GFI Solutions; Alberta’s Premier Choice for Access Mats

GFI Solutions; Alberta’s Premier Choice for Access Mats

Are you searching for lightweight and cost-effective access mats for your upcoming project in Alberta? Fortunately, GFI Solutions is here to help! As Alberta’s leading manufacturer and distributor of access mats, GFI Solutions proudly offers a range of access mats. Our access mats offer your project safe, cost-effective, and durable temporary roadways and work foundations. Keep reading to learn more about GFI Solutions’ various access mat options!

Site Access Solutions You Can Depend On

With access mats from GFI Solutions, your project can avoid production delays and costly damages associated with low-quality access matting and challenging terrain. Our Albertan landscape, especially in remote areas, poses significant challenges when efficiently and safely navigating your worksite. However, GFI Solutions’ inventory of access mats ensures your project has a reliable and stable temporary roadway or work platform. Regardless of your worksite’s ground conditions, your project site will be safe for your crew and equipment. Moreover, access mats from GFI Solutions protect the landscape you’re working in as they create a protective barrier between the ground and your equipment. So no matter the industry or environment in which your project will be working, GFI Solutions’ access mats are here to provide you with a solid, dependable foundation.

Engineered to Outperform

At GFI Solutions, we carry new and used access matting and the Site Safe Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) mats. However, when your project needs lightweight and cost-effective access matting, Site Safe CLT access mats are your top choice. Site Safe CLT access mats are made from Long Leaf Southern Yellow Pine and adhered together with an eco-friendly adhesive. As part of the innovative manufacturing process a wax sealer is applied to all for edges of the Site Safe CLT access mat. This prolongs the life cycle of the mat reducing rot and decay.

Since Site Safe CLT access mats do not use bolts, they reduce the risk of buckling under your equipment and environmental cross-contamination. Moreover, they weigh significantly less than traditional bolted mats. This weight reduction means you can fit more Site Safe CLT access mats per load. Combined with their ease of installation, Site Safe CLT access mats are a cost-effective alternative to traditional bolted mats. Overall, Site Safe CLT access mats from GFI Solutions are a cost-effective and lightweight access solution. At GFI Solutions, we proudly carry the Site Safe 300 and 500 CLT access mats. Below are further details on these particular access matting models:

Site Safe® 300 CLT Mats:

  • Part number: TL3S148FI
  • No. of Ply: 3-ply Cross Laminated Timber
  • Dimensions: 8′ width X 14′ or 16′ length X 5″ thick
  • Weight: 1,350 lbs
  • Construction: Solid Core
  • Material: All Layers Manufactured from Long Leaf Southern Yellow Pine
  • Additional Features: Beveled Edges, Available With or Without 10″ Oak Fingers

Site Safe® 500 CLT Mats:

  • Part number: TL5S168PLX
  • No. of Ply: 5-ply Cross Laminated Timber
  • Dimensions: 8′ width X 16′ length X 7″ thick
  • Weight: 2,667 lbs
  • Construction: Solid Core
  • Material: All Layers Manufactured from Long Leaf Southern Yellow Pine
  • Additional Features: Beveled Edges

Partner with GFI Solutions Today!

As Alberta’s premier manufacturer and distributor of access solutions, GFI Solutions is proud to provide outstanding customer service and access products. With 24/7 services and a variety of turn-key support services such as mat washing, delivery, mat inventory management and more, GFI Solutions is your source for everything access solutions! Contact GFI Solutions today to learn more about our expert customer service and inventory of access mats.

Need Oilfield Mats? GFI Solutions has Stock Ready to Rent or Buy!

Need Oilfield Mats? GFI Solutions has Stock Ready to Rent or Buy!

Are you about to begin a new oil and gas project? Are you looking for reliable access solutions to ensure your crew and equipment can navigate your work site? If so, GFI Solutions has the oilfield mats you need to ensure your project is safe and accessible. Our offering of access, rig, and crane mats is designed to withstand your project’s numerous challenges, from challenging terrain to heavy equipment and more! GFI Solutions is Canada’s premier source for safe access solutions. Below we’ll cover more details about our oilfield mats, including our CLT mats. Continue reading to learn more!

How are Oilfield Mats Different from Access Mats?

Oilfield mats are a type of access mat or ground protection mat constructed to withstand heavy equipment used during oil rigging. These mats are a barrier between your equipment and crew and the ground below. For this reason, oilfield mats provide your project with numerous environmental, financial, and safety-related benefits. Oilfield mats give your workers and machinery a safe and clean environment to work in, which can lead to some significant financial savings. This is because, with oilfield mats, you reduce the risk of slip and fall injuries and your equipment getting stuck in challenging terrain. Oilfield mats also reduce your environmental impact by being a barrier between your crew and equipment. They help your project limit the number of ground disturbances and soil cross-contamination. Investing in oilfield mats for your next project is critical to keep your crew, equipment, and environment safe. No matter what industry you work in, GFI Solutions has the oilfield matting solutions you need to navigate your worksite safely. Our team is here to help you determine the optimal number of mats for your project and any other questions you may have!

CLT Mats are Your Best Option!

GFI Solutions’ Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) mats have gained some notoriety for being the preferred choice for numerous projects’ oilfield mats. Created through an innovative process, CLT mats are made from environmentally sustainable wood and eco-friendly adhesive. Using an adhesive rather than bolts, CLT mats weigh significantly less than traditional access mats and have greater flexibility. This flexibility allows CLT mats to bend under the pressure of heavy machinery without becoming damaged. In addition, CLT mats are incredibly durable and last about 3-5 times longer than traditional bolted mats. At GFI Solutions, we offer a variety of TerraLam CLT mats and bridges to rent or purchase. So if you’re ready to invest in high-quality oilfield mats, GFI Solutions has inventory in stock!

Safe Access Solutions at GFI Solutions

At GFI Solutions, our team is proud to offer safe and durable access solutions for various industries. Our CLT mats can meet the high demand for cranes, rigs, and heavy equipment. In addition to our safe access solutions, we offer mat installation, delivery, inventory management, and other turnkey services. GFI Solutions is proud to be Canada’s top choice for safe access solutions. Contact us today to learn more about our offering of oilfield mats.

Cross Laminated Timber and Bolted Mats from GFI Solutions

Cross Laminated Timber and Bolted Mats from GFI Solutions

With winter coming to an end, the vicious freeze-thaw cycle gets closer by the day. Building a project in this Canadian terrain can leave the worksite prone to ditches, muddy grounds, sinkholes and other uneven areas that hinder transportation. Site-safe access matting is the perfect solution for allowing minimal disruptions and even grounds and staying on track and budget. GFI Solutions offers Cross Laminated Timber and bolted access mats for sale and rent.

Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) mats are an environmentally and budget-friendly option for your project. The wooden planks are bound together using an environmentally friendly adhesive that allows the access mat to be flexible, more robust and lighter in weight. Learn more about the benefits of Cross Laminated Timber mats below!

Environmentally Friendly

Cross Laminated Timber mats are built with sustainable forest practices as they are created from Southern Yellow Pine. The Southern Yellow Pine is harvestable in 20 years compared to Oak, where it is grown to harvestable maturing in 100 years. At GFI solutions, we are keen on offering safe matting solutions for your machinery as well as the environment.


All types of access mats provide a smooth walking and driving surface in construction areas where transportation is hindered due to uneven terrain; however, Cross Laminated Timber mats are safer, stronger and save you transportation money. Since CLT mats are 40% lighter in weight, you will be able to transport 72 mats per load, saving you up to 60% in transportation costs.

Stronger and Safer

The strength and durability of CLT access mats come from the adhesive used to bond the planks together. Adhered TerraLam access mats allow for even distribution of weight throughout the entire mat, increasing the flexibility of the mats and preventing breakage and damage under extreme weight loads.

GFI’s TerraLam mats eliminate tripping hazards caused by gaps between boards in traditional mats. A smooth solid surface ensures no risk of vehicle damage or puncture injuries resulting from loose or damaged bolts in standard mats. With CLT mats, you can provide a safe worksite for your crew and machinery.

For longer-lasting mats, GFI’s matting solutions are engineered with wax sealer and glue lamination that allow for 5X stiffer access mats. If dropped or mishandled, CLT mats will not be damaged or deformed.

Access Mats For Your Worksite

GFI solutions are proud to offer you access matting solutions for all your upcoming projects. From Cross Laminated Timber mats to standard bolted access mats, we’re here to help you build a safe and mobile road for your worksite. Contact our team today for more information about access mats for sale or rent!

Access Mat Services at GFI Solutions

Access Mat Services at GFI Solutions

In need of fast site access solutions that make it easy to stay on track, on budget, and keep clients satisfied? GFI Solutions is here to help! As one of Canada’s leading suppliers of site safe access solutions, including swamp mats, rig mats, access bridges, and more, our team is here to make sure you have the resources you need when it matters most. From the oil & gas to the power sector, and other industrial applications, Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) matting is one of the most trusted tools of the trade.

GFI is proud to offer comprehensive services including delivery, rentals, mat washing, inventory management, all so you can tackle your job site with confidence.

No More Delays

At GFI we know that there’s never a good time to be stuck waiting for access mats to arrive. As one of the best ways to create safe transport and navigation around your site, protect equipment, and mitigate environmental damage, CLT mats are a must for any major operation. Delivery delays cause massive issues for project managers and lead to unnecessary stress for the rest of your operation. That’s why our team always has you covered with 24/7 service, 365 days a year. With same-day shipping available, there’s no need to worry about waiting for the products you need and paying extra for heavier expedited loads. Simply put, you can count on GFI to provide the solutions you need with no hassles, no headaches, and superior performance that’s sure to leave you satisfied.

Upgrade to CLT Mats Today

While bolted mats once were the traditional choice of industry leaders, these days, Cross Laminated Timber mats have taken their place as one of the most trusted and depended upon site access options on the market. Unlike bolted mats, which get their strength from the bolts in their planking, CLT mats are designed to provide even better results by bonding the mats together in alternating perpendicular layers. This method of bonding planks together makes the finished product much more flexible and capable of equally distributing loads throughout the entire mat to prevent breakages.

As an added benefit for those in the heavy-duty sectors: the toughest CLT mats, which are available in 500 models and up, are able to handle the shock of rig and crane machinery with ease.

GFI: Your Source for Site Safe CLT Mats

GFI Solutions proudly offers comprehensive matting services all across Canada, including rentals, sales, delivery and installation, as well as washing and more. In addition to a robust inventory of the most in-demand mats, we offer 24/7 support, meaning you’ll always have access to the site access solutions you require. For all of your temporary pathways, crane mat, and general access mat needs, GFI is here to help.