How to Make Your Car Carpeting Look Luxe — A Basic Guide

Car flooring

If you’re looking for a replacement carpet or two for your car, then there are a couple of different ways that you could go. Car carpets, floor mats, etc. are the kinds of things that people who aren’t super into their rides sort of wish would just materialize out of nowhere, like toilet paper and laundry detergent. Alas, until the witches and wizards of Harry Potter officially come out of the magical closet, us muggles should probably bite the bullet and replace our car carpets once every decade or so. Here are a some of your options:

Quick and Dirty — Universal Carpeting
This is for the statistical six out of 10 of you who don’t have a lot of money and just want to get from point A to point B with their car. Universal carpets are what you’ll probably find if you haphazardly type “I need replacement carpet now” into Google. They’re just generic carpeting that will get the job done in terms of nominally protecting your car flooring and they probably won’t cost you more than $30, but they won’t have that snug to-the-floor fit and might be made of low quality stuff.

An Interior Feature — Molded Carpets
These are a middle ground between deluxe and perfunctory. If you’re looking for a replacement carpet that actually looks like it was made for your car but won’t cost you an arm and a leg, consider visiting an interior detailer and getting some generic car carpeting stamped with a specialized machine to the floor of your car for that snug, glove-like fit. It beats the off-Amazon floor mats any day! If you need a carpet cleaning immediately, you can check out online sites like

Rollin’ Smooth — The Pre-formed Option
Now we’re moving into “My car is my baby” territory. Some car manufacturers have replacement carpet custom designed based on the make and model of your vehicle. If you’ve got something more than a junker, consider doing some brand research online and seeing if your dealership or manufacturer offers custom replacement jobs for that seamless finish.

Treat Yo’Self — Custom Carpeting
Think about custom carpets like
custom dresses
. They’re made special. They cost a pretty penny, but you get what you pay for. They fit your car perfectly, both physically and stylistically. They tell the whole world and every passenger whose feet are privileged enough to grace the carpet face “hey, my owner loves me. I’m awesome. And even though I’ll soon be rife with thousands of bacteria and dust particles, I’ll look great even when I’m gross.”

So, before you start Googling, pause and ask yourself — what kind of car owner are you? The answer to that question will give you the answer as to which of these replacement carpet options is right for you. (We hope you decide to treat yourself)!

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