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Founded in 1994, Rubber-Cal is a distributor of industrial rubber products. The company provides 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.
Ingrained 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.
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In the Media
Rubber-Cal's quality products have garnered attention for the company from the media. Recently, in 2016-17, our products appeared on prime time TV shows such as Sweat Inc., The Biggest Loser, Strong, and Save Our Shelters. Over 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.
Rubber 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.
New Product Release
The Shark Tooth II – Crazy named product but our customers love it! We are coming out with another version of this tough rubber mat. Keep an eye out for it in the first quarter of 2021.
Upcoming Trade Shows
We are planning on showing at the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas in May of 2021. Keep your fingers crossed and get vaccinated!
Non-Slip Stair Treads Are a Safety Essential!
Did you know that slips and falls down stairs cause approximately one million injuries per year? Do not underestimate the power that rubber, non-slip stair treads have for enhancing your stairway’s safety.
As a material, rubber has a naturally high coefficient of friction. This trait, as well as rubber’s durability and water-resistance, is the reason for why rubber is the go-to material for objects such as car tires and shoe soles. Car tires are one of the most obvious uses of rubber’s friction-enhancing properties. When rubber and asphalt make contact, their coefficient of friction is 0.9. But, when rubber comes into contact with rubber, the two objects’ coefficient of friction is an astounding 1.15. And since most shoe soles are made of rubber, installing rubber stair-treads over your stairs improves their users’ traction to a degree with which even car tires cannot compete!
As if that was not enough, most non-slip stair treads come textured with intricate surface-patterns. These designs, such as “coin-top” protrusions and “diamond-plate” corrugations, do not only look nice—they further enhance the stairway’s grip. Rubber’s inherent water-resistance also makes non-slip stair treads easy to clean using water and any household cleaning solution. And their design is simple enough so that you can install rubber stair-treads yourself.
Building a Home Gym? Rubber Flooring Is a Must!
Over the years, home gyms have become more and more popular, which makes sense because, after all, garages and basements are like canvasses with which homeowners can do as they please. As gym equipment has become more affordable and as gym memberships have become increasingly intolerable, the widespread shift toward home gyms illuminates a largely unsung hero of fitness centers everywhere: rubber flooring.
Rubber flooring, first and foremost, absorbs shock. This quality alone makes rubber the outstanding material for gym flooring. Yet, rubber brings even more to the table. Rubber is also water-, chemical-, abrasion-, and weather-resistant, making it an indispensable asset to home gyms everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. Thick rubber tiles, placed beneath gym equipment, prevents the heavy machinery from directly impacting your home’s subflooring—impacts which can significantly damage your expensive floors if neglected. Furthermore, rubber’s shock-absorbance means that rubber absorbs vibrations. Thus, rubber flooring within gyms also dampens the level of noise that your intense workouts generate.
Of course, rubber flooring’s value to the home-gym enthusiast is probably obvious. Indeed, almost every commercial gym comes equipped with one of the many forms of rubber flooring. On top of its protective qualities, rubber is highly practical—easy to clean with household solutions and easy to install without expert help.
The Essentials of Neoprene Durometer
While not immediately obvious to the everyday eye, the fact remains that neoprene plays an inimitable role in modern society. From gaskets and seals to wetsuits and bearing pads—neoprene’s role cannot be understated. Neoprene’s applications are easy enough to understand, but what about the different durometers in which neoprene products are offered?
Softer durometers of neoprene include neoprene sheets that have a durometer of 40A or lower. At this level of hardness, a sheet of neoprene is best used for an application that focuses on impact-absorption. The softer the neoprene product is, the more it absorbs shock. The standard durometer of neoprene, though, is between 45A and 60A. Within this range, neoprene is well-balanced, possessing moderate degrees of both impact-absorption and abrasion-resistance. Harder durometers of neoprene are those that fall somewhere between 60A and 75A. Hard neoprene is most desirable for applications that value material-strength above all else. This type of neoprene is much more rigid than the other durometers of neoprene.
In sum, a neoprene product’s durometer affects the applications for which it can be used. Soft neoprene is ideal for applications that require high degrees of flexibility, pliability, and impact-absorption. Hard neoprene is best for uses that prioritize resilience, such as seals and gaskets. And neoprene that falls somewhere between these extremes represents neoprene’s most admirable quality: its elegant balance of useful traits.
Upcoming Trade Shows
You are invited to visit us at our upcoming trade-shows in 2023. We love going to trade shows because these events are great opportunities to make ourselves known, as well as stay abreast of the latest trends in the many industries to which we cater. It is also the perfect chance for us to meet people who are interested in our products: people like you. While our digital storefront accurately represents all of our products, experiencing these products in-person can give customers a newfound perspective—unobtainable otherwise. These are also opportunities to speak with one of our experts in-person and discuss your project at length. Visit our booth at one of the upcoming trade-shows! Be sure to stay tuned with our storefront newsfeed for more updates regarding any one of our upcoming trade-shows.
2023 National Hardware Show – Las Vegas, NV – Jan 31st–Feb 3rd
Rubber-Cal will exhibit at the 2023 National Hardware Show 9 (NHS) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Preeminent entities in the home-improvement, construction, and DIY sectors will be at this show to learn, educate, and collaborate: professionals attend the NHS every year to get the most up-to-date sourcing, trading, and news in their respective markets.
The NHS has a long history, rooted at the close of the Second World War in 1945. The NHS was established as an event for construction-industry professionals to network and showcase their latest wares. This event was such a success that it has been held every year since then. Now, there are countless exhibits on display on the Las Vegas Convention Center’s show-floor, highlighting innovations in building products, hardware tools, and outdoor-construction materials.
In 2023, the NHS will partner with NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) and NKBA’s Kitchen & Bath Industry Show® (KBIS) at Design & Construction Week® at the Las Vegas Convention Center to offer even more buying, selling, and networking opportunities to the hardware and home-improvement communities. The NAHB IBS is the world’s largest annual residential-construction show and is a must-attend event for professionals in the building industry. IBS is produced by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), which represents over 140,000 members and is the voice for policies that prioritize housing.
This upcoming National Hardware Show will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center from January 31st to February 3rd. Rubber-Cal encourages you to visit us at booth SL5105. For free passes into the show, please contact our sales staff prior to the event. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.