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Car floor mats...rubber or carpet?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by GinG, 8 Oct 2021.

  1. Rroff

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    Hate it being mismatched but I actually have carpet for the driver mat and rubber on the rest on my pickup - the heavy duty rubber ones it comes with annoyingly aren't great with work boots or the likes and prevents you moving your feet around completely freely when driving.

    It is a bit harder to clean but I've never had too much problem and a fair bit of mud gets tracked in.
     
  2. [TW]Fox

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    Your problem is that only the next owner will get to enjoy the fact those mats are immaculate..
     
  3. Kenai

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    What sort of budget?

    OEM Skoda ones are only £50-£60 for a full set of 4 rubber mats
     
  4. rare

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    Hah, true that. The curse of OCD.
     
  5. ahenners

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    Rubber, so much easier to clean, especially with kids.
     
  6. mjt

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    Why not leave the carpets in the garage or something like I do?
    Seems pointless having both in the car..
     
  7. rare

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    Why are you coming at me with logic.
     
  8. [TW]Fox

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    Why not just use the carpets and then buy new ones when they stop looking nice?
     
  9. mjt

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    :D
    Also, the carpets won't be pristine underneath. They'll have formed the pattern of the underside of the rubber mats :p
    Coz rubber mats are better for muddy boots and sand. And biscuits, but heaven forbid the sprogs ever eat biscuits when I'm in the car :p
     
  10. Thebug

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    Get the genuine skoda ones, i had a couple of cheap rubber sets in my octavia that wore fast and moved under your feet, got the genuine ones now and they are way better fit, nice and heavy and no wear after nearly 2 years
     
  11. rare

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    Put my dirty feet on the prestine carpet?

    How am I supposed to sleep at night.
     
  12. mjt

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    With your pristine carpets, because there's no need to keep them in the car? :D
     
  13. Relentless81

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    I always buy a set of new OEM mats when I buy a used car if it needs them. I keep them clean and never had to replace a set yet but I only keep my cars for 3 years ish

    Never had a problem cleaning carpet mats and I have two young kids, they look much nicer than rubber mats in my opinion
     
  14. rare

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    I am out of this thread, you guys are plain mental :D
     
  15. mrk

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    Can't put stripes on rubber, also rubber mats make the cabin smell like a tyre showroom :p
     
  16. IceBear

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    I'll settle for tyre showroom over rotten cesspit post curry morning smell anytime :o
     
  17. mrk

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    You're not maintaining your cabin properly if you get rotten curry smell out of your mats :D
     
  18. IceBear

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    Could be a touch of 'brown rain' leakage. :confused: