Best Car Floor Mats – What are they?
Car floor mats are used in cars to protect your vehicle from scratches and other damage caused by hard surfaces such as asphalt or concrete. They come in different types like vinyl, polyester, vinyl/vinyl blend, carpet and rubber. Some car manufacturers even offer special “anti-scratch” floors for certain models.
The most common type of car floor mats are vinyl, which means they’re made from plastic. Vinyl flooring is widely available because it’s easy to work with and doesn’t require any special cleaning products. However, some people prefer not using vinyl flooring due to its tendency to crack if exposed to high temperatures. Other people don’t mind the fact that their car might scratch when driving over bumps and cracks in the road.
Some people use synthetic carpet instead of vinyl flooring, but there are disadvantages to this type of flooring. Synthetic carpets tend to be less durable than vinyl and may need replacing sooner rather than later. Another disadvantage is that synthetic carpet tends to absorb moisture faster than traditional carpet. If you live in a humid climate where your car gets wet frequently, then you’ll want to avoid using synthetic carpet.
Rubber floor mats are popular with people who live in hot, humid climates because rubber doesn’t absorb moisture, which means it dries faster than traditional carpet. Another advantage of rubber is that it’s easy to clean and maintain. Unfortunately, rubber flooring is more expensive than vinyl or carpet, which may cause people to shy away from using it.
Sources & references used in this article:
Packing assembly for car floor mats by WJ Brown, GF Matthews – US Patent 9,004,276, 2015 – Google Patents
Car floor sanitizer by WE Pagan – US Patent 3,050,329, 1962 – Google Patents
Modulator interchangeable floor mats by B Bailey, PE Hudkins – US Patent 7,416,771, 2008 – Google Patents
Floor mat cleaning machine by R Van Brakel – US Patent 2,986,149, 1961 – Google Patents
Floor mats of the washable, dirt adsorbing type by R Neubert – US Patent 4,435,451, 1984 – Google Patents