CLT Rig Mats At GFI Solutions

Are you in need of heavy-duty rig mats to maintain safety and productivity on your job site? As a staple for those in the oil & gas, petrochemical, construction, and infrastructure industries, the right mats can help to mitigate the challenges of uneven terrain as well as reduce major safety hazards associated with heavy equipment and machinery. As an increasingly popular alternative to traditional bolted mats, masonry, and concrete, Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) rig mats are one of the most effective solutions available on the market. Crafted using an innovative, industry-leading technique, CLT mats offer superior strength and durability as well as increased transport loads and more. Learn more about the benefits of heavy-duty CLT mats, as well as the solutions offered by GFI below.

What Are CLT Mats?

Cross Laminated Timber is the result of bonding alternating perpendicular layers of wood with an environmentally safe structural adhesive to create the finished product as opposed to the traditional bolted structure. Where bolted mats are only capable of transferring the load across the location of the mechanical fasteners, CLT mats are designed to allow for the even distribution of weight across the entirety of the mat, allowing for superior durability and performance.

TerraLam® CLT Access Mats as offered by GFI solutions are crafted from Southern Yellow Pine Wood Fibre, which is 30% harder than Douglas Fir, the most common wood fibre used in the construction of bolted mats. This makes them ideal for standing up to even the toughest of jobs without the fear of sudden breakages.

What Are The Benefits?

CLT access and rig mats offer multiple benefits to your job site, regardless of whether you choose to rent or own. In addition to the basic function of creating a reliable path and a stable foundation for heavy equipment, direct benefits of choosing CLT mats include:

  • Lighter weight (up to 50%) compared to conventional rig mats, allowing for a single transport load to carry up to 25% more mats per trip.
  • Versatile in application and able to withstand the demands of fluctuating climates
  • 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.
  • Solid matting top reduces tripping hazards, as well as the tired damage to vehicles, and more.

TerraLam® CLT Access and Rig Mats

When it comes to finding the best CLT mats on the market, there’s no doubt that Sterling Solutions’ line of TerraLam® products lead the pack. Crafted using the finest quality Southern Yellow Pine planks, each mat is meticulously tested to ensure optimal performance and longevity, allowing you to keep your project on time, and on budget, with ease.

GFI Solutions is proud to be an authorized distributor of TerraLam® products, including access and rig mats, TerraCross® bridges, and more. With 24/7 access to our leading inventory, qualified team members and more. GFI is Western Canada’s foremost choice when it comes to heavy-duty rig mat solutions and everything in between. Contact us today to learn more.