A great place to buy microfiber mops and related products.

I’d like to share this great website with you. The Microfiber mop heads are very high quality and 1/4 of the price of hardware and janitorial stores

I really like this mop head for cleaning honed or rough surface stone, wood and vinyl floors. The “scrub strips ” work wonders at dislodging soil.












For highly polished marble or wood floors you may not want to aggressiveness of the scrub strips so buy these.’










Their price on the mop itself can’t be beat..












For more information on how to use this sort of mop check out our blog HERE

All excellent products for cleaning your Marble, Travertine, Limestone, Slate, Concrete, Wood and Vinyl floors in Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, Capitola, Aptos, Carson Valley and Lake Tahoe homes and businesses


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Now serving the Reno/Tahoe/Carson areas!

Connoisseur is proud to now offer our legendary great customer service and cleaning results in the Carson Valley, Lake Tahoe/Reno and surrounding areas




Services provided to Reno/Sparks, Carson Valley, Carson City, Minden, Gardnerville, Genoa, South Lake Tahoe, Stateline, Kingsbury, Virgina City, Dayton, Markleeville, Coleville, Walker and Bridgeport

 -Residential and Commercial Carpet Cleaning

-Upholstery Cleaning

Fine Fabric Protection  for Rugs and Upholstery

-Tile, Stone and Grout Cleaning and Sealing

-In home Area Rug Cleaning

Call (775)392 1275 for more information or check out www.carsonvalleycarpetcleaning.com


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Connoisseur’s Professional Fiber Protection



Fiber ProTector can be used to protect all textiles even the finest natural ones. Fiber ProTector does not affect natural properties such as breathability or surface texture and it does not affect other fabric treatments such as fire proofing or anti-static treatment.

Added benefits from treatment are the significant reduction of sun fading, static build-up and reduced dust in an indoor environment due to the improved efficiency of daily vacuuming.

Fiber ProTector can be applied on:

  • Oriental Rugswool
  • Wool Broadloom (wall to wall) Carpet
  • All Fabric Upholstery Types Including Leather
  • Tapestries
  • Fine Table Cloths and Linens
  • Clothing and Shoes

All carpets and upholstery protected whether new or not, will require maintenance. Fiber ProTector treatment provides easy stain removal and reduced intervals of deep cleaning; thereby achieving considerable savings in cleaning and refurbishment costs. The net effect is that the original appearance can be maintained by routine cleaning.

The treatment will not affect the natural properties of textiles either in appearance or by touch.


Environmentally Friendly

Fiber ProTector’s protectant is “non-toxic and non-allergenic.” Fiber ProTector is safe to use around children and pets. Fiber ProTector is biodegradable.

Fiber ProTector travles clear through to preventative-300x245the backing even moving horizontally one to five inches which allows it to penetrate every fiber regardless of fabric type. It actually helps strengthen fibers while remaining odorless and colorless.

The use of Fiber ProTector is an important contribution to a better indoor environment that is of great value for individuals with allergies and asthma. Fiber ProTector creates a molecular shield round every fiber that prevents the fabric attracting dust and dirt. The friction between the fibers decreases which results in a reduction in fluctuation of dust and fabric fibers.

Protects against bacteria, fungus and mold
Carpets and furniture can be “bacterial bombs.” New research shows that office chairs can contain more bacteria than a toilet seat. Damp carpets can create smells and an indoor environment hazardous to health because fungus and mold can develop under the carpet. Fiber ProTector delivers antibacterial treatment of carpets and fabrics to prevent the above as well as preventing the spread of bacteria, fungus and mold.

Preventive Maintenance

Fiber ProTector is specialized in preventative maintenance solutions. Not only will the carpet look like new for longer but it will also decrease yearly maintenance costs.

Having your textiles treated with Fiber ProTector reduces the unnecessary use of cleaning chemicals, water and electricity.

How is this possible?

Fiber ProTector has a revolutionary system that is able to encapsulate the microscopic holes within the carpets’ or fabrics’ fiber. Therefore the fiber keeps all stacks_image_3009-300x245it’s natural properties like breath-ability and looks and feel. Dirt doesn’t get the chance to attach and will be laying on the fiber.

Daily vacuuming does most of the job for you. It takes away the majority of the dirt and dust particles which otherwise would attach themselves to the fibers and cause poor air quality as well as development of unwanted germs and bacteria. Having your textiles treated requires less passes with the vacuum cleaner.

When cleaning the carpets, only the use of hot water is often enough to remove parts that have not been removed by the vacuum cleaner.

This is how we save and treat nature rightfully. Our products do not contain any dangerous or harmful components whilst Fiber ProTector has a long lasting effect, and therefore we are unique in our market.


Having your upholstery and carpets protected with Fiber ProTector will keep them looking like new for longer. It also prolongs the overall lifespan of upholstery and carpets as our protection reduces the need for excessive cleaning. The best product for the protection of upholstery and carpets is Fiber ProTector, because we specialize, innovate and care for your investment.

The main advantages of using Fiber ProTector products and services:

  • Provides easy stain release and removal
  • Prolongs the life of your upholstery and carpets
  • Effective shield against most oil and water based stain causing liquids
  • Protects against UV sun-fading
  • Reduces wear and tear
  • Makes vacuuming more effective
  • Improves indoor air quality
  • Prevents the spread of unwanted bacteria and germs
  • Improves professional deep cleaning, saving you time and money
  • Reduces necessary amount of chemicals and water needed for cleaning



Will my carpet or upholstery stiffen from using Fiber ProTector products?

No. Using Fiber ProTector does not change the look or feel of carpeting. Occasionally, slight over-application of Fiber ProTector or accelerated drying (with fans or heat) may cause treated particles to stiffen. Simply, vacuum the affected areas and the carpet will feel normal again.

Is this product safe to use on wool?

The product is safe for use on wool rugs. Our Fiber ProTector products are tested and approved by the WoolSafe organisation and therefore safe to use on wool. Having your rugs or fabric protected means the dirt repellency and clean-ability are improved.

How often do I reapply?

With wear from dirt and traffic, the protection wears away with time. The more traffic and/or dirt, the faster it wears. After deep cleaning, Fiber ProTector Products will be intact. If you are not sure about the strength of the protection, poor a bit of water over the fabric and see if it rolls of. Keep in mind, Fiber ProTector products are very long lasting! To be sure, apply the product every once in a while and you won’t experience any problems! Consult your Connoisseur professional for a recommendation on reapplication

How long does it take to dry?

Under average room temperature conditions (70 degrees F, 50% Humidity), most objects should be dry in 1 hour. Always be sure to check before wearing the treated areas. Longer dry times could occur under the following conditions: colder temperatures, more humid conditions, or heavy applications. Providing for proper ventilation for the product will also provide a quicker dry time in most conditions.
You can use it on rugs, residential or commercial carpeting, and automobile carpeting and matting. Always check for colorfastness first by testing in an inconspicuous area.

On what kind of materials can I use Fiber ProTector Fabric ProTector?

This product works great on most fabrics! Whether natural fabrics like cotton & wool, synthetic fabrics like polyester & nylon, or delicate fabrics like silk; you can use Fiber ProTector Fabric protector for fabrics & upholstery. (It is always good to test in an inconspicuous spot for color bleeding.) We do not recommend using on plastics or vinyl. On upholstery, check furniture manufacturer’s care and warranty information. Examples of usage include: sofa, chairs, auto upholstery, camper & rv’s, clothing, silk ties & blouses, delicate fabrics, wool, quilts, throw pillows, table linens, place mats, window treatments, crafts, canvas shoes, & more!

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Fiber ProTector is the most technically advanced and effective fiber protection system available in Santa Cruz, Los Gatos and Saratoga, or in the world for that matter!

For more information about Fiber ProTector please log on to http://www.fiberprotector.com/

Call Mike Pailliotet@ 831 588 9063 for more information and pricing


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We have your floors and walls protected!

 Lots of hoses and cords are an unfortunate and sometimes messy reality when it comes to getting your carpet cleaned. 

Rest assured that our conscientious technicians at Connoisseur will do everything they can to protect your hard floors and walls from scratches, moisture, cleaning agents and shoes..

 Along with our caring attitude, we bring a multitude of tarps, runners, corner guards to each and every job.





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Commercial Carpet and Maintenance Guide from Mohawk






I wanted to share this guide for our commercial clients. Lots of great advice for cleaning frequencies, methods, interim care, spotting help and more


















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Chinese Laminate Flooring Exceeding National Formaldehyde Levels

It appears that the laminate flooring this chain is selling emits a high level of formaldehyde, a known cancer causing chemical. The materials coming from Chinese manufacturing plants can be labeled as CARB compliant when they actually aren’t. 60 Minutes did a story on this and it’s the kind of thing people should be made aware of.  wood-in-truck



Lumber Liquidators is the largest and fastest-growing retailer of hardwood flooring in North America, with over 360 stores in 46 states and revenues of more than a billion dollars a year. But hardwood isn’t the only product they sell. More than 100 million square feet of the company’s cheaper laminate flooring is installed in American homes every year. Lumber Liquidators is a U.S. company, but much of its laminate flooring is made in China, and as we discovered during our investigation, may fail to meet health and safety standards, because it contains high levels of formaldehyde, a known cancer causing chemical. Lumber Liquidators insists its Chinese-made laminate flooring is safe, but it doesn’t appear that way based on what we learned from our own reporting and from the work of people like Denny Larson.



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A group of us Carpet Cleaners pay back our biggest fans…

As some of you know I put on educational event for fellow carpet cleaners around the country. Last September we had a gathering in Las Vegas where I solicited a lot of great prizes from manufacturers and suppliers and sold tickets to benefit a local pet rescue..

I heard back from them this week and thought I’d share what they had to say..

Hello Mike,

Hope the new year finds you and your staff well! We are still talking about the wonderful time we had at the event, in our most vivid imagination we could not have asked for a more AWSOME time! The attendees were so much fun! It was indeed an honor to be at your event with such a compassionate and generous group. Their interest in Adopt A Rescue Pet, and how we help homeless dogs was so touching! I wish I could thank each one personally and explain what their donations meant to our group!

In the history of our group we have never had a more successful event! The final GRAND TOTAL was $7500!!! It was an exciting task to decide how to spend the money. First things first we were able to stock our food pantry, what many people do not understand is that we must buy many different types of foods to accommodate the special needs of some of our dogs who have allergies or medical issues, so not having to worry about providing the right type of food was a big relief. We used some of the money to catch up on our vet bills and also did some repairs at our Rescue Ranch.

Thank you,

Marleen Szalay

Director of Special Events and Fundraising

Adopt A Rescue Pet, Las Vegas, NV



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