About Us

The Story Behind The Floor Trader of Lawrence

Our founder, Bud Jennings, began selling flooring products in 1952 when he returned home from the Korean War.  Over the past 70+ years, Bud and his family, have made professional flooring sales and installation a family trade.  In 1987, Bud and the family made a 10,000 sg.ft. addition to the discount outlet warehouse at 3000 Iowa Street in Lawrence to support an increased business demand and offer a larger inventory of affordably priced flooring products.  In 1994, Lawrence's Floor Trader Outlet joined CCA Global Partners, the value/stocking division of the largest floor covering co-op in North America providing access to inventory from all the major brands.  Basic/commodity products to high-end/designer styles.  We have something for every flooring need at The Floor Trader Outlet!

Today, Bud's son, Jerry Jennings owns and operates the Outlet along with a team of in-store flooring associates.  Specializing in soft carpet, popular luxury vinyl plank, durable updated laminate, classic hardwood and tile flooring IN STOCK!  Lawrence's Floor Trader features exceptional Outlet markdowns up to 70% on first-quality overstock, discontinued, special buy, partial roll & remnant materials.  All first quality, NO seconds, NO defective and NO irregulars!  See and feel your new flooring today.  Don't choose from small samples or pictures!  It's IN STOCK and ready to enjoy TODAY!  Buy SMART - Buy DIRECT.  "OUR GREAT BUYS are YOUR GREAT BUYS!"  

Do you want your new flooring professionally installed?  We can help arrange reasonably priced installation from our time-tested group of expert installation crews or we're glad to help with your D-I-Y weekend projects.  Visit our warehouse/showroom today to learn more about our products, services and special financing plans.

Additional Products

Floor Trader of Lawrence Warehouse photo

  • Area Rugs
  • Carpet Padding 
  • Carpet Remnants 

Flooring Services

  • Commercial Flooring Installation
  • Residential Flooring Installation
  • In-Store Area Rug Binding
  • Property Management Services
  • House Flipping Services
  • Home Builder Services

Service Areas

  • Lawrence, KS
  • Eudora, KS
  • Baldwin, KS
  • Ottawa, KS

Why The Floor Trader

The Floor Trader is a locally owned and operated flooring store waiting to help you find the perfect carpet or floor for your home. The Floor Trader strives to be the best in the business when it comes to price, selection, quality, customer service, and best yet, in-stock flooring. Shop the Floor Trader today!

The Flooring Experts you’ll find in our stores are there to help you make the right choice. With their expansive knowledge of flooring options, you know you’re in good hands, and you can have confidence in every decision you make. You’re sure to find a floor that fits your space, your style, and your budget.

Contact us by phone at (785)841-3838 or via email at FloorTraderLK@AOL.com to get started with your dream remodel. 


Raised in Lawrence, Kevin and his family currently live in Johnson County.  He and his wife have two young children.  He is a B.A. Psychology graduate and former Division II athlete of Emporia State University.  He enjoys watching and playing sports as well as playing table and video games with friends and family.  With the influences of his older sister, a professional interior designer and his wife, a floral designer, he can help with visualizing and blending colors, helping you create tasteful spaces in your home or office. 

The Floor Trader Showrooms are independently owned and operated. Prices, products and services provided may vary by location.