Quality Flooring For Your Beachfront Getaway

Quality Flooring For Your Beachfront Getaway

Every beach fanatic has driven by the beach and wished they had a home near the coast. As convenient as it is to live right by the water, there’s a lot you’ll have to keep in mind such as water resistant and easy-to-clean flooring. When living near the beach, you can expect water and sand to make it into your home. With the right flooring to eliminate the extra hassle, you’ll find that it’s easier to manage and maintain year-round. Below we’ll recommend some of the best options to consider for your beachfront home or getaway.

Ceramic Tile

Tile flooring is vast in its varieties, giving you the option of porcelain, ceramic, mosaic, vinyl, travertine, and so many more! As for your beachfront getaway, consider ceramic tile. Ceramic tiles provide easy maintenance and durability. Not only are there wood-like tiles, but they come in various sizes to customize the style of your home. Also scratch and moisture resistant, ceramic tiles will be a good flooring choice for young ones.

Luxury Vinyl

Luxury vinyl flooring has become increasingly popular and will fit perfectly in a beachfront home. In addition, vinyl installation is easy and affordable. Very water resistant, vinyl is ideal for moisture prone areas in your home. You can order your vinyl in planks or tiles, giving you options that will suit your style preference. Unlike harder flooring surfaces, vinyl offers a softer underfoot and dampens the sound in the room.


Fitting in nearly any kind of space, hardwood flooring is a prime choice for families. Ironically, wider planks make for easier cleaning rather than smaller planks. With its strength and durability, hardwood is able to be refinished and built to last for many years. Additionally, they come in all kinds of colors whether you want to create a dark or bright living space. When it comes to sound, hardwood provides excellent acoustics for the room. Another benefit of hardwood flooring is that it can add value to your property. If you plan on selling your home in the near future, buyers will most likely pay more for a house that has hardwood rather than carpet, for example.

Stone Tile

Stone tiles such as, limestone, granite, travertine, and marble are a luxurious alternative. These kinds of flooring fit especially well in areas such as bathrooms and kitchens. On top of their refined and elegant features, stone tiles are also easy to clean and require little maintenance. In warmer climates such as here in Florida, stone tile flooring helps to keep temperatures lower in your home. Finally, stone tiles can add value to your beachfront property as well.

Choose Go Mobile Flooring

Whenever you’re ready to renovate your home, choose Go Mobile Flooring to do the job. For any questions about what we offer or installation, visit our website or give us a call. For neighborhoods in the Tampa area, our mobile showroom is ready to present all the flooring varieties we install here at Go Mobile Flooring.

Best Kitchen Flooring Options

Best Kitchen Flooring Options

The kitchen is often the highest trafficked area in your home. Depending on the layout of your home, it might be the room that everyone passes through to get from the back porch to the living room to the second floor. Regardless of the layout, however, kitchens are busy; it’s where the food is, after all. Therefore, finding a durable, attractive flooring option for the kitchen is key. Let’s review some of the best kitchen flooring options available.

Best Kitchen Flooring Options


Hardwood flooring has many benefits, including being:

  • More stylish, easier on your feet, and longer-lasting
  • Easier to refinish and re-style to fit with changing interior home decor trends
  • Hardwood flooring often increases a home’s re-sell value


Tile flooring has similar benefits to hardwood, including durability and increased re-sell value. In addition, tile flooring also has:

  • More color options, including lighter choices like white, cream, and gray
  • Scratch-resistant and waterproof durability


Vinyl flooring is one of the most flexible kitchen flooring options and offers more design choices at a lower price point. Additionally, vinyl flooring offers benefits such as:

  • It is easy-to-clean and durable
  • It is stain resistant, scratch resistant and fade-resistant
  • Different forms that give more design options, such as sheets for a seamless look, tiles, and planks to emulate the look of ceramic flooring or wood

Other Considerations for Kitchen Flooring

One of the other primary concerns when choosing kitchen floors is cost. High-end, luxury flooring can be cost-prohibitive for some families. The trick is to choose flooring that will last longer and is neutral enough to fit in with your design choices even as they change.

Additionally, it’s important to consider your climate – climates with high humidity or a tendency for more rain should look for waterproof options like tile. Hardwood flooring is much more conducive to dryer climates. However, if you are determined to have hardwood and you live in a wet climate, it’s important to note that water damage is relatively easy to repair.

Explore Options with Go Mobile Flooring

To find out more about flooring options for your kitchen, contact Go Mobile Flooring today. We are happy to bring our mobile showroom to your Tampa neighborhood including  Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco county communities.


Cost Efficient Vinyl

Cost Efficient Vinyl

Cost Efficient Vinyl is a wise choice for rental units, storage facilities, or house flipping. If you own multiple residential or business properties and want to rent them out, you have a dilemma. Should you install the best hardwood flooring and spend a fortune, or should you save money by installing vinyl? Years ago the vinyl option was far less attractive than it is today.

Cost Efficient Vinyl

Vinyl has been a popular flooring choice in American homes for decades. But today’s vinyl flooring – as many of the big-name manufactures are quick to point out – is not your grandmother’s kitchen flooring.  – World Floor Covering Association

What has changed in the vinyl industry? Well, some things haven’t changed, and some things have.

Cost Efficient Vinyl is Cost Efficient Flooring

Again, I am being redundant; some things are just worth repeating! It is good news that vinyl flooring is very affordable. It makes staying under budget a realistic goal. You could invest thousands more on the best hardwood, but the question is, “Is it necessary?” In many cases, it would be overkill and will inflate your budget.

Cost Efficient Vinyl is Quality Flooring

We live in a different world than the past. Things have drastically changed in every industry. Educate yourself to understand the types and variations of vinyl on the market today. It is worth your time to find out about current trends in the vinyl flooring industry. Look into resilient, printed, and inlaid vinyls. Explore options such as sheet vinyl, solid vinyl tile (SVT), and luxury vinyl tile (LVT).

Vinyl flooring can now realistically mimic the look and textures of real ceramic, stone and wood grain patterns. These amazing replicas have such incredible realism it is difficult for most people to tell whether it’s the real thing or not. Who needs to know, right?  – Great Floors

Although vinyl flooring is generally less expensive than wood or stone, there is also a range of qualities of vinyl options. It comes in sheets on a roll, square tiles, and planks. Other variables to consider are the quality of coating and the thickness of the material.

Consider cost efficient vinyl when you rent a house or a business space. Staying under your budget does not mean you have to sacrifice quality. As to my exhortation above to educate yourself, please know that we at Go Mobile Flooring are here to help you in that quest.

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Buyers Guide Series: Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl is one of the most exciting and cost-effective flooring options in the market.

Vinyl flooring has become increasingly popular and is among the top choices for durable and vibrant floor designs. Available in a wide range of colors, textures and patterns, vinyl is more varied and resilient than ever. Best of all, Vinyl’s true value is in its impeccable ability to imitate first-rate products such as wood, stone and even tumbled marble, giving you great flexibility and just the look you want at a fraction of the price.

Why Vinyl?

Vinyl comes in countless stylish designs and is among the top eco-friendly flooring materials available. Whether concrete slab, old ceramic tile, or old wood floors, using the right tools and with good surface preparation, vinyl flooring can be installed over just about any surface. Great stability and superior water resistance make vinyl a great choice for any space in your home, be it below or above grade level.

A Vinyl for Every Type

Vinyl is available in three styles—sheet, plank, and tile—allowing for great versatility and a broad range of installation options.

• Sheet vinyl usually comes in rolls between 6’ and 12’ wide, which makes an excellent option for large rooms. It is ideal in moisture-prone spaces such as bathrooms and basements, and its seamless application makes for a simple DIY installation.
• Plank vinyl looks nearly indistinguishable from hardwood flooring while being much easier to maintain, providing greater comfort and only at a fraction of the cost.
• Tile gives you the freedom to choose from limitless styles and with easily replaceable precision cut tiles, keeping your floors looking elegant and uniform is simple.

Wear Layer

When shopping for vinyl, pay close attention to wear layer. The thickness of your wear layer determines the longevity of your vinyl. While thicker wear layer is pricier, the increased protection from everyday damage saves you money over the long term. There are three types of finishes available for wear layers: no-wax vinyl, urethane and enhanced urethane. Enhanced urethane is the strongest of the three, ensuring your floors are durable and resilient.

Whatever style you choose, vinyl is one of the most exciting and cost-effective flooring options in the market and is sure to make your project come to life.

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Resilient Vinyl Floor

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Once vinyl floors are installed, they are guaranteed to last in your home for years to come.

When you think of vinyl floor, you may picture the traditional black and white checkered floor of your grandparents’ kitchen, but gone are the days of these limited options. Vinyl floor manufacturers have created modern vinyl floor sheets to match your every design need. From tile to stone and even stunning wood visuals, vinyl floors offer a vast array of unique flooring options at nearly half the price of traditional floors.

While your vinyl floor may look like realistic wood or ceramic tile, vinyl sheeting is a much more resilient option. Vinyl’s forgiveness and resistance to wear and tear makes it a great alternative for highly trafficked areas like your kitchen or bathroom. It is also a great choice for adding a personal touch to your laundry room. And its resistance to moisture will prevent any warping that may occur due to spills, regular cleaning or general humidity. In fact, vinyl floors do not crack or curl.

Vinyl floors are traditionally covered in a polyurethane coating that prevents any spills from soaking in to your floor and makes clean up a breeze. Vinyl’s durability even holds up against floor scratches and indentations that our furry friends are known to make.

Vinyl floor sheets are not only inexpensive compared to traditional flooring, but vinyl’s design makes for a quick and easy do-it-yourself project. Vinyl sheets can be placed over existing floor in your home and won’t require any regular maintenance. In fact, once vinyl floors are installed, they are guaranteed to last in your home for years to come.

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The Pros and Cons of Vinyl Flooring


is affordable vinyl really the best option for your home?

The negative connotation of vinyl floors in the past is now being revamped with praise and esteem as the new variety of designs has made vinyl popular once again. Vinyl “tiles,” as they are referred to, come in a variety of patterns, colors and visuals including ceramic tiles, wood, and stone. Vinyl is also a very versatile material that can be used in highly trafficked areas in your home, such as your kitchen or bathroom, with little to no wear and tear. The material is also water resistant and makes spills easy to clean up. But is affordable vinyl really the best option for your home? Let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons of vinyl.


  • Vinyl is budget-friendly and replicates the look of expensive wood, ceramic or stone
  • Vinyl is an easy DIY project that can be installed over existing floors
  • Vinyl is flexible and does not warp or crack from excessive moisture, like ceramic or wood floors do
  • Vinyl’s slick surface makes any clean up a breeze
  • Vinyl’s finishing does not require polishing or shine like other floors
  • Vinyl is resistant to scratches and dents from everyday use and furry friends


  • Vinyl can not be used in areas like the shower or tub
  • Vinyl is a soft material and, therefore, any particles left on the subfloor may show through as bumps and lumps in the floor
  • Vinyl is resilient against scratches and dents, but dropping a sharp object on the vinyl may gouge out a portion of the floor
  • Vinyl requires furniture pads to be used on the flooring, and sliding furniture around may cause a vinyl “tile” to pop out
  • Vinyl does not improve the value of a home

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Vinyl Flooring or Linoleum Floors?


Vinyl and linoleum floors are both considered resilient floors because they are made to withstand the test of time.

If you aren’t a floor expert, and let’s face it, unless you are installing floor in your home by the season, you probably are not, you may not know the difference between vinyl and linoleum floors. In fact, these two floors are often spoken about interchangeably. But, in fact, there is a difference between vinyl and linoleum.

Vinyl and linoleum floors are both considered resilient floors because they are made to withstand the test of time. These two flooring options stand up against moisture, every day wear and tear, and can be installed in areas with high traffic or areas popular with your furry friends. Both flooring types come in “tile” form and are laid on your floor in a similar manner. The difference?

While vinyl floors are soft and easy to install on your own, a professional must install linoleum. Both of these floor options are very budget-friendly, but having a professional install your linoleum floor can end up costing you more in the end. On the other hand, certain vinyl floors may benefit from a professional installer. Vinyl is capable of being installed over any existing floor, but the subfloor the vinyl is installed over must be free of any particles or it may result in bumpy and lumpy flooring. Also, vinyl flooring comes in two options. The easy DIY peel and stick vinyl floors may not hold up as well as the vinyl tiling, which may be a little more difficult to install.

But aside from installation, what really sets these two floors apart? Not much, unless you are concerned about being environmentally friendly. Linoleum is made from abundant materials as well as some recycled products. Linoleum is also recyclable and is biodegradable. Vinyl, on the other hand, is far from recyclable at this current time, although technologies are in the works to make vinyl recyclable in the future.

Both vinyl and linoleum have made a come back due to their wide variety of modern flooring options including color and style. So when choosing between vinyl flooring or linoleum floors, the deciding factor should be the look you want as well as the price you are willing to pay for installation, but you can’t go wrong with either option.

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Green Flooring Series: Marmoleum, an Alternative to Vinyl


Marmoleum is a natural linoleum that is bio-based, highly durable, non-toxic, anti-microbial, and easy to maintain.

Marmoleum is a natural linoleum that is bio-based, highly durable, non-toxic, anti-microbial, and easy to maintain. It is made from all natural ingredients that include linseed oil, limestone, tree rosin, wood flour, natural mineral pigments, and jute. This alternative to vinyl offers buyers many colors to choose from and the ability to customize a design.

Marmoleum is produced in three different forms: sheet, tile, or click. The sheet and tile styles are glued down with Frobo Sustain 885 adhesive, while the click style comes in long rectangular or square planks that operate on a tongue-and-groove system. Click has a 2.5mm thick layer of Marmoleum on top of a high-density fiberboard layer and a cork bottom layer. The sheet form offers over 150 colors and patterns, the tile selection offers 65 options, and the Marmoleum click is available in 24 colors.

Cleaning Marmoleum is fairly easy and it does not require any extra topcoats unless it is damaged. This material is also water resistant so should something spill, it is okay, but be sure to wipe it up quickly so no harm comes to the material. To regularly clean Marmoleum, simply dry mop the surface to pick up any dirt or debris. You can also damp mop Marmoleum with diluted Marmoleum Floor Cleaner.

According to Forbo, Marmoleum is 96% organic. No toxic chemicals or volatile organic compounds were used in the manufacturing of Marmoleum. This material also doesn’t emit any foul-smelling chemical odors and the cleaning products don’t give off any chemicals either.

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