Manufacturer Spotlight: Tarkett

Manufacturer Spotlight: Tarkett

Go Mobile Flooring serves the greater Tampa Bay area with the latest in home flooring solutions. Today, we’d like to introduce you to one of our many manufacturing partners, Tarkett. Tarkett is a world-renowned leader in sustainable flooring design. As a result, it brings the latest in flooring options and sustainability to Tampa Bay.

Manufacturer Spotlight: Tarkett

Multiple Options, Multiple Solutions

In total, Tarkett has over 260 design options to offer among 13 distinct collections. These options range from luxury vinyl tile and planks to vinyl sheets and laminate. As a result, by combining different colors, looks, and textures, Tarkett and Go Mobile Flooring can deliver customers a truly unique flooring choice.

Award-Winning Design From Tarkett

In 2017, the company earned the Red Dot Award for its iD Mixonomi flooring collection. This prestigious award recognized Tarkett for a truly innovative collection that gave consumers the ability to create personalized flooring options. More information regarding the iD Mixonomi flooring collection can be found here.

Sustainable and Environmentally Friendly

In addition to its award-winning designs, the company has worked to reduce its environmental impact. In fact, it has reduced waste-to-landfill contribution by 16 percent year over year. Similarly, Tarkett designers are constantly looking for ways to reduce the amount of energy and water needed to create their products. The company has also received certification from The Asthma and Allergy Foundation for its use of products that promote good health. Further, Tarkett is committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent by 2020. This is all part of the company’s mission to “design for life.”

Trusted Tampa Partner

Go Mobile Flooring is proud to serve the Tampa Bay community. By offering outstanding solutions from partners like Tarkett, Go Mobile Flooring provides the latest in design and innovation to customers. Our mobile showroom is the best way to experience all we have to offer. By bringing all of your flooring options to your front door, we let you weigh the choices right in the comfort of your home.

For more information about Go Mobile Flooring and our partners, like Tarkett, please contact us today. We are excited to bring our mobile showroom to your area, whether you are in Tampa, Brandon, Clearwater or Land O’ Lakes.

Dry Carpet Cleaning vs. Steam Carpet Cleaning

Dry Carpet Cleaning vs. Steam Carpet Cleaning

Clean, fresh-looking carpets make a great first impression in your home. Therefore, cleaning the carpets in your home can be the quickest way to give it a facelift. However, deciding the best way to clean your carpets often depends on convenience and cost. Some homeowners are also worried about the use of chemicals, especially if there are pets or young children in the home. Below are some of the main differences between two of the most popular carpet cleaning methods: dry carpet cleaning and steam carpet cleaning.

Dry Carpet Cleaning vs. Steam Carpet Cleaning

Steam Carpet Cleaning

Many people consider steam carpet cleaning to be the better method. How could it not be, when you’re using a machine full of hot steam that is meant to deep clean your carpets? However, it’s important to note that the steam alone doesn’t do all the work. Steam clean machines spray shampoo into the carpet which is then activated by the steam and water. The steam cleaner then sucks the water and shampoo out of the carpet. Steam cleaning leaves behind very little residue, but it will leave your carpets wet. Most professionals recommend staying off your carpet for 12 to 24 hours to allow it to dry.

Dry Carpet Cleaning

In contrast, dry carpet cleaning allows you to use your carpets almost immediately afterward. However, a slight bit of water is used in this method. Dry cleaners are sprinkled on the carpet. These cleaners break down the set-in stains and dirt in the carpet. Dry carpet cleaners can be harsh. They are often used in commercial and retail settings due to the quick drying time.

Pros & Cons

In general, dry carpet cleaners are considered harsher than steam cleaners, so if you have small children or pets in your home, you might want to doublecheck that the dry carpet cleaners are not toxic. Steam carpet cleaners are often available in odor-free, dye-free versions, which also makes it a better choice for allergy sufferers. In addition to having to wait up to 24 hours after a steam clean to walk on your carpets again, steam cleaning can also require multiple treatments on particularly difficult stains.

To find out more about carpeting, including the best ones for your home and lifestyle, contact Go Mobile Flooring today. We are happy to bring our mobile showroom to your neighborhood. We serve the greater Tampa Bay area, including Brandon, Pasco and Pinellas counties, Clearwater and Wesley Chapel.

Flooring Transition Tips And Tricks

Flooring Transition Tips And Tricks

Chances are you’re not going to use the same type of flooring throughout your house. Even with an open floor plan, different rooms call for different aesthetics. And, some flooring types are not necessarily the best for all uses. Carpet in the kitchen probably isn’t the smartest idea. So, what’s the best way to transition from one flooring type to another? Below are a few ways to achieve a clean and unified look through your flooring transition.

Flooring Transition Tips And Tricks

Look for Obvious Start-Stop Points

There are often natural transition points throughout your house. An entryway or hallway offers a clean stop and start point for a flooring transition. So do the architectural lines of your house. Line up different flooring types with the edge of a wall or elevation changes. If your living room or kitchen has a step or two in between, this creates a natural start and stop point.

Make Transitions Part of the Design

With such beautiful and cost-effective flooring options available today, it’s easy to use different flooring types as part of your design. Even a darker or lighter shade of the same flooring or a different type of grain can be used as a purposeful design choice. Consider lining hallways with a different flooring type to create a unique look; or outline your entryway with tile that might hold up better under frequent foot traffic.

Use Transitions to Define Your Space

In a truly open floor plan, the above options may not be available. In that case, take the opportunity to use your flooring transitions to define your space. If your living room and dining room flow into each other, where would a natural stop and start point be? What about your kitchen or entryway? If you are not working with a contractor or interior designer, considering sketching out your options first, by looking at your floor plan as a series of geometric areas.

However you decide to treat flooring transitions in your home, Go Mobile Flooring can help. To find out how to bring our mobile showroom to your home, please contact us today. Serving Tampa Bay and the surrounding neighborhoods, we’re happy to bring our full selection of hardwood, laminate, tile, carpet and vinyl flooring to your doorstep.

Carpet Fibers 101: Nylon

Carpet Fibers 101: Nylon

Due to its durability and relatively low cost, nylon is one of the most popular carpet fibers in the industry. Let’s look at some of the key features and benefits of nylon carpet.

Carpet Fibers 101: Nylon

Engineered in a Lab

Nylon was invented by DuPont in 1935 but wasn’t used commercially until 1939. It would take another 20 years of testing and innovation for nylon to be used as a carpet fiber. DuPont introduced bulked continuous filament nylon in 1959. It was the first truly synthetic fiber and soon became the standard in the carpet industry.

Long-Lasting and Resilient

Nylon carpet is highly resilient and long-lasting. This makes the material perfect for flooring that must withstand a lot of foot traffic. Here are a few of nylon’s other qualities:

  • Stain Resistant: Nylon is highly absorbent, meaning that stains and spills won’t sink deep into the carpet and leave behind a stain. Especially resistant is solution-dyed nylon, which makes the color part of the fiber itself. In this type of nylon, the color is permanent and fade-resistant.
  • Bounceback Factor: Due to its molecular composition, nylon responds very well to steam cleaning. The heat from steam cleaning activates hydrogen molecules present in nylon, helping to revive areas on the carpet that might have flattened from foot traffic.
  • Strong: Nylon’s resiliency also translates into strength. It is a sturdy fiber that can withstand abrasion, another great feature for carpeting.

Affordable Options

Nylon is also generally affordable and can be found in a variety of colors. Thus, it is a great choice for commercial and residential use. The quality of nylon carpet will vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, but whether made in-house or by a third party, nylon is an excellent option for all flooring needs.

At Your Doorstep

Go Mobile Flooring serves the greater Tampa area and can bring flooring options right to your door. Our mobile showroom makes it easy to examine and even sample flooring in your home, giving you a better chance of making the right choice the first time. Please contact us today to find out how you can get a free in-home consultation.

For more information about carpet fiber types, including polyester, please click here.

Carpet Fibers 101: Polyester

Carpet Fibers 101: Polyester

Polyester carpet has been a popular choice in floor covering for a long time, and understandably so. Not only is it durable and aesthetically pleasing, it also has a high level of stain resistance and is very affordable.Carpet Fibers 101: Polyester

The Look of Polyester Carpet

Polyester’s high-luster appearance lends itself to carpets in a wide range of beautiful colors. You can easily see its lustrous appeal by comparing it, for instance, to a nylon carpet in the same color. Polyester stands out for its vibrant hues, while nylon carpet has a much more matte tone.


Polyester carpet is inherently stain resistant, though not completely stain-proof because polyester is made with a closed-cell fiber. While it may not have quite the durability of nylon carpet, new technology has closed the gap between nylon and polyester carpet, making polyester now stronger than ever before.


Polyester carpet tends to be less expensive than nylon carpet because of the lower cost of raw materials and the manufacturing process. This makes polyester a great option if you have a limited budget; you will get a better value for your money. And since polyester carpets are available in a wide range of styles and price points, you will have a plethora of choices.


While synthetic fibers may not be quite as environmentally friendly as natural fibers, polyester is one of the most eco-friendly synthetic fibers, considerably more so than nylon. Polyester is also very easy to recycle. Additionally, most of the polyester used in carpet manufacturing today is made from recycled PET (from plastic soft-drinks bottles.) This process keeps millions of plastic bottles out of landfills; plus, it reduces the amount of resources needed in the manufacturing process.

At Go Mobile Flooring, you can rely on our fifty years of combined experience to bring you the ultimate options in polyester carpet. We bring the showroom to you, so you can examine the quality and range of our flooring at your convenience. Give us a call to arrange an appointment for an on-site consultation today.