So you had carpet floor mats with your car. It had thick carpeting fibers, and it looked beautiful. The carpet floor mat was so soft that you wanted to go barefoot in your vehicle! But now you see that that feeling didn’t last you long. It only lasted the first couple of days or weeks at most.
No matter how much you take care of clean the carpet mats, there’s no way of keeping that first-day look and feel, and you can’t ask everyone to go barefoot in your car as well. Also, they don’t offer the best floor protection. We here at MudSmart recommend you look at all-weather floor mats and liners when it comes to protecting your car’s floor. These are highly durable and are very easy to clean.
While there are universal floor mats that you can cut and make your own floor mat to fit your car, there are several other manufacturers out there that sell custom-fit floor mats specifically designed for your car’s make and model. Being in the floor mats sector, we understand what works and what doesn’t, so we know which car floor mats will provide the best protection. So we created a list of the best floor mats that fit your car perfectly. But before we go into that, let’s talk about something more important. Let’s talk about floor mats and liners. What are the differences? Are they the same thing? Well, in the following passage, that’s what we will talk about. So let’s dig in!
Floor Mats & Liners: What’s The Difference?
While the same manufacturers often use the term floor mats and liners, they are very different products. It can feel they are one and the same, but they really aren’t. Even though the two products fall under the same category, they serve different tastes and purposes. So what’s the difference? Check out the following to know more:
So floor mats are usually distinct in their make and design from floor liners. Rubber mats are the most popular option for floor mats, while there are carpet floor mats out there and a more stylistic option. These are mostly flat with small raised patterns for grip and design, geared towards providing a more personalized look while also protecting your factory carpet from wearing out.
The best floor mats will have tall ridges that capture dirt, debris, and moisture and keep it from spreading all over the car. The very best ones will even move the moisture away from your feet and keep it somewhere else for cleaning later so that your pant leg doesn’t get stained and soggy.
Take the idea of a floor mat, then integrate a wall around the design edges, and you will end up with a car floor liner. Floor liners are designed to be the best protection for your car against the elements. The raised lip around the perimeter acts as a dam and keeps everything inside its borders. So regardless of what you bring in or spill, there’s no chance of it going to your car’s floor unless you actually flood your car or something.
Mats Vs. Liners: Which Is The Best For You?
So that covers the differences between floor mats and liners. But which one do you get? Well, that depends on what sort of functionalities you want. Generally speaking, if you want maximum protection, floor liners offer a bit more protection than floor mats. However, you might see plenty of mats that provide excellent protection while also being a chic option for the owner. Here are some of the ways you can determine which one you need. So check it out!
You want a floor mat if:
- You are someone who keeps their car in pristine condition and doesn’t let people eat or drink in your vehicle.
- The underground parking in your office is the farthest “off-road” experience your car will get.
- The climate where you live is usually sunny, and there are no cloudy or rainy days.
However, you need a heavy-duty floor liner if:
- You have children riding your car.
- You have frequent rain, snow, and hail in your area.
- You want to protect the factory carpeting to ensure maximum resale value.
- You go hunting, fishing, camping, or offroading frequently during the weekends and off days.
As you can see, floor liners offer a bit more when it comes to protecting from harsh weather conditions. But that’s not to say floor mats don’t. The MudSmart floor mat provides better protection than most floor liners you will find, and the MudSmart floor liner offers the best protection you can find. Enough about that. Let’s check out what you really want to know. The best floor mats & liners in 2021 that fit your car perfectly!
The Best Floor Mats & Liners In 2021
We’ve searched high and low and scoured the internet to find the best options for your car. Here in the following, you will find the best floor mats and liners you can buy in 2021. So let’s check them out!
WeatherTech DigitalFit Floor Liners: WeatherTech has always been one of the best brands for bringing quality floor mats and liners to the market. The DigitalFit Floor Liners is one of the best-selling auto accessories in the market right now because of its quality. These are custom fit floor liners designed with laser precision measurements to ensure it snugly fits into your car.
The outer lip has been molded to gather all the snow, moisture, and bits of mud and sand and keep it in a cleaning reservoir later on. Plus, WeatherTech offers a Limited Lifetime Warranty on the product to ensure you are satisfied with the product.
3D Maxpider Kagu Floor Mats: The name might be cool, but these are actually floor liners and not floor mats. It is unique in its construction and comprises three different layers to ensure your car’s floor is fully protected against all weather conditions while also being exceptionally comfortable. The first layer at the top is made up of highly durable thermoplastic with a grippy, non-slip texture.
The middle layer has cross-linked polyethylene (XPE) foam that acts as a cushion and limits sound. The bottom layer is a lightly rough fabric that works like velcro and attaches itself to your factory carpeting. Now even though it has three layers, it will never feel bulky as it’s only 2mm thick. So we had to put it on our list as one of the best floor liner/mats you can buy in 2021.
Husky Liners WeatherBeater Floor Liners: So you want a rugged and durable floor mat or floor liner for your car. Well, there aren’t many out there that you can say is better than Husky Liners WeatherBeater Floor Liners. It was made using laser scanning technology to ensure it fits specific makes perfectly. It has a patented rubberized elastomeric compound that really sets it apart from the competition.
Not only will it withstand the usual suspects like water, mud, and snow, but even motor oil won’t be able to damage the floor liner. The FormFit Edge acts as the perfect barrier between your floor and all the dirt, debris, and moisture you carry in. While the StayPut Cleats ensure maximum grip so that it doesn’t slip when driving. Husky Liners also offers a Lifetime Warranty on the product, so you can check them out if you are in the market for some floor liners.
MAXLINER All-Weather Floor Mats: If you feel like an all-weather heavy-duty floor liner is overkill for your car, then MAXLINER All-Weather Floor Mat might be what you need. Made out of special rigid polyethylene with a lot of flex, these are the perfect middle ground if you want to replace your truck’s factory mats.
It’s equipped even to handle a spilled latte, so you know it brings excellent protection for your car. The floor mats come with a lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects so that you can check them out as an option for your vehicle.
Husky Liners X-act Contour Floor Liners: The second entry from Husky Liners, the X-Act contour is one of the best floor mats you can buy right now. It offers the same high level of protection as WeatherBeaters, but the mats’ materials provide a different feel.
These are made out of softer rubber-based material for a cushiony feel under your feet, and it gives a better grip than the WheatherBeaters. Plus, it’s highly durable, so much so that it’s even chemical resistant.
Lloyd Mats Ultimat Custom Floor Mats: Until now, we’ve only talked about floor mats that provide excellent protection, but this floor mat is known for its style. The Ultimat Custom Floor Mat is something you can be proud of to have in your car, and it is so much better than the carpet mat that the factory puts in.
With a 32oz yarn, it’s almost twice as thick and plush as the average OEM floor mat. It also has non-skid rubberized backing to ensure it never slips. With dozens of color options and more than eleven thousand designs, it is one of the most versatile floor mats on the list and one of the best in 2021.
Intro-Tech Automotive HEXOMAT Floor Mats: The unique raised design of the HEXOMAT Floor Mats stand out amongst the competition as one of the most innovative designs in the floor mat sector. Made out of composite rubber, these mats can hold 8 ounces of water while also ensuring nothing wanders into the pedals. Perfect for an active lifestyle, these are some of the best options you can have in 2021.
MudSmart’s Custom 5D All-Weather Floor Mats & Liners: Imagine the best a floor mat can be, and now think of its price. Well, odds are you thought of something expensive like the 500-600 dollar options from other brands. Well, MudSmart brings you the best 5D custom floor mats and liners that offer maximum protection at an affordable rate. Meaning these are literally the best bang for the buck floor mats and liners you can find in the market right now!
Find The Perfect Fit
There you go, those are our choices for the best floor mats you can find in 2021. Make sure you do some research of your own before deciding to buy one. Or check out the MudSmart shop to find custom solutions to your floor mat needs. So with that being said, that’s about all we have for you today.
Let us know in the comments below what type of car you are driving and what floor mats or liners you are using right now. Also, hit us up on our socials and let us know your thoughts and suggestions on what we should talk about next. We will come back with something new for you soon. Until then, see ya!