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Our Mats Last. Guaranteed!
GFI’s TerraLam® mats are engineered to be lighter and longer lasting compared to all other conventional matting options on the market today. The unique benefits provide our customers with reliability and performance that is unrivaled, keeping your project on-time and within budget, every time.
Each and every TerraLam CLT mat is engineered and QC tested to ensure the quality and grade of lumber is consistent and custom formulated to meet the requirements of your job. This assures that every mat will perform optimally.
Why Our Mats Are Different
There are some major differences in the way our TerraLam matting is constructed compared to traditional matting. The reliability and strength of our mats come from an innovative process called Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) an environmentally safe structural adhesive, rather than bolts. Bolted mats only transfer load at the location of the mechanical fasteners. Adhered CLT mats transfer the load evenly through every available square foot.
Additionally, the adhesive provides a moisture barrier at each layer, protecting the mat from eventual rot and decay. Furthermore, TerraLam mats are constructed with Southern Yellow Pine Wood Fibre. Southern Yellow Pine is 30% harder than Douglas Fir which is the most common wood fiber used in the construction of traditional bolted mats.
Learn more in our Q&A section below.
Lighter, Faster & Longer Lasting
Bottom Line – Our Benefits Translate Into Cost Savings
GFI’s TerraLam mats are two – thirds the weight of traditional bolted mats. We will fit 72 mats per load saving you up to 60% in transportation costs.
Engineered for maximum durability with wax sealer and glue lamination for twice the strength of conventional bolted mats and 5X stiffer. GFI’s TerraLam mats will not deform if mishandled or dropped.
GFI’s TerraLam mats have a rough solid top surface which eliminates tripping hazards associated with traditional mats which have gaps between the boards. No risk of puncture injuries or vehicle damage due to bolts protruding out of damaged mats. More mats per load translate into fewer trucks on the road and a reduction in potential traffic hazards.
The future matters. All GFI’s TerraLam mats are built with sustainable forest practices. All wood used is plantation grown southern yellow pine. The southern yellow pine is grown to harvestable maturity in 20 years vs 100 years for Oak.
No Bolts – No Hassle
Our Matting Expertise and Strong Customer Service Will Keep Your Project On Scope
Planning & Consultation
Frequently Asked Questions
HOW DOES THE CONSTRUCTION OF TERRALAM CLT MATS MAKE THEM MORE DURABLE?
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT THAT TERRALAM IS AN ENGINEERED PRODUCT?
WE NEED MATS THAT CONNECT; IS THAT POSSIBLE WITH TERRALAM?
WHAT SIZES ARE AVAILABLE?
- TerraLam® 300 – 8” x 14 long
- TerraLam® 500 – 8” x 16” long
- TerraCross® 700 – Spans Gap of 35′, Total system is 40′
ARE TERRALAM CLT MATS SAFE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, INCLUDING WETLANDS?
The raw materials in TerraLam mats are farmed in approximately 20 years, where the hardwood species used in bolted mats can take 80-100 years to regrow.
Additionally, the solid surface and adhesive barriers between layers don’t allow invasive species to embed themselves into the mats like with traditional mats.