1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Choosing a reputable carpet cleaner, it is not as easy as you think

    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

  7. The Critical Do’s and Don’ts with Pet Urine Stains.

    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 something that happens.   We are here to help.   If you do not combat the stains as they occur and they build up, it can cause some serious damage down the road. Here are a few do’s and don’ts when it comes to pe…Read More

  8. Rug Finishes. What are they and why you need to know about them

    Are you planning on buying a new rug? Did you know there are many types of rug finishes? Have you ever thought about it?  Let’s explore a few of the different types of finishes. One of the most common types is what as known as a Tea Wash.  It is applied over a completed rug to give more of a rich antiqued look that is a golden or brown color.  It is important to understand that it is not a pe…Read More

  9. Why you should have your upholstery cleaned regularly!

    Do you really need to clean your upholstery regularly?  The answer is yes!  From Davis to Shingle Springs, Elk Grove, Folsom, Sacramento and all points in between, here are several reasons why your upholstery needs to be cleaned. First, it will help keep the beauty of your furniture.  Many people don’t maintain their upholstery and often don’t try a professional cleaning before buying new.…Read More

  10. The low down on rug cleaning

    At The Specialists, we are proud to provide Sacramento’s best oriental and area rug cleaning services.  Through our time-tested process, we produce great results every time.  We pride ourselves on not only providing you the top notch service you have come to know and love, but continuing to educate ourselves to keep up that level of service. Our steps are: Step One: Consultation First, we will…Read More