Over 500 Varieties in Stock
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.
New Product Release
Rubber-Cal is ushering in the New Year with a new product. Say hello to the Gas Station Mat! This rubber mat is the latest addition to our diverse catalog of rubber matting products. It is designed specifically for use on the fuel sumps located at gas stations. It is our only rubber mat that is circular. Sized at 4ft diameter, it is made from durable SBR material and well suited for use in the outdoors. We will also introduce at larger variant sized at 4.5ft diameter in the third quarter of 2019.
Upcoming Trade ShowsRubber-Cal is excited to announce its presence at two upcoming trade shows in 2019! Come find us at the following shows:
National Hardware Show – May 8-10th 2019 – Las Vegas Nevada - Rubber-Cal will be exhibiting at the upcoming 2019 National Hardware Show in Las Vegas. Stay tuned to find out our booth number so you can meet us on the trade show floor at the Las Vegas Convention Center!
What is the Best Basement Flooring?
Basements are versatile spaces in homes, with the ability to become anything from a bedroom or “man cave” to a game room or home fitness center. But if you plan to make the most out of your basement, the flooring will probably need an upgrade before the space is ready for use. There are many options for basement flooring, though most have concrete floors that can be cold, hazardous, and easily damaged. The versatility of the space can make it tricky to pick the best flooring for your needs, but luckily there are many rubber options for basement flooring that offer a competitive range of versatility.
With so many basement flooring choices, it is important to go with a material that offers enough protection—for both above the surface, and below it. Basement floors are prone to moisture, and even simple water can cause damage such as stains, mildew, and mold. Traditional concrete basement floors can also be damaged by heavy furniture or abrasive equipment—this is especially true for basements that are used as home gyms. This is why the flooring must be strong enough to protect not only your base floors, but any furniture or equipment on top.
Rubber is the ideal protective covering for basement floors because it absorbs impacts and vibrations, distributing the movement evenly to maintain a stable surface. Any abrasions caused by furniture and workout equipment are absorbed by the rubber to ensure it never reaches the subfloor. Rubber also has great resistances to moisture and temperature as well as natural traction-enhancing abilities, making it the best basement flooring across the board. With so many varieties available, there is a rubber floor to fit the function of each and every basement. Whether used for storage, fitness, or an extra bedroom—any remodeled basement can benefit from installation of rubber flooring.
The Perfect Flooring for Do-It-Yourself Dog Kennels
In today’s world, our pets are like our children, so naturally we want nothing less than the very best living conditions for them. With your dogs’ health and happiness of utmost priority, why would you settle for a less-than-luxurious dog kennel? The best way to guarantee a space your pups love is by building a kennel yourself. Do-it-Yourself dog kennels are a fun and easy project that allow you to fully customize the space your furry friends inhabit. With a DIY kennel, you can avoid the concrete or dirt floorings that come with most kennels and ensure your pets always have a comfortable place to lay. Though there are many variations to choose from, rubber is typically the best kennel flooring across the board. No other kennel flooring material offers the same durability, comfort, and protection that rubber does. Your kennel should prioritize the animals’ health, comfort, and happiness, and rubber flooring does that in a number of different ways.
Building a dog kennel is a great opportunity to skip out on hard concrete or dirt floors and instead provide your pups with an extremely forgiving surface. Rubber has natural elasticity, giving the flooring the ability to cushion around weight and provide anti-fatigue qualities. Another key benefit of rubber flooring is the superior level of protection. Rubber flooring is known for excellent abrasion, impact, and moisture resistances that make it great for most high-stress applications. Rubber kennel flooring options come in various thicknesses and durometers so you can pick out the perfect level of protection and comfort for your pets.
DIY dog kennels are an excellent way to show your pets some long-term love and affection. By creating a warm and comfortable space, you can make your dogs feel like they have a home rather than a prison cell. Rubber protects their sensitive paws from extreme conditions, regulates temperature, and provides ant-fatigue comfort to keep your furry family in good health for years to come.
How to Cut Sponge Rubber
When working with foam or sponge rubber, it is important to carefully plan each move to avoid ruining the material. Working with it before you properly know how to cut sponge rubber can have disastrous results and cost quite a bit in wasted material. Depending on your budget and the intended application, there are a few different methods of cutting foam rubber to consider. While many like to go for a cost-effective DIY approach, certain projects benefit more from custom foam cutting services with a die cutter, waterjet, or laser cutter. These rubber cutting tools vary in pricing, precision, and production rates, so you should carefully consider all factors when deciding on the right method to cut foam rubber for your project.
DIY: The do-it-yourself method is the most affordable, but also the messiest. A utility knife is a great option if you don’t mind imperfect cuts. These methods are a great way to skip out on pricey custom cutting services, but in turn you can expect wavy edges and a lack of precision if you’re cutting the sponge yourself.
Die Cut: Die cutting is a popular way to cut foam rubber due to its excellent precision. This process works much like a large-scale cookie cutter, in which the foam is forced down over serrated blades in a shape of your choice. Die cutting in basic shapes is fast and works well for bulk production.
Waterjet & Laser Cutting: The most precise method of cutting foam rubber is also the most expensive option—but it’s worth it. Waterjet and Laser Cutters work in similar ways and both achieve highly-detailed cuts. The material is cut with either lasers or high-pressure streams of water, depending on the chosen method. These methods are without a doubt the best ways to cut foam rubber, especially for detailed applications and mass production.