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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!
What is the Best Flooring for a Playground?
The best flooring for a playground is rubber shock absorbent tiles due to their excellent safety benefits that ensure a cushioned surface to prevent serious injuries. Shock absorbent interlocking rubber tiles for playgrounds are one of the most common types of playground rubber flooring options available. This type of playground rubber flooring is made of recycled rubber materials, allowing it to be a versatile indoor/outdoor playground flooring option.
Safety tiles for playgrounds are also a customizable flooring option that can be made larger or smaller simply by adding or removing some tiles. This is a beneficial function to have in playground flooring as the size of the shock absorbing surface must extend out further than the general area around the playground equipment. This radius encompasses an area around the playground equipment is essentially the area children are expected to land on or exit from a piece of playground equipment.
Along with its customizable style, interlocking safety tiles for playgrounds also offer excellent shock absorption and are available in 3/4", 1”, 2.5”, and 3” thicknesses. This allows you to find the correct thickness for shock absorption according to the height of the equipment. Interlocking playground rubber flooring is an excellent shock absorbing surfacing that can absorb the force of impact and offer a cushioned surface between children and the hard surface below the tiles.
What is the Material Used in Playgrounds?
The material used in playgrounds in recycled rubber crumb that derives from resilient post-consumer vehicle tires. Recycled rubber crumb playground floor material comes in the form of interlocking tiles that allow for easy installation in both indoor and outdoor settings. Recycled crumb playground floor material is the ideal material for playground surfacing as it is highly durable, shock absorbent, non-slip, and environmentally resistant.
Recycled tire rubber will offer excellent moisture resistance with low absorption and high impact resistance. Shock absorption is an important property to have in playground rubber tiles as it can help prevent serious life-threatening injuries. Shock absorption can help protect children in case of a fall or a more serious fall from playground equipment. Without a shock absorbent material, the chances of serious injuries are significantly increased.
Not only does crumb rubber protect against serious impact injuries, but it also actively prevents these accidents from occurring. Crumb rubber in the form of playground rubber tiles offer excellent anti-slip properties that can help prevent slip and fall accidents even when moisture is present on their surface. Rubber is naturally a traction-enhancing, non-slip material; however, the surface texture produced by crumb rubber further enhances the tiles’ non-slip properties.
What is Rubber Surfacing?
Rubber surfacing is a safe, shock absorbent, and non-slip flooring option that is ideal for playground fall protection. Rubber playground surfacing is made up of recycled rubber crumb that are derived from post-consumer vehicle tires, reducing the overall playground surfacing costs. Recycled rubber crumb is the perfect material to use for padded play mats due to its excellent indoor/outdoor versatility shock absorption and non-slip properties.
Oftentimes, rubber surfacing for playgrounds comes in the form of interlocking recycled rubber crumb play surface tiles. The interlocking mechanism of rubber playground tiles makes it easy to customize the size of the playground surface which, in turn, helps create a safer “use zone” around the playground equipment for better playground fall protection. It is important to have shock absorbent padding around playground equipment to prevent hospital visits from playground-related injuries.
A recycled rubber crumb play surface also offers enhanced traction, even in the face of moisture. Rubber naturally retains a grippy surface, even when moisture is present; however, with recycled crumb rubber playground tiles, traction is enhanced through its textured surface. Recycled rubber crumb is re-adhered to form a solid product, but because of the crumb rubber composition, instead of a smooth finish, the surface is textured with little grains of crumb rubber.