Is There a Way to Prevent Dogs From Damaging a Hardwood Floor?

Dec 22
Todd Johnson
Many people are under the impression that having a dog means having damaged hardwood floors. Without proper care, man's best friend can become your hardwood floor's worst enemy. Thankfully, there are a number of different ways that homeowners can prevent their dogs from damaging hardwood floors, and many of them are easier to implement than you might expect. MORE

Filed under: dog-proof, floors, hardwood

Homemade Pumpkin Puree

Pumpkin puree is convenient - grocery stores carry it year round, and it is a perfectly acceptable substitute for fresh pumpkin. However, roasting a pumpkin and making your own puree not only supplies you with a freezer full of puree for all of the pumpkin goodies you are planning to bake this holiday season, it makes your house smell amazing and gives you the satisfaction of a job well done. MORE

Comfortable Flooring Options for High-traffic Family Rooms

Dec 18
Frank Worth
There are a few factors to take into consideration when selecting flooring for high-traffic family rooms. For instance, will pets walk on the floor? Do you live in a dry or humid climate? Will guests be spending time in your home? Do you run your business from your home and expect clients to visit? Are there a lot of active people in your home who are likely to walk across the floor with rugged boots and dirty shoes? There are several comfortable flooring options available for these situations. MORE

Filed under: Bamboo, Ceramic, family, Flooring, Laminate, Porcelain, room, Tile, Traffic, Vinyl

Winterizing Part 2: Weatherstripping

We previously discussed the how-to’s on installing plastic film to your windows.  This week I’ll be giving you tips for adhering weatherstripping to your doorways.

Filed under: weatherstripping, windows, winter

Empire Today Wins the Atlanta BBB Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics

In 2014, Empire Today® won the Atlanta BBB Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics for the second year in a row. As a national company, we are proud to be recognized for our commitment to ethical business and customer service at the local level.  MORE

Filed under: Atlanta, Award, BBB, Empire, Today, Torch
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