OEM floor mats are not always made to strict quality standards. They can often get worn out in a matter of months, fraying at the edges and sporting deep wear spots under your heel. The good news is that they are easy to replace. The even better news is that there are many quality manufacturers out there who know how to make a floor mat out of high quality nylon that can withstand the abuse.
Available options include OEM replacements, custom logo floor mats, super plush carpeted floor mats and even some high quality rubber floor mats. OEM replacements are usually the entry level, mid-grade floor mat. They are a no-frills, get the job done floor mat. Logo mats are usually made from higher quality fabrics than your OEM mats, providing you with a more durable mat that adds a customized touch to your interior. Vehicle logo emblems, NFL, MLB, NBA, NCAA and military logo floor mats are the most common types, however it is possible to find custom logo floor mats available for special order. Plush carpeted floor mats are the top-of-the-line; up to 48 ounces in weight and made from premium nylons, these mats will last forever and can even reduce the amount of road noise in your cabin. Most carpeted mats are available in various colors, the most common of which are black, grey and tan.
Rubber floor mats, on the other hand, are a whole different animal. These mats, also commonly referred to as All Weather floor mats, are often quite thick and they will have some sort of a tread on them. This tread gives your feet traction and allows dirt, grime, snow and water to run off your feet, but stay out of your carpets. If you live in a climate that sees a lot of snow, a high-walled rubber floor mat will do the best job protecting your auto carpet from mildew-inducing moisture. Rubber mats can often work as a complete floor liner, giving you 100% coverage on the carpet that really sees foot traffic. These rubber floor liners are usually a 1-piece custom molded mat, however it is not uncommon to find them in a 3-piece overlapping design. The more versatile 3-piece design is used to accommodate irregularities in the floor, like having a center hump under the carpet or to help make provisions for stick shifts and center consoles.