"Tadelakt" is the oldest and most prized, Moroccan mortar tradition, in the world. It is the process of applying the locally burned lime plaster from the Marrakesh plateau. When prepared, applied and cared for correctly it becomes hydrophobic and is suitable for interior and exterior use. It's marble like appearance makes it ideal for bathrooms, fire places, table tops, stairways and other ornamental use. Tadelakt is absolutely unique. It is the coating of the old Turkish Hamas (steam houses) riads and palaces of Morocco. Tadelakt, freely translated means to rub in. In this case it is meant that the nearly finished lime plaster is polished with a stone, rubbing "olive soap" in to the surface. The soap, which is based on pure saponified olive oil, adds to the shine, but perhaps even more importantly it makes sure the surface is left waterproof.
The ancient secrets have been passed down through history and preserved by only a few. In today's world of quick, synthetic and cheap, there are few plasterers who practice the tradition of "tadelakt" and few people who have the opportunity to touch,feel and appreciate this ancient Moroccan legend in their own homes.
Hard as marble - Soft as silk...... "TADELAKT"
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