The Best Garage Floor Mats

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The best garage floor mats for studded snow tires
The best garage floor mats for studded snow tires
The Best Garage Floor Mats
This mat holds gallons of snow

The AutoFloorGuard is the best garage floor mat to protect your garage floor from ice melt and salt.

Anti-slip Resilia floor runner
Anti-slip Resilia floor runner

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 Drymat absorbs water and stands up to studs
The Armor All Drymat absorbs water and stands up to studs

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.

This mat holds gallons of snow
The AutoFloor Guard had raised edges. It’s a kiddie pool for snow melt.

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.

ALERT!

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.

Click here to view the AutoFloorGuard snow mat on Amazon.

The AutoFloorGuard Mat has reinforced seams and raised edges to keep the moisture off your concrete floor.
The AutoFloorGuard Mat has reinforced seams and raised edges to keep the moisture off your concrete floor.

The Best Garage Floor Snow Mat for Studded Tires

Use the Resilia floor runner for studded snow tires
Use the Resilia floor runner for studded snow 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.

Buy the Resilia floor runner on Amazon.

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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.

The Drymate Floor Mat
The Drymate floor mat absorbs gallons of water and also can stand up to studded snow tires.

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 Armorall Drymate absorbs moisture.
The Armorall Drymate absorbs moisture. After first use, socks are not recommended. Unless you like that cold, squishy feeling. Then go right ahead.

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.

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.

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The wider mats hold two cars. Remember to leave space between the cars when using one mat for two cars.

View the Armor All Drymate floor mat on Amazon.

The Best Roll Out Garage Floor Mat (that Made My Heart Skip a Beat)

1968 Blue Buick Skylark Convertible on the G-Floor Mat
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.