Carpet vs Vinyl: What’s Best for You?

Many people may not realize it, but auto flooring plays a big role in the utility aspect of your car, truck, jeep, or van. Generally, you have two main options: carpet or vinyl, and what you choose to install largely depends on your job, hobbies, and day-to-day activities.


Carpet is the standard flooring found in most sedans, SUVs, vans, and trucks. While it’s more aesthetically pleasing than vinyl, it’s more susceptible to stains and odors. That doesn’t mean it’s without its benefits, however. Aside from giving your vehicle a more luxurious feel, high-quality carpet is comfortable, keeps your automobile insulated, and helps deaden outside sounds.

If your lifestyle allows you keep your vehicle relatively clean, and you’re not concerned with the occasional mess, carpet is a safe, reasonable option. Just be sure you know when to replace your carpet.


Vinyl flooring is often found in utility heavy vehicles, such as trucks and jeeps. If you spend a lot of time off road and outdoors, or work a labor intensive job such as construction or home maintenance, vinyl is probably a better option for your vehicle. Because of its non-porous surface, spills aren’t absorbed into the flooring, making it easier to clean. It’s also much stronger and more durable than carpet.

Of course, you don’t have to be an active outdoorsman or hard-working laborer to reap the benefits of vinyl flooring. It’s a great option for taxis, shuttle vans, and any automobile that sees a heavy amount of dirty foot traffic.

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