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Old 30th July 2009, 15:59   #16
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I don't think a hot air gun is used. From the snaps it looks like the plastic is just layed over the carpet and fastened at the edges.
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Lightbulb Full Floor PVC Matting. boon or bane?

Well, I'm not talking about car mats here; but flooring only. When I went to a MASS, the service guy recommended me to do Vinyl Flooring since I was using rubber mats. I had always found rubber mats better than any other flooring options whether it's rain/sun.

Is Vinyl Flooring better than using mats(for long term) ?

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Is it a marketing gimmick ?

What are it's pros & cons ?
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Old 12th August 2009, 10:22   #19
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Old 26th October 2009, 13:54   #20
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Well, I'm not talking about car mats here; but flooring only. When I went to a MASS, the service guy recommended me to do Vinyl Flooring since I was using rubber mats. I had always found rubber mats better than any other flooring options whether it's rain/sun.

Is Vinyl Flooring better than using mats(for long term) ?

OR

Is it a marketing gimmick ?

What are it's pros & cons ?
I just got this done a couple of days back. I found it very useful for one main reason. I have a dog at home and her hair would get stuck in the carpet and very difficult to clean. Having the floor laminated makes cleaning very easy. I plan to use regular rubber mats on top of this to improve it's life.
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Does any one have pictures ? , how does the interiors look like .
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Old 4th March 2014, 12:10   #22
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Default Re: Full Floor PVC Matting. boon or bane?

Plucking this topic's strings after 4 years...
But I've got a very good experience with the Full Floor PVC matting.
I'd got it done on the delivery day for my Swift - 3rd Gen which is of Dec-2012.
I accolade the quality of workmanship which I'd got it done in Hubli.
The PVC still remains glued well to the floor in top condition.

Couple of things one needs to keep in mind during work-in-progress:
1. Make sure there are lesser cuts in the PVC mat.
2. The quality of the mat. Make sure it's of a above-average atleast.
3. Allow the gum to dry off thoroughly on the day of install.

Couple of Pros:
1. Cleaning the floor after picking out the mats is a breeze.
2. Stop worrying if any liquids spill out on the floor, or u step in with wet-foot during rainy season.
3. No need of those 3D mats which are kicking up nowadays. (I'm not against the 3D mats, but I didn't feel the need, as the cost of 3Ds is that of one-time matting).

Thanks.
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Old 17th January 2015, 10:50   #23
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Reopening an old thread, I am considering this for my xcent. What is the verdict on whether this is a boon or bane. Has anyone had any bad experiences with a full mat. I've seen it in a few cars and honestly all of them did not look great. I will have to choose some place which does it well which is difficult where I stay.
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I have seen it on a few cars and one guy was almost forcing my dad and cousin to get it done when we went hunting for 3D mats. The concerns were:

1. If moisture really manages to seep under this layer, you will have a tough time with smell, fungus and also sometimes it may go unnoticed. This is far worse than having a damp carpet that dries off in sometime since moisture can escape easily.

2. Installation requires the seats and surrounding trim to be removed and refitted. Personally I would not like to see that.

3. Again, its my personal taste and I feel that the premiumness of a soft carpet is lost to a thick and lifeless plastic cover. It doesnt look good too.

If not the branded 3D mats, but the cheaper ones. They at least look and feel more premium. I have seen the 3D mats for somewhere around 1-2k which are pretty decent. There are cheaper 3D mats but these look plasticky again and dont match the kind of quality that the expensive ones give.
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Reopening an old thread, I am considering this for my xcent. What is the verdict on whether this is a boon or bane. Has anyone had any bad experiences with a full mat. I've seen it in a few cars and honestly all of them did not look great. I will have to choose some place which does it well which is difficult where I stay.
One word reply: AVOID!

I did the same to my Swift interiors, here is a sample picture:

Full Floor PVC Matting. Boon or bane?-dsc_0453.jpg

I admit that it is the biggest mistake that it was done in my car and I am suffering as I am now facing issues with the floor lamination vis-a-vis the Star 3D mats which keeps moving here and there. On braking it goes in the front, on acceleration it moves back and with leg movement it goes sideways.

The car remains clean with all dirt/stones etc being held by the lamination but the MAIN grouse is the 3D mats that I have installed keep moving in all directions which is a pain!

I didn't want this actually but dad got it done one fine afternoon when I was out of the city. He got it done on his Ertiga and removed the floor mats!

Please think over it about the installation in your car.
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Old 17th January 2015, 16:54   #26
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Anurag ,there is a solution for slippage .Now a days they paste a piece of velcro on both the carpet and on the mat ,by which the mat will not slip .You can make it two per piece to make the bond more strong.
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Anurag. I have placed an anti slip mat, i.e. the ones meant for keeping in the dashboard between the laminate and the packy poda mat I use. This has reduced slipping by some degree.
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Velcro is the best option.
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Guys
how much does this cost ? Thinking of going for it for my Bolt straight out of the showroom itself. Velcro idea makes sense to avoid mat slippage
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Guys
how much does this cost ? Thinking of going for it for my Bolt straight out of the showroom itself. Velcro idea makes sense to avoid mat slippage
Costs anywhere between 5-7K depending on the car and the floor area.

Now there is a new type of full floor lamination where it is placed into the OEM floor carpet by using velcro rather than gum.

On top of these you can get rubber mats.
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