How Moisture Can Impact Your Coating and Surface Prep

How Moisture Can Impact Your Coating and Surface Prep

Moisture is among the greatest enemies of a quality surface preparation project. At its worst, it can cause you and your team to waste precious time and resources as you work to undo the damage done. What’s worse, left unchecked, coating pitfalls from moisture may...
4 Tips for Safe and Effective Surface Preparation

4 Tips for Safe and Effective Surface Preparation

From equipment hazards to dangerous chemicals and harmful dust, there are a plethora of dangers present in the surface preparation industry. Taking the time to understand the proper precautions and operating procedures may help you avoid serious injuries and diseases....
5 Things You Should Do to Prepare for Floor Removal

5 Things You Should Do to Prepare for Floor Removal

The clank and scrape of metal against tiles, the buzz of grinders, and the hum of a power trowel as it polishes your finished product – you can picture the whole job from removal to completion. But, what about prior to floor resurfacing? If you’re relatively new to...
Flake/Resin Floor System Comparison

Flake/Resin Floor System Comparison

When it comes to garage floor coatings, there are a lot of options and a lot of different results you can achieve.  From flake to resin designs the options are limitless. Once you have figured out what you would like your end result to look like, or hope to look...
The Benefits of Mechanical Wet Polishing

The Benefits of Mechanical Wet Polishing

Wet polishing is the oldest known method of concrete surface prep, dating back to the early 1900s. It wasn’t until the 1990s that dry polishing was introduced to the industry, and it happened by accident. A polishing contractor left his new crew to do a job, assuming...
A Guide to Shot Blasting

A Guide to Shot Blasting

Shot blasters may be used for a number of reasons in concrete surface prep. You may have a small surface area that a large grinder cannot sufficiently prepare, you may be looking to smoothen out your concrete floor, or maybe your surface requires the removal of only a...
Must-Have Equipment for Concrete Surface Preparation

Must-Have Equipment for Concrete Surface Preparation

Starting your surface prep project with the right equipment will do more than help you complete the job. Prepping concrete correctly from the get-go will boost your efficiency and ensure you don’t have to do extra work or, in some cases, backtrack. In this post, we’ll...
Why You Can’t Afford to Skip Concrete Surface Prep

Why You Can’t Afford to Skip Concrete Surface Prep

The right approach to polishing, coating, or repairing your concrete floors will prove to be a worthy investment in functionality and aesthetics. But before you can start, you’ll need to be thorough in preparing your surface or risk the project backfiring on you....
Your Concrete Coating FAQs Answered

Your Concrete Coating FAQs Answered

Concrete is a popular flooring choice across every commercial industry and for a variety of home projects. Ensuring that you’re using the right concrete floor coating for the job is critical  – both for your budget and for the sake of the lifespan of your floor....
5 Things You Should Know About Polished Concrete

5 Things You Should Know About Polished Concrete

Polished concrete is the go-to choice for a wide range of commercial flooring endeavors. You can find it under your feet at hospitals, schools, department stores, and just about any location seeking a near-permanent flooring solution and attractive shine. In fact,...
A Technical Guide to Concrete Coatings

A Technical Guide to Concrete Coatings

Concrete can make for strong and long-lasting surfaces and flooring. But it’s not without its pitfalls. Exposure to chemicals, traffic, heavy equipment, and even harsh weather can wear down even the highest quality concrete if left untreated. The right coating can...
What You Should Know About Garage Floor Coatings

What You Should Know About Garage Floor Coatings

Regardless of commercial industry or residential purposes, garage flooring needs can vastly differ from case to case. If you’re looking for a dependable, long-lasting coat, you rarely have to go very far, as many coating products boast similar qualities. But...
Runyon Roots: Nick Brown

Runyon Roots: Nick Brown

This Runyon Roots article is long overdue, as Nick has been with our Runyon family for over two years! Nick is part of our RSP Team and works at our Rancho Cordova, California office in the shipping & receiving department! He was born in Fort Carson, Colorado on...
Why Flooring Aesthetics Matter

Why Flooring Aesthetics Matter

Concrete flooring aesthetics are more important than you might think. While plain, unadorned concrete may not be a thing of the past quite yet, it’s certainly heading that way. And at this point, you’d be hard-pressed to find a customer who isn’t worried about looks....
7 Reasons to Choose a Polished Concrete Floor

7 Reasons to Choose a Polished Concrete Floor

Once relegated to warehouse floors and out-of-sight restaurant kitchens, polished concrete can now be found in universities, corporate offices, and even residential dwellings. The right floor grinders and other equipment, coupled with proper surface preparation, will...
Here’s What Should Be in Your Concrete Polishing Toolbox

Here’s What Should Be in Your Concrete Polishing Toolbox

Whether you’re new to the world of concrete polishing or you’ve tackled hundreds of jobs, you probably know that taking on a project without the appropriate tools and equipment can only end in disaster. You’ll need the right concrete polishing tools and consumables to...
Runyon Surface Prep Debuts New Parts Program

Runyon Surface Prep Debuts New Parts Program

We strive to treat our customers like family here at Runyon Surface Prep, and a key quality of that personal service involves listening to what industry professionals want—and then making it happen. What can we do to simplify their complex jobs, meet their varied...
New Financing Options From Runyon Surface Prep

New Financing Options From Runyon Surface Prep

Runyon Surface Prep is excited to announce that we now offer financing! We’ve partnered with Kwipped to provide our customers with an easy way to request quotes and compare rates. Click on the “Apply For Financing” button in your shopping cart, fill in your...
Concrete Coatings vs. Polished Concrete

Concrete Coatings vs. Polished Concrete

Any surface prep professional will tell you that an untreated concrete floor is a pain. A hard troweled concrete floor is easy to maintain in certain circumstances. If you don’t polish or coat concrete, you’ll quickly end up with cracking, spalling, and...
Managing Sanitation of Polished or Coated Concrete

Managing Sanitation of Polished or Coated Concrete

Flooring is an often overlooked but vital component of a sanitation plan. Unfortunately, surfaces like carpet, vinyl, and tile can harbor grime and even pathogens. The coronavirus pandemic has made both individuals and institutions far more aware of the spread of...
A Quick Guide to Polishing Concrete With a Power Trowel

A Quick Guide to Polishing Concrete With a Power Trowel

If you’re interested in learning how to polish concrete with a power trowel, we can help. The concrete flooring experts at Runyon Surface Prep have been big proponents of this method for years—in fact, we even developed an innovative magnetic preload system to...
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