Quite simply, some rugs deserve protection and preservation. They may be a central part of your room’s decor in Pala, a family treasure, or an important tradition. Regular cleaning is critical, as dust and grime get trapped deep down below where vacuuming can reach. Besides dulling the appearance, abrasive particles cause a great deal of unnecessary wear. But unlike synthetic and wall-to-wall carpet, fine area rugs should never be steam cleaned or machine dry cleaned.
We’re Pala’s experts for historic, heirloom, and contemporary rugs needing special care. We treat each as an individual, tailoring our processes to its unique characteristics. Our expertise includes tribal rugs as well as silk and other wool rugs. Along with antique, Chinese, contemporary designer, horse blanket, needlepoint, Oriental, Persian, tapestry, Tibetan, and Turkish. We’ll make sure they look their best and last for generations.
Our Full Range of Pala Services
As highly trained rug-care technicians we offer a full range of services.
Our 8-Step Immersion Cleaning
Our full-immersion cleaning process combines the latest understanding of museums and cleaning industry experts with time-tested methods. It’s recommend for most speciality rugs except for those subject to damage or color-bleeding in water.
Why Pala Residents Choose Gentle Genie
We’re a 100% family-owned local business near Pala. We treat each and every rug as a treasure in our local custom studio. Always individually, always thoroughly yet gently. Our IICRC certified rug technicians have superior training and superior technology for superior results. You can count on us for expertise, integrity, and courtesy.
Pala is a “census designated place” rather than an incorporated city. It’s been debated whether its name comes from Cupeno or Luiseno “pal” for “water” or Spanish “pala” for shovel. “Shovel” seem to fit, as the area is known for its mineral treasures. Shortly after the Mexican-American war, mining shifted from gold to tourmaline. Pala’s tourmaline was especially treasured by Chinese Dowager Empress Qing, leading to its popularity in the early 1900s.