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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 Insights -Elasticity and Rubber
Rubber comes in a huge variation of forms and grades, ranging from extremely hard and rigid to the flexibility of a rubber band. There are a few factors that play into this range, such as the thickness of the rubber in question. But the elasticity of a piece of rubber is mainly measured through its durometer value.
The durometer is one of the most vital pieces of information available to you when it comes to choosing a rubber type for your needs or project. It is tested by applying force to the material and measuring the indentation it leaves, and is recorded in a number value on the Shore A scale – named after its inventor, Albert Ferdinand Shore.
The durometer value essentially refers to the density of a piece of rubber – or its ‘hardness’ – as well as communicating its elasticity. A durometer value will appear next to the product name or in the specification when you are looking to buy a rubber product. The lower the density, the lower the durometer value will be. In turn, a lower durometer value means the rubber has more elasticity.
So, for instance, a rubber band will have the lowest rubber durometer value of 20A on the Shore A scale. A lot of rubber flooring products will be around the 60A or 70A durometer mark. There are also 80A rubber sheets available, which would be ultra hard, extremely dense and very rigid. The durometer value given will always mean plus or minus 5, meaning there can be a small swing either way.
The durometer you need will depend on the demands of your project, and whether you need rubber to flexible with a high level of elasticity, or more rigid and durable.
Before You Buy - Home Gym Flooring Tiles or Rolls?
A greater emphasis has been placed on exercise and physical fitness than ever before, with gyms doing big business across America. But plenty of people steer clear of the gym for various reasons. Maybe they don’t like the judgement of muscle-bound regulars, want to avoid the monthly fees or just don’t have the time. A natural alternative for many people is to create their own home gym, either in a basement or spare bedroom.
Rubber flooring can provide the perfect underfloor surface for a home gym, due to its qualities of traction, durability and shock absorption. But you have a choice between using flooring tiles or a roll of rubber surfacing, and each has different advantages. Rubber tiles are often easier to install, because they are smaller, more manageable and do not always require adhesive. One of the key advantages of rubber tiles is that individual tiles are easier and cheaper to replace when they are damaged. They also make the floor underneath more accessible. This can be especially useful in a home gym, where heavy weights may be dropped frequently and the floor has to sustain high impacts. Tiles come in a large variety of thicknesses to provide the grip and padding you need for your workout.
When you utilize a roll of rubber flooring in your home gym, it has one key advantage - the roll will provide one large surface without seams. For one thing, this ensures there are no trip hazards on your gym floor. But more importantly, there are no seams for liquids to permeate into. In a gym setting you may be sweating profusely, or spill a drink. But that won’t matter with the solid surface area of a rubber roll.
Before You Buy - How to Clean Rubber Flooring
Generally speaking, rubber flooring is extremely durable and provides a low-maintenance underfoot option. As a result, it is also becoming an increasingly popular choice in homes, especially in messy areas or splash zones such as the kitchen or home gym. But it is important to know how to clean your rubber floor effectively to keep it in great shape.
The most basic ways to keep your rubber flooring clean is by regularly sweeping or vacuuming it to remove any particles of dust and dirt, which can affect the integrity of the surface over time. For a more thorough cleaning of rubber flooring, our advice is to mainly use soap and water, or gentle cleaning agents. It may have less cleaning power than a strong detergent, but using a simple mix of soap and water is the best way to keep surfaces clean while making sure they are not damaged. Regular dish soap can be used, mixed in with warm water. You don’t need too much soap – a small quarter cup in a bucket of water will work without leaving a film on your rubber surface. It can be applied with a sponge or a mop, with softer materials recommended to ensure the surface is not damaged. Most rubber flooring is slightly porous, but you can leave it to air dry and it is resistant to mold.
There are some cleaning methods to steer clear from with rubber. We recommend not using bleach or any harsh cleaners. PVC can handle harsher cleaners than other kinds of rubber flooring.