Diamond Tooling: Why Use a Copper Transitional Pad

Diamond Tooling: Why Use a Copper Transitional Pad

Tooling pads in the concrete surface industry have been used since the dawn of wet polishing through the rise of dry polishing in the ‘90s. While floor grinders have seen their share of evolutionary changes over the years, diamond tooling has evolved just as much....
Call in the Concrete Shaver – Save a Cow

Call in the Concrete Shaver – Save a Cow

“A man walks into a dairy farm pushing a concrete shaver with one hand and carrying a box of diamond blades in the other…” Could this be the beginning of a bad joke? Perhaps, but it could also be a concerned dairy farmer merely looking to upgrade his concrete floors...
How to Get High-Gloss Finish on Concrete

How to Get High-Gloss Finish on Concrete

High-gloss finishes bring a visually appealing touch to concrete surfaces, one that’s especially popular in commercial projects but can be just as well utilized in residential applications. To achieve a high-gloss finish on concrete, you can either polish the surface...
Runyon Roots: Dan East

Runyon Roots: Dan East

“Mechanic” Dan East is the quintessential Hoosier. A child of the 60’s, he was born in Beech Grove, at Saint Francis hospital, just down the street from the 19th century home that his grandparents had lived in since 1928. And he still owns this home. Dan was the...
How Can I Make My Concrete Surface Look Better?

How Can I Make My Concrete Surface Look Better?

When finished adequately and maintained well, concrete surfaces should keep up a good quality visual appearance for several years. That said, many influences over time can cause concrete to crack, discolor, deteriorate, or become unlevel. Runyon Surface Prep has...
How Hard Is It to Stain Concrete?

How Hard Is It to Stain Concrete?

The guidelines for staining concrete typically remain the same for most situations, the staining itself can be a relatively painless process once you know what you’re doing. How difficult the application is will depend on the circumstances of the project, like the...
What Is the Best Way to Grind Down Concrete?

What Is the Best Way to Grind Down Concrete?

The best way to grind down concrete for any given project will depend on the amount of concrete you need to grind as well as the surface texture you want to leave behind. Some projects may require a simple walk-behind floor grinder with a modest tooling grit while...
5 Concrete Finishing Tools That Make Your Job Easier

5 Concrete Finishing Tools That Make Your Job Easier

Floor grinders, shot blasters, power trowels – amid the list of surface prep equipment at the heart of concrete work, there are several tools that go underappreciated and underutilized, even by experienced professionals. Runyon Surface Prep is a sales and rental...
Improve Your Concrete Floor Polishing With This New Tool

Improve Your Concrete Floor Polishing With This New Tool

Refining floors for a quality polish is a vital step in finalizing concrete surface projects both large and small; commercial and residential. Commercial stakeholders rely on surface professionals to deliver a surface that reflects the integrity of their businesses...
3 Reasons to Update Your Commercial Concrete Surface

3 Reasons to Update Your Commercial Concrete Surface

While regular maintenance can uphold your concrete surface’s structural integrity for a long time, there are cases when a refresh or a complete surface overall is necessary. This is never more true than with commercial concrete surfaces. Unlike residential surfaces,...
4 Reasons to Switch to Wet Polishing Concrete in 2022

4 Reasons to Switch to Wet Polishing Concrete in 2022

The wet polishing method has been around for over a century. Concrete surface professionals use wet polishing to prevent the surface from overheating and add a measure of safety from hazardous silica dust. Wet polishing can also reduce unnecessary friction on diamond...
The Best Equipment for Prepping Exterior Concrete Surfaces

The Best Equipment for Prepping Exterior Concrete Surfaces

Exterior concrete surfaces can be fickle, surrounded by influential factors like water and cold temperatures, and are more likely to be public property with specific design requirements. So, the best outdoor concrete surface equipment will have dynamic features and be...
What You May Not Know About Your Diamond Tooling

What You May Not Know About Your Diamond Tooling

As is typical of most abrasive equipment and accessories, the effectiveness of your grind or polish relies heavily on the quality of your attachments. Yes, the variations in the grit of tooling will make a difference in the fineness of the grind. But some tools of the...
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