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What are the alternatives for tiles in bathrooms?

There are a few very interesting alternatives, such as microcement, Venetian plaster or tadelakt, which are perfect for the bathroom. The main feature of this products is its waterproofness, so there is no problem with mould, which is very common when joints are used. Another advantage of tiles alternatives is that those types of plaster are very durable and can last for years in perfect condition.

Can I have a bathroom without tiles?

Of course! The use of tiles often requires the use of joints which discolour with time. It is also important to note that dirt and bacteria accumulate between the joints and tiles very easily, which is not a very healthy solution. There are natural products on the market, such as tadelakt, which consists of natural ingredients and does not emit harmful substances.

What is the best material to use on bathroom walls?

One of the best product dedicated to bathroom walls is tadelakt, which is natural, durable and waterproof. Tadelakt is a lime-based plaster which has been used for centuries and still amazes with its timeless look. Bathrooms, due to many surfaces exposed to moisture, require waterproof solutions, so besides tadelakt, microcement or Venetian plaster may also be a good solution.

How can I decorate my floor without tiles?

The use of plaster can be the best option to create a unique and beautiful interior. Tadelakt can be used on the floor as well as on walls what can make a stunning effect in your interior. Moreover, using natural plasters there is no need to apply joints, which helps to keep the floor clean and tidy for a longer time.

Is Tadelakt waterproof?

Yes, tadelakt is characterised by excellent waterproofness and that is why this product works perfectly in areas which have contact with water. It can be applied both in bathrooms and outdoors. This product has been used for centuries in traditional Moroccan houses.

Does Tadelakt crack?

Tadelakt does not crack because of this type of plaster, due to its natural property, breathes and does not cause crushing or splintering. This is one of the reasons why it can be used both on walls and on the floor.

How do you clean Tadelakt?

When it comes to tadelakt, the simple solution is the best solution, so you can clean it with water and a soft sponge. If you want to do something extra you can add a small amount of olive oil soap to the water. Tadelakt doesn’t require a special procedure to maintain, this is why it works so well in frequently used areas.

Can you use tadelakt in a shower?

Yes, tadelakt can be used in all wet areas due to its waterproofness. The shower area is also highly exposed to the residues of cosmetics such as soaps and shampoos, which is why tadelakt performs much better than traditional tiles, which require constant washing. Tadelakt is a natural plaster and is very easy to keep clean.

What is lime plaster made of?

Lime plaster is a special type of plaster which is composed of few natural ingredients such as sand, water, and lime. This mixture of substances is natural and therefore completely environmental safe. It is also worth noting that natural plasters have breathing qualities and are very easy to maintain.

Is there a waterproof plaster?

There are several waterproof plasters on the market at the moment. One of the most popular is tadelakt, which, due to its natural ingredients, is an ideal substitute for traditional tiles. Microcement and Venetian plaster are also a good solution in terms of waterproof products.

Is lime plaster more expensive?

Yes, lime plaster is slightly more expensive than other solutions. This means that it has to be applied by a professional because the precise application of the lime requires great skills. However, the initial costs may seem high, but considering the durability and unique design of such a plaster, it will certainly pay off.

What is waterproof plaster?

Waterproof plaster is a hardened surface that is resistant to water and therefore is ideal for wet areas. A great waterproof plaster is tadelakt, which is a completely natural and safe product.

What is Marmorino plaster?

Marmorino is a type of plaster based on calcium oxide and used for decorating internal and external walls. This product can be used for finishing many different surfaces with a matt, satin or glossy effect. Marmorino was originally used in Roman times, but during the Renaissance period, it regained its popularity.

How do you plaster a wall?

To create a perfect looking wall, we apply two layers of plaster, with about an hour gap. Then we trowel the wall several times to remove all the ripples. Finally, we use a wet brush to brush the wall and then we trowel them again. The whole process requires precision and time, which is why our professional staff are involved in it.

Is Marmorino waterproof?

Yes, Marmorino has waterproofing properties. It also has antibacterial properties which make it very desirable in premium bathrooms and other wet areas. It is not limited to indoor use, you can also find it outdoors.

What is the difference between Venetian plaster and Marmorino?

The difference between Venetian plaster and other lime plaster, such as Marmorino, is that there are no aggregates in it. Traditional plaster contains aggregates such as marble or granite. Other plasters are similar in design to Venetian plasters, but these aggregates give them thickness and subtle texture.

What is called a decorative plaster?

Decorative plaster is often called a 'plasterwork' and this name refers to a durable plaster used to carve decorative elements directly onto an inner or outer wall or surface. There are many types and styles in which such plaster can be used, which is why it has been used for decorative purposes for centuries.

Can you use Venetian plaster in a bathroom?

Definitely yes! Venetian plaster creates a marble-like structure and has been a very sophisticated decorative element for years. This product is water-resistant and completely environment friendly, which is ideal for elegant bathrooms. Its structure is very durable and timeless.

Is microcement waterproof?

Yes, microcement is waterproof and hardwearing, that is why it is often used outdoors as well as indoors, especially in wet areas.

Can you use microcement in a bathroom?

Of course, due to the excellent waterproofness of microcement, this product can be used in bathrooms and all areas which have contact with water. Additionally, microcement doesn’t need joints, so it is easy to maintain on various surfaces.

What is microcement?

Microcement is an exquisite decorative composite coating based on cement and water-based resins, with some additives and mineral pigments. The unique feature of this product is that it can be shaped and coloured in various ways, which is ideal for modern and industrial interiors.

What are the types of natural wall finishes?

There are many different types of plaster finishes. The basic ones can be divided into matt, satin and glossy finish, but it is also possible to create a plaster with a specially adapted structure. The special ones include those resembling wood, leather and many others.

What types of Venetian polished plaster are there?

There are many different types of Venetian plaster on the market. However, to identify a few of the most popular ones, it is worth noting Marmorino, Scagliola and Sgraffito. Marmorino is distinguished by its many finishing options, from matt through satin to shiny, and has been used since Roman times. Scagliola resembles a marble incrustation and has been used since the 17th century. Sgraffito is associated with the application of a thin layer of one colour and then scraping it off in places to reveal another.

What is the best waterproof product to use on bathroom walls?

One of the best and most unique waterproof products that can be used in bathrooms is tadelakt. This product is extremely durable and stylish, so it is ideal for wet areas. You can also use Venetian plaster or microcement, which will also work perfectly in the interior.

What is tadelakt?

Tadelakt is a lime-plaster found in Morocco. This beautiful plaster finish is characterised by excellent waterproofness and therefore it is an ideal product suitable for use in bathrooms and all wet areas. Tadelakt is easy to maintain and comes with a variety of colours which makes this plaster the best solution for many surfaces.

What is travertino?

Travertino was already used in ancient Egypt. It is a natural stone which is very easy to process, which makes it a very good material for interior decoration. The main characteristic of such a stone is the holes that are formed by carbon dioxide evasion.

What is stucco?

Stucco was already known in the ancient Roman times. It consists mainly of lime, fine-grained sand and sometimes also a filler made of marble dust. Stucco is a fine material used for decorative purposes on walls and ceilings. The application of this product requires great care.