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Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2 Review

The House Method team tested the Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2 and rated it on a variety of factors including suction power, maneuverability, noise, mobility, and more. Read our full review here.

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Looking for a powerful vacuum cleaner with incredible maneuverability and suction power? The Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2 vacuum cleaner is easy to maneuver and can clean the messiest areas of your home without hesitation. With powerful suction and flexible steering, this vacuum is perfect for cleaning all types of floors, including carpet, hardwood, tile, and vinyl. But is it worth the price tag? Keep reading to determine if the Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2 is the best vacuum for you.

Overall score: 9.4/10

The value prop

The Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2 is one of the most powerful Dyson upright vacuums available. With Radial Root Cyclone technology that captures microscopic dust, a self-adjusting cleaner head to seal in suction across all floors, HEPA filtration for allergy sufferers, and ball technology for easy maneuverability, this Dyson vacuum is a top choice for entire-home cleaning.

Pros
  • It cleans exceptionally well on bare surfaces and low-pile carpet.
  • It features no-touch emptying, allowing you to empty debris without touching the contents of the dust bin.
  • It’s one of the lighter Dyson uprights available.
Cons
  • Though it’s easy to maneuver, its Ball design makes it hard to get under low-set furniture.
  • It doesn’t come with specific tools to target pet hair and other pet debris.

Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2 design

The Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2 has a sleek, modern, honey-colored design. It’s one of the lighter uprights we tested, weighing 15.6 pounds, but if you have trouble holding heavy objects for an extended period, we recommend going for a lighter Dyson upright like the Dyson Small Ball Multi Floor. Some other important design features of the Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2 include:

  • An on/off brushroll setting—This can be adjusted via an easily accessible button just below the handle. It stops the brush from rotating when you’re using other tools or cleaning bare floors. It also prevents you from scattering dirt on bare floors and reduces the risk of injury if the vacuum tips over during use.
  • A self-adjusting cleaner head—If you have carpets and hard floors across your floors, this design feature will really help during a cleaning job. The bottom of the head has a plate that adjusts to the type of flooring you’re vacuuming on, limiting suction loss around the cleaner head and resulting in more power to target your mess.
  • A clear bin—This feature allows you to see when the dust cup needs to be emptied.
  • A HEPA filterA high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter provides the highest level of vacuum cleaner filtration, removing even the smallest particles from your floors. HEPA filters are great for people who suffer from asthma or other allergies.

Vacuum assembly

If you’re looking for a vacuum with easy assembly, the Dyson Multi Floor 2 is a perfect choice. With four clicks (and simple pictures to follow along in your owner’s manual), your vacuum will be ready to use in no time. It took our team less than two minutes to remove all of the pieces from the box and put the vacuum together.

How the Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2 cleans

The Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2 has Radial Root Cyclone technology that captures more microscopic dust and particles than most vacuums on the market. Combined with a motorized brush bar, the vacuum’s self-adjusting cleaner head automatically raises and lowers and seals in suction across all floors. In addition to the self-adjusting cleaner head, this Dyson has a long power cord, which means you’ll be able to clean large areas of your house without having to unplug your vacuum.

The Dyson Multi Floor also has a ball feature that provides great maneuverability and mobility, allowing the vacuum to turn on a dime and generate more precise movements around furniture and other obstacles. Its maneuverability is easily one of its best—and one of our favorite—features, clearly surpassing other Dyson vacuum maneuverability levels.

What to note about the Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2

When testing the Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2, we noticed that it made a lot of noise, clocking in at 81.3 decibels, which is just over the average vacuum noise level. Its weight and width also make it harder to carry than other vacuums. Another factor to note: the vacuum produced a slight mechanical odor during testing (this could be because it was a brand new product).

How big is the Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2?

Height
Length
Width
Cord length
Maximum reach
Dust bin capacity

Height

41.9 inches

Length

15.6 inches

Width

13.4 inches

Cord length

31 feet

Maximum reach

40 feet

Dust bin capacity

0.42 gallons

Accessories included with the Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2

The Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2 comes with an attached hose, an instant release wand, a combination tool, and a stair tool.

Instant release high-reach wand

This accessory releases in one smooth action from its holster and allows you to spot clean difficult areas like ceiling vents or on top of fan blades. It may be slightly awkward to detach and reattach at first, but once you’ve done it a few times, the process becomes a lot easier.

Stair tool

The stair tool is designed to effectively remove pet hair, dirt, and other debris from your stairs.

Combination tool

The combination tool provides flexible cleaning for hard-to-reach spaces like behind furniture or along baseboards.

Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2 vs. Dyson Small Ball Multi Floor vs. Dyson Ball Animal 2

Compared to the Dyson Small Ball Multi Floor and the Dyson Ball Animal 2, the Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2 beats the Small Ball in suction power and is slightly lighter than the Dyson Animal.

Suction power
Dust bin capacity
Weight
Power cord length
Max reach
Accessories

Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2

Suction power

250 air watts

Dust bin capacity

0.42 gallons

Weight

15.6 pounds

Power cord length

31 feet

Max reach

40 feet

Accessories

Combination tool, stair tool, instant-release high-reach wand

Dyson Ball Animal 2

Suction power

306 air watts

Dust bin capacity

0.55 gallons

Weight

17.5 pounds

Power cord length

35 feet

Max reach

50 feet

Accessories

Combination tool, stair tool, tangle-free turbine tool, instant-release high-reach wand

Dyson Small Ball Multi Floor

Suction power

150 air watts

Dust bin capacity

0.21 gallons

Weight

12.2 pounds

Power cord length

31 feet

Max reach

42 feet

Accessories

Combination tool, stair tool

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Cleaning tests

We performed three different tests that measured suction power, maneuverability, and mobility on hard floors, low-pile carpet, and high-pile carpet. For our suction tests, we used Cheerios, kitty litter, coffee grounds, and pet hair.

Cleaning score: 9.75/10

Test 1—Suction test on hard floors

The Dyson Multi Floor received a perfect score across all substances during the hard floor test. It sucked up Cheerios, kitty litter, coffee grounds, and pet hair with ease. For those who have tile or hardwoods, choosing this vacuum is a no-brainer.

Test 2—Suction test on high-pile carpet

On high-pile carpet, this vacuum took one forward pass to suck up the Cheerios and kitty litter and three passes to completely remove the coffee grounds and pet hair. Though it didn’t get a perfect score across all substances, it still performed extremely well. We also noted that the vacuum had a harder time moving on high-pile carpet than low-pile carpet.

Test 3—Suction test on low-pile carpet

On low-pile carpet, the Dyson Multi Floor took one forward pass to suck up the Cheerios, kitty litter, and pet hair. It took four passes to completely remove the coffee grounds. For vacuuming finer substances, we recommend using the combination tool or attached wand to remove all of the particles.

Maneuverability

The Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2 is one of the easiest upright vacuums to maneuver thanks to its ball technology. With a simple turn of the wrist, you’ll be able to turn the vacuum on a dime. We tested the vacuum’s maneuverability around a couch corner and under a one-foot-tall coffee table and concluded that the vacuum steers easily into difficult spaces and doesn’t have a problem getting around big obstacles. Note: though the ball mechanism allows for easy maneuverability, it could be a hindrance when trying to get under extremely low furniture.

Usability

During our usability test, we tested how easy it was for the vacuum to move back and forth on our three different floor types. On hard floors and low-pile carpet, the vacuum moved with ease and never got stuck. On high-pile carpet, the vacuum occasionally got stuck and struggled to pick up finer substances. Additionally, its considerable heft can make longer clean-up jobs pretty strenuous. This is important to note for those who may be regularly vacuuming larger areas like the living room or master bedroom, or for those who have multi-level homes and have to constantly go up and down stairs.

Noise

The Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2 measured 81.3 decibels, which is comparable to what a normal piano practice sounds like. This noise level is slightly louder than the average vacuum noise level of 78–80 decibels.

Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2 maintenance

With the Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2, there’s not much that needs to be done in terms of maintenance. One important maintenance item that should be kept up with is emptying the dust canister whenever it gets full. In just two steps, detach the canister from the vacuum, press down on the “one-click” button, and allow the contents to fall from the bottom of the container into the trash. This one-click dirt emptying allows you to empty the canister without touching any dirt, hair, or debris. You’ll have to close the bottom manually and reattach the unit to the vacuum once you’re done.

Filtration

The Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2 is certified by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America and has whole-machine HEPA filtration that traps allergens, dust, and other particles. This is great for those who suffer from asthma, allergies, and other respiratory conditions.

Similar to the Dyson Ball Animal 2, the Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2 comes with two filters: a pre-motor filter and a post-motor filter. The pre-motor filter can be found in the center of the cyclones and is easy to remove. The post-motor filter is found inside the ball mechanism. Both filters are washable—a bonus for those looking to save money on replacement filter costs. Dyson recommends washing the filter with cold water every month.

Is the Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2 a good value?

This vacuum provides powerful, entire-home cleaning and excellent maneuverability for an upright vacuum. With an array of accessories to get deep into cracks and tight spaces, the Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2 is one of the most versatile vacuum cleaners in the industry and can accomplish a basic, thorough cleaning of the home in a timely manner. It does a phenomenal job cleaning up a variety of substances on hard floors and low-pile carpet and definitely surpassed maneuverability expectations.

Who should buy the Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2?

We recommend the Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2 if you’re looking for the following:

  • An upright vacuum with incredible power—If you want a reliable product that can target tough messes throughout your house, this is a top choice.
  • A model that cleans on both hard floors and low-pile carpet—If your house has multiple types of flooring, this vacuum has a brushroll feature and self-adjusting cleaner head that can adapt to each type.
  • A wide cleaning path and large dust cup capacity—The cleaning path width of this vacuum is 13.4 inches, allowing you to target more dirt and debris during your cleaning job. It also has a reasonable dust cup capacity of 0.42 gallons, allowing you to clean your entire home without stopping to empty out the canister.

Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2 specifications

Below is a list of the most important Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2 specifications.

Specifications
Type Upright
Manufacturer Dyson
Model Ball Multi Floor 2
Length 15.59 inches
Width 13.39 inches
Height 41.93 inches
Weight 15.6 pounds
Floor type All floors (carpet, wood floors, vinyl, tile, etc.)
Dust bin capacity .42 gallons
Power cord length 31 feet
Cordless or corded Corded
Bagless Yes
Returns 30 days
Warranty 5-year limited

Consumer ratings

See how other sites rate the Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2.

Source Consumer rating Number of ratings
Amazon 3.9 stars out of 5 595
Bed Bath & Beyond 4.5 stars out of 5 327
Walmart 4.9 stars out of 5 207
Best Buy 4.6 stars out of 5 587
Sylvane 4.5 stars out of 5 10

Customer reviews

“We have never been more impressed with a vacuum. The amount of dirt we’ve been able to pick up is outstanding. I had just vacuumed a few days before this vacuum arrived. After running it over the same floors, we had to dump the canister at least two times! The easy turning is an added bonus. I’ve had issues with edge cleaning with other vacuums. You had to pull the debris away from the wall to get the vacuum to pick it up. Not with this unit…it picked up everything near the baseboards. It is very lightweight and has a very long cord. We couldn’t be more pleased with this purchase!” — Amazon review

“I could not be happier with this vacuum! I purchased this about three weeks ago. I also come from a family that has always used Oreck vacuums, but after reading many personal reviews whether it be on this site or through friends and family members, I decided to go with this product. I can’t tell you how happy I am! I consider myself an absolute clean freak, and after one initial sweep/vacuum of the family room rug, I could not believe how much it picked up! This vacuum is definitely 100% recommended! As a side note, I do have a dog who is short-haired, yet [the vacuum] picked up so much of his fur and I am now dancing in my kitchen because I am so extremely happy with this product! Side note—my number one concern with all vacuums is the weight of it… This vacuum is perfect for me to carry up and down the stairs without a concern (I weigh 120-ish). This is a definite yes if you are considering buying this product! Love it!”— Amazon review

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Frequently asked questions

How much do Dyson vacuums weigh?

The weight will depend on the model you get. The Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2 weighs 15.6 pounds, which is lighter than the Dyson Ball Animal 2 but heavier than the Dyson V7.

How do I use the Dyson vacuum wand?

To use the telescopic wand, lift up the wand cap and pull the wand from inside the handle until it locks into place. Then, press the wand release button to remove the wand from the machine. After cleaning, press the wand release button and push the wand back down into the hose.

What accessories come with the Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2?

This vacuum comes with a combination tool, stair tool, and instant-release, high-reach wand.

About the author

Kealia is a staff writer and social media coordinator for House Method. She writes for a variety of beats, including home inspiration (her favorite), real estate, and home wellness.


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