Lloyd Carpet Mats: Luxe vs. Ultimat
Lloyd Ultimats are the best selling automotive custom carpets in the market, and so they have been for over 30 years. They have provided a luxury look and feel to hundreds of thousands of vehicles. They can be easily customized with embroidered licensed logos or custom lettering. They have improved the comfort and looks for just about every model of vehicle sold in the US since the 1960s.
So why has Lloyd Mats introduced the Luxe mats? Can they really be better and more good-looking than the Ultimats?
Yes they can. If you love the feeling provided by really deep carpet piling, there are no automotive carpets that can even be compared to the Lloyd Luxe mats. The piling of the Luxe mats is so deep that you are tempted to take off your shoes and drive barefoot, just to experience the exhilarating feeling that arises from your feet sinking into the soft, smooth carpet piling. The piling is also so deep that no embroidering machine can sew through the mat. Logos for Luxe mats have to be embroidered on patches that are ultrasonically welded deep into the carpet surface. The logos sunk into deep wells in the piling really show off the extreme depth of the carpet piling, adding to the luxury experience these mats provide. The softness of the Luxe mats comes not only from the deep piling. The soft feel is also due to a unique, thick polyurethane core that provides both extra cushioning and extra sound insulation. If you want to give a luxury feel to your vehicle interior, there is no better alternative than installing Lloyd Luxe mats. Their softness and their ability to insulate the vehicle interior from road noise make for a radical change of character for your car, lifting the vehicle interior from the mundane to a high level of luxury. Stepping into a vehicle with Lloyd Luxe mats on the floor is like stepping into the lounge of a five star hotel.
This might not be a feeling that suits you or your vehicle. After all, if you spend a lot of money on a performance exhaust system and plus-sized wheels shod with low profile tires - hotel lounge feel is probably not what you are going for. If you want to give your car a performance look and feel, the Ultimats are a better choice than the Luxe mats. They provide a leaner and sportier look and feel than the Luxe mats. If you go for the Ultimats, you can choose logos or personal lettering embroidered through the mats, which makes it possible to get bigger logos and lettering and more choices for the individualization of your vehicle floor.
Both the Ultimats and Luxe mats are cut from the unique digital patterns that Lloyd has developed from very exacting laser measurements of vehicle interiors. The Lloyd patterns cut the mats to fit more precisely than factory installed mats. The Lloyd mats are in fact bigger than the original mats. This leads some customers to mistakenly think they have received the wrong shipment of car mats. This is rarely the case. If you think that a Lloyd mat is too big, you must try to fit it into the vehicle before you return it. Comparing the size of a Lloyd mat to an original mat is misleading. When you fit a Lloyd mat in a vehicle you will find that it is not too big, but that the fit is very tight - so tight that the inevitable crevice around the perimeter is almost invisible. A custom fit Lloyd mat looks as if it has been molded in place. The material in both Ultimats and Luxe mats is treated to resist stains and spills, and they are very easy to clean in spite of the deep pilings and luxury feel. They not only fit, feel and look better than original factory floor mats, they also provide a much better protection for the vehicle floor and are much easier to clean.
by Peter Altrem on