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Custom Building Products SimpleMat 30 sq. ft. Roll of Tile Setting Mat
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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
$49.97 /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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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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SimpleMat 30 sq. ft. Roll of Tile Setting Mat is rated 3.2 out of 5 by 151.
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 on...it 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 5 out of 5 by from First time for setting wall tile. The product worked great! I did notice that if I didn't wipe do... First time for setting wall tile. The product worked great! I did notice that if I didn't wipe down/clean the back of the tile (this is mentioned in the instructions), then it wouldn't stick, especially if it was a cut one. Also I noticed if you overlap too much, it is a bit of a challenge when you are taking off the release paper, but if you take your time, no biggie.
Date published: 2016-12-06
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 3 out of 5 by from It looked like this roll would be a time saver over the packs of sheets. But.....the backing pap... It looked like this roll would be a time saver over the packs of sheets. But.....the backing paper was very hard to remove and it was hard to measure and cut sections due to the lack of paper on both sides of the mat. We managed, but it was a large learning curve. We would think about paying the extra and go with the smaller mats for ease of handling on our next project. This is a good product, but it needs a little more research on user friendlness.
Date published: 2017-01-04
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 1 out of 5 by from This product itself is an excellent product for using with backsplashes with glass tiles. I have ... This product itself is an excellent product for using with backsplashes with glass tiles. I have always used the smaller size (10 sq ft precut) and decided to try the 30 sq ft roll instead to save a little money since I knew I would use at least 3 boxes at 10 ft each. Would not use it again. The roll has grooves which make it hard to get even on wall and deceiving. Because it doesn't have a second backing like the smaller box does it sticks to everything even when you unroll it and it will bounce back and adheres to itself, so then you have to cut it out and waste the piece. Without the second backing it is harder to cut. I have installed at least 5 backsplashes and this type is not worth the little bit you save (and waste) to the smaller box.
Date published: 2016-10-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Don't buy this if you're installing subway tile... I thought this would work well, but because o... Don't buy this if you're installing subway tile... I thought this would work well, but because of the recesses in the back of the subway tile, it was hit or miss as to whether they would stick... I ended up needing to use mastic in some places to get the tile to stay up. They also didn't stay put when trying to apply the grout.. I'd never use it again, even though it would probably be great for smooth backed tile or the 12" x 12" mesh backed tiles...
Date published: 2017-02-16
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