This Dyson tool doesn't look much for [...]but once you start using it you'll be glad you bought it. Cleaning wooden floors is a doddle, very quick and it doesn't scratch (very important to me - my Dyson DC04 upright was leaving terrible scuffs and scratch marks on my cherry veneer floors). I agree that the angle of the fitting tends to make you stoop a bit when you're using it but that's about the only drawback. I didn't find that it came loose as some reviewers have complained (you just need to screw it on tightly in the first place). The suction is brilliant, so it's great on rugs and carpets too. I'd definitely recommend this attachment, especially for hard surfaces.