Nanotech for
Natural & Engineered
Stone Surfaces

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Natural and engineered stone surfaces like marble, granite, and limestone are susceptible to damage from water, chemicals, and scratches, which can spoil their quality and even shorten their lifespan. Here's where Nanotechnology comes in.

Lotus Nano: Leading independent nanotech and nanocoating consulting in India.


Natural and engineered stones such as marble, granite, and quartz lend an elegant touch to spaces, making them a favoured choice. However, their inherent susceptibility to water, chemicals, and physical damages decreases their longevity and necessitates continuous professional maintenance. This hassle, along with their premium pricing, gives rise to a unique set of challenges.

Tackling these, nanotechnology solutions, have emerged as a reliable defender of these beautiful surfaces. They specially fortify stone materials, enhancing their longevity, resilience, and aesthetic allure, all while alleviating maintenance needs, providing a cost-effective solution in the long run.
Nanocoating enhancements for stone surfaces

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Porosity, which indicates the proportion of microscopic voids or pores within a material, is an important factor when selecting and applying nanocoatings on stone surfaces. The following tables examine various types of stones, their prevalent applications, and highlight nanotechnology's ability to improve stone surface properties.

More Porous
Stone Types

More porous stones can absorb liquids due to the tiny pores that are present in the stone. This makes them more susceptible to staining and weathering, and therefore less durable and considerably harder to maintain. Specially engineered nanocoatings offer a durable, protective, breathable top layer, which protects the stone from most external damaging agents.

Type Common Uses Most Demanded Nanocoating Features
BasaltLandscaping, pavementWaterproofing, stain resistance, weathering protection
MarbleCountertops, sculpture, flooringWaterproofing, stain resistance, gloss, etching protection, easy-cleaning
SandstoneBuildings, cladding, landscapingWaterproofing, colour enhancement, weathering / UV protection
SlateFlooring, roofing, landscapingWaterproofing, colour enhancement, weathering / UV protection
LimestoneConstruction, soil conditionerWaterproofing, stain resistance, weathering protection
TravertineBuilding, garden pathsWaterproofing, stain resistance, colour enhancement, easy-cleaning
ClayBricks, tiles, potteryDurability, weathering protection, stain resistance, waterproofing, easy-cleaning

Less Porous
Stone Types

Less-porous stones have a denser composition that naturally repels water and resists staining to some degree. And yet, there can be tarnished by stains, eroded by weather, chipped or scratched through significant usage. We provide bespoke nanocoating solutions which protect against these, sustaining the natural appearance and enhancing the lifespan and integrity of your stones.

Type Common Uses Most Demanded Nanocoating Features
QuartzCountertops, flooringStain resistance, gloss, wear-resistance, waterproofing, easy-cleaning
GraniteCountertops, flooring, monumentsStain/scratch resistance, UV protection, waterproofing, colour enhancement, easy-cleaning
SoapstoneCountertops, sinks, fireplacesPatrol reducing, scratch resistance, waterproofing
OnyxCountertops, wall tiles, flooringColor enhancement, gloss, stain resistance, waterproofing, easy-cleaning
QuartziteCountertops, flooringGloss, stain/scratch resistance, waterproofing, easy-cleaning
Sintered StoneCountertopsStain/scratch resistance, UV protection, waterproofing, easy-cleaning
Engineered StoneCountertops, flooringStain resistance, scratch resistance, gloss, waterproofing, easy-cleaning

Unique Benefits
of Nanocoatings

Marble, granite, quartz and many other natural and man-made stone surfaces used in- and outdoors are prized for their unique beauty and durability. They are widely used in construction, architecture, and interior design, adding a touch of elegance and sophistication to any space.

However, these surfaces can be vulnerable to damage from environmental factors, including water, chemicals, and scratches, which can mar their appearance and compromise their structural integrity. To address these challenges, nanotechnology has emerged as a modern solution, offering a range of benefits for protecting and preserving natural stone surfaces.

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Applications of Nanocoatings on Stone Surfaces

Nanocoatings can be applied to a wide range of natural stone surfaces, including marble, granite, limestone, and travertine. These coatings can be used in various industries, including construction, hospitality, and home decor.

Examples of applications include:

Indoor and Outdoor Applications of Stone Nanocoatings

Whether you're dealing with an indoor setting or an outdoor project, nanocoatings enhance stone product performance in both scenarios, underscoring their versatility. Let's explore how:

How are Nanocoatings Applied

Nanocoatings are applied using a spray or roller application method. The surface must be cleaned thoroughly before application to ensure that the coating adheres properly. The coating is then applied in thin layers until the desired thickness is achieved. The surface is left to dry for a specific amount of time, depending on the type of coating used. After drying, the surface can be polished to achieve a glossy finish.

In industrial settings there are a number of different ways nanomaterials can be effectively applied on substrates.

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Durability of Nanocoatings

The lifespan of nanocoatings depends on the type of coating used, the environment in which it is applied, and the level of maintenance. On average, nanocoatings can last for up to 5 years and often longer with a little bit of simple maintenance. Regular cleaning and maintenance with simple soap- or alcohol based cleaning products can extend the lifespan of the coating considerably.

Maintenance of Nanocoatings on Stone Surfaces

The need to reapply a nanocoating on natural stone surfaces depends on a few obvious factors, including the type of coating used, the frequency and intensity of use of the surface, and the level of exposure to environmental factors such as sunlight and moisture.

In general, most nanocoatings are designed to provide long-lasting protection to natural stone surfaces, and do not need to be reapplied for many years. The exact lifespan of a nanocoating can vary depending on the specific product and application.

Most nanocoatings will require some kind of gentle periodic maintenance to ensure that they continue to provide optimal protection. This involves cleaning the surface with mild soap and water.

At Lotus Nano we have the expertise and experience to inform the frequency of application and maintenance. We will also help you set a regular maintenance and care programme which will help to prolong the lifespan of the nanocoating and ensure that it continues to provide the desired level of protection to the natural stone surface.

Nanocoatings Change how Stone Surfaces are Maintained

The use of nanocoatings for natural and man-mad stone surfaces offers numerous benefits, including a more sustainable way of living. While some benefits may be more obvious, such as easier maintenance and cleaning, the environmental advantages are often overlooked.

The application of nanocoatings can change the way natural stone surfaces are maintained, making them easier to clean and maintain without the use of harsh chemicals that can damage the surface.

The self-cleaning effect of nanocoatings also means that dirt and other contaminants do not stick to the surface, reducing the need for frequent cleaning and helping to promote a more sustainable approach to maintaining natural stone surfaces.

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Manufacturers, Traders, Retailers: Leverage Nanotech

If you are a Manufacturer, Trader, Retailer, Installer, or a Maintenance Company dealing with natural stone products such as marble, granite, limestone, slate, sandstone, travertine, onyx, ceramic, porcelain, natural stone, quartz, and more, nanocoatings could be a significant addition to your offerings. Here's how you and your clients can benefit:

  • Enhanced Product Performance & Longevity: Nanocoatings increase the durability and resistance of natural stone products against damage, stains, and discolouration, improving their long-term usability.
  • Innovation & Reputation: Adopting nanotech applications demonstrates your commitment to innovation, showcasing your brand as forward-thinking and quality-conscious.
  • Competitive Advantage & Brand Differentiation: Offering nanocoated products allows your brand to stand out in the crowded market, providing a unique selling point.
  • Financial Benefits: By offering this premium service, you can charge more for your products, increasing sales, and achieving higher profit margins.
  • Sustainability: Less frequent cleaning and maintenance due to nanocoatings leads to lower water and energy consumption, providing a green solution.
  • Customisation: Nanocoatings can be tailored to the specific needs of different stone products, allowing you to meet unique customer requirements.

Talk to Lotus Nano

Stone manufacturers, and vendors can offer an easy and resource-friendly method of keeping their stone surfaces pristine. Marketing this as a "Nanocoating-as-a-Service" (NaaS) adds another dimension to your brand - a testament to your forward-thinking approach, environmental consciousness, and commitment to customer needs and wants. There's a sales-boosting opportunity waiting for businesses ready to embrace the benefits of nanocoatings.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our experts. Request nanocoatings for trials!