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Does anyone have the WeatherTech cargo liner for the false floor?

https://www.weathertech.com/chevrolet/2018/bolt-ev/cargo-liner/bolt-false-cargo-floor/yes/

I can’t tell from the photos/renders if it impedes accessing under the floor or not. The lip around the edge is nice but I’m finding we use the under area quite a bit so making that more difficult would be a deal breaker. Also not sure how awkward the lip will be with the seats down in terms of catching on things you’re trying to slide in and out.

Our cargo uses primarily revolve around biking, camping and gardening.

We also just got our 20k Chevy Rewards credits which would make the OEM cargo liner free. Currently leaning that way unless the WeatherTech one is effectively $110 better. I’m guessing it’s not but figured I’d see if anyone had any first hand knowledge to sway either way.

OEM link for reference:

https://accessories.chevrolet.com/product/2018/Chevrolet/Bolt EV/cargo-area-all-weather-mat-in-black-with-bolt-ev-logo-42400139?categoryId=12001
 

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Does anyone have the WeatherTech cargo liner for the false floor?

https://www.weathertech.com/chevrolet/2018/bolt-ev/cargo-liner/bolt-false-cargo-floor/yes/

I can’t tell from the photos/renders if it impedes accessing under the floor or not. The lip around the edge is nice but I’m finding we use the under area quite a bit so making that more difficult would be a deal breaker. Also not sure how awkward the lip will be with the seats down in terms of catching on things you’re trying to slide in and out.

Our cargo uses primarily revolve around biking, camping and gardening.

We also just got our 20k Chevy Rewards credits which would make the OEM cargo liner free. Currently leaning that way unless the WeatherTech one is effectively $110 better. I’m guessing it’s not but figured I’d see if anyone had any first hand knowledge to sway either way.

OEM link for reference:

https://accessories.chevrolet.com/product/2018/Chevrolet/Bolt EV/cargo-area-all-weather-mat-in-black-with-bolt-ev-logo-42400139?categoryId=12001

You could always simply trim off the front lip...
 

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The OEM liner goes on the bottom floor, from the web site it looks like the Weather Tech goes on the false floor. It's hard to tell though, the pictures obviously aren't a Bolt. The OEM mat is considerably heaver weight the an WT floor mats I have.
 

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I have the oem cargo mat, which I picked up for free with my Chevy points. It's heavy weight; items stay stuck too it when I drive, even light weight items stay put. I like the bolt insignia on it too.

Picked up the weather tech floor mats, which fit well and have saved the interior from quite a bit of mud and grime. Only wish the driver's mat covered up the left foot "gas pedal" better.
 

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The OEM liner will fit on the top or bottom cargo floor. When I use the OEM liner on the top the sharp nubs are hard against the skin when you lift the OEM liner to grab the handle slot so you can tip the top cover and get to the bottom area.
 

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Thanks for all the input! I took a trip to Home Depot and found some possible options for just making my own liner with bulk rubber mat. It’d be lighter than either option and custom to how I want it. Might go that route if I can find something else to use the credit on, possibly the tire inflator kit. We shall see...
 

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Thanks for all the input! I took a trip to Home Depot and found some possible options for just making my own liner with bulk rubber mat. It’d be lighter than either option and custom to how I want it. Might go that route if I can find something else to use the credit on, possibly the tire inflator kit. We shall see...
I bought some "bulk" rubber floor material for less than $20 and cut it to fit both the upper and lower cargo areas. It works OK, but without some grip enhancing on the bottom of the upper mat, it slips around a bit on the carpet.

I just sprung for both WeatherTech mats and they will be here in a day or two. I plan to offer the ones they will replace to the first offer I get by PM for the cost of shipping only.
 

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Thanks for all the input! I took a trip to Home Depot and found some possible options for just making my own liner with bulk rubber mat. It’d be lighter than either option and custom to how I want it. Might go that route if I can find something else to use the credit on, possibly the tire inflator kit. We shall see...

One benefit of the pre-made ones is that they tend to have raised edges to contain spills.
 

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I have the WT upper and lower. Its not seamless to access the lower compartment, you have to move the mat when trying to get the false floor back down. I dont access that area often so its not a big deal to me.
 

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I have/had both the OEM and WT lower. I hated the OEM mat. It can be used for both upper and lower, but I felt dirt would just collect behind the mat itself. The lower WT protects a few inches above and there is no worry about stuff generally getting behind the mat. I don't intend on using the false floor like ever. It's sitting in my basement. Really dispointed in the OEM mats. The coverage is poor.
 

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One benefit of the pre-made ones is that they tend to have raised edges to contain spills.
You could get some rubber edging and glue it along the periphery of your custom-cut rubber mat to get a wall too.
 

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I bought some "bulk" rubber floor material for less than $20 and cut it to fit both the upper and lower cargo areas. It works OK, but without some grip enhancing on the bottom of the upper mat, it slips around a bit on the carpet.

I just sprung for both WeatherTech mats and they will be here in a day or two. I plan to offer the ones they will replace to the first offer I get by PM for the cost of shipping only.
Nice! Do you have any photos of your DIY ones?
 

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I don't intend on using the false floor like ever. It's sitting in my basement. Really dispointed in the OEM mats. The coverage is poor.
Off topic but, @NewsCoulomb mentioned wanting to add the false floor to his LT. Maybe you two can work a deal. :)

And thanks for the OEM comments, I was worried about the dual functionality possibly reducing effectiveness.
 

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Here's a couple. The discolorations on the upper are from the bottom of a couple of boxes I just carried there. Below is a Cruze spare, flat tire fix, lug wrench and 12 V inflater kit.
 

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I have the oem cargo mat, which I picked up for free with my Chevy points. It's heavy weight; items stay stuck too it when I drive, even light weight items stay put. I like the bolt insignia on it too.

Picked up the weather tech floor mats, which fit well and have saved the interior from quite a bit of mud and grime. Only wish the driver's mat covered up the left foot "gas pedal" better.
I used a rubber stick on ladder step traction pad for the foot rest (ACE hardware)
 
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