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February 15, 2022 4 min read

When it comes to protecting the floorboard in your vehicle, there are two options you can use:

  • Floor mats 
  • Floor liners

What is the difference?
The main difference between these items is their effectiveness and design. Floor mats are basically pieces of rubber, carpet, EVA foam or a combination of two materials. Some floor mats are even created with trap reservoirs to trap debris effectively. With floor liners, they provide lips or walls around the edges that help trap debris and liquid and spill. 

 

Difference between floor mats and floor liners
There are a few things you need to pay attention when deciding floor mats and floor liners such as:

  • Thickness
  • The mat’s underside
  • Rims and ridges

 

Speaking about thickness of the floor mats, it might not seem like a determining factor but thickness plays an important role in your floor covering’s efficacy. The thicker the floor mat, the more cushioning for your feet. Some floor mats like carpet, it helps to absorb more liquids BUT also making it more challenging to clean! 

Choose the product that has high edges around the rim OR with deep grooves and ridges to prevent liquid from spilling. When you’re looking at plastic or rubber mat, grooves and ridges are the key to keeping your car interior clean. Because you want them to be deep enough to keep spills from getting into your floorboard or even preventing debris from lingering around on the floorboard. 

Last thing you want to do is to buy a car mat that stays firmly on the floorboard. You wouldn’t want to have your car mats or car liners from sliding and slipping around on the floorboard, that prevents the driver from reaching to the pedals. This is why it is important to pay attention to the bottom of the floor mats or liners you want to buy. Ideally, there will be some sort of hook or nubs that can be attached to the floorboard to hold the mat in place. 

TRAPO offers a variety of car floor mats that helps to maintain the hygiene of your car interior. 



TRAPO HEX II:
Our most premium car mat, Trapo Hex II is now 5x times more durable than the previous generation, all thanks to the tougher materials that result in a car with increased hardness.

Regardless of that, Trapo Hex II is featured with patented antibacterial technology from Japan that eliminates 99.99% of germs and bacteria found on the car mat with a simple rinse of water. Equipped with the improved deodorising mechanism, it also ensures no bad odor or unpleasant smells inside your car. Aside from the antibacterial feature, Trapo Hex II is now improved with the fungus resistant agent to prevent the growth of mold and fungus from growing on the car mat.

The unique honeycomb designed trap reservoirs also serve to trap debris and mud effectively from our shoes. Besides, the material used is waterproof for better cleaning and it can dry itself within 15 minutes after washing to ensure there’s no damp being brought inside your car. 

Provided with the new added colour, brown lining and brown base, there are a total of 5 lining colours and 3 base colour variations you can choose to suit your aesthetics. Additionally, Trapo Hex II comes with anti-slip features to prevent slippage, ensuring the car mat stays put, with Trapo Fix anti-slip mechanism that only can be found at Trapo Hex II. 

You can find out more about Trapo Hex II here.



TRAPO CLASSIC MARK III:
One of our most affordable premium car mats, Trapo Classic Mark III is now 3x more durable compared to its previous generation. With the new added lining and base colour – brown, there are a total of six colours for the lining and base for you to choose from.

With the improved deodorising mechanism, this car mat does not leave any unpleasant rubber smell or bad odor inside your car, even after washing. 

The best part about this car mat is that it is infused with patented silver ions from Japanese technology that are able to eliminate 99.99% of germs and bacteria. Aside from that, this third generation of car mat is infused with an antifungal mechanism to prevent the growth of mold and fungus on the car mat, ensuring your car environment is clean without an awkward smell. 

Find out more about Trapo Classic Mark III here



TRAPO ECO II:
For being the most affordable car mat, Trapo Eco II is made up from 68% of recycled materials. Even though it's the cheapest car mat among all, it retains the important features of capturing debris effectively, easy to clean and odourless. The customisation options now include two lining colours, black and green; the base remains black as before. 

Find out more about Trapo Eco II here

 
What’s the best option? 
There’s no best option but it always comes down to your individual needs when trying to select between car floor mats and floor liners. If you’re having an older vehicle with worn carpets, an inexpensive set of floor mats such as Trapo Eco II will probably work great. On the other hand, if you have a brand-new car, you might want something that will fit better and provide more protection from nature such as Trapo Hex II. If you spend a lot of time off-roading, cleaning up spills from the back-seat (from kids), you probably need Trapo Classic Mark III because it is super easy to clean, antibacterial 99.9% and waterproof. 

Where to buy TRAPO car mats in Malaysia? 

You could purchase TRAPO car mats via online or walk-in. For online purchase, you could visit TRAPO Malaysia website at: https://my.trapo.asia/  

TRAPO consists of a few hubs that are located in Klang Valley, Melaka and Johor Bahru. Click this link to find out the locations of each TRAPO Hub: https://my.trapo.asia/pages/contact 

 


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