What Kind of Bed Liner Should I Get For My Truck?

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As a truck owner in the market for a truck bed liner, the question isn’t “ should I get a truck bed liner,” but rather, “what kind of truck bed liner should I get”. Choosing the right type of bed liner or protective coating in Tampa can be simplified once you take a look at the available options for bed liners and which of these will be the most suitable for your needs and style. 

LINE-X of South Tampa offers a variety of bed liners to suit each of our customers need. While we do specialize in LINE-X spray-on bed liners and protecting coatings in Tampa, we also offer other kinds of bed liners such as drop-in bed liners, bed mats, and bed rugs. Depending on your needs, budget and style will determine which bed liner is right for you. Let’s take a look at what each of these bed liners has to offer in order to help you narrow down your search for the perfect bed liner. 

Types of Bed Liners

Bed Mat

One of the most affordable options when it comes to bed liners is a bed mat. Costing around $100, a bed mat is basically a mat that can be rolled out onto the bed of your truck to protect it from damage as well as to keep objects from sliding around. Bed mats are most often made from rubber materials and even recycled tires. 

The main drawback of a bed mat, however, is that it does not adhere to the truck bed. What this means is that if you’re hauling around liquid chemicals or get caught in the rain or snow, this liquid could go under the mat, thus causing corrosion and rust. In a nutshell, bed mats are good in a pinch, but not great for long term protection. 


Moving up in terms of protection and cost, we have the bed rug. Bed rugs have been known to protect the bed of trucks from damage and wear and tear. Surprisingly durable, bed rugs are a common bed liner in Hillsborough for customers who wish enjoy the look of this carpet like material (it’s made from propylene, a.k.a plastic) and want to protect their cargo. According to this article, another reason this type of bed liner is popular is that it’s easy on the knees if you happen to move things in and out fo your truck often and is a more comfortable option for animals, than a hard plastic bed liner such as drop-in liner, as you’ll see below.  LINE-X of Southern Tampa can install your bedrug for you all the way from the tailgate to the sides of the truck bed. Truck bedrugs cost anywhere from $165 to $500 depending on the brand and if you want full coverage. Call us today for a free estimate on this or any other type of bed liner for your truck. 

Drop-In Liner

Drop-In Bed Liners

Moving into the heavier duty liners, drop-in liners are an excellent bed liner option for an off-roading truck. Most quality drop-in liners are customized and molded to fit the bed of your truck without taking away from the space. Drop-in liners are drilled into the bed of your truck and for the most part, are a permanent fixture. Just like with any bed liner, drop-in liners provide protection from cargo, the elements and add a personalized touch to your truck. Drop-in liners are pricier than a bed mat or rug, but can be less than the cost of a LINE-X bed liner. While this option does provide optimal protection, occasionally drop-in liners have been known to not be water-tight. This can lead to rust in the bed of the truck, not ideal. If you do decide to purchase a drop-in liner, make sure it’s bought from a reputable source and installed by experienced professionals. 

Spray-on Bed Liner

Truck With New Spray On Bed Liner From LINE-X of South Tampa

For the utmost protection and maximum performance, a spray-on bed liner, particularly one from LINE-X protective coatings in Tampa is truly the best choice. If you are able to shell out the money for one of these bad boys, you’ll be protecting your off-road truck with one of the most durable spray-on bed liners in Hillsborough that offers serious protection for the lifetime of your truck. Despite popular belief, the cost of spray-on bed liners from LINE-X is comparable to other drop-in liners and even some bed rugs. This type of protective coating is permanently bonded to your truck leaving no room for broken seals and is always water-tight when installed (sprayed-on) by a licensed LINE-X dealer. In addition to LINE-X protective coatings in Tampa being resistant to harsh chemicals, UV resistant and backed by a lifetime warranty, LINE-X spray-on bed liners can be customized to match the color of your truck for a truly awe-inspiring, aesthetically appealing off-roading ride. 
Whatever you decide to outfit your ride with, in the end, we want to make sure that you’re happy and receive exactly what you were looking for. For more questions or to learn more about Tampa protective coatings and bed liners, contact us today. We are more than happy to answer any and all of your questions about bed liners or any other off-road modifications you may be interested in adding to your truck, Jeep or SUV.

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