MusselBound is best installed vertically (top down like wallpaper). GENTLY place leading edge of adhesive side of MusselBound at top of wall (or back of countertop) square and plumb onto surface to be tiled. Lightly lift MusselBound to reposition if needed. When top position is square and plumb, lightly smooth and press the sheet downward. Trim-In-Place if using this as preferred method.
Position vertical edge of MusselBound against the previously installed sheet to create a tight seam, but DO NOT OVERLAP. When satisfied with position, lightly smooth and press the sheet in place. Trim-In-Place if using this as preferred method.
Carefully use utility knife to trim as needed.
LEAVE RELEASE LINER IN PLACE.
Only when satisfied with MusselBound’s placement, press adhesive firmly in place with grout float against
release liner. A 5-second firm press to the entire sheet will also
flatten bubbles and creases. To protect adhesive from dust or dirt, do
not remove release liner until ready to set tiles.
When ready to begin setting tiles, peel off the release liner. It
may be removed one section at a time as you work or all at once, so
long as dust and dirt are not allowed onto the exposed adhesive.
MusselBound Seam Tape will seal MusselBound Adhesive Tile Mat seams to provide waterproof protection for shower walls, countertops and backsplashes.
Apply MusselBound Seam Tape to MusselBound Adhesive Tile Mat seams ONLY when you are ready to tile. When ready, remove Adhesive Tile Mat release liner.
Center the Seam Tape over the Mat seam and gently apply to seal the Mat seams. For corners, pre-fold the Seam Tape lengthwise into a 90 degree shape.
When you are satisfied with the positioning of the Seam Tape, fully press in place. Remove the white printed release liner from the Seam Tape to expose the adhesive and set tile per MusselBound Adhesive Tile Mat instructions.
*MusselBound Adhesive Tile Mat and MusselBound Waterproofing System Seam Tape are not for use in submerged applications, such as hot tubs, pools and shower floors.
Should you determine the backsplash counter, etc. is not level and/or if you want level guidelines for installing tiles, draw a level line by GENTLY placing a level against the MusselBound adhesive. Find the lowest side of the area to be tiled and adjust the level until bubble is centered. Use felt tip pen to mark level line directly on MusselBound adhesive.
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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