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Old 27th April 2011, 10:42   #1
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Car accessories shop call this floor lamination ( I doubt if it can be called so technically).

Anyway, its
  • thick vinyl mat
  • cheap
  • fast to implement
  • easy to maintain
  • neat to look

Its normally cost 1200 plus depending on car size. They take all the seats off, vacuum your car and then cut the seat according to the size ( cuts holes where needed for bolts etc to go) and you are done.
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If ever water gets under that your under body is done for.
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it looks sort of utilatarian....
and slightly shoddy.
Is it any good at sound deadening?
just exploring.
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Checked at TVM for vinyl flooring. all of them quote around 1300 for a Spark. and also one shop mentioned of a pre cut one that comes from Coimbatore. (has decided to pickup the stuff from him, but his lack of coordination in getting the material on time made be backup at the last moment)

will be taking the car to anotehr shop over the week end to fix it.

Note: Still not sure if its worth it, but going with the trend
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If ever water gets under that your under body is done for.
True; but the way its fitted I doubt if any would.

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it looks sort of utilatarian....
and slightly shoddy.
Is it any good at sound deadening?
just exploring.
Well, it should right? I was thinking of getting a layer of rubberized coir mat first and then this. Would have been better.

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Checked at TVM for vinyl flooring. all of them quote around 1300 for a Spark. and also one shop mentioned of a pre cut one that comes from Coimbatore. (has decided to pickup the stuff from him, but his lack of coordination in getting the material on time made be backup at the last moment)

will be taking the car to anotehr shop over the week end to fix it.

Note: Still not sure if its worth it, but going with the trend
It just took them an hour to fix this. I think it would cost 1400Rs for Alto.

There are precut ones. My friend got it for his DDIS SX4. Will try to get a snap. This though isnt a snug fit like the one you see in pic.
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True; but the way its fitted I doubt if any would.



Well, it should right? I was thinking of getting a layer of rubberized coir mat first and then this. Would have been better.


One of my acquaintances put in yoga mats from the firewall till the front seat(cut and shaped).
then the factory mats.
Says it does wonders for noise reduction.
I'm too lazy even to GO to a shop just dealing in exercise stuff.....
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Have done it in my Vista - but have not noticed any sound deadening effects. It is easy to clean, and by the way they have covered the floor, it is very tough for water to get inside.

I am not very happy about the way it looks, and have decided not to do it in my next car.
IIRC, it cost me about 1400 an year and a half back.
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True; but the way its fitted I doubt if any would.
If this is along the coastal belt moisture would get in anyways. And the rains would make it worse.

Water will not have to be spilled on it to get inside. I had seen a similar one with transparent sheet in a Swift. He got rid of it over one monsoon.
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Got this installed in my Vento on Dec. Looks good and easy to clean. The only problem is that certain floor mats slip. Got rubber mats and now it's much better.
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I've got a quote of 1.8K with a thin sheet of vinyl for my Chevy Beat. But I found its just a DIY job and got it done within 3 hours as I didn't have any assistants other than my 6 year old rest less junior who was very useful at times but I was busy most of the time with answering his all sorts of queries

The total damage was 750/- for 2.1mts of thinck vinyl sheet.

BTW, there's no cuts for shaping the contours and edges the accessory people will cut the sheet and apply instant glue to get the contours which I don't want to do as I wanted to make it 100% water proof to the floor. For that I used a heat gun to make it bit flexible. But I've selected a very thick sheet which was hard to work with a heat gun.
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True; but the way its fitted I doubt if any would.
JK, in my case water used to come from down not from up. There are few holes in floor closed with rubber cap. If some rubber cap comes out and you drive in monsoon season, I am sure floor will be filled with water & there is no way to check after such flooring.

I sincerely do not recommend it and would not go for it.


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and by the way they have covered the floor, it is very tough for water to get inside.
Water can come on floor from below, if rubber caps on floor comes out due to wear and tear. It is sure water will not go down if you spill from top.

Agree that cleaning would be easy.

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Looks really cheap. Why would you want to do this on a costly car?
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Looks really cheap. Why would you want to do this on a costly car?
I had no option since the interiors of the Vento is pretty light and gets dirty easily.
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I had no option since the interiors of the Vento is pretty light and gets dirty easily.
oh hey, try and take a daylight picture without the flash.
I think its mostly too much light that is making the vinyl look bad.
I'm sure its not noticeable as such when sitting in the car.

but that explanation about water coming from below, and not being noticed for a long period, that should warrant frequent checks from you anytime you feel there has been any kind of exposure to water(rain/wash/puddle, anything).
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oh hey, try and take a daylight picture without the flash.
I think its mostly too much light that is making the vinyl look bad.
I'm sure its not noticeable as such when sitting in the car.
Yes, the flash is making the vinyl look bad. Looks much better in real. Although the OEM quality cant be expected, it's doing the job really well. Since there are many long drives taken, I wanted the car to stay clean. So went in for the practicality and not looks.
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