Indoor backsplashes, countertops and tub/shower walls. MusselBound should not be applied in an outdoor application. MusselBound is not recommended for floors, ceilings, fireplaces, steam rooms, shower doors and submerged projects. While MusselBound is moisture impermeable, it is not intended to replace waterproofing tiling products.
MusselBound can be applied to most clean, flat, painted/unpainted, well-bonded surfaces, such as drywall, cement-board, plywood, laminate, waterproofing tiling products and existing tile.
Patch or level if needed. Be certain the surface to be tiled is smooth, clean and flat. If surface is not at, apply surface-appropriate leveling patch to wall before beginning your tiling project.
Tiles must be at backed and made of glass, stone, porcelain, ceramic or metal. Mesh-backed mosaic tiles are also appropriate. Individual tiles must not exceed 7 lbs (3.2kg) or exceed 1⁄2” (12.7mm) in thickness or be larger than 12” x 12” (20x20cm). There are no minimum tile size restrictions. Grout spaces must be a minimum of 1/8” (3.18mm). Ensure that the tile selected for countertops is suitable for water and wear ratings.
In addition to tile and grout, you will need a clean, flat work surface on which to cut MusselBound with a utility knife (unless Trim-In-Place method is used as described in General Preparation instructions on page 2). Required tools include a utility knife, flat-tipped screw driver or putty knife, measuring tape/straight edge, felt tipped pen, grout float, sponge and bucket. Optional tools may include a level, tile spacers and a tile saw or tile cutter.
One roll of MusselBound Tile Adhesive Mat covers 15 square feet (1.39m2).
Some projects may also require tile wet saw/cutter and level
Countertop projects involving tiling around sinks, cooktops or other obstructions will require knowledge of how to remove and replace these items. Tub/shower wall projects require knowledge of how to apply appropriate waterproofing material and remove/replace plumbing fixtures. Tiling projects with many corners, angles and obstructions and/or elaborate tile design patterns may be complicated. Consulting a professional is recommended before starting these types of projects.
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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