Generally, an upright is the choice for homes with mostly carpeted floors. We offer extremely light upright vacuums and full featured uprights with tools onboard. Some uprights allow the user to turn the brushroll off for hard floor cleaning and some offer two speeds so the operator can slow the brushroll down on hard floor. Some uprights feature bagless filtration and some include replaceable bag filtration. Many uprights offer HEPA filtration for reduced particle emissions, a feature that is very important to those with allergies. Some find the upright easier to maneuver than a canister type vacuum.