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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.
Rubber Insight - How thick should your fitness flooring be?
Rubber flooring is the best surface solution for home and commercial gyms. It provides everything you need to get a great workout and hit peak performance, protecting floors and offering those working out with comfort and traction. But even after choosing rubber for your flooring surface, you still have a decision to make. Rubber flooring comes in a wide range of thickness gauges and you need to pick the right sizing for you.
When it comes to choosing fitness floor thickness, your decision should depend on what exercises will be done on the surface. If you are only looking to do light exercises such as calisthenics and cardio without machines or weights, a simple 5mm-thick floor will work perfectly. This will support a person’s bodyweight and maximize their workout with additional grip and comfort. However, if heavy-duty machines or weights are being used in a fitness routine, the surface will have to be thicker too. As a general rule, the greater the weights on top of the surface, the thicker the flooring should be to deal with greater forces and impacts. Different thicknesses are available right up to a 3-inch gauge where maximum protection is required, such as strategic mat placement at a deadlift area.
There is another major consideration that impacts on the fitness floor gauge needed – the surface it is covering. You need to ensure that the rubber flooring will provide adequate protection to the sub-floor. If you are transforming a garage or basement with a solid concrete floor into a home gym, a thinner form of rubber flooring will work well. However, if you are turning a second-floor room into a fitness suite, you will need a thicker rubber floor to provide the degree of protection needed to safeguard the sub-floors against damage. Your floor requirements will depend heavily on your gym space and the exercises you are planning.
How you can safeguard outdoor steps with rubber treads
By their very nature, stairs can be dangerous. No matter what the conditions are, stairs are hotbeds for slip and fall accidents. It is all too easy to miss a step and take a tumble, and a fall down the stairs can result in serious injuries and extreme pain. This is a danger with any staircase, inside or outside of the home. But the danger outside is even greater, due to the impact that adverse weather and conditions can have on the safety status of a flight of stairs.
Outdoor stairs can become especially slick and slippery when rainfall or icy conditions are involved. But this is where rubber treads are at their most effective. The first and most important aspect of rubber treads is the traction they provide. Rubber is the perfect material for this, as it possesses a very high degree of friction. Most stair treads also have surface texture patterns which boost the grip that they provide, as well as providing a great aesthetic. This combination makes it much easier for people to keep their feet on a staircase which has been fitted with rubber treads.
Another key feature which makes rubber treads perfect for outdoor step use is that they are weather resistant. Most treads are made from a hybrid of natural and reclaimed rubber. The recycled rubber in particular gives the treads a good degree of durability against the elements, as well as normal impacts and wear and tear. Reclaimed rubber can stand up to moisture, UV rays and ozone. It will even retain its traction in wet conditions. The treads will even help protect the steps themselves from damage. By attaching rubber treads to stairs you can greatly enhance underfoot traction and dramatically reduce the danger of an accident occurring.
Rubber Insight - When you should choose modular tiles instead of flooring rolls
Rubber flooring is an outstanding option for use in a wide range of settings and applications. But it usually comes in two different forms – rubber rolls and modular tiles – with each form suited to different settings and needs. So, when should you opt for modular tiles rather than flooring rolls?
As you might expect, rubber flooring rolls and tiles are very similar in many respects and share several key characteristics. Both are designed to provide high-performance surfaces which are comfortable, high-grip, durable and protective. But modular tiles also have a series of qualities which are specific to them. Perhaps the most obvious is that they are smaller, lighter and easier to handle than full rolls. They are interlocking products, coming in small sections that fit together using pins or puzzle edges to create a larger area. This means that tiles are easier to handle, store and transport, but also makes them supremely easy to install. The main situation in which tiles should be used rather than rolls is when a priority is simple installation. One person can lay a rubber tile floor without the need for help or messy adhesives.
Another situation in which tiles present the better choice is in a room where specific areas might see heavier wear than others. Individual tiles which have suffered significant wear or damage can be swapped out for new tiles, without the need to replace the entire floor. A great example of this is in a gym, where pressure points around heavy machines and weights will wear faster. Modular floors are also more versatile and can easily be pulled up and moved to a different room or area. You can also expand an area simply by adding more tiles. You can even mix and match different colors to create unique aesthetics with a tile floor. Modular tiles offer the best choice when you specifically need versatility and easy installation.