SMARTLINER Floor Liners
Affordable, Durable, and Custom Fit Floor Protection for your Vehicle
When you need floor and trunk protection, many aftermarket enthusiasts look to several top brands as their only real options, until recently when MAXLINER came on the scene with their new SMARTLINER Floor Liners. Using three dimensional scanning technology, SMARTLINERs are designed to fit the exact contours of your specific vehicle. With a Spill Saver Lip, Water and Weather Proof material that is also eco-friendly, and an extremely affordable price tag--MAXLINER is making waves in the industry and becoming ever more often the go to solution for interior protection.
Bullet Point Breakdown
No time to read this whole article? Just want the quick and dirty dets? “Too long; didn’t read” you’re fav acronym? Don’t worry. We hear ya. Here’s our Midwest Aftermarket Bullet Point Breakdown of the SMARTLINER:
- Exact fits to your specific make, model, and year vehicle
- Designed to conform to the contours of your interior
- Waterproof material is easy to clean and does not absorb spills
- 3D Scan technology creates a custom fit liner
- Made from an eco-friendly material
- Low Density semi-flexible polyethylene has rigid core with easy install / removal to clean
- Designed to grip your existing carpet and utilize some factory attachment methods
- One of the snuggest fitting floor liners on the market today
- Significantly more affordable than similar products out there
- Made to last
- Will not curl up or roll over in cold weather
- Rigid core keeps the shape, but flexible enough to easily remove to clean
- Optional Matching Cargo Liners for trunks available for many makes / models
- Great for front seats and back seats
- Available in several colors to match your interior
- Once installed, looks like it belongs there; proper fit mimics and improves upon OEM mats
Great Floor Protection at a Fraction of the Cost of Other Options
As I mentioned before, there are a couple companies that have been dominating the floor mat and liner industry over the last few years. I don’t need to name drop. You likely know who I’m talking about. And their custom fit liners are great. Both make an excellent product. I’m not going to complain about them really.
Except to say one thing:
Both of them are a little on the pricey side.
There. I said it. And they are both very well manufactured products, and when it comes to floor liners, you could do worse. In fact, once upon a time, if you wanted a true floor liner, these two were really your only options.
Then MAXLINER introduced their SMARTLINER.
And suddenly we had options.
But let’s start with the obvious question first.
What’s the difference between a floor mat and a floor liner?
A floor mat, like what probably came installed stock on your vehicle, is just a mat designed to sit on your floorboard and get dirty. A floor liner on the other hand is custom fit to your floor. In other words, a liner must be measured more exactly and then made to conform to the contours of your vehicle’s floorboard.
This becomes a pretty big deal when you’re trying to keep your floor and carpet clean. This is even more important if you’re concerned about resale value of your vehicle. A true custom fit floor liner will wrap your interior floor board in a layer of protection. This liner should be designed to catch dirt, debris, and liquid spills off your interior, leaving the floorboard of your truck or Jeep pristine, just like she was the day you drove her off the lot.
This is one of the reasons why I always caution people to be careful with the terminology when purchasing aftermarket products. If someone calls something a floor mat, it probably isn’t custom fit to your vehicle, and hence it probably won’t protect your floorboard as well as something that is custom fit. However, it used to be that the markup or increase in price from mat to floor liner was pretty significant, so the customer would have to make a decision. Do I save money by going with the floor mat or do I shell out sometimes double the price for these superior floor liners?
Well, today, with SMARTLINER, you can get a superior and true custom fit floor liner for a fraction of the cost. And it comes with some great added benefits too that many of the competitors can’t beat.
And here’s the kicker:
*Lowers his voice. Glances around to see if anyone is listening. Then whispers:
In at least one way, the more affordable option, the SMARTLINER, is actually better than one of the more expensive ones.
So one of the original floor liners out there--won’t say who--has this really not so nice tendency to curl up when it gets really cold out. So we here in the midwest at Midwest Aftermarket, as well as so many others who live in the same climate or one more frigid than our own during the Winter season started running into this issue a couple years back.
Here we are, selling this “top-of-the-line” product, and even we started having this issue. Now the manufacturer says they’re working on it, but the thing is, when you’re paying top dollar, you don’t expect to run into strange curling of your really expensive floor liners during the Winter months.
Then along comes MAXLINER with their new SMARTLINER, and here we are thinking this stuff is so affordable, we’re definitely going to have issues come Winter.
So before we throw them up on the website, we get a few in to test ‘em out. And so far so good. They are a little thinner than some of the competitors, but they fit all of our vehicles really well. And it's hard to say whether thickness in this case is really that much of a big deal. I mean you’re dealing with polyethylene, plastic-like material here. It doesn’t have to be super thick to keep liquid spills and dirt from getting onto your carpet. It just has to be rigid, fit well, and sealed. And it’s all of those things and more.
That’s when we realized, to our astonishment that the old saying doesn’t always hold true.
You get what you paid for?
In this case, we recommend paying less.
Now that other competitor that we haven’t had any issues with, I mean, their product is still great. But you have to start to ask yourself if the price difference is worth the rather small amount of increase in quality.
And again, we aren’t necessarily talking about better quality as in better at keeping your floors clean. All of the floor liners we sell do that.
At the end of the day, we reached the same conclusion really as we did in our Husky Vs. WeatherTech article. It comes down to personal preference for the most part. If you really like the texture of one over the other, then go with it. But as far as getting the most bang for your buck, we really can’t lie:
SMARTLINERs is more bang for your buck.
Now we don’t want to discourage those who already have another product. Heck, I’ve got a different floor liner in my truck right now. But the truth is, the next time I buy floor liners, unless if I’ve got a lot of extra money to burn, I’ll go with MAXLINER’s SMARTLINER and save the rest for other aftermarket parts, thank you very much.
SMARTLINER Floor Liners Features
All that Liner Goodness at a Fraction of the Cost
Alright, so many of these great features are similar to those you’d find on other floor liners, so bear that in mind. However, remember that these babies will NOT curl up on you in the dead of winter. So there’s that at least. And also, they are the most affordable custom fit floor liners we’ve been able to find on the market so far. And you can comparison price that stuff out all the way to the bank. Heck, while writing this article, I about bought my wife a full set with the cargo liner for her SUV, cause it was well priced that it felt like an impulse buy. I refrained, cause the anniversary is just around the corner. But they’re still in my shopping cart. But I digress.
One of the most important features of a good floor liner is its ability to prevent spills from soaking into your carpet. Now in order to be a really good floor liner, it must be custom fit to the contours of your vehicle’s floorboard and have some kind of ridge or lip along the edge to prevent the liquid from just flowing right off.
And believe it or not, we’ve actually demoed some floor liners that don’t have that ridge. But SMARTLINERs has one of the best ones we’ve seen. Their rigid construction coupled with their Spill Saver Lip are extremely good at keeping liquid spills in the middle of your floor liner and away from your carpeted interior.
At the end of the day, this is one of the biggest reasons to get a set of floor liners. Whether you have kids or family members or a wife who likes to ride around with coffee in topless lid cups--you know who you are!--spills are gonna happen. And when they do, your new SMARTLINERs are going to prevent them from staining your carpet.
These same exact lips and ridges are going to keep dirt and dust, snow and mud off your interior, keeping the inside of your vehicle looking good as new, all year long.
And as if that wasn’t enough, SMARTLINERS are also waterproof and super easy to clean. Just pull the liner out of the vehicle. Try to maintain any spill or dirt on it or vacuum that stuff off first. Then lay the SMARTLINER out on the ground and spray it off with a hose. Let her dry in the sun, and then reinstall. Now your SMARTLINER is good as new too, and your interior is still shiny and clean.
Again, we feel like MAXLINER has gone above and beyond here because their products are backed by a Lifetime warranty. So if you have any issues at all, you can contact them directly and their friendly customer service team will handle it all and get you a replacement product shipped out free of charge.
At the end of the day, we are really glad we found SMARTLINER. This affordable new juggernaut on the market today in floor liners is starting to dominant. Let us get you a full set today.
Our Promise of Exceptional Service and the Lowest Prices on the Interwebs
When you’re ready to order your new SMARTLINERS, we hope you’ll get yours from us here at Midwest Aftermarket. We only promote products we believe in and sell them at the lowest prices, shipping quickly to you for free if you’re in the lower 48 states. We have an excellent return policy and strive to get you the right product in perfect condition the first time.
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