Carpet Cleaning

Connoisseur’s unique, customized “Multi-Method” approach to carpet cleaning insures the safest deepest, most effect cleaning available. We’ve learned long ago that no one method is right for every home or business. With our ability to use various extractors, scrubbers and modern safe cleaning solutions, there is no need to over use water pressure or strong solvents. Now slow drying and stiff or sticky carpeting is a thing of the past.

Residential and Commercial services

  • Our family ran business has an extremely passionate and educated staff you can trust in your home and provide the very best customer service
  • Eco friendly and baby safe cleaning agents and fabric protectors
  • An award winning attention to detail that can’t be beat!
  • The industry’s most powerful truck mounted and portable extraction units and the very latest in low moisture technology
  • A thorough pre-vacuuming to remove as much dry soil as possible prior to wet cleaning. Edges too!
  • Fresh soft hot water rinse to leave your carpet and fabrics looking and feeling like new
  • Use of tarps, runners and corner guards to protect your wood and stone flooring.


31 years of fine tuning our carpet cleaning process lets Connoisseur deliver quick drying, soft fluffy carpet and beautiful bright colors!

Along with Hot Water Extraction (steam cleaning) Connoisseur is proud to offer Santa Cruz and Bay Area  residents and businesses the very latest in low moisture (Dry) cleaning technology. Dry Compound, Bonnet or Encapsulation methods are all available. These systems are fantastic for low use/light soil areas in any home. If you have a business that needs frequent cleanings or touch ups, you’ll love our results.

Upholstery Cleaning

30 years of experience dealing with both the finest and toughest of fabrics.

Our cleaning process includes:

  • Professional “baby safe”, environmentally friendly cleaning agents designed specifically for today’s unique upholstery fibers
  • Thorough pre-vacuuming prior to wet or dry cleaning to remove dust, hair, sand and fine soils
  • Delicate fabrics are tested for possible shrinkage, bleeding and distortion
  • We select from a multitude of methods, often combining a few to bring out the best in your upholstery
  • Either a soft water or a pH balancing rinse to ensure a soft hand and stable colors
  • Final grooming of pile fabrics to set the nap.
  • An award winning attention to detail!

Our expert cleaning extends the life of your upholstered investments, increases indoor air quality and brings back their vibrant colors and soft touch. We will provide you with spot cleaning tips and maintenance suggestions to help keep your fabric looking beautiful.

We offer a variety of fabric protection products including Fiber ProTector of Norway. Ask for more details when you set up your appointment.

Mike’s involvement on the education side of the cleaning industry keeps him on top of the very latest in upholstery cleaning methods, solutions and equipment. He owns and operates the industry’s most popular and respected online discussion forum, which is credited for many positive and innovative changes to the industry. Mike also provides one on one training and hosts seminars and conventions around the country each year.

 For more great information on upholstery cleaning tips and maintenance click HERE.

Tile and Grout Cleaning

Do your Tile floors need attention? Does your grout no longer resemble the color you spent so much time and effort to choose? Don’t spend all day on your hands and knees with a toothbrush, hire a Tile and Grout Cleaning Professional to restore and protect the original beauty of your stone and tile surfaces.

Our services include:

  • Granite counter top cleaning, polishing and sealing
  • Etch mark and water ring removal
  • Re-caulking of tubs, sinks and showers
  • Replacement of missing or damaged grout
  • Fill holes in Travertine floors
  • Grout Color Sealing
  • Stone enhancing, protective coatings and sealers.

Connoisseur’s unique approach to tile  cleaning has us prepared to safely and effectively clean deep into grout. We use a variety of both alkaline and acidic cleaning agents, mechanical and hand operated scrubbing devices, contained pressure washing systems and all sorts tricks up our sleeves that only years of experience can earn.

Our contained steam cleaning system is simply incredible on porous floors like Travertine and Limestone. Much like white carpeting, many home owners are finding that they are benefiting from annual cleanings. Mopping is just not enough and often times, is the source of the problem.

We’ll gladly show you an easy, economical system to maintain your flooring between our visits.

Give us a call to discuss your hard surface cleaning project today!

Fiber Protection

Fiber ProTector® is the most technically advanced and effective fiber protection system available.

We are the regional applicators of the world’s most advanced environmentally safe fiber protector for fine rugs and fabrics. Our product is designed to help keep fibers clean and stain free. This treatment will help to maintain
 a textile’s original appearance while extending it’s service life cycle. It has a long residual effect and is completely harmless to humans, animals and the environment. Fiber ProTector® has, for years, been the preferred anti-soil and stain treatment for numerous hotels, cruise ships, aircraft manufacturers, public transportation, theaters, corporate offices and custom made manufacturers of carpet and fabrics. Fiber ProTector® forms an invisible shield around textile fibers providing an effective barrier against all kinds of organic matter, fluids, dust and debris that on unprotected textiles would result in permanent stains. Fiber ProTector® adds UV protection, it is bacteriostatic, reduces static electricity, inhibits the growth of mold and mildew and does not affect surface texture or breath-ability.

Home Owners

Home owners use Fiber ProTector® for wall-to-wall carpet, cloth and leather upholstery and chairs, curtains and draperies, bed linen and blankets, rugs (including Oriental, Persian and Navajo).

Interior Designers

Interior Designers use Fiber ProTector® for hotels and restaurants, hospitals and institutions, shops and office environments, ships, planes, trains and buses, theatres and concert venues.


Fiber ProTector® products are used and approved for hospitals, retirement homes, doctors’ practices, hotels and exclusive restaurants, assisted living facilities, public areas, and conference halls.

Professional Care System

Through Fiber ProTector Carpet protection and Fiber ProTector Textile protection, we have developed a revolutionary system that encapsulates every fiber in the fabric. This prevents dirt and fluids from penetrating and sticking to the fabric.

Unlike most fabric protection services, Connoisseur does not farm out our spot cleaning service, rather we do all the servicing to protected pieces ourselves. Having been cleaning fine upholstery for 30 years, it is very rare come across a spot or stain we cannot improve.

All carpets and upholstery protected when new or not, will require maintenance. Fiber ProTector treatments will not keep spills and dirt from landing on a carpet or chair; it simply provides easy stain removal and reduced intervals of deep cleaning; thereby achieving considerable savings in cleaning and replacement costs. The net effect is that the original appearance can be maintained by routine cleaning.

Fiber ProTector will not affect the natural properties of textiles either in appearance or by feel. Unlike competitive Silicon based products, Fiber ProTector does not leave a film behind to attract soil.

For more information, click here

Stone Restoration

Granite, Marble, Travertine, Limestone, Slate or Flagstone floors? You bet, Connoisseur cleans, restores and protects them all.

  • Polish or hone all stone surfaces to remove scratches, etch marks and dullness
  • Contained Steam Cleaning of all stone surfaces, inside or out, to extract absorbed soil types without a mess.
  • Granite and stone countertop restoration to remove hard water deposits, soap scum and restore that like new shine
  • Grout repair and Travertine hole filling,
  • Re-Caulking of tubs and shower stalls w/ Epoxy fortified grout with custom colors available.
  • Penetrative and topical sealers for every surface

Connoisseur’s unique approach to natural stone cleaning and restoration has us prepared to safely and effectively renovate your stone surfaces. We use a variety of cleaning agents, mechanical and hand operated scrubbing and polishing devices, contained pressure washing systems and all sorts tricks up our sleeves that only years of experience can earn.

We’ll also gladly show you an easy, economical system to maintain your stone surfaces between our visits.

Due to extreme variability in natural stone surfaces whether they be flooring or counter tops, you’ll need to set up an inspection appointment for us to come out to inspect and discuss your project. We ask that if possible, you start this process with a few photographs sent by text or email. Please call for instructions

Rug Cleaning

Connoisseur has the unique ability to clean your area rugs either in the home or at our shop.

Many modern synthetic and wool rugs can be safely and effectively cleaned at the same time we take care of your wall to wall carpet, tile or upholstery. Many “bargain” rugs are so inexpensive these days that the cost of an in-plant cleaning can exceed the value of the rug. We’ve developed our safe and effective process for this situation and for more costly rugs that were recently washed but just need a freshening up.

Our in-home process starts with a thorough dry vacuuming of both the front and back of the rug, if necessary with certain wool rugs, dyes are tested for color fastness, then the proper cleaning agents are selected and custom mixed. Your rug will be laid on disposable plastic tarp to protect delicate flooring underneath if needed, then pre-treated and safely agitated to loosen the soil. Next, we’ll use the appropriate extraction equipment which will flush your rug of the soils and cleaning solutions, leaving it soft, bright and beautiful once again. Most rugs dry in under 24 hours, with synthetics a lot less and with thick wools we can loan you a special carpet drying air mover to help assist.

Connoisseur also offers a Very Low Moisture process for rugs that due to size, age or location, just can’t be taken out of the home. Delicate antiques, chronic bleeders, and shrinkers as well as custom fitted rugs with heavy furniture placed on them our perfect candidates for the extremely safe and effective process.

If your rug has not been cleaned in many years, is prone to dye migration/bleeding or color loss, has a potential for shrinking or distortion or is a cherished antique, we will take it back to our shop where we can clean your rug in a more controlled setting. Pick up and delivery service is available, please call for more information

Vinyl and Wood Floor Cleaning

Connoisseur has a variety of methods and equipment for deep cleaning solid, engineered and laminate wood flooring as well as plank, sheet and vinyl tile. Much more than mopping or scrubbing by hand, our equipment thoroughly agitates the floor without fear of scratches or water damage loosening the soil build up and then flushing or vacuuming the residue away

  • Safe methods for all flooring types
  • Removes years of dirty mop water build up helping improve house hold and pet odors
  • Most vinyl floors are steam cleaned which provides incredible results.
  • Safe, quiet and ready for use right away.
  • Our wood floor cleaner is USDA BioPreferred and 99% organic

Most hard surface floor clearing project will need an a pre cleaning appointment for us to come out to inspect and discuss your project. We ask that if possible, you start this process with a few photographs sent by text or email. Please call for instructions

Commercial Carpet Cleaning

Take all the passion and skill that we apply to our famous residential process and magnify it by as many thousands of square feet as you’d like. Have us come out for a free consultation and measurement and we’ll discuss your options on methods, pricing and timing.
You’ll be thrilled with our quick drying, long lasting results just like these notable businesses, to name a few..

Pasatiempo, clubhouse and restaurants, UCSF Medical Library, Koinonia Conference grounds, Dominican Oaks, Five Branches Institute, Silver Spur Restaurant, Del Mar, Nickelodeon and Aptos Theaters, Mt Hermon Conference Center, Lomak Properties, Craft Gallery and Annex, Lauren Spencer Real Estate, Tony Aprile Real Estate, Edgewater Beach Motel, March Picard Construction,  Aptos Fire Department, Tierra Pacific Charter School, Dr David Biles Dentistry, First Congregational Church, First Presbyterian Church, Boulder Creek Community Church, St. Johns Catholic Church- Felton, Bay Federal Credit, Transparent Glass Coatings, Bellows Plumbing, Family Bicycles, Sportsmen Bicycles, Redwood Pizzeria, Sambraillio Packaging, UPS Store Scotts Valley

Plus many other real estate, dental, lawyer, financial advisor and other offices, motels, hotels, apartment complexes, restaurants, churches and schools

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