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Custom Building Products SimpleMat 30 sq. ft. Roll of Tile Setting Mat

Custom Building Products

SimpleMat 30 sq. ft. Roll of Tile Setting Mat

  • Quickest, easiest, cleanest way to install tile
  • Instand bond and lasting strength
  • No waiting between setting and grouting
$4997 /each
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Product Overview

Custom Building Products SimpleMat Contractor Roll is 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
  • Covers 30 sq. ft.
  • Requires no mortar or mixing for minimal mess
  • Suitable for interior projects
  • Not for use on floors, on ceilings, shower floors or in areas constantly exposed to water

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Product Width (in.)


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

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
1 Year Product

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Customer Questions & Answers

what kind of tiles can you use on the simplemat?

Asked by: leelee4
Porcelain, ceramic, vinyl, stone, etc... Cannot be smaller than 1"x1" or larger than 8"x8".
Answered by: Ahanix
Date published: 2017-02-27

Do I have to grout if it's only being used as a backsplash?

Asked by: Emmakim
Yes, you do not want any moisture getting in between the tile this will cause mold to grow.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2016-09-05

Can simple mat tile setting mat be used on a ceiling with 4" x 4" tiles?

Asked by: tissue54
Yes, I would think it could be used for this.
Answered by: Dan55
Date published: 2016-01-25

How successful on showers?

Description states okay for showers, but then also notes not good for areas that get wet. Which is it as I have 3 walls needing to be completed this week in my master bath shower, using 12x12 tiles. Thank you.
Asked by: FirstTimeTiler
Would not recommend for shower unless it is above water line. Should use sealed backerboard, mortar, and grout
Answered by: JRS
Date published: 2017-02-21
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Customer Reviews

SimpleMat 30 sq. ft. Roll of Tile Setting Mat is rated 3.2 out of 5 by 165.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Buyer beware! This is a horrible product - EPIC failure! The idea sounded good at the time of pur... Buyer beware! This is a horrible product - EPIC failure! The idea sounded good at the time of purchase. The directions were followed to the letter, even watched a youtube video. Put the tiles up one day and the next morning half of them came right off the wall. I contacted the manufacturer and his advice was "The way you fix this is you can use glass tile premium thin set mortar, spread the mortar directly over the Simple Mat. Or you can use a blow dryer or heat gun to pull the Simple Mat off the wall." Seriously? Put thin set mortar over the mat? What's the point of the mat then? They did not offer a refund or anything. It's impossible to return it since it's stuck to the wall. This was a total waste of money and especially our time.
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was my life saver!! I was half way done with tiling my "bellagio bathroom" ( as my plumber called it) when I found this and gave it a shot. My hands were murdered by the mortar and grout from the first half, even wearing gloves, it still found a way to make a mess and get all over me. Not this stuff! Easy to install, you can work in small sections or large, no mess, and super fast! I will use this again on my next project for sure! I highly recommend you cut yourself a break and leave the heavy mortar at the store and try this stuff! Trust me!
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Product - Read This Review Regarding Other People's Tiles Falling Off I love this stuff. I know there are a lot of bad reviews about tiles not sticking and falling off the walls, but I have used this a few times around the house and I have had no issues at all. I installed a tile back splash 3 years ago and it is still rock solid. It leaves me to believe that the issue with the tiles are user error. Here are a few tips for a flawless result: 1) Clean the wall prior to putting this stuff on your walls (once it is isn't coming off easy). 2) Roll it on the wall per the instructions, get out all air bubbles and do not expose the adhesive until you are ready to tile on it. Make sure you overlap the seems. 3) Install the tiles and make sure you press firmly on them with the float multiple times throughout the process. The tiles will really stick to the wall, but some will pop out just a little...push them in and put firm pressure on your tile. Once you grout the tiles will not move. 3) After tiling everything GROUT THE SAME DAY!!!!! I cannot stress this enough. If you read everyone's reviews of the tile falling off the wall it is mostly because they waited to grout until the next day and the tiles fell off overnight. Grouting will firm up everything and it will keep the air from potentially drying out the adhesive. The tiles WILL NOT FALL OFF if you press everything firm to the wall and grout immediately after tiling. I hope you enjoy your project! As I said before I have used this a few times and I have had nothing but fantastic results.
Date published: 2016-10-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This was a great product, easy and clean when the tile was not cut. Unfortunately, we had a milli... This was a great product, easy and clean when the tile was not cut. Unfortunately, we had a million small cuts to make over and around outlets. Once the wet saw was used, the tiles did NOT stick to it. At first we just dried them with a towel. Then we laid them out in the sun awhile. Then, we used a hair dryer, and finally, we just used some mastic, because they were that un-stickable. Our experience caused a lot more time than necessary. Our rental of the wet saw went from a 4 hour rental to a 6 hour rental (Home Depot charged me for a whole day), and we will had to use mastic. Not necessarily worth our time. We would not use it again.
Date published: 2017-04-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from don't waste your money and time like using fly paper to put up tile, one week later I'm still cleaning up the mess, I used it for 2x3 inch subway tiles
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really does work! Thought I would try this as I had read great reviews and I just may be the world's messiest tiling person. I also have a lot of experience tiling floors but not so much for walls and I thought anything that would help me keep the tiles in place would be a plus. It works just as described. You can readjust a tile if you want to, even if you have "set" it. It may not be easy to get it pulled off but it can be done. I think it is an excellent way to tile vertical surfaces especially. The only downside I can think of is it has a slight odor but that may be my overactive nose at work and it dissipates quickly after exposure to air.
Date published: 2016-09-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good idea; name misleading This product serves a good purpose; allowing DIYers the opportunity to save on labor costs. I used this roll for a kitchen backsplash with 1" x 2" glass mosaic tiles. Installation went well. It is tricky to cut through at receptacle holes, and if a small piece of tile is needed near an outlet or switch it can be tough to make it stay in place. Overall this product is good; grouting immediately after installing tile is huge plus. Making transitions over different surfaces is a breeze. After the learning curve this will save time; but it might not be worth the money.
Date published: 2017-03-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I'm a fairly regular do-it-yourself-er. I found that these could have potential for certain appli... I'm a fairly regular do-it-yourself-er. I found that these could have potential for certain applications. I would only use these on very smooth surfaces, where there are little to no seams. I used them for a shower wall and I don't think I would recommend this for future application. I will say the tiles seem to be adhering and none of the tiles have fallen, but it's only been a few weeks. I would also suggest using these in small locations. Once in place you only have 24 hours to place your grout. However, the tiles will start to sag if they are on a vertical surfaces over that long time span. I think this would be best used for a small backsplash or similar type application. I would not use this for larger projects.
Date published: 2017-04-11
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