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.
The 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.
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.
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.
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.