How to Care for your Hardwood Floors

Sep 16
Larry Gantt
Few things can match the look of a new hardwood floor. The inherent beauty of wood combined with the natural variation in graining, results in a look that simply can’t be matched by vinyl or laminate flooring. MORE

Filed under: floor, flooring, hardwood, kitchen

Renovation Reality: A Series about Transforming an Older Home

There is nothing I love more than the opportunity to breathe new life into an older home. The suburban area just north of Chicago on the shores of Lake Michigan, is filled with homes built in the early 1900’s. Many of these homes have architectural details and charm that are very hard to find in today’s newer homes.  MORE

Filed under: carpet, home, new, old, renovation, shutters, windows

5 Tips for Selecting the Right Kitchen Floor

Sep 14
Frank Worth
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It's not just about the kitchen floor. It's about the whole kitchen and how you use it. The flooring you choose should showcase your style and coordinate with the rest of your house, yet it should be practical. MORE

Filed under: ceramic, flooring, floors, hardwood, laminate

We’re Finally Blogging!

Sep 13
Gina Cielocha
Welcome to the new Empire Today Blog! We are excited to become a valuable resource for homeowners interested in home improvement, decorating ideas, product trends and much more.  MORE

Filed under: at, carpet, decorate, empire, flooring, home, treatments, window, wood

Ask the Expert: Top 3 Picks for Durable Carpet

Sep 13
Todd Johnson
Finding Carpet that lasts a long time, stands up to wear and tear, and keeps looking great is a must have for today's busy family. Here are my top three picks for durable Carpet. MORE

Filed under: carpet, durable, flooring, frieze, plush, selection, texture
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