Tadelakt plaster has been used in traditional steam room facilities such as Moroccan hammams and Turkish baths for hundreds of years. Tadelakt’s inherent waterproof qualities and its incredible versatile nature make it the perfect material for steam rooms and pool areas.
In a swimming pool environment tadelakt provides far softer acoustics than tiles. Echoes are dampened, giving a more relaxing experience. The aesthetics of a tadelakt finish are far superior to either tiles or natural stone, giving a smooth, seamless expanse of soft, organic beauty, and avoiding the jarring visual effect of tile or stone joints. Thus, a tadelakt finish provides a softer aspect than tiles, leading to a more natural, luxurious and relaxing atmosphere.
Steamroom designs often involve soft, flowing curves, which are difficult to tile. Tadelakt can be applied smoothly over curved surfaces, accentuating their beauty. This avoids the excess grout involved in tiling or mosaicing a curved surface, which would attract dirt, grime, and mould.
Frequently asked questions and answers relating to the installation, cleaning, history and uses of tadelakt plaster.
Tadelakt can be used anywhere that traditional stone or tiles are used. Tadelakt is becoming increasingly popular in saunas, relaxation spaces, treatment areas, gyms, home-spa areas, and wellness retreats.
Its sublime texture is one of the defining characteristics that has made tadelakt the choice of discerning people since it was first used in 11th century Morocco, and one of the reasons why it’s popularity has increased in recent times in private homes and 5-star resorts.
Tadelakt can be used on steam room or pool areas of any function, size or style, helping to create environments that refresh and reinvigorate both the body and mind. Our clients trust us to create unique sanctuaries designed to their individual needs. Our experienced team of tadelakt experts will work closely with you on every detail of the project to deliver an oasis of calm.
Our talented team work on wide ranging projects, from constructing steam rooms and pools in exclusive housing developments, to some of the world’s most well-renowned hotel spas, resorts and wellness retreats
Tadelakt was traditionally coloured with natural pigments to produce the familiar palette seen in Moroccan architecture. Today, we can colour tadelakt to practically any hue. We have 36 standard colours in our colour chart, and bespoke colours available on request.
In short, yes. Tadelakt plastering takes years to learn and is not something that a non-specialist can offer. Our team originally trained with traditional tadelakt craftsmen in Marrakesh in 2008. Since then we have delivered hundreds of successful projects many of which have featured in leading style publications.
Since training with tadelakt craftsmen in Morocco in 2008 we have specialised in tadelakt plaster and nothing else.
Our expertise, exclusive service, experienced team, and high quality product, result in loyal clients and regular repeat custom. We work with the same professional contacts time and time again.
Known for our creativity and ingenuity, we make projects work where others can’t, delivering stunning results every time.
We work closely with specialist trades, and suppliers of steam room and pool equipment.
Whether finishing a steam room in a private home, or a commercial spa, we are always on hand for advice and ensure there is regular communication throughout the project to ensure clients satisfaction.