Car Floor Mats Materials – Which Material Do I Need For My Vehicle?

Automotive Floor Mats are the first line of defense for your car, truck or SUV’s precious factory flooring. That presents floor mats with the tough task of being able to withstand varying levels of abuse on a regular basis whilst providing an additional level of comfort and complimenting the vehicles interior aesthetic.

Vehicle manufacturers have attempted to solve the unique problems floor mats face by creating a multitude of material types, each aimed at providing adequate protection for a vehicle’s intended use.

Aftermarket carpet and floor mat manufacturers offer products using materials and colors designed to match the OEMs whilst offering improvements upon the originals.

What Original Materials Are Available?

Cutpile

- Cut Pile is composed of 100% Nylon yarn.

- Tufted to a 1/8 gauge cut pile, it contains 14 ounces of yarn per square yard.

- Cut Pile has been an original material in most domestic vehicles since around 1974.

- Cut Pile material can have Mass backing. Mass backing is an approximately 45mil thick EVA material. It’s a great sound and heat barrier and increases the overall appearance of the carpet after installation.

- Cut Pile material width is 78 inches.

Loop

- Loop material is composed of 100% 6,6 Nylon yarn called Raylon

- Tufted to a 1/8 gauge, Loop contains 20 ounces of yarn per square yard.

- Loop material was originally used in vehicles that were manufactured before 1974.

- Loop material can have Mass backing. Loop material width is 78 inches.

Nylon

- Nylon is composed of 100% Nylon yarn.

- Tufted to a 1/8 gauge, Nylon contains 12 ounces of yarn per square yard.

- Nylon material was originally used in the late 1960 model Fords.

- Nylon material is available with our optional Mass backing.

- Nylon material width is 78 inches.

Truvette

- Truvette is composed of 100% Nylon yarn.

- Tufted to a 5/64 gauge, Truvette contains 14 ounces of yarn per square yard.

- Truvette material was introduced in the early 1990s for Corvettes.

- Truvette material can have Mass backing. Mass backing is an approximately 45mil thick EVA material.

- Truvette material width is 78 inches.

Daytona

- Daytona weave carpet is composed of Cotton, Nylon, and Rayon yarn.

- Daytona contains 27.5 ounces of yarn per square yard and is a loop style carpet.

- Daytona weave carpet was introduced around 1954 for GM vehicles.

- Foam backing only, Daytona cannot be molded or Mass backed. It is hand cut and sewn with the utmost quality control.

- Daytona material width is 54 inches

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