Access Mats, Oilfield Mats and More!

Access mats are essential in heavy industries such as drilling, power, construction, refinery, renewable energy and oil and gas industries. Worksites in such industries require robust matting solutions that can withstand the weight of heavy equipment and eliminate work hazards such as tire punctures and tripping. GFI Solutions is proud to introduce Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) mats that solve the most common problems found in traditional access mats. If you’re looking for access mats or oilfield rig mats for your worksite that are durable, cost-effective and safe, CLT mats are the perfect solution for you. Read on to learn more about the benefits of our CLT mats.

What are access mats/ what are rig mats

Contrary to popular belief, oilfield mats and access mats are quite different. Access mats are used to create makeshift roads and portable paths within a worksite for workers to quickly move around on uneven terrain and provide a smooth ground for cars or trucks to drive on. Oilfield mats are also a form of access mats; however, they are manufactured with a steel frame to provide support for heavy machinery. If your worksite consists of heavy equipment and extremely heavy loads, then oilfield rig mats are more beneficial for your needs. Project managers typically think of traditional bolted mats when starting a project, but we advise Cross Laminated Timber Mats (CLT) and here’s why:

1. CLT Mats are More Sturdy

CLT mats are designed to provide you with more strength than regular traditional bolted mats as they are manufactured using Southern Yellow Pine Wood Fibre instead of Douglas Fir. Since Southern Yellow Pine Wood Fibre is 30% harder than Douglas Fir, CLT mats are ideal for heavy-duty jobs.

2. CLT Mats are Cost-Effective

Engineered to provide you with the best quality at an affordable price, CLT mats weigh around 40% less than traditional bolted mats, which allows us to transport 72 mats per load. When purchasing or renting CLT mats, you can save up to 60% in transportation costs!

3. CLT Mats Time-Efficient

Because CLT mats are lighter than traditional bolted mats, more mats can fit per loader or shuttle truck, not only saving you time but also saving you up to 40% on installation and removal costs.

4. CLT Mats Eco-Friendly

All CLT mats are manufactured with sustainable forest practices as we only use Southern Yellow Pine wood that is grown to maturity in 20 years, unlike Oak, which is grown to maturity in 100. CLT mats are also manufactured using eco-friendly adhesive to bond the planks together.

Which Mats Do I Need For My Site?

Managing a project on a large worksite may require different mats for specific areas. If you’re unsure as to which mats your worksite requires, our experts are ready to help. With GFI Solutions’ planning and consulting services and inventory management, you’ll always be prepared. Our services also include:

  • Turn-Key Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Delivery and Installation
  • Mat Washing

Ready to Get Started?

Contact our experts today to learn more about our CLT mats and different matting solutions!