Places – Besides Your Bathroom – Where Tadelakt Looks Amazing
Tadelakt isn’t only for bathrooms. It can be used in kitchens, fireplaces, pools, spas, and steam rooms. It can also be used on shelves, walls, and even floors. In this post, we’ll introduce you to a different arena, the places where you can use Tadelakt to give your home an amazing look.
Tadelakt will give your kitchen a modern and prestigious appearance. It’s also unique – you’ll probably be the only person you know with it. On a practical level, Tadelakt is not only 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.
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. It’s also incredibly easy to clean, a quick wipe with a sponge is all it needs, eliminating the need to use harsh chemical-based detergents. So 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.
A Tadelakt pool is the ultimate modern addition to your home. Its waterproof qualities are ideal for creating a stunning and elegant infinity style swimming pool. The sleek look it provides screams luxury.
Stepping into a Tadelakt spa is like taking a step back in time. The experience is amazing and affords the opportunity to completely relax.
Tadelakt has the same effect in steam rooms as in does it spas. An amazing look is achieved and relaxation becomes easy.
Shelves and Counter Tops
Believe it or not, Tadelakt can be used to give floors a really cool look. The most important precaution you need to take is not using Tadelakt in an area where you will be walking with hard sole shoes, as it can ruin the finish.
Walls can appear sleek, unique, and even mysterious when they’re made out of Tadelakt. They also are more durable, which leads to less unnecessary repairs.
Tadelakt can also be used in the outdoors to create a beautiful and unique BBQ area.
5 Reasons To Use Tadelakt In Your Kitchen
Moroccan style kitchens are becoming increasingly popular in the UK and the latest trend in Moroccan inspired design is Tadelakt.
The Benefits Of Using Tadelakt
The great thing about tadelakt is that it can be used on just about any surface inside or out, wet or dry, hot or cold. If you are thinking about tadelakt for your kitchen you’ve made an excellent choice, you won’t be disappointed. If you still need convincing, consider these benefits.
It’s incredibly hard wearing
If you choose to invest in Tadelakt we will give you the best advice possible when it comes to looking after your Tadelakt walls. As the Tadelakt walls are finished with an olive oil based solution, it is water resistant and will not take anything more than a gentle clean to keep it looking in top condition. With the proper care taken, Tadelakt will actually get stronger over time due to the presence of limestone and marble components.
You’ll be surprised at the price
On the surface, it may seem that Tadelakt is not in line with your budget for your new kitchen, but you will be surprised by the value for money that it offers. When tiling you will need to keep in mind the price of tiles, the installation, upkeep and cleaning, in comparison to a one-off fee of using Tadelakt.
Tadelakt is a deluxe product
Just take a look at pictures of Tadelakt online and you will be wooed by just how beautiful it looks. Many high-claw hotels, restaurants, and businesses use Tadelakt due to its luxurious effect and you can certainly see why.
Your friends will be jealous!
We love to shout about this incredible product but tadelakt is still relatively unknown, so if you do decide that tadelakt is right for you then you’ll be in a select group. We guarantee that you won’t want to keep quiet about it.
Name a colour
Our bespoke colour matching service means that you can show us a colour and we’ll match it. We’ve worked with tadelakt since 2003 so we’ve got tons of knowledge about colour and design. So ask us what we think we’ll be really happy to advise you. Ultimately we want you to put your individual stamp on your kitchen design so that it feels special every time you go in it.
The Rising Popularity Of The Traditional Moroccan Hammam
Long considered a must-do experience when visiting Marrakech, the age-old bathing ritual known as Hammam is fast becoming one of the most popular and beneficial spa treatments across the globe.
A traditional Moroccan hammam consists of a bathing house divided into multiple rooms where visitors undergo a number of rituals: cleansing, steaming, bathing and resting to cleanse, purify and rejuvenate the body and mind.
No wonder then that this ancient spa treatment is an increasingly popular way of relieving the stresses of a fast-paced modern life.
Here’s a look at the past and present tradition of Moroccan hammams.
History of Hammams
Hammam, an Arabic word meaning ‘heat’ or more literally ‘spreader of warmth’ originates from the hot baths of the ancient Romans who had their own bathing traditions. The Romans believed in a central ‘community’ bath where citizens could come together to cleanse while exchanging the local news and gossip in a communal area. Taking inspiration from the Romans, the Moroccans introduced communal bathing areas, used as part of a cleansing ritual before prayer. This is why many Moroccan bathhouses are found next to mosques.
Initially, only men were permitted to use Hammams. Eventually, women were allowed to partake in the cleansing ritual, but the bathhouses were rigorously separated according to gender. It soon became a refuge for women, enabling them to escape the strict rules of everyday life and be themselves.
A Hammam spa experience offers the following benefits:
- Detox, ridding the body and mind of excess toxins
- Exfoliation unclogs the pores and removes dead skin
- Provides essential vitamins and minerals to nourish the skin
- Soothes muscle aches and pains and relieves tension in joints and muscles
- Activates blood circulation to boost the immune system
- Produces serotonin, the mood enhancing, feel-good hormone
- Rejuvenates the body and helps you sleep better
Traditional Hammam Layout
A traditional hammam has 3 interconnecting rooms: a camekan for undressing, a hararet hot room to sweat out toxins which will be vigorously scrubbed away with a traditional olive soap, and finally, a sogukluk, a cool room where you can relax and rehydrate with a cup of sweet mint tea.
Tadelakt Traditional Moroccan Plaster
Traditional Moroccan Hammams coat the walls of the rooms in Tadelakt plaster.
For more information and advice on where to use Tadelakt plaster for commercial and domestic use, contact us today.