Floor Mats & Liners: FAQs

Customers keep browsing the web to get the information on floor mats, floor liners, 3D mats and ask, how to clean them. We have compiled the list of the most frequently asked questions and had our experts reply them for you. Keep checking 3D MAXpider website to learn more about floor mats & floor liners!

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are looking for perfect fit, you need to buy the mats that are made to work for your specific year, make and model. Certain vehicles have different floor area shape for different trim levels of the same vehicle. So make sure the description of the mats you are looking at does not specify, that the mats will not fit hybrid version of your vehicle, submodel with manual transmission, etc. If you are looking for the mats that cost less, pay attention to semi-custom mats. You can make them fit your vehicle’s floor by trimming them. As a rule, these mats cost less, yet fit not that precise.
It depends on your needs, expectations and your budget. If you are looking for that classy comfy interior look, you are likely to enjoy carpet floor mats in your car, truck or SUV. Such floor mats have got certain pros and cons.

Pros of the carpet floor mats

  1. classic look;
  2. they absorb moisture and dust;
  3. more color choices, than rubber mats.

Cons of carpet floor mats

  1. harder to clean, than rubber mats;
  2. takes more time to dry, than rubber mats;
  3. wear out quicker, than rubber floor mats.
Rubber floor mats are usually more expensive, than carpet mats and are available in custom and universal options. Custom mats are designed for the specific vehicle application, while universal floor mats may require trimming to fit right. Rubber floor mats last longer and are easier to clean, than the carpet floor mats. If you are looking for the best protection, think of the molded (3D) floor liners for your car or truck.
If you are looking for the floor mats that will perfectly fit your vehicle, here are some things to consider:
  1. Make sure you are selecting custom-fit mats that are made specifically for your vehicle year, make and model.
  2. See, if the mats you consider purchasing have fitment notes that are specific for a particular trim level. You may need to use a VIN decoder to check, what is the trim level of your vehicle.
  3. Check, what kind of retention device the mats attach with. Make sure you have got the same type of retention device in your vehicle. The most common retention devices are hooks, posts, ports and holes. Some mats have got velcro for extra security.
It’s hard to say, what mats are the best, as it depends on what you consider the best.
  • If you are looking for the best fitment, check mats by 3D MAXpider, WeatherTech and Husky.
  • If you are looking for classic mats that will not look too commercial, check 3D MAXpider and Lloyd mats.
  • If you are looking for the least expensive mats, check universal or semi-custom mats.
Hint: You can always check rating on Amazon or Revzilla to make sure you are getting exactly what you expect.
Floor liners are molded 3D mats that fit the floor area. Floor liners have got raised lips, which help keeping dirt and moisture in the mats. The best floor liners have to meet certain criteria:
  • the best floor liners have to fit right;
  • make sure the retention devices on the floor liners match the ones that your vehicle has;
  • the best floor liners are non-toxic and do not contain dangerous components.

Top 5 floor liners brands

  1. 3D MAXpider;
  2. WeatherTech;
  3. Husky Liners;
  4. Aries;
  5. MAX Liners.
Trucks require top-notch protection of the factory carpeting, especially if we are talking about a commercial truck or the one that is used for off-road drive. So, the best floor liners for trucks have to be:
  • designed specifically for the particular year, make and model of the truck;
  • completely water-resistant;
  • have to be made of tough wear-resistant material.
The most popular truck liner manufacturers in the US are:
  1. 3D MAXpider;
  2. WeatherTech;
  3. Aries;
  4. MAX Liners;
  5. Husky Liners.
It pretty much depends on what you mean by ‘the best’. Here are some explanations on what floor mats are the best.
  • If you are looking for the car mats that will look like the OE-style mats, or if you want to have logo embroidered on them, pay attention at carpet floor mats by Lloyd.
  • If you are looking for maximum protection for a commercial or heavy-duty truck, consider WeatherTech, Husky or 3D Kagu floor liners.
  • If you are seeking for both protection and non-rugged looks, consider Classic or Kagu floor liners.
  • If you are looking for cost-effective floor mats, consider semi-custom mats that you will need to trim for better fit.
There are many quality car floor liners available on the American aftermarket. Prices, materials, colors and designs may slightly differ, depending on the manufacturer. Top 5 floor liners brands, based on the customer survey:
  1. 3D MAXpider;
  2. WeatherTech;
  3. Husky Liners;
  4. Aries;
  5. MAX Liners.
3D car mats, or floor liners, are mats that feature raised edges (so-called ‘lips’). These mats are not flat and the edges help keeping dirt and spills inside, which ensures good floor area protection. Here is the list of 3D liner brands that are the most popular in the U.S.
  1. 3D MAXpider;
  2. Husky Liners;
  3. WeatherTech;
  4. Aries.
3D car mats, or floor liners, are mats that feature raised edges (so-called ‘lips’). These mats are not flat and the edges help keeping dirt and spills inside, which ensures good floor area protection. Here is the list of 3D liner brands that are the most popular in the U.S.
  • 3D MAXpider;
  • Husky Liners;
  • WeatherTech;
  • Aries.
3D car mats, or floor liners, are mats that feature raised edges (so-called ‘lips’). These mats are not flat and the edges help keeping dirt and spills inside, which ensures good floor area protection. Here is the list of 3D liner brands that are the most popular in the U.S.
  • 3D MAXpider;
  • Husky Liners;
  • WeatherTech;
  • Aries.
3D car mats, or floor liners, are mats that feature raised edges (so-called ‘lips’). These mats are not flat and the edges help keeping dirt and spills inside, which ensures good floor area protection. Here is the list of top floor liner brands that are the most popular in the U.S.
  • 3D MAXpider;
  • Husky Liners;
  • WeatherTech;
  • Aries.
3D car mats, or floor liners, are mats that feature raised edges (so-called ‘lips’). These mats are not flat and the edges help keeping dirt and spills inside, which ensures good floor area protection. Here is the list of 3D liner brands that are the most popular in the U.S.
  1. 3D MAXpider;
  2. Husky Liners;
  3. WeatherTech;
  4. Aries.
OEM means ‘Original Equipment from Manufacturer’, so OEM, factory or OE floor mats are the mats that are provided with the car, truck or SUV from the dealership. Also, you can but OEM floor mats from the dealer if you wish to.
Carpeted floor mats are made of special automotive-grade carpet. They can be OEM, or you can buy aftermarket carpet floor mats. Lloyd mats is the most popular manufacturer of carpeted floor mats in America, as they offer a dozen of carpet materials and numerous color choices.
Floor mats cleaning is a must, as when the mats are dirty, you breathe with dust, dirt and bacteria, that are in the floor mat, which is dangerous for health. What to clean floor mats with depends on the material your floor mats are made of.
  • Carpet floor mats may be treated like the carpets you have at home. From time to time it is a good idea to remove dirt from them with a vacuum cleaner. If the carpet floor mat has got stains on it, you can wash it with a special floor mat shampoo and let it dry outdoors.
  • Rubber floor mats may be cleaned with water and soap. You can also use special cleaning liquids if you wish to. The only thing that is not recommended to use is solutions that contain oil. When oily solutions are applied on rubber, rubber corrodes.
Rubber floor mats may be cleaned with water and soap. You can also use special cleaning liquids if you wish to. The only thing that is not recommended to use is solutions that contain oil. When oily solutions are applied on rubber, rubber corrodes.
Floor liners cleaning is a must, as when the liners are dirty, you breathe with dust, dirt and bacteria, that are in the liner, which is dangerous for health. What to clean floor liners with depends on the material your floor mats are made of.
  • Carpet floor liners may be treated like the carpets you have at home. From time to time it is a good idea to remove dirt from them with a vacuum cleaner. If the carpet floor mat has got stains on it, you can wash it with a special floor mat shampoo and let it dry outdoors.
  • Rubber floor liners may be cleaned with water and soap. You can also use special cleaning liquids if you wish to. The only thing that is not recommended to use is solutions that contain oil. When oily solutions are applied on rubber, rubber corrodes.
Husky Liners are made of a rubberized plastic. This material is patented by Husky Liners as DuraGrip, and the manufacturer guarantees it will not crack or corrode because of temperature changes.
WeatherTech floor liners are made of thermoplastic. It is more durable and wear-resistant, than rubber, yet it is more flexible, than polyurethane. WeatherTech floor liners are available in 3 colors: black, beige and dark-tan.

Floor Liners by Make & Model

3D MAXpider mats are available for the most popular cars, trucks and SUVs that are used by the Americans. These mats are a popular and cost-effective alternative to Weathertech, and unlike Husky liners do not contain any components that fall under the Prop 65. 3D MAXpider mats fit right and protect floor area from dirt, dust, slush, particles, etc. You can check the floor mats for your vehicle to determine, whether that is the look you are into.

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