If there really is no possibility of reviving or hiding an old or damaged interior carpet, or you’re looking to rejuvenate an older Tacoma model, there is also the option of re-carpeting your cab. But be aware that this is a not as simple a process as re-carpeting a room in your home. Trucks have nooks, crannies, and strange angles that most bedrooms will not. Not only will you have to remove most of the cab’s interior components (seats, seat rails, center console, trim panels and etc.), you must then also strip the stock carpet and then cut and fit the new carpet.
New OEM-quality carpet can be purchased directly from Toyota for a more precise look, feel and fit but we’re talking upwards of $500. There is a range of wholesale carpet retailers that will sell a replacement at a fraction of the cost, but you will be losing out in terms of quality and quite possibly the fit as well. You can always opt for a professional installation, but that will also likely set you back well above $500 due to the labor involved. The eternal struggle of money vs. time.
To be frank, regardless of your installation preferences, replacing a vehicle’s carpet is a pain in the you-know-what, but it is nonetheless doable and many will say its very much worth the effort for that factory-fresh look. In all honesty, however, the easiest and longest lasting option is to use a 3D molded floor liner in your Tacoma from day one!