1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Learning about Silk Rugs

    When you have a beautiful silk rugs, it is important to understand them and how they need special care and attention. Real silk is a natural protein fiber, produced when silkworm larvae form cocoons. This fiber is primarily composed of fibroin. Silk, naturally is considered to be one of the strongest natural fibers. Did you know, that when it gets wet it will lose approximately 20 percent of its s…Read More