Carpet and Flooring Reviews - Empire Today
A leading provider of installed home improvements and home furnishings for over 50 years in over 45 major metropolitan areas across the United States. Empire Today Customer Service Team is there to assist every customer - they want to hear when customers are happy and they want to hear if there are any concerns that need to be addressed. Prior to posting on this site, please contact a member of their Customer Service Team directly first, they can be reached by calling 800-588-2300 or by emailing customersupport @ empiretoday.com. The company is a Shop-At-Home retailer offering quality, name-brand Carpet, Flooring and Window Treatments, fully installed pricing, a Low Price Guarantee, Professional Next Day Installation on many of its products and Financing With Approved Credit. Each purchase comes with an Installation Warranty along with a Manufacturer Product Warranty.
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Empire Today in Painesville, Ohio - Total clusterf---!!!!
March 14 Had salesman, Mike, from Empire Today arrive and measure a bedroom that we wanted laminate flooring installed. He measured and we ordered the flooring and matching baseboards, oak colored. Had the job set for Sat.the 19th.Sat the install crew arrived, two Hispanics who could not speak English. They put the flooring down up to the old brown baseboards and then started to put quarterround up to the old baseboard. We stopped them and told them they were to replace the baseboard with new, matching boards. They shook their heads, picked up and left.The salesman then got us in touch with the installation coordinator, Tom. He advised that there had been a mistake on the order and that the install crew would return on Tues. the 22nd. with the baseboard. Tuesday arrived and the crew never showed up, no phone calls. We called Mike and then Tom who advised us that they were waiting for a particular strip for the closet sliding doors. They ordered the strip and Tom advised they would be out on Thursday the 25th. On Thursday we waited all morning and no show. We contacted Tom again and he advised that he had wrote down Thu. the 25th and in reality the 25th was Friday. He advised the crew would be here FridayFriday arrived and one installer from the original crew arrived to install the baseboard. He brought in a white plastic baseboard. We told him that we had ordered the matching oak baseboard. He became frustrated and left. Got ahold of Mike and Tom again. Told them of the white baseboard and was told by Tom that the white was the only baseboard that empire had. I questioned his truthfulness and his competency. Tom told me to "take it or leave it". I told both Tom and Mike I was contacting my attorney. A short while later the saleman Mike called and said that they had a deal for me. They were going to reimburse my account a whopping $120.00 and If I went to the Home Depot and bought the baseboard myself they would have an installer out on Monday the 28th. I did just that and bought matching baseboard.Monday,3/28, A different installer arrived and looked at the baseboard I had bought from Lowes. He advised that it was junk and wanted me to return the baseboard for a heavier unstained wood, stain the wood myself and then they would return and put it down. This installed also advised me that he knew for sure that empire had the proper baseboard and wondered why they would not send it out. He called Tom and was told that the oak colored baseboard and been discontinued. By this time I was so frustrated and pissed off that I told him to put the base that I had bought down I wanted to be done with this terrible company. I will definitely tell all my friends, family and all on my social media to never deal with Empire Today
Empire Today in South Easton, Massachusetts - Poor response to floor problem
I had a wood laminate floor installed ~ 10 months ago. There are gaps in the floor; edges are peeling up. Called Empire: chose the option for existing customers.waited 25 min on hold on my half hour lunch break. They made an appointment to come out- never showed up.Called them again: chose the option to become a new customer: my call was answered in 2 minutes! I was transferred to existing customer line-waited again. I was told they would call me the day they were coming to my house. Never got a phone call. I demanded to speak to a manager: you guessed it. Waited again for 20+ minutes. Someone finally came out to the house. They repaired one area. Guess what_ I have more areas that need repair. I am SO SORRY I had them install my floor. I have to call them again and I dread waiting on hold to get poor service. My advice is not to get a floor from them. It is less than a year old and it pains me to look at it
Empire Today - Carpet Installation Review from Fayetteville, North Carolina
I had a morning appointment that the saleswoman approved because we had three rooms scheduled for completion, same day. When they called, they said they wouldnt be here until 4-6 pm. Then, they sent a team of one man to install and his wife, George was with him. He doesn't speak English so, she introduces herself as him...Then, they said they didn't have enough carpet to finish, they blamed it on the saleswoman. The wife is walking around my house all over my white rug in her shoes and she asks to use my bathroom...had she looked professional it might not have struck me in a way -but she was rude and I didn't see a reason why she was snooping around the rooms in my house that werent in need of the carpet. She was loud and trying to speak over Her husband- I also speak Spanish and didn't need her to interpret and she wasn't working -so I didn't see the need for her to be in my house and not drive herself to a gas station to use the restroom. She had no interest in doing the job and was happy that I cancelled. We were doing smaller bedrooms and they were going to have 4 separate pieces of carpet in my master bedroom. That was never discussed nor did they complete any rooms. I had three small children, their entire rooms in my living room and a wasted Saturday. Now, waiting to cancel my contract due to their poor service.
Empire Today in Lafayette Township, New Jersey - Thoroughly Disgusted
We are dealing with very similar issue. I wish I had been there when the sales (***) man arrived. My son explained that he called about the half off on floor and installation promotion. Wanted to pay no more than $2.00 sq/ft for laminate ( figured he would get a $4.00 sq/ft product due to the promotion. While he should have paid more attention to the final number he was preoccupied with his infant son and his dog and the *** man kept telling him about the great floor he was giving him and that he would "take care if him" - he took care of him alright - nothing but a scammer. Luckily the installation was completely *** so my son contacted me after trying to get someone to help help at Empire. Did I mention that the contract was written up without any price break down on Wednesday and first thing Thursday morning guys came to install. If anyone ever feels the need to use these liars insist on getting a complete break down of costs and compare against the same flooring at other reputable flooring companies. Don't make make the mistake of allowing them to rush you through and push low grade laminates on you - especially not at pricing for solid wood fully finished thick flooring! We are hoping to get the two small rooms of flooring removed but though promised a call back by yesterday have not yet received a call today and it is now 3:50. They close at 5. Bottom line - there are much better places to purchase flooring. Use your local flooring people - people that have a good reputation in your area. Not this scam outfit!
Empire Today in Cocoa Beach, Florida - Carpet repair after install
we had the carpet installed march 2015. we do not live here full time. October we noticed it was buckling up at seem between living and bedroom. we called the end of jan when we were here again to make sure it was repaired before warrenty. they could not do it in that time frame because its over an hour from Orlando and would schedule it next time were here. called end of feb. and made an appt. for march 11. got a message from deana lewis that day to change to Monday the 14th, we said yes. never came or called. deana lewis said wed. afternoon for sure! never called or came. the 16th. left many messages to her, she never calls back to make yet another appt. we needed it done before we leave on the 20th. very unorganized repair organization. its now the 17th. kim Weiss 570-594-1508
Empire Today in Saint Petersburg, Florida - Empire horrible
I made an appointment, asked if there was a minimum cost..told nope..I was going to carpet one very small bedroom as a test before hiring them, as I was unsure as of all I had read negative. Long story short, they get here tell me 650 dollar minimum..really, show me in writing where that is? I told them I had already asked customer service that..he said no, it was his manager will not allow jobs for less..Slimy used car salesmen tactics..He could show me nothing..I threw both of them out slammed the door. Home depot is installing carpet
Empire Today in Hoboken, New Jersey - Pricing scam
My son had Empire come in to provide an estimate for flooring for our townhouse based on the 50% off on flooring & installation promotion currently running. He told the salesman he needed to pay no more than $200 sq ft which should have been fine - would have allowed him to get a floor normally priced at $4.00 Sq/FT now for only $2.00 Sq/Ft. The installation which runs $2.00 Sq/Ft at all other reputable flooring places would also be 50% off and now $1.00 Sq/FT. What happened was anything but - while my son should have calculated the math, he was busy with his infant son while the man was there and the salesman told him he was providing flooring at that price and that he would "take care of him" etc. What was he charged for 443 Sq/FT of low end laminate??? - $4027.48 - about $9.10 Sq/FT. The installation occurred the very next day and was not properly done -that is when my son contacted me about this and realized the rip off. The salesman said that if the subfloor needed fixing that would be at an additional cost. Josh said ok. The installers arrived - one did not speak English at all and the other only slightly so there was very little dialogue - nothing about the subfloor. The laminate was installed and in places in squeaks and is like a trampoline. The quarter round is not the white glass requested on listed on the paperwork and they installed the quarter round over the heating vents. Additionally this laminate is of extremely poor quality. The salesman said the laminate is great with spills, pet accidents etc in response to my son's question about this (he has a pitbull & an infant son) the few rods that the installer did say was that any spills had to be wiped up immediately or the laminate will separate. This is not at all what we were told we were sold. We have made about 9 calls so far to various people. Christian from he Hackensack store installation dept came out Friday and thought the floor was good and kept telling us that they don't do anything with subfloors. Does Empire just install floors over bad subfloors? We are not in the flooring business - how do we know what is ok and what is not. At this point we just want this flooring taken out and a full refund issued so we can purchase good flooring elsewhere - a reputable flooring company that is honest. I am now on hold over 10 minutes again for the 12?13? time between my calls and my son's calls. I am so done with Empire !!!!
Empire Today in Gambrills, Maryland - Poor Service
I have used Empire for years and this time was the last. The cancelled on me twice because they overbooked/the product was out of stock and both times this was after the installations were confirmed. Today when they cancelled they said "well you weren't home on 3/1 when we showed up". The first time I was cancelled was on 2/27. I received 2 emails on 2/29 and I had spoken to someone on 2/29 and told them I couldn't *** work the following day, and I was told to call back in a week to re-schedule the carpet install. On 3/1 I received a message that the installers were at my home! I then received another call on 3/2 asking what happened. I informed the person to look at my acct, and there were no notes that I had spoken to anyone on 2/29. I had to take a vacation day on 3/3 to have the laminate installed and the carpeting was to be installed today 3/12. Then I got a call this morning that they were overbooked (again). The lack of communication is appalling and I will never use Empire Today again!
Empire Today - Flooring Installation Review from Alto, Michigan
We've been living a nightmare with Empire. They are very disorganized, send the same installers after we've complained about the specific installer, can't make sense of their own note write ups, have left a project undone without ordering the correct supplies for over a week, fail to reimburse our money, and then "forget" to *** $125 dollars from the project price after paying the quoter that amount and saying it would be taken off our project. Super disappointed with every single person I've talked to. I will never go with Empire again, and I've been spreading the word to family and friends too.
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