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  • Tadelakt microcement with excellent resistance | Natture

    With Natture we go back to the origins to look to the future. We go back to the beginnings of tadelakt in Morocco more than two millennia ago to offer a harder, more sustainable and more workable coating. A microcement with the Topciment® guarantee to create decorative finishes for life.

    Two-component lime-based microcement that stands out for its lower shrinkage and greater chemical and mechanical resistance. Low-thickness continuous coating of extreme hardness for floors and walls.

    Natture illustrates the handcrafted look of tadelakt. A microcement of unparalleled beauty, reminiscent of tadelakt but also of concrete, given its extensive decorative finishes.

    A product with a natural and material appeal, it can be applied with a trowel and can be re-trowelled. Luxury, quality, distinction and demonstrable resistance between 1 and 3 mm thick.

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    A silky smooth, rock hard tadelakt coating

    Natture has splendid qualities that make it a decorative coating to be taken into account. The multiplicity of effects and textures it makes possible, as well as a more eco-friendly formulation compared to other materials, are just some of its more than interesting conditions. A delicate and silky smooth tadelakt microcement, almost as hard as a rock.

    Seamless continuous coating

    It facilitates rapid renovation of spaces, without joints or visual breaks, providing greater spaciousness and luminosity. It is also the microcement with the least shrinkage, so it does not crack or fissure.

    Can be applied on different surfaces and materials

    applicable on floors and walls, interiors and exteriors, on numerous types of substrate: concrete, cement, ceramic, plaster, drywall, plasterboard, etc.

    Exquisite workability

    There is no point of comparison between the workability of Natture and other coatings.

    Variety of colours, effects and finishes

    Its extensive palette of colours as well as the fact that it is a tadelakt microcement that can be re-trowelled, exponentially multiplies its effects and textures. Finishes with a tadelakt and concrete appearance; matt, satin and gloss.

    High adhesion and hardness

    Mineral coating with excellent adhesion and hardness.

    Possibility of being applied "fresh on fresh"

    Natture is a microcement that can be applied with this technique, thus adding a new decorative effect. When the second layer no longer has "tac", the third layer can be applied.

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    A microcement with a tadelakt effect with unlimited finishes

    Natture is a lime mortar that allows you to give free rein to your creativity. The decorative finishes that can be achieved are practically infinite thanks to the variety of its colour palette but also its textures.

    A harder and more workable microcement that is capable of emulating the natural beauty of tadelakt, transporting us to the very heart of Marrakech; but also concrete, much rougher and with an industrial appearance that constitutes a complete innovation as an ornamental resource. Versatility raised to its maximum potential as it is a microcement that can be re-trowelled, thus obtaining new finishes that are hidden from the naked eye.

    Tadelakt: the perfect balance between functionality and aesthetics

    Freedom of expression in capital letters, combining aesthetics and technology to offer a mineral coating of incomparable charm and functionality in any field of use. A micromortar that is extra resistant to compression and abrasion, providing unequalled durability.

    A tadelakt effect microcement with excellent adhesion to any substrate, natural finish and even less shrinkage. The perfect harmony for any self-respecting room.

    A lime-based microcement with a low thickness that forms a real renovation asset that fits in any space, giving it character, elegance and timelessness. The perfect complement for walkable and non-walkable surfaces, indoors and outdoors.

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    Natture XL 20 Kg

    Natture XL tadelakt microcement preparation and finishing microcement

    Natture XL is a multifunctional tadelakt effect microcement, as it can be used as a preparatory and finishing coating. Also, depending on whether or not the product is re-trowelled , leaving the pore more open or more closed, it has the added capacity of offering an exposed concrete finish.

    Two-component and lime-based, this mortar can be applied on floors and vertical surfaces. Both in interior and exterior spaces. A mortar that stands out for its robustness, providing consistency and solidity to the substrate to be treated.

    In terms of its granulometry, it is the coating with the thickest aggregate in the Natture family. Although its most widespread use is as a base, it can be used as a finishing coating if a more rustic finish is desired.

    Download here the Natture XL technical sheet Natture XL

    Technical characteristics

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    Maximum aggregate size

    0,4mm

    Densidad aparente
    Compressive strength (EN 13892-2)

    ≥60 N/mm² (28 days)

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    Flexural strength (EN 13892-2)

    ≥15 N/mm² (28 days)

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    Adhesion strength (EN 13892-8)

    ≥1,5 N/mm² (28 days)

    Consumption

    The consumption of Natture XL may vary depending on the substrate. As a general rule: 2 kg/m² in two coats.

    Packaging

    Natture XL tadelakt microcement is sold in 20 kg buckets.

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    Natture L 20 Kg

    Tadelakt microcement base and finish Natture L

    Natture L is another alternative for use as a tadelakt microcement as a base but also as a finish. Unlike its predecessor, the finish obtained with this granulometry is much more stony and natural. Despite having a slightly finer aggregate, it offers the same resistance as the XL.

    It is also a two-component coating, lime-based and suitable for floors and walls alike. Its excellent performance allows it to be used in interior and exterior spaces.

    Tadelakt effect microcement that contributes to the durability of the new coating, giving the base the stability it needs. In fact, it is designed above all as a preparatory coating. To acquire a more rustic finish, it can be used as a finishing microcement.

    Download here the Natture XL technical sheet Natture L

    Technical characteristics

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    Maximum aggregate size

    0,3mm

    Densidad aparente
    Compressive strength (EN 13892-2)

    ≥60 N/mm² (28 days)

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    Flexural strength (EN 13892-2)

    ≥15 N/mm² (28 days)

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    Adhesion strength (EN 13892-8)

    ≥1,5 N/mm² (28 days)

    Consumption

    The consumption of Natture L depends on the coated substrate. As a general rule: 1,4 kg/m² in two coats.

    Packaging

    Natture L tadelakt microcement is available in 20 kg buckets.

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    Natture M 20 Kg

    Natture M tadelakt microcement finish for floors and walls

    The purpose of Natture M is to decorate walkable and non-walkable surfaces, horizontals and verticals. A tadelakt microcement finish for indoor and outdoor use that gives the treated surface suggestive and highly variable finishes. Infinite effects and textures within the reach of a single product.

    A lime-based, two-component coating that gives the surface great hardness and maximum workability. A floor or wall with a long useful life and which does not crack under any circumstances. It stands out for guaranteeing a very natural and smooth finish to the surface.

    Download here the Natture XL technical sheet Natture M

    Technical characteristics

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    Maximum aggregate size

    0,2mm

    Densidad aparente
    Compressive strength (EN 13892-2)

    ≥45 N/mm² (28 days)

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    Flexural strength (EN 13892-2)

    ≥15 N/mm² (28 days)

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    Adhesion strength (EN 13892-8)

    ≥1,5 N/mm² (28 days)

    Consumption

    The consumption of Natture M varies according to the substrate. As a general rule: 1 kg/m² in two coats.

    Packaging

    Natture M tadelakt microcement is available in 20 kg buckets.

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    Natture S 20 Kg

    Tadelakt microcement finish for walls only Natture S

    Tadelakt is the stucco of stuccos, a decorative technique that has been handed down from generation to generation for more than 2,000 years. A refined, sophisticated and elegant coating that reaches another level for walls with Natture S. Our finishing tadelakt microcement designed for walls and other non-trafficable surfaces.

    A two-component, lime-based coating with the finest aggregate of all. Just 0.1 mm is enough to make a difference and create spectacular textures on walls. It is the ideal granulometry to reproduce a stucco finish on vertical surfaces.

    Download here the Natture XL technical sheet Natture S

    Technical characteristics

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    Maximum aggregate size

    0,1mm

    Densidad aparente
    Compressive strength (EN 13892-2)

    ≥32 N/mm² (28 days)

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    Flexural strength (EN 13892-2)

    ≥10 N/mm² (28 days)

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    Adhesion strength (EN 13892-8)

    ≥1,2 N/mm² (28 days)

    Consumption

    The consumption of Natture S will depend on the substrate. As a general rule: 0.5 kg/m² in two coats.

    Packaging

    Natture S tadelakt microcement is available in 15 kg packaging.

    ACRICEM

    Acricem

    Acricem, component B of tadelakt microcement Natture

    Acricem is an acrylic resin that acts as the B component of tadelakt microcement Natture, among others. It forms a water-based resin that serves as an additive to the mixing water of mortars. It stands out for its excellent penetration and stabilisation of the substrate. It provides extra hardness to the coating.

    See technical data sheet for Acricem, Natture component B

    + How to apply tadelakt microcement Natture on floors

    Step 1. Preparing the substrate

    Prepare the floor, ensuring that the substrate is consolidated, in good condition, clean and free of grease.

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    Step 2. Priming the floor

    Each application requires a specific solution. Depending on the floor, use the corresponding primer: Primacem Plus, Primacem Abs or Primapox 100 Barrier.

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    Step 3. Laying flexible fibre mesh

    Before applying the tadelakt mortar Natture, use a flexible Builtex fibre mesh to prevent cracks and fissures.

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    Paso 3 Natture

    Step 4. Mixing Natture mortar with Acricem resin

    Pour the Acricem resin into a container and pigment until a homogeneous finish is achieved (see proportions in the technical data sheet). Add the Natture mortar and mix at low revolutions for at least 4 minutes.

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    Step 5. Apply 2 coats of microcement tadelakt Natture XL/L

    Depending on the substrate and the finish to be achieved, apply 2 coats of tadelakt microcement Natture XL or Natture L with a metal trowel (4 hours drying time between coats). Sand each coat with 40 grit sandpaper.

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    Step 6. Apply 1 coat of tadelakt microcement Natture XL/L/M

    Finish decorating the floor with a coat of our tadelakt microcement Natture. Depending on the desired finish, choose between granulometries M, XL or L. Allow to dry for 4 hours between coats. Sand with 40 grit sandpaper.

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    Step 7. Seal with 2 coats of Presealer and 2 coats of Topsealer WT

    Seal the screed after 24 to 48 hours. Apply two coats of Presealer primer (1 hour between coats) and then two coats of any Topsealer WT varnish (24 hours between coats).

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    + How to apply the tadelakt microcement Natture on walls

    Step 1. Conditioning the substrate

    Prepare the wall, making sure that the surface is consolidated, clean and free of grease.

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    paso 1 Natture

    Step 2. Priming the wall

    Use the most suitable primer according to the wall. Use one of the following adhesion promoters: Primacem Plus, Primacem Abs or Primapox 100 Barrier.

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    Paso 2 Natture

    Step 3. Adding the Acricem resin to the Natture mortar

    In a container, add the Acricem resin (check the proportions in the technical data sheet) and pigment until a homogeneous finish is obtained. Add the Natture mortar and mix at low revolutions for at least 4 minutes.

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    Step 4. Apply 2 coats of tadelakt microcement Natture XL/ L

    In the same way as for floors, choose between our tadelakt microcement Natture XL and Natture L and apply 2 coats of product using a metal trowel (4 hours drying time between coats). Sand each coat with 40 grit sandpaper.

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    Step 5. Apply 1 coat of tadelakt microcement Natture XL/L/M/S

    Finish decorating the wall with 1 coat of the tadelakt microcement of your choice, depending on whether you want to achieve a more exposed concrete, stone, stucco, etc. finish. Opt for Natture XL, Natture L, Natture M or Natture S. Use 40 grit sandpaper after each coat. Allow to dry for 4 hours between coats.

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    Step 6. Seal with 2 coats of Presealer and 2 coats of Topsealer WT

    24-48 hours later, seal the wall with 2 coats of Presealer primer (4 hours between coats) and then two more coats of one of our Topsealer WT varnishes (24 hours between coats).

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    Tadelakt microcement for high decoration: 34 colours and counting

    Natture has a wide palette of intense and deep colours with which to acquire highly decorative finishes. A catalogue made up of 34 colours that leave no one indifferent and which increase to 68 if the product is trowelled.

    Changing textures are the result of the versatility of a tadelakt-look microcement with which to create unique pieces of craftsmanship. Long-lasting designs that look like something out of a museum.

    Below are digital simulations of the colours in which Natture is available. On the left, the finish of the coating applied as is; on the right, the finish after refinishing. If the customer requires a different colour, it can be obtained using our ARCOCEM® pigments.

    color  Obsidian
    Color Negro

    Obsidian

    color  Oyster
    Color Shale Gray

    Oyster

    color  Wood
    Color Plomo

    Wood

    color  Earth
    Color Marron

    Earth

    color  Bordeaux
    Color Wengue

    Bordeaux

    color  Stalctite
    Color Pizarra

    Stalactite

    color  Himalaya
    Color Himalaya

    Alps

    color  Willow
    color  Cemento

    Willow

    color  Mud
    Color Café

    Mud

    color  Moss
    color  Topo

    Moss

    color  Rhino
    Color Acero

    Rhino

    color  Steam
    Color Titanio

    Steam

    color  Owl
    Color French gray

    Owl

    color  Waterfall
    Color Paris

    Waterfall

    color  Russet
    color  Cobre

    Russet

    color  Plata
    Color Plata

    Mist

    color  Tundra
    Color Perla

    Tundra

    color  Dove
    Color Liquen

    Dove

    color  Polar
    Color Blanco

    Polar

    color  Blizzard
    Color Blanco Roto

    Blizzard

    color  Clam
    Color Marfil

    Clam

    color  Sandstorm
    color  Kalahari

    Sandstorm

    color  Goldmine
    Color Desert Tan

    Goldmine

    color  Champagne
    Color Arena

    Champagne

    color  Nubia
    color  Mojave

    Nubia

    color  Jungle
    Color Selva

    Jungle

    color  Pistacho

    Pistachio

    color  Sunflower
    color   Azafran

    Sunflower

    color  Goldfish
    color  Calabaza

    Goldfish

    color  Kyanite
    color  Azul noche

    Kyanite

    color  Ocean
    color  Azul profundo

    Ocean

    color  Aquamarine
    color  Jade

    Aquamarine

    color  Carmin
    color  Carmin

    Lobster

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    Frequently asked questions about tadelakt

    Tadelakt is a stucco effect coating composed of various limes. Its natural finish and its impermeability are the two most important advantages of this coating. It is a handcrafted decorative technique that is used especially for decorating walls and offers a warm and soft aesthetic.

    Tadelakt consists of lime dyed with natural pigments and polished with pebbles to obtain that soft, shiny and natural look for which it is characterised. It is an ancient decorative technique which formulation has been modernised by mixing lime powder and marble and then polishing it with a trowel.

    Tadelakt is a word that comes from Arabic, specifically from the verb "dakala", meaning "to massage, rub, polish". It is an ancient decorative technique that dates back to Morocco and arose from the need to protect the walls of the hammams from humidity. But it was also used in riads and basins to mould pottery vessels in the purest Moroccan style.

    There are many benefits why tadelakt continues to be one of the most versatile and widely used stuccos in decoration. Here are the most important ones:

    Totally ecological:

    tadelakt is an ecological coating, made from materials that are not harmful to the environment or to human or animal health. A product that fits perfectly in today's environment where companies are partly focusing their policies on reducing their ecological footprint.

    High resistance to humidity

    tadelakt withstands very high levels of environmental humidity. This is why it is one of the most suitable coverings for renovating rooms such as steam rooms or bathrooms. In this sense, it does not proliferate mould and other problems derived from the humidity to which spaces such as bathrooms are exposed.

    Wide variety of finishes

    the wide range of colours available for tadelakt, as well as the possibility of being able to refinish the product, contribute to countless decorative finishes.

    A highly durable stucco

    the lime that makes up tadelakt is largely responsible for its long service life. A coating capable of remaining in optimum condition despite the passage of time.

    Although tadelakt stucco has a history of more than 2,000 years, it has been gaining new followers in recent years due to its multiple decorative possibilities. It is a material designed for both interior and exterior cladding and can be used on walls, façades, furniture and floors.

    To avoid future problems with the tadelakt coating, the following application method must be strictly followed; the first step is to clean the substrate properly and ensure that it is in good condition.

    1. First coat as a primer

    This coat ensures good adhesion of the tadelakt to the new substrate.

    2. Wet the surface

    Next, it is necessary to dampen the substrate minimally with water.

    3. Apply two coats of tadelakt

    Put a first layer of tadelakt on the wall, smooth it with a spatula and leave it to dry overnight. Once the wall is completely dry, apply a second layer, slightly thicker than the first. Leave to dry in the same way.

    4. Apply a coat of wax to waterproof the wall.

    To finish the application of the tadelakt, it is important to use a wax to solidify the coating and also to achieve that much-prized waterproof finish.

    The bathroom is one of the best rooms for tadelakt because of the impermeability it confers on the treated substrate. How? By closing the pores of the material and then polishing it. Mixed with natural pigments, an infinite number of decorative finishes can be obtained, making it an ideal alternative to tiles.

    Furthermore, if you decide to cover your bathroom walls with tadelakt, they will be able to "breathe", as it is a material that is porous to air but not to water. A wall tiling with incomparable aesthetics and incalculable performance. Opting for tadelakt in the bathroom means forgetting about the appearance of mould, fungus and bacteria.

    Considering the advantages of this lime-based mortar, it is safe to say that the price of tadelakt is very affordable. However, there are a series of elements that condition the final cost per square metre of this cladding, which we are going to develop below.

    M2 of the surface

    the first factor to be analysed is the size of the substrate to be coated with tadelakt, as it directly affects the amount to be paid.

    Finish required

    on the other hand, the type of finish to be applied to the floor or wall is also crucial to determine the price per m2 of tadelakt, as the cost will vary depending on the technique, the number of coats and the type of product used.

    Surface repair or not

    in line with the previous point, not all substrates are in an optimum state when tadelakt is applied. The surface must be perfect and, to achieve this, any necessary repairs must be carried out; in these cases, the price per m2 increases.

    Quality of the product

    of course, the better the product and performance, the higher the price will be.

    Labour

    it seems obvious, and it is, but it is still a circumstance to be considered. Each applicator has his own rates to assess the performance of his work. In fact, it is one of the variables that can most affect the cost of tadelakt.

    In short, there is no fixed cost per square metre. There are many variables, circumstances and context that define how much this lime mortar is worth. However, a price range can be fixed. Thus, the price of tadelakt per square metre ranges between 70 and 100 euros.

    Natture is a coating that maintains its good mechanical and chemical resistance outdoors, so it can be applied outdoors without any problems, including facades.

    Natture is a lime-based microcement that is characterised by minimal shrinkage, thus ensuring the creation of durable coatings that do not crack. However, for 100% guarantee, we recommend the use of mesh in the case of screeds.

    Natture allows you to choose between different adhesion promoters, according to the tastes and preferences of each client. In this sense, we recommend using Primacem ABS or Primacem Plus primers and, in the event that the substrate may be damp, we recommend Primapox 100 Barrier, as it blocks capillary humidity.

    To increase the chemical resistance of tadelakt Natture microcement, it is advisable to seal the substrate and protect it. To do this, apply two coats of Presealer followed by two coats of Topsealer WT.

    Natture includes 34 colours, however, if the customer wishes, it is possible to obtain different shades. Either by mixing pigments or by configuring new ones from our Arcocem basic colours.

    No, not all granulometries are suitable for floors and walls. While Natture XL, L and M can be applied on both substrates, Natture S can only be applied on vertical surfaces.

    Natture is designed as a low-thickness continuous coating that stands out for its low shrinkage and hardness. It is therefore suitable for decorating interior and exterior walls or floors where these qualities are to be exploited. In terms of aesthetics, it is perfect for emulating a tadelakt or concrete finish.

    The Natture technical data sheet specifies the mixing proportions of powder and resin that have been tested in our laboratories by our chemists. Depending on the temperature and humidity of the environment and substrate, the sample ratio may vary slightly. If you want or need to make the product more fluid, you can add a little resin without exceeding 2%.