The History of the Car Mat

Posted by Emily Bailey

Fri, Jun 03, 2016 @ 10:43

The original design of the car mat was intended to protect the floor of your automobile from wear and tear, dirt and salt corrosion.


Original Car Mat Fibers

Cocoa_and_Sisal_Mats.jpgWhen car mats were beginning to be manufactured, their original carpet fibers were designed from coco and sisal fibers.

Sisal fibers  are commonly found in residential entry mats and rugs. 

Coco fibers are a more natural fiber taken from coconut husks. They are rough in texture and are often used in entry mats and brushes.  

Car Mat Fibers Today

As the automobile industry evolved, so did the original equipment manufacturing standards, car mats included. In 1970, Racemark invented the first carpet car mat, whichRacemark_History_of_the_Car_Mat.jpgmet OEM car mat regulations which test for:

  • Odor emissions
  • Color fading
  • Durability
  • Performance

Later, there was an increased demand for customizing your car and your car mats. GGBAILEY modernized the car mat shopping experience while maintaining OEM standards; you can customize and design your custom-fit car mats 5 different ways.

GGBAILEY Carpet Car Mats - Protection + Design

Proudly MADE IN AMERICA for over 40 years and currently providing luxury in millions of vehicles around the world.

Luxury Car Mats


Topics: custom car mats, luxury car mats, Company history, Car mat history

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