Tadelakt Polishing Stone for Tadelakt Plaster.
The Tadelakt Polishing Stone is ergonomically shaped and made specifically for the burnishing of Tadelakt Plaster.
Use by hand with traditional Polishing Soap in small motions to massage the surface of Tadelakt.
This unique application technique creates a water-repellent surface and a beautiful, tactile finish for use in wet rooms and bathrooms.
Kreidezeit Tadelakt is a polished plaster based on the original Moroccan plaster meaning ‘to rub’ or ‘knead’ in Arabic. The use of this unique plaster had a practical purpose in a hot, arid climate. Records indicate that nomads used it to seal reservoirs for retaining drinking water. Later on, bath houses, riads and palaces were also plastered using tadelakt.
Use as an alternative to tiling in wet rooms, showers and bathrooms.
Applying Tadelakt, using a range of hand tools, allows you to follow the lines of the substrate closely. Therefore you can apply to curved surfaces such as sinks and baths which would typically be difficult to successfully burnish with a trowel alone.
The technique for finishing the plaster is unique: apply the plaster, brush the surface with olive soap and burnish with a small, hard stone. Stoning the surface compresses the plaster and also achieves a beautiful surface shine.
This process, along with the reaction with the olive soap, makes the plaster water repellent.
With guidance and practice we believe it is not outside the realms of a DIY project.
Tadelakt has a beautiful, smooth appearance and is exceptionally tactile. Its versatility means that there are very few limitations in terms of the surfaces and shapes you can apply it to.
Formed from natural hydraulic lime, selected sands and marble powder.