Manufacturer Spotlight: Indusparquet
Manufacturer Spotlight: Indusparquet

Go Mobile Flooring is proud to partner with the best manufacturers of quality flooring in the business. One of our partners is Indusparquet. Founded in 1970 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Indusparquet is a family business with over 4 generations working at the company. In fact, many of the original employees are still there. Below is an overview of Indusparquet and the type of premium hardwood flooring they offer. And of course, if you’d like to see examples up close, please contact us; we’ll be happy to bring our mobile showroom to your front door.

Manufacturer Spotlight: Indusparquet

All in the Family

Started in 1970 by Kiko Uliana and Jose Antonio Baggio, the two worked in the family’s sawmill from a young age and were creating and installing parquet floors on the weekend in their late teens. Since then, they take great pride in their organization, which has become known globally as a quality source of premium hardwood. They are also known for being committed to ethics, sustainability, and technology throughout its manufacturing process. Over 4 generations of their family have worked at Indusparquet.

Over a Century of Experience

Their family-owned sawmills have been operating in Brazil for more than 100 years, which means Indusparquet brings a century of experience to their process. However, the company has worked hard to stay at the forefront of technology. Over 500 employees use their technical skills and knowledge every day to export quality goods to 5 continents. They believe in using ethically-sourced and sustainable materials. All of their raw materials must have forest management certification from the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Resources.

Enhance Your Home

Indusparquet offers the following collections:

  • Brazilian Cherry
  • Santos Mahogany
  • 3/8″ and 1/2″ Engineered Flooring
  • Coterie Collection with designs by Kiko Uliana

Each of these collections have rich colors that will enhance the look of any home. So, no matter which option you choose, Indusparquet flooring will give your home an air of sophistication; and you’ll be using a quality product that’s meant to last.

Mobile Showroom

Go Mobile Flooring serves Tampa Bay and the surrounding areas, including Pasco and Pinellas counties, Brandon, Clearwater and Land O’ Lakes. To see Indusparquet flooring for yourself or for a free in-home consultation, please contact Go Mobile Flooring today.

Steam Floor Mops - Do's and Don'ts

Steam Floor Mops – Do’s and Don’ts

Steam Floor Mops - Do's and Don'ts

Steam floor mops are a terrific in-home tool to use in fighting grime. For just a few hundred dollars, you can use one of these super-powered mops to provide your hardwood, tile or linoleum floors with a deep clean. However, using steam floor mops requires a bit more care than a standard mop. The addition of steam means the mops can get very hot and cause problems if not handled correctly. Below are some guidelines for how to use a steam floor mop correctly:

What To Do:

  • Prep the floor first.
    A mop that uses steam to clean isn’t meant to treat heavily soiled floors. If this is your first time using one, make sure to clean your floors as you normally would and then use the steam mop for maintenance. By cleaning the floors more frequently, you’ll have less build up of dirt and grime and be able to use the mop to its fullest potential.
  • Invest in mop pads.
    The mop pad will absorb dirt. However,  reusing a dirty mop head with steam might result in the dirt smearing across other surfaces. The good news is steam mop pads are generally washable and hold up nicely. A few good mop pads should last you for a while.

What Not To Do

  • Don’t allow the mop to idle.
    Once the mop has been plugged in, it’s really best to keep it moving. The heat generated from a steam mop can  build up quickly and cause damage to flooring if left in one place for too long.
  • Don’t use on unsealed floors.
    Steam floor mops are great for a variety of surfaces, but can easily warp an unsealed floor. If you’ve been advised not to use hot water on the floor or if the tiles are adhesive and appear to be lifting, don’t use a steam mop.
  • Don’t plug it in before attaching the mop head.
    Most steam mops heat up fast. So, if you wait to attach the mop head, chances are it’ll be too hot to handle.

For more information about steam floor mop do’s and don’ts, check out this article. And if you’re looking to upgrade the floors in your home, contact Tampa Flooring Company today.

Financing Is Now Available Through Go Mobile Flooring

We are pleased to announce to our customers that financing is now available at zero percent through Go Mobile Flooring! This is good news for your flooring plans. You can now decide when you upgrade your flooring. There’s no reason to wait because we will finance your project today.

You will be issued your own credit card that you can . . .

  • USE
    Pay for your flooring and also qualify for special promotions.
  • VIEW
    Your information can be reviewed and managed online. Detailed billing statement are at your fingertips and on your screen.
    You have 24/7 access to control your account at your own discretion. If you enroll in eBill, you are allowed to view statements at any time.
  • SAFE
    For your protection, all personal information will be encrypted with Transport Layer Security (TLS) technology.
    You can also use your card at other merchant outlets that accept it.

As always, the team here at Go Mobile Flooring put the interests of our customers FIRST. We truly want you to enjoy the comfort and beauty of amazing floors. And we want you to increase the value of your home in the process.

If you would like to apply, click her and you will go to our simple application form.

Please call us today at (813) 605-1849 for more information. Our specialists would love to help you make your dream home a reality.

Top Tips for Tile Maintenance

Top Tips for Tile Maintenance

Tile is one of the most versatile floor coverings you can choose for your home. The variety of colors and patterns, different options when laying and cutting the tile, and choosing a coordinating grout color, all make it easy to use tile as a true design element. However, one key to long-lasting tile is tile maintenance. While it’s not difficult to keep your tile neat and clean, there are a few tips you should always keep in mind so you’ll be able to enjoy your flooring for years to come.

Top Tips for Tile Maintenance

Top DO’s for Tile Maintenance

  1. Do use hot water with a mild detergent. Hot water prevents residue from forming on your tile, while a mild detergent will help to reduce the risk of a cloudy or dull finish.
  2. Do address spills quickly. Depending on the spill, it’s possible that simply wiping down your tile will address the issue. However, in the case of liquids or materials that could stain your tile floor, it’s a good idea to tackle those spills fast, using detergent and a warm cloth to wipe down the tile. Fast action on clean-up can also help to avoid grout stains.
  3. Do use more powerful cleaners when necessary. To maintain your tile floor, it might be necessary to employ a powerful cleaner, especially in high traffic areas. To avoid damage to your flooring, make sure the cleaner is expressly formulated for tile.

Top DO NOT’s for Tile Maintenance

  1. Do not use acidic or ammonia-based cleaners. These harsh chemicals have a better chance of not only damaging your tile, but discoloring the grout. That can create a very unseemly sight.
  2. Do not use abrasive brushes or scrubbers. Your tile is fairly durable, but these abrasive cleaning products can easily scratch the surface of your floor and leave behind a dull finish.
  3. Do not use acid or vinegar to clean your floor. These everyday household chemicals might be convenient, but they are not meant for tile maintenance. Harsh cleaners can easily discolor or erode grout; they also tend to leave a film on your floor’s surface. This can make everything dull and even encourage mold growth.

For more tips and tricks on tile maintenance, visit Go Mobile Flooring today. As your mobile flooring showroom serving the Tampa Bay area, we can provide expert advice on how best to manage your flooring investment.

Porcelain Tile Bathroom Trends

Porcelain Tile: Bathroom Trends

Deciding to update your bathroom tile is a large undertaking. You will want to be sure that the design and materials you choose will be in style for years to come. Since design trends can be fickle, it’s important to be aware the many different porcelain tile options that are trending.

Porcelain Tile Bathroom Trends

Porcelain Tile Bathroom Trends

Let’s review some of the most popular current porcelain tile bathroom trends. That way, you can make an informed decision for your home:

1. Details Matter

A primary trend that has been gaining traction are the little things – details. Using accent porcelain tiles to highlight necessary features like drains and built-in niches is recommended, as is experimenting with different types of techniques like mosaics. Consider using various color or sized tiles throughout your bathroom in unexpected places. It gives you a chance to make the mundane stand out in the best possible way!

2. Go Big

While bathroom tiles used to be small 4-inch by 4-inch squares (or smaller), it seems the trend has shifted in recent years to using larger format tiles. This trend is actually effecting both wall and floor bathroom tiles, and gives the space a more expansive look by limiting the number of grout lines. Tile sizes can now range from 18×18 to 10×26. It’s also on trend to mix small and large tiles for a more interesting look. So don’t be afraid to combine trends for your own unique tone.

3. Take the A train

Subway and hexagon tiles have always been a key trend in bathroom design. Part of the art deco craze of the late 1940s and 1950s, colorful porcelain subway tiles – or even just black and white repeating patterns – were used in part to make bathrooms look more contemporary. Now, this trend offers the chance to make your bathroom just a bit retro.

Regardless of the porcelain tile trend you decide on for your bathroom, you want to make sure you’re using the best materials, and that you receive the best advice on how to proceed. Request a free quote and start making your bathroom redesign a reality.

Buyers Guide Pet Friendly Flooring

Buyer’s Guide: Pet Friendly Flooring

Buyers Guide Pet Friendly Flooring

When you’re looking for new floors, you want to make sure they are the best choice for every member of your family – even the four-legged ones. Pet owners, in particular, have a few extra issues to keep in mind when choosing pet friendly flooring.

The best floors for your pets will be:

  • Easy to clean
  • Scratch resistant
  • Stain resistant
  • Textured for traction

We’ve pulled together some flooring options as well as descriptions of their level of pet friendliness below.

Pet Friendly Carpet Flooring

While your furry friends may love the luxurious feel of carpeting, your human guests may not enjoy the allergens that may collect or the difficulty of cleaning up the messes pets can leave behind. But, that doesn’t mean carpet is out altogether.

There are plenty of pet-friendly carpet options that will work in a low-traffic area like a bedroom. There are just a couple of things that pet owners should look out for when selecting carpeting.

First, choose a carpet without loops – a cut pile carpet. Placing looped carpets like Berber in a home with pets is a recipe for damage – to the carpet and your pets claws. Finally, make sure the cut pile carpet you select has been pre-treated for stain resistance. Clean ups will be easier, pet hair will come up better when you vacuum, and fewer odors will cling to the carpeting.

Pet Friendly Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood floors give your home a warm, welcoming feel. They are great for keeping allergens under control, but they may not always be the best choice for homes with pets. Many hardwood floors can be susceptible to stains and scratches, but there are still options for pet owners who love hardwood floors.

When it comes to pet friendly hardwood flooring, the harder the wood, the better it will be at resisting scratches. Wood floors like oak, maple, walnut and bamboo are harder and more pet friendly. Homeowners with large animals should avoid softer woods like pine or chestnut.

You can also preserve your new floors from pet-related damage with a high quality coat of urethane, to offer extra protection from scratches and stains.

Pet Friendly Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring can bring the look of hardwood into your home, with the added benefit of stain and scratch resistance. Easy to clean and durable, laminate flooring can be very pet friendly with one important caveat: traction. Many laminate floors available to homeowners are slick and smooth, which can make it difficult for your pet to maintain its footing and can lead to injury. So, if you’re looking for a pet friendly laminate flooring option, you will want to select laminate floors with a textured surface to prevent slipping.

Pet Friendly Tile Flooring

Tile floors, especially stone tiles, are a wonderful choice for homes with pets. These hard surfaces won’t be damaged by your pets’ claws, are water and stain resistant, and are exceptionally easy to clean. You have the option to use coarser stone tile floors or ceramic tile with a textured finish to aid with traction. You could even select faux wood tiles to get the look of wood, but still have the ultimate pet-friendly flooring.

With tile and any hard surfaced pet-friendly flooring options, you want to make sure you make good use of rugs and pet beds so that your furry friends have places to lay down comfortably.

If you have more questions about finding the perfect pet friendly flooring for your home schedule your schedule your free consultation today.