Flooring that Fights Slip-and-Fall Accidents!
Slip and fall hazards are commonplace, especially in places like garages, kitchens, basements, and warehouses. Typical flooring options, like concrete, tile, and wood, do little to combat the dangers that these hazards pose. One misstep can lead to a disastrous accident that ends in physical injury, medical bills, and emotional trauma. This is why slip-resistant flooring is a must.
Anti-slip floors are typically made of elastomeric materials, like rubber or PVC. These materials have naturally high coefficients of friction, which means that they naturally enhance traction. Thus, they fare much better than typical floors when it comes to protecting their users from slipping and falling. Moreover, because the materials out of which we make these floors are naturally resistant to water, these anti-slip solutions will enhance traction even when soaked with moisture. In settings such as kitchens, this quality is invaluable, as water and oils are often thrown about haphazardly.
These slip-resistant rubber floors are also especially easy to install. For our thinner, rolled options, simply roll the flooring into place, then adhere it to your subfloors using a double-sided carpet tape. For our anti-slip options that come in the form of mats, lay the mat out without any additional bonding. These mats are heavy enough to stay down on their own, and they are made to be easily removable—should you choose to store the mat or take it out for a quick cleaning. In any case, we have plenty of options when it comes to slip-resistant flooring. We cater toward a variety of applications, so do not hesitate to browse our collection. There is surely a product that precisely matches your needs!
Upgrade Your Stairway with New, Stylish Step Mats!
Homes and businesses are filled with stairways. While they perform vital functions toward our everyday lives, they can also be major safety hazards that threaten the well-beings of you, your guests, and your loved ones. After all, a single slip and fall hazard can cause someone to suffer devastating injuries. This is why rubber stair treads are an indispensable tool for upgrading the safety of your stairways. While they combat the threats that slip-and-fall hazards present, they also look great—upgrading the aesthetic appeal of your stairway, too.
These step mats are made of rubber—which is one of the best materials for enhancing traction. Furthermore—as a material—rubber is excellent at resisting the effects of moisture, which is particularly valuable since outdoor applications tend to see excessive amounts of leakages and precipitation.
One thing that is especially notable about these step mats, though, is the fact that we offer them in a variety of patterns and styles. The textured surfaces that adorn our stair treads serve two main purposes. First, they are pleasing to the eye. Different types of stairways call for different styles of stair treads. More professional, commercial settings may require sleek coin-top or diamond-plate corrugations, while more personal, residential applications may benefit from star-speckled or estate-style designs. Second, they further enhance the amount of traction that the treads already provide. These patterns act as corrugations that increase the number of points of contact between the mat and people’s shoes, thereby maximizing the amount of slip-resistant they experience while traversing your stairways. In sum, steps mats are a great way to upgrade both the safety and aesthetic appeal of any stairway.
Unmatched Protection: Rubber Flooring
Ever wonder why so many floors have chips, dents, and cracks? These blemishes are both unsightly and threatening: they make expensive floors look old and run-down, and—in some cases—they can lead to bigger, underlying issues that threaten your building’s structure as a whole. This is why installing the proper degree of floor protection is a consideration you just cannot overlook. Otherwise, the consequences are often dire.
Rubber flooring is one of the best ways to effectively and affordably protect your subfloors. Rubber’s profile of properties is truly impressive. Consider the fact that it is naturally shock-absorbent and abrasion-, water-, chemical-, and UV-resistant. It is no wonder that rubber is the material of choice when it comes to applications that demand floor-protection. Rubber floors are a mainstay in commercial gyms and kitchens for a reason! Rubber surfaces maximize the degree of protection between harsh, everyday variables and precious, expensive subfloors.
Furthermore, we offer our products at such competitive price-points because of our practice of using recycled rubber. Many of our rubber-flooring products are made from recycled rubber, which is much less expensive to procure than non-recycled rubber materials. Of course, the prices at which we sell our products reflect these savings. Who knew that—at the end of the day—doing what is best for our planet is also doing what is best for our customers!
The Coir Mat: Functional and Eco-Friendly
Coir is one of the best materials for residential doormats. The reason—while simple—may surprise you! The answer lies in evolution.
Coir comes from coconut husks. Over millions of years, coconut trees have evolved to reproduce by dropping their coconuts into the ocean—with the goal of having these seeds wash up onto nearby shores. There, coconuts would ideally grow into new plants, thereby propagating its species. In fact, one reason for why coconut husks are so fibrous is that these fibers make it easier for coconuts to latch onto soil. Over time, coconuts have become built to withstand incredibly harsh conditions. They can last up to 6 months on ocean waters! Their husks are highly resistant to impacts, abrasions, UV-rays, and moisture. While these qualities make coconuts fantastic at their seafaring adventures, they also make coconut fibers great for door-matting applications. After all, impact-absorbance and abrasion-, UV-, and moisture-resistance are all properties that every good doormat requires. Once coconuts have been treated and the coir has been extracted from their husks, these fibers become very rigid. This rigidity is paramount for making doormats since rigid bristles are necessary for shoe-scraping action.
Furthermore, because coir is a completely natural material, most of our residential doormats are environmentally friendly. This means that, while keeping your home free of contamination, our doormats also keep the earth free of unnecessary waste. Browse our collection of doormats, and find the perfect fit for your home’s entryway!
Join Us in Celebrating Goodyear’s 125th Anniversary!
2023 marks the 125th year since the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company was founded. The company’s founder, Frank Seiberling, named his company after Charles Goodyear, the inventor of vulcanized rubber. And the name has stuck ever since. In 1898, Frank Seiberling opened the first Goodyear factory in Akron, Ohio, focusing mainly on manufacturing bicycle and carriage tires.
In 1901, Goodyear produced its first automobile tires for Henry Ford, who was manufacturing race cars. As the automobile industry grew and rubber’s demand increased, so did the popularity of Goodyear’s tires.
With 125 impressive years under Goodyear’s belt, join us here at Rubber-Cal in celebrating this momentous occasion. Over a century of innovation, ingenuity, and effort has kept the Goodyear company at the fore of the rubber industry. Goodyear does important work in continuing to popularize, as well as develop, rubber—not just as a finished product but as a basic material, too.
Here’s to Goodyear. What a ride it has been, and continues to be.