Nature Stone is proud to be the leader in the stone and resin flooring industry. Thanks to our great customers, we have become the largest company of its kind in the U.S.A. As a consumer and end user of stone and resin flooring, we want you to be knowledgeable about our exceptional flooring system.
A Unique Flooring System
Nature Stone is an unequaled blend of natural stone and specially formulated resin that is expertly hand troweled to create a seamless, slip-resistant granular carpet flooring. The result is a shiny, diamond-like finish which enhances the beauty and color of natural stone that will last for a lifetime.
Nature Stone is a unique flooring system that is durable, long-lasting and stain resistant.
Nature Stone covers unsightly concrete and its thickness can be adjusted up or down to correct uneven floors.
Nature Stone is a porous product that allows moisture/ dampness to pass through the matrix eliminating puddling and leaving the surface safe, clean and dry. Water hydrostatic pressure, even flooding will not harm Nature Stone.
Formulas (Resin Binder)
Our Nature Stone Resin Binder is a blend of high quality Nature Stone's binder is 100% resin, there are no solvents added to dilute the binder or cut cost. Nature Stone's binder is pre-packaged and pre-measured in units to guarantee consistent quality and proper performance; to ensure UV resistance; and to provide gloss retention, adhesion, strength and proper curing. The quality and amount of the resin binder is crucial to produce a superior product.
Nature Stone is consistently striving to improve our products and provide our customers with an unparalleled stone and resin flooring. We continue to make a substantial investment in research and development in our effort to offer superior material and installation processes to our customers.
Type of Stone
Nature Stone Aggregate: Just as important as the binding agents is the size, type and and cut of the stone being used; Nature Stone has selected and offers the best stones for our system. Whether a stone is small or large, flat cut or rounded, a river stone, or a marble or quartz stone will determine the proper ratio of stone mix to the unit of resin binder.
The Nature Stone proper mix ratio was developed to formulate the stone to resin binder. The mix ratio can vary from 100-lbs. to 250-lbs. of resin binder depending on the type of stone. The cost of materials can vary dramatically depending on the mix ratio.
Nature Stone is typically installed between 1/2" and 3/4" thickness for maximum strength. Our proven mix ratio and application is designed to provide:
- Proper compressive strength.
- Proper flow through to self-prime and guarantee adhesion to concrete.
- Proper wet-out for stone-to-stone binding.
Protective Top Coat: Our Exclusive Flooring System is top coated with a non-yellowing, protective top coat. It has been proven that this top coat provides for longer gloss retention, protection of the top coat from UV exposure and wear, ease of cleaning and lower maintenance costs over the years.
Nature Stone Expansion Strips
Our specially designed Nature Stone expansion strips are unique to Nature Stone. They were developed by and are manufactured exclusively for Nature Stone. Their use in appropriate areas has greatly diminished the risk of failure along expansion and control joints in the existing substrates.
Nature Stone uses of 40 different types of granules that can be combined to create a wide range of exotic colors such as Alabama Rainbow, Razorback Red, and White Rose Marble. Borders can be created from a different shade of stone to give a dynamic look to the resulting piece.
Nature Stone can also be used to create special designs such as a monogram, fleur de lis, or even a logo inlaid into your floor or wall project.
- Nature Stone can be spread over concrete. It corrects unevenness, cracks and other problems.
- Nature Stone is durable, long lasting and stain resistant.
- Nature Stone permanently bonds to concrete and is salt resistant.
- Nature Stone allows water to pass through eliminating "puddling."
- Nature Stone will not buckle or crack like concrete.
- Nature Stone withstands severe weather because it allows expansion and contraction with the seasons. Nature Stone can support heavy loads of up to 8,000 to 9,000 PSI.
don't be fooled - there is only one nature stone
There are many different resin formulations available on the market. Some are very inexpensive while others can be very costly. Obviously, the cost and subsequent quality can greatly affect the performance of the stone flooring in areas such as gloss, clarity, UV resistance and discoloration. Also as important is the amount of resin used vs. the type of stone. If proper mix ratios are not used (i.e., using more stone and less resin), the strength, adhesion and overall performance of the stone flooring can greatly suffer. The surface preparation, thickness, top coating and protective top coating will also affect long-term performance and initial cost of the flooring.
Eliminating or diluting any one of these factors can result in much lower costs. However, this will ultimately result in poor performance, a short life span of the product and costly, continuous repairs or maintenance.