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Carpets vs. Rubber Mats: Which is Best for Your Vehicle?


Of all the available flooring options, two stand out: carpets and rubber mats. To help you weigh in on the pros and cons of each, let’s see how they handle the following scenarios:

Spills and Stains

Spills and stains are inevitable, especially if you eat lunch on the go! Carpets will absorb spilt beverages and this will invariably cause long lasting staining that is difficult, if not impossible to remove – they can also become a breeding ground for bacteria! On the other hand, rubber mats create a watertight seal that contains any liquid and stops it from spreading throughout the vehicle.

Weather Conditions

The interior of your vehicle will be subjected to various weather conditions every time you open the door. Rubber mats are perfect for vehicle use – as they are strong enough to withstand the toughest conditions.

On the contrary, carpets will rapidly deteriorate and lose their effect, not to mention their appeal when exposed to extreme weather conditions. What’s more, wet carpet can smell.

Dirt and Grime

In terms of trapping unwanted dirt, rubber mats are available with various patterns and grooves that help remove dirt and other abrasive materials from your shoes.

While carpets can also trap dirt, cleaning them can be a real challenge. Special equipment like a high-powered vacuum cleaner is needed – what a chore… you could be forgiven for breaking out into a sweat just thinking about it!

Although carpets can protect your vehicle, rubber matting is still the best option since it provides a strong and reliable defence against general wear and tear.  For your rubber matting needs, you can contact the rubber experts on 01702 560194.

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