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Symmetrix™ SmartSeam FRP
Save time, reduce project costs, and deliver exceptional design and lasting value with Marlite® Symmetrix SmartSeam FRP (fiberglass reinforced plastic) tile panels.

Tile without the Toil: Look of Ceramic tile, the Benefits of FRP

Symmetrix SmartSeam FRP tile panels bring vibrancy to any space and are the ideal solution for covering old or damaged ceramic tile. Initially a smooth FRP panel, Symmetrix is physically grooved with state-of-the-art CNC equipment to emulate the look and depth of tile with grout. Whether you’re planning a new construction or a commercial retrofit, these faux tile panels are:

  • Ultra thin (3/32″) and easily install over nearly any surface in hours, not days.
  • Sealed with a durable, proprietary sani-coat for unmatched resistance to stains, mold, and mildew.
  • Simple to clean and maintain.
  • Crack and impact resistant.
  • Available in 4’x4’ or 4’x8’ tile boards and custom patterns.
Features
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Installs in hours, not days, over most any surface.

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Fiberglass core provides serious impact resistance.

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Doesn’t crack like ceramic tile grout and resists stains, mold and mildew.

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Sani-coat sealer makes the entire surface easy to clean.

Seams disappear

Forget traditional panel seam joints and division molding. Our patent-pending SmartSeam technology uses interlocking panels to create a seamless look that extends the full length of a wall.

What does SmartSeam technology mean for you? It means no more division molding or seam joints which creates a nice, clean, uninterrupted look!

 

Before and After

Save time and money by covering old, dated ceramic tile. Avoid demolition dust, debris, and spending unnecessary dollars. See the before and after spaces that were transformed in hours, not days.

Symmetrix SmartSeam FRP is one tough competitor.

Marlite’s proprietary Sani-Coat Sealer offers protection against staining that ceramic tile simply can’t compete with. Watch Symmetrix outperform ceramic tile in the “hot sauce” challenge.

Finish Options

Universal Tile Patterns

Symmetrix SmartSeam is available in five standard color combinations and 5 Universal Tile Patterns. Standard colors include: White panel with white grooves, white panel with black grooves, black panels with white grooves, white panels with grey grooves, and grey panels with white grooves. SmartSeam panels require no division molding. Click the pattern below to see our selection of tile sizes and colors.

Subway

Square

Rectangle

Linear

Beadboard

The Sky is the limit.

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Ready for something more? With Marlite’s BlueSky™ advance finishing system and its ability to print up to 600 dpi, even the smallest details burst into stunning clarity. Reproduce natural surfaces like wood, stone, and marble, or let your imagination run wild with abstract prints, graphics, detailed murals, and more. The sky is the limit! 

Select from these categories of BlueSky digitally printed Symmetrix SmartSeam panels.

Wood

Cement

Classic

Stone

Metal

Fabric

Marble

Innovative Tile Patterns

Take tile design to another level! These truly innovative patterns are difficult to achieve using real tile. But with SmartSeam technology, intricate design is as easy as installing a standard FRP panel.

Chevron

Cinnamon Roll

Diamond

Double Hexagon

Hexagon

Parquet

Plaid

Skinny Horizontal

Skinny Vertical

Square Parquet

Stained Glass

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Trim Options

The Finishing Touch for Symmetrix SmartSeam.

Anodized Trim
PVC Trim
Corner Guards & Base Moldings
Recommended Adhesives
Installation

Installing Symmetrix Tile Panels is Easy.

FRP panels are easily trimmed on a table saw.

Spread adhesive over the back of the panel.

Create swirl patterns on the fingerlock joints.

Installs over most surfaces

Align the fingerlock joints and press panel to the wall.

Enjoy a seamless appearance that looks like ceramic tile.

Symmetrix SmartSeam can be installed directly over existing tile. Refresh an old, dated space in no time!

Watch SmartSeam installed over prepared drywall.

For a complete guide to installing Symmetrix™  SmartSeam FRP panels, click here.
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Symmetrix™ SmartSeam Applications

Quick Specs

  • Substrate: Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP)
  • Panel dimensions:
    • SmartSeam Subway: 4′ x 4′, 5′ x 3′, and 4′ x 8′ Nominal Panel Sizes
    • SmartSeam Square: 4′ x 8′ Nominal Panel Size
    • SmartSeam Rectangle: 4′ x 8′ Nominal Panel Size
    • SmartSeam Linear: 4′ x 8′ Nominal Panel Size
    • SmartSeam Beadboard: 4′ x 4′ Nominal Panel Size
  • Fire Rating: Class III/C
  • Meets USDA/FSIS requirements.
  • Wipes clean easily with standard cleaning solutions.
  • Costs less installed than most ceramic tile.
Literature
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Symmetrix™ SmartSeam

Submittal Info
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CSI Document

Installation & Care
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SmartSeam Installation Instructions

Symmetrix™ Digital Wood

Symmetrix™ Digital Cement

Symmetrix™ Digital Classic

Symmetrix™ Digital Stone

Symmetrix™ Digital Metal

Symmetrix™ Digital Fabric

Symmetrix™ Digital Marble

Symmetrix Chevron 6" x 3"

Panel Specifications: 

  • Panel Size: 48″ x 48″ Nominal
  • Tile Configuration: 6″ x 3″
  • Pattern: Chevron
  • Scoring Width: 1/8″
  • Edge Profile: Half grooves on 4 sides
Chevron Customer Drawing

Symmetrix Cinnamon Roll 8" x 8"

Panel Specifications: 

  • Panel Size: 44″ x 44″ Nominal
  • Tile Configuration: 8″ x 8″
  • Pattern: Cinnamon Roll
  • Scoring Width: 1/8″
  • Edge Profile: Half grooves on 4 sides
Cinnamon Roll Customer Drawing

Symmetrix Diamond 3" x 3"

Panel Specifications: 

  • Panel Size: 44″ x 44″ Nominal
  • Tile Configuration: 3″ x 3″
  • Pattern: Diamond
  • Scoring Width: 1/8″
  • Edge Profile: Half grooves on 4 sides
Diamond Customer Drawing

Symmetrix Double Hexagon 8" x 8"

Panel Specifications: 

  • Panel Size: 48″ x 48″ Nominal
  • Tile Configuration: 8″ x 8″
  • Pattern: Double Hexagon
  • Scoring Width: 1/8″
  • Edge Profile: Half grooves on 4 sides
Hexagon Customer Drawing

Symmetrix Hexagon 6" x 6"

Panel Specifications: 

  • Panel Size: 46″ x 44″ Nominal
  • Tile Configuration: 6″ x 6″
  • Pattern: Hexagon
  • Scoring Width: 1/8″
  • Edge Profile: Half grooves on 4 sides
Honeycomb Customer Drawing

Symmetrix Parquet 3" x 6"

Panel Specifications: 

  • Panel Size: 48″ x 96″ Nominal
  • Tile Configuration: 3″ x 6″
  • Pattern: Parquet
  • Scoring Width: 1/8″
  • Edge Profile: Half grooves on 4 sides
Parquet Customer Drawing

Symmetrix Plaid 9" x 3"

Panel Specifications: 

  • Panel Size: 48″ x 96″ Nominal
  • Tile Configuration: 9″ x 3″
  • Pattern: Plaid
  • Scoring Width: 1/8″
  • Edge Profile: Half grooves on 4 sides
Symmetrix Plaid Customer Drawing

Symmetrix Skinny Horizontal 12" x 3"

Panel Specifications: 

  • Panel Size: 48″ x 96″ Nominal
  • Tile Configuration: 12″ x 3″
  • Pattern: Skinny Horizontal
  • Scoring Width: 1/8″
  • Edge Profile: Half grooves on 4 sides

Symmetrix Skinny Vertical 3" x 12"

Panel Specifications: 

  • Panel Size: 48″ x 96″ Nominal
  • Tile Configuration: 3″ x 12″
  • Pattern: Skinny Vertical
  • Scoring Width: 1/8″
  • Edge Profile: Half grooves on 4 sides
Skinny Vertical Customer Drawing

Symmetrix Square Parquet 12" x 12"

Panel Specifications: 

  • Panel Size: 48″ x 96″ Nominal
  • Tile Configuration: 12″ x 12″
  • Pattern: Square Parquet
  • Scoring Width: 1/8″
  • Edge Profile: Half grooves on 4 sides
Square Parquet Customer Drawing

Symmetrix Stained Glass 4" x 12"

Panel Specifications: 

  • Panel Size: 45″ x 38″ Nominal
  • Tile Configuration: 4″ x 12″
  • Pattern: Stained Glass
  • Scoring Width: 1/8″
  • Edge Profile: Half grooves on 4 sides
Stained Glass Customer Drawing

Anodized Aluminum Trim

Satin, Bright Satin or Black Satin Anodized aluminum trim molding for use with any FRP finish.

Inside Corner A551
Outside Corner A560
Edge A570

White PVC Trim

Length – 8′ and 10′ Material – Extruded PVC with integral color

Inside Corner M350​
Outside Corner M360
Edge M370​
135° Inside Corner V177
135° Outside Corner V179

Corner Guards & Base Moldings

Base moldings and corner guards for use with any FRP finish.

Corner M961
Outside Corner M660
Inside Corner M561​
End Caps
Butt Joint Connector
Corner Guard F560SS
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Base M612​

Symmetrix™ SmartSeam Adhesives

Recommended adhesives to use with Symmetrix SmartSeam.

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FRP Adhesive ADH C551
High quality, low order, water-based construction adhesive. For use with Symmetrix panels over porous subwalls such as unfinished drywall and plywood.

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Advance Polymer Panel Adhesive ADH TB
VOC Compliant, nonflammable, and environmentally safe. For use with Symmetrix panels over non-porous surfaces such as ceramic tile and moisture resistant drywall.

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VOC Compliant Adhesive ADH C109 A specially formulated solvent-based, professional strength adhesive. For use on tabs of finger joint Symmetrix FRP Subway tile panels.

Clear Silicone Cartridge Sealant MS-250
A flexible silicone sealant (for use in place of C-109 if preferred.) For use on tabs of finger joint Symmetrix FRP Subway tile panels and trims.

Harmonizing Aluminum Trim

Durable painted aluminum trim molding harmonizes with any FRP finish.

Inside Corner A551
Outside Corner A560​
Division A565
Edge A570

Designer Aluminum Trim

Available in Clear Satin Anodized or Harmonizing Color

Ribbed A566
Radius A567
Square Channel A568

Quick Specs

  1. Substrate: Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP)
  2. Fire Rating: Class III/C and I/A
  3. Panel dimensions: 4’x8’x3/32” & 4’x10’x3/32″ (nominal)
  4. Meets USDA/FSIS Requirements.
  5. Wipes clean with easily with standard cleaning solutions.
  6. Costs less than most tile, laminate, and natural materials.
Literature
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Artizan FRP

Submittal Info
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CSI Document

Installation & Care
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FRP Installation Instructions

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Cleaning Instructions for FRP 2020