The sales representative , the installers and customer service.

The sales representative ,Jed Codell of Empire Today was an exceptional salesperson. He was extremely knowledgeable , professional and also a kind and patient person . It was indeed a pleasure to have him in our home. The installers were excellent and customer service was very customer oriented. We love our carpet and flooring. Thanks Empire Today
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#1801334 Review #1801334 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Pros
  • People were very courteous
  • Were quick to install
  • Excellent salesperson and installers
Empire Today's reply to:

GREAT experience!

Dear Diane,

Customer satisfaction is our number one priority, and we’re thrilled to hear that we made beautiful new floors easy for you. We hope to work with you on future projects!

Thank you,

-ET Customer Support
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#1792833 Review #1792833 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Pros
  • Gorgeous floor great customer service
  • Manager was personable
  • Were quick to install
Empire Today - GREAT experience!
Empire Today - GREAT experience!
Update by user Feb 14

I had no issues at all. This company was amazing!

Original review posted by user Feb 14

These people were awesome. I had 4 bids and Empire Today was the lowest.

My salesman Robert Trevino was very professional and honest. Good communication. The installers, Gabriel and Elder, were amazing! They got the job done in 1 day.

They cleaned everything up and were respectful, polite and very professional. They did a beautiful job. I am so happy with my gorgeous new floors!!! I am so glad I went with Empire Today.

I will ask for Gabriel and Elder to do the kitchen when I'm ready. I highly recommend this company to anyone looking to have flooring done.

They are the BEST! I give them totally 5 stars!

Empire Today's reply to:

Dear Pamela, Our customers are our number one priority, and we believe that the best way to built trust is through integrity. From pre to post installation, we work with our customers until their concerns are addressed. We regret to hear that your experience did not...
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#1772781 Review #1772781 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Empire Today's reply to:

LIARS

Dear Irma,
We live by the Golden Rule, and treat all of our customers the way we would want to be treated. We take personal ownership and work with a sense of urgency to address all customer concerns.

We sincerely regret to hear that your concerns have not been addressed to your satisfaction. We’ve located your order, and will be in touch with you soon.
Thank you,
-ET Customer Support
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#1769666 Review #1769666 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Return, Exchange or Cancellation Policy
Loss
$300
Preferred solution
Full refund

I had a rep provide a whole house estimate and was REASSURED that my $300 deposit WOULD BE REFUNDED if my circumstances changed. He knew there was questionable issues happening that particular day that could potentially negatively affect my order.

When I couldnt have Empire install the order I contacted them and was rudely informed that I lost my deposit as stated in the contract! I told her the representative assured me a refund would be no problem she said it was not true and that I had no other choice but to have Empire make the installation and that I would only be given a credit! I am still receiving calls and messages attempting to complete the whole house installation irregardless of the fact that I CANCELED THE ORDER!! I WANT A REFUND!

A family emergency changed my situation and I do not need the service any more! This is nothing less than a rip-off!!

Empire Today's reply to:

Awful customer service

Dear Vanessa,

We put our customers first and make it our mission to make beautiful new floors easy.

We sincerely regret to hear that your concerns have not been addressed. We’ll be in touch with you shortly to start working on a resolution.
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#1768080 Review #1768080 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Poor customer service
Loss
$1000
Preferred solution
Full refund

This review is from a real person who provided valid contact information and hasn't been caught misusing, spamming or abusing our website.

Verified Reviewer

To say I am disappointed with the overall customer service is an understatement ! Nearly a year ago I purchased flooring and installation for 3 rooms.

One of the flooring I chose was based on the information I was given, which was that this particular flooring could be installed on the stairs at an additional cost which I agreed to pay. Two days later the floors were installed apart from the stairs as the installers advised that it was not possible to install this flooring on stairs. I called Empire immediately and for a few weeks they tried to resolve the issue, but after that I only heard from them when I reached out to them. Finally, we agreed I would get a refund for the stairs.

That was the end of October. Surprise, surprise I then heard nothing, they didn't even respond to my emails. Finally, I paid someone to come out to sort my stairs to match my floors. I reached out again to Empire and someone did contact me offering less money than originally agreed.

I explained it was less than originally agreed and far less than it had cost me to correct their incompetence.

Well guess what I am still waiting for them to get back to me !!! If you want a company that stands by what they say and have exceptional customer service DO NOT USE EMPIRE!

Empire Today's reply to:

Horrible

Dear David,

Our mission is to make beautiful new floors easy for all of our customers. With over three million satisfied customers, we’ve achieved our vision to become America’s first choice for installed flooring.

We regret to hear that your experience with us, was not what you expected. We take your concerns seriously, and will be in touch with you shortly to discuss your concerns.

Thank you,
-ET Customer Support
ID
#1761181 Review #1761181 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Warranty issue
Loss
$2300
Preferred solution
Full refund
Update by user Feb 14

This issue hasn't been resolved yet, who marked this resolved?

Original review posted by user Jan 14

Bad installation, lousy customer service, and they avoid your complaints. Company does not honor installation guarantee..

Empire Today's reply to:

Do NOT Deal With Empire At Any Cost

Dear Denise,
We strive to make beautiful new floors easy for all customers, from start to finish. We put our customers first and act with a sense of urgency to address every concern.
We want every customer to be satisfied, and are not happy that you've had a bad experience. We've located your account information, and we'll be contacting you shortly to discuss your concerns.
Thank you,
-ET Customer Support
ID
#1752447 Review #1752447 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Cons
  • Lack of integrity
Reason of review
Bad quality
Loss
$6

This review is from a real person who provided valid contact information and hasn't been caught misusing, spamming or abusing our website.

Verified Reviewer

We had our entire house, 2 floors, carpeted over a year ago.

We complained the Next Day. They have done NOTHING to correct a VERY POOR installation.

They sold us Premium padding, only to find out they installed the Least expensive/ inferior padding they offer.

Our floors creak when you walk on them, the dogs nails go straight through to the subfloor and having almost Zero padding, the floors are freezing.

They will ignore you, make appointments and never show up, and basically blow you off.

Copy and paste to your social media.

This Company is a RIP-OFF.

Empire Today's reply to:

Disappointed!!!!

Dear Latosha,

Our mission is to make beautiful new floors easy for our customers, by striving to resolve all concerns from pre to post installation.

We regret to hear about your experience, and would like to look into your concerns right away. Unfortunately, we’re unable to locate your account with the information provided. Please send us your contact information to customersupport@empire-today.com so that we can contact you ASAP.

Thank you,

-ET Customer Support
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#1737990 Review #1737990 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Cons
  • Poor follow up on installation
  • Lack of caring
  • Lack of resolution
Reason of review
Warranty issue
Loss
$5
Preferred solution
Replace my floor

Had bamboo floors installed and the sales person said how strong and tough the floor was. What a joke!

The floors are scratched and now are warping beyond belief. When you walk across the floor you walk over hills. My floors are buckling everywhere. Called customer service and they said floor is out of warranty.

When floor was sold we were told it had a lifetime warranty and would hold up to anything. I had to pay someone they referred $100.00 to come out and say we had moisture and they could do nothing. Called homeowners and paid $550.00 to a company for them to tell me there is no moisture and that these floors were not installed properly. They glued the floor down and didn't even leave 3/4 inch space under moldings for give.

I am now trying to get them to fix this to no avail. Next step is I am contacting news because no company should be able to get away with such shoddy work.

Empire Today's reply to:

Returning customer Disappointed and upset

Dear Dana,

Our mission is to make beautiful new floors easy for our customers nationwide. For the past 60 years, we’ve achieved this mission by putting our customers concerns first.

We are disappointed to hear about your mother’s experience and would like to follow up with her ASAP. Unfortunately, we’re unable to locate your mother’s account with the information provided. Please email her street address and account number to customersupport@empire-today.com. We look forward to working with you.

Thank you,
ET Customer Support
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#1722372 Review #1722372 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Pros
  • Easy to schedule in-home consultation
  • Price
Cons
  • Lack of respect
  • Communication
  • No followup
Reason of review
Work Experience or Job Application
Loss
$500
Preferred solution
Price reduction

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Verified Reviewer
Empire Today - Returning customer Disappointed and upset

My mom had flooring put in on 11/25.

1-There is a gap between the kitchen and living room.

2- We had to wait 12 hrs in my mom's room with no access to the bathroom. My mom had to use the restroom in a waste basket. She is 76 years old.

3- The area was left with glue on the flooring in the past the workers have cleaned the floors.

Empire Today's reply to:

TERRIBLE - INCOMPETENT

Dear Debbi,

Customer satisfaction is our number one priority, and we strive to address every customer concern from start to finish until a solution is reached.

We sincerely regret to hear that your concerns have not been addressed, and assure you that we take matters such as these very seriously. We’ll be in touch with you shortly to learn more.

Thank you,
ET Customer Support
ID
#1722122 Review #1722122 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Cons
  • You name it --
Reason of review
Poor customer service
Preferred solution
Deliver product or service ordered

This review is from a real person who provided valid contact information and hasn't been caught misusing, spamming or abusing our website.

Verified Reviewer

I have been trying to get 2 little parts for my vertical blinds. I am promised call backs, and I never got them.

I was told that they were opened on Thanksgiving and they weren't -- knew this, but just wanted to show them how incomptent their staff is. I told them to call me on a number in their file. At first we had two -- I told them that this number is the only number to use.

These idiots called my husband's number and said that they left a message -- not possible - because he is DEAD. I should have gone to Home Depot and did a DYI instead of dealing with this idiots -- Never, Never, Never again If I could give them no zero's - they would get it.

Empire Today's reply to:

Major disaster

Dear Glenn,

We strive to make beautiful new floors easy for all of our customers nationwide, and assure you that customer satisfaction is our number one priority. We put our customers first and work with a sense of urgency to address their concerns from start to finish.

We regret to hear about your experience, and sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. We’ll be following up with you shortly to discuss a resolution.

Thank you,
-ET Customer Support
ID
#1689883 Review #1689883 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Poor customer service
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution

Do not use these yahoos. Took vinyl up from kitchen and bathroom floors said bathroom had moisture needed to be fixed. Got in their truck and drove off leaving me with bare floors

Empire Today's reply to:

I have not had the best experience with Empire or on installation

Dear Phyllis, customer satisfaction is our number one priority. We put our customers first and work with a sense of urgency to address their concerns from start to finish.
We regret to hear your concerns, and assure you that this is not the experience that we wish for our customers. We’ll be following up with you shortly to discuss a resolution.
Thank you,
-ET Customer Support
ID
#1664655 Review #1664655 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Pros
  • Good advertising
  • Im pissed
Cons
  • Lack of resolution
Reason of review
Not as described/ advertised
Loss
$1400
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution

The sales person would not quote me a price on the flooring itself or installation. Now that I know others who had flooring put in from someone else that cost was broken down.

There's not way I got a discount or free installation. Your advertising is so misleading.. I wish I had researched it more.

I paid about $7K for my flooring with you and now I'm having buckling issues with it and I don't think after you sold me the flooring and it was installed that you care now that you've been paid. I will not recommend Empire to anyone!

Empire Today's reply to:

Really Bad

Dear Scott,
Over the past 60 years, it has been our mission to make beautiful new floors easy from start to finish. We strive to handle issues quickly and fairly if the should arise, and assure you that we always put our customers first.
We sincerely regret to hear that you were inconvenienced by a two missed appointments. We’ve located your account, and will in touch with you shortly to make things right.

Thank you,
-ET Customer Support
ID
#1652238 Review #1652238 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Damaged or defective
Preferred solution
Full refund

2 missed appointments

1 arrived and could not do the work

Scratches left on the hardwood

I’ve been called several times since 8/27 to have a rep call me back regarding missed appointments and compensation. Still waiting as of 9/12.

Phone rep admit they dropped the ball. Very disappointed and would not recommend.

Empire Today's reply to:

Vinyl flooring

Dear Sabrena,

With over three million satisfied customers, we understand the importance of superior customer service. We value our customers and live by the Golden Rule.

We sincerely regret to hear that your concerns have not beet addressed. We take matters such as these seriously, and will be in touch with you shortly to learn more.

Thank you,
-ET Customer Support
ID
#1596474 Review #1596474 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Pros
  • Ripped me off and still lying to me
Cons
  • Ineffective customer service
Reason of review
Poor customer service
Loss
$1000
Preferred solution
Full refund
Update by user Jul 22, 2019

They say it's a life time warranty. Well fix my floor.

Without me calling every other day.

This is a headache. Stand behind your brand

Original review posted by user Jul 22, 2019

I had it installed in March. I started complaining about seeing a huge air bubble.

Techs came out to repair and not even a week later. I noticed the huge air bubble again along with a pile of small air bubbles. A appointment was scheduled again and if course a no call no show. Called Empire back and was promised a local supervisor would contact me, abd and here it is a week later and still no one has yet to resolve my issue.

I wouldnt recommend this company to anyone. Complete run a round.

Empire Today's reply to:

Waste of time!

Dear Tracy,

For over 60 years, we’ve been dedicated to serving our customers with superior customer service from start to finish.

We sincerely regret to hear that your installation experience did not go as planned, and assure you that we take your concerns seriously. We’ve located your order, and will be in touch with you shortly to start working on a resolution.

Thank you,
-ET Customer Support
ID
#1586832 Review #1586832 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Pros
  • Customer service representatives are as helpful as they can be
Cons
  • Not reliable
  • Lack of communication
Reason of review
Problem with delivery
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution

ABSOLUTELY AWFUL! I was supposed to have my bathroom floors replaced on Friday so we pulled out our toilets and I got a phone call Friday morning saying they'd be there in the morning.

As of 12:40pm I called because they weren't here yet and when the customer service representative called the installer they said they'd like to reschedule because they got a bigger job. I said I didn't want to reschedule because I had my toilets pulled out and had been waiting around all day. A installation manager, Shane, finally called me back at 4:45pm to apologize and reschedule. He promised we'd be 1st thing Saturday morning, which I was lead to believe was 8am.

At 9:20am when no yet to arrive at my house I called the service center and was told the installers were still loading the truck and would be there in 2 hours. So the 1st appointment is at 11am! The only consolation I was offered for all of this was $65. So 1.5 days waiting without toilets with a 2 year old and oh and yesterday was my birthday.

Thanks Empire for ruining my birthday and waisting my time. I'm sorry my job is a small job, but I'm still a customer, but you can sure believe that I won't be again!