As February winds down and we start gearing up for March, there is one big thing sports fans around the country are looking forward to -- the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. This single-elimination tournament starts with 68 college teams, with the winning team advancing to the next round.
As college basketball fans know, teams will be playing toward the “sweet sixteen,” “elite eight,” and the eventually the “final four.” The tournament is exciting, and this year will be no different, with fans cheering on their teams beginning March 17.
If you want a unique way to show your school spirit and support your favorite college basketball team, then custom fit, custom designed car floor mats from GGBailey.com might just be the way to do it.
When you Design Your Mats™ on our website, you pick from thousands of possible design combinations to create your ideal car floor mat, and one of our personalization options is an embroidered basketball logo. So you could pick the edging and heelpad colors of your favorite team, then add an embroidered basketball to make your floor mats stand out. Or personalize it even more with your team's mascot or some special word or phrase that represents your team.
Click here to see all the options and to read more detail about each of the four steps to design your own personalized car floor mat.
Your car should reflect your style, and with GG Bailey’s exclusive Design Your Mats™ system your car floor mats can help you customize your interior. You can choose carpet and edging colors, give your floor mats extra protection with a matching heelpad, and complete the design with an embroidered message, traditional monogram, single letter monogram, or a logo. Our stain-resistant, luxury-quality mats are custom-fit for your year, make, and model vehicle, so the fit will be perfect.
Read more about the steps below and see the choices we made to design custom car floor mats for four potential championship contenders: Arizona, Florida, Wichita State, and Duke.
Choose a carpet color
The design process starts after you enter your vehicle year, make, and model, and chose the number of mats you want (front only, a whole set, or a cargo mat). Then you choose your carpet. We have 10 colors to choose from. For our four college basketball inspired floor mats, we chose a grey carpet for Arizona, dark grey for Florida, black for Wichita State, and cream for Duke.
Our carpets have a European velour look and are made of the strongest and most durable, trouble-free carpet fibers available. These carpets have been developed with built-in resistance to soil and stains, so you don't have to worry about wear and tear associated with regular use. In fact, we always work with the world's leading yarn suppliers to design our own carpet, and we produced the first European velour car floor mats in the U.S. Our mats are now the standard in the world's top automobile models.
All of our car floor mats are backed with our Open Cell Foam backing to prevent mat movement. Not sure which carpet color is best for your custom design? Request a free swatch kit and we will send you samples of each of the carpet choices in our Design Your Mats™ and Car Couture™ lines.
Choose an edging type and color
After you have picked your desired carpet color, the next step is to choose your edging. We offer two types of edging: serging and binding, which also includes reflective and ribbon edging. Binding is a smooth fabric edge and serging is a stitched yarn edge. Both types present a great finished look that you will be proud of.
Our premium Saratoga ribbon bindings are available in polka dots, plaid and stripes, and our L.A. bindings are available in camo and reflective. Our standard binding comes in nine colors, and our serging is available in 21 colors, including a couple of two-tone choices.
For our college basketball floor mats, we picked navy serging for Arizona, blue for Florida, yellow for Wichita State, and blue for Duke. You can see more examples and read more details about the edging options by clicking here.
Choose a heelpad shape and color
The third step after you have picked your carpet and your edging is to add an extra level of protection by choosing a heelpad. This is an exclusive offering that helps prevent wear and tear on your custom car floor mats with an extra thick carpeted pad that goes under the heel area on the driver's side mat. All of our heelpads are applied with a special finished edge, and they come in two styles – rectangular or round – and are available in 19 different colors.
As you saw above, we picked a round red heelpad for Arizona, an orange rectangle heelpad for Florida, a round yellow heelpad for Wichita State, and a blue rectangle heelpad for Duke.
Heelpads are the best way to protect your floor mat from daily wear and extend the life of your new personalized car floor mats. Click here to read more about the importance of adding a heelpad when you design your custom fit car floor mat.
Personalize your car floor mat
The last step to design your custom floor mats allows you to make it a one-of-a-kind item. Personalize it! Our personalized embroideries are available in block or script lettering and in 18 color choices that are directly embroidered into the carpet. You can choose a custom word, phrase, or slogan up to 10 characters (including spaces), your initials, the classic look of a traditional monogram, or our new single letter monogram.
For our custom designed college basketball car floor mats, we added the word ARIZONA in red block for that school, chose Go Gators! in orange script for Florida, picked the mascot (Shockers) for Wichita State in yellow block, and finished the Duke mat with the school name in all caps blue script.
If you choose a monogram when you design your floor mat, be sure to enter your initials in order. We will then take your third letter and make it the bigger letter in the middle. If you prefer your initials in order, all the same size, simply choose the embroidery option and type the letters as you'd like them to appear. See more examples of the options by clicking here.
Once you complete your custom floor mat purchase we will make and ship your newly personalized floor mats in two business days or less. Click the button below to get started, or see the patterns of our luxury Car Couture™ line if you prefer animal or oriental patterns!