The Best Flooring for Cold Weather

Best Flooring Options for Cold Weather

Waking up to a cold flooring surface can be irritating. As the cold weather climate approaches, it is important to consider different ways to keep you and your family warm throughout the season. Remembering to stock up on winter apparel is easy. But other factors such as the perfect flooring, however, will only make for a warmer experience at home. Below are some of the best flooring options for cold weather to consider this winter.The Best Flooring for Cold Weather


Carpet flooring is perhaps the easiest solution to warming up your home. It will insulate the room from heat loss and help save you and your family from pricy costs related to heating your home. In addition, carpet serves as other benefits such as comfort and style. Carpet will provide a comfy surface to walk, sit, or lay on as opposed to other hard flooring options. Unfortunately, carpet flooring can result in issues with maintenance. Consider investing in comfortable rugs that suit the ambiance of your home as an alternative.


When accompanied by padded underlayment, vinyl flooring presents great insulation and will prevent chilly flooring surfaces. Vinyl can come in tile-like or hardwood-like forms as well as flexible sheets. These types of flooring are water-resistant, durable, and easy to maintain. Due to its variability, vinyl is easily one of the best flooring options for cold weather.

Radiant Below Surface Heating Systems

When paired with the right flooring options, radiant below surface heating systems will guarantee a warm environment against the winter weather climate. The idea of these heating systems is to transmit heat directly onto to your flooring surface as well as in the atmosphere in which it is installed. Tile is a great conductor of heat therefore working well with radiant below surface heating. Check out a previous Go Mobile Flooring article on heated flooring in your bathroom.


Underlayment such as foam, cork, or rubber will not only present better comfort but will also help to insulate heat and sound.  It also provides moisture control which is great against the damage of the rainy and snowy conditions you may encounter throughout the winter. Even though snow in Florida is unlikely, these flooring options for cold weather will be just as beneficial for living conditions up north or in areas prone to snow.

Go Mobile Flooring Showroom

Visit our website or contact Go Mobile Flooring today for more information on flooring options for cold weather. Explore our varieties and find out what best suits your home. We will gladly bring our mobile showroom to neighborhoods in the Tampa, Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco county areas.


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.

Waterfront Home Flooring

Waterfront Home Flooring

What are the best options for waterfront home flooring? Many people live on the coast, on a lake waterfront, or near enough to enjoy the outdoor benefits of beaches and boating. The flooring needs to be a top consideration.

Living along the coast means your flooring choices should ideally be water resistance, easy to clean, and have a strong wear layer that will hold up to sand. We believe in having the beach as an extension of our home, not just a view. Opening up the windows, allowing the salty air and humidity in is part of coastal living.

Waterfront Home Flooring

Non-Organic Materials Work Best for Waterfront Home Flooring

Beachfront or lakefront homes are sometimes enjoyed for the scenery alone. If that’s the case, waterfront home flooring can be the same as any other home. But often they are great for outdoor sports like boating, fishing, swimming, and beach activities. Obviously, the usage must be taken into account when considering flooring options.

  1. Porcelain and Ceramic Tiles are very resistant to water. That’s why they are often used in bathrooms. The water absorption rate is only 0.5%. The thing to be careful about is the seams between the tile and the grout. The grouting needs to be done properly to fully seal the seams in-between the tiles.
  2. Sheet Vinyl has no seams and is 100% waterproof.
  3. Vinyl Tile or Vinyl Planks are 100% waterproof depending on the seams with the tiles. The planks use lock-and-fold joinery which provides a tighter seal.
  4. Concrete is excellent but not often used in homes. It must be properly sealed upon installation.

Bathrooms floors are similar because of the high presence of moisture.

Will your new bathroom flooring hold up to water, heat, moisture and wear? There are also the less obvious questions like, how will the new bathroom floor feel to bare feet on a cold morning?

A waterfront home has similar needs. Planning ahead is the best way to ensure the best flooring for your location. It will look nicer, perform better, and last longer.

Organic Materials in Waterfront Home Flooring Need Special Protection

Organic wooden floors do not necessarily have to be taboo, but you need to consider the way they handle water. For example, in a summer home on the beach there will be high-traffic activity with water and sand. At some point the absorbency of the wood will erode the flooring and need repair or replacement.

Engineered wood is better than solid wood because of the manufacturing process. The base is sturdier and more water resistant. If solid wood floors are used, extra treatment and finishing can help protect the wood.

Our installers are experts in helping you select the perfect flooring for your waterfront home. Give us a call today and we will answer all of your questions. There are countless waterfront homes in the Tampa Bay area that we serve. Contact us 7 Days a Week — (813) 605-1849.

Luxe Plank Luxury Vinyl

Luxe Plank Luxury Vinyl

Flooring sets the tone for any room. From warm and inviting to sleek and cool, your flooring choices have a lot to say about your design personality. At Go Mobile Flooring, we aim to provide customers with access to the latest and greatest flooring options. Through our wide selection of flooring types, we’re confident you’ll find a style that perfectly fits your home. Today, we’d like to highlight Luxe Plank Luxury Vinyl.

Luxe Plank Luxury Vinyl

What is Luxe Plank Luxury Vinyl Flooring?

Luxe Plank is a type of luxury vinyl plank flooring that has the look and feel of stone or wood. However, unlike natural materials, vinyl flooring is highly durable, impervious to water, and can maintain its look even under heavy traffic.

How Does it Look?

One of the great things about luxury vinyl plank flooring is its range. Gone are the days of your mother’s vinyl flooring. Instead, flooring can take on the appearance of wood grain or natural stone to provide a more sophisticated look and feel to any room. You’d be amazed at how truly natural it appears.

What are its Greatest Advantages?

There are many advantages to using luxury vinyl plank flooring in place of traditional hardwood or stone. Below are a just a handful of these benefits:

  • Durable – Luxe Plank Luxury Vinyl is durable and meant to last even under heavy foot traffic. In fact, most luxury vinyl floors come with a long residential warranty.
  • Waterproof – Because vinyl flooring is waterproof, it’s the perfect option for bathrooms, kitchens and laundry rooms. Luxury vinyl plank flooring will not warp or lose its integrity when exposed to water.
  • Easy-to-Install – Most luxury vinyl flooring is backed with FasTak, a repositionable adhesive that makes installation a breeze. You can also choose Rigid Core Technology which uses angled-locking planks to keep the floor safe and secure. Both methods offer the same durability and high quality.

Find Out More

For more information about luxury vinyl plank flooring, including Luxe Plank Luxury Vinyl, please contact us at Go Mobile Flooring today. Our team of flooring experts is happy to bring our mobile showroom to your doorstep, so you can see these flooring options from the comfort of your home.