Between air fresheners, car air deodorizers and deep-cleanings, there’s a lot of time and money spent on trying to keep the interior of a car or truck smelling fresh. But while there are many remedies that are effective, one of the best approaches is preventative. Keeping a vehicle clean in the first place will stave off unsavory odors. One of the best ways to do that is by utilizing floor mats. Many floor mats are suited for specific trucks, and others are designed to be customizable for various cars and trucks.
Unpleasant smells can be hard to get rid of and the culprit is often a car’s carpeted floors. If you drop food, spill a drink or your dog decides to shake off in your car, a lot of that dirt can get trapped in the soft carpet. This is especially true of a truck. After all, a truck’s interior is bigger than a car’s, so there are more places for odors to hide. And, since trucks are often relied on by outdoorsy people and used as work vehicles, there are additional challenges involved in keeping a truck clean. From camping to off-roading to driving in wet conditions, it can be really easy to drag the great outdoors into your car.
Rubberized truck floor mats will protect the carpet in your vehicle from mud, dirt and moisture. And since the floor mats are easier to clean, they’ll prevent unpleasant smells from getting trapped in your truck. You can pull them out and rinse them off in a way that you can’t do to the truck’s carpet. If you’re looking to keep your truck clean and smelling fresh, these are the truck mats to get.
1. Armor All Truck/SUV Rubber Floor Mat
Armor All is a brand best known for making protective polishes for car interiors, but they also make affordable and durable mats. This mat set is available in several different formats, including two-piece front mats and three and four piece front and rear mats. The corners of the mats have what they call “Carpet Claws,” which are grips for holding the mat in place. The trim-to-fit design means they can suit a variety of truck and car types.
Pros: Trim to fit design means these mats can suit a variety of cars and trucks, available for the front only, as well as front and rear.
Cons: The mats have some rubber smell upon first use.
Armor All Truck/SUV Rubber Floor Mat
2. Husky Liners Fits Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra
If you drive a Chevy Silverado or GMC Sierra, then you’re in luck. These custom-fitted mats cover the front and back seats, including the middle portion between the two back seats. The grooved design traps dirt and moisture, preventing anything from getting underneath the covers. Available colors are black, tan, and gray.
Pros: The mats are available in three color options.
Cons: Expensive and not a universal fit.
Husky Liners Fits Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra
3. AmazonBasics 4 Piece Car Floor Mat
Another universal fitting option is this affordable set from AmazonBasics. There are two front mats, two separate rear mats and three colors are available. The mats are designed to be trimmed for a custom fit. Each mat has a deep honeycomb design, allowing the mats to effectively trap dirt and moisture for easy cleaning.
Pros: Affordable mats with a customizable fit.
Cons: Prone to some slipping.
4. MAX LINER for F-150 SuperCrew Cab
Keep your truck looking and smelling as new as the day you drove it off the lot with the MAX LINER for the Ford F-150 SuperCrew Cab. The front and back set of custom mats provide all-weather protection and are 100 percent odorless. The stain-resistant mats have a raised edge to help contain spills and messes from leaking onto your truck’s floors. The textured and skid-resistant mats can easily be rinsed clean with soap and water.
Pros: Custom fit front and back protection for the F-150 for models made between 2015 and 2020.
Cons: The Max Liner mats only work with SuperCrew cab F-150 models and are appropriate for use with vinyl flooring.
MAX LINER for F-150 SuperCrew Cab
5. BDK Heavy Duty Front and Rear Rubber Floor Mats
For an affordable and versatile set of mats, try the BDK Heavy Duty Front and Rear Rubber Floor Mats. Available in four color options, including black, grey, clear and beige (shown here), the mats are made from performance rubber polymers and are resistant to cracking and splitting. Ergonomic grooves on the tops of the mat provide a comfortable place for passengers to rest their feet.
Pros: The BDK mats can be used in cars, SUVs and trucks and users can trim the edges of the mats for a customized fit.
Cons: Although advertised as non-slip, the mats can slide over time.
BDK Heavy Duty Front and Rear Rubber Floor Mats
6. Cooper Tires Discoverer STT Pro All Weather Rubber Floor Mat
For tough temperatures, you need tough mats. We recommend the Cooper Tires Discoverer STT Pro All Weather Rubber Floor Mats, which are designed to fit most cars, SUVs and trucks. The four-season mats are resistant to deformation even in extreme temperatures. The trimmable mats have an anti-slide backing and can be cleaned with water.
Pros: A tire tread design and raised edges help grab debris and gives passengers a place to scrape mud and dirt from their shoes.
Cons: The mats are made from odorless rubber, but may have a slight chemical smell when first opened.
Cooper Tires Discoverer STT Pro All Weather…
7. Zone Tech Heavy Duty Solid Black Rubber Floor Mat
Individual seat mats mean that the area between floors is exposed to dirt, debris and liquid. Keep your entire floor area protected with the Zone Tech Heavy Duty Solid Black Rubber Floor Mat. The one-piece runner style mat is made using heavy-duty automotive rubber and designed for a universal fit in most vehicles. Linear and diagonal ridges help to trap dirt and hold it in the mat until it’s time for a cleaning.
Pros: Anti-slip nibs on the back of the mat keep it in place and provide a stable area for secure footing.
Cons: The mats won’t fit in vehicles that have a hump in between seats.
Zone Tech Heavy Duty Solid Black Rubber Floor Mat
8. Motor Trend Heavy Duty Rubber Floor Mats
These affordable mats are designed to have a one-size-fits-most shape, allowing them to be used in cars, trucks, and SUVs. Included are two front mats and a rear mat that covers the backseat floors and the central portion between the floors. Six colors are available, including unique picks like blue and burgundy.
Pros: Trimmable designs to fit different car and truck types. Three-piece sets include rear mats that cover the middle portion.
Cons: Rubber material is somewhat thin and the mats are not lead-free.
Motor Trend Heavy Duty Rubber Floor Mats
9. Husky Liners Ford F-150 Floor Mats
Husky Liners makes many custom mats, and these mats are suited for the Ford F-150, between 2015 and 2019. These mats are designed for the front of the car, including the driver and passenger seats. However, rear mats are not included. The edge of the liner covers part of the doorframe, offering maximum coverage and protection.
Pros: Fitted mat for Ford F-150, mats are made in the US.
Cons: Only front mats are included.