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Tesla floor mats vs 3rd party

I am currently waiting for my MS to arrive in the next month or two but in the meantime I have been hearing lots of rumblings about the floor mats that come with the car. Thus I have decided it is probably best to get new mats prior to delivery. I have heard people mention Lloyd Mats (Lux and standard) and I have also heard people mention the mats tesla sells in their online store. I am wondering if anyone has any feedback as to which are better? Which ones stay in place better? Which look best, etc. I'm not sure if there have been any comparisons, in which case any feedback from people that have either would be appreciated. Thanks.

just got the Lloyd mats standard, they fit like a glove front and back. 100% better than what comes with the car and reasonably priced.

Thanks Noel.smyth are you saying they are 100% better than the mats that come with car or the Tesla Store mats? I have read that the Tesla Store mats are better than the mats that come with the store but having never seen them I'm not positive.

Noel.smyth, can you help with exact model of what you bought and where/how to buy?

Hills/mlaiken,
ANY mat you buy will be better than what comes with the MS. They are only meant to be temporary. I have the black Lloyd Lux mats (front and rear) from AutoAnything and as noel.smith stated they're a perfect fit and don't slide, even without the plastic hooks that are suggested to be screwed into the driver's side carpet. They 48oz weight and there is no Tesla logo. The good quality Tesla mats supposedly match the interior carpeting perfectly, also have hooks that are to be screwed into the driver's side carpeting, are 40 oz weight and have the the Tesla logo on the front mats. I've never seen these mats but decided to get the Lloyd Lux mats because I prefered the thicker carpet and didn't care about the logo. Your choice. Either one would be a fine pick.

Carmine +1

If you are bothered that black carpet shows every speck, you might want to do what I did, which was get my local carpet shop (Stanford Carpet in Palo Alto, CA) to make custom mats in a subtle weave which combined the colors of my interior in a lovely way. A perfect fit. Expensive, but relief from a daily irritant.

I have the grey leather and didn't want black carpets as they are so dark you can barely see any of the floor ambient lighting. I ordered the Lloyd's Ultimat (a bit cheaper than the Lux, but very nice) in Euro Grey. Lloyds has at least 4 grades of carpets, if you go with them, check out the different options. Luckily they have the Tesla Model S in the list of cars with front, back Frunk and Trunk options.

Go here for a picture I made of some of the different greys against the grey leather.

http://teslatap.com/modifications/rear-floor-carpet-mat/

PAMELA and FRANK2: Can you post a photo of your new mats in place? I'd love to see how non-black mats work against the black carpet.

Pamela, that is an idea I certainly hadn't thought of. Would love to see pics if you could post them. Thanks.

I bought the Lloyd's ultimats in 'ebony' color to match my black interior and they look great; they are slightly lighter shade than true black. Tried to install the screw hooks but couldn't get them to take and was worried I was damaging the floor. Turns out the mats are positionally stable even without the hooks. My car didn't come with any interior mats, but it did have a frunk mat when it came so it turned out I didn't need the frunk mat that I had bought. (The ebony color of the Lloyd's mat is very close to color of the frunk mat that came with the car).

I too did not like the way dirt showed on the black mats, plus it just felt like a black hole on the floor so I went with the Lloyds ultimate mats in charcoal . I really like the contrast. BTW I have tan interior.

I just got the Tesla branded mats (from Tesla)...They are thicker that that mats that come standard, but a bit stiffer than I was expecting. Although, I didn't really know what to expect, my last two cars (Land Rover Discovery, and Land Rover Freelander) had rubber mats. The logo is nice, if not a bit small. I'll take some photos and post them in the next day or so, comparing the standard with the premium.

Is the photo an error on Lloyds website? The first set that shows two front and one rear seats mat is different than the front only mats photo. Did anyone order two front and the single for across the rear?

The Lloyds front-only mats picture is just illustrative. I ordered the Lloyds Ultimats two-front with one-rear mat package as well as the frunk and one-piece trunk mats from AutoAnything.com. The fit is great, although slightly narrow in the trunk (see photos on TMC forum), and the standard Black color matches the MS black interior well.

drp: I have the same question as you. Either the pictures are in error, or the mats are in error.

Great topic! I am in search of appropriate mats for my MS and would also like to see photos of both the Lloyds Luxe mats (ebony versus black on a black interior carpet with black leather - if anyone has that combo to photo) and the Ultimats in those two colors. I'm worried about:
- the black disappearing in the floor
- the black showing a bit more dirt or particles than the ebony

I didn't even know there was ambient foot lighting since the front mats that came with the car are black and match the black carpet perfectly. But I'm not sure if I want something too light in color either.

Did anyone get the "neon" binding? Since I have the black leather with red piping on my Signature Red Model S, I'm wondering how an ebony mat with "neon" red binding would look. I'm also wondering whether "neon" really is neon or is it just a shinier nylon thread that's more reflective or has a sheen to it.

Photos will definitely help! Thanks!

Hills:
If you look above, you will see that bbmertz answered the question immediately after drp asked the question and immediately before you reiterated the question.

I have light tan interior.....
should I get light tam mats or the black?
opinions?

@dahtye, look at the thread on the TMC forum which includes pictures of Lloyds mats with red piping. You'll also see comments there that the Luxe mats in ebony and Ultimats in black are the best color match for the black MS interior. These dark mats will certainly show dirt (and will have to be cleaned more often, just like the black exterior of my car), but I like the fact that they match the interior and are high quality and relatively low cost with a non-slip rubberized surface on the back.

Black Lloyd ultimata are amazing. Got them for full car including frunk andtrunk. Look great and fit perfectly

I've got the Lloyd Ultimats in my Tacoma and love them. I bought them through autoanything.com, which I would also recommend. I saw they're running a 15% off special for new customers. If you miss this special, just create an account with them then go view the product you're interested in. Within a day they'll usually send you an email with a promo code for 10%-15% off.

I just received my 'invitation to configure' email yesterday...lots of decisions to make but at least I know which floor mats to get!!

Just received Tesla interior mats today for front and back seats. They look very nice. Frunk / Trunk were delivered about two weeks ago.

I'm sure everyone would be interested in seeing pictures if you have the time.

swhardy;
So, are you a Lloyds Loyalist now? "I'll go to the mats for Lloyds, and vice versa!" ;)

Copyright on the ad slogan, btw. >:| ;)

For the least dressy end of the spectrum, the Kraco black rubber mats sold at Costco for $18 are the right answer for me for now. They fit perfectly with no trimming and corral all the wet debris that is a normal part of my world.

Like another respondent, I have placed my Lloyd mats without the screw-in mounting studs. I was getting nowhere trying to screw them in. If anyone thinks they are important and knows the secret for getting them screwed in, please speak up. Otherwise, I'll live without them. The fit and appearance of the mats are great.

Pimp My Ride!

Hi,

Here is a pictures of my custom floor mats I mentioned above.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/look_thebe_look/8480723992/in/set-721576327...

Custom was the way to go for me because I lead a messy life with kids and mud and dog hair, and the black carpet would just always look like crap in my world. I didn't like the idea of introducing a new color into the interior scheme such as a true tan, and anyway any solid color would be less forgiving than a multicolor option like I chose. These mats are a mix of black and cream in almost a stripe or a sort of rough dot. Pretty subtle, I hope. Sort of resonates with the groovy wood of the dash.

Best of luck.

Pamela

Hm. They should use small magnets on the carpet. Just click the floor mats in place and they stay there as long as you like. Many other manufacturers uses magnets these days. No need to have the floor mats crumpled in a heap today.

I love the Lloyd's mats I got yesterday. I like the look of the tan mats on the black carpet together with my tan leather interior. I installed the studs easily by drilling out a small hole in the base carpet with a small hobby knife, then screwing in the stud into that hole with a large flathead screwdriver. I didn't need to go crazy with the small hole, just got a large enough to accommodate the plastic screw head if the stud. It is fairly easy to do once you get the hang of it. The plastic studs that come with the mats accommodate two holes for each front carpet. The rear seat carpet seems to be secure on its own and doesn't need them. For $199 with free shipping, I thought they were reasonably priced.


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