Many vacuum cleaners on the market come with a simple switch to turn the brush roll off when vacuuming hard surface floors. Other vacuum cleaners have low speed settings for hard floors. A spinning brush roll can damage the finish of hard surface floors. That same brush roll tends to spit crumbs out from beneath the vacuum cleaner when vacuuming hard surfaces. Check your manual to see the setting that is best for hard surface floors.
How Often to Vacuum Hard Surface Floors:
Hard surface floors that have a lot of traffic will benefit from being vacuumed or swept daily or at least twice a week. Other areas of hard surface flooring that receive less traffic still should be vacuumed at least weekly. Dirt and grit will damage and scratch the surface of floors, but a weekly vacuuming is usually enough to keep them clean.