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Torn front floor mats...ARG!!!

Yesterday while detailing my '06S, I managed to accidentally tear the bottom "foam" material on my floor mats.
What a piece of garbage! What company incorporates easily torn materials onto the bottom of floor mats???
It's really stupid that the circular velcro was attached to the foam.

Any inexpensive way to fix this?

Sorry for the rant...I'm just frustrated that the build quality are so low considering the cost to replace items are so high.

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Best to replace them with rubber mats buddy

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Best to replace them with rubber mats buddy
I know...I plan on micro-sewing the torn portion.

Its just pathetic that Mini/BMW has such low standards on their craftsmanship.
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They aint the best buddy and little stones tend to tear the foam over time
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I took all the foam off the bottom and used Gorilla Glue to
reattach the discs to the bottom of the mats.
Just put a couple books over everything to clamp it while
the glue sets. Don't overglue, as the G.G. expands as is sets.
Worked great.

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Dang! Even the paper floor covers the dealership uses are far more durable!
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They aint the best buddy and little stones tend to tear the foam over time
Thanks for the advice! I might just try that out if my sewing doesn't work out.
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I took all the foam off the bottom and used Gorilla Glue to
reattach the discs to the bottom of the mats.
Just put a couple books over everything to clamp it while
the glue sets. Don't overglue, as the G.G. expands as is sets.
Worked great.
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