Best UPRIGHT Vacuums for Berber Carpet

best upright vacuums for berber carpet

By William | December 10, 2016

Guide to Selecting the Best Upright Vacuum for Berber Carpet!

If your home has Berber Carpet along with Medium Pile or Lush Pile Carpet an UPRIGHT Vacuum may be your best choice.

A top quality Upright provides the necessary suction power along with a motor-driven Brushroll or Beater Bar to loosen and dig out dirt and hair that has become embedded in carpet pile. This is especially important if you have pets in your house that shed hair.

The Upright Vacuum you choose needs to have a Brushroll Shut-off to make sure you don’t damage your expensive Berber Carpet.

Fortunately, there are some excellent choices when it comes to Upright Vacuums.

Upright Vacuums for Berber Carpet  RECOMMENDATIONS


Miele Dynamic U1 Powerline Upright Bagged Vacuum Cleaner, White

Miele is one of the most trusted names when it comes to floor care. Their German Engineered vacuum cleaners are renowned for their cleaning ability and for lasting decades.

Miele Dynamic U1 Powerline Upright Bagged Vacuum Cleaner
Unsurpassed German Engineering and Quality

The U1 Series such as the Miele Dynamic U1 Powerline Upright Bagged Vacuum is a high-end German quality BAGGED vacuum with all the bells and whistles to clean your entire home from your smooth hard floors to Berber and all pile carpet.

It has earned the coveted Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval which provides you an additional level of assurance and protection.
Best UPRIGHT Vacuums for Berber Carpet
The Miele Dynamic U1 Powerline Upright Bagged Vacuum Cleaner features a Brushroll On/Off so you can easily transition from carpet to smooth floors or to Berber Carpet.

The Vacuum head is Spring-Loaded so it follows the contours of your floor providing even strong suction.

The removable handle becomes an Aluminum Telescoping Wand that allows easy Above-Floor cleaning capability.

As you would expect from a high-quality vacuum the Miele Dynamic U1 Powerline is on the heavy side at 21.4 lbs. However the Swivel Neck Steering makes it very agile and easy to maneuver around the floor.

Features and Attachments 

  • Automatic Adjusting ElectorBrush with On/Off Selector
  • Auto-Adjusting Vacuum Head
  • SwivelNeck Steering
    Dual Motors – One for suction and one for the ElectorBrush brushroll
  • 99.9% Effective Sealed Filtration w/ charcoal odor control (HEPA-Level Bags Optional)
  • LED Headlights
  • Mini STB TurboBrush to clean Furniture and Stairs
  • Accessories Include: Mini-Turbo Brush, Dusting Brush, Upholstery Brush, and Crevice Tool
  • 7 Year Miele Motor Warranty + 1 Year Parts & Labor (When Purchased on Amazon) + Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval protection

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Any of the Miele Dynamic U1 Models will work well on Berber Carpet as well as all other floor surfaces. Each model has unique features and accessories to accommodate just about anyone’s cleaning situation.Best UPRIGHT Vacuums for Berber Carpet


Best UPRIGHT Vacuums for Berber Carpet



Dyson DC33 Multi-Floor Upright Bagless Vacuum Cleaner

The Dyson DC33 Multi-Floor Upright is designed to work well on any floor surface.
Dyson DC33 Multi-Floor Upright Bagless Vacuum Cleaner
The Dyson DC33 Multi Floor is a lightweight, yet powerful bagless upright vacuum designed for every floor type, including all types of carpet, tile, vinyl and wood floors.

Featuring Root Cyclone technology Dyson DC33 Multi Floor doesn’t lose suction power as you clean. There are no bags to replace and the lifetime filter is washable eliminate extra costs.

The Telescoping Long-Reach wand extends to 14.4 ft for cleaning stairs and other high reach places. This makes the Dyson DC33 Multi Floor one of the best Uprights for those who have high ceilings and need to be able to clean cobwebs or dust ceiling fan blades.

It does have a Brush Roll Disengage making it a good choice if you have Berber Carpet as well as hardwood, tile, vinyl or other bare floor surfaces to vacuum.

This Dyson vacuum does have an excellent filtration system and it comes with a 5 Year Warranty.






Best UPRIGHT Vacuums for Berber Carpet


Shark Navigator Upright Vacuum Lift-Away(NV352)

Shark Navigator Lift Away Vacuum NV352 for berber carpet
When it comes to Upright Vacuums no other brand consistently receives such high customer review ratings.  Shark offers a vast line of Uprights with so many thoughtful features that are user-friendly and provide excellent cleaning performance.

The Shark NV352 is a budget priced upright, but don’t let the low price fool you.  The NV352 has all the features necessary to do an excellent job cleaning all floor surfaces including hardwood or smooth floors, Berber and other Low Pile to High Pile Carpet.

The Lift-Away feature expands the versatility of the NV352 for easy cleaning of stairs and above-floor.

There is an ON/OFF Brush Roll selector that allows you to move from smooth floors to carpet easily.

If you or someone in your family has respiratory issues the Shark NV352 is one of the Best Vacuums for Allergy Suffers with its highly effective sealed filtration system and the Euro-Pro 5 Year Warranty make it an excellent value!

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Best UPRIGHT Vacuums for Berber Carpet


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  1. William
    William • Post Author •
    June 30, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    Hi Kathy! Sorry your confused about which vacuum is best for your Berber Carpet. I think perhaps your confusion is a result of terminology used by the Carpet and Vacuum Cleaner Companies. Let me try and clarify for you. You SHOULD NOT USE A ROTATING or SPINNING BRUSH on Berber Carpet. If the vacuum you choose does have a rotating brush you need to be able to SHUT IT OFF as I have attempted to make very clear in this post. The carpet company you spoke with is saying the same thing basically. Some upright vacuums have a Manual Height Adjustment for the Vacuum Nozzle/Brushroll. If you adjust it to the highest setting, in theory, the brushroll will not contact the Berber Carpet. I do not recommend this strategy. I stand by my recommendation to SHUT IT OFF! Shark Upright Vacuums that I recommend DO have this feature. I agree, it is disappointing the Shark rep. wasn’t equipped to answer your question. Hope this helps, Will

  2. Kathryn Glaser
    Kathryn Glaser
    June 28, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    When I called Shark customer service they were unable to recommend any of their vacuums for Berber or loop carpets. I was told to call the carpet company for advice. They could not provide any recommendations and one Shark CS rep had no idea what I was talking about as he had not heard of loop or Berber carpets. The Shark CS reps also could not tell me which vacuum had the best suction. Luckily, if you make a mistake with Shark, the vacuums are cheap unless they destroy your carpet I can’t get info. I was told by the carpet company the brush needs to lift up on berbers. Shark’s brush doesn’t lift up. I’m confused. I’m returning the Shark and I’m going to keep shopping.

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