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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
$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

Can this be used on ceilings i.e. above bathtub or shower?

Can this be used on ceilings i.e. above bathtub or shower?
Asked by: Chuck
SimpleMat Tile Setting Mat is not recommended for installing tiles onto a ceiling. For further assistance please contact our installation division at 800.272.8786 option 2
Answered by: CustomBuildingProducts
Date published: 2016-11-22

How to remove mat; can I use to stick melamine sheet to wall tile

Asked by: Candied
In order to give you the best possible answer we would like to know a few more details about your installation. Please contact our technical services department at 800 272-8786 option 2.
Answered by: CustomBuildingProducts
Date published: 2016-12-02

can SimpleMat® be used ontop of surface painted with RedGard®?

Asked by: clarke
I'd say yes because its basically double sided tape for tile. So if the paint is good and not flaking, I'd say yes. I had problems with the product allowing the tile to slide even after 72 hours dry time. Horizontal surfaces you'll be fine with. Its also much more expensive than grout/glue.
Answered by: kenk
Date published: 2015-09-20

Can you you this to set wood as a backsplash?

I am considering installing a wood backsplash with pieces that are 5/32"x 5 1/2", would it work with that size? and does the adhesive work with wood?
Asked by: Anonymous
It will work, but I don't think it is recommended. As long as the wood tiles have a manufactured backing, I see no reason why it wouldn't work. I would also make sure that you seal the wood after the install as wood and water don't mix too well. (remembering a broken pipe in bath over hardwood floor, DISASTER!)
Answered by: QuickFix
Date published: 2015-09-17

Is there any type of warranty with simplemat?

Asked by: hdatmd
As far as I know there is no warranty. If the mat is installed correctly you will not need a warranty
Answered by: Fred
Date published: 2015-09-20

Can Simple Mat be used over wallpaper?

I am finding it very difficult to remove the wallpaper where the packsplash would be. Would it be possible to apply this product over the wallpaper and if so would there be any special procedures?
Asked by: Anonymous
since it didn't work on backerboard as recommended, I doubt that it will work on anything else.
Answered by: Michael
Date published: 2015-09-17

How thick is simple mat

Asked by: Reds
very thin - about the thickness of a piece of oaktag
Answered by: Eloise
Date published: 2016-11-15

Can you use simple mat on top of hardie board or wonder board?

Asked by: Diane
SimpleMat Tile Setting Mat is suitable to be used over WonderBoard Lite. For further assistance please contact our installation division at 800.272.8786 option 2
Answered by: CustomBuildingProducts
Date published: 2016-07-01
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Customer Reviews

SimpleMat 10 sq. ft. Tile Setting Mat is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 284.
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 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 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 1 out of 5 by from Follow the instructions but inferior product! We read through the reviews and it seemed hit or miss really. we needed to make up some lost time in the bathroom Reno so we tried this with our 3×12 subway tile in the surround. The product says you can make adjustments but once you place the tile on, and fine tuning goes away like a rubber band coming back to form. I read the manual first and after sever tiles fell at different times last night we can't trust it to hold so removed today and going normal route.
Date published: 2016-08-24
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 Simple Mat...Simply the Best I completely remodeled my kitchen on my own (except for installing the granite counter top). Once the counter top was in, the last item to finish was the backsplash on the wall behind the stove. Prior to the remodel, it was covered with a sheet of Formica, which pulled right off being on the wall for 40 years. There was still residual mastic on the wall. I didn't want the hassle of putting mortar on the wall and then applying the mats of wall tiles. Simple mat was my solution. I applied the Simple Mat to the 10 sq ft area and then applied my tile mat and pressed. It worked perfectly, no mess, no fuss, no bother. And I grouted the lines within the 24 hours as suggested. I feel you will benefit enormously by using Simple Mat
Date published: 2016-03-24
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
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