Custom Building Products SimpleMat 10 sq. ft. Tile Setting Mat-SM10R1 at The Home Depot
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Model # SM10R1

Internet # 202828989

Store SKU # 724284

SimpleMat 10 sq. ft. Tile Setting Mat

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

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$2.10 / sq. ft.
$20.97/  each  (covers 10.0 sq. ft.)
  • The quickest, easiest, cleanest way to install tile.
  • Requires no mortar or mixing for a minimal mess.
  • SimpleMat bonds instantly so you can start grouting immediately.
Item cannot be shipped to the following state(s): AK,GU,HI,PR,VI


Model # SM10R1

Internet # 202828989

Store SKU # 724284

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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Adhesive Type  Tile & Stone  Assembled Depth (in.)  1 in 
Assembled Height (in.)  10 in  Assembled Width (in.)  18.5 in 
Color Family  Whites  Commercial / Residential  Commercial / Residential 
Container size (qt.)  0.00  Dry time (hours)  0.00 
Floor/wall use  Wall  Flooring Product Type  Adhesive 
Indoor/Outdoor  Indoor  Latex based  No 
Lifetime Warranty  No  Manufacturer Warranty  1 year product 
Maximum coverage area (sq. ft.)  10  Product Weight (lb.)  1.5 lb 
Product type  Adhesive  Returnable  90-Day 
Solvent free  No  Use with  Tile 
Water based  No 


Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 175 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Do not use this product! DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT! We decided to try this product at our own house before we started using it for our Home Improvement business. Thank goodness we did! The product went on super easy and we had our kitchen backsplash done within a few hours. The next day we used our oven (backsplash is on side and behind oven) and everything was still great. By the next morning, ALL of the backsplash literally fell off the walls. After reading the reviews below, I have now realized that this product does not hold up with any kind of heat. The oven was literally on for 30 minutes. Trust me, do not use this product or be ready to wake up with it on the floor. September 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Negative reviews but positive results After reading the negative reviews on this product I was hesitant to embark on my back-splash project using SimpleMat. I can honestly say if it was any easier it would hang itself on the wall. I cut it using a utility knife, I pressed it to the wall using a paint roller, and I mounted 3" by 6" subway tiles onto it. I put the grout on 2 days later. It was easy to cut, there was little or no waste and I did not encounter any issues of tiles falling off or problems placing the tiles onto the SimpleMat. All you need is common sense and a reasonable amount of DIY ability. I had never done any tile work in my life, but the idea of avoiding the mess of a tile base held great appeal to me and the only thing I had to clean up was the paper backing from the SimpleMat. I consider it to be expensive but worth it. I only had to do 10 sf so it was not a big deal. August 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy for a First Timer to tile a Backsplash This made it so easy to tile my backsplash over paint. The night before, I sanded with a coarse sanding block, wiped it down with a damp cloth, then cut and laid the Simple Mat. it was easy to cut with good scissors. In the morning I laid the tile (3x6 subway tile) then grouted and caulked. Every tile stuck without a problem, but when I made mistakes I could pry them off to move them. The whole project was done in a day without waiting for the thin-set to cure. (Note on the photo: the white on the countertop dried clear. While installing I realized there wasn't any sealant so I was getting grout in the cracks between the countertop and back piece). July 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Doesn't get any easier than this! Firstly, let me put out there that I am a busy mom, I do not have enough hours in the day to work outside and still take care of the home, but I digress.I had a small project for my half bath to install glass tile around the sink. I was shopping around for mortar for my project and stumbled across this product. I figured well, considering I have no experience installing tile other than vinyl floor tiles, I could give it a try. The hardest part about installing my backsplash was cutting a few tiles. This product made my project a breeze and I am very happy with the results. Unless I told them, no one would be able to know that I cheated. My next project on my to-do list is kitchen backsplash and I will for sure be using this again. January 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Perfect product for small tile installation I have used this product before to edge a builder's grade bathroom mirror with glass tile. It turned out great. This project was installation of white penny tile to act as a backdrop for plain shelves in the hallway outside of the master bedroom. The product cuts easily with a utility knife or scissors. Just pull off the back protective film and press it against the wall. It works great for small tiles and holds well. Check out the picture I have attached. September 2, 2014
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