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

Custom Building Products

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
$2197 /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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Product Width (in.)


Color Family
Commercial / Residential
Commercial / Residential
Flooring Material Features
No mixing required
Flooring Product Type
Flooring Use Type
Use Location
Countertop,Floor,Interior wall

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
1 year product

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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: 2017-07-02
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Customer Reviews

SimpleMat 10 sq. ft. Tile Setting Mat is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 317.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Back splash First time we have used this product, overall was very good. The rolling out of the mat in a long run can be a challenge to keep straight and flat. After reading reviews of tile coming off we were concerned, but using 3x6 I pressed each one into backing hard as I could only had one area of problem rage being the very top edge seems that the adhesive has a void on the edges. We used lecture super grab and it was all good. The grout was not fun my wife came right behind me as the grout seemed to dry very fast indeed. Overall project came out real well great for smaller projects as ours, would recommend to others.
Date published: 2017-07-06
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 1 out of 5 by from WARNING!! DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT!! I bought it after a HomeDepot employee convinced me this prod... WARNING!! DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT!! I bought it after a HomeDepot employee convinced me this product would work. Because it is so pricey I figured that was the trade off for reliable convenience. I WAS WRONG!! After prepping the walls, placing the simple mat, and placing and grouting the tile I was happy of my accomplishment. This was until I woke up to find that it all was falling down dinging up my brand new washer and dryer. There are a few times in my life where I saw red and felt like I was going to explode; this was one of them. I felt completely lied to and cheated. With blood boiling over I torn down the rest before it added further damage to my appliances. I followed the directions properly, spent days working this project, and nearly $1000.00. I went to HomeDepot to tell them my story and ask them to please take this product off their selfs so no one else will have to endure my experience. They immediately took steps to rectify the injustice that occurred. I was not expecting that, which alleviated my stress rapidly, to the point where I thought I was going to tear up with appreciation. They opened and led an investigation to regain what I lost. Longer story short, about two months later SimpleMat finally offered to reimbursed me the money spent on their product (about $60). As that was a slap in the face to me, because the real lose was the tile expense, I declined the offer and they came back a week or so later with a full reimbursement. Months later I redid this project with Omni Grip adhesive and Polyblend grout and it looks beautiful. NEVER BUY SIMPLE MAT PRODUCTS. Note: What really pushed me to write this HONEST review was reading the "5 star" reviews of this product. They are soooooo suspicious and seem fraudulent, especially since they are so lengthy and provide instructions for best results. lol come on, seriously don't fall for it, you'll regret it. Pictures: 1) Obviously the picture with the tile falling down is my attempt at this project with SimpleMat. The SimpleMat is still attached to the tile, as you can see. You'll see paint on my walls and unless SimpleMat recently changed their instructions, the mat was supposed to be able to be used over prepped painted walls. 2) The picture of the completed project was not used with SimpleMat and is still beautifully standing today.
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So easy!,, so much neater and easy to use. Other reviews said there were issues with tile movemen... So easy!,, so much neater and easy to use. Other reviews said there were issues with tile movement. We had NO such problem. Once all our backsplash was in place we grouted that night. Easy, fabulous results! We use daily simple mat on both the backsplash and counter.
Date published: 2017-03-10
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 3 out of 5 by from Good but not great The mats are a neat idea. We were using sheets of penny round tiles and it was nice not to have to clean out the grout lines in between where thinset might have oozed and to be able to grout same day. Because the tiles are small and the instructions call for overlapping sheets, some of the tiles that are on the overlapped areas stick out differently from the ones around. It is also harder to slightly shift tiles into the right places since the glue pulls them back to where they were. The glue on the sheets also had problems holding tiles at times.
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from While I like the ease and cleanliness of SimpleMat, I can't recommend the product in the 'sheets.... While I like the ease and cleanliness of SimpleMat, I can't recommend the product in the 'sheets.' The adhesive does not perform anything like their 'rolled' product. I don't know if the product was old or dried out or something but I am seriously concerned that my backsplash will say on the wall for any length of time. I purchased both a roll and the sheets and started with the sheets on a small separate area and struggled with the tiles remaining adhered. The adhesive to the wall is great so removal now to replace it will be difficult. Upon starting with the rolled product it was apparent that something was wrong with the sheets, tiles stick well to the rolled product. I would not use the 9" x 18" sheet goods again especially considering that removing them once stuck to the wall is problematic at best.
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This product was garbage. After seeing an online demo on Youtube, I thought this was an easy way... This product was garbage. After seeing an online demo on Youtube, I thought this was an easy way to accomplished the job. BIG MISTAKE!!!! Luckily we were only doing a small backsplash in our bathroom. I placed the SimpleMat on the wall and set the tile. The following day it was falling off the wall. I removed it, had to spackle the drywall, and went the tried and true way to install the tile. Save yourself a lot of headache and money and don't buy this product.
Date published: 2017-06-24
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