Rigged For Success: Rig Mats and More at GFI Solutions

Whether you’re in the oil and gas, construction, or related heavy fields, you’re no doubt aware of the strains that heavy equipment can put on the landscape and vice versa. When it comes to protecting your rigs, cranes, and even your crew, rig mats play a vital role in helping to reduce damage and providing a safe, stable platform for your operations. GFI Solutions is proud to be Canada’s leading supplier of CLT access mats and is your exclusive source for TerraLam® products from Sterling Solutions. Known for their exceptional quality and long-lasting matting, TerraLam® is Sterling Solutions’ latest in a continued line of innovative site access products. Made with high-quality Southern Yellow Pine, TerraLam® mats offer unbeatable durability and strength that protect your bottom line. Learn more about the benefits of CLT rig mats below.

It’s Time To Make A Change

Fed up with the cost and frustrations associated with using traditional bolted rigging mats? As one of the most recent additions to the site access industry, Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) mats are now the preferred solution for leaders in the oil & gas, construction, chemical, infrastructure, and related sectors. CLT mats stand above old school competitors thanks to their lighter weight profile (up to 40% less than traditional mats), massive savings where shipping is concerned (up to 25% more units can be shipped per load), and a life cycle that is 3-5 times longer than bolted mats. Built to withstand the demands on cranes and more, you can count on TerraLam®’s 500 line to have your heavy-duty access matting needs covered.

CLT Mats Lead The Way

CLT mats are distinct from bolted rig mats due to their unique construction and design profile. Where bolted mats, as the name suggests, are created by bolting combinations of wood together and then adding a steel frame for rigging purposes, CLT mats are made by bonding alternating perpendicular layers of Southern Yellow Pine wood with an environmentally safe adhesive. This results in a lighter and more flexible profile that is able to bend with each load to prevent sudden breakages.

Thanks to the strength of Southern Yellow Pine (up to 30% more than Douglas fir) CLT Access Mats are among the best available on the market and backed by the reputation for excellence held by its manufacturer, Sterling Solutions. The 500 series models are capable of standing up to a wide range of heavy applications, including acting as a foundation for cranes, and more.

Results You Can Trust

In addition to their one of a kind structure, CLT mats offer multiple other benefits, including:

  • High impact resistance
  • Glue lamination and wax sealed on all 4 edges makes it easier to repel moisture and rot.
  • Suitable for use in extreme conditions, including heat and cold
  • Solid matting top reduces tripping hazards, as well as the tire damage to vehicles
  • Cheaper to ship due to the lightweight nature of the mats (more CLT mats can be shipped compared to bolted products), and more.

CLT Rig Mats and More at GFI Solutions

GFI Solutions is proud to be Canada’s only source for TerraLam® products. We carry both the 300 and 500 as well as Sterling Solutions’ access bridges and more. Designed with the utmost of quality in mind, TerraLam® solutions embody the many benefits of CLT mats, right down to the superior performance and longevity. Our team of experts offer 24/7 support for all your site access needs. Contact us today to learn more!