What are the most important features in choosing car or truck floor mats? It really depends on what type of protection you need for your vehicle’s floor, what style fits your taste and how much you want to spend.
Many new vehicles come standard with floor mats made of a carpet material. Replacement floor mats come in a variety of materials, some very similar to the original equipment. Lloyd Mats Ultimats for example are similar in texture to original floor mats, but are made in a heavier, denser carpet construction.
There are many choices of materials and textures available in automotive carpet mats. And as the saying goes, you get what you pay for. If you’re strictly looking for low price, “Universal” floor mats are the cheapest, lowest in quality and fit. Just as the name implies, they aren’t designed for any particular vehicle shape or size. They provide some basic coverage, but will not protect the entire floor. The face materials are low quality fibers, sometimes woven, but often just “flocked” or glued to the backing. Be careful about the ability of these to stay in place. Without mechanical anchoring devices, these mats even with “nibs” or “spikes” on the back, have a tendency to move and can be dangerous.
Custom fit car floor mats usually use better quality materials. Synthetic yarns of Nylon or Polypropylene offer the best wear and stain resistance. There is a difference in products within these categories. “Staple” yarns have fibers created in short lengths of 7 to 8 inches, blended together to form yarn that can be tufted into a carpet backing. Continuous filament nylon yarn is extruded as one long strand, then woven into the backing. You can have “bulk” and density with staple yarns, but they suffer from pilling, or fuzzing. So you will need to vacuum more often to keep them looking good. Continuous filament yarns don’t suffer from the fuzzing and provide much greater wear characteristics.
Lloyd Mats uses continuous filament nylon in several of its carpet mat products. In addition, Lloyd uses a technique of twisting and heat setting, which gives the yarn a “memory”, creating a stronger denser carpet face. Multiple strands of yarn, twisted and heat set is called “plied”. Lloyd Mats Ultimats and LUXE are two-ply construction. Berber 2 has a unique yarn engineering that actually creates a six-ply construction, creating the longest wearing berber style carpet face in the automotive floor mat industry.
Automobile floor mats come in many carpet face styles, like multi-ply cut pile, singles cut pile, loop and berber. Any of these can provide the protection you want for your floor, as long as the product starts with quality materials and the construction is engineered for the demands of automotive use.
Lloyd Mats has combined the classic look of traditional berber and the durability of modern materials to create unique, stylish, long wearing automotive floor and cargo mats. Berber 2 mats by Lloyd, have a tight, low loop carpet face of specially engineered premium nylon yarn. They’re built to be the finest, most durable berber mats you can put in your vehicle.
Lloyd Mats has teamed with Mossy Oak to create custom fit camo car, truck and SUV floor mats and custom fit camo cargo and trunk mats. Mossy Oak Camo mats are offered with the Break Up Country and Shadow Grass Blades designs. Lloyd Mats has also created digital camo designs and traditional camo designs in grey/black and beige/brown available for all of its car, truck and SUV custom fit floor mat applications. Camouflage designs have become extremely popular for a variety of automotive products. Lloyd Mats are the only custom fit Camouflage design floor and cargo mats for all vehicles.
Lloyd Mats is pleased to present the New Z06 Supercharged emblem. This beautiful licensed Corvette emblem is available on Lloyd’s carpet materials approved for use in Corvette C7 Z06 models. If you’re fortunate to be the owner of one of these incredible new Z06 Corvettes, or know someone who is, you’ll be pleased to see the beautiful detail of these licensed Corvette emblem floor mats from Lloyd Mats.
Lloyd Mats has created new Cadillac logos for late models with the Wreath and Crest Emblem. These unique embroidered logos combine the Cadillac model name with the Wreath and Crest, set sideways on the edge of the front mats, facing the door. These new logos are available on all five Lloyd Mat custom fit mat carpet qualities and represent Escalade, CTS, SRX, ATS, XLR and XTS models. These logos are approved by General Motors for use on Lloyd Mats for Cadillac models.
Lloyd Mats trademark emblems for early model Chevrolet Impala vehicles are beautifully reproduced original Impala emblems. These logos are approved by General Motors for use on Lloyd Mats for Chevrolet Impala models. Lloyd custom fit Impala carpet floor mats are made for all models of Impala and Impala SS.
Lloyd Mats trademark emblems for early and late model Chevrolet Impala vehicles are beautifully reproduced original Impala emblems. These logos are approved by General Motors for use on Lloyd Mats for Chevrolet Impala models. Lloyd custom fit Impala carpet floor mats are made for all models of Impala and Impala SS.
Lloyd Mats has recreated the beautiful Camaro Commemorative Edition Badge for its five qualities of carpet floor mats. Chevrolet introduced the Camaro Commemorative Edition models at the November 2014 SEMA trade show and now these limited edition Camaros are in Chevrolet showrooms. Choose this unique emblem on Lloyd Mats custom fit Camaro passenger area or trunk mats.