Our Story

MAPEI Home provides resources and expert tips for you to take on home-improvement projects with confidence. Whether you’ve completed dozens of tiling projects or are a brand-new DIYer, MAPEI Home makes it easy to install MAPEI’s high-quality products.

Our beginnings

MAPEI (pronounced “mah-PAY”) stands for Materiali Ausiliari Per l’Edilizia e l’Industria (Auxiliary Materials for Building and Industry).

Founded as a family business that manufactured paint and masonry products, MAPEI opened its doors in 1937 in Milan, Italy, with a three-person workforce. Thanks to a forward-thinking founder, specialization soon became a hallmark of MAPEI.

A world leader

MAPEI’s first big innovation was developing flooring adhesives, primarily for linoleum. Products for tile, stone, wood and carpet soon followed. By identifying trends in the building industry, MAPEI continues to stay a step ahead, bringing innovative products to markets around the world.

The company expanded to the United States in 1983 and moved its MAPEI North America headquarters to Deerfield Beach, FL, in 2000. Since then, MAPEI has developed into a world leader in commercial, industrial and residential installation products – ranging from surface-preparation products and adhesives, to sealants and maintenance products.

The MAPEI community now includes MAPEI Home, a Website solely dedicated to do-it-yourselfers, home designers and residential professionals. Thanks to this Website’s tools, FAQs and step-by-step guides, DIY tiling projects have never been easier.

Our commitment to research

Equipped with the most cutting-edge equipment available, MAPEI laboratories work in close contact with each other, collaborating with prestigious universities in addition to scientific and industrial research institutes. To remain on the cutting edge of innovation, MAPEI reinvests 5% of its annual revenues into researching and developing new products and technologies.

Sustainability and protecting the environment

MAPEI products are specifically formulated to align with sustainable principles including eco-friendly ingredients, low volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and recycled raw materials to reduce energy consumption. A member of the U.S. Green Building Council since 2001, MAPEI has obtained certifications of quality, environmental and health/safety management systems from numerous internationally recognized and accredited bodies.