Over 500 Varieties in Stock
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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!
Vinyl Flooring – Top 10 Benefits
Vinyl has become an increasingly popular flooring choice—and with good reason! Vinyl flooring is extremely durable and features a vast range of resistances that make it a great alternative for commercial, industrial, and even residential flooring applications. With so many strengths, it’s tough to narrow it down to the most important. Here are our 10 favorites benefits of installing vinyl flooring:
PVC is famous for its high physical durability—heavy abrasions and daily foot traffic are no problem when you have vinyl flooring installed.
And thanks to its durability, a PVC floor also provides excellent protection for sub-surfaces. Vinyl takes a beating so your sensitive sub-floors don’t have to.
Installing a PVC flooring is easy to do yourself! Skip the costly installation services and instead go DIY with double-sided carpet tape.
Not only is vinyl easy to install, but it is easy to remove! Double-sided tape is great for permanent installations, but it can also be pulled up easily for temporary applications.
Vinyl is extremely lightweight compared to other flooring options, making it easy to transport from place to place.
Some vinyl flooring options mimic the look and feel of hardwood floors. PVC is much more durable than wood, and achieves the same aesthetic at a fraction of the cost.
Besides a hardwood aesthetic, vinyl surfacing comes in many attractive varieties. You can even create an industrial aesthetic with coin-top or diamond-plate textured flooring.
Vinyl floors feature a non-permeable surface, which means they are completely waterproof!
Water isn’t the only liquid vinyl can handle—PVC floors are also resistant to certain oils and chemicals.
Possibly the best perk of vinyl flooring is how easy it is to clean! Since PVC resists water, oils, and certain chemicals, that means you can clean it with virtually any mild solution. Good old soap and water will make the floor look brand new without breaking the bank!
Ground Cover for Playgrounds – Approved for Falls up to 6ft.
Every adult can remember taking an unfortunate fall on the unforgiving surface of their childhood playground. For many, these falls from monkey bars and swing sets would result in broken bones and lengthy healing periods. Such injuries can be largely credited to traditional playground surfaces such as sand, woodchips, and sometimes even concrete. Though children still play as rough as ever, the choices of ground cover for playgrounds have certainly evolved.
These days, the go-to surfacing for playgrounds is made from affordable and durable recycled rubber material. Rubber is the ideal ground cover for playgrounds because of its high elasticity, resilience, and slip-resistance. Any public playground surfacing must be tested by ASTM standards to ensure it is safe enough for little ones to play on, otherwise you may end up with unforgiving floor type that hurts more than it helps. In fact, rubberized playground tiles are specially designed to handle the high-impact, physical needs of children at play. This type of ground cover for playgrounds is typically held to ASTM F1292-09 Standards and cleared for falls as high as 6ft. to prevent any serious injuries. Rubber playground covers are extra-thick, often up to 2 or 3-inches, and feature waffled undersides to flex under impacts and lessen the severity of falls. Despite their elasticity, rubber playground floors must maintain a sturdy surface for children run and jump on. If the surface is too soft, it can actually add stress to joints and muscles rather than release it. The unique underside of rubber playground tiles allows them flex and provide protection without sacrificing stability. Rigid, unforgiving playground surfaces are a thing of the past—rubber is safest and most reliable option for a play area of any kind.
Rubber Durometer Chart – From Soft to Hard
So, you’ve picked out the type of rubber needed for your project, and you know how much material to get. Before jumping into a purchase, it is important that you consider the durometer (hardness) of the material, as well. First you should consider the physical demands of your application—does the material need to flex, or should it be hard and stiff? Once you’ve identified your specific needs, you can consult this handy rubber durometer chart to decide what is right for you. Most common rubber products will demonstrate durometers between 40A and 80A. These are considered the mid-range, and while you may encounter durometers that are higher or lower, materials used in most practical applications will fall somewhere in this range.
Shore 10-20A: Lowest on the rubber durometer chart are extremely soft and flexible elastomers. Think of a rubber band or gel insoles for your shoes.
Shore 40-50A: Rubber with a 40A durometer has a firm surface, but it is still very flexible and resilient. This material is great for high impact applications such as padding or playground floors.
Shore 60A: This is the standard, mid-range durometer hardness. 60 durometer rubber has a stiff and sturdy surface, but maintains a moderate range of flexibility. 60A durometer is great for general purpose applications and it is usually a safe choice if you aren’t sure what exact durometer you need.
Shore 70A: Just a big harder than general purpose rubber, but still considered mid-range. A 70 durometer rubber has a small amount of flexibility, but is not recommended for pliable applications.
Shore 80A: As the hardest type of elastomer you will likely encounter, an 80 durometer rubber is very stiff, hard, and rigid. At the top of the rubber durometer chart, these hard elastomers have little to no flex at all.