Hardwood and Tile look great, but they aren’t always practical, depending on your home’s construction or your budget. Hardwood Flooring and Window Treatments aren’t recommended for high-moisture areas. And although Tile is beautiful, a softer, warmer Flooring choice might better fit your preferences.

Empire Today® offers cost-effective alternatives that provide realistic Hardwood and Tile visuals. These products offer distinct advantages, such as greater comfort along with resistance to moisture, stains and wear. Advances in technology have made these products even more realistic and functional.

Factors to Consider

  • Practical Options for Budget-Minded Consumers
  • Resistance to Moisture, Stains and Soiling
  • Can Be Installed Where Solid Hardwood Can’t

Your Empire Today Sales Representative can help you choose the right Carpet, Flooring and Window Treatments. During your FREE In-Home Estimate, your Representative will explain choices to fit your home, budget and lifestyle.

Recommended Products


Wood Laminate Flooring is a durable, cost-effective option for solid Hardwood Floors. Laminate provides the realistic visuals for hardwoods including Oak, Maple, Hickory and Brazilian Cherry. Many of Empire’s® Laminate products feature embossed patterns that create a more realistic texture. Laminate is also soil, stain and abrasion resistant. Ask your Sales Representative about products that offer a topical water warranty for installations in Kitchens, Bathrooms and Basements.


Luxury Vinyl

Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) recreates the look of Tile. Its bold images and textured surface create a sense of depth and solidity. LVT is a cost-effect option to enjoy the elegant look of Tile, but with a warmer, softer feel. LVT can be installed on a wide variety of surfaces; talk to your Sales Representative to learn about all of the advantages of LVT.



Sheet Vinyl is an affordable, durable option for realistic wood and stone visuals. Sheet Vinyl provides the rich, elegant look of wood, but with greater resistance to moisture. Sheet Vinyl offers greater flexibility in where it can be installed than solid wood.


Window Treatments

Faux Wood Blinds are a lower cost, lower maintenance alternative to real wood and can perform well in rooms that are exposed to intense sunlight or high humidity. Their stains mimic the natural texture and grain of wood. Like Real Wood Blinds, Faux Wood Blinds also have whites and neutrals in their color pallet.


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Compared to Retail Stores

  • The product price may be available at the store, but it may not include installation or other fees.
  • It may take weeks before your product can be installed.

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*CARPET & FLOORING: Next Day Installation on in-stock styles only. In select areas, Next Day Installation may not be available every day. Floor preparation may add to installation time. WINDOW TREATMENTS: Next Day Installation on select products and styles for orders received by 10 a.m. In select areas, Next Day Installation may not be available every day.

*If within 30 days of placing your order, but no later than one business day prior to installation, you receive a lower price for substantially the same product and installation, Empire Today will beat the price. To qualify, you must provide Empire a written estimate on the letterhead of a licensed competitor, including product name and price, product weight, style type and fiber content, thickness, plank width and an itemized listing of applicable warranties and/or services for comparison. Empire has the right to refuse or deny any written estimate. Empire will not match a competitor’s bonus or free offer, special offer, rebate, financing offer, clearance or closeout price, or installation special. Offer valid through 09/30/2013. Subject to change.