Our shoes pick up a lot of stuff from the road, such as mud, water, dirt, snow, oil, etc., and when we get into the car, all this gets absorbed on the floor, which can make the car very dirty and foul smelling in a matter of few minutes to few hours. As you know, the car’s mat is very hard to detach and practically impossible to wash daily, so using car floor mats is very important. And if you are looking to find the best mats for your car, you are at the right spot.
Types of Car Mats
Curly Car Mats
As the name suggests, curly car mats have twisted hair-like fibers on their surface, which act as a brush and get rid of all the dirt, snow, oil, & debris from your shoes. These hair-like fibers are made of plastic, so they don’t wet themselves and are easy to clean. However, as these mats catch debris very easily, these mats need to be cleaned regularly. The curly hair-like stand provides soft padding for the comfort of feet, and this padding also helps reduce noise. Moreover, these pads provide a strong anti-skid surface and help trap the debris & odor inside the mat.
Fabric Car Mats
Fabric mats are also known as Carpet mats. These mats are the most common in the market, with the cheapest to most expensive price tags. Carpet mats consist of many layers of thick cloth/fabric on their surface, which gives a premium look to your car. However, as the fabric mat’s surface is plain, it will get dirty and wet very easily, so these mats are not recommended for rainy or dusty areas.
Plastic/Rubber Car Mats
Plastic/rubber car mats are the most sold mats in every single region of every country in the world because of their low price and waterproofing characteristics. Rubber mats can be used separately as well as an add-on on other expensive mats. These mats come in many colors and are also available in transparent/see-through mode. Rubber mats are the only kind that you can find at any car accessories shop, no matter how small the region is. These mats are very flexible and provide excellent anti-kindness. Plastic/Rubber mats are preferable for muddy and rainy areas; however, they can be used for all weather conditions.
Metallic/Aluminium Car Mats
As the name suggests, Metallic/Aluminum mats have a chrome finish on their surface, which gives them an excellent shiny and water-resistant surface. These mats are not made of aluminum; they are made of plastic materials with a shiny finish on their surface, so their price is similar to that of plastic mats. However, some of these mats, made by famous brands, use real aluminum & stainless steel for their production, which increases their price to hundreds of dollars and their durability & looks.
3D Car Floor Mats
3D car floor mats are not universally fit, but they are made according to each vehicle model’s specifications. These mats fit your vehicle better than the original mats and cover each part with micro-details. 3D car mats can come in any material like leather, carpet, plastic, etc. These mats are made from premium materials with excellent finishing, which makes their price a lot more costly than other universal-size mats. However, as these mats fit snuggly on your vehicle, they will never slip away and never let your carpet get dirty.
5D/7D Car Floor Mats
Just like 3D mats, 5D, and 7D mats also represent customized size characteristics, meaning they are not universally fit but made for each car model specifically. 5D & 7D mats are the next level of 3D with more area coverage, even the sides. These mats can also be made from any material: plastic, faux leather, rubber, fabric, etc. However, you can find these mats mostly in leather-type material. 5D & 7D mats are made with finer details, which makes them very expensive and very rare.