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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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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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Moroccan Inspired Design Features

Tadelakt PlasteringA rich and colourful history, diverse cultural influences, contrasting landscapes and intricate architecture are just some of the features that make Morocco so fascinating.

Together these features inspire and influence Moroccan design to create a contrasting mix of rich, exotic opulence and natural simplicity that can be used in both contemporary and traditional homes.

Here’s a look at some of the most important elements of Moroccan inspired design.

Shapes

Shapes play an important part in Moroccan architecture and decorative features. Keyhole designs, arches, geometric forms, interwoven trellis work and typical ogee dome shapes can be used to create an authentic Moroccan look around your home.

Tiling

One of the most striking and traditional features of Moroccan design are intricately patterned mosaic tiles known as zillij. These are small tiles, often in bold colours, that are grouped together to form a geometric pattern.

Zillij can be used to create a stunning decorative feature on kitchen splashbacks, shower cubicles or on fireplace surrounds. They make a beautiful contrast to a neutral backdrop of natural colour washed walls finished in tadelakt plaster.

Colours

Moroccan colours ranging from bold and dramatic to neutral and earthy are inspired by nature. Vibrant reds, orange, yellows and browns reflect the desert, the setting sun and the rich colours of culinary spices. Blues, greens and white, often used in mosaic tiling, are inspired by the ocean, the sky and the changing colours of the Atlas Mountains. 

Furniture Combinations

Moroccan inspired furnishings are a combination of ornately carved, dark wood furniture and plush pillows, cushions, poufs and giant floor cushions.

Use luxurious fabrics in curtains and upholstery and heavily woven rugs to add opulence and warmth to the look.

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Accessories

Hints of gold and silver are often used in Moroccan designs, from fabrics, upholstery and bedding, to accessories such as vases, mirror frames and hand painted furniture.

Intricately patterned brass or copper lanterns are also a Moroccan feature that add a romantic touch to bathrooms and living areas.

Courtyards

To replicate a traditional Moroccan riad, create a small courtyard outside. Outer walls can be finished in tadelakt plastering. This beautiful, polished plaster has been used for centuries in Morocco, both indoors and out. The waterproof finish is ideal for wet areas such as kitchens and bathrooms.

Choose a natural earthy colour to create a seamless flow from inside, out to the courtyard. For an authentic touch, add a water feature, outdoor lanterns, colourful pottery and fragrant plants.

For more information on tadelakt plastering, contact Tadelakt today, or visit us online to see our range of Tadelakt services.