CLT Access Matting Solutions: An Innovative Approach

With rugged terrain, long, cold winters and summers that bring a mixture of heat and rain, the Canadian landscape can pose a series of challenges to those operating on remote job sites. Access mats provide welcome relief by serving as makeshift roads for the hauling of equipment, resources, and transport of crews into/out of any location. While the market has typically been dominated by the more traditional bolted style of mats, in recent years, Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) products have been rising in prominence. Significantly stronger than bolted mats and capable of shipping up to 50% more in a single load due to their lightweight structure, CLT mats offer multiple benefits for purchasers. Learn more about CLT access mats below, including Sterling Solutions’ line of TerraLam® products available at GFI Solutions.

What Is Cross Laminated Timber?

Cross Laminated Timber is the process of bonding alternating perpendicular layers of wood with a special adhesive to create the finished product as opposed to the traditional bolted structure. TerraLam® CLT access mats allow even distribution of weight throughout the entire mat, leading to less chance of breakage, even under the heaviest of loads.

What Are the Main Benefits

In addition to the enhanced strength to weight ratio mentioned above, there are multiple benefits to selecting CLT access mats. Advantages include:

  • High impact resistance
  • A lifespan that lasts 3-5 times longer than bolted mats.
  • Glue lamination and wax sealed on all 4 edges makes it easier to repel moisture and rot.
  • Suitable for use in extreme conditions, include heat and cold.
  • Solid matting top reduces tripping hazards, as well as the tired damage to vehicles
  • Reduced shipping costs due to the lightweight nature of the mats (more CLT mats can be shipped compared to bolted products), and more.

TerraLam® CLT Mats at GFI Solutions

As Western Canada’s leading source for access mat solutions, GFI is proud to carry the best products available on the market. We are a distributor for Sterling Solutions‘ range of TerraLam® products, including their 300 and 500 model access mats, access bridges, and more. Designed with the utmost of quality in mind, TerraLam® solutions embody the many benefits of CLT mats, right down to the superior performance and longevity.

Find The Right Fit With GFI

Learn more by contacting our team today.