Rubber Car Mats or Carpet – Which Should You Buy?

Interior car mats are a quick and easy way of keeping the inside of your car clean and the original carpeting of your car protected from general wear and tear (a great investment if you are hoping to sell your vehicle down the line). There are two main types of car mats available – carpet and rubber. Both are great and serve your car brilliantly in many different ways, but these are not always obvious. So, if you’re looking for a short Car Mat Guide that will help you find the right type of floor mat for your car, you’ve come to the right place!

Which Car Mats Are Best For You?

Factors such as where you live and your day-to-day activities will have an influence on which car mat is best suited for you. For example, if you are somebody who lives in the countryside and drives around in muddy boots all day, chances are you’ll want a car mat that is easy to clean.

Read our short Car Mat Guide below to find the right type of floor mat to suit your lifestyle.

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Rubber Car Mats

Rubber car mats are a great, hard-wearing, protective layer to the interior of your car and are often much more economical in comparison to carpet floor mats. They are purpose-built to endure harsh climates and are extremely easy to clean.

You may be considering rubber car mats if you:
  • Live or work in an area where there is a lot of snow, rain, sleet, sand, mud or clay.
  • Usually drive somebody who always has muddy shoes/boots, for example, your child may a football player or horse rider.
  • Have young children – rubber floor mats are quick and easy to clean, ideal for unexpected spills and food fights.
  • Consume food or beverages regularly in your car – let’s not blame the kids for the spills in the front!
  • Are a pet-owner – our furry friends are prone to track dirt or debris into our cars over time. View our range of rubber boot liners for added protection to the carpet in your boot.
Pros of owning rubber floor mats:
  • Hassle-free cleaning and maintenance - a quick hose down will have your rubber floor mats looking good as new.
  • Can endure harsh conditions - rubber floor mats have been engineered with deeper grooves and clever textures to help tackle snow, sand, rain, mud and clay.
  • Durable - rubber car mats are made out of heavy-duty materials making them strong and long-lasting.
  • Economical - you won't need to replace your rubber floor mats frequently.
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Carpet Car Mats

Carpet floor mats are designed to add style and comfort to your car. They are also a great way to protect the original carpeting of your interior - something that will help preserve the resale price of your car.

You may be considering carpet floor mats if you:
  • Live or work in the city and therefore are not tracking much dirt or debris into your car.
  • Simply want to replace your vehicle’s original carpets mats.
  • Drive a luxury or show vehicle and want to maintain a premium look/feel.
  • Are after a more exact/customised match to match your interior space.
  • Wish to have manufacturer logos embroidered onto your floor mats.
Pros of owning carpet floor mats:
  • Premium aesthetic – carpet mats often camouflage into the original carpeting if matched exactly, giving your vehicle a smooth interior finish.
  • Choice of style – carpet floor mats come in a range of styles and materials such as nylon, velour, Berber and so on.
  • Comfortable – Thicker carpet mats offer the high levels of comfort and are naturally heavier making them less likely to move around.
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