The NCAA men's college basketball tournament has reached the Sweet 16, and action gets under way tonight, so there is still time to custom design car floor mats that show support for your favorite team!
There have been some big upsets, and none more surprising than Mercer's defeat of Duke in the first round. If you are a regular reader of our blog, then you know we picked Duke as one of our early favorites when we first designed car floor mats for our favorite teams. Another of our picks, Wichita State, was ousted in the most recent round by Kentucky, but two of our four picks made it to the Sweet 16.
Florida takes on UCLA today at 9:45 p.m. ET, and Arizona will play San Diego State today at 10:17 p.m. ET. We'll still be cheering for those teams, but because the championship tournament has reached the final stages, we decided to design a couple more custom floor mats for some of the remaining teams. Think of it as our way of making new picks since Mercer and Kentucky busted our bracket.
In addition to the two games mentioned above, the other remaining matchups that comprise the Sweet 16 are: Dayton at Stanford, Virginia at Michigan State, Iowa State at Connecticut, Baylor at Wisconsin, Kentucky at Louisville, and Tennessee at Michigan. So, our picks for the Elite Eight are Florida, Arizona, Stanford, Michigan State, Connecticut, Wisconsin, Kentucky, and Michigan.
We have already designed custom car floor mats for the Florida Gators and Arizona Wildcats, so this time we decided to design floor mats for the Wisconsin Badgers and the Michigan Wolverines. See how we used the Design Your Mats™ section to do it below!
Or click here to see all the options and to read more detail about each of the four steps to design your own personalized, custom-fit car floor mats.
Pick your carpet color
The design process begins 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). The first step is to choose a carpet color. For our two new college basketball floor mats, we picked a grey carpet for Wisconsin and a dark grey for Michigan.
All of 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 normal use. In fact, we 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 idea? You can 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, color
The next step in the design process 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 only enchance the quality of the mat.
Our premium Saratoga ribbon bindings are available in polka dots, plaid, and stripes, and our L.A. bindings are available in camo and reflective styles. Our standard binding comes in nine colors, and our serging is available in 21 colors, including a pair of two-tone choices.
For college basketball tournament car floor mats, we chose a navy blue for Michigan and red for Wisconsin. You can check out more examples and learn mores about the edging options by clicking here.
Pick a heelpad shape, color
The third step is to add an extra level of protection by choosing an optional 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' floor mat. Our heelpads are applied with a special finished edge, and they come in two shapes – rectangular and round – and are available in 19 different colors.
As you can see, we picked a round yellow heelpad for Michigan and a red rectangle heelpad for Wisconsin.
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 custom floor mat
The last step to design your custom fit car floor mat allows you to make it a truly unique 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 enter 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 words Go Badgers in red block for Wisconsin and MICHIGAN in yellow block to complete that school's blue and yellow color scheme.
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 font 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 mats in two business days or fewer. Click the button below to get started, or see the patterns of our luxury Car Couture™ line if you prefer animal or oriental patterns!