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 everyone is staying safe and healthy in these unprecedented times. 

We aren’t medical professionals; however, we do know that the human race has long battled respiratory complications caused by asthma, allergens, dust mites, animal dander, and even microbial pathogens in workplaces, homes, and lodging.

The Impact of Flooring Choices on Our Health

During these pressing times, we are all called to contribute our knowledge and skills. At Runyon Surface Prep, concrete polishing and surface preparation are what we know best. Flooring might seem like an unimportant choice to some, but it can actually have a significant impact on our wellbeing. Tile, carpet, hardwood, vinyl, linoleum, laminate, and even some natural stone choices can all house pathogens, mildew, and mold.

Polished concrete, resinous flooring, and cementitious or resinous terrazzo, on the other hand, all have one very important characteristic in common: a very refined, smooth surface with no cavities for microbial pathogens to latch onto and grow! What that means is that these types of surfaces are much easier to sanitize and keep clean.

As a result, floor choice most likely has an effect on your health. In fact, research in accordance with EHP Environmental Health Perspectives strongly indicates that air quality is much greater with solid, smooth flooring.

While these times are frightening and unpredictable for our entire world, we believe in finding a positive to every negative situation. The present moment, for example, offers an opportunity to take advantage of shutdowns, vacant bars and restaurants, empty warehouses, and deserted offices to create a more functional and healthy environment with alternative flooring solutions. We expect to see all flooring converted to a potentially safer alternative before long.

Get in Touch With Runyon—We’re Here for You

If there is anything the Runyon Surface Prep team can do for you, please don’t hesitate to reach out! We are open, we are functional—with plenty of stock—and we are always ready and willing to answer any questions you may have.