1. Jute rug verses a Sisal rug, and which is the right choice for you?

    Often, people will say I have a jute or sisal rug, but they don’t often know the difference.   There are a few key differences between them, and they could help you choose what rug is the correct choice for your home. Jute A jute rugs fiber is more of a natural soft and durable.  It is sometimes called a hessian, is a long vegetable fiber spun into coarse strands commonly used to make burlap …Read More

  2. Is a viscose rug right for your Sacramento home?

    Viscose, Lyocell, Ramie, Faux silk, man-made silk, fake-silk, banana-silk or bamboo silk these are all words for viscose or rayon fiber.  It is very soft, and people often think they are getting a great deal on a silk rug, when in fact, they are not.  Let’s take a peek at why. Viscose is well known to shed, break, distort and it will yellow with even a tiny water spill!  It is a rayon fiber a…Read More

  3. Removing the dry soil from Oriental rugs in Sacramento

    Dry soil is the most common soil type found in your Sacramento rugs.  There has been testing that says 75% or more of total soil found in your rugs.  While you may think that spills are the most damaging (and it can be in many cases) dry soil can scratch, cut and severally damage your rug fibers. So, what is dry soil?  It is simply that, dry dirt and contaminate that work their way into the fib…Read More

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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