[INFOGRAPHIC] How to Use Glass in Decorative Concrete

You may wonder how to most effectively integrate concrete overlay and decorative glass, well this infographic shows you how via two methods: broadcasting or mixing integrally. Each method has its respective steps and quick tips to walk you through whichever process you choose. And depending on the look you want, one may be more desirable than the other. Broadcasting is the most common, but mixing integrally is also a traditional alternative. Use this infographic as a guide, and good luck creating your gorgeous glass-infused decorative concrete surface!

ASG Infographic

If you would like more information about this infographic, specifics on either process, buying product, etc. please visit our website or contact us. We would be delighted to assist you!

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Customer Highlight: Ameripolish Surelock Stencil Application

It is always really inspiring to see our customers’ finished work, and this week Chris Klepper of Dura-Bond has provided us a little insight into a job they did at a facility in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Essentially, they created a bold stencil on the polished floor surface using Ameripolish Surelock Dye.

Chris said it is important to note that you can still make colors bold on a soft concrete floor. Many people tend to have issues making dyes bold and stand out on soft concrete since they are generally porous and don’t take in color well. However, it is possible to get dark, rich colors by using Surelock. He also commented that the custom design really gave the stencil a local flair, which is one of the main benefits of applying a stencil on your concrete surface – it adds personality.

he Polished Concrete Floors

The facility’s polished concrete floors

Stencil Process

The Stencil Process

The Finished Bokamper's Stencil

The Finished Bokamper’s Stencil

For more information about Ameripolish Surelock Dye, visit the department page here. Or, if you would like to know more about how to apply a stencil, please contact us and one of our reps would be more than happy to outline the process for you.

Ask An Expert: Meet the Newest Runyon Surface Prep Team Members

In an effort to constantly expand the knowledge and skills of our employees, we would like to introduce the three newest members to the Runyon Surface Prep team. They each contribute invaluable expertise and come from unique backgrounds. Improving the customer experience by offering guidance, advice and facilitating hands-on training is a high priority, so they are all here for any questions you may have. In addition, our new outside sales rep, Jason Campbell is available to work with you on-site to provide instruction. Contact Jason directly if you would like him to visit you – he can travel anywhere within the U.S.

New Runyon Surface Prep Team MembersJason Campbell | jason@runyonsurfaceprep.com

Jason has been in the concrete industry for over 10 years. He started out as the head of operations for a concrete company and eventually worked his way to the leadership development team of one of the biggest players in the industry. He has experience in a wide array of functions, specifically product testing, product application and broad knowledge of each stage of the polished concrete process. He was head of tech support in a previous role and worked in sales for a time due to his ability to talk intelligently about all things concrete. Thus, he has a background in the technical/spec side of things, as well as knowing how to actually do the work through job site experience with contractors. Not to mention, he did training for 7-8 years, so he is an apt teacher and does an excellent job of demonstrating how to properly perform any concrete application.

John Cavallaro | john@runyonsurfaceprep.com

John has over 30 years of experience in electrical motor repair, including work with: gear boxes, pumps and AC/DC fractional to high voltage motors, to name a few. He has intimate knowledge of floor repair and polishing machines, hand grinders and an array of other concrete tools and equipment. He was the head of maintenance for a concrete flooring company, in addition to being part of the technical support team, so John adds a high level of mechanical knowledge. He contributes a unique insight into the inner workings of our machines, the grinding and polishing process from a technical standpoint and how to appropriately use and maintain equipment so it lasts longer and performs better.

Travis Maulden | travis@runyonsurfaceprep.com

Travis was raised in the industry, with exposure through his family’s concrete business. His extensive history includes knowledge of stains, dyes, grinding, and work in the residential concrete side of the business, as well as the commercial side. He in essence brings the contractor perspective, and with it a hands-on skill-set. Travis can pour traditional concrete slabs, in addition to counter-tops and other home construction surfaces. He proves invaluable in regards to customer interaction, the surface preparation, grinding and decorative application processes and understanding contractor concerns to better meet your needs. Travis also plays an integral role in the shipping and receiving department.

Be on the lookout for these experts – soon to be authors of the blog. And if you have any customer stories you would like us to feature, then by all means let us know! Also, if there is anything you want to read about, the above three experts would be more than happy to share their knowledge, so comment or contact us.