For most import models, floor carpeting is designed in a multi-piece configuration.
It is cut and sewn to cover separate areas such as main and rear floors, side
rails, transmission tunnels, kick panels, and rear bulkheads or decks, etc.
New, jute padding and sewn on heel plates are included with all carpet sets as
well as shift boots where needed.
For some models from the early 1970’s to current, the floor carpeting
is molded to the shape of the floor pan. That is, sheets of carpet are put
into an oven and heated. They are then placed in a mold and pressed to the
shape of the floor. The carpet is removed from the mold, it cools, is trimmed
and retains the contour of the floor pan, with no need for any sewn seams.
Replacement molded carpets are available for most Japanese models, VWs
For other models which were originally molded, contour-sewn carpets are available.
As with American cars, the floor carpeting is cut and sewn to get it to contour
to the shape of the floor.
Trunk Carpets/Liners & Cargo
Don’t forget to also refinish the trunk area of your car. Trunk
mats, as well as tire covers and side walls, may be made from plush carpeting
trunk lining material.
Station wagon and hatchback cargo area carpet is also available.
Choose Your Material
Over 20 grades of material are available as well as over 100 colors.
To assist you in doing a proper restoration, many high quality original import
materials are available including Wilton Wools for Ferrari, Jaguar, Rolls Royce
and Mercedes; Square Weave for Porsche, VW and Mercedes; German Loops and Velours
for BMW and Mercedes; Sliver Knit Fur for Porsche, and more.
b. Economical Substitute
If you are fixing up an older model which doesn’t necessarily warrant
the higher expense of an original wool carpet, you may choose a more economical
nylon pile. Likewise, a nylon loop may be substituted for some of the original
higher end loop carpets.
If you are creating a show car, or if you simply prefer something better, you
may upgrade to a higher quality carpet material to maximize the look and feel
of the interior.
Carpet Material Description
See the yard goods section for more detailed information about the specific
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