GFI Solutions: Swamp Mats You Can Count On

Quality, performance, consistency: welcome to the benefits of choosing TerraLam® CLT mats. As Canada’s leading supplier of site access solutions, including swamp mats, access bridges and an extensive range of support services, you can count on GFI Solutions to have your back no matter the application. We are proud to be the nation’s exclusive source of Sterling Solutions’ TerraLam® CLT Access Mat products and with 24/7 shipping and delivery, we make it easy to get access to the solutions you need when it matters the most.

Swamp Mats and More at GFI

If your remote job site is in need of access solutions to facilitate the safe transport of materials in and out of your location as well as to support your machinery on uneven terrain, TerraLam® access mats are here to help. Designed using the revolutionary CLT approach (more on that below), TerraLam® mats can help you save up to 40% on labour and equipment, and up to 60% on shipping costs. For swamp mats, rig mats, and everything site access related, GFI Solutions is your first choice provider, Canada-wide!

Let’s Talk Facts: Swamp Vs Access Mats

If you’re located in Canada and searching for access mats, you might find yourself somewhat confused to see the term “swamp mats” used interchangeably to refer to them. This use of terminology is actually one of the largest sources of confusion in the industry and ultimately the facts are this: technically there is no such thing as a swamp mat, and it is just another term for standard-issue access mats. The use of terms tends to vary regionally, particularly down south where there are marsh and swamplands that require access solutions as opposed to the issues faced here in Northern Canada.

Note that while swamp mats may mean the same thing as access mats, they do NOT mean the same thing as rig or crane mats, and knowing the difference will help you get the best results for your job site. For heavy-duty solutions typically serviced by rig mats, TerraLam®’s 500 series mats are built to perform, and 300 level mats provide exceptional service for a wide variety of other applications.


As a newer solution on the market, TerraLam® CLT mats are now widely and in demand and have become preferred over their bolted counterparts. Unlike traditional bolted mats, TerraLam® CLT mats are constructed by alternating perpendicular layers of wood and bonding them together with a special adhesive for unmatched strength and performance. This method of construction means that TerraLam® CLT mats are able to flex with each load to distribute weight evenly, resulting in increased strength and longevity. Additional benefits of TerraLam® CLT mats include:

  • High impact resistance and durability.
  • 3-5 times the lifespan of bolted mats.
  • Glue lamination and wax sealed on all 4 edges of the mat to make it less vulnerable to moisture and rot.
  • Able to withstand the Canadian climate, all year-round.
  • Solid matting top reduces tripping hazards, as well as the tired damage to vehicles.
  • Lower shipping costs due to the lightweight nature of the mats (up to 60% more load capacity), and more.

TerraLam® CLT Access Mats at GFI

GFI Solutions distributes site access products across Canada and is proud to be the exclusive Canadian dealer for Sterling Solutions. Our team of experts offers our customers access to 24/7 rental and sales service, as well as mat washing, installation, turnkey services, and more. Learn more about our products, including TerraLam® CLT mats by contacting our team today!