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I am trying to find laminate wood flooring that matches my already done kitchen flooring.
I had the Empire guy out today and he and I were trying to match up the flooring already in my kitchen to a small sample he had. The sample he had looked to match great and was called "American Way." I’m hoping to find it elsewhere and do it a little most inexpensive. Does anyone know where Empire buys their product?

Jenny, his company more than likely gets it from a wholesaler, and they have an agreement only to give discounts on floor products to contractors given their repeat business. So, with that in mind, it will likely be hard to get the kind of price he would be getting on the material. All you can do, really, is show that you are informed. Don’t just stop with one flooring contractor for a free estimate–get at least three, and about your desire to get a better price overall, including on the material try negotiating: If you negotiate well with the contractor–that you give him the installation job–and he buys the materials (i.e., whatever flooring product you want, American Way or not, etc.) for you, you may try to have him pass the discounted cost of the materials to you, as usually contractors get discounts (called "contractor’s discounts" or "contractor’s price") when buying from their suppliers because of the many purchases they make as required by their jobs.

So, to help you out, here is a great link to a handyman site that offers free very resourceful information to assist you in determining the viability and cost of your project, and, of course, finding a local contractor with intention of getting a good deal for you:

Info on flooring contractors:

http://yourhandymanzone.com/Your_Handyman_Zone_Free_Estimates_Flooring.htm

I’m hopeful the above will provide you with the information that is necessary to make a wise consumer choice, including helpful guidance in obtaining free written estimates from the local contractors in your area so that you can make an informed decision about your project.

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Source(s):
The Internet. Just whatever is available online..blah, blah…and what I have on my mind, including the inclusion of relevant sites, like the one cited that came about with my efforts, which intends to be useful. Helping people get the relevant info they want is great.

2 Responses to “Where does Empire Today get their laminate wood flooring?”

  1. Wingman Says:

    Jenny, his company more than likely gets it from a wholesaler, and they have an agreement only to give discounts on floor products to contractors given their repeat business. So, with that in mind, it will likely be hard to get the kind of price he would be getting on the material. All you can do, really, is show that you are informed. Don’t just stop with one flooring contractor for a free estimate–get at least three, and about your desire to get a better price overall, including on the material try negotiating: If you negotiate well with the contractor–that you give him the installation job–and he buys the materials (i.e., whatever flooring product you want, American Way or not, etc.) for you, you may try to have him pass the discounted cost of the materials to you, as usually contractors get discounts (called "contractor’s discounts" or "contractor’s price") when buying from their suppliers because of the many purchases they make as required by their jobs.

    So, to help you out, here is a great link to a handyman site that offers free very resourceful information to assist you in determining the viability and cost of your project, and, of course, finding a local contractor with intention of getting a good deal for you:

    Info on flooring contractors:

    http://yourhandymanzone.com/Your_Handyman_Zone_Free_Estimates_Flooring.htm

    I’m hopeful the above will provide you with the information that is necessary to make a wise consumer choice, including helpful guidance in obtaining free written estimates from the local contractors in your area so that you can make an informed decision about your project.

    .
    Source(s):
    The Internet. Just whatever is available online..blah, blah…and what I have on my mind, including the inclusion of relevant sites, like the one cited that came about with my efforts, which intends to be useful. Helping people get the relevant info they want is great.
    References :

  2. dusty8940 Says:

    Empire gets their flooring direct from the manufacturer. I believe that American way is a brand of flooring manufactured just for Empire. I believe the real manufacturer of that product is Quick Step.
    Try this link http://www.quick-step.com/
    References :
    Hardwood Flooring Installer
    Minneapolis, MN
    http://www.rhodeshardwoodflooring.com

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