Since our auto vinyl flooring replacement is folded to fit in its box for shipping purposes, it helps to lay the vinyl out flat in your shop or garage and pop out the contours as best you can prior to installation. This helps the vinyl to "reset". Due to the nature of vinyl products, the optimal temperature for installation is around 70°F. Too warm, and the vinyl becomes overly flexible. Too cold, and the vinyl is overly stiff, making it difficult to work with.
By nature of its properties, vinyl requires a bit more work to install compared to our carpet products. Therefore, all our car and truck vinyl-flooring options are produced with extra material to help make installation easier. As with all our vinyl products, some trimming around all four edges is required to ensure an optimal fit. When installing the vinyl in your car or truck, it helps to start with contours in the floor pan. We don't recommend starting at the firewall. You'll achieve much better results using contours such as the transmission tunnel or seat risers to match up contours in the vinyl flooring. Use these contours as a reference point as you work outward during the installation. Take time and trim little by little as you fit the vinyl flooring to the firewall. Do the same for the sides and back of the vinyl flooring.
When all four sides are trimmed, you can move on to the holes for the seat brackets and seat belts. Don't forget to run any wiring through holes where applicable. After all holes are drilled and wiring run through, you can start re-installing the seats, plastic trim pieces, consoles, etc.
Feel free to contact us if you have more questions regarding installation of your automotive vinyl flooring product.