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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Is it time to go wall to wall carpet shopping?


Those shopping for carpet should read the Carpet Guru Website before visiting any showroom. You will save time, frustration, and money.

The Carpetguru has over 45 years experience in the carpet business, and is well known in the industry.

This information is to be used as a carpet buyer’s guide only, and not to be reproduced for profit.

Voted Good Times Best Carpet Cleaning Service 5 Years in a Row

Voted Good Times Best Carpet Cleaning Service 5 Years in a Row




When it comes time to clean your new wall to wall carpet (or your old) you can rest assured that the Connoisseur team is more than prepared to handle any of your cleaning challenges. No other cleaning company in town offers as many methods and solutions to your cleaning needs.



Reputable flooring stores in the Santa Cruz area that we work with hand and hand and recommend :

San Lorenzo Floors in Scotts Valley

Floors Etc in Soquel

Mission Floors on the Westside

Rainbow Carpet off the hwy 1 frontage road

Warehouse Direct by Costco


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How Granite Countertops are made.

I found this video informative and interesting as I’m sure anyone who owns a granite counter will as well..




 Santa Cruz home owners who need their Granite counters, floors or showerstalls professionally cleaned or sealed, please give us a call.

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and for those that really need a Canister vacuum..

I’m not a fan of Miele or Hoover canisters what so ever. Tiny and very expensive bags, poor suction  and a lack of agitation at the beater bar.

Not too mention way over priced..


In my opinion you’re much better off with a Royal or Kirby for your wall to wall and area rugs  and a Sanitiare canister for your hard floor and furniture cleaning.

Very light weight, you can wear it over your shoulder for large hard floor chores and it’s only $199 or less online.

9 bags for $7.55 on Amazon…



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