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Based on 219 reviews
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17th year as a Best Pick Call
"We care about our customers. At Emperial Hardwood Floors, we have a great deal of pride in the work that we do. Our goal is to make every customer happy so that they refer us to their friends. That's how we built the business."

Ricky Core | Owner
Company Information
Services Offered
Emperial Hardwood Floors specializes in refinishing hardwood floors, installing both prefinished and site-finished flooring, and installing step treads and wrought iron balusters.
Services Not Offered
The company does not perform repair-only jobs.
Emperial provides a one-year warranty on workmanship.
Company History
Emperial is a family business that has been owned and operated in the North Atlanta area by the husband-and-wife team of Ricky and Lori Core since 1979.
Additional Information
According to the company, Emperial uses a 90 percent dust-free system. The company hangs plastic in room openings, over cabinets, and in other open areas. Emperial offers Bona Traffic HD water-based urethane and Craftsman's Choice oil-based polyurethane.
Areas Served
North Atlanta, Cherokee, Dunwoody/Sandy Springs, Roswell, Alpharetta, Johns Creek & Cumming, Cobb/Marietta
A selection of 219 homeowner reviews:
“It was absolutely excellent. Emperial Hardwood Floors has actually done two or three different projects for us, and they've done a great job each time. I've enjoyed working with them, and it's been very professional.”
“I thought they did a fantastic job. They were thorough, and everything that he told me was going to happen happened. They redid the whole downstairs hardwood floors and added hardwood floor in an office. He told me when he was coming, how long he would be, and what to expect. I would give them an A+.”
“I've used Emperial a couple of times. I had a three-story home with existing hardwood on the main floor. They put hardwood floors on the top floor, and it matched perfectly. The technicians are very clean and very thorough, and they did a really good job. I would grade them as an A+.”
“It's the second time that I've used them. Overall, everything was excellent with no complaints.”
“Ricky was unbelievable, and I would recommend them to anyone. We had them install hardwood floors on one floor and refinish the other. They worked on a very strict time line that most contractors weren't able to meet—a three-day window. The movers were about to show up, so they had to get it done in three days, and they did. We wouldn't have been able to move into our house when we did. I would give them an A+ rating.”
“They basically added hardwood in an office that used to be carpet. They tore up the carpet, took out the furniture, put in the new hardwood, finished it by staining it and sealing it with polyurethane, and that was it. He did everything that he said he would do, and he showed up on time. They were clean, and they tried to put a couple of different color samples. They were matching other floors in our home. They did what they said, and it cost what they said. It was exactly what I wanted. I would grade Emperial as an A+.”
“The subflooring was thin and weak, so they reinforced it with plywood. Emperial is just really easy to work with, and they do good work. I would rate them as an A.”
“They refinished our hardwood floor. They got the job done when they said they were going to, and they got us in quickly—we didn't have to wait. I would give them an A rating.”
“They refinished and put in new hardwood floors. He's done work for us several times and does a great job. We had no issues at all.”
“Emperial stripped, refinished, and sanded our hardwood floors. I thought they were courteous and responsive, and they completed the job on time. They were reliable. They were an A.”