DIY Floor Mat Material

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  1. OGHalo

    OGHalo New Member

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    Aug 20 Update: If anyone is looking for a cheap way to make your own DIY floor mats, this is the way to go in route with.



    Needed:
    • Blade Cutter (works like butter)
    • 2 Rubber floor mats ( depends on the size and where you buy them)
    • Your original floor mats
    Where to buy:

    You can buy 2 2'x5 rubber floor mats at dollaramma for 4 dollars each for Canadian location, if not try the links on the bottom

    US Buyers► https://www.homedepot.com/p/TrafficMASTER-Concord-Charcoal-Gray-3-ft-x-4-ft-Commercial-Mat-1001347/202259648
    Canadian Buyers► https://www.lowes.ca/product/mats/korhani-3-x-4-conrad-utility-mat-382543
     
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  2. OGHalo

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  3. Pajerist

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    I've got two JDM imports with DYI mats from Japan installed above OEM mats (huge wow factor when removed during selling and show brand new condition of OEM mats).
    They had spikes on the bottom to prevent mats from slipping. Not sure if bottom material of https://www.lowes.ca/product/mats/korhani-3-x-4-conrad-utility-mat-382543 will keep them still... but for $11 it is not a brainer to try and share with us your experience.

    Good luck!
     
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  4. OGHalo

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    Thanks man, I wasn't looking buy a set from USA anyways since shipping to Canada isn't an option, so its an option for people that live in US that wanted to do something similar.
     
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    OGHalo, I know you are busy with your headlights now, just curious how is it going with floor mats?
     
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    I haven't started at all tbh, I don't have access to my vehicle as I'm in Ontario and my current car is in Alberta atm, so once I get back to Alberta I'll start uploading pictures :)
     
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  7. OGHalo

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    While looking around my local Dollarama, I came across 2'x5' "DMAISON Ribbed Runner Mat with Latex facing" for 4 dollars cad. I grabbed 2 just in case I run out of room

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    Since I'm in Ontario and don't have my Subaru Legacy Wagon BH5 with me, so I decided to trace the mats out with my 2018 Madza 3 GS Sedan floor mats. Only the 2 front floor mats fit the first mat but have lots of room for the rear floor mats with the second mat with left over material.

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    What I did is I flipped the DMAISON Ribbed Runner Mat up side down showing the back of the mat and did the same with my Mazda floor mats

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    Used a black or red marker to trace the floor mat with and circle the holes that hold the mat in place. I recommend using blade cutters for cutting the mats but scissors work fine as well but it's kind of hard to cut in some areas. For hooks you can either drill a hole or pock a screw driver to make a hole don't matter. I also use a lighter to remove any threads at the ends that stick out.

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    This is what the floor mats look like after cutting, really nice feeling, even without the hooks it stays in place with the latex backing on the bottom. The extra material I have I plan to make a carpet piece for the center in the back to protect the carpet. For around $8.00 - $10.00 dollars you can't go wrong with that.
     
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    Looks great! Thanks for an update.
     
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    This is optional: For the extra material I had, I wanted to make a center carpet in the back seats which didn't came with the car, so I did a few measurements and trim out a cardboard box to at least most part to start off with something to fit it in place, the rest I somewhat trim off the left over to fit it in place while it sat in the final spot, I highly recommend using a blade cutter, it cuts like butter.

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    This is what the final product looks like in the car

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    Looks perfect! Good you had a leftovers for a central piece.
     
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