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My 2011 Terrain SLT2 is only 4 days old and I'm looking at replacing the cheapest OEM floormats I've ever seen. I have read plenty of good things on here about the Weathertech & Husky liners, however, snow and winter is a foreign concept to me living in Florida, so I think they're a bit overkill for my needs. My evil carpet enemy is sand from the beach!!!

Does anyone know of a quality floor mat? I would prefer a carpeted mat over rubber if its an option as I would like for them to blend in with the jet black interior. Specifically, I'm looking for something that will cover the dead pedal as my size 13 foot rests completely on this when I'm driving. A 1-piece mat would be nice for the back seat too.

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I think if you want to cover the dead pedal area, you will need a liner. I don't think floor mats go up the sides. I could be wrong.
 

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jmance said:
My 2011 Terrain SLT2 is only 4 days old and I'm looking at replacing the cheapest OEM floormats I've ever seen. I have read plenty of good things on here about the Weathertech & Husky liners, however, snow and winter is a foreign concept to me living in Florida, so I think they're a bit overkill for my needs. My evil carpet enemy is sand from the beach!!!

Does anyone know of a quality floor mat? I would prefer a carpeted mat over rubber if its an option as I would like for them to blend in with the jet black interior. Specifically, I'm looking for something that will cover the dead pedal as my size 13 foot rests completely on this when I'm driving. A 1-piece mat would be nice for the back seat too.

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Florida here to; although we live about 3 miles from the Atlantic we don't go to the beach (been there done that). WeatherTechs would be perfect for keeping sand out of your carpet. I have had WT floor liners in my last 4 vehicles and would not go back to carpet mats period. I have front, second row (one piece) and cargo liner in my SLT-2.
I don't think your going to find a carpet mat that covers the entire foot rest. In fact if you have a size 13 your probably not going to find anything that will go up that far. IMHO if you ever install WeatherTech floor liners you will never go back to carpet but even WeatherTech only covers about 4 1/2 or 5 inches of the foot rest. Sounds like you would have to fabricate something to cover the entire foot rest regardless of what type of mat/liners you decide on.
If your dead set on carpet mats take a look at these, they have a section that goes up the foot rest I just don't know how far (they might be able to tell you if you call them). They also have a one piece second row. These are the last carpet mats I purchased; the fit and quality was outstanding and they have several choices of materials and colors. If you purchase these or any other carpet mats make sure you select "serged" binding-------you can also get a heal pad.
http://www.qualitycarmats.com/?gclid=CMvS_srX3qgCFcns7QodI0P5vg

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The Husky's cover the entire dead pedal area. They go up as high as possible which WT's don't.
 

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Florida here to; although we live about 3 miles from the Atlantic we don't go to the beach (been there done that). WeatherTechs would be perfect for keeping sand out of your carpet. I have had WT floor liners in my last 4 vehicles and would not go back to carpet mats period. I have front, second row (one piece) and cargo liner in my SLT-2.
I don't think your going to find a carpet mat that covers the entire foot rest. In fact if you have a size 13 your probably not going to find anything that will go up that far. IMHO if you ever install WeatherTech floor liners you will never go back to carpet but even WeatherTech only covers about 4 1/2 or 5 inches of the foot rest. Sounds like you would have to fabricate something to cover the entire foot rest regardless of what type of mat/liners you decide on.
If your dead set on carpet mats take a look at these, they have a section that goes up the foot rest I just don't know how far (they might be able to tell you if you call them). They also have a one piece second row. These are the last carpet mats I purchased; the fit and quality was outstanding and they have several choices of materials and colors. If you purchase these or any other carpet mats make sure you select "serged" binding-------you can also get a heal pad. **Link removed because I'm too new to post a link, even if its in a quote.**

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Thanks for the quick responses. I had to go out of town unexpectedly for work, so sorry for my delayed gratitude.

Thanks for the link above. I just shot them an email, so we'll see what the response is, however, the mats look familiar to Avery's Floor Mats. Prior to heading out for business, I sent Avery's an email and I got a rather vague and useless answer about 3 days later first saying they're not sure as they don't have one in front of them, and then saying it provides "some coverage," but won't say how much. Needless to say I wasn't impressed with Avery's customer service or political response, but then again they don't sell directly to the public, so I guess I should take the answer with a grain of salt. In the end if Quality Mats can give me a satisfactory response I'll buy from them.

As far as the Huskys go, I love their coverage in this area. I don't necessarily need the complete coverage they have for the rest of the floor as I really don't have to deal with winter here, no kids/pets, I don't eat in my car, and sand is easy to vacuum. However, I find the look of them unappealing (WT's have an arguably nicer looking tread pattern) and I'm not sure if I would enjoy the hard, somewhat plastic feel under my feet.
 

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(WT's have an arguably nicer looking tread pattern) and I'm not sure if I would enjoy the hard, somewhat plastic feel under my feet.
You could always consider putting the OEM carpeted mats inside of the WT's to maintain that "cozzy feel"
 

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You could always consider putting the OEM carpeted mats inside of the WT's to maintain that "cozzy feel"
I didn't think about that, however, wouldn't they move around in the liner? This would be a major concern to me, especially since my girlfriend recently got rid of a car where the mat got stuck under the pedals (yes, she had a Toyota).

I'm assuming this can also be done with the Huskys? If I had to go the liner route I think I would prefer the Huskys as they have better coverage on the dead pedal. This could be a viable plan B.
 

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^ Maybe...

We plan on getting the WT's just 'cause I like the looks better
I also plan to fabricate a dead pedal plate so I don't get "holes/wear spots" in the carpet.

If the carpet mats slide...I'll have to think of something else.

and yeah...our Camry lease is less than 30 days to it's end...can't wait to "send 'er back"
The mpg's were better...but not near the fun...or the interior room of the Nox (I am excluding the rear deck area of the Nox in my comparison)
 

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I didn't think about that, however, wouldn't they move around in the liner?[/color] This would be a major concern to me, especially since my girlfriend recently got rid of a car where the mat got stuck under the pedals (yes, she had a Toyota).

I'm assuming this can also be done with the Huskys? If I had to go the liner route I think I would prefer the Huskys as they have better coverage on the dead pedal. This could be a viable plan B.
Nothing a couple of pieces of stick on velcro wouldn't fix ;D
 

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As my work shoes often got dirt and oil on them, I was aware of the possibility, if not assurance, that the carpet around the floor mats would get dirty real quick.
So I used some excess speaker cloth as a fill in to cover the foot rest area in my cars and as an extension up the side of the hump by the gas pedal.

While I'm retired now, I still use the speaker cloth to fill-in between the foot rest and the regular mat and as the above mentioned extension to the right of the gas pedal on my new Terrain.
Tuck it under the edge of the W.T. mat and it stays put-so far.

Pontiac GP's before.

The material is thick enough and a close match color wise.
 
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