Tadelakt Moroccan Bathroom

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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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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.

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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.

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.

Tadelakt Polished Plaster

Tadelakt Polished Plaster

Natural Building Materials

Natural materials have been used in building for thousands of years, but it’s only now with concerns for the environment, that we’re beginning to appreciate their value.

Tadelakt Polished PlasterUnlike synthetic materials, natural building materials are in abundance and are easily replenished. Many types are recyclable and because there is a minimal amount of energy used in their production, they have less impact on the environment.

Here are some examples of traditional natural materials still used today for a more eco-friendly approach to building.

Adobe

Adobe means ‘mud brick’ in Spanish and it’s one of the earliest examples of building material used by man. Adobe is basically a mixture of sand or earth, water and straw, it’s dried in the sun then stacked in uniform blocks to create a wall.

Popular in hotter climates, Adobe can be plastered over with a lime-based mix such as Tadelakt to create a waterproof coating.

Stone

Stone has been used for thousands of years. It’s durable, readily available and comes in many varieties of shapes, sizes, colours and textures. It can be used for many applications such as walls, roofs and floors and is 100% recyclable.

Bamboo

Popular in Indonesia, bamboo is surprisingly strong and flexible. Its flexibility makes it a good building material to use in seismically vulnerable countries, thanks to its main component, silica. Bamboo grows rapidly so it can be sustainably forested without harming the rainforests and is a valuable renewable resource.

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Straw Bales

Straw bales are a good example of utilising a waste product and putting it to good use. Straw bales insulate well and form thick walls that help to reflect the sunlight. Because sunlight is the main energy source needed in its production, straw is one of the most eco-friendly materials around.

However, it’s not suitable for high humidity areas and mustn’t be exposed to moisture. Bales can be surfaced with wire mesh, then plastered with lime-based Tadelakt for a waterproof tadelakt finish.

Tadelakt

Tadelakt is 100% natural and recyclable. It’s applied in multiple coats, smoothed on with a trowel then rubbed down with a natural olive oil soap to produce a waterproof coating and a polished finish.

Tadelakt polished plaster works well with other natural materials to provide a beautiful, practical and above all, natural, solution for building designs. This Moroccan inspired plaster contains no harmful chemicals and is one of the most eco-friendly products there is.

For more information on our Tadelakt polished plaster, contact us today, or visit us online to view our full range of tadelakt plaster ideas.