Do You Need Swamp Mats, Access Mats or Rig Mats?

Are you wondering whether you need swamp mats, access mats or rig mats for your upcoming project? Whether your project is for the oil & gas, energy sector or petrochemical industry, GFI Solutions offers matting solutions for all industries. We are proud to be one of Canada’s leading suppliers of site access solutions offering Sterling Solutions’ line of TerraLam® CLT Access Mat products.

To help you decide which matting is best suited for your project, we have devised an overview of the use of each product, the differences between them and which product would be the best fit for you. Read on to learn more!

Access Mats VS. Swamp Mats

A common confusion in the matting industry is the difference between access mats and swamp mats. Consumers tend to use these terms thinking they’re different products, when in reality, access mats and swam mats refer to the same generic product. “Swamp mats” are more commonly used in southern regions where the weather is more humid, creating a swamp/marsh-like terrain. For Canadian weather, CLT access mat is the term that describes matting solutions used to create makeshift roadways in and out of a job site.

Rig Mats

The term used to describe access mats that are predominantly created to withstand heavy loads or heavy machinery is “rig mats.” These particular mats can handle a wide range of weights up to 2667 lbs. Unlike standard access mats, rig mats generally have a steel frame that enables them to withstand rigs, cranes and several other heavy types of equipment commonly used in worksites.

What Is The Solution For You?

Depending on your worksite, you might need rig mats, access mats, or both! If you’re looking for matting solutions for uneven terrain, then the best option for you would be GFI Solutions’ Cross Laminated Timber mats. Rig mats should be a necessity in your worksite if you will be using heavy loads and equipment.

GFI Solutions ensure lighter, faster and longer-lasting matting solutions for your project. Our TerraLam mats are two-thirds the weight of standard bolted mats, which allows us to transport 72 mats per load, saving you up to 60% of transportation fees. We guarantee long-lasting matting solutions; we won’t charge for any damage or replacement costs. Our team of experts is available 24/7 for any service or support issues.

Contact us now to purchase or rent the matting products you need for your upcoming project!