The AutoFloorGuard is the best garage floor mat to protect your garage floor from ice melt and salt.
The Resilia Floor Runner is the best garage floor mat for ice and salt protection if you are parking studded snow tires in your garage.
The Armor All Drymate is the best garage floor mat that handles snow tires and huge quanities of water.
Consider material, size and strength when choosing your floor mat.
The material will be soft plastic, hard plastic, or carpeting.
Soft plastic doesn’t stand up to studded snows, but hard plastic and carpeting both do.
For sizing, measure your car edge to edge.
Tet a mat that’s at least a bit wider than your car’s width, especially if you get a mat without raised edges.
The Best Garage Floor Snow Mat for Regular Tires
The best garage floor mat if you don’t have studded snow tires is the snow containment from from AutoFloorGuard.
This is the mat with tall raised edges that feel just like a pool noodle (it’s made out of the same material).
The PVC bottom is waterproof.
The AutoFloorGuard’s sides are tall enough to keep moisture from flowing to the concrete floor.
The AutoFloorGuard mat can hold gallons of water.
To test this mat’s capacity, you’d have to park your car in a blizzard, and then bring it into the garage.
The AutoFloorGuard mat has “stay put” corners that lock the mat to the garage floor.
You will not need to lock the mat down with double-sided tape.
The AutoFloorGuard is a sturdy mat that works for most garages. But if your car has snow tires, then go to the next section for a floor mat that stands up to studs.
The Best Garage Floor Snow Mat for Studded Tires
No soft plastic garage floor containment mat can stand up to studded snow tires.
For studded snows, use the Resilia Heavy Duty Floor Runner in your garage.
The Resilia stands up to studded snow tires and stays where you put it.
The Resilia floor mat is slip-resistant and waterproof, and the melted ice stays within the raised, embossed diamond plate pattern.
It’s also excellent for protecting the floor from oil and chemical stains.
Get a Resilia that’s wider than your car, as this mat does not have raised edges to contain running water.
The Best Garage Floor Mat for Extremely Heavy Moisture and Studded Snow Tires
For extreme moisture cotainment that can also stand up to studded snow tires, you want the Armor All Drymate garage floor mat.
This is the mat with the special Drymate Coating that wicks moisture to the waterproof rubber-plastic backing.
So it’s basically a giant diaper for the garage floor.
It’s basically a giant diaper for the garage floor.
The Armor All floor mat material holds gallons of water without letting any fall through to the concrete.
It stops all liquids, including gas and motor oil.
You will prefer the Armor All Drymate over the AutoFloorGuard if you like a soft carpet rather than a PVC plastic feel under your feet.
But you’ll prefer the AutoFloorGuard if you plan to spend any time on this floor mat while it’s wet.
The Armor All Garage Drymate Floor Mat comes in five sizes from 2 ft. 6 in. to 8 ft. 4 in. wide.
I’m listing the Armor All Drymate floor mat sizes below, just because the Amazon description switches between feet and inches in a slightly inconsistent way. This way you don’t buy a 30 ft. mat that’s really 30 inches.
- Drymate AASMVC88100 is 8 ft. 4 in. x 7 ft. 4 in. (100 x 88 inches)
- Drymate AAGFMC17 is 17 ft. x 7 ft. 4 in. (204 x 88 inches)
- Drymate AAGFMC20 is 20 ft. x 7 ft 4 in. (240 x 88 inches)
- Drymate AAGFMC22 is 22 ft. x 8 ft. 10 in. (264 x 106 inches)
- Drymate AAOSM3060C is 2 ft. 6 in. x 5 ft. (30 x 60 inches) and is meant for oil protection but not snow melt
Get a mat that’s at least a little wider than your car. The Drymate does not have raised edges to hold back running water.
The wider mats hold two cars. Remember to leave space between the cars when using one mat for two cars.
The Best Roll Out Garage Floor Mat (that Made My Heart Skip a Beat)
I’m a sucker for 1960’s muscle car blue. Go ahead, use a 1968 blue convertible Buick Skylark to push my buttons! All right, I love that car, so is that the reason I love this garage floor mat? Yes, I admit I’m influenced by the Buick convertible. But I also love the G-Floor Roll Out Garage Floor for itself.
Look at that color! Tell me where you can find a garage floor mat with such a deep blue! The ribbed channels capture snow melt and water. You can leave a coffee stain in there for weeks and it will still come up when you wash it. The G-Floor mat is 7.5 ft. wide by 17 ft. long.
Update Feb 22, 2020: Sadly, the deep blue is not for sale anymore. It’s a great mat, you’ll just have to pick a different color.
Watch out when you click the link, it will take you to the Sandstone color. Be sure to click the BLUE before you buy.
The G-Floor garage mat ignores brake fluid and paint stripper. The snow and salt drip into the floor ribs, away from your feet. You can drain the mat or push broom the water into the driveway.
Let’s get the garage floor mat now, and work on getting the 1968 Buick Skylark soon! Convertible, of course.