Our Five Star Cleaning Services

If you look us up on Google by searching “Connoisseur Carpet, Tile and Upholstery Cleaning in Gardnerville” or check out some of the Carson Valley neighborhood Facebook pages. You will see many of our wonderful clients raving about our cleaning services. We truly embody the name Connoisseur and take immense pride in being masters of our craft because we don’t forget the details. It is our privilege to serve you and take care of all of your floor cleaning, textile cleaning and protection needs. We urge you to scroll below to learn more about our five-star cleaning services.

Mike is a true professional, from start to finish he treats his clients home as if it was his own on time and does what he says
Chris Merchant via
Carpet in bedroom is 20 years old and was soiled with numerous nasty spots. It now looks like new. Great room has newer carpet. Areas of soil from foot traffic in it are gone and overall definitely looking refreshed. Mike is a great guy. He even called when he saw he would be a little late.
I asked Mike to clean my carpets and floors while I was on vacation. He got me on the schedule with short notice the week before thanksgiving (A busy time of year) he did a great job and we loved coming home to clean floors! I refer connoisseur to all my clients when getting ready to sell or after purchasing a home. Thank you for always being so great! see you in the spring
Tomi Hochgurtel via
Mike does excellent work, and is very well equipped for almost any job. Last year he cleaned up a large, grease and oil stained garage floor for me. I was surprised at how well it turned out. This year, he re-grouted our shower floor, cleaned the whole inside including the the water spotted glass, and sealed the grout. Almost like new. Plus, he shows up.
mike moreno via
I have known of Connoissuer for years. They are at the top of their game in the carpet cleaning world. What I recently found out was that they are the best cleaning option for any surface. My home has natural stone throughout. Mike was able to make me fall in love with the stone all over again. Mike has extensive knowledge about flooring and how to properly take care of it. He is the ONLY choice when it comes to your cleaning needs. You won't find better than Connissuer. Thank you Mike for my beautiful floors!
Carmen Perry via
One might assume by your review scrolling that you are researching local carpet/upholstery cleaning companies. I assure you that your review perusing should end right here. Connoisseur is an unparalleled choice - you will be completely satisfied with Mike P's skill, knowledge, professionalism, and friendliness. I am so glad that my adult kids recommended that I go with Connoisseur. You too will be happy that you chose this company.
Bobby Goodspeed via
Great job they my tile needed to be professionally done , they look amazing very thankful for the work mike did it had been 15 years since they were cleaned ,thank you Mike
Sharon Wilkinson via
Mike came out the same day I contacted him and gave me a free and extremely fair estimate for long over due work on high traffic areas in multiple rooms in my home. We set up an appointment right away and he did an absolutely amazing job! I have never seen the floors so clean!! Like- EVER!!! He was fast and friendly and I highly recommend his services. I will be contacting him in the future to have other items completed as well. Thanks Mike!!! You made my day!
Christina Mac Farlane via
Professional, purposeful and diligent are words that best describe Mike Palliotet and his tile and grout cleaning/restoration service. Mike thoughtfully scoped the job and was extremely careful in all he did. He brings a wealth of experience and recommendations to the project. Very pleased with the results. Thank you, Mike.
Mike DeLaurentis via

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

  • Eco friendly and baby safe cleaning agents and fabric protectors
  • An award winning attention to detail that can’t be beat!
  • 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 as well as Seal-A-Door barriers to keep heat or cold out and kids and pets in.

Why Choose Us As Your Carpet Cleaner?

30 years of fine-tuning our carpet cleaning process allows Connoisseur to deliver quick-drying, soft fluffy carpets and beautiful bright colors!

Along with Hot Water Extraction (steam cleaning) Connoisseur is proud to offer Carson Valley and Tahoe 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.

Tile, Stone, and Grout Cleaning

Do your Tile or Stone 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 Stone 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 and stone cleaning has us prepared to safely and effectively clean deep into your porous stone and 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 http://www.fpamerica.com/