Although many people aren't aware, upright and cylinder vacuum cleaners were originally designed for different purposes. Upright vacuum cleaners were designed for vacuuming carpeted floors in cooler climates (such as the UK) while cylinder vacuum cleaners were designed for vacuuming hard floors in hotter climates (such as Spain). As a result, not all cylinder vacuum cleaners come with powerful rotating brushes.
A vacuum cleaner is probably the most expensive cleaning tool you will buy so it's important when choosing your next vacuum cleaner to make the right decision.
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The history of vacuum cleaners in the UK dates back to the early 1900s. Hubert Cecil Booth started the first vacuum cleaner company in the UK, known as the British Vacuum Cleaner Company. It wasn't long however before William Henry Hoover, who had already experienced success with his vacuum cleaners in America, made headway in the vacuum cleaners market in the UK and overtook Booth.