Tadelakt: What you Need to Know About Moroccan Plaster

a wet room design with tadelakt walls
(Image credit: Darren Chung c/o The Watermark Collection)

Tadelakt, sometimes referred to as Moroccan plaster, is a traditional plaster indigenous to the Marrakesh region of Morocco that can be used as a stylish wall covering and alternative to tiles in bathrooms. 

By plastering walls with tadelakt, you're able to create a solid, waterproof surface that is seamless, has no grout lines and is resistant to mould, which perhaps explains why this traditional plaster style has become so popular in contemporary, minimalist homes. 

Hugh Metcalf

Hugh is editor of sister title Livingetc.com and former digital editor of homebuilding.co.uk. He has worked on a range of home, design and property magazines, including Grand Designs, Essential Kitchens, Bathrooms, Bedrooms and Good Homes. Hugh has developed a passion for modern architecture and green homes, and moonlights as an interior designer, having designed and managed projects ranging from single rooms to whole house renovations and large extensions. He's currently renovating his own Victorian terrace in Essex, DIYing as much of the work as possible. He's recently finished his kitchen renovation, which involved knocking through walls, and landscaping a courtyard garden, and is currently working on a bathroom renovation.