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Custom Building Products SimpleMat 10 sq. ft. Tile Setting Mat
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SimpleMat 10 sq. ft. Tile Setting Mat

  • Quickest, easiest, cleanest way to install tile
  • Instand bond and lasting strength
  • No waiting between setting and grouting
$21.97 /each

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Product Overview

The quickest, easiest and cleanest way to install tile on countertops, backsplashes and shower walls. SimpleMat replaces traditional thinset mortar or mastic adhesive. The adhesive retains its bonding strength for extended periods of time, which means users have the flexibility to tile onto the mat an hour at a time or over several days. SimpleMat bonds instantly so you can start grouting immediately.

  • Used to install tile over countertops, shower walls and backsplashes
  • Adhesive bonds quickly to allow grouting almost immediately after tile installation
  • Requires no mortar or mixing for minimal mess
  • Nine 9 in. x 18 in. sheets cover approximately 10 sq. ft.
  • Suitable for interior projects

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Customer Questions & Answers

Why must my tiles be grouted in 24 hours using simplemat?

Started tiling first section but wont be able to finish cutting tiles for a couple of days. Have at least 10 that are un-cut in the first section.
Asked by: Anonymous
be careful if you use sealer with simple mat. i used sealer on my stone mosaic tiles and it began to fall off before i then had a chance to grout.
Answered by: jonesy23
Date published: 2017-01-11

Will I be able to see the Simple Mat adhesive through glass tile? And if so, how can I prevent this?

Asked by: Anonymous
Glass tile must be back painted if not back painted you will see glue pattern not good
Answered by: Isle
Date published: 2016-09-17

Can it be used to install backsplash for a vanity? what happens if it gets wet while washing hands/face/etc?

Asked by: Paul
yes you can,when you tile and grout you are creating a barrier between the water and the mat,so no issues there
Answered by: Matt
Date published: 2016-10-11

can simple mat be used in kitchen wall behind gas stove

Asked by: hombre
Yes you can,I have installed it that way and no issues so far,I would suggest you seal the grout and tile to avoid grease staining the grout.
Answered by: Matt
Date published: 2016-10-11
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SimpleMat 10 sq. ft. Tile Setting Mat is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 291.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We went with the advice of a friend and got the same opinion from a Home Depot associate and used... We went with the advice of a friend and got the same opinion from a Home Depot associate and used this product. The tile we used was 12" x 12" sheets of mosaic tile on mesh backing and we experienced zero issues. The tile stuck very well and as a matter of fact it was very difficult to reposition a sheet or two I didn't get just right. But I did reposition them and they still stuck just fine to the simple mat. I made sure and pressed each sheet firmly in place with my rubber grout float as I put the sheet up, I did each and every one that way. I grouted 24 hours after I installed the tile and everything continued to hold during that process as well. I guess now for the longevity test, but I still need to put up my trim and continue on down the wall to the right under the cabinets when the tile comes in, and seal the tiles. This was my first tile job. It may not be perfect but I and more importantly the wife are pleased.
Date published: 2016-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Def worth it I was nervous about bad reviews. If u install correctly And follow directions you won't have any issues. Super easy and all tiles remain on the wall. Again need to follow directions.
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product once you get the hang of it! I have used this product to do at least 5 kitchen backslashes for remodels of my real estate investment homes. The sheets work great and can be used over drywall or other tile work. As far as tiles coming down, I have found it is best to do a 3 ft section at a time and then use a ceramic tile caulk. The caulk is waterproof, you can touch up areas you miss and so much easier to work with on glass tiles. I am getting ready to use this product with mosaic glass tiles to redo my fireplace(over cultured marble) to match my kitchen back splash. It does take a little practice to keep the product from sticking to itself or you but once you get the hang of it, its a breeze.
Date published: 2016-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Avoid these mistakes and it works flawlessly! We installed mosaic tile (containing glass, stone, and metal tiles) as backslpash in our kitchen. Being that my husband and I have never done tile or grouting before, I was SO excited that a YouTube video turned us on to the existence of Simplemat after watching the nasty process and long wait time of mastic. Skeptical (and completely clueless), I googled all the reviews I could find and watched several YouTube videos. Here are the DOs and DON'Ts we used in our installation compiled from the experiences of others. Not to say there isn't a different or better way, but this worked flawlessly or us: 1. Use the Simplemat sheets and not the roll. WHY? The sheets have plastic on both sides that makes it super easy to cut and keeps it from drying out. The roll only has plastic on one side; not user friendly (tends to stick to itself and is impossible to unstick); scissors & hands get covered in super stickiness. The sheet are more expensive per sqft, but seemed to be worth it. 2. Prep the wall by washing with damp clot and allowing to dry COMPETELY or Simplemat won't stick. 3. Measure and cut all tiles in a given section (if possible) before applying to Simplemat. We did about a 10 sqft section at a time or less. WHY? Comments pointed to the Simplemat losing it's sticky over a short time of a few hrs so you don't want to spend time cutting after you've started sticking. The circular glass nippers work incredibly well. We did not try the other styles. 4. When using a tile saw, ensure TOTAL dryness before applying tiles to Simplemat. WHY? They will not stick if there is any moisture. We used a towel and a hair dryer then let them sit for several hours to allow the porous stone sections to dry completely. 5.We used a rubber float and rubber roller (used in resurfacing our countertop) to press the Simplemat onto the wall. I felt the roller did a better job of applying pressure but the rolling motion tended to disrupt the plastic on the Simplemat so try that at your own risk. We didn't have any issue with it not being sticky, but it was a concern. 6. Have a helper! Especially around outlets it's VERY helpful to have 4 hands. WHY? Once the tiles are stuck they're stuck! There's a small chance you could get it off to reposition, but don't bank on it. Good news - it's super sticky, Bad news - it's super sticky! 7. Use a yard stick as a spacer along the bottom while setting tile. Helps to ensure a straight line (without messing with more of those terrible cross spacers) and avoid repositioning. 8. Grout the tiles immediately. WHY? A common item in reviews was that when the tile was left ungrouted (especially overnight), they experienced fallen tiles. Our tiles sat stuck to Simplemat for 2hrs max while we finished applying tiles to a given section (took us a bit as it was our first time). FYI - we used Simplegrout. Way more expensive than buying powder, but this was open-the-tub-and-get-to-work idiot proof easy. No mixing, no sealing, no shrinking, immediate cleanup for a great finished look. Messy (as I'm told all grout is), but not too bad to clean if you're diligent when it's still wet. Also, buy the small float in addition to the big one; you'll thank me when you're grouting around outlets, under cabinets, and in corners. Thanks to all the unknowing participants in this review (and in our newly beautified kitchen) who allowed us to learn from their mistakes & ideas. Here's to passing it forward. Happy tiling!!!
Date published: 2016-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from works great I did a whole kitchen back splash with subway tile and heavy marble and stone tile in... works great I did a whole kitchen back splash with subway tile and heavy marble and stone tile insert and the mat worked great- . just make sure that you set your tiles exactly where you want them because it holds so well you can't adjust them like you can with mastic or thin set. This stuff holds tight- Also- make sure the area that you want to install the mat is free of any dust as it will weaken the bond between the mat and wall- I was able to grout the job as soon as I finished setting the tile-saved time and messy clean up and no mess on the new granite countertops
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Didn't work This product was recommended by your employees for applying brick veneer to a fireplace facet. The brick veneer was to rough so the brick would not adhere to the mat. Not the right product.
Date published: 2016-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a great product for backsplashes, fireplace surrounds and used with glass tiles on the sh... This is a great product for backsplashes, fireplace surrounds and used with glass tiles on the sheet. Once you get the hang of it, goes up fast. Would not recommend 30 sq ft roll and especially not for beginners Used best with caulk grout instead of the mixed grout. The caulking grout is waterproof and great around sinks, etc. Also, you can work your project in small areas like 3 - 4 ft segments and then grout in for adhering quickly.
Date published: 2016-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simplemat is really simple The Simplemat system made a kitchen back splash job so easy its not even funny. You simply lay it out,cut around objects if you need to and peel off the back.Press into place and your off. When your ready for tile just peel off front layer and set your tile.Grout same day and be finished in no time. Great product that does what it says it will do!!
Date published: 2016-10-11
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