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Our MissionEducate and Deliver Value to our ClienteleIncrease Efficiency of our OrganizationBring to Market “Living Brands” That Evolve with our Client’s Changing Demands
Establish 1994Founded in 1994, Rubber-Cal is a distributor of industrial rubber products. The company brings to market and inventories a wide range of rubber mats, rubber flooring, sheet rubber, flexible ducting, coir doormats, pavement maintenance parts and other specialty rubber products. Our large inventory and 24-hour fulfillment of stocked products makes us a great partner to agile OEMs and retailers by reducing their need to inventory parts and raw materials. Most of our rubber goods can be purchased in small custom-cut lengths, decreasing both the cost and time of installation and onsite fabrication.
Eco-Conscious ProductsIngrained in our basic philosophy is the mission to offer “Green” products, whenever possible, to industry and consumers alike. Natural, reclaimed and recycled rubbers are not only a practical substitute but also a far more affordable option. Firstly, by using eco-friendly materials like natural and recycled rubber we help to reduce the presence of non-biodegradable rubber waste in the ecosystem. In the US, there are approximately 245 million tires discarded annually. Our products help reduce the presence of these tires in dumpsites. Secondly, consumers directly benefit from recycled rubber products because they are more affordable than their synthetic counterparts. This has been a distinguishing hallmark that has served Rubber-Cal well over the years. In fact, it is a point of pride for us. Products using eco-friendly recycled rubber, such as our interlocking rubber floor tiles, are very popular with consumers because they offer superior protection and durability at a competitive price.
BrandsDucting.comCoirmat.comFloorMatCompany.comRubberFlooringExperts.comSheetrubber.com – Coming Soon
In the MediaRubber-Cal's quality products have garnered attention for the company from the media. In 2016-17 you will see our products appearing on prime time TV shows such as Sweat Inc., The Biggest Loser, Strong, and Save Our Shelters. In the past ten years our rubber products have appeared on The Martha Stewart Show, ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, NBC’s The Biggest Loser, US Open of Surfing, VH1’s Money Hungry, Mr. Olympia, Designed to Sell, DIY TV’s Run My Renovation, Extra Yardage, Man Caves and Grounds for Improvement. Rubber-Cal is proud to have been involved in the success of these shows. As the company continues to grow, consumers and industry can expect to see more of its products showcased in the media.
Our StaffRubber products can be complex and hard to understand. All of Rubber-Cal's success would not be possible without the dedicated expertise of its staff. Whether you need sheet rubber, rubber flooring, or custom-made rubber gaskets, our friendly and knowledgeable staff is on hand to help you find the right elastomer for your needs! The experts know that browsing through our product line may be intimidating for some, but they are here to guide you. With a firm belief in providing quality customer service, they make it their mission to educate and inform customers about rubber products.
Upcoming Trade ShowsRubber-Cal is excited to announce its presence at two upcoming trade shows in 2017! Come find us at the following shows:
National Pavement Expo – February 1-4, Nashville TN - This is the go-to event for companies and contractors involved in America’s pavement maintenance industry. Rubber-Cal will be at this show in Nashville’s Music City Center from February 1 to 4 showcasing our lineup of rubber snowplow blades, street sweeper curtains kits, and sweeper hoses.
National Hardware Show – May 9-11, Las Vegas NV – This trade show is the prime hub for sourcing and education for everyone involved in the home improvement and DIY markets. Hosted at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Rubber-Cal will be exhibiting rubber mats and flooring products at booth 4424.
How Rubber Mats Can Fight Muscle Fatigue
Being on your feet can take its toll on your body, especially when you are standing for a long time. Whether you spend long hours at the sink washing dishes in your own home, or work a demanding job on an assembly line or at a checkout, you are bound to struggle as physical fatigue kicks in. But you can fight these effects by using rubbing mats, which can provide supreme anti-fatigue qualities.
Most forms of rubber matting provide some degree of underfoot cushioning and anti-fatigue support. This is a result of rubber’s natural flex and pliability. But there are also rubber mat products which are designed specifically to fight fatigue. These mats are aimed at settings such as commercial kitchens, factories, workshops, cashier stands, hair salons and more. In each of these applications, workers are going to be standing in the same spot for prolonged periods, and the right rubber mat can make that far more bearable.
The best anti-fatigue rubber mats often have a more substantial thickness and are made from a softer form of rubber, such as a highly-compressible foam rubber. This extra thickness and softer material provide significant padding for a more comfortable feel beneath your feet. It is not just your feet that can benefit from an anti-fatigue mat though. Pain can also set in through your joints and muscles, particularly the knees, ankles and lower back. Some anti-fatigue rubber matting products will provide a higher density for increased body support. Some mats are also designed to force feet and legs into micro movements, which inspires increased blood flow and in turn reduces the effects of fatigue. No matter why you’re on your feet, using rubber anti-fatigue matting is the best way to reduce fatigue pain.
Rubber Flooring — The Best Answer to Slippery Floors
Whether it’s in the workplace or in the comfort of your home, slipping can be a dangerous and costly hazard. Though there are a variety of different anti-slip options out there to choose from, rubber flooring is the best. Popular floors like wood and tile are aesthetically pleasing, but they are also prone to becoming slippery when exposed to any moisture. Rubber, though often overlooked in favor of those harder floors, is the safest surface possible both for the person walking on it and the fragile sub-surface below. The material enhances traction instantly, and comes in the form of both mobile anti-slip mats and complete flooring rolls.
Though there are many different kinds of rubber flooring, most anti-slip floors are made from synthetic rubbers. The synthetic rubbers are usually recycled or reclaimed, repurposing waste that would otherwise end up in landfills. This water-resistant material has a high coefficient of friction, giving it natural grip even when it gets wet. Some rubber flooring options take it a step further with textured surfaces to enhance traction even more. These textures, which include diamond-plate patterning and ribbed corrugations, provide multiple points of contact for shoes, locking into the soles to ensure maximum slip resistance under any conditions.
Rubber flooring is easily installed and leaves no room for slips. Our floors are all designed for DIY installation and come in a variety of options to suit your needs. Floors can be purchased in rolls or interlocking tiles, most of which are easily secured with double-sided carpet tape. All options have a sleek and seamless appearance, able to fit the aesthetic of anything from an office to a playroom. Rubber is ideal flooring for locker rooms, gyms, and kennels—any place with a high chance of spills can benefit from the slip-resistance of rubber floors. It even performs well outdoors, providing anti-slip safety wherever you need it.
How to Protect Wood Floors – Rubber Can Help!
People love the idea of having hardwood floors in their homes. We can understand why – wooden floors have a classic look and provide a high-quality surface. However, wooden floors also have a couple of pretty major drawbacks. They are worryingly susceptible to damage, and extremely expensive to install and replace. As a result, those who choose to deck out their home in unprotected wood floors are often left to live in fear of a dropped object or liquid spillage damaging their high-priced surface. Fortunately, rubber flooring can ease those fears.
Rubber flooring is the ultimate protective surface. Available in different forms and thicknesses, it excels in absorbing blows and impacts – dispersing the force over the flooring surface and preventing any serious damage to your sub surfaces. Rubber is also highly resistant to abrasions, preventing scratches, scuffs and scrapes from affecting base surfaces. Aside from these qualities, rubber flooring can also provide an effective barrier against moisture damage. Wood is a porous material and a wooden floor will have cracks that liquids can permeate into. On the other hand, rubber is extremely effective in the face of fluid spills, remaining undamaged by moisture and preventing liquids from leaking through to surfaces underneath.
You can get protective rubber flooring in a variety of forms. Large flooring rolls are available, as are smaller mats and tiles which will cover specific smaller areas of a wooden floor. This allows people to have the wooden floor they want, but use impact and abrasion resistant rubber matting in strategic areas – such as those in which heavy furniture will be placed – to prevent costly damage. The addition of protective rubber flooring in high-risk or heavy-wear areas can protect your wood flooring investment and make sure an accident does not cost you dearly.