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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.
Comfort Mats for Your Barbecue Party
When you hear the word “July”, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? If you said something along the lines of “barbecue with friends and family”, then we are definitely on the same page here. Here at Rubber-Cal, we love to barbecue as well. But we understand how tiring it can be for the “Grill Master.” Standing there over the grill for extended lengths of time can cause slow but serious discomfort in the feet and lower back. Rubber-Cal’s solution to this is our line of comfort mats. These are mats that are specifically designed to be easy on the feet and help relieve the tension that builds up in the joints after standing around for a long time.
We have a few different products that can be used as comfort mats for standing. Some mats are made from rubber, while others are made from a soft foam material. Regardless of which type of comfort mat that you get, you will feel much more comfortable standing on the mat compared to other more default types of surfaces such as concrete or wood. Those surfaces are very hard and provide zero relief for tense joints and aching feet. Rubber, whether it is solid or in a foam format, is going to be softer and much more forgiving even if at first glance it does not appear to be the case.
Consider the following two types of comfort mats in the Rubber-Cal lineup that have been very popular with consumers:
Dura-Chef ½” Rubber Mat: Very popular with commercial restaurants (and the food service industry in general) these mats are made from supple but durable natural rubber. They are available in a black or red color and each individual mat is sized at 1/2” x 3ft x 5ft. The first thing you will notice is the numerous drainage holes on the mat. These holes help keep the standing area of the mat clean and slip-resistant by drainage away unwanted moisture and small debris particles. At a ½” thickness, the rubber will provide a nice comfortable barrier between your feet and the existing surface of the area. Bartenders and line cooks can’t live without these rubber comfort mats because of how comfortable they are.
Comfort Cloud Foam Mat: Whenever someone stands on this mat, a look of serene bliss paints their face as their feet sink into the soft cushiony surface. This comfort mat really lives up to its name thanks to its construction of foam PVC. It is available in three different sizes: 18” x 24”, 24” x 36”, and 30” x 60”. This soft cushion mat is ideal for giving stationary feet a good level of bounce and comfort. The mat features beveled edges in order to both reduce the chances of anyone tripping over them as well as to allow for easier access for wheeled equipment. Since it is made from a PVC material, it is also quite resistant to general oils and greases.
Interesting Facts: Fascinating Rubber Facts
What is rubber? but a material that stretches, provides padding, and has a lot of give to it? Because of its elasticity and protective capabilities, it is desired in many industries, and can be found in items such as apparel (any sort of expandable or tight-fitting clothing), in asphalt (making for safer roadways that reduce sound), and is used as flooring and matting in many commercial places, such as kitchens, gyms, pet and animal care facilities, and even playgrounds. Small rubber products are everywhere!
Vulcanizations: Natural rubber is often vulcanized, a process by which the rubber is heated and sulfur, peroxide or bisphenol are added to improve resistance and elasticity and to prevent it from perishing. Before World War II, carbon black was often used as an additive to rubber to improve its strength, especially in vehicle tires
Allergies: Some people have a serious latex allergy, and exposure to natural latex rubber products such as latex gloves can cause anaphylactic shock. The antigenic proteinsfound in Hevea latex may be deliberately reduced (though not eliminated) through processing. In the recent past nitrile rubber (a synthetic rubber) gloves have become very popular in lieu of natural rubber gloves.
Akron is the fifth-largest city in the U.S. state of Ohio and is the county seat of Summit County. Residents of the city are called "Akronites". It has had many nicknames, three of which are "Rubber Capital of the World", "Rubber City" and "City of Invention". Interesting fact is that Rubber City Rebels are an American proto-punk band from Akron, Ohio that formed in 1976.
Rubber City: Thailand, the world’s biggest rubber producer, which is now seeking to become a major rubber user as well. Rubber City, launched by the state-owned Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT) at the end of last year, will occupy about half of the 364ha Southern Region Industrial Estate. The Project is to serve the government policy in coping with recent slump price of latex and rubber products. In order to increase the demand for latex from important midstream to downstream industries.
Fordlandia: In the 1920s, the Ford Motor Company sought to elude British monopoly over the supply of rubber, mainly used for producing tires and other car parts. Henry Ford looked for alternatives and a permanent place to establish a colony to produce rubber. Ford's investment opportunity dried up overnight without producing any rubber for Ford's tires, and the second town was also abandoned. In 1945, Henry Ford's grandson Henry Ford II sold the area comprising both towns back to the Brazilian government for a loss of over US$20 million.
The properties of rubber are what make it such a desired commodity; even after it has been used for its initial purpose, it can be recycled and used again to make for a long-lasting product that has many economic and environmental benefits. Now that you know some general rubber facts, you can go out and discover in what ways you currently use rubber in your life and how you can incorporate it into your life even more so!
Product Spotlight: Oak Design PVC Flooring for Home Offices and Living Rooms
Wood flooring has been a popular mainstay in American homes for many decades. Hardwood floors are usually found in residential settings and are particularly common for areas such as living rooms, kitchens, and private offices/study rooms. People like to have wooden floors because it offers a clean and classic visual aesthetic to an area. Wood blends in well with a variety of different design styles ranging from the vintage Bohemian to the modern minimalist. Shopping for a hardwood floor can also be pretty fun because there are also many different types of wood to choose from.
But not everything is ideal with wooden floors. The single biggest drawback is perhaps the cost. According to Home Advisor, the average cost for new wood flooring runs at $4421. Depending on the square footage and the specific type of wood involved, the costs can reach up to $10,000 and that is before you even add the installation costs! The installation process of wood floors is another headache to deal with because it involves the assistance of professionals who (hopefully) know what they are doing. Many people want wood floors in their homes, such as for the living room or a private study, but the costs and headaches involved often hold them back from achieving their goals.
Rubber-Cal has the solution for this problem. We have introduced new vinyl flooring rolls to our inventory that are designed to look like genuine hardwood floors. These are the new Terra-Flex Oak vinyl rolls, of which there are four variations: Colonial Oak, Golden Oak, Nutmeg Oak, and White Washed Oak. They are made from very high quality virgin PVC, a material that combines both pleasing aesthetics and deceptively rugged physical durability. The rolls are 5ft wide and available in lengths of 10ft, 25ft, and 57ft.
You can install these rolls over cement, tile, and even other hardwood floors with the simple use of double-sided tape. The surface preparation involved would be fairly minimal, requiring only a general cleaning of the existing floor before laying the rolls down. After the floor is cleaned, you simply need to apply the tape along the perimeters of where the rolls need to go and before you know it you will have a revitalized new floor in your home.