Family owned company gives you the information you need to make the right decisions in flooring.
Mike Eddings and his staff could show you thousands of tile choices if you’re so inclined.
But they’d rather not do that. They’d rather listen first, so they can understand what you need and what you want your space to look like. Then they’ll show you products and photos of previous projects, and walk you through the steps necessary to pick just the right flooring for you.
“The choices can be overwhelming,” says Eddings, who owns Legacy Flooring with his brother Scott. “Products are constantly changing, and it can be mind-boggling to keep up with all the options that are out there.”
What doesn’t change is the philosophy upon which Legacy Flooring is built: superior customer service, attention to detail, and one-stop shopping.
“We grew up here,” says Eddings. “We graduated from Olathe schools and our kids are in Olathe schools. We’ve built our lives here, and we’ll be here for the rest of our lives. It’s important to us that customers tell their friends ‘Hey, you need to use these guys.’”
There’s more than one element to Legacy Floorings’ business: there’s the commercial aspect, builder work, and residential customers. If you’ve walked into a McDonald’s, the new Austin’s in Olathe, or a Pot Belly Pig or a QDoba restaurant, you’ve likely walked on a Legacy Flooring floor. Other recent commercial projects have been the new DeBruce Center, home to Naismith’s original Rules of Basketball; the Spencer Museum of Art; and the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity house, all at the University of Kansas.
The business creates countless custom walk-in showers and high-end exterior tile decks and offers heated tile flooring and solid surface countertop options like granite and quartz. Builders and their customers go to Legacy Flooring for options on their construction projects. In addition to commercial projects, the team at Legacy Flooring works on an average of 10 new construction houses per week, and about a half-dozen residential projects.
“Floor covering is the third largest purchase a person makes in his or her lifetime, right behind a house and a car,” says Eddings. “That’s a big deal. It requires time and information to make the right decisions. We welcome clients in to our showroom by appointment so the focus is totally on them during that initial hour or two. Our designers keep up with current trends and they’re always on top of what’s new, so they can help navigate the choices available and answer questions about how those trends translate to a client’s design aesthetic and home.
Coming into the showroom and meeting us is an important part of what sets us apart from other stores,” says Eddings. “Whoever a customer deals with at the beginning is who they work with through the entire process. We know that being welcomed into someone’s home isn’t something to take lightly. The majority of our installers work directly for us, and there are always two to three installers on a crew. They drive our company van and wear our company shirts, because we trust them. And we know our clients trust us, because they leave us their keys and garage openers. That’s something we respect, and we take that trust seriously.”
Eddings started in the flooring business as an installer in the mid 1980s before deciding to open a store with his two brothers and their dad. Then he and his brother Scott opened Legacy Flooring in 2010. Now Scott’s wife Jodi manages the office and the brothers employ a staff of experienced designers, sales professionals and installers.
“It’s satisfying to create and design new projects,” says Eddings. “I’ve been in the business since high school but it never gets boring because there’s always a new project to work on.”
Learn more at LegacyFlooring1.com or call the showroom at 913.780.6060