A Carpetless Interior Gets So Much Filthier Than You ThinkAndrew P Collins11/29/16 5:16pmFiled to: CleaningDIYDetailingInternational Scout933EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkIf you’ve ever been in a greasy old car, you know exactly what this smells like. (Photo Credits: Andrew Collins/Jalopnik)Ripping out interior carpeting and laying down a layer of gritty, grip-tape style truck bed liner is a popular modification for Jeeps and trucks. It is extremely cool and tough looking, but after scrubbing the stuff for a few hours, I’m closer to contracting a soil-borne illness than having a clean truck.That’s the kind of floor my International Scout has. The theoretical advantages to ditching carpet for bedliner include less grossness when waterlogged and better resemblance to a hardcore off-road vehicle. Obviously it also offers some rust inhibition and ding protection versus a bare metal floor, too.