Tadelakt

Tadelakt is a traditional Moroccan wall finish originating in the Marrakech Region; it is historically found in the hammams, the Moroccan steam baths, and in the riads of Marrakech.  Tadelakt has a smooth appearance, slightly shiny like Marmorino Carrara, but is thicker and less textured.  It is very durable and quite water-resistant, but remains breathable. Tadelakt is an ideal lime-based plaster finish for showers and bathrooms and other wet areas.

Tadelakt showers are a stunning alternative to tile.

Tadelakt showers are a stunning alternative to tile.

About our Tadelakt…

Stucco Italiano Tadelakt is manufactured in Italy by Giovanni Polistena.  Giovanni’s intentions in developing this Moroccan-style plaster were to remain entirely faithful to the look, feel, and chemical makeup of the original Moroccan Tadelakt, while creating a more sophisticated, user-friendly product. Enlisting the help and guidance of experienced installers, Giovanni spent years formulating the perfect blend of natural limes, clays, and sands to create our beautiful Tadelakt material.

Our version of the classic Moroccan Tadelakt is now preferred by many installers for it’s beauty, ease of installation, and ability to resist delaminating/detaching from the surface as plasters of this nature often do in the hands of the most expert installers.  The results speak for themselves – Stucco Italiano Tadelakt is the equal to its Moroccan counterpart in look and durability, and is superior in ease of application, price, and availability.

Tadelakt by Martin Mahoney, New York, NY

Composition: Tadelakt consists of lime powder, slightly hydraulic, with stone granules of variable thickness, special additives to facilitate application by aiding in adhesion and reducing cracking.

Theoretical Yield for 18 KG Bucket: 65-75 sq. feet for 2.5 coats.

Tadelakt by Martin Mahoney, New York, NY

 

 

Tinting Information

Application Instructions 

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Purchase Tadelakt

***Tadelakt is currently available on our online store in 3 KG sample sizes. To purchase larger quantities of Tadelakt please call us at 206.838.5888 or email Aaron

 

Tadelakt is suitable for exterior application as well as interior

Tadelakt is suitable for exterior application as well as interior