1. Happy Earth Day!

    Happy Earth Day from The Specialists!  We are committed to being an all green, all-natural company. We do this for not only our health, but for the betterment of Earth.  By using sustainable Earth friendly products, we are not only keeping our families healthier but leaving a legacy of caring about our planet. In an ideal world all cleaning products would be green cleaning products made using su…Read More

  2. Why would you want rug padding?

    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 padding provide comfort, it will help protect your rug from furniture tears, holes and indentations by providing an extra layer of cushioning for your furniture. It can also help protect the floors underneath your rugs. If you have a dye transfer,…Read More

  3. Is it allergies or a cold?

    Is it a cold or is it allergies?  That seems to be the big question, especially this time of year. With all the plants blooming and pollen levels rising, it can be difficult to figure out if you have allergies or simply, a cold.   Let’s take a look at the key differences. If you have a cold you can exhibit the following symptoms: A fever. It can occur with a very bad cold. Body aches. It last…Read More

  4. The Vacuuming and care of your fine rug

    Question of the day: Is it safe to vacuum my Oriental Rug? Answer: Yes, with a caveat.  It is safe to vacuum the rugs, as long as you do not have damaged rugs that need repairs. Vacuuming your rug is absolutely something that you can do.  Dry soil removal by vacuuming is the best way to keep your rugs looking their best.  Rugs can collect all kinds of dust and dirt from the air and from your sh…Read More

  5. Fiber protection….it is worth it!

    Is having fiber protection worth the extra cost?  That really depends on how you think about it.  When you have any rug, whether wall to wall or a beautiful area rug, it is an investment in your home.   By adding a professionally applied protection to any of your rugs, carpet or upholstery you buy yourself a bit more time to help you get a spill up, therefore helping to maintain your rug, carp…Read More

  6. Pet urine in your rugs

    We love our furry family members. But sometimes, they can really make a mess on your rugs. Did you know that they are very difficult to remove and after 24 hours, should really be handled by a professional? In the first 24 hours, you can generally get out urine by blotting it up with a white towel (using several if necessary) and using our spot cleaner. Any longer and it can set in the pad. Urine …Read More

  7. How to choose the right cleaner for your project

    When you are searching for someone to do any kind of work in your home, you only want the best.  Inviting anyone into your home for any kind of service work can seem challenging and maybe even a bit overwhelming.  Let’s take a few moments to determine if the company you are looking at is reputable. One very important thing is to take a look at the ratings given to them by other consumers.  It…Read More

  8. Abrash in rug, what it is and what you should celebrate about it

    Abrash is the naturally occurring horizontal, shade or color variance in rugs. You may or may not notice right away in a newer rug. We here at The Specialists would like to take a look at what it means and why it is not something to panic about. When weavers are making rugs, especially in regions where wool fibers are dyed in small lots, often times weeks or months apart causing the dyes to have a…Read More

  9. Tufted rugs or hand knotted rugs, what is the difference?

    What are the differences between a tufted rug and a knotted rug? Both tufted and knotted rugs are made by hand and that is the only thing they really have in common. Let’s take a look a few of the most notable differences. A tufted rug generally has two backings to it. The first back is a canvas (often times a muslin fabric). The pattern is made by punching colored wool yarns through it onto a s…Read More

  10. Moths in my rug?

    Have you noticed moths flying around?  What about bare patches on your beautiful area rug?  You may have a carpet moth infestation.  If you see this, you want to address it as soon as possible. They can cause a lot of damage within a short period of time.  Let’s take a look at some Moth information 101. What are they? There are generally two types of moths that are seen, one is a Webbing mot…Read More