How many people recognize this scenario: You’re getting ready to leave the job site after a long day of backbreaking work and your boots are absolutely filthy. Do you just jump in and tear off down the road or do you leave your boots in the bed and drive home in your socks? Or how about this one: You pull up to the soccer match to pick up the kids and they look like they’ve been in a mud stomping competition. Either way, your carpet is about to take a serious beating! Or maybe not…
Welcome to the Stylin Concepts Floor Mat Buying Guide! We’re going to present some solutions here to the above problems. Now, these floor mats won’t solve all of your problems. They won’t cut the grass for you and they certainly can’t stop your neighbor from stealing your newspaper. What they will do is keep your carpet protected from all of the dirt and grime that accumulates on your shoes.
We’ve broken this buying guide up into three sections – Carpeted, Rubber/Plastic, and Metal (Yes, metal floor mats). Carpeted floor mats are, of course, covered in carpet. Rubber/Plastic floor mats are some sort of rubber or plastic material. Many of these still offer great protection and are generally easier to clean. Metal floor mats are made of metal. They are some of the toughest on the market and offer rugged good looks that are hard to pass up.
Carpeted Floor Mats
Catch-All Carpeted Floor Mats from Nifty are custom molded to the floor of your vehicle. That means that you will get great floor coverage and a perfect fit. They feature a molded lip around the entire perimeter of the mat that will contain any dirt or debris that your shoes/boots may track in. The carpet is chemically treated to be stain resistant and comes in colors that closely match most factory carpet colors. The good news doesn’t stop there either; these come with a lifetime warranty and feature a rugged anchoring system that holds them firmly in place. If you’re interested in good looks and ultimate protection, then you definitely want to get your hands on some of these floor mats.
Lloyd Custom Carpeted
These Custom Carpeted Floor Mats from Lloyd are really a treat. They come custom cut for your floor design and in many, many factory and non-factory colors. The outer edge of the mats has a sewn binding that you can also get in many different colors. There is a large assortment of factory logos available such as the Chevy Bowtie, the Cadillac Crest, or the Dodge Ram Head. But it doesn’t stop there; they also do custom lettering. You can get mats for your Escalade that actually read “Tommy’s Escalade” or mats for your Ram that read “BADASS HEMI.” These mats are held in place by a custom anchoring system and feature a 2-year warranty. If you want mats that are going to offer you some protection and a lot of customizable options, then you might want to get a set of these for your truck or SUV.
Rubber/Plastic Floor Mats
The Xtreme Catch-All Floor Mats made by Nifty are a wonderful product. Like its brother, the Catch-All carpeted floor mat, these feature a lifetime warranty and are custom molded to fit your interior. But instead of being carpeted, these are made from a material called Xynet and have an easily cleaned, non-skid textured surface. They feature the same rugged anchoring system as their carpeted sibling and really stay planted in place. Available in Black, Tan, and Grey, these floor mats are easy to clean and offer superior protection.
Black Armor Floor Mats are a great product manufactured by Highland. They are custom molded for your interior and, like some other floor mats, offer a raised lip around the edge of the mat to contain dirt and water. They come with a lifetime warranty and are available in Black, Tan, or Grey. They do not have an anchoring system but instead use a non-skid pad that you put under the floor mat to keep it in place. These are a good option for someone who wants a floor mat that offers great protection and is very easy to clean.
Lloyd Clear Overlay
The Lloyd Clear Overlay Floor Mats actually serve a double purpose; they can be used alone, as an inexpensive alternative to other floor mat lines, or they can be used to keep your Lloyd Custom Carpeted floor mats from getting dirty. Like their Lloyd Custom counterpart, they offer a full 2-year warranty and the ¼” spikes on the bottom keep them from sliding off and exposing your nice custom mats.
These Rubber Floor Mats also made by Lloyd are great for the budget minded truck and SUV owner. They are custom cut to fit your floor and are made from high quality rubber. Hundreds of tiny “cups” catch any water or debris that you may track into your vehicle. They are lower cost than other lines but still offer great protection. If you want some quality floor mats that offer great protection and are custom cut to your floor, you need to check these out.
These Logo Floor Mats made by Plasticolor feature a universal fit with good protection. They come in black, and are available with various popular logos. They also have a lifetime warranty and make a great gift for anyone who likes to customize their truck or SUV.
Metal Floor Mats
These rugged Diamond Plate Floor Mats are manufactured by Owens Products. They feature a polished surface and some models even have a welded hinge to provide a high-tech angular design. They offer a one year warranty and are priced just right. Whether you’ve got a shiny, billet covered interior or a hardcore work truck, these are a good way to go.