Swamp Mats and more at GFI

Access matting plays an integral role in keeping today’s job sites safe, accessible, and upholding environmental standards. Site safe access mats make it easy to overcome the challenges presented by uneven terrain, the Canadian climate, and other related topographical issues. GFI Solutions is proud to offer reliable access matting solutions that allow you to create temporary roadways, lay down stable foundations for heavy equipment. Our inventory features leading site safe access mats backed by a dependable warranty and unbeatable customer service. With CLT mats readily accessible, as well as delivery and installation services at your services, GFI has you covered. Learn more about CLT mats and partnering with GFI below!

Finding the Right Fit

One of the most important parts of making the most of your access mats is ensuring you have the right fit, as well as the right model for your specific needs. While you’re likely familiar with the term “access mats”, you may not be aware that this is often used as a “catch-all” for three different kinds of products. These products include:

Access Matting

Site safe access mats are the most common and dependent on resources when it comes to access solutions, and refers to any standard mat used on a job site. Access mats are incredibly versatile and can be used for a wide variety of applications, including building temporary roadways, eliminating environmental hazards like cross-contamination, and more. Another term used in this category is “swamp mats”. It’s important to note that this is only a regional distinction in areas where swampland is prevalent and does not indicate a different kind of matting unless clearly specified. If you are unsure of what you need when ordering, please feel free to speak to one of our representatives for more information.

Rig/Crane Mats

Where access mats are best suited for your everyday applications, rig and crane mats are best saved for heavy-duty jobs that require intense strength and durability. As the name(s) indicate, rig and crane mats are often used as platform mats for rig and cranes, as well as any other heavy machinery that may be used on your job site. Heavy-duty mats can usually be identified by their steel frame, which provides extra durability and prevents breakages, even under extreme circumstances.

The main reason you’ll want to know the difference between access and rig/crane mats is that the latter will cost you more upfront and the former may not be able to handle the weight of extreme loads. Make sure you clarify what kind of safe site access mats you need with your GFI representative to ensure the best fit.

Meet The New Industry Leader

It’s time to say goodbye to heavy, inefficient, bolted mats. Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) mats are designed to offer superior performance, as well as:

  • High impact resistance and durability.
  • 3-5 times the lifespan of bolted mats.
  • Solid matting tops that reduce tripping hazards, as well as tire damage to vehicles.
  • Lower shipping costs

GFI Solutions is proud to be your source for CLT safe site access solutions, including a vast inventory of access mats, rig mats, access bridges, and more. Our team knows what it takes to stay safe and on target, and is here to assist every step of the way.

GFI Solutions Is Here To Help

GFI’s team of experts is available for 24/7 support including sales and rentals all throughout Canada. Contact us now to learn more!