1. There’s a moth in my rug?

    You heard that right!  Carpet moths can wreak absolute havoc on your gorgeous fine rugs.  Moths have a particular affinity for the materials used to create Oriental rugs. (Wool, in particular!)  The damage can be irreversible, so it is vital to take preventative measures.  Through the use of safe and effective moth repellents, our team can help keep the moths away, preventing (further) damage.…Read More

  2. Is my rug a handmade rug?

    Is my rug really a handmade rug? It is a question we hear often.  When you are dealing with any beautiful fine rug(s), there are a few things to look for. Let’s take a look at what to look for and why. To be truly considered a handmade rug, every piece (or part) of the rug must be entirely handmade.  That being said, there is absolutely something to be said for the ones that are partially hand…Read More

  3. Not all fine rug cleaners are the same….don’t be fooled by price!

    Let’s face it, not all fine rug cleaners are the same. Is it worth it to go with the cheapest price out there? As we explore what to look for in a reputable fine rug cleaner for your home. Don’t just pick the cheapest company out there. The old adage of ‘you get what you pay for’ is never truer when it comes to textile cleanings. Sure, you may find one for an unbelievably low price but be …Read More

  4. Stains… the part of life we like to ignore, but shouldn’t

    Stains are an unfortunate part of life that we’d all like to ignore. However, we say don’t ignore them! They are not always a cause for alarm. Let’s deal with them right away, so they are not a major issue later. Our four-legged pets are a big part of our family. Part of pet life is that there will enviably be accidents, either from a new puppy, an elderly dog or simply a sick dog, it is som…Read More

  5. Why in the world are there white dots in my rug after having it cleaned?

    What are these white dots/knots showing up in my rug?  Having a hand knotted rug, you do not think that you would actually see the knots. But guess what? They will start to eventually show through.  Let’s talk a bit about knots in your rug and why it is happening. These knots, that are generally white, so they are most noticed when exposed in darker colors.  They are a very common characteris…Read More

  6. Cleaning a rug in home verses cleaning it in shop.

    What is the difference?  Let’s take a look at each of them and their differences. In Home Cleaning.  When you want an area rug cleaned in home it is absolutely possible, with a few very notable exceptions. Is the rug on wood floor? If yes, we will need to either have another area to clean it in your home or we are unable to clean it. We do not want to damage your wood floors. We use very hot w…Read More

  7. What is that smell in my rug?

    What is that smell? Your beautiful rug can get a nasty smell due to several reasons. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why. Bad Latex. Occasionally you will get a tufted rug (they generally have a material of some sort on the back) that will have an odd odor. Sometimes it smells sour or it even smells like something is burning. The cause of this is the latex used to hold the rugs together…Read More

  8. Spring Cleaning with The Specialists

    Spring Cleaning with The Specialists It is that time of year when we all spring clean our homes.  Here are some helpful tips, tricks and reminders from your team at The Specialists. Here is a good checklist for your home: Take down and wash or dry clean your curtains. Don’t forget your blinds if you have them, they need a deep clean as well. Clean your lampshades. Take a soft brush and get into…Read More

  9. To fringe or not to fringe?

    To fringe or not to fringe? Ah the fringe on a rug, it is a love hate kind of relationship. People either love them or hate them. Let’s take a look at it today and go over a few points on fringes. What is it? Simply put, fringe defined is “an ornamental border of threads left loose or formed into tassels or twists.” On your rugs, they are most often on the warps of the rug(s). The warps of t…Read More

  10. A few rug do’s and don’ts

    Don’t be afraid of color. Color is a fantastic way to bring some brightness and fun into a room. There are many colors and patterns available today so bring your open mind when you shop. The beauty of bringing in a color or fun pattern into a room with an area rug is that if you want to change it up, it is easy to do, just roll it up and move it to another spot. It will instantly change the look…Read More