed in a separate unit from the hose. This design allows far more flexibility since the hose is located away from the bulky motor unit. They also allow for you to apply more attachments.
Portable vacuum cleaners are extremely mobile. These vacuums are small and lightweight allowing for cleaning while on the go. They are perfect for an RV or other similar application.
Robotic vacuum cleaners are very high tech and new. They use a microchip to control its movement while at the same time cleaning your floor. These units are nearly autonomous and simply require you to program it to your specific room. The microchip then keeps track of which portion of the room has been vacuumed and keeps your floor clean while running independently.
Steam Cleaners use the power of steam to clean your floor. These units are often used to clean tough stains and tough carpets because of their added cleaning power. Use one of these units in a heavy traffic area or if you need a more capable vacuum.