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  • Instant bond and lasting strength
  • No waiting between setting and grouting
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Product Overview

Cleanest Easiest Way to Install Tile

Quick and Easy

No mortar, no mixing, no mess.

Simple Mat Product

SimpleMat

Tile setting adhesive mat.

Complete your project in one day

Fast Installation

Allows you to start and compete a small tile project in the same day.

Peel off backing

Easy to Apply

SimpleMat uses an adhesive backing, just peel and stick to surface.

Product shot, raised adhesive

Raised Adhesive

SimpleMat's raised adhesive delivers an instant bond to tile.

Press tile to Simple Mat

Replaces Traditional Thinset

Quick, easy tile setting mat replaces the need for traditional thinset mortar.

Grout over tile

No Waiting

Simply peel, stick, set and grout.

backsplash

Small Project Ready

For backsplashes, countertops and shower walls

Supports multiple tile types

Small Tile Approved

For tile larger than 1 in. x 1 in. or open mesh backed mosaic tile

tile over most surfaces

Tile Over Surface

Tile directly over most surfaces

inside use

Indoors Only

Interior use only

Works with all grout

Works with Any Grout

Compatible with all grout types

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Step by Step

Easy instructional videos online

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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LocationCountertopBathroom,Countertop,Interior wall,Kitchen Backsplash,ShowerShower,Tub surroundCountertop,Floor,Interior wall
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Specifications

Dimensions

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

Details

Color Family
White
Commercial / Residential
Residential
Flooring Material Features
Double sided,No mixing required,Rapid setting
Flooring Product Type
Underlayment
Flooring Type
Ceramic,Porcelain,Stone,Tile
Location
Bathroom,Countertop,Interior wall,Kitchen Backsplash,Shower
Material
Other
Package coverage (sq. ft.)
10
Returnable
90-Day
Subflooring type
Subflooring and underlayment

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
1 Year Product

Questions & Answers

226Questions22Answers

Timing?

Asked by HelpPlease April 10, 2021
3
Answers

Yes. SimpleMat Tile Setting Mat can be placed and protected by the plastic film prior to use. For further assistance please contact us at 1 800 282 8786 option 2.

do you need to install hardy board behind shower walls with this product

Asked by saavery February 14, 2021
3
Answers

I would say yes. This product is not meant to make something waterproof.

How do you remove simple mat from drywall without cutting the drywall out.

Asked by Crazystang70 October 7, 2020
1
Answer

SimpleMat Tile Setting Mat is intended to permanently adhere to the substrate it is applied to. We would suggest trying to heat and peel the mat. For further assistance please contact us at 1 800 282 8786 option 2.

Can this be used on a fireplace?

Asked by LJC September 23, 2020
3
Answers

Yes-as long as the surface is clean and dry. I've used it on sealed plywood, drywall and over a previously tiled wall. It's super sticky and works well.

can it be used to tile showers?

Asked by joanie September 19, 2020
2
Answers

Shower walls NOT the shower floor

Can this be used in a popcorn ceiling using style foam ceiling material

Asked by Frances September 10, 2020
1
Answer

SimpleMat Tile Setting Mat is not suitable for use on your project. For further assistance please contact us at 1 800 282 8786 option 2.

Can simplemat be used to tile over back splash without removing tile

Asked by Viv August 27, 2020
2
Answers

Yes, but the surface must be completely flat.

Can this be installed directly over semi gloss paint on a semi textured wall?

Asked by Curious August 27, 2020
4
Answers

SimpleMat Tile Setting Mat is not suitable for use over textured surfaces. For further assistance please contact us at 1 800 282 8786 option 2.

What does "the skinny side of the tile" mean in the instructions????

Asked by ds August 6, 2020
1
Answer

SimpleMat Tile Setting Mat can be used with open-mesh, mosaic tile where the smallest size of the individual tile is a minimum of 5/8". For further assistance please contact us at 1 800 282 8786 option 2.

Can this product be used for marble mosaic tiles installed on floor and walls surrounding wood bu...

Asked by Lolo July 30, 2020
2
Answers

We would not recommend the use of SimpleMat Tile Setting Mat in this application. We would suggest the use of a polymer-modified mortar. For further assistance please contact us at 1 800 282 8786 option 2.

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Customer Reviews

  • 3.6
    out of 930 reviews
  • 61% recommend this product
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I was very skeptical of the ease of use and claim of being done in only hours not days. I was co...
I was very skeptical of the ease of use and claim of being done in only hours not days. I was completely impressed with how easy this was to apply to the wall and then to apply the tiles to. I was able to adjust the tiles if needed up to 24 hours later. The only mess I made was applying the grout, but that wasn’t bad at all. I have and will continue to recommend SimpleMat to anyone who asks me about DYI tile projects.
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1 person found this helpful
super easy and very pleasntly surprised with quality
In taking on my first tiling project indecided to give this a try based on the reviews. It was very sticky yet pretty easy to work with. I used an additional person to help me with cutting and applying it straight bit it could be done withbone person, but wiuld for sure require some additional patience. This stuck to the wall well and also help tile in place securely also. Used this for a backsplash in my kitchen. Highly recommend, especially for tile beginners
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Good for beginners
If you are a tiling beginner, and the surface you want to tile is level with only minor imperfections, this product may be a good choice for you: No mastic to clean off your tiles and plenty of time to cut your tiles. Putting a subway tile backsplash on our drywall was no problem, despite some minor surface imperfections. Putting one on a stucco wall with a more “interesting” surface, however, was not as easy. Four tiles would not stick and had to be glued individually to the mat. We used Liquid Nails for that, because it was the best thing we had available. When we changed our mind about tiling all the way around the window and removed the excess Easymat, it pulled the latex paint right off the wall, so that bond is definitely strong enough! We found that wiping our scissors with Goo Gone before cutting made cutting the mat easier by preventing the scissors from getting gummed up.
by TNDIY
4 people found this helpful
Inappropriate For Virtually All Applications
This review is being written by a contractor. Simple Mat is only appropriate for applications involving perfectly level substrate surfaces and/or small tiles such as mosaics. I’ll explain why. Laying tile must necessarily involve dealing with imperfect framing and drywall, Durock, or other substrates. You almost never get to lay tile on a perfectly level surface. Most of the time you’re going to have a “rolling” substrate, with multiple high and low points. When you lay tile using mortar, the usual method of dealing with these imperfections is to add mortar to the low areas to “float” the tile out. This keeps the tile from adopting the same rolling appearance, jutting in and out. Simple Mat doesn’t allow for floating to correct substrate problems because it is quite thin. I have tried cutting multiple pieces and piling them up in low areas, but I was unable to achieve satisfactory results in a reasonable amount of time. Mortar does a better job much faster. I am also concerned about the adhesive being used. Twenty four hours after laying tile on Simple Mat, I removed the spacers. Immediately, several tiles started sagging. So to conclude, this product might be suitable for an RV backsplash or super small tiles, but it is needlessly expensive, time consuming, and unreliable. A better alternative for a novice would be pre-mixed mortar.
by Contractor18176355
10 people found this helpful
The product seems to be reliable. I’ve done 2 backsplash s and next I will try my floor.
The product seems to be reliable. I’ve done 2 backsplash s and next I will try my floor.
by SavannahNico
This product is not dependable and can fail completely.
I have used the simple mat product in the past and had it work well on a small section of wall, however when I recently used it to install tile around a bathtub/shower, it failed completely, peeling off the wall and dropping most of the tiles, damaging them. This despite pressing the simple mat into place firmly and repeatedly. I will never consider using this product again. Using standard thinset mortar is considerably cheaper, and not difficult (just watch a how-to video or two). Please do not waste your money on this poor quality, unreliable product.
by Kyle
8 people found this helpful
Amazing Product!
Any time I tile I will be using this product! So easy to use and NO MESS! Held the tiles well and looks amazing. I decide to skim coat the walls and then primer them prior to install and it seemed to stick really well. So happy with how it turned out!
by Ryan
Saves Time!
This stuff is awesome! Follow the instructions, make sure the wall/walls are clean and free of debris. This stuff saves a ton of time without having to use any thinset, you can basically start tiling in a day. Make sure that everything (once set on wall) is pressed firmly, once that’s done grout it. Note: I only use this product for backsplashes, not showers/tub areas.
by Chris
2 people found this helpful
We used this product Along with the night sky mosaic glass times from Home Depot. Within 24 hour...
We used this product Along with the night sky mosaic glass times from Home Depot. Within 24 hours of the tile install, the mat started peeling from the wall and 90% of the tile fell. This was promoted by the Home Depot associate for use with the tile we chose. Don’t waste your money!
by Mom24
5 people found this helpful
Some tiles just wouldn't stick
Used this product yesterday for a kitchen backsplash. Using simple 6x2 subway tiles. Wall was patched and sanded smooth (no texture left). The simple mat is very sticky on your hands as you cut it. Sticks to the wall fairly well. Things started out great, but we hit some problems around outlets and with small pieces of tile. The small pieces would not hold. Nothing we tried helped. We finally had to use liquid nails to make them stick. Some other tiles also would not stick. I took a small test piece and while the mat stuck to my hand it would not stick to the tile at all. The tile had been cut but was dry at the time of testing. Liquid nails to the rescue again. At one point I was so frustrated that I almost ripped all the tiles off the wall and went to get some Ceramic Tile Adhesive. Yes, this saves time because you don't have to wait for the tile adhesive to dry before applying grout, but I am worried that the tiles will still fall off the wall at some point. I won't be using this product again..
by Jeff
5 people found this helpful
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