Tadelakt is a Moroccan finishing technique, the word “tadelakt” comes from the Arabic verb “dlek” which means to rub, knead or caress.
Tadelakt plaster is a beautiful natural material that can enhance elements of the modern day home. With a texture and patina unmatched by any interior or exterior lime based plaster available on the market today,resembling honed stone and often referred to as looking like like leather. It is a mineral-based polished hydraulic lime plaster Authentic Plaster & Stucco is the leading installer of Tadelakt lime plaster and stucco in Vancouver BC in Western Canada.
Tadelakt plaster is becoming an extremely popular alternative to traditional wet area materials such as limestone and ceramic tile . Tadelakt functions extremely well in wet areas and can form a seamless, monolithic finish to kitchen back splashes, bathroom, shower and powder room areas. Made from natural hydraulic lime, quartz and marble. Tadelakt is naturally white in color and can be pigmented to varying intensities using natural color earth pigments creating spectacular intense patinas .
It is applied by hand and is compressed to a dense smooth finish, The olive soap (a fatty acid) penetrates the Tadelakt, then reacts with the lime creating a water-resistant surface.