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Model # SM10R1

Store SKU #724284

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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
$ 25 87
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Product Overview

  • Quickest, easiest, cleanest way to install tile
  • Instand bond and lasting strength
  • No waiting between setting and grouting
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

Product Overview

  • Quickest, easiest, cleanest way to install tile
  • Instand bond and lasting strength
  • No waiting between setting and grouting
Model #: SM10R1
Sku #: 724284
Internet #: 202828989

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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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Width (in.)
18.5
Product thickness (mil)
5
Recommended overlap (in.)
0
Roll length (ft.)
1.5
Roll width (in.)
.75

Details

Color Family
White
Commercial / Residential
Commercial / Residential
Flooring Material Features
No mixing required
Flooring Product Type
Underlayment
Flooring Use Type
Tile
Material
Other
Package coverage (sq. ft.)
10
Returnable
90-Day
Subflooring type
Any
Total Square Footage Covered
10
Use Location
Countertop,Floor,Interior wall

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
1 year product

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Width (in.)
18.5
Product thickness (mil)
5
Recommended overlap (in.)
0
Roll length (ft.)
1.5
Roll width (in.)
.75

Details

Color Family
White
Commercial / Residential
Commercial / Residential
Flooring Material Features
No mixing required
Flooring Product Type
Underlayment
Flooring Use Type
Tile
Material
Other
Package coverage (sq. ft.)
10
Returnable
90-Day
Subflooring type
Any
Total Square Footage Covered
10
Use Location
Countertop,Floor,Interior wall

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
1 year product

Questions & Answers

We are considering using the Simple Mat underneath tiles for a backsplash. The tiles will not ge...

We are considering using the Simple Mat underneath tiles for a backsplash. The tiles will not get wet. BUT, we have a toaster oven we usually keep on the counter and is usually sitting a few inches from the painted drywall. Is this going to be an issue? We will grout & seal tile.
Asked by: Atown
I used it with glass tiles for my back splash 2 years ago, around a stove and toaster. There have been no issues. The product has worked fine with no indication of failure. I did apply grout right after applying the mat to the walls.
Answered by: Raphix43
Date published: 2019-05-03

Why must my tiles be grouted in 24 hours using simplemat?

Started tiling first section but wont be able to finish cutting tiles for a couple of days. Have at least 10 that are un-cut in the first section.
Asked by: Subway tiler
be careful if you use sealer with simple mat. i used sealer on my stone mosaic tiles and it began to fall off before i then had a chance to grout.
Answered by: jonesy23
Date published: 2019-03-16

can simple mat be used in kitchen wall behind gas stove

Asked by: hombre
Yes! I used it to add a square ceramic backsplash over my stove and it worked wonderfully. Holding up very well.
Answered by: bb77
Date published: 2018-10-13

Will I be able to see the Simple Mat adhesive through glass tile? And if so, how can I prevent this?

Asked by: Vera
Glass tile must be back painted if not back painted you will see glue pattern not good
Answered by: Vt
Date published: 2018-06-09
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Customer Reviews

SimpleMat 10 sq. ft. Tile Setting Mat is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 455.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Product did what it said! After reading other reviews I was skeptical about this product but I have never put up tile and this looked easier and faster! Also my wife likes to have things done sooner than later. I took my time with the first set-up of about 4 feet long and made sure it was secure against the wall. I used mosaic glass tiles on a sheet and saw another review saying they fell off. There was NO PROBLEM! Stuck on first application and I did not press hard so I could adjust if needed and that worked! It installed fast and put grout on immediately after. Again no problem! The only thing is be sure you are correct on your measurements because once secure on the wall it is staying and once the glass tile is pressed it does hold very well. After a couple of days of the grout drying I pulled on the tiles to see how well they were secure and they were not budging. The product did what it said! I also recommend watching some videos they have on it. That helped out a little on understanding the product.
Date published: 2012-04-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Had a small project placing tiles on a flat backing board. The sheets were easy to shape and cut.... Had a small project placing tiles on a flat backing board. The sheets were easy to shape and cut. Was not to difficult to install the sheet to my flat working surface, could be a little more complicated if you have obstacles to go around. In that case I would break up the sheets to make those areas easier to install. As for the tile placement, I noticed as I worked that when things where a little colder I had better options to lift and replace the tiles as I was working. Later in the day when the temperature changed warmer the tiles stuck to the bolding points much harder and maneuvering the tiles became more of a challenge. Guest that is to be expected. On another note though I know these tiles are secure in place after the experience. So if you need the ability to move the tiles around to get them in place correctly, using the standard method would be a better option for you, but if this method works for your project, it was great to be able to grout right after the installation and my project was done in one day.
Date published: 2019-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very easy to use I was a little nervous to use this product after reading the previous reviews and learning about tiles falling. However, I never tiled before and was dealing with a tight space between the wall and a faucet so I gave this product a try. I followed the directions that came in the box, including washing all the tiles and letting them completely dry before placing them onto Simplemat. When I came back the next day none of the tiles had moved off the wall from the day before, so I then grouted. The kitchen came out great! Simplemat saved a lot of time and clean up by not having to use a thinset. The only difficulties I had was using the 30 sq. ft. roll as compared to the 10 sq ft. sheets because the roll doesn't have paper on both sides of the Simplemat, which makes cutting a little difficult. Also a word of advice, cover the Simplemat with the paper if you aren't able to tile right away because you will lose the stickiness of the product when it is left in the open air.
Date published: 2015-12-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tiling made easy with SimpleMat I have been using traditional methods to set wall tile and thought I would give SimpleMat a try on a backsplash project. I install a lot of self-adhesive vinyl tile so I felt right at home with this product. I recommend priming the wall first before installing SimpleMat to insure optimum adhesion. I also recommend peeling off just one side of the backing paper to make handling and aligning it a lot easier. If you are working with heavy ceramic tile, there is a good chance that they might slide down from their weight. In this instance, make sure that your bottom row of tile are securely in place and use the “hard” plastic spacers to help support the remaining rows of tile. As with self-stick vinyl tile, you have to be very careful when placing tile on SimpleMat as you can’t reposition the tile once set in place as with mortar. All in all, I was very happy with my first experience with SimpleMat. I will certainly be using this product whenever I can on tiling projects.
Date published: 2012-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-08-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Super easy, super sticky. This made a first time backsplash install go super well! The first steps were easy, but like other reviewers mentioned, it took some serious elbow grease to take a tile off if it wasn’t placed correctly. I had to put preliminary tiles on with a feather’s touch, or else it was very difficult to pry off wall to re-place. The first set of mosaic tiles was the most difficult to place, and I actually had an easier time placing individual tiles on this mat than the mosaics. However, the installation was a snap, and since we had a time crunch, not having to wait 24 hours to grout was a lifesaver. I’d definitely recommend, but be very careful about placing, you don’t have the same adjustability as you do with mastic.
Date published: 2019-05-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Time Will Tell I was very skeptical about this product. I have many rental units and have been remodeling units for years. My experience has always been that if it's too good to be true then it probably is. After getting recommendations from a couple of sources I decided to try the product anyway. I used it to install glass tiles as a backsplash in a kitchen. It was pretty easy to install, but the stuff is darn sticky. Once the tiles go on, it's hard to move them. Even harder to get straight grout lines when the tiles didn't go on straight. I grouted right after installing. So far, the tiles are still on the wall. I think time will tell how well this stuff works. So far they've been on the wall two weeks, but my tenant doesn't move in until next week and that's when the abuse begins. I really hope it works or I'll be redoing the job and what a mess that will be.
Date published: 2012-02-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Simplemat worked for my kitchen backsplash. I stumbled upon simplemat while surfing The Home Depot website. At first I thought, this sounds too good to be true (as in too easy). I showed my husband the product and he decided to give it a try for our kitchen backsplash. We used porcelain tiles (I believe they are 4” by 8”). Simplemat is easy to use when it comes to sticking the product to the wall and making cut outs for outlets. I noticed another customer’s review stated, “it does not allow you to adjust tile” – this is somewhat true. Once we pressed on the tile, it was difficult to move it slightly but everything turned out fine. We did have a couple of issues with the tiles sticking to the wall but I wouldn’t totally blame Simplemat (it could have been my walls not being perfectly straight). I do recommend having some type of adhesive available for any tiles giving you trouble. We had a couple fall down but then we used adhesive and there weren’t any more issues. We let the tile sit for about 4-5 days before grouting. Two months later, it holds up just fine. Overall, the product worked and I would recommend it.
Date published: 2012-09-13
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