Custom Building Products SimpleMat 30 sq. ft. Tile Setting Mat Value Roll-SMCR30 - The Home Depot

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Model # SMCR30

Internet # 203919986

Store SKU # 1000003852

SimpleMat 30 sq. ft. Tile Setting Mat Value Roll

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

This item has been discontinued.
The Home Depot no longer carries this specific product.

$1.67 / sq. ft.
$49.97/  each  (covers 30.0 sq. ft.)


Model # SMCR30

Internet # 203919986

Store SKU # 1000003852

Store SO SKU # 1000115852

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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Container size (qt.)  0.00  Maximum coverage area (sq. ft.)  30 
Product Depth (in.)  480  Product Height (in.)  0.125 
Product Width (in.) 
Adhesive Type  Tile & Stone  Color Family  Whites 
Commercial / Residential  Residential  Dry time (hours)  0.00 
Floor/wall use  Wall  Flooring Product Type  Underlayment 
Indoor/Outdoor  Indoor  Latex based  No 
Product Weight (lb.)  4 lb  Product type  Adhesive 
Returnable  90-Day  Solvent free  No 
Use with  Tile  Water based  No 
Warranty / Certifications
Lifetime Warranty  No  Manufacturer Warranty  1 Year Product 


Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 61 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by excellent product Being a total amateur I've redone the countertop in only two days. I am pretty handy and crafty but I've never done any tile job. this makes it so easy. I bought both roll and sheets. The sheets are easier to use but roll was better for bigger surfaces, also much cheaper by sq. foot. I don't think it would be possible to cut smaller pieces from the roll. Sheets are easy to cut with scissors or utility knife. At one point my scissors got sticky and wouldn't cut.. I sprayed them with Goof-off and they were good to go again. Now I want to tile everything. Make sure your tiles are clean and dry. Just read and follow instructions and you'll be fine. December 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wow, what a time saver. Ignore the bad reviews and READ THE INSTRUCTIONS and my hints. After reading the negative review on this product I took the plunge anyway based on my gut instinct. The material was difficult to cut with even with an industrial quality scissors (I recommend a 3-4' metal ruler on end and utility knife as it's very sticky.) Once cut, it was easy. I believe those that had problems may have not properly prepared the surface where the tile was placed. Kitchen walls are notorious for collecting grease. A thoroughly cleaned wall painted with eggshell finish paint allowed the product to adhere very well. One note, do not rip the masking off the other surface of the material until you are ready to actually place the tile. I believe the adhesive sets when exposed to air, so once again, those with issues probably ripped the masking off and allowed the adhesive to dry out prematurely. I did a small 2x2 foot area at a time. Results we're stunning, saved the 24-48 hour wait before grouting. Love the result. October 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best Product EVER! I was excited the second I saw this product and knew it was the one I needed to buy when we were ready to tile our kitchen backsplash. It was not only easy to install, it did not require me to be precise to complete the project. So, a first time application looked like I hired a professional. Genius! I was able to complete my entire kitchen project in a day. Because it is a uniform product, my tile is even and I never worried about raised sections of tile. I could use portions of the mat to stick to my tile first for tricky sections that needed custom cuts - it worked perfectly! For the price point, I did not need to buy trowels, buckets, or any other products to make a standard thin set application. Most importantly - I didn't need to clean a thing. The cost was worth the outcome! I have shared this product with several coworkers who are a little timid with Do-It-Yourself projects, and they are inspired! February 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Love this product I've used this item on a few jobs around the house- bathroom & kitchen backsplashes. So much easier than using quickset - especially with small mosaic tiles. It's a bit hard to cut in a straight line, the scissors can get stuck on the glue easily :) February 17, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Cannot recommend Installed flat pebbles on mesh backing as a kitchen backsplash. Simplemat began peeling away from the walls before grout was installed. The problem began behind the stove, then went from there to all areas of the kitchen. Awful! Now, I'm going to have to remove all those pebbles from the sticky mat and start all over - this time with good old fashioned mortar. All the instructions included with the product were followed. Very disappointing! I put a lot of hard work into this project - all for nothing. I am hoping Home Depot will return my money. March 24, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Quick and Easy I used Simple Mat to tile the backsplash in my kitchen. I spent a few hours with a scraper removing old thin set and then I was ready to roll out the simple mat. It probably took 2.5 hours from laying the mat to applying the grout working at a leisurely for one wall with cabinets. I worked in about 3' sections to make sure the mat was positioned correctly on the wall. I used a grout float to make sure the mat was secure to the wall. Be careful about overlaps because it is a little tricky to feel the film off when you're ready to tile if its underneath another layer. When you're ready to work a section you simply peel off the film and set the tiles. I used 1"x1" glass tiles with a mesh backer and the process was very smooth. Unlike thin set I found trying to re-position the tiles a little more demanding but once I got my system down the re-work was minimal. Because I used small glass tiles I was able to cut easy around outlets and using a glass snips to make filler pieces around the outlets as needed. I used the float to press each sheet of tile onto the mat to ensure maximum adhesion. I finished off the project with grout and had zero issues with the tiles staying in place. I think Simple Mat probably saved me a few hours on this project and I'm very happy with the result. The package only comes with the adhesive mat so you'll need the spacers, a float, sponge, grout, and a cutting tool. The instructions recommend scissors but I used a box cutter. January 19, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Seemed like a great idea, but did not quite come through The Simple Mat was certainly tempting. I did a kitchen backsplash (~25 square feet) and loved the idea of skipping the mortar and being able to grout on the same day. Just stick it on the wall, peel off the backing and stick your tiles. I bought the roll, which proved a bit difficult to cut to size. I found a razor knife worked much better than scissors, which kept sticking to the mesh. Would purchase the sheets if I used it again. The backing is very sticky and stuck well to the wall--no problems there. I used a 12 x 12 mesh square of 2 x 3 subway tiles. I was careful to make sure my tiles were clean and dry before placing them and I used a float to press them firmly against the Simple Mat. I removed the backing as I went to help avoid any dust getting on the Mat before the tiles were one. Anywhere I used a full mat of tiles they stayed up OK, for the most part (some sagging tiles here and there). But where I had to place individual tiles about 1 in 7-8 did not stay up, particularly the smaller pieces at the edges. Same problem with the decorative bead pieces. I ended up using construction adhesive to hold those to the mat. After grouting, everything seems to be OK, but I am concerned about the longevity. Had it not been midnight, I probably would have pulled it all down and redone the job with mortar instead. I would have much greater piece of mind about the backsplash staying up long term, and honestly, I don't think it would have added much time overall. August 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Simple, easy and not messy at all! The Simplemat roll "Simplified" our project. The ease of tiling was made that much more doable. We thought to ourselves, why did we wait so long? The no mess, easy stick on was a deal breaker- I can't wait for my next project! May 20, 2014
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