If you order anything other than the cheap/basic/economy padding, the installers won't put it in. Instead, they put in the cheap padding.
I didn't pay attention when they installed, but had to cut back some carpet to install flooring and noted that the padding put it was NOT what I had ordered -- I had the premium spill-proof/pet-proof padding. Then the resolution is that they'll replace the padding, but YOU need to move everything out of the room for the installers to replace... or give you $100-150 refund on the "difference in price" for the padding. Which is BS.
I warned my friend about it (whom I had referred to Empire unaware I had been ripped off) and they were doing the SAME THING, except he caught it the day of the install. But the installers were like, "well, this is what the warehouse gave us. We can either install it today or reschedule." My friend was moving in in two days and needed the carpet, so he caved and let them install the crap padding and would then work out something with Corporate. THIS IS A SCAM.
Do not buy from Empire unless you only buy the cheap stuff. And stay strong with your conviction of them wronging you. They try to frustrate you until you just give up (like Comcast). Take to the review pages.
Take it to their Facebook page, bbb.org.
Keep up the good fight. Spread the word about this company!
Product or Service Mentioned: Empire Today Carpet Installation.
Reason of review: Installed wrong item, poor customer service.
Monetary Loss: $1400.