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Old 19th January 2016, 17:53   #31
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Default Re: Full Floor PVC Matting. boon or bane?

I once had to carry an accident victim (albeit a canine one) in my car. Unfortunately, he/she didnt make it, and left my seats and floor entirely bloody. Since i had the foresight to put seat covers and laminate my floor, all I needed to do was a few buckets of water and some soap to bring my car back to normal

Else pulling up to a service centre with a bloody car would have raised some very uncomfortable doubts!

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Old 24th March 2016, 12:45   #32
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Hi,

I am looking for some advice on fully covered floor mats for my New Endeavour.
I am interested to fix one, But the guys in A.S.S says that I could void the warranty as installing a fully covered mat may easily disturb Airbag timers/sensors.
He also asked me to stick to the Ford provided mats.

My worry is, the soft cloth covers in the floor can easily be damaged soon, and I am sure it will become worse during rainy days.

Any advice in this regard?

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Benny,

I hate those fully covered vinyl mats. They emit horrid smell and will spoil the ambiance in all ways.

If it was me, I would have done a noodle mat in all places, it covers the floor very nicely. Carpet doesn't get soiled easily and cover it up with a 3D mat by Kagu.
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Second Sheel on fully covered vinyl mats.
I have the same installed on my pre-owned Alto, it was fixed by the earlier owner. It is easy to clean dirt and dust. However, when I purchased XUV couple of years back decided against installing vinyl mats due to complexity in getting seats and few panels removed.

I was not confident in skill of an average accessory shop person in doing this. Hence decided to go for 3D Kagu mats for foot-wells and noodle mats for other areas. 1.5 years down, faced no issue with carpet getting soiled.
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I had the vinyl floor lamination for my ex(flood dead) car. It was easy to clean and waterproof but a big bummer is that the floor mat don't have any grip over the vinyl surface. Each time a passenger get in the car it moves all over the place causing slippage.

I suggest you to get the 3M noodle mat cover for the entire floor, but you should be okay with vacuuming the entire carpet from time to time as its a dust magnet. If you are regular to 3M service , then it will be taken care during interior service.
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Hi congrats on your car.
After seeing the vinyl mat installed in couple of my friends cars, I was tempted to take the plunge.

The process involves taking out all the seats, applying glue on the carpet and later sticking the vinyl sheet over it with some patches on corner areas.

I hated the idea of having to remove all the seat, secondly the very purpose you are installing a vinyl mat is to keep the carpet clean which they are going to paint with loads of glue and the last is the patch work finish.
A modification which cant be undone is always not worth it.

Best is to invest on a 3M foam upholstery cleaner, a brush, a vacuum cleaner and enjoy the carpet floor.
The noodle mat is an awesome thing for rain, slush and mud. Buy, cut and cover the areas you like.

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However, when I purchased XUV couple of years back decided against installing vinyl mats due to complexity in getting seats and few panels removed.

I was not confident in skill of an average accessory shop person in doing this.
Not just that, what is the point of having a carpet? And in a SUV which has a flat floor, it is comparatively easy to clean it w.r.t floor with edges/contours.

A tip leaned from mod Vid, try cleaning the dirty carpet with a wet tissue, have tried, works wonders.

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I hated the idea of having to remove all the seat, secondly the very purpose you are installing a vinyl mat is to keep the carpet clean which they are going to paint with loads of glue and the last is the patch work finish.
A modification which cant be undone is always not worth it.
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I too would suggest to go in for 3M mats as they cover the entire floor area and are custom cut as per your cars floor dimentions. These are easy to maintain and whether it is mud or water they soak in easily and stay below the visible area so the top of the mat still looks clean. Maybe once a week you could remove the mats and just turn them upside down so that all the residue easily falls off. If you have access to high pressure air, you could use them to clean these mats. overall I have a great experience since last 3 years of using these on both my cars.
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The process involves taking out all the seats, applying glue on the carpet and later sticking the vinyl sheet over it with some patches on corner areas.
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Not just that
In my Swift, I have got this floor lamination (As it is commonly referred by accessory installers) done which is secured together by glue.

But in my Alto K10 the mats are secured by velcro. These are totally reversible as opposed by the ones in my Swift that have been secured by glue.

But if seen as a whole, I'm not getting this done in my next car. I'll clean the floor frequently but not get these lamination.
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