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8 Reasons To Use Tadelakt In Your Bathroom

Tadelakt is a traditional, lime-based plastering technique that has been used in Morocco for thousands of years. The ancient finish is also becoming a popular feature for Western bathrooms and wet rooms.

Tadelakt Moroccan BathroomThe natural tadelakt plaster made from water-resistant Marrakech lime can be used indoors and outdoors. It’s particularly suitable for covering walls, ceilings, floors and shower enclosures in bathrooms.

The polished tadelakt finish is achieved by rubbing in the olive oil based soap to create a waterproof and durable seal that’s hard and scratch resistant while remaining breathable and porous.

Here are 8 reasons to use Tadelakt to create an authentic tadelakt Moroccan bathroom.

Ancient Craftsmanship

Tadelakt is an oral tradition that has been passed down through the centuries.

True craftsmanship is becoming a rarity in the frenetic pace of the modern world. However, quality and patience are making a comeback as many begin to value the art of ancient techniques as opposed to globalised, mass produced products and materials.

Unique

Tadelakt plaster is a unique alternative to tiles. It will give your bathroom that ‘wow’ factor. You don’t see it everywhere so you can be pretty certain that the neighbours won’t have it.

Hygienic

Tadelakt has a seamless smooth finish and there’s no need for grouting. Grouting can eventually crack and crumble and also traps dirt, grime and mould.

Minimalist Luxury

Tadelakt adds a touch of elegance to any style of bathroom. Fixtures and furnishings can be as elaborate or as simple as you wish.

Eco Friendly

Tadelakt is a natural product and doesn’t contain any harsh or toxic chemicals. Not only does it release 80% less CO2 than cement, but it also reabsorbs CO2 in its production, helping to lower the carbon footprint.

Tadelakt Moroccan BathroomNot Just Walls

Flexible, pliable and easy to work, Tadelakt can also be used to make bath tubs, sinks and shelves.

Not Just For Bathrooms

Its waterproof finish means that Tadelakt is ideal for any wet areas such as kitchens, bathrooms and outdoor living areas. The beautiful polished finish also adds a seamless, contemporary look to fireplace surrounds.

Affordable

If you compare the cost of buying quality tiles and having them fitted by a professional tiler, Tadelakt is a competitive alternative in terms of price. Although the ancient Moroccan technique is labour intensive, and requires the skills of a Tadelakt specialist, the hard, durable plaster will last for centuries.

Tadelakt offers a very decent return on investment and you’ll have a beautiful, timeless Moroccan bathroom feature that will last for years to come.

For more information on our traditional Tadelakt Moroccan bathroom, contact a member of our team today, or visit us online to see our gallery and range of Tadelakt services.

Moroccan Plaster For Exclusive Hotels

Moroccan Plaster For Exclusive Hotels

Bathroom Ideas To Give Your Hotel An Exclusive Edge

Exclusive, boutique hotels are growing in popularity with discerning guests prepared to pay more for refinement and luxury.

Moroccan Plaster For Exclusive HotelsCompetition in this luxury accommodation category is high though, so you need to ensure your premises is up to scratch.

City-based boutique hotels are more inclined to offer a bed and breakfast service as apposed to dining facilities so more emphasis is put on bedroom and bathroom design.

Those all important customer reviews nearly always mention the bathroom, so it’s essential to put thought and effort into your bathroom designs. This should include quality fixtures, fittings and finishes.

You’ll give your guests a better experience and reap the rewards in returning visitors. Here are some ideas to give your hotel bathrooms that exclusive edge.

Extended Technology

Guests expect Wi-Fi, climate control and state-of- the-art sound systems and televisions in their rooms. These can also be extended to the bathroom to enhance the overall experience.

Warmth

Heated towel rails, heated toilet seats and underfloor heating not only provide a superior level of comfort but are also energy efficient, helping to cut down on heating bills.

The Shower

If space is limited, forget the bath and install a luxury, walk-in shower. Added features such as remote controlled sprays, directional water sprays, massage functions and in-built seating can turn your bathroom into a luxurious haven with spa-like qualities.

Natural Materials

Concerns for the environment and the need to use sustainable materials has a definite aesthetic value. Natural materials look better, they’re synonymous with quality, they’re longer lasting and they add beauty as well as function to your bathrooms.

Natural wood and stone have a timeless quality and are perfect materials to use in the bathroom.

Moroccan Plaster For Exclusive Hotels

Tadelakt is ideal for hotel bathrooms. It not only looks fantastic, with a choice of natural, earthy colours that blend in with all designs, from ethnic and traditional to contemporary and minimal, but it is a practical choice too. The polished plaster is lime-based and is finished with a natural, olive oil soap to produce an outstandingly effective waterproof barrier. It adds a seamless look to your walls and shower enclosures. Tadelakt is also 100% recyclable and is considered one of the most eco- friendly materials there is.

Investing in your bathroom means investing in your hotel business by giving it that exclusive edge to set you apart from the competition. It will also increase the value of your premises.

For more information on Tadelakt Moroccan plaster for exclusive hotels, contact a member of our team today, or alternatively, visit us online to see our full range of Tadelakt services.

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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 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.   

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.

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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.