Where to buy good fitting front floor mats

Where to buy good fitting front floor mats

Postby Chevymankevin [OP] » November 28th 2011, 6:32am

Has anybody bought any aftermarket front floor mats that are claimed to be "custom fit" and actually fit well? Im looking into buying some for my 95 because I currently am using rear mats from a 88 oldsmobile delta 88. Ive tried other mats but they dont fit right and if they shift they like to get stuck between the gas pedal and the doghouse which could lead to something horrible :auto-crash: And the rear mats dont have good coverage. Im only using them because they match the dark red color of my interior/carpet.
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Re: Where to buy good fitting front floor mats

Postby JuneauCabbie » November 28th 2011, 10:50am

My van is a taxi, so I get a lot more foot traffic all winter than most family or personal vehicles.

For a Type 1 your choices are more limited. I bought Nifty Extreme floor mats (made by Lund) for my '03 Safari from JC Whitney, but they don't seem to have them for a '95.

For the rear seats and cargo area, I bought Lloyd custom cut RubberTite mats, which are adequate for passengers with snowy and slushy boots. see http://www.jcwhitney.com/frameset/?pl=rt&make=Chevrolet&model=Astro&year=1995

They were adequate for the rear areas, but the front seat ones were unable to cope with the large amount of snow melt I generate getting in and out all day, especially here in the Slush Capital of Alaska. The Nifty Extreme mats work great in front, but I still keep a sponge and rubber gloves handy to dry them out frequently.

If you are using the van as a commuter vehicle instead jumping in and out for 12 hours a day like I do, the custom cut Lloyd mats should work OK. If I was going to order the front ones again, I would order the one piece instead of the 2 piece.

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Re: Where to buy good fitting front floor mats

Postby Chevymankevin [OP] » November 29th 2011, 2:22am

I havent been in a 96 or newer astro/safari. But wouldent the floor mats be very similar? Or did they change the floor board areas in the newer style? Those Lloyd mats look like they would do the job. But if I can find some deeper grooved rubber mats like the Goodyear ones I had in my car it would be even Ideal. We get a bit of snow here in Minnesota too and wet carpet in winter dosent really get a chance tro dry out untill spring. So its better to spend money now on good floor mats to avoid a mold or rust issue later!
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Re: Where to buy good fitting front floor mats

Postby wot » November 29th 2011, 10:00pm

I bought some great mats for my Astro, perfect 'custom' fit. Brand name Rubbertite, available lots of places, bought mine from California Car Cover just because I've always had excellent service from them. Bought Weather Tech for my wife's Mercury Mariner, and they are o.k. but expensive and not as nice. Also have Weather Tech in my Blazer.
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Re: Where to buy good fitting front floor mats

Postby jlat » November 29th 2011, 10:22pm

hello; In the years I had my Astro I found nothing that fit. You'd have to put them in at an angle or 90 degrees from where they are suppose to be. I don't use them any more. I'm mostly alone and when the bad weather does come they hold alot of moisture so they don't dry especially underneath. I sweep it out when dirty and wipe it out when wet. I do keep the stock one (rudbber) in front of the rear seat.
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Re: Where to buy good fitting front floor mats

Postby JuneauCabbie » December 3rd 2011, 1:09pm

Chevymankevin wrote:I havent been in a 96 or newer astro/safari. But wouldent the floor mats be very similar? Or did they change the floor board areas in the newer style? Those Lloyd mats look like they would do the job. But if I can find some deeper grooved rubber mats like the Goodyear ones I had in my car it would be even Ideal. We get a bit of snow here in Minnesota too and wet carpet in winter dosent really get a chance tro dry out untill spring. So its better to spend money now on good floor mats to avoid a mold or rust issue later!


The mats I linked to have a series of cup like indentations, about 5/16 in deep, 1/2 in diameter, that hold quite a bit of water. I wear XtraTufs when we have deep snow or slush, and those treads hold a lot of snow which melts, so I needed a deep dish type mat for the front with a rim.

The RubberTites are custom cut, so should fit your van perfectly. They cut mats to order.
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Re: Where to buy good fitting front floor mats

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Re: Where to buy good fitting front floor mats

Postby Chevymankevin [OP] » December 4th 2011, 3:25am

They look like they would fit great! and they even have a picture of the actual mats!
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Re: Where to buy good fitting front floor mats

Postby Big Dac With Fries » December 15th 2011, 5:47am

I could have sworn when I was looking for mats, Weathertech didn't make any. I've got a Weathertech cargo mat in my station wagon and it's worth the price... I had a transmission leak oil all over it. Just yank it out, and spray it down with cleaner and let it dry.
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Re: Where to buy good fitting front floor mats

Postby 88astroLT » December 17th 2011, 2:33am

85-95 vans have a larger doghouse which protrudes into the front passenger floor area, than the 96-05 vans. So fitment may be different for the front passenger.
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Re: Where to buy good fitting front floor mats

Postby Chevymankevin [OP] » January 15th 2012, 1:06am

My weathertech front mats came in today :mrgreen:

I vaccumed the floors and put them in. Its a pretty good fit but could be a little better around the foot rest areas near the running board area. They are the same mat for the 06 and up vans too just blended to fit both gen floor layouts. I checked weathertech and they list the same mat for the gen 2. But Im guessing they will lay a litte flatter and fit better near the running boards over time with some floor heat to contour them into place.

Fits better than using plushy carpet mats that suck in water I got from an 88 Buick riviera! :roll:

Overall I like the fit and depth of the grooves. They are pretty tough and clean off easily.

Big Dac With Fries wrote:I could have sworn when I was looking for mats, Weathertech didn't make any. I've got a Weathertech cargo mat in my station wagon and it's worth the price... I had a transmission leak oil all over it. Just yank it out, and spray it down with cleaner and let it dry.


Its like they are coated with teflon but they arent slippery when wet!

Fits better than using plushy carpet mats that suck in water I got from an
88 Buick riviera!

Ill post pics when its light out and i can get a good shot.
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Re: Where to buy good fitting front floor mats

Postby JuneauCabbie » January 15th 2012, 5:23am

When it gets all slushy & sloppy here, or the snow gets deep, and the heater is running all day, the water starts to pool up in my front mats.

I keep a pair of disposable rubber gloves and a small sponge handy so I can bail them out. Don't seem to have much trouble with the rear ones, which seem to dry out faster than the front in spite of the additional heat up front.
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Re: Where to buy good fitting front floor mats

Postby Chevymankevin [OP] » January 15th 2012, 11:57pm

Heres the pictures you have all been waiting for :D

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Re: Where to buy good fitting front floor mats

Postby alexalexanders » January 16th 2012, 12:06am

Looks good!
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Re: Where to buy good fitting front floor mats

Postby Capt Dave » July 30th 2014, 1:27pm

Check out FLEXOMATS or HEXOMATS offered by AutoAnything, FLOORMATEXPRESS, or AutoSport. These are reasonably priced, very decent quality, look very cool, LOW ODOR (big plus - ask the wife) rubber mats and custom fit available for Astro/Safari in many seating configurations and in four colors. Shipping is free on and off so check all sources and get the best deal. These mats are trimable so for perfectionists like me, you can snip a quarter inch here and there if you demand compulsive perfection.

Takes about 2 weeks from order to you but worth the wait. I have the pricey Weatherwhatever's in my Tahoe and now will have front and center HEXOMATS in my 2000 SLE Safari for half the $$ (I will post photos of these mats in my Safari). The front HEXOMATS are a tight fit and on the drives side, makes that narrow tunnel a bit less troublesome.
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