Protecting your factory carpet is just as essential as regular car maintenance. It keeps your vehicle in good shape as well as helps maintain its resale value.
As a truck owner, you often use your vehicle to do heavy-duty work and most of the time the work sites are muddy, have a lot of snow or are just plain messy. You end up tracking a lot of mud and snow inside your vehicle.
If you do not have a floor liner protecting your carpet, you will track in this mud and moisture, creating difficult stains and mud clots in your carpet. Not to mention, this moisture can cause mildew, mold, and even rust issues in the metal below your carpeting.
All of this can eventually reduce your truck’s resale value – not to mention, it looks flat ugly.
In order to avoid this, you need a floor mat and not just any floor mat, but the best. A good floor mat for a truck owner would be one which is tough, covers the whole floor, is weatherproof and does not retain dirt.
We have picked four best car floor mats and floor liners to make your decision easier.
Our Top Truck Mat Picks
Editor’s Choice: WeatherTech DigitalFit Floor Liner
WeatherTech is the best floor liner brand for truck owners.
We don’t say this lightly, but as a company that has sold multiple brands of floor liners for nearly a decade.
We’ve seen which floor liners come back for warranty replacement — and more importantly — which ones don’t.
The #1 Best Selling Truck Floor Liner
The top 5 best selling liners out of the WeatherTech brand are all for trucks:
- #1) 2014+ Chevrolet Silverado / Suburban / Tahoe / Sierra / Yukon / Escalade
- #2) 2015+ Ford F-150
- #3) 2012-2015 Ram Crew/Mega Cab
- #4) 2017+ Ford Super Duty
- #5) 2007-2013 Chevrolet/GMC/Cadillac Silverado/Sierra/Escalade
Go to any truck enthusiast forum or Facebook group for truck owners, and the #1 recommended floor liner will be WeatherTech.
Made for your boots. And the dirt they bring in.
WeatherTech DigitalFit FloorLiner is made using High-Density Heavy-Duty Tri-Extruded (HDTE) material. The material has incredible strength and it is this that makes it resistant to quick wear and tear.
Because of the sturdy construction, these floor mats can withstand the harshest weather conditions. It will take all the daily abuse, from heavy soles to pointed heels to extra muddy shoes.
The worst damage the mat could suffer from is getting super dirty, which is easy to fix. This is because cleaning the DigitalFit liner is quick and easy.
They fit like a glove
Take a look at this fitment in a Chevy Silverado.
You can’t see the carpeting at all, can you? This thing fits like a glove, and has edge to edge coverage.
The #1 distinguishing feature of DigitalFit Liners is their precise fitment. The car mats are made for your truck. They fit very seamlessly into both the front and rear footwell and cover the exposed parts of your car’s carpet.
For trucks, the back will even fit over the middle. Even better if you have messy kids that ride in the back, or stuff all your tools back there.
They will trap dirt from your boots
The raised edges and advanced channels of WeatherTech DigitalFit make it a perfect choice for any truck owner.
When you track snow, mud or sand with your boots from your work site, the advanced surface channels trap them, preventing them from getting to the carpet.
Have messy kids, or a messy spouse? Bring it on!
The raised lips will prevent dirt, mud, and spills from falling into your carpet.
Uses the factory safety anchors
To keep the car mats in place, WeatherTech uses your truck’s factory retention anchors.
Mose trucks, including the new Ram and Toyota trucks, have a built in anchor system that pair with the floor liners.
This helps the floor liners stay in place, and prevent them from moving around under your feet while you’re driving.
Wash it with a water hose
WeatherTech is easy to clean.
Unlike rubber, the HDTE material is non-stick.
When you step on the truck liners with sand or loose dirt, simply shake them off and it will become clean.
And for sticky mud, just hose them off using a water hose.
These work like a tray, so you can take them out of your vehicle and shake it all off. Without spilling the mess.
How much do the WeatherTech mats cost?
The price ranges between $120-$160 for the front set and $160-$237.90 for most cabin sets.
WeatherTech DigitalFit mats come in every configuration for the front and rear of your truck.
Runner Up: Husky Liners WeatherBeater Floor Liner
Does this look like your truck?
The Husky WeatherBeater floor liners are most similar to WeatherTech DigitalFit, but they come at a slightly lower price point.
The Husky liners are made in the USA and are guaranteed for life, something I think all truck owners will appreciate.
Made highly durable with DuraGrip material
Husky WeatherBeater floor mats are made using strong rubberized DuraGrip material. This material has incredible strength and resilience.
It does not crack under extreme temperatures and it is resistant to damage by chemicals. It also withstands the abuse from daily use without incurring any noticeable damage.
Tough enough for work boots
Husky WeatherBeater has top-notch performance as it does a great job at holding messes in your truck. They have several ridges and surface channels.
The channels make sure any mess on the mat remains there until you pour it out. These channels enable Husky WeatherBeater Floor Liners to retain a lot more dirt and liquids than most floor mats.
The floor mats are made with raised edges. This ensures every part of your carpet gets full protection.
Wall to wall coverage
The floor mat comes in a custom-fit design for your truck. It has patented form-fit edges which are designed to perfectly follow the contours of your footwell.
This leaves every inch of carpet covered.
These truck floor liners are available in black, gray and tan.
The nibs keep the liners in place
One look at these nibs and you’ll see these liners aren’t going anywhere.
Extra stability is offered by the mat’s retention system. This integrates with the factory retention system, ensuring there are zero movements.
On the top surface, the DuraGrip material has a lot of grip. It helps prevent your shoes from slipping or sliding when you step on the mat.
How much are the WeatherBeateer floor liners?
Husky Liners WeatherBeater are around $160 for a full set of front & rear truck liners.
They are slightly cheaper than the WeatherTech DigitalFit, making them a great alternative.
Best Looking: 3D MAXpider Kagu Rubber Floor Mat
The 3D MAXpider Kagu floor liners are one of a kind.
The number one feature people like about these is that they have a “minimalist” design, and blend in better than most other mats.
Put another way, they don’t look like a rugged/commercial floor mat, although they perform just as well in your truck.
On the quality side, these 3D liners have a 3-layer design for looks, form, and function. The carbon fiber print top, foam padding in the middle, and a velcro-like bottom.
Made with multiple layers
The carbon fiber texture top layer has a distinctive look. It has a carbon fiber print that gives your feet extra grip.
Don’t let the carbon fiber print fool you – these MAXpider mats are still incredibly easy to clean!
It is also warp and crack resistant, making it more durable.
The inner layer has an innovative XPE foaming material. This material is important in three ways:
- It is soft and minimizes foot fatigue
- It acts as a sound insulation
- It reduces vibration from the floor for a quieter ride
The foam material has the ability to withstand water and heat. Whether it is super cold or super hot, the mat’s temperature will remain constant.
For the bottom layer, it has a fiber texture that allows it to grip the floor and create extra traction. This ensures the floor mat does not move around.
The bottom layer closely resembles a light-weight velcro, which proivdes a lot of grip.
Grooves to trap dirt & debris
The micro-grooves on the top layer are designed to trap debris, dust and moisture, preventing them from getting to your car carpet. The grooves help the liquids to pool together.
The raised edges also help it from spilling over on to your carpets.
The liners work like a tray, meaning you can take the mat out of your truck without spilling anything. All the dirt and messes will remain contained on the MAXpider mat until you intentionally pour them out.
They fit like a glove
MAXpider Kagu floor mats are designed to fit in with your truck’s interiors, from wall to wall.
They come in a form-fitting design and are – by far – the best looking mats among the four options.
Like WeatherTech and Husky liners, they are also laser measured. This enables them to contour to the footwell and to get a seamless fit. The high edges are steady with no tendency of bending and they will maintain the seamless fit.
The car mats are available in black, tan and gray colors.
They have a velcro-like backing
The mats are designed to stay in place. For 3 reasons:
- They are form fitting, so there isn’t any space for them to move around
- The velcro-like bottom creates strong traction on the bottom, which further prevents movement
- If your vehicle is equipped with retention devices, these liners will use them
A very affordable price
Expect to pay around $80-90 for a front piece set and $145-180 for a full cabin set. 3D MAXpider Kagu Floor Liners are very affordable, especially considering the protection they give your truck.
Best on a Budget: Lloyd Northridge Rubber Floor Mats
If you’re just looking for something cheap and easy to get the job done, the Lloyd Northridge All-Weather Floor Mat has the best bang-for-the-buck.
It is among the most affordable floor mats in the market, but it is still custom fit to your exact floor pan.
The main difference is that these mats do not have raised edges, and they are a bit floppy (they don’t act like a tray).
Despite the low price, this mat performs fairly well. It does not measure up to the quality and performance of the likes of WeatherTech and Husky liners.
But it has pretty amazing features for a budget rubber floor mat.
A rubber mat made for the weather
The Lloyd NorthRidge floor mats feature a durable synthetic rubber construction.
Typical of synthetic rubbers, they are resistant to oils and related compounds. This means your floor mats will withstand heavy abuse.
While these mats are made to be anti-odor as much as possible, they will still arrive fresh from the factory with a slight rubber smell. We always recommend placing the mats outside for a couple of days to let the odor dissipate before putting them in your vehicle.
The smell is similar to a new pair of shoes, the smell will go away in just a few days.
Wall to wall fitment
Just like the high-end floor mats, NorthRidge floor mats are also digitally cut.
They are measured and designed according to vehicle specifications, to ensure they best fit on your vehicle’s footwell.
One thing to take note of is that these floor mats do not have raised edges.
Lloyd Northridge Weather Car Mats are available in 8 different colors including clear.
These mats are available for most trucks made since 1942.
For older or rare vehicles, this is often the only custom fit mat available.
Grooves will help contain spills
The NorthRidge rubber floor mats do a good job at containing normal dirt and small spills until removal.
Even better, the mat has hundreds of containment zones that run all over it. These trap moisture and debris as well as whisk off some from your shoe.
The downside is, with the flat edges, it cannot contain large messes. If there is a huge spill, the liquid may overflow and slip under the mat to your car carpet. It may also not be the best option for people whose shoes often get extra muddy.
The containment zones running all over the floor mat help create traction to the top side. This helps prevent your shoes from slipping, especially when the mat is wet.
The NorthRidge mat also has non-skid backing that helps to keep it in place. If your vehicle is equipped with factory retention devices in the floor board, these floor mats will also use them.
The lowest price of all four
Prices start at around $64.90 and are available in any configuration – front, rear, full set, cargo, etc. and in 8 different colors. Lloyd Northridge weather mats are the most affordable mats we recommend.