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Design center to hold fall sale

Get your holiday shopping jump-started with deep discounts of as much as 70 percent at Las Vegas Design Center’s fall sale, scheduled from Tuesday through Nov. 13.

This special event is a semiannual premarket inventory clearance sale, and aims to make room for the year’s newest items by selling home furnishings and decorative accessories at discounted prices.

There’s no charge for admission. Stop by the ASID Design Salon, located on the first floor of Building A, where accredited, professional designers are available to provide consultations and facilitate sales. Deliveries on large items may be arranged for a fee.

Las Vegas Design Center is located at 495 S. Grand Central Parkway. It is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information, visit www.lvdesigncenter.com, call 599-3093 or e-mail info@lvdesigncenter.com.

Shaw launches iPhone app
to fight carpet stains

Red wine. Tomato sauce. Coffee. Each of these items strikes fear in the hearts of homeowners with carpeted floors. As the world’s largest carpet manufacturer, Shaw Floors knows accidents can happen. Shaw also realizes quick, effective cleanup can make a difference in helping to keep carpets looking their best, and this prompted the company to create a new iPhone application that provides fast, clear access to detailed stain removal tips for hundreds of the most common carpet stains.

“Carpet stains can be one of the most frustrating cleaning projects for many homeowners,” said Kathy Young, Shaw’s creative director. “While consumers love the comfort and beauty that carpet brings to their homes, they dread the potential spills that can accompany an active lifestyle. By putting carpet cleaning information at their fingertips, our Carpet Stain Center app helps ease consumers’ minds about tackling spots should they occur.”

Addressing almost 1,000 stains, the application provides recommended cleaning techniques for everything from acne medication to yogurt. In addition to noting which cleaning solution may yield the best results for a particular stain, the app also suggests removal techniques tested at Shaw’s research facilities, including blotting, rinsing and scraping.

“While no carpet is stain-proof, applying appropriate cleaning techniques as soon as possible can help minimize its long-lasting effects,” said Dani Brock, Shaw’s Anso nylon marketing manager.

Compatible with both the iPhone and iPad, the free application can be found by searching for “Shaw Floors Carpet Stain Center” in the Apple online App Store.

To learn more about Shaw Floors, visit www.shawfloors.com.

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