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The start with the sales person went well. They were knowledgeable, had samples and could show the total cost before purchase based on the carpet options.
The sales person scheduled the wrong date and installers showed up an empty house. We later had to move the date due to the completion of the tile work by someone else. The date was easy to move, no problem, Empire makes that easy. The second attempt moved again because Empire ran out of the carpet underlay.
On the actual install day, the installer had me verify the underlay mat and carpet. It took about a half day for about 700 sqft of unfurnished basement. The carpet looks good, minus a clear seam I notice, but some seam is inevitable, hopefully it blends better over time. Upon completion, there were several gauges in my baseboards, and walls from door removal.
Empire considers these minor, though they will take spakle, primer, and re-painting to look just OK since they are perfectly located on the edge of trim and decorative routing at the top of the baseboard. Several nails were left up which my 5-year-old discovered as they went into her foot.
A few Band-Aids later, I think I have knocked them all down. I am happy with the carpet overall, probably wont use empire again, will probably deter others from using them or at least tell them what to look out for since the cost did not match up the install craftsmanship, and definitely not worth the work I had to complete after.Mayb
User's recommendation: Maybe recommend.
Product or Service Mentioned: Empire Today Installation.
Monetary Loss: $500.
Preferred solution: Price reduction.