Bay Area LIFE: Add style and value to your home with flooring

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Add style and value to your home with flooring!

Empire Today makes getting beautiful new floors easy. If you need new Carpet, Laminate, Hardwood, Vinyl floors, or Tile, Empire is the easiest way to get the best value and a professional experience.

Flooring Trends:


-Hardwood is made two ways: solid and engineered.

-Solid hardwood is milled from a single piece of wood. Because it can be repeatedly sanded, it can last for decades. Solid hardwood shouldn't be installed where there are temperature and/or humidity changes. It should not be installed below grade (in other words, basements) or in damp spaces.

-Engineered hardwood is created by bonding layers of real hardwood together in a cross-grain construction. These layers give greater stability. Since it can withstand higher levels of humidity, engineered hardwood may be installed in baths and basements, as well as over concrete subfloors and radiant heating elements.

-Solid Hardwood and Engineered are both moderately Pet Friendly
You will want to keep pets' nails trimmed to avoid scratching the floor
Clean messes immediately
It's best to lay a mat under pets' water dishes to protect the floor from spills

-Solid or Engineered wood flooring will darken over time with exposure to natural light.


-Laminate is a durable, affordable floor surface that resists stains and fading.

-Many styles even have wood knots, cross-sawn marks, hand-scraping, wire brushed surfaces and distressing.

-Laminate is available in a range of glossy or matte coatings, depending on the preferred look.

-The finish of Laminate flooring is much more durable than hardwood, and can be more scratch resistant.

-Laminate flooring is easy to clean, just sweep or vacuum regularly, and occasionally wipe using a cleaner made for laminate floor.

Luxury Vinyl Plank

-Luxury Vinyl Plank is extremely durable, requires low maintenance, and is more budget friendly

-Can look like true hardwood flooring.

-Withstands water, and it doesn't easily dent, scratch, stain, or fade.

-Stands up to pets' nails and messes better than almost any other surfaces, and it's comfortable for pets to walk and sleep on.


-Along with Luxury Vinyl Plank, tile has become one of the biggest trends in home decor.

-Tile is a great option for areas of your home where hardwood is typically not recommended, such as bathrooms and kitchens.
-Available in wood-like planks which can give them impression of a wood look.

To start your project, Call 1-800-588-2300 or Visit to make an appointment. A sales rep will then bring a selection of product samples to your home for you to choose from. See those samples under your own lighting conditions, which is really important, because samples can look very different once you get them under your light at home. Sales rep will then take accurate room measurements and will give you an all-inclusive price for your project, which covers everything from the product, padding, and installation, to the removal and hauling away of your existing floors, plus clean up when the project is complete. We'll then schedule your install, and if the product you picked is one of the hundreds we have in stock, we can install your floor as early as next day.

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