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Five Reasons Why You Should Choose Tadelakt Over Traditional Tile

Looking for a great way to make your new bathroom really stand out? Want something that no one else you know has? If so, you’re going about the designing process the way you should be. You’re making it fun. You’re wanting something unique that you can get excited about. And guess what? You’re in luck, because in this post we’re going to introduce you to something that can help you, and we’re going to give you five reasons why you should choose Tadelakt UK over traditional UK tiling.

Tadelakt UKTadelakt is a waterproof plaster surface that can be used on almost any internal or external wall. It’s deeply rooted in traditional Moroccan architectural history. What’s really neat about it is that, until recently, it’s application procedure was never documented− only passed down from artisan to artisan by practice and word of mouth. For this reason, each and every time Tadelakt is applied to an area, it’s done with the mindset similar to that of an artist who’s painting a masterpiece. That in and of itself is a reason enough to choose Tadelakt over traditional tile that’s just randomly slapped all over your brand new bathroom. Still, we promised to give you five reasons and will do just that:

It’s Stylish

The proof is in the pictures. Tadelakt is a really stylish way to set your bathroom off. It presents as luxuriously stunning, even mysterious. Even the most stylish tile out there can’t match Tadelakt.

It’s Durable

Because Tadelakt is made up of lime and marble components that actually get stronger with time, it’s extremely durable. Proper maintenance is easy− a special soap mixture is applied to the surface and then rinsed. The lifetime is never set in stone, but it’s safe to say that it will outlive you.

Tadelakt UKIt’s Affordable

Tadelakt prices are more affordable than people think, especially when you think long term. We normally do a price by metre rate, so it’s hard to say exactly how much it will cost. If you contact us, we’ll gladly sit down with you to discuss the size and specifics of your bathroom, and give you a proper estimate.

It’s Environmentally Friendly

Tadelakt has a smooth finish that when properly taken care of− the soap and rinse procedure mentioned above− will collect no mold. In addition, it’s an entirely natural product that’s free of any and all synthetic chemicals.

It’s Rare

As previously mentioned, it’s likely that you’ll be one of the first people you know to have this type of unique plaster in your bathroom. Choosing it over traditional tile is a great way to turn heads and stand out from the crowd.

So there you have it− five reasons why you should choose Tadelakt UK over traditional UK tile. At this point, you’re ready to take the next step. Feel free to browse through the pictures on our website. We’re confident you’ll find something that catches your eye.

For further enquiries or for help and advice on how to transform your bathroom, wet room or personal space using Tadelakt, please contact us today, or visit us online for more information on our Tadelakt UK Services.

Tadelakt London

Tadelakt London

Tadelakt – Not Just For Bathrooms

The centuries old method of using Tadelakt natural plaster to cover walls originated in the Marrakech region of Morocco.

Tadelakt means to ‘massage’ or ‘rub in’ and is made using a combination of limestone or marble sand and natural soap made from olive oil to create a waterproof surface.

Tadelakt was the traditional coating used on palaces and hammans, the traditional Moroccan stately homes of wealth citizens. It can also be found on ancient fountains and carvings in the Marrakech region. This incredible plaster has been adopted by today’s modern designers to add refinement, style and a touch of ethnic luxury to homes.

Tadelakt LondonThe beauty of Tadelakt, combined with its functionality makes it a popular decorative choice for many modern bathrooms. However, This wonderfully versatile, natural and beautiful product can be used in a number of ways throughout your home.

Kitchens

Not only is Tadelakt water resistant but it can also withstand high temperatures. It’s an ideal covering for kitchen splashbacks and wall areas. The range of colours beautifully complement any setting, in both contemporary and traditional looking kitchens.

Colour choices include:

  • Black gloss
  • Creamy cappuccino brown
  • Warm creams
  • Greys with hints of green and blue
  • Oxblood red, a traditional Marrakech colour
  • White with a hint of blue
  • Acqua marine and mellow greens
  • Vibrant yellows and dusky pinks

The polished finish glimmers and twinkles; its light reflecting properties help to add a feeling of space and light to your kitchen and dining areas. Tadelakt is a stunning alternative to traditional tiles. There’s no need for grouting so the overall look created is seamless and clean. Grouting tends to trap dirt and bacteria so Tadelakt is also more hygienic.

It’s incredibly easy to clean; a quick wipe with a sponge is all it needs, eliminating the need to use harsh, chemical-based detergents. Therefore, it’s better for your health and better for the environment.

Fireplaces

This versatile plaster can be applied to any shapes and corners. It can also be used to create a stunning fireplace surround that seamlessly blends in with the rest of the room, adding a rustic, natural-looking yet contemporary feel to living areas.

Outside

Tadlekat can also be used in outdoors to create a beautiful and unique BBQ area. Its waterproof qualities are ideal for creating a stunning and elegant infinity style swimming pool and is a popular choice in domestic properties and day spa businesses.

For more information on the various uses of Tadelakt and for further details on our Tadelakt London service, contact us today or visit us online.

Tadelakt Moroccan Bathroom

Tadelakt Moroccan Bathroom

Different Bathroom Styles

Choosing the right style of bathroom can depend on a number of factors: your personal preferences, architectural style, period of your property and availability of space. However, it can be confusing if you’re not sure of the actual look you want.

There are no set rules when it come’s to designing a bathroom. The important thing is that it’s aesthetically pleasing and practical. Here’s a look at some different bathroom styles to give you a few ideas.

Classic

Classic bathroom designs tend to have a traditional feel to them and often respect specific periods such as Victorian or Colonial eras.

Simple, clean colour schemes using traditional colours such as reds, greens and blues are popular as are monochrome black and white combinations.

Countertops are usually made from stone, slate or granite while high quality wood is used for sink cabinets, panelled bathtubs and other furniture. Porcelain is widely used for sinks and claw foot bath tubs, while copper, iron or bronze faucets and other fixtures add an authentic period touch.

Tadelakt Moroccan BathroomContemporary

A contemporary bathroom is everything the classic bathroom isn’t: sleek and modern with clean cut lines and minimum use of dark woods and period style features.

Glass and chrome are popular for a contemporary look and colours are simple, ranging from pure whites to dark greys. A contemporary bathroom maximises the use of space and light, while keep surfaces clutter-free and minimalist.

Country

Casual, comfortable and cosy, a country style bathroom is a firm favourite in many English homes. Natural wood floorboards, woven rugs and painted, stained or de-stressed wooden pieces are particularly popular as are fabrics with floral or striped prints.

Vintage country home accessories such as jugs filled with fresh flowers and period pieces such as porcelain sinks and claw-foot baths are popular, while armchairs or chaise lounges and even a fireplace give the room a warm and welcoming look.

Ethnic

A Moroccan bathroom can add a touch of exotic luxury to your home. Typical colours range from deep Marrakech reds to earthy, natural browns and creams and contrasting vibrant, mosaic-patterned tiles with a touch of gold in fabrics and accessories.

Tadelakt plaster can be used on walls, floors, ceilings and even sinks, showers and bathtubs for a more authentic look.

Tadelakt is a versatile, natural, waterproof plaster finish that not only complements a Tadelakt Moroccan bathroom but is a practical and beautiful addition that works well with any style, from classic, country to contemporary looks.

For more information on the uses of Tadelakt contact us today or visit us online for ideas and inspiration.   

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Tadelakt Wet Room

Planning A Tadelakt Wet Room

Tadelakt wet rooms are fast becoming a fashionable alternative to a traditional bathroom or shower room. So what exactly is a Tadelakt wet room and why would you want one?

A wet room eliminates the need for a bathtub or an enclosed shower with a screen and tray. Basically it’s a fully open shower. A tadelakt wet room can be created in a range of styles for all budgets, however, you to avoid water spraying everywhere, you’ll need to consider if your bathroom size is feasible.

But by removing the bathtub and shower tray and re-designing your bathroom to maximise space, you may be pleasantly surprised at how spacious it turns out to be.

Here’s a look at some of the pros and cons of installing a tadelakt wet room.

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Pros

A wet room is perfect for a stylish, contemporary look. It can also add value to your home. The lack of screens, doors, curtains or shower trays also make it easier to clean.

Cons

Make sure your wet room is large enough to avoid spraying the toilet seat and ending up with wet towels and soggy toilet paper!

A wet room needs professional installation as the entire room needs to be sealed properly so that it’s completely waterproof from the floor to the ceiling.

A tadelakt wet room works well as a second bathroom. If you’re selling your home, many buyers still want a traditional bathroom.

Drainage

A proper drainage system needs to be installed by a professional. A gradient will need to be created so that the water is channeled into the drain. One option is the installation of a sub-floor which can then be plastered over. Another option is installing a ready-made sloping shower tray that can be plastered over to produce a smooth surface that blends seamlessly with the rest of the floor.

TadelaktWaterproofing

Tadelakt is a natural plaster originating from Morocco and it’s the perfect solution for waterproofing your wet room. Not only does it create a smooth and beautiful finish, there’s also no need for grouting so it’s more hygienic. The lime based plaster is made with a natural soap solution making it very easy to clean without the need for harsh detergents. Tadelakt can be used on the floor, walls and ceiling. It is also used to make stylish and contemporary sinks. Tadelakt comes in a range of beautiful and natural colours to suit all types of styles and decor.

For more ideas and inspiration for using Tadelakt waterproof plaster in your home, contact Tadelakt UK today or visit us online.

Moroccan Bathroom

Moroccan Bathroom

Creating A Moroccan Bathroom

When it comes to home design in the UK, French farmhouse, Tuscan villa and New England influences are very popular. However, for the bathroom, Morocco offers a blend of ethnic tradition and contemporary designs to create a luxurious, restful oasis filled with colour and light.

Moroccan design is essentially a mixture of North African, Arab and Mediterranean influences with an emphasis on colours, textures and shapes. When it comes to designing your Moroccan bathroom, your choices are limitless; it can be as elaborate or as simplistic as you wish.

Here are some ideas for creating a beautiful Moroccan bathroom.

Moroccan BathroomColours

Using a combination of vibrant and natural, earthy colours. Traditional Moroccan bathroom colours exude warmth and richness that reflect the dessert such as orange, red, yellow and rusty browns. These colours are often used in Moroccan building materials such as wall washes with hints of yellow and orange. If you like warm colours, search your spice rack for inspiration. Turmeric, cinnamon and ginger will give you an idea of ideal colour solutions.

Tiles

Mosaics painted in bright, vivid colours can be used for wall and unit tiles. The intricate and complex shapes and patterns are perfect for decorating your bathroom and balance well with neutral colour washes and textures.

Lighting

Ethnic lantern-styled wall lights look elegant, or opt for a central chandelier for a truly opulent look for your Moroccan bathroom.  Simple down lighters help to illuminate the colour and texture of the ceiling and walls. Install dimmer switches to set the mood.

Moroccan Bathroom

Shapes

Arches and curves are prominent features of Moroccan bathroom architecture. If you can’t incorporate them in the bathroom structure, use them  in mirror frames, furniture and the units. Curved steps leading up to an alcoved bath and vessel sinks work particularly well in this style of Moroccan bathroom.

Decor

Use pottery, candle lanterns and rose petal-filled bowls as decoration. Incorporate hints of gold in furnishings and blinds for a touch of luxury. If you have the space, finish the look with an over-stuffed ottoman covered in a rich-coloured fabric.

For an authentic, ethnic look, cover the walls in Tadelakt; a traditional Moroccan plaster that creates a smooth, seamless and waterproof finish. Choose from a range of natural, earthy colours to complement your fixtures and furnishings to create a feeling of light, space and warmth. 

For more information on Tadelakt, including our Moroccan bathroom services and further inspiration for Moroccan bathroom designs, contact us today or visit us online.

Tadelakt Bathroom

Tadelakt Bathroom

How To Create An Eco-Friendly Bathroom

With growing concern for the environment, home design needs careful thought in terms of water consumption, energy-efficiency and use of sustainable materials. Bathrooms are a major source of energy and water consumption, yet it’s a room that needs to be functional. If you’re planning a new bathroom then consider how you can effectively combine aesthetics while helping to reduce your carbon footprint.

Tadelakt Bathroom

Here’s a few ideas for creating a beautiful, yet eco-friendly bathroom:

Low-Flow Fixtures

Toilets consume a high percentage of your household’s water; a dual flush toilet can reduce the need for so much water wastage by 30%. A dual flush fixture incorporates shorter flushes for liquids and a longer flush for solid waste.

A low-flow shower head can dramatically reduce the amount of water you use without compromising the shower pressure.

Windows

Windows provide natural ventilation, preventing moisture build-up which can eventually lead to mould and damp problems, while also providing natural light, therefore reducing the need for artificial lighting.

Hot showers are mainly responsible for creating a steamy bathroom. Build your shower around a window to reduce the amount of condensation and eliminating the need for a ventilation system.

Other Lighting

If your bathroom doesn’t have a window, the next best thing is a skylight which is a great way of using natural light. If a skylight isn’t possible, consider installing a sun tunnel that passes from the roof to the ceiling, bringing natural light to dark and windowless rooms.

Use low energy LED lights and concentrate them around the vanity unit to limit the use of overhead lights.

Bath Tub

Claw foot baths are not only very popular, but their sloped design  means you can still enjoy a long soak while consuming less water.

Decorating

Recycled glass tiles and countertops create a fresh, clean and smooth surface, while making use of sustainable materials.

Use Tadelakt to plaster walls and ceilings; it’s a natural, lime-based material that is produced using the minimum amount of energy and without harmful chemicals.

Tadelakt is water and mould resistant and is sealed using a natural soap solution so it only needs to be cleaned with a sponge and water.

This incredibly eco-friendly plaster releases 80% less CO2 than cement based finishes and actually reabsorbs CO2 during its production, which means less damage to the environment.

Tadelakt creates a beautiful, natural finish to your bathroom while having minimum impact on the environment.

For more information on our range of Tadelakt finishes, contact Tadelakt UK today.