Our Mission Educate and Deliver Value to our Clientele Increase Efficiency of our Organization Bring to Market “Living Brands” That Evolve with our Client’s Changing Demands
Establish 1994 Founded 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 Products 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.
In the Media Rubber-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 Staff 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.
Upcoming Trade Shows Rubber-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.
How can an entrance mat safeguard your business?
Most successful commercial spaces can see high levels of foot traffic on any given day. From customers to members of staff, there can be plenty of people coming and going. That is always a good sign for a business, but it brings risks with it. The best way to minimize risks and safeguard your business is to use an entrance mat – a vital addition to any commercial entryway.
There are several entrance mat variations which can all provide a big boost to a business entrance, such as a rubber scraper mat or a rubber-backed carpet mat. The main issue when it comes to commercial entrances is the moisture, dirt and debris which can be tracked inside. This is a particular problem when a lot of people are coming through your doors, especially when there is inclement weather outside. When water or mud covers a business floor, it can lead to slip and fall accidents occurring, which can in turn create a liability issue for a company. A rubber entrance mat can help reduce this risk in several ways. The most important way is by scraping shoes clean as they enter the space. A rubber entrance mat will have surface texturing, which helps to scrape shoe soles and remove any unwanted materials. The fibers of a carpet mat are also effective in this regard.
Beyond simply scraping shoes, a rubber entrance mat has several other properties that can improve a business entryway. Rubber is extremely durable, allowing an entrance mat to stand up to high volumes of foot traffic. Rubber is also water resistant and will not be damaged by the muck and moisture being dragged inside. In addition, rubber entrance mats are easy to move and clean, as well as providing a high degree of grip and traction at the entryway where it is needed most.
Rubber Insight – How Eco-friendly Rubber Flooring Helps the Environment
When you buy durable rubber flooring to kit out your home or business, you are doing your bit to help the environment. Many eco-conscious consumers are opting to install rubber flooring products because they come from sustainable sources. But a lot of people do not know the different kinds of eco-friendly rubber flooring that are available. From natural rubber to recycled and reclaimed rubber, you have a variety of options if you want to go ‘green’.
There is a huge array of rubber flooring products, made to different designs and specifications, and to fit different needs. Some products will use man-made synthetic rubbers, but sustainable flooring which is made using natural, recycled and reclaimed rubber material will be the most environmentally friendly products. Natural rubber is made using a form of tree sap, which is harvested without harming the tree for a truly ‘green’ process. On the other hand, recycled rubber is a synthetic material, but is no less eco-conscious. Recycled rubber is made mostly from old vehicle tires, which are chewed up into a rubber crumb material and reformed to make a new rubber. Reclaimed rubber is made using a similar process, but also includes the vulcanization of the new material to give it slightly different properties.
Before they were recycled, old vehicle tires were just left to rot in landfill sites, where they would take up space and release harmful emissions. Now, anyone who chooses to install recycled flooring is helping the environment by supporting the creation of recycled rubber. Durable, pliable, shock-absorbent and water-resistant, recycled rubber makes for top-quality flooring, but it is also helping to save the planet.
How rubber flooring can make your garage great
A garage can be a supremely versatile space, but it is often limited by its flooring. Most garages come with a concrete surface as default, but that is not the optimum material type for most applications. For those seeking to turn their garage into an extra bedroom, home gym, man cave, workshop, or another type of functional space, an alternative flooring is necessary. If you want to make your garage into a great space, the best option is rubber flooring.
Rubber garage flooring comes in different forms to suit all applications. You can get garage tiles, as well as rubber rolls. Each offers slightly different advantages, but they are both extremely easy to install in your garage. Once it has been installed, rubber garage tiles and rolls can provide outstanding flooring qualities for all manner of needs. One of the key capabilities of rubber garage flooring is the comfort it provides. Rubber is a softer flooring type than many materials, offering more pliability and flexibility for a better feel beneath your feet. This is especially important if you are transforming your garage into a space you will spend a lot of time in.
Rubber garage tiles have plenty of other benefits too. Rubber is an insulating and waterproof material, which are essential qualities for a garage as it is so close to the outdoors. This flooring is also highly durable and impact resistant, as well as offering an unparalleled level of traction. You can also get rubber flooring with surface texturing, which can enhance its visual appeal and give it even greater grip. No matter what you are using your garage for, rubber tiles or rolls will provide you with the best surface option possible.