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Moroccan Style Bathroom

Tadelakt Can Give You The Perfect Moroccan Style Bathroom

Moroccan Style BathroomWhen it comes to renovating your bathroom, you have more choices than you would think for this type of project.

Tadelakt is a smooth, waterproof plastering technique straight out of Morocco, that’s transforming bathrooms all over the country.

Here’s how you can have a beautiful Moroccan style bathroom for years to come:

Avoid Grout Issues

Tiling a bathroom can look fantastic, but the problem is that grout needs to be applied in between the tiles. Over time, those grout lines are a great place for mould to breed. If your bathroom is tiled, you’ll be familiar with the hours spent scrubbing those grout lines out.

Using tadelakt to create a Moroccan style bathroom changes all of this. You can have the bathroom you’ve always wanted, and the smooth surface of the plaster means that you’ll never have to pull on your gloves and scrub mould away again.

Use Tadelakt Everywhere

You can use tadelakt anywhere in your home where you may encounter water. You don’t have to keep it just to the bathroom. Try using it in your pool, spa, steam room, shower cubicle, or wet room. You can get a great look wherever you use it, and protect your home from water too.

As Waterproof As Tiling

Many renovators think that tiling is the only option for bathrooms, as it’s waterproof. In fact, tadelakt is just as waterproof, and can be quicker to install, too. This means it’s safe to use wherever you need to protect the walls from water. A (tadelakt) Moroccan bathroom gives you more options for your bathroom decor, rather than just normal tiles.

Create More Than Just Wall Coverings

Tadelakt, as a plastering technique, offers more than just wall coverings. It’s a highly versatile system, so you can do all sorts with it. Let your imagination be your guide. Create wash stands, seats, shelves, and floors with tadelakt, and you’ll have a truly Moroccan style bathroom. When you use it, your bathroom can look incredible and unique to you.

Use It Anywhere

Moroccan Style BathroomThe real joy of tadelakt is just how versatile the technique is. You can use it indoors or outdoors for a stylish finish to your walls and floors. Why not try using it around a hot tub, or around your pool? Again, tiles aren’t your only option. Create a truly different outdoor space.

Tadelakt Is An Art Form

In its native Morocco, tadelakt is a sacred art form. Very little is written about the practice, and the art is handed down from teacher to pupil. It’s taken very seriously, which is why we travelled to Morocco to learn from one of the best artisans in the country. When you use tadelakt to create your Moroccan style bathroom, you’re creating a work of art in your own home.

To start creating your very own Moroccan style bathroom, talk to us at Tadelakt Decor. We’re the experts in creating new and exciting looks with the tadelakt technique. We’ll turn your bathroom into a work of art.

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London tadelaktDistinctive Moroccan Design Features

Moroccan design is a timeless look that focuses on colour, texture and shapes to add exotic, eastern elegance to any home.

More and more people are drawing on Moroccan influences in their design choices, from desert inspired colours and bold shapes, to a mixture of intricate patterns and minimalist Tadelakt finishes to reflect the traditional looks of ancient riads.

Here are some distinctive Moroccan design features that you can incorporate in your London home decor.

Structural Elements

Moroccan architecture is a blend of Berber and Islamic styles that have been influenced by centuries of Arab and European cultures.

U-shapes, domes, arches and wooden beams are distinctive architectural features in Moroccan homes. Outdoors, courtyards are typically adorned with lush plants, terracotta pots and a central water feature.

Tiles

Geometric patterns and bright colours make up the intricate designs of traditional zillij tiles. They can be used to tile bathrooms, kitchen splashbacks and countertops. Alternatively use them to create a feature wall or on accent pieces such as mirror or picture frames.

Textiles

Opulence and luxury are defined by rich coloured textiles: from gold threaded silks to sheer drapes.

Rugs are a great way to add warmth and contrasting colours to your rooms. For an authentic Moroccan look, choose woven kilim rugs. Originating from the Balkans and Pakistan, kilim rugs were traditionally used as prayer rugs in Morocco, and they are becoming more popular in Western home decor.

Colours

Typical Moroccan colours such as deep reds, vivid greens and blues and earthy, sandy colours are influenced by the natural landscape of the Sahara desert and the Atlas Mountains.

Furnishings

Furniture is a combination of beautifully carved wood and plush, overfilled cushions, ottomans and sofas. The contrasting hard and soft items also create the perfect acoustic balance for modern day surround sound home theatre systems.

London TadelaktMetal lamps made from brass or copper can be hung from the ceilings or used as decorative accessories in bathrooms and outside courtyards.

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For a truly authentic Moroccan look, take your influence from the ancient riads of Marrakech. Interior and exterior walls have been plastered in this natural, polished finish for centuries in North Africa.

Tadelakt is a beautiful, practical and incredibly durable lime based plaster that can be used in kitchens, bathrooms and living areas to create a seamless, elegant and minimalist feature to your walls, ceilings and floors.

For more information on Moroccan decor and our London tadelakt services, contact Tadelakt London today or visit us online to see our range of tadelakt Moroccan plaster ideas. 

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Traditional Moroccan Architecture

Morocco has a long, colourful and diverse history that has been influenced by different cultures over the centuries.

Saharan, Islamic, African and European cultures mix together to create a beautiful and fascinating culture that is especially reflected in the architecture.

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Vibrant, intricate patterns blend with natural, earthy colours of the desert to create an architectural look that is uniquely Moroccan.

Here’s a look at some of the fascinating buildings that make up the rich history of Moroccan culture.

Mosques

Stunning mosques can be found in every city, town and village in Morocco. Every mosque has an elaborately decorated marble and stucco mirhab indicating the way to Mecca, while fountains and walls are predominantly covered in green and white zellige, intricately designed terra cotta tiles.

One of the finest examples of a Moroccan mosque is the Al-Qarawiyyin Mosque found in the ancient, university city of Fez.

Riads

Riads are houses and palaces that were traditionally used by wealthy families as a private residence. They were built around a central courtyard, often featuring a fountain and citrus trees, for private family gatherings and protection from the extreme Moroccan weather.

To preserve the family’s privacy and respect female member’s hijab, windows in surrounding rooms could only open onto the inner courtyard. The decorative features would symbolise the wealth and importance of the family and the walls would be adorned with tadelakt plaster and colourful zellige tiles.

Kasbahs

Kasbahs are a type of medina or fortress that were built to protect the city from attacks. It was also often used as a residence for the local leader. Like riads, kasbahs indicated the amount of wealth a prominent family had in the city. Simple construction materials such as tadelakt were used to protect the occupants from the searing heat and bitter cold extremes of the Moroccan climate.

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This traditional lime-based plaster has been used in Moroccan buildings for over 2,000 years. The materials were originally sourced from the Atlas Mountains, just north of Marrakesh.

The preparation and application of tadelakt is a long and lengthy process that’s been passed on down through the centuries and is stilled used today by skilled and expert artisans.

Tadelakt means ‘to rub in’. It’s said that to fully appreciate the beauty of the polished finish, ancient artisans needed to caress it. In fact, once you see tadelakt, you’ll feel compelled to touch it, such is its effect.

For more information on our tadelakt services, contact us today or visit our online gallery for beautiful examples of traditional Moroccan plaster.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.