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Unread 02-21-2007, 11:20 PM   #1
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Has anyone tried Easymat

Has anyone tried the self stick version of Easymat over plywood when installing tile and how did it turn out? I am going to be putting down 800 sq ft of porcellain tile using Flexbond and this Easymat product looks like it might be easier to install than a cement backerboard.
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Unread 02-22-2007, 08:58 PM   #2
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Just used the thinset version. Pretty good stuff. I have an aversion to peel and stick, to big a pain in the neck for me.
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Unread 02-22-2007, 11:01 PM   #3
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Peel and stick works fine you just have to make sure you prime well and don't let the floor get dirty prior to setting mat. Don't try and do large sections of mat at a time. No more than say 10 ft. It makes it much better to get the backing off.
Do a search (see above) here with "Easymat" it has been talked about quite a bid here.
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Unread 02-23-2007, 11:26 PM   #4
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I have been using since last summer. I will never apply a CBU again! I have used it on plywood floors and just recently on a counter top. It is a huge time saver!! It will save you a day of labor in installing CBU or pouring.

I did run into a small problem, in that I had a splice in my roll. Luckily I was doing a small bathroom and had enough of the roll left to cover it. Sounds like this might be a small issue with the product. I returned the piece to my supplier and it was not the first they had seen. Still waiting for comensation from the rep, but haven't heard anything in over a month.

I have read posts here, that when you get to the end of the roll that the easymat can be a real pain because it has a memory and wants to remain rolled up. My experience has not been that bad. It is a pain a the end of the roll but it is worth the time saved!

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