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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are cocomats and why would I want them?

Cocomats are woven all-natural car mats created with yarn made from coconut husks. Cocomats began being used by European auto manufacturers, including Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, and BMW, as the floor mat of choice for the car’s floor. They were the original automat. When looking at the difference between cocomats and regular carpet or rubber floor mats, there are many great benefits that our improved cocomats offer.

i. One of the best benefits is that they hide the dirt tracked into your car. Cocomats are woven and not a pile like a regular carpeted mat. If you look at the floor in any car with a carpet or rubber floor mat, you will notice little pebbles, sand, dirt, etc.. sitting on top. With cocomats, dirt filters through the mat and gets trapped at the rubber bottom. Every couple of weeks, you just need to take out your mats and shake them out, and all the dirt comes out.

ii. Our cocomats do not move or slide around. Most factory and aftermarket floor mats will slide around and bunch up at the accelerator pedal. This is because most mats are light and flimsy and don’t have the weight or rubber nibbed bottom that our cocomats have. Our cocomats won’t slide around or bunch up at the accelerator pedal because we have adhered our top coco matting to a 1/8" natural rubber, nibbed bottom, which is heavy.

iii. Our cocomats have a great and unique look to them. The intricate weave adds to the beauty of the mat. They are also a natural fiber, softening your car’s look. We offer 18 coco color combinations and 6 sisal colors, which will complement almost any vehicle interior.

2. Do you have the pattern for my car?

We have the patterns for almost every automobile, including every Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, and BMW pattern. If you have a car that we do not have the pattern, we will (1) try and locate the pattern or (2) we will contact you and ask for your help in making a pattern. Visit Modifying and Making Patterns web page for more information on making a car mat pattern.

3. What if the mats I order do not fit?

We guarantee the fit and quality of every set of car mats we manufacture.
If there is a problem, you just need to contact us via telephone, or e-mail, and we will rectify the problem.

4. What if I don't like the color I chose?

Since all our mats are handmade to order, we do not accept returns if a customer does not like the color or the color does not match their interior. Before purchasing, we recommend purchasing swatches for $2 a piece + free shipping of colors that could work in your car’s interior. We also provide a link to our virtual swatch page, which you can open up with a phone or tablet to review the colors in your vehicle.

5. What is your warranty?

We guarantee our mats to be free from defects in material and workmanship for 1 year. However, if you have a problem beyond a year, please get in touch with us so that we can try and rectify the problem. Under regular use, your mats should last in your car for many years, and we want you to be happy with your mats.

6. Are your trunk mats made to my vehicle's specifications?

Yes, all of our car mats are custom-made to your vehicle's specifications. We price trunk/cargo mats in three sizes: small (6 square feet), medium (12 square feet), and large (20 square feet). If you would like to purchase a trunk/cargo mat but are unsure about the size, please contact us by phone at 1(800) 451-3533 or via email at If you're placing a trunk order at the same time as other mats for the vehicle, you can select the option 'Not Sure? Choose this option, and we'll contact you' under 'Add a Custom Trunk Mat.'

7. Where are your mats made?

Our mats are handmade in our Fort Mill, SC shop using American workers. Our rubber is made in Bangkok, Thailand, from a mixture of natural and recycled rubber. Our coco fibers are hand selected and woven in Kerala, India. Finally, our sisal comes from Tanzania, Africa, and is woven in Kerala, India.

8. What are your mats made from?

Coco matting material is made from the husks of coconuts, seasoned in fresh and saltwater lagoons, the same way they have been making them for decades. Some cocomats contain strands of sisal for additional color. The bottom of our mats is nibbed rubber, our heel pads are from rubber, and the side edging is a very tough color-coordinated vinyl. We are happy to supply samples of any of our materials upon request for $2 a piece + Free Shipping.

9. Will Cocomats shed?

No. Our cocomats are made from specially selected yarn from Southern India. We only use a tough twisted yarn spun to our stringent specifications. Using this yarn with our signature rubber bottom prevents the fibers’ shedding.

10. Will your mats bunch up or slide?

No. We adhere our matting material to a 1/8" natural rubber-nibbed bottom. This keeps the mats from sliding and bunching up.

11. What is the difference between sisal and coco?

Many people interchange these two words. They are two different materials and offer two distinct looks and feel. Coco fibers come from the coconuts’ husks, and sisal fibers come from the leaves of a cactus plant called Agave Sisalana. Coco matting uses a larger and harder yarn than sisal matting and is available in a herringbone, dot, or basket weave. Sisal matting is available in a small boucle weave and has a slightly more refined look. Both coco and sisal matting are excellent choices for a luxury auto floor mat, and each offers a distinct look and feel.

12. What happened to the original cocomats?

The original idea behind cocomats was that they were used in cars before carpeting when only rubber was on the floor. They were the original automat. The coco material acted as a kind of carpet but with the benefit that it allowed dirt and sand to filter through the coco material, so you did not see it on the top of the matting. Porsche, VW, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Triumph, and many other European cars were like this. Cocomats continued to be a big hit in the ’60s and ’70s, even after the introduction of carpeting.

As far as we have been able to determine, there were two US companies and one company in Germany supplying cocomats during the ’60s and ’70s. The cocomats during this period did not include rubber backing, and their quality depended upon which manufacturer you purchased from. Cocomats were sold through new and used car dealers, accessories shops, catalogs, etc. We also have copies of several factory accessory catalogs and sales stickers from Mercedes Benz, Porsche, and BMW that list cocomats as a factory option. These original factory cocomats came from the German manufacturer.

One of the U.S. manufacturers from the 1970s was in Southern California, and one was in Illinois. The German company primarily supplied to auto manufacturers and new car dealers. When the auto manufacturers stopped buying cocomats in the late 1970s, they discontinued making cocomats. From what we have been able to discern from customers and other suppliers, the company in Southern California went out of business due to family problems. The company in Illinois, which was later bought and moved to GA, phased out of Cocomats as many other product lines were growing. During this period and up to this day, all coconut fiber material for cocomats originated in Southern India.

13. Do you ship internationally?

Yes. We have negotiated excellent international shipping rates with UPS, FedEx, and DHL and ship our mats worldwide. We offer fixed rates for Western Europe, Australia, Canada, and Japan. Please e-mail us your location for other countries, and we will reply with a very reasonable quote. Some of the interesting places that we have shipped our CocoMats to are: Lebanon, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Greece, Turkey, Venezuela, Columbia, Mexico, Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Chile, China, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Wales, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, Finland, UK, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Holland, Poland, South Africa, France, and the Philippines.

14. What is Fürstil?

Fürstil Auto Mats started in 2014 as our experimental sister company. Fürstil explores different use of textiles as floor mats working with design, functionality, and durability. In a literal translation from German, "für stil" means "for style".

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