Are you a subscriber but don’t have an online account?

Register for full online access.

 
 
 
 
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: EasyMat

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    26

    Default EasyMat

    Just saw an ad in " remodeling" mag. Underlayment for tile. Easymat made by cutombuildingproducts dot com. Any guinea pigs out there? "Some say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one"

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    24

    Default Re: EasyMat

    Love it! The new prime, peel and stick is awesome.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Kiawah Island, S. Carolina
    Posts
    1,202

    Default Re: EasyMat

    john k, what kind of sound do leather-heeled shoes make after tiles are installed over this stuff?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    24

    Default Re: EasyMat

    Michael,

    I'm not really sure as I've walked on it with reg tennis shoes. The product does have some sound reduction.

    Here are my thoughts and correct me if I'm wrong. Why load the floor system with heavy backerboard and have it mechanically fastened to the subfloor when you can use this product, cut inside, no dust, hardly any weight, no taping joints, no scratched cabinets or walls and some laterial movement suppression( with perimeter expansion).

    Now all this is well and good if the floor system meets l/360 or l/720.

    John K

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Bergen County, NJ
    Posts
    4,410

    Default Re: EasyMat

    Looks interesting based on the PDF I was able to find on it.

    Mr. Byrne, isn't this kind of like setting tile right onto plywood and setting an isolation membrane first? I would think it would sound weird under foot. However, if this EasyMat has the ability to absorb the movement of the underlayment, it would work OK right?

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Kiawah Island, S. Carolina
    Posts
    1,202

    Default Re: EasyMat

    I have no experience installing this material but I do have concerns re sound: not the transmission of sound through this product, but the hollow sound one encounters when walking over the floor.

    Please call me Michael. I am turning 60 in a few months and remarks like "Mr." are starting to hurt.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Southwick, Massachusetts
    Posts
    1

    Default Re: EasyMat

    Hello Michael...(as you can see I spared you from the "Mr."..lol) First off I'd like to thankyou for all the help you have provided throughout the years with your book "Setting Tile". It's now required reading for any and all newcomers that I employ and still acts as my flooring prerequisite in flooring designs. O.K...enough with the accolades, question;...this is in regards to the Easymat underlayment system. Do you have any idea as to how this may act as a "heat insulative" barrier on a concrete substrate? I've tried numerous times to contact Custom Building Products regarding this issue but as of yet have I been able to reach anyone. I have a client who is looking to have a heating system installed over 700 SF in her basement. The substrate is concrete and the operative schematics that she has in mind will require anywhere from 6 to 9 thermostats which will keep everything within the 120v range. She is looking for some type of insulative underlayment to act as a barrier to keep the heat from being "wasted" in the concrete substrate. I normally have followed the manufacturers instructions in the past and have used simply a modified thinset without any problems. On a few occassions I have used the Ditra underlayment system which proved fine but as for a "heat insulative barrier"..I guess I'm at a loss for words. Other then dropping in some 1/4" Hardi-Backer or the Ditra, I really don't know what can be used to satisfy her concerns. Any thoughts on how the Easymat may help in this matter? Again, thanks for everything and your time. Sincerely,
    Michael Stoddard
    S & S Tile Services
    Southwick, Massachusetts

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    9,252

    Default Re: EasyMat

    Quote Originally Posted by mbyrne View Post
    I have no experience installing this material but I do have concerns re sound: not the transmission of sound through this product, but the hollow sound one encounters when walking over the floor.
    Michael... I think you are alluding to a similar sound when walking on laminate flooring. I hate that hollow noise when walking on it - can't imagine it with tile too. Nothing like real wood or tile.. Would be interesting to know...

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, Washington
    Posts
    13,029

    Default Re: EasyMat

    Over at John Bridge a number of the pros are big fans of various roll-it-out-and-set-yer-tile underlayments. One or two that come to mind are by Protecto-Wrap. They had a booth at the show but I didn't check out those particular products.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    NoVA
    Posts
    1,276

    Default Re: EasyMat

    Does anyone know if Custom's Easy mat is similar to Laticrete's Iso mat?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts