PRODUCTS & SOLUTIONS

Customers Trust Our Matting To Stand Up To Their Toughest

Standards & Most Demanding Projects

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.

We are so confident in our mats we offer our No Damage & No Replacement Cost Guarantee; our customers never have to pay for damaged mats or if they need mats replaced.  Ever!

 

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

Our Mats Last Guarantee

GFI’s TerraLam mats are so strong we won’t charge for ANY damage or replacement costs.  With the most efficient crews in the industry backed by 24/7 service and support your mats will be installed faster with safety in mind.

Lighter

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.

Longer Lasting

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.

Safer

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.

Faster

With a lighter GFI TerraLam access mat, you will fit more mats on shuttle trucks and loaders increasing your savings by up to 40% on installation and removal.

Sustainable

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.

Solutions

Our Matting Expetise and Strong Customer Service Will Keep Your Project On Scope

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Frequently Asked Questions

HOW DOES THE CONSTRUCTION OF TERRALAM CLT MATS MAKE THEM MORE DURABLE?
Mat strength lies in its ability to transfer weight through the mat into the surface below. Bolted mats only transfer load at the location of the mechanical fasteners. Adhered CLT mats transfer the load through every available square foot. Additionally, the adhesive provides a moisture barrier at each layer, protecting the mat from eventual rot and decay.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT THAT TERRALAM IS AN ENGINEERED PRODUCT?
Bolted access mats and traditional timber mats are made with a variety of mixed hardwoods and softwoods, without consideration for lumber grade — resulting in inconsistency across mats. With an engineered product, you can be assured that every mat delivered will perform to your specifications.
WE NEED MATS THAT CONNECT; IS THAT POSSIBLE WITH TERRALAM?
TerraLam mats can be fitted with interconnecting fingers that work in the same manner as traditional bolted access mats.
WHAT SIZES ARE AVAILABLE?
Currently TerraLam mats are available in 3- or 5-ply construction.

  • 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?
Yes, in fact they are superior in promoting environmental stewardship. The adhesive becomes chemically inactive prior to leaving the facility, presenting no harm to the environment. (The metals in bolted mats oxidize, leaching contaminants into the ground and creating disposal difficulties.)

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.

HOW WILL TERRALAM MATS PERFORM IN EXTREME OR LESS-THAN-IDEAL CONDITIONS?
TerraLam mats have been tested successfully in temperatures as low as -70°F and as high as 150°F. While all wooden mats can be slippery in wet, muddy, and icy conditions, the solid top of TerraLam mats makes removing mud, snow, or ice much easier. Once TerraLam mats are traveled on, they become well-seasoned, mitigating slickness in challenging conditions.
CAN A TERRALAM MAT BE REPAIRED, OR DOES IT NEED TO BE DISPOSED OF ONCE DAMAGED?
Since TerraLam mats are a solid block of wood, necessary repairs can be done easily and at less expense than with bolted access mats. Repairs to bolted mats often require removing rusted or bent bolts and fragmented boards. Damaged TerraLam mats are safer on the jobsite than a damaged bolted mat, as a damaged CLT mat does not expose crews to puncture injuries or equipment damage.
IS IT BEST TO RENT, LEASE, OR BUY TERRALAM MATS?
GFI prides itself in creating long-term relationships, not maximizing transactions. A GFI expert will review your project and work with you to determine an optimal solution for your business.
WILL THE TERRALAM MATS DELAMINATE OR FALL APART?
TerraLam CLT mats are constructed with rapid-growth southern yellow pine #2 grade kiln-dried lumber, along with a moisture-activated polyurethane adhesive. The wood’s existing water helps cure the adhesive, creating an exceptional bond. Independent laboratories, including the USDA Forest Products Laboratory, San Diego State University, and Henkel Adhesives, have validated the strength and durability of TerraLam products.

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