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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!
Before You Buy - Home Gym Flooring Tiles or Rolls?
Are you in a lockdown? A greater emphasis has been placed on home 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 to go out to a public gym. A natural alternative for many people is to create their own home gym, either in a basement or spare bedroom using rubber flooring tiles or rolls.
Rubber flooring can provide the perfect underfloor surface for a home gym, due to its traction, durability and shock absorption qualities; however, each have 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. Tiles come in a large variety of thicknesses to provide the grip and padding you need for your workout. On the other hand, rubber tiles are the most customizable flooring option due to its interlocking mechanism. This offers a mobile floor and allows you to keep adding tiles until your have reached your desired size
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. Additionally, rubber flooring rolls are usually meant for covering wall-to-wall spaces and is able to do so through its customizable length.
How to Protect Wood Floors – Rubber Can Help!
People love the idea of having hardwood floors in their homes. We can understand why – wooden floors have a classic look and provide a high-quality surface. However, wooden floors also have a couple of pretty major drawbacks. They are susceptible to damage, and extremely expensive to install and replace. As a result, those who choose to deck out their home in unprotected wood floors are often left to live in fear of a dropped object or liquid spillage damaging their high-priced surface. Fortunately, rubber flooring can ease those fears.
If you have a home gym or a space where moisture may be present, rubber floors can help. Available in different forms and thicknesses, rubber flooring excels in absorbing blows and impact – dispersing the force over the flooring surface and preventing any serious damage to the subsurface. Rubber is also highly resistant to abrasions, preventing scratches, scuffs and scrapes from affecting base surfaces. Rubber flooring can also provide an effective barrier against moisture damage. Wood can easily be damaged by moisture. Protecting your floors with a layer of rubber flooring will keep water on the surface of the mat.
You can get protective rubber flooring in a variety of forms. Large flooring rolls are available, as are smaller mats and tiles which will cover specific smaller areas of a wooden floor. This allows people to have the wooden floor they want, and can use impact and abrasion resistant rubber matting in strategic areas – such as those in which heavy furniture will be placed – to prevent costly damage. The addition of protective rubber flooring in high-risk or heavy-wear areas can protect your wood flooring investment and make sure an accident does not cost you dearly.
Rubber Insights - Where Does Rubber Come From?
Newly produced rubber, also referred to as "virgin rubber", can be produced naturally or synthetically. Natural rubber is manufactured from latex, a sticky white fluid produced by various plants and often misidentified as sap. The most common plant used for harvesting latex is the rubber tree, whose scientific name is Hevea brasiliensis. Although the rubber tree originates from South America, today, most farming of Hevea brasiliensis and production of natural rubber takes place in Asian countries including India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia.
The majority of rubber produced today is synthetic rubber. Synthetic rubber is typically made from petroleum-based monomers that are extracted during the process of refining crude oil; monomers include styrene, butadiene, and chloroprene, among others. To produce synthetic rubber, these monomers are polymerized, or combined into long, repeating chains which is then combined with additives that affect the resulting rubber's physical properties. Some types of synthetic rubber can demonstrate superior qualities to natural rubber.
Synthetic rubber saw increased production during World War II, when Japan seized control of the Asian countries with high natural rubber production, effectively cutting off the Allies from access to natural rubber. Polymers of styrene and butadiene were manufactured extensively in the United States during this time. Styrene-butadiene rubber, also referred to as SBR, remains one of the most common types of synthetic rubber produced today and is often seen in the production of vehicle tires.