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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.
Treadmill Making Loud Noise? – We can try to help!
It’s important to keep fit, but who has the time or inclination for frequent gym visits? That’s probably why more and more people are installing their own gym spaces at home. A huge array of treadmills and other equipment is available at affordable prices and can be set up in the comfort and privacy of your own home. But one thing that you will probably notice straight away is the noise your treadmill makes. Without the din that you will experience at a pro gym – the roar and whir of hundreds of machines, the chatter and the music – the individual treadmill noise will become apparent. Fortunately, there are simple steps you can take to manage the noise.
No matter how expensive or high-end your treadmill is, it will still make noise. Some of the noise will be as a result of your treadmill and some will be inherent to the structure of the building you are in. In some cases, the noise might be caused by a mechanical fault, but usually it is a result of the vibrations that the machine makes when in operation. At all speeds, the belt will be in motion and create these vibrations. Depending on where you live, this can be disruptive to family, neighbors or yourself. But you do not have to despair and head back to the crowded and sweaty gym! The noise made by a treadmill can be drastically reduced by using a rubber matting surface.
There are rubber mats available which are designed specifically for treadmills. Thick treadmill noise reduction mats provide a heavy-duty protective layer between the machine and your flooring surface. The density and flex of the rubber material allows it to absorb the impacts and vibrations, dissipating the force instead of rattling it back at the machine. In turn this greatly reduces the noise made when your treadmill is running. As an added benefit, this cushioning protects the floor and equipment from vibration damage.
Flooring Over Concrete – Rubber Floors Reign Supreme!
Concrete is a solid flooring base, and you will often find it to be the default surface type in settings such as garages and basements. A polished concrete surface is even becoming a more popular option on the main floors of some homes. But there are quite a few things that concrete does not do well. That’s why many people opt to lay flooring over concrete surfaces, especially in garages and basements when they want to make them more functional. Rubber flooring is perfect for this type of otherwise bare floor! Rubber flooring will add warmth, comfort, non-slip qualities, and all of this at a very cost-effective rate.
Most people think of concrete as being impenetrable, but it is actually fairly susceptible to damage through impacts and vibrations. Concrete is also cold, offering little in the way of insulation, and can become slippery when wet. In addition, water can permeate concrete slabs and cause issues over time. There are several flooring types that can be laid over concrete, from wood to tile. But no other option solves all of these issues as well as rubber flooring.
One of the best aspects of putting rubber flooring over concrete is that it is extremely easy to do. Flooring in roll or tile form is simple to install on a solid concrete surface. It also provides excellent insulation and comfortable cushioning for your feet. Whether you are using the area as a home gym or a hangout space, rubber is the best flooring to put over concrete. It offers impact and shock absorption, so it can handle everything from treadmills and bench press equipment to heavy furniture. Best of all for this kind of space, rubber flooring is moisture resistant. It will not suffer any permanent damage from flooding, protects the floors below and does not allow mold and mildew to form. Rubber makes the best flooring option over concrete in basements and garages.
Causes of Fatigue – How Rubber Mats Can Help!
Fatigue is classed as extreme tiredness or exhaustion, and it can be a big problem in a professional setting. It also comes in many forms, both mental and physical. Sometimes this can be a symptom of a larger problem, such as a condition or illness. The list of potential reasons behind feelings of fatigue is lengthy. They range from mental health or cardiac issues, to having sleeping problems or a vitamin deficiency, among others. But in many cases, fatigue is physical in nature and is caused by strenuous activity. This can reduce efficiency in a workplace and/or increase liability concerns for a firm.
One of the leading everyday causes of fatigue is prolonged standing or walking. There are many workplaces that require this of employees. Such jobs include chefs in the kitchen, people working on assembly lines and people who work in stores and have to stand at the checkout for long periods of time. The problem becomes far worse when the surface they are standing on is hard and unforgiving. In all of these professions, people become fatigued due to the pressures being placed on their bodies. They often experience painful strain in their leg muscles, knee and ankle joints, not to mention their lower backs. This is caused by stress and a lack of blood flow. When muscles are static – as is the case when someone is standing still a lot – they have reduced blood flow. This causes the body to work harder to pump blood to the muscles, which in turn makes a person feel fatigued quickly.
These fatigue levels can be reduced by using rubber anti-fatigue mats, which help the body through support and comfort. They do so by providing a high level of density and cushioning. This dense surfacing forces the legs into frequent micro movements which keep blood flowing to the muscles, while the cushioning eases the strain on the joints. A quality rubber mat can increase productivity and increase workers’ morale immensely, especially during the marginal hours of the workday!