I can accept a lot of things in this world. Hollywood butchers my favorite novel, I appreciate the effort; People carry pets in strollers, I allow for the practicality of it; Maybelline discontinues my signature eyeshadow, I see an opportunity for growth. But there is one thing for which I stand, unmoving and steadfast. One thing I simply cannot allow. Why, oh why, do people lay carpet over hardwood floors?
When my husband and I bought our 1949 bungalow, we toured the small house and cringed our noses at the mustard colored carpeting. But we were savvy enough to know what the year of that home implied...we were likely to find the original floors under that hideous sea of yellow-orange. Sure enough, one corner was all the peek we needed. I love those long, thin planks, the different tones and textures, and the assorted the creaks and groans. The character of hardwood makes a house a home and, if you're like me, you love caring for them. It's vital to use the right attachments for your central vacuum unit. The wrong vacuum brush can scratch those glorious boards (kind of like when I tried to move the guest bed all by myself.) But don't worry, you're in good hands with the Imperium 98406 Deluxe Bare Floor Attachment Set.
The Imperium 98406 Deluxe Bare Floor Attachment Set includes a 30 foot crush proof hose. The hose comes complete with a convenient on/off switch built right into the ergonomic handle. The handle itself also features the signature 360 swivel. This allows for more convenience and less kinking.
This set covers every possible attachment situation you may encounter. The metal telescoping wand provides that extra length and height you need to tackle any job in your home, even those pesky fan blades. The dusting brush included in the Imperium 98406 is the exact tool I use for my baseboards and window blinds and the upholstery tool is an easy switch to vacuum the curtains and sofa! The crevice tool digs into those tiny spaces you can never get, like in between cushions or along the sliding door track.
All this and we haven't even touched on the floor brush, yet! The extra-wide, 12 inch bare floor brush allows you to cover more space in less time. Not just meant for hardwood, this brush is perfect for tile, linoleum, vinyl, and natural stone. It has a swivel neck so you can maneuver underneath furniture pieces and into tight corners. The 98406 even features all natural bristles. And because CentralVacuumStores.com understands that having bare floors means you'll likely have area rugs, too, we've included the 12 inch carpet tool. This attachment is ideal for small rugs and throws.
The extra features included in the Imperium 98406 Deluxe Bare Floor Attachment Set are the utility pieces. The hose hanger can be mounted on the back of a door or on the garage wall to safely store your hose and keep it kink-free. The mesh bag will help you keep all your attachment pieces organized and in one place. And finally carrying all the tools you may need for the job is easy with the attachable tool caddy. This little gem snaps onto your wand and holds up to three additional pieces.
I've poured my sweat and tears into sanding, staining, varnishing, and polishing those hardwood floors, but they're worth it. Even if I do strategically place an area rug in the guest room.