Bespoke Tadelakt Steam Bath


Using traditional Moroccan Tadelakt finish an authentic hammam style steam bath was created. A challenge posed by this project was to achieve remote switching of the steam from the main residence over a distance of 350 metres, enabling the client to prepare the steam room in advance of use. Special design features were included. For example, an ornate pull handle and concealed linear drain at the room’s entrance.

Moroccan Tadelakt finish
Moroccan Tadelakt finish

The interior of the steam room was finished using Tadelakt, a versatile Moroccan plaster suitable for almost any internal or external wall. Applied seamlessly it resulted in a beautifully smooth surface for the steam room benching and interior, free from grout lines.

 

To complete the authentic look, a traditional ornate hand pull was fitted, which matched the hinges and blended perfectly with the surrounding area.

Traditional hand pull
Traditional hand pull

A linear drain was used as a design feature of the steam room. Sited within the door entrance it provides an attractive alternative to a standard central drain.
Linear drain
Linear drain
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