Best Tesla Model 3 Floor Mats: Keep Flooring Looking Fresh

Slick-looking and effective floor protection for your Tesla Model 3.

byRay Prince| UPDATED Sep 13, 2022 5:11 AM
Best Tesla Model 3 Floor Mats: Keep Flooring Looking Fresh
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Today, the best floor mats offer excellent edge-to-edge protection without deviating too much from the cabin’s feel. And since so many base-model Tesla Model 3s don’t come with mats, it’s up to you to find one that best suits your lifestyle. High-end models feature rugged thermoplastic with deep ridges and fluid channels that do an exceptional job of separating mud, water, and debris from your soles, keeping your carpet floor untouched, while fabric and carpeted options offer enough cushioning for comfort, but aren’t up to task to deal with nature’s inclement weather patterns.

Best Overall

Weathertech Custom Fit FloorLiner

Summary
Made of durable High-Density Tri-Extruded (HDTE) material with deep channels to better contain liquids and spills.
Pros
  • Made of high-strength High-Density Tri-Extruded (HDTE) material
  • Highly textured surface
  • Nearby reservoir to collect debris and liquid
  • Only requires a quick soap and rinse to clean
Cons
  • Very expensive
  • Lips along edge could be taller
Best Value

Wennebird Carpet Floor Mats

Summary
Tufted carpet construction prioritizing comfort blends with an affordable price for all-around value.
Pros
  • Raised heel pad
  • Second layer made of durable, waterproof PVC
  • Sturdy Velcro backing 
  • Light noise insulation properties 
  • 100 percent odorless
Cons
  • No raised lips along edges to repel liquids
  • No raised nibs on bottom to help anti-slippage
Honorable Mention

Taptes Model 3 Floor Mats

Summary
Three-layer construction and carbon fiber-like appearance can be found in this mat for the best of both design and function.
Pros
  • Comfortable, carbon-fiber like texture
  • XPE inner layer for cushioning and support
  • Sleek, minimalist design
  • 3D raised edges helps contain small spills
Cons
  • Higher than average price
  • May see shedding with heavy wear and tear
  • Front passenger mat does not offer a snug fit
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Our Review Methodology

We pored over the web’s floor mat options for the Tesla Model 3 and quickly understood why selecting one is such a pain. There are countless options out there for all sorts of varying prices. Our top recommendations for the best Tesla Model 3 floor mats are based on several factors, including construction, material, fit, and price. We excluded dozens upon dozens of available options to only bring you the best. And if you want to know more about our review methodology and how we arrived at our selected products, visit About Guides & Gear, And The Drive’s Product Reviews Department

Best Tesla Model 3 Floor Mat Reviews & Recommendations

Specs

  • Weight: 7.58 pounds
  • Materials: Rubber and thermoplastic elastomer
  • Color: Black

Pros

  • Made of high-strength High-Density Tri-Extruded (HDTE) material
  • Highly textured surface; comfortable to step on
  • Nearby reservoir to collect debris and liquid
  • Only requires a quick soap and rinse to clean

Cons

  • Very expensive
  • Lips along edge could be taller

Long considered one of the leading floor mat manufacturers on the planet, Weathertech does not disappoint with this set of floor mats. These floor mats come in a three-piece set with two front mats and one rear mat. Each mat is constructed using high-density tri-extruded (HDTE) material, which promises a rigid core and taller lips lining the edge to keep liquids well contained. One of our favorite features with the Weathertech Custom Fit FloorLiners is its design. It uses thin, deep channels that work to channel fluids and debris into a separate reservoir, which can be emptied at regular intervals and cleaned with no more than a simple soap and rinse. Its rear floor liner is a little stronger, made using custom-blended TPO, which holds up very nicely under extreme temperatures. And unlike most of our picks, the Weathertech Custom Fit FloorLiner comes with a limited lifetime warranty.

Specs

  • Weight: 8.03 pounds
  • Materials: Carpet
  • Color: Black

Pros

  • Raised heel pad on driver's mat for support
  • Second layer made of durable, waterproof PVC
  • Sturdy Velcro backing keeps mats firmly in place
  • Light noise insulation properties
  • 100 percent odorless

Cons

  • No raised lips along edges to repel liquids
  • Best suited for mild environments alone

The Wennebird Carpet Floor Mat offers a solid set of driver, passenger, and rear floor mats, with its biggest differentiator being its three-layer, tufted carpet construction. Its first layer is tufted carpet and the second layer is made of waterproof PVC. Outside of a rigid heel pad on the driver's mat, the mats are surprisingly uniform with no ridges, grooves, raised lips, or reservoirs to channel debris or liquids. As mentioned, the driver's side mat has a raised heel pad, which is designed to keep the heel from slipping. It does seem oddly placed and we wished the entire mat's surface shared a similar look and feel. Given its tufted carpet construction, the Wennebird Carpet Floor Mat is best reserved for light use or drivers who aren’t trekking into extreme weather environments, bringing back sludge into their vehicles.

Specs

  • Weight: 7.58 pounds
  • Materials: Rubber and thermoplastic elastomer
  • Color: Black

Pros

  • Carbon-fiber design
  • XPE inner layer for cushioning and support
  • Sleek, minimalist design
  • 3D raised edges helps contain small spills

Cons

  • Higher than average price
  • May see shedding with heavy wear and tear
  • Front passenger mat is not the most snug of fits

The Taptes Model 3 Floor Mats are designed to offer excellent protection against dirt, mud, snow, and other debris and come in a three-piece set (two front mats and one rear mat). Each mat offers three layers of protection, starting with a thermoplastic rubber surface layer, a TPR-XPR inner layer, and anti-slip backing to prevent shifting. This floor mat's surface thermoplastic rubber layer has a carbon fiber-like texture that resembles slightly raised nibs, offering a sleek yet minimalist appearance that will not look out of place in the Model 3's cabin. An XPE inner layer provides cushioning and support and its bottom layer offers a soft yet grainy, firm texture to keep it firmly in place although keeping it easy to remove. 3D raised edges also work to contain smaller spills from hitting your factory carpet.

Specs

  • Weight: 11.04 pounds
  • Materials: Vinyl
  • Color: Black

Pros

  • 100 percent waterproof PVC
  • Thick and padded PVC ribs for comfort
  • OEM retention hooks and slip-resistant bottom layer keeps mats firmly in place

Cons

  • Not compatible with the Model Y
  • Shorter raised lips along edges could allow some water off
  • Velcro and clamps for support can be a bit messy

Although minimalist at a glance, the Tuxmat Custom Floor Mats offer an excellent combination of value and functionality, resisting both moisture and debris. All mats lead with a three-layer vinyl construction, with the top layer made of waterproof PVC and the middle layer made of PVA. Unlike other picks, the Tuxmat Custom Floor Mats surface seems to pay more attention to comfort. Large, thick, and padded PVC ribs offer a nice textured feel and extra-wide heel pads are designed to offer stability. Its PVC ribs are high enough to effectively allow liquids and debris to channel through to the far edges, flanked by raised lips for added floor protection. An OEM retention hook system and slip-resistant bottom layer grip onto your carpet's surface for a tight hold. And like the Weathertech Custom Fit FloorLiner, these floor mats also come with a limited lifetime warranty.

Specs

  • Weight: 4.85 pounds
  • Materials: Thermoplastic elastomer
  • Color: Black

Pros

  • Sleek, carbon fiber inspired design
  • No distinguishable markings such as logos
  • Raised heel pad on driver mat for comfort

Cons

  • Lacks grooves and channels to trap debris
  • May appear too minimalist for some drivers

Hea Floor Mats offers one of the more intriguing designs we've seen with a Tesla Model 3 floor mat as these 3D liners are constructed using thermoplastic elastomer, a cross-linked polyethylene center for strength, and a second middle foam center for noise reduction. These mats are more noticeably flat than others, with no real channels, grooves, or reservoirs to contain debris and spills. It is not hard to imagine dirt piling up on these without regular cleaning, though the raised edges should contain whatever mess you track back in. Hopefully, its lifetime warranty is more than enough to compensate though, arguably, this floor mat's biggest draw is its design as it sports a sleek carbon fiber pattern, contains no visible logos, and has no distinguishing marks. This one really is for the owner who wants to preserve their Model 3’s spartan interior feel.

Specs

  • Weight: 12.02 pounds
  • Materials: Rubber blend
  • Color: Black and gray

Pros

  • No discernible odor or off-gassing upon unboxing
  • 3D precision cutting for an exact fit
  • Very easy to clean with a quick spray down and rinse

Cons

  • Lack of deep grooves and ridges
  • Not as thick as heavier duty options
  • Not the most durable OEM floor clips

Toughpro Floor Mats is a solid value option as it’s 3D scanned and cut to produce a very serviceable set of rubber blend front driver, passenger, and rear floor mats. Arguably, the biggest differentiator versus our other picks is its hexagon soccer cell pattern, which appears to do an OK — but not great — job at trapping spills and debris. Rounding out its specs are edge-to-edge coverage and OEM retention hooks to keep them firmly in place. As mentioned, the Toughpro Floor Mats doesn't offer much in the way of raised edges, deep grooves, and reservoirs. Drivers in dry climates will likely benefit more from these mats than those in wetter climates.
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3D Maxpider Floor Mats
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Specs

  • Weight: 5 pounds
  • Materials: Rubber
  • Color: Black

Pros

  • Middle lightweight XPE foam layer for shock and moisture absorption
  • Raised lips help contain spills
  • Heel pad on driver's mat to limit wear and tear
  • Textured rubber top layer good for all-weather protection

Cons

  • Below average warranty length (three-year limited)
  • Easy for rear floor mats to develop permanent crease with heavy wear

The 3D Maxpider Floor Mats are designed to offer an excellent blend of all-weather protection and style, and starts with a multi-layer construction led by a top, waterproof thermoplastic rubber layer followed by middle lightweight XPE foam and an anti-slip bottom to prevent shifting. Deep grooves help channel liquids and trap dirt and its middle XPE layer is especially useful for absorbing shock and preventing moisture from seeping underneath to your carpet floor. In terms of construction, the 3D Maxpider Floor Mats use raised lips that work to contain spills, while the driver’s mat also comes with a durable heel pad to prevent the area under your pedal from absorbing too much wear. Unlike other rubber mats, this one is completely odorless for a more refreshing out-of-the-box feeling.

Our Verdict on Tesla Model 3 Floor Mats

Our pick for the best Tesla Model 3 floor mat goes to the Weathertech Custom Fit FloorLiner, as it is better suited for heavy use. It comes complete with a rigid high-density tri-extruded construction, raised lips along the edges, and thin, deep channels to help move liquids and debris to a reservoir for a quick rinse and wipe off. 

What to Consider When Buying Tesla Model 3 Floor Mats

Types of Tesla Model 3 Floor Mats

Rubber Floor Mats

For complete stain, heat, and moisture-resistant, rubber floor mats are the way to go. They are generally thicker than thermoplastic elastomer, carpet, and vinyl, and feature deep grooves and channels, making it easier to trap dirt, water, road salts, and other debris. One knock on rubber floor mats, however, is limited color options, with almost all arriving in black or brown.

Carpet Floor Mats

Consider carpet floor mats a better option for those who aren’t traipsing in mud or dirt and prioritize comfort over heavy use. It is less moisture and heat resistant, although many claim water-absorbing fibers for more hazardous off-roading conditions.

Thermoplastic Elastomer Floor Mats

Thermoplastic elastomer floor mats offer the most versatility when it comes to design. Constructed using plastic and rubber, thermoplastic elastomer floor mats and floor liners can carry additional features such as raised edges to contain spills and deep grooves to channel liquid away from your feet and into a reservoir.

There are other thermoplastic blends that vary in terms of rubber, filler, and plastic composition, including thermoplastic olefin (TPO), which is known for UV resistance, whereas polypropylene is known for being harder and more chemical resistant. A fourth option, polyethylene, is the cheapest option, consisting of a blend of different polymers and known for its toughness.

Tesla Model 3 Floor Mats Key Features

Material

Our preferred material for floor mats is rubber, followed by thermoplastic elastomer, vinyl, and carpet. Rubber floor mats have long been considered the most durable, heat, moisture, and stain-resistant with enough density to work deep ridges and channels to channel liquids and trap debris. Plus, the thicker the mat, the less likelihood of cracking or breaking.

Design

Consider most Tesla Model 3 floor mats winners if they feature high edges for spills, deep grooves for channeling liquid, and raised pads for heel support. Note, not every design is created equal. Some Tesla Model 3 floor mats like the Tuxmat Custom Floor Mats offer thick, padded PVC ribs that are designed more for comfort than trapping dirt and spills.

Ease of Cleaning

Go with rubber mats over vinyl and fabric if you are looking for the easiest mat to clean. Soil and debris can easily become caked within fabric and require a heavy-duty cleaning brush. Rubber mats can be washed with a quick soap and rinse. Plus, it holds channels and reservoirs that keep liquids in one place until it's time to open the door and "shake them off."

FAQs on Tesla Floor Mats

You’ve got questions. The Drive has answers!

Q: Does the Tesla Model 3 already come with floor mats?

A:  The Tesla Model 3 Standard Range and Standard Range Plus do not come with floor mats. We highly recommend rubber over vinyl, thermoplastic elastomer, and carpeted floor mats due to better heat, moisture, and wear resistance. They also generally tend to carry deeper grooves and raised lips along the edges to contain liquids and trap debris.

Q: How do I know what floor mats will fit my car?

A:  Most of our recommendations are all laser measured and cut based on your vehicle's specifications, promising a snug fit. Be sure to consult with the manufacturer to determine if it is compatible with your Tesla Model 3 before purchasing.

Q: How many floor mats do I need?

A:  Our recommendation is to purchase a set of three: one for your driver's side, one for your passenger side, and one for your rear seating.