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...
How to Manage Slurry Production While Trowel Polishing

How to Manage Slurry Production While Trowel Polishing

Since OSHA began enforcing its new standard for silica exposure in 2017, we’ve seen a rise in the use of wet polishing techniques, which eliminate the hazard of airborne silica. Power trowel polishing is one of those wet techniques that brings with it a number of...
The Sanitation Benefits of Polished Concrete

The Sanitation Benefits of Polished Concrete

It’s no secret that polished concrete floors offer a number of advantages over other flooring options, from cost efficiency to durability. But the coronavirus pandemic is quickly bringing another benefit of this flooring option to light: easy sanitation. Research...
Runyon Roots: Filip Akermark

Runyon Roots: Filip Akermark

We are excited to announce that we now have an east coast Runyon Surface Prep sales representative! Let us introduce you to Filip Fredrik Akermark! Filip (Fil) was born on December 24, 1994, in Taby, Sweden, which is located 15 minutes from the capital of Sweden...
The Ultimate Guide to Trowel Polishing

The Ultimate Guide to Trowel Polishing

Trowel polishing is quietly becoming a popular method of polishing concrete in the surface preparation industry. But if you’ve tried looking into the technique online, you’ve probably come away disappointed at the lack of reliable information out there. Luckily,...
4 Causes of Concrete Damage

4 Causes of Concrete Damage

Cracks, sunken areas, the dreaded spalling—no contractor likes to see these things when they walk onto a job site. Unfortunately, improper curing processes, moisture issues, and other exterior forces can result in concrete damage to warehouse floors and corporate...
Unprecedented Times Call for Vital Change

Unprecedented Times Call for Vital Change

Current global conditions are creating quite a bit of uncertainty and fear, but we’re also seeing an immense amount of learning taking place—both in terms of medical knowledge and how we function as a society. The team at Runyon Surface Prep sincerely hopes that...
Should I Buy or Rent My Surface Preparation Equipment?

Should I Buy or Rent My Surface Preparation Equipment?

Are you ready to add new surface preparation machinery to your arsenal permanently, or are you just hoping to rent some equipment for a few projects? Not sure which option is right for your business? We can help. The industry experts at Runyon Surface Prep have years...
Answering the Most-Asked Questions About Trowel Polishing

Answering the Most-Asked Questions About Trowel Polishing

While trowel polishing is becoming more prevalent in the surface preparation industry, we still get our fair share of questions. Today, we’re answering some of your most-asked queries about trowel polishing and Runyon Surface Prep’s Magnetic Preload System for use...
Runyon Roots: Diana Ricker

Runyon Roots: Diana Ricker

Diana Cristina Ricker started the journey with the Runyon Team in May after her son, Darrell Jr. was born. Diana was born on 8/21/1998 in Veracruz, Mexico. She moved to the US when she was just seven months old. At an early age, Diana taught herself English by...
Runyon Roots: Jake Stinson

Runyon Roots: Jake Stinson

We are excited to welcome Jake Stinson to the Runyon Team. Jake started his journey with us about nine months ago. Jake was born 1/24/97 in Greenwood, Indiana. He grew up having strong family roots with his mom (Karalee), dad (Dave), and sister (Oliva) in Moorseville,...
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