Tadelakt: the trend in finishes that triumphs in decoration

November 22, 2022

The play of textures in the coating of surfaces is one of the most pursued trends by interior designers today.

And, among the many great benefits of decorating through textures, we find as a main factor its ability to provide each room with an attractive aesthetic, whose decorative value takes off to infinity for the creation of rooms in which taste, refinement and exclusivity are guaranteed.

Rustic style living room with tadelakt wall cladding

A decoration at least simple, following the current trend in interior design, which avoids the overload of elements in the rooms to have only the minimum, as the combination of different textures and manages to decorate by itself and bring distinction and character to the spaces.

In this sense, the trend that is triumphing among the top designers is the tadelakt, an irresistible traditional Moroccan coating whose appeal lies in having a completely resistant and hard properties, while pursuing the most beautiful decorative finishes ever contemplated.

A technique that, although present in decoration for centuries, has acquired special prominence today for aspects related to sustainability and efficiency, as well as for some of the most interesting textured finishes that respond by creating surfaces endowed with true magic and delicacy.

Discover with Luxury Concrete® everything you need to know about tadelakt and get ready to soak up the countless charms of this noble material after reading this article.

What is tadelakt: a material as beautiful as it is practical?

The most ancient is, nowadays, the most modern and current. And this is the clear example of tadelakt, a tradition that is in fashion.

A handmade lime-based coating original from Marrakech, born from clays, dyes and natural pigments. Originally designed to protect the walls of the hammams, public Arab baths used for hygiene, rest, relaxation and even social gatherings among the Arab population.

It is precisely its extreme resistance to humidity that has given it such a special and distinctive character. Its popularity is growing like wildfire because it is a particularly sustainable and versatile material that can be applied to a multitude of surfaces both indoors and outdoors, with a silky smooth finish and a characteristic sheen.

Its peculiar rounded finish, formed through seductive imperfections, produces undulations with a most interesting aesthetic and decorative appearance.

Tadelakt is timeless. Although it has been present in the world of decoration for centuries, today its use continues to be carried out as a trend, serving as inspiration for the most avant-garde construction materials.

Its properties are attractive to anyone who discovers them. Few respond so competently on such a wide variety of surfaces. A choice that definitely deserves consideration for its extreme hardness and excellent resistance to humidity, but also for bringing a high decorative richness to all the spaces it covers, endowing them with elegance, delicacy and charm.

Characteristics of tadelakt: an irresistible coating for everlasting use

Although traditionally its most prominent use has been to waterproof bathrooms and their surfaces, today tadelakt has become more popular as a wall covering for any room, in general.

And the fact is that, after discovering its optimal performance, responding in a very competent way thanks to its properties on any coated surface and raising the aesthetic richness of each and every one of them to another dimension, it has become a very smart choice when pursuing the intention of decorating with style and functionality. The dream combination in the world of interior design.

Modern kitchen with tadelakt wall covering

Waterproofing as a whole

Its composition makes it the waterproof coating par excellence. Originally used to cover and protect the wet surfaces of traditional Arab baths, tadelakt is extremely resistant to humidity, making it an ideal choice in places that tend to be in contact with water.

Thermal comfort

This impermeable character, allows it to act optimally to temperature changes, heat or humidity situations. Its fungicidal properties limit the development of fungi, making it a material that transpires and repels the formation of mold or moisture stains.

Delicate as silk; hard as a rock.

Its fine and light finish, whose texture is soft as a feather and whose finish is endowed with high delicacy and exquisiteness, does not prevent the tadelakt from presenting a hard and resistant character ready to withstand a great variety of daily factors present in everyday life.

Versatile indoors and outdoors

Tadelakt is a material that can be perfectly used on indoor and outdoor surfaces, adhering perfectly to many types of substrates such as ceramic, concrete, cement, plaster and even the most irregular surfaces.

Bohemian air that goes with everything

The tadelakt is a coating that has a wide chromatic range, so that you can create very original combinations depending on the taste or desire of each person. A soft and silky character that evokes the bohemian style, one of the most chic trends of the moment, characterized by its warmth and naturalness.

Long service liferga vida útil

A material that, thanks to its high resistance, is very durable and therefore does not need to be replaced as frequently as other alternatives on the market.

The maintenance you dream of

Surfaces that exist to make life easier for everyone who uses and enjoys them. The maintenance of tadelakt is much less demanding than that of other coatings with similar characteristics, since for optimal cleaning it is sufficient to use a basic mixture of water and neutral pH soap.

Incalculable aesthetic richness

Tadelakt is soft, elegant and sophisticated. A completely timeless character that never goes out of fashion and combines with any style and decorative element. It satisfies the desires of any person, providing that atmosphere of warmth and embrace that so much influence in the creation of cozy, pleasant and comfortable rooms. A comfort that denotes calm, protection and tranquility. Really positive sensations whose connotations, besides filling us with well-being, reach a decorative value that very few materials can boast. A result that only it is capable of achieving, evoking nature in a simple and warm way.

Environmentally friendly

The formulation of tadelakt is made with natural materials and through environmentally friendly processes, so that it leaves no footprint on the planet. A traditional manufacturing process that has an impact on the reduction of its ecological footprint.

Limecrete®: tadelakt microcement with high hardness and exquisite handcrafted aesthetics

Our dedication differs in the manufacture and distribution of microcement. We are passionate about offering great solutions to users, through the creation of materials endowed with the most supreme properties.

Properties that are summarized in the high quality of what we offer. Because each and every one of the products that Luxury Concrete® makes available to professionals are designed with the main component of the vanguard that characterizes us. The most advanced technology is present in all our processes to achieve an objective that we more than fulfill: to be excellent in what we do. An excellence that we achieve thanks to the total commitment and perseverance that we have internalized from the very first moment. A luxury that represents us.

We have no limits when it comes to conceiving, designing and producing luxury decorative coverings with great performance. And our Limecrete® is the most faithful reflection of this statement.

Limecrete® is a lime-based tadelakt microcement, characterized by its high-performance technical characteristics while representing the purest tradition and artisanal finish..

We have succeeded in producing a coating that has excellent hardness and incalculable mechanical resistance. A fusion that combines the aesthetic exquisiteness of tadelakt with the concrete used to cover floors and walls resistant to the passage of time that maintain their original conditions as the first day.

8 reasons to choose our Limecrete® tadelakt microcement

Manufactured using the most sustainable techniques, our Limecrete® is the innovation in decorative coatings for surfaces dominated by textures and nuances.

Naturalness and delicacy combined to coat any type of surface, while providing high resistance, factors that make our microcemento tadelakt, a material with great differential advantages.

Tadelakt wall in living room

1. Infinite surfaces

As it is a continuous coating, it creates completely diaphanous and connected surfaces in which there are no joints or interruption lines. Limecrete® makes it possible to create infinite surfaces, thanks to which spaces become much more spacious and luminous. The endless beauty of continuous, thin, smooth, silky smooth floors and walls in which there are no cracks or fissures.

2. Malleable and extra adherent

Our tadelakt has an incalculable capacity for adaptation. It applies and adheres perfectly to existing materials, without being conditioned by their nature or characteristics. Workable and malleable to achieve the desired finishes.

3. Surfaces impregnated with naturalness and color.

Limecrete® offers a wide range of effects and textures thanks to which it is possible to pursue different decorative styles to suit every taste and intention. Infinite combinations that reflect taste, style and personality. Creativity in its purest form for the creation of surfaces that truly identify with each user, with different finishes such as matte, satin or gloss.

4. Supreme hygiene

Being a lime-based microcement, Limecrete® has important antibacterial properties to keep any surface in the best hygienic conditions. It is very easy to clean and stains and dirt do not adhere to it.

5. A very fashionable tradition

Craftsmanship, elegance, warmth, naturalness, tradition and softness, the most representative attributes of tadelakt, for walls and floors that reflect respect for the rooted, while achieving the most sought after connotations in interior design.

6. As hard as it is durable

Limecrete® contains great decorative characteristics related to its extreme resistance and hardness, which allow it to last longer when applied indistinctly on indoor or outdoor surfaces, walkable or non-walkable.

7. The modern brushstroke of concrete

The essence of microcement combined with the most exquisite decorative finishes for which tadelakt is characterized. An aesthetic element perfectly valid to evoke any style and decorative element, matching perfectly with atmospheres and environments of totally different characters.

8. Fresh on fresh: personality and character

Our tadelakt microcement achieves the highest level of personalization of any surface on which it is applied. Limecrete® has a distinctive character advantage that allows it to be applied with the "fresh on fresh" technique. In this way, it is not necessary to wait until the previous coat is completely dry before applying the final coat. This allows it to absorb each and every one of the decorative nuances provided by the final coat.

Exceptional decorative results with our Limecrete® tadelakt effect microcement. A product of maximum technical performance with which it is not necessary to use large quantities to achieve the most efficient dream results.

The irresistible aesthetic that combines tradition and roots, capable of creating rooms truly endowed with style, modernity and distinction. A contrast with the most interesting results in interior decoration, while having the guarantee, safety and peace of mind of protected, resistant and extremely functional surfaces.