MusselBound is a white, double-sided adhesive mat that replaces messy and difficult to use mortar with Peel & Stick Simplicity. Beautifying tile backsplashes, countertops and tub/shower walls with new tile is Quick, Easy and Clean with MusselBound.
Yes! MusselBound is very strong! When MusselBound's adhesive
combines with grout it creates a lasting bond.
MusselBound is versatile! It can be used with flat-backed glass, stone, porcelain, ceramic, or metal tiles, as well as, mesh-backed mosaics. Tiles must not be heavier than 7 lbs (3.2 kg) per sq ft (929 sq cm) or exceed (12.7 mm) in thickness or be larger than 144 sq in (ex: 12" x 12" or 6" x 24") (929 sq cm, ex: 30.5 x 30.5 cm). There are no minimum tile size restrictions with MusselBound. Grout spaces must be a minimum of 1/8" (3.18 mm) for individual tiles or the spacing as provided in a mosaic sheet and should be grouted within 24 hours of setting the tile.
It's EASY! MusselBound is a 1/32" (0.8 mm) thick adhesive mat that can be layered to offset tiles of different thicknesses e.g., stone and ceramic, to create a uniform thickness.
MusselBound can be applied to most clean, flat, painted/unpainted,
well-bonded surfaces, such as drywall (including plaster and lightly
textured), cement-board, stainless steel, glass, fiberglass,
well-bonded wallpaper, paneling, plywood, laminate and even existing
tile. This application shortcut prevents costly and time consuming
MusselBound should not be applied in an outdoor application. MusselBound is not recommended for floors, ceilings, fireplaces, steam rooms, shower floors and submerged projects. While MusselBound is moisture impermeable, it is not intended to replace waterproofing products for tile unless used with MusselBound WATERPROOFING SYSTEM SEAM TAPE.
In addition to tile and grout, you only need a clean, flat workspace to utility knife cut MusselBound. The required tools include a utility knife, measuring tape/straight edge, grout float, sponge and bucket. Optional tools can include tile spacers and a tile saw or tile cutter and level.
MusselBound is designed to be gently positioned on the wall and if
needed, removed and repositioned. Pressing firmly on the adhesive mat
activates its strong bond. Similarly, gently applied tiles may be
repositioned prior to activating the adhesive with firm pressure.
MusselBound allows the flexibility to install tiles immediately or at your own pace. Simply leave the release liner on until ready to install tiles.
Its Easy! In addition to the information on this website, installation instructions and photos are contained on the inside of each roll label.
The Mat is much easier to handle when you let gravity work for you.
This is the easiest and fastest way to install Mat.
Tiles cut on a wet saw often absorb moisture into their core. The use of a hair dryer to the back of the tile or low temp oven helps evaporate the moisture and optimize the initial bond.
Mat rolls may be cut to size using a chop saw.
Any questions not answered in the FAQs, Videos or Installation Instructions?
Coverage per Mat roll: 15 SQ. FT. (1.39m²) (12 inches x 15 feet)
Coverage per Seam Tape roll: 30 SQ. FT. of Adhesive Tile Mat (2 Mat packages)
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