Tag Archives: Empire Flooring

Empire Carpet – 1983 Hat Story

In this charming 1983 video, the Empire man tells The Hat Story, a tale with a twist. The Hat Story is about a young man who bought a captain’s hat and a row boat. He then proudly told his parents … Continue reading

Empire Carpet – Stuck in the Shelves

In this amusing video from 1985, the Empire man is in a pickle. Having gotten stuck up on a shelf in the warehouse, he asked the warehouse crew when he could expect to be taken down. The reply was not … Continue reading

Empire Carpet – Avoid that Turtle Express

Featured in 1984, this delightfully charming vintage video introduced the viewer to the Slow Sam’s Turtle Express. Aptly illustrating the competitors’ standard slow-as-a-turtle delivery, the Empire man made it clear that you simply couldn’t beat Empire’s 72-hour guarantee. Within 72 … Continue reading

Empire’s Better Luxury Carpet Sale

This delightful video featured great, fun graphics. It announced and celebrated Empire’s Better Luxury Carpet Sale. Noting that everybody seemed to be having a carpet sale, Empire was having a better sale with luxury carpets instead of the more common … Continue reading

Empire Carpet – Twice the Service at Half the Cost

A fun video from 1995, this clever presentation vividly illustrated the difference between Empire and other flooring companies. Whereas you normally get what you pay for with the competitor, you get much more from Empire at only half the price. … Continue reading

Empire Carpet – Building Houses of Cards

First shown in 1995, this amusing video had the Empire Man sitting behind a “house” of playing cards. The clever theme was: When carpet installers aren’t installing, the bored installers build card houses. In this fun commercial, Empire Carpet would … Continue reading

Empire Carpet Trivia & Promotion – 1985

A fun, imaginative video, this commercial used the popularity of trivia board games to illustrate the significant differences between Empire and their inferior competition. It pointed out several crucial aspects that made Empire the incomparable carpet sales and service company, … Continue reading

Empire Carpet – The Bissell Sweeper

Way back in 1983, this commercial appeared on TV. It featured the Empire Man using the Bissell Sweeper that Empire was giving away with every two rooms of carpeting installed. The same exceptional qualities that make Empire Carpet the best … Continue reading

Empire Carpet – 5 Years!

Produced and shown in 1984, this charming video starts out with the Empire Man resting comfortably on an upper shelf in the warehouse. He is with a couple of sample Bissell carpet sweepers. He announces that he’s been telling the … Continue reading

Empire Carpet – Special Purchase (1985)

The commercial begins with a wide-angle view of many rolls of carpeting sitting on warehouse shelving. This 1985 commercial offered a great perspective of the huge inventory purchased for this latest, greatest sale. The great aspects of Empire’s benefits were … Continue reading