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Finding Warm Floors for Winter

Posted by on Nov 20, 2017 in Carpet, Featured, Flooring, Hardwood, Laminate, Luxury Vinyl Plank, Tips | Comments Off on Finding Warm Floors for Winter

The end of the year is approaching and the inevitable winter season is nearly upon us. While that means we get to sip hot cocoa and wrap ourselves in soft, warm blankets, it also means having a cold home if you’re not prepared. Did you know your flooring can affect the temperature of your home? Here are a few warm floors and other considerations when making your home cozier this winter. (more…)

The Best Time to Shop for New Floors

Posted by on Nov 16, 2017 in Empire Today, Featured | Comments Off on The Best Time to Shop for New Floors


You’ve probably seen the shopping guides based on seasonal demand before. Buy lawnmowers and printers in September. Gas grills in November or December. Winter coats and sports gear in March. But what about flooring? The best time to shop for new floors is right before the holidays kick in. Here’s why. (more…)

Family Room Flooring Ideas: What to Consider

Posted by on Nov 14, 2017 in Empire Today, Featured, Flooring, Remodeling, Room, Tips | Comments Off on Family Room Flooring Ideas: What to Consider

What’s the first thing you picture when you hear “family room”? Many of us imagine the entertainment center, comfortable sofas and chairs, and quality time with family and friends. But have you ever thought about how compatible your floors are with your family’s lifestyle? (more…)

Best Carpet for Cats

Posted by on Oct 29, 2017 in Carpet, Featured | Comments Off on Best Carpet for Cats

Pets aren’t just animals. They’re a part of the family. This means every choice you make for your home should consider what’s best for them and their habits – including the floors. Even with all their scratching and “accidents”, maintaining carpet with your feline friend is possible. Here are a few things to consider when choosing the best carpet for cats. (more…)

The Best Modern Carpet Styles for 2018

Posted by on Oct 20, 2017 in Carpet, Featured | Comments Off on The Best Modern Carpet Styles for 2018


As natural wood looks continue to dominate every home renovation show, one might think carpet is outdated and old-fashioned. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Here are the best modern carpet styles for 2018 to help you stay contemporary and comfortable. (more…)

How to Find the Best Carpet for Your Home

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in Carpet, Empire Today, Featured, Tips | Comments Off on How to Find the Best Carpet for Your Home

So, you’ve finally decided to get new carpet and couldn’t be more excited! You’re already imagining your updated floors and can’t wait to sink your feet its comfy softness. But wait … have you considered what type of carpet is the best carpet for your home? (more…)

What You Should Know About Indoor-Outdoor Carpet

Posted by on Jun 28, 2017 in Carpet, Featured | 0 comments

Comfort should never be limited to the indoors. That’s where Indoor-Outdoor Carpet enters the picture. While Indoor Carpet tends to emphasize softness and style, Indoor-Outdoor Carpet focuses on performance and versatility. (more…)

How to Achieve a Wood Look for Your Floors: Empire Today on Windy City Live

Posted by on May 17, 2017 in Empire Today, Videos | Comments Off on How to Achieve a Wood Look for Your Floors: Empire Today on Windy City Live

Have you ever wondered the best way to achieve a wood look for your floors? Hardwoods and Engineered Hardwoods provide an authentic, timeless feel. But your options don’t stop there. (more…)

4 Easy Care and Maintenance Tips for Hardwood Flooring

Posted by on May 16, 2017 in Featured, Hardwood, Tips | Comments Off on 4 Easy Care and Maintenance Tips for Hardwood Flooring

Few things can match the look of new hardwood flooring – it adds timeless beauty and value to your home. But just like a new car, proper hardwood flooring care and maintenance is an important part of the long-term investment. Here are four easy care and maintenance tips for hardwood flooring. (more…)

5 Things People With Clean Houses Do Every Day

Posted by on May 9, 2017 in Featured, Tips | 0 comments

Ever wonder what people with clean houses do every day? Let’s take a look at some of the daily tasks people with clean houses might do every day of the week. (more…)

5 Tips for Finding a Carpet Color to Match Your Décor

Posted by on May 4, 2017 in Carpet, Featured | 0 comments

When designing a room, choosing the correct carpet color to match your decor should be a first priority.


20 Ways Dogs & Flooring Can Peacefully Coexist

Posted by on Apr 13, 2017 in Featured, Flooring, Fun | Comments Off on 20 Ways Dogs & Flooring Can Peacefully Coexist

Dogs & flooring don’t always play nice together.

dogs & flooring

We get it. You love your dogs, but you also love your floors. Can the two peacefully co-exist? Here are 20 ways dogs & flooring can peacefully coexist.  (more…)

The Beginner’s Guide to Pet Friendly Carpet

Posted by on Apr 11, 2017 in Carpet, Featured | 0 comments



We love our pets, but the mental image of claws digging into new carpet or urine leaving a permanent trail through the living room is enough to skip carpet altogether. (more…)

Dress Up Your Home for the Holidays: Throwback Empire Commercial

Posted by on Dec 8, 2016 in Videos | Comments Off on Dress Up Your Home for the Holidays: Throwback Empire Commercial

This throwback Empire commercial aired in 1993. The Empire Man offers to help you dress up your home for the holidays with some new carpet products that are offered at 20-60% OFF*, with no finance charges or monthly payments until the following spring. (more…)

Wood Look Tile: Why It Continues to Be a Trendsetter

Posted by on Dec 5, 2016 in Tile | Comments Off on Wood Look Tile: Why It Continues to Be a Trendsetter


wood look tile

Wood Look Tile has become extremely popular for good reason. It provides the wood look and feel that so many homeowners crave, without the restrictions that hardwood or laminate floors might have. Let’s take a closer look at why Tile that looks like wood continues to set flooring trends year after year. (more…)

Get Your House Ready for Halloween

Posted by on Oct 21, 2016 in Fun | 0 comments

house ready for halloween

Halloween is a home decorator’s dream. The opportunity to add fun decorations to the interior and exterior of the house is like putting a little kid in a candy shop. For people that aren’t as crafty, we’ve come up with some ideas to get your house ready for Halloween. (more…)

Steam Mops: Not the Miracle Cleaning Method We Thought

Posted by on Sep 12, 2016 in Featured, Tips | 0 comments

With the explosion of advertisements for steam mops on TV, many people ask, “Are steam mops safe for use on my new floor?” Steam is great for both cleaning and sanitizing when used in the appropriate place. However, using steam mops on flooring can cause irreparable damage. (more…)

Avoid Floor Discoloration with Blinds and Window Treatments

Posted by on Aug 26, 2016 in Tips | 0 comments

avoid floor discoloration

We’re right in the midst of the last remaining summer weeks. The kids are either preparing for their first day back in school or they already have settled into the school-homework-play routine. For those rare moments when you have a quiet house and time to think, we invite you to focus on your Window Treatments (Blinds & Shades). (more…)

Make Everyday a Little More Modern with Meridian Luxury Vinyl Tile

Posted by on Aug 24, 2016 in Luxury Vinyl Tile, Products | 0 comments

Everywhere you look on Pinterest and in varying fashion/design/lifestyle magazines – the word is there. Modern. What exactly does this identifier mean when we’re talking about a luxury vinyl tile floor?


Best Carpets That Hide Stains and Footprints

Posted by on Aug 21, 2016 in Carpet, Featured, Flooring | 0 comments

carpets that hide stains

Any home with pets or children will require carpets that hide stains and footprints, especially in high-traffic areas. The most practical choices are usually man-made materials, such as nylon and polyester. A more natural option is wool. Here is a closer look at each of these carpet varieties.



With the New Laminate Flooring Collection, Find Beauty in Longevity

Posted by on Aug 17, 2016 in Featured, Laminate | 0 comments

 laminate flooring

Empire Today® is thrilled to announce the new Laminate flooring collection, manufactured in the USA with both the elegance and durability of genuine Hardwood.


Why Manufactured in the USA Laminate is So Important

Posted by on Aug 12, 2016 in Laminate | 0 comments

manufactured in the USA laminate

Empire Today® is thrilled to announce a new manufactured in the USA Laminate, made exclusively for Empire. This isn’t about nationalism or politics – it’s about a superior, stylish floor that you trust is built well and safe for your family. If you want peace of mind and a beautiful floor, you’ll be astounded at how far laminate technology has come in recent years.


Change Up Your Flooring With Some New Style

Posted by on Jul 27, 2016 in Featured, Flooring, Trends | 0 comments


Want to be up to date on the latest flooring trends? It might seem as simple as picking out just any old type, but floors can set the mood for the entire room. It’s an important choice and there are a lot of different ways to change up your floors with some new style.


Quick Flooring Cleanup Ideas for Summer

Posted by on Jul 15, 2016 in Tips | 0 comments

Summer means kids at the pool or beach. Hopefully it also means you’re out there enjoying yourself too! That being said, what’s worse than dealing with wet floors when you get back home from enjoying some wet summer fun? (more…)

How Humidity Can Affect Hardwood and Laminate Flooring

Posted by on Jul 7, 2016 in Hardwood, Laminate, Tips | 0 comments

how humidity affects hardwood and laminate flooring

When it’s cold inside your home, you turn the heat up. If it’s hot outside, you might turn on the air conditioning to cool down. But have you ever thought about how the living conditions inside your home might be affecting your Hardwood or Laminate flooring? (more…)

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