1. Why a rug pad?

    Rug Padding, they are not all are created equal.  Just like with the many types of rugs available, there are different types of rug padding.  To really know what is the right one for your rug(s) you should explore a bit more about each of them. Using the correct rug padding help prolong the life of your rug.  It helps provide a solid foundation for your rug(s).  Not only does high quality rug …Read More

  2. The how to on cleaning your tile and grout in your home properly

    Do you ever wonder how professionals clean the tile and grout in their own homes? Let's take a look. Your tile and grout or stone work in your home is a large investment and of course, you most certainly want to maintain that value.  Here are a few simply ways to help keep your tile and grout or stone work looking its absolute best. First and foremost is the regular maintenance.  This is a cruci…Read More

  3. Traffic lanes, wear patterns and pile distortion…oh my!

    Just what are traffic lanes, wear patterns and pile distortion?  Here is some basic information from The Specialists to help you understand them. Traffic Lanes.  These are about what you would picture in your mind.  They often times look like general “lanes” of wear or discoloration where people walk.  A lot of people call them the traffic areas.  It is the highest trafficked areas on a f…Read More

  4. Why Choose us?

    Why choose us to clean for you? When you are choosing a cleaner to come in to your home, whether in El Dorado Hills, Lincoln or Davis it is a big decision. Here is why you should choose us, The Specialists. We are: Secure and Insured.  We are licensed and insured.  This protects your home, belongings and your family, as well as workers.  If a company is newer, not adequately trained and not ins…Read More

  5. Corn rows in your carpet?

    Have you noticed your plush carpet getting an odd look to it, almost a cornrow appearance?  It is absolutely a real problem.  Let’s explore about this and what to do to help avoid or alleviate this problem. More than likely this is happening in a carpet with more of plush design.  It is most often seen in the highest traffic areas.  It will look like the carpet is almost matted or tangled in…Read More

  6. White knots in your rug

    What the knot? When you have a hand-knotted rug you expect it to be well, knotted. But what does it mean when you start seeing knots pop up through the pile? Simply put, those knots (and often times they are white, so they will be noticeable when exposed in darker colors) are a very common characteristic of true oriental rugs. They are very common and nothing to worry about. These are part of the …Read More

  7. Keeping your rugs looking their best!

    If you have area rugs, whether they are synthetic rugs from your local department store or that amazing, hand-knotted rug you inherited or found on that special trip, you want them to always look their best. Let us here at The Specialists help you keep them looking great! Here are some tips to help you keep them looking their absolute best.  We serve Davis, El Dorado Hills, Elk Grove, Folsom, Gra…Read More

  8. Choosing a carpet…oh the decisions!

    When you choose a carpet for your El Dorado home, it is a big decision.  Sometimes it can seem very overwhelming.  There are several factors to consider. You have to choose between fiber types, length of carpet, style of the fibers, construction of the carpet, durability, stain resistant or not, what color, pattern or no pattern and cost.  This is a significant investment for your home and you …Read More

  9. The difference between Traditional and Modern Rugs, here is the scoop!

    Traditional rugs, they are generally called Oriental or Persian. They have patterns and designs that are up to centuries old and tend to lend an air of elegance. They often tend to resemble a tapestry and are usually hand-woven from natural fibers such as cotton, silk, wool or Jute. They often have a multitude of colors and often have familiar shapes such as flowers and diamond. These rugs can als…Read More

  10. What to look for in a Commercial Carpet Cleaning

    When it comes to commercial carpet cleaning, you should absolutely receive the same level of service and quality that you would receive in your home.  Here is a look at a few things to keep in mind when looking for a quality company to do cleaning for you. What is their reputation? Be sure to check out their Yelp, Angie’s List, Better Business Bureau and Google reviews. These reviews cannot be …Read More