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What’s The Best Bathroom Wall Finish?

If you’re re-modelling your bathroom, one of the most important decisions you need to make is the type of wall finish you’re going to use. Although, aesthetics may be your first priority, you should also consider what’s practical.

Moisture is the main concern in a bathroom, even if it’s well-ventilated. It’s not only surface moisture, but also underlying moisture build-up where damp and mould can form if the surface area isn’t sealed properly. This can cause structural problems and is also bad for your health.

Tadelakt FinishHere’s a look at 4 options for re-surfacing your bathroom walls.

Wallpaper

Paper wallpaper is not a good choice for bathrooms. For a waterproof seal you’re going to need a thick, vinyl-coated wallpaper. But no wallpaper is 100% waterproof. A vinyl coated covering will deflect indirect, ambient moisture but shouldn’t be used in direct moisture areas, neither will it stick to matt or rougher wall surfaces. Use it to create a feature wall that will complement another type of wall surface in your bathroom.

Paint

Unlike normal paint, special ‘kitchens and bathrooms’ paint doesn’t absorb moisture. It has a glossy sheen and the water beads on the surface. It also has added properties to protect against mould and mildew. The downside is, it costs twice as much as normal paint.

Tiles

Glass or ceramic tiles are the most popular wall finish for bathrooms. They can be applied to lower wall surfaces in conjunction with another waterproof finish on the upper walls. Don’t cover the entire wall surface with tiles or your bathroom may end up looking like a public restroom and if patterned, the overall look will be overwhelming.

Tiles need to be applied correctly to ensure they are waterproof, however grouting can crack and crumble over time in high moisture areas. Grouting also absorbs dirt and bacteria and can blacken, especially when in direct contact water areas such as a shower cubicle.

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This natural limestone plaster has been used for centuries in Morocco and provides a 100% waterproof barrier that’s resistant to mould and mildew. Tadelakt is available in a range of beautiful, earthy colours to complement any bathroom colour scheme and its polished surface helps reflect light. It can be used to complement tiles or wallpaper, or on its own to cover the entire bathroom, even the floor, ceiling and shower enclosure.

A Tadelakt finish combines aesthetics with functionality. It’s beautiful, practical and perfect for bathroom surfaces.

For more information on waterproof Tadelakt plaster finish, contact us today, or visit us online to see our range of Tadelakt finish designs and ideas.

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Tadelakt Bathroom Ideas

Tips For Creating A Luxury Bathroom

Bathrooms tend to be overlooked in most homes, with many homeowners preferring to spend their money on other rooms. However, it’s also one of the most used rooms and an essential part of any home.

If your bathroom is beginning to look tired then maybe it’s time for a makeover. But rather than just having a functional purpose, your bathroom can be transformed into a luxurious haven of tranquillity. A luxury bathroom combines, functionality, aesthetics and comfort and is the perfect place to relax and escape from the stresses and strains of everyday life.

Tadelakt BathroomHere are a few tips for transforming your bathroom into an oasis of luxury.

Lighting

Carefully chosen lighting can banish shadows and enhance the mood. If you want overhead lighting, recessed down lights with dimmer switches are a clean and elegant option. For a truly sumptuous feel, a crystal chandelier with eye-catching crystals that softly diffuse the light around the room can look breathtaking in the right setting.

Ensure that you have good lighting around the vanity unit for easy shaving or make up application.

Faucets

If you don’t want to give your bathroom a complete overhaul, changing the faucets is a quick and easy way to add a touch of luxury. From contemporary to vintage, faucets come in a vast range of styles and colours with energy and water saving features.

Heating

What could be more luxurious than stepping out of the shower or bath onto a heated floor before enveloping yourself in a pre-warmed fluffy towel?

Forget about radiators or fan heaters and invest in underfloor heating and heated towel rails.

Tadelakt BathroomShelving

Open, vertical shelving is not only a clever use of wall space but also allows you to display objects and linen while making them easily accessible. Rolled towels inserted in a wine rack style will give your bathroom a luxury spa-like feel. Just remember to buy high quality matching towels.

Quality Materials

Use high quality materials that are aesthetically pleasing but also practical. Tadelakt plaster finish can be used on the walls, ceiling and in the shower enclosure to give your bathroom a seamless look while adding a touch of exotic eastern luxury to your bathroom. Beautiful and functional, Tadelakt has a shimmering light reflecting finish and is available in a range of natural colours as well providing a waterproof barrier that is ideal for wet areas. Finish your luxury tadelakt bathroom look with hints of gold in your furnishings and blinds.

For more information on Tadelakt and our tadelakt bathroom ideas, contact us today, or visit us online to see our full gallery.

Tadelakt In London

Tadelakt In London

8 Places – Besides Your Bathroom – Where Tadelakt Looks Amazing

Our last post listed and explained the five reasons why you should choose Tadelakt over traditional tile. In this post, we’ll introduce you to a different arena – the 8 places where you can use Tadelakt to give your home an amazing look.

Tadelakt In LondonLet’s dive right into it.

Tadelakt isn’t only for bathrooms. It can be used in kitchens, fireplaces, pools, spas, and steam rooms. In addition, it can be used on shelves, walls, and even floors. Here’s everything you need to know:

Kitchens

Tadelakt will give your kitchen a modern and prestigious appearance. It’s also unique—you’ll probably be the only person you know with it.

Fireplaces

You can customise your fireplace using Tadelakt. Many different colours are available to suit your needs. The end result will be a luxurious and elegant addition to your home.

Pools

A Tadelakt pool is the ultimate modern addition to your home. The sleek look it provides screams luxury. Guests and friends will be highly impressed.

Spas

Stepping into a Tadelakt spa is like taking a step back in time. The experience is amazing, and affords the opportunity to completely relax.

Steam Rooms

Tadelakt has the same effect in steam rooms as in does it spas. An amazing look is achieved and relaxation becomes easy.

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Shelves and Counter Tops

In addition to providing the classical look, your shelves and counter tops can be made more durable by using Tadelakt. It’s a great added benefit.

Floors

Believe it or not, Tadelakt can be used to give floors a really cool look. The most important precaution you need to take is not using Tadelakt in an area where you will be walking with hard sole shoes, as it can ruin the finish.

Walls

Walls can appear sleek, unique, and even mysterious when they’re made out of Tadelakt. They also are more durable, which leads to less unnecessary repairs.

Remember, Tadelakt isn’t only for bathrooms. It can be used in any or all of the above mentioned areas of your home. The reasons why you should choose it over more traditional materials are:

  • It’s stylish
  • It’s durable
  • It’s affordable
  • It’s environmentally friendly
  • It’s rare

Please feel free to contact Decor Tadelakt in London. We gladly undertake all projects that require Tadelakt in London. Feel free to browse through our online photos to see what look best suits the needs of your home. Tadeklakt in London homes looks amazing – be one of the first to get it. Consultations can be arranged by email or phone. You’re just one step away from luxury.

 

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Why You Should Choose Our Tadelakt UK Service

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.