What are the Benefits of Laminated Mat Rentals

What are the Benefits of Laminated Mat Rentals

Is your team searching for temporary access solutions to get through your upcoming jobs? Whether you’re looking for an in-between option or the chance to test-drive access matting before committing to a permanent purchase, renting CLT access mats is a great way to keep your project on track, adhere to environmental sustainability standards, and keep your crew safe. With spring just around the corner, GFI Solutions is here to make sure you have the resources you need to overcome the challenges presented by rain, snow, sleet, and the many other difficulties that come with Canada’s infamous weather patterns. Our team is proud to be one of Canada’s top suppliers of site-safe CLT access mats including options for renting and buying. Below, we’ll take about the benefits of CLT access mats, as well as partnering with GFI Solutions. Read on to learn more!

Why Trust CLT Access Mats?

It’s no secret that remote job sites can present countless challenges for your crew to deal with all year round. From changing weather patterns that lead to less than ideal ground conditions, uneven terrain, ditches, and everything in between, knowing that you have a reliable foundation that allows you to proceed with your operations safely is vital. Access matting can serve multiple purposes on-site, including acting as temporary roadways, support for heavy equipment like cranes and rigs, and much more. As a newer addition to the market that greatly outperforms traditional bolted matting with a life cycle that’s 3-5 times as long and significantly lower shipping costs thanks to their lightweight profile, CLT access mats have become the industry standard for difficult job sites.

GFI Solutions is proud to offer a wide range of high-end CLT access mats, including 300, 500, and even 700 level mats for heavy-duty applications.

Rent VS Buy

In the long term, purchasing mats will generally be the best way to make the most ROI on your investment, but at GFI we understand that the upfront cost may not always be possible depending on your circumstances. If you’re between, or even in the middle of a job, and suddenly find yourself needing to acquire new mats ASAP, renting can be a great option that allows you to cover the ground for the time being and test out a potential long term solution at the same time. If you’re debating between renting and buying, we recommend considering the following:

Duration of Use

As we mentioned above, there are plenty of times where you may find yourself unexpectedly needing mats for a very short period that would make purchasing an unrealistic spend. For example, if you only need mats to facilitate the installation or removal of site assets, or to help your fleet move to a new location, renting may be a better fit overall, whereas if you plan to use mats extensively through this project, as well as subsequent work, you may wish to consider buying instead.

GFI Solutions offers flexible rental terms for your convenience and is happy to accommodate your rental schedule.


Renting affords undeniable flexibility, especially when it comes to preserving your budget. Even if you’re wanting to purchase sooner than later, it may not be feasible to drop a large sum upfront. In this case, renting presents a smaller upfront cost that also offers the potential for a 100% write-off. If you need a little more time to balance the books and get everything in the right order, rentals serve as a fantastic option for a wide variety of industries including oil & gas, construction, infrastructures and more.

Choosing the Right Partner

Renting mats can be a hassle if you don’t choose the right partner, and GFI is here to make sure that you avoid the pitfalls of subpar mats and site access services. We’re proud to work alongside businesses all across Canada to provide trustworthy solutions that include delivery, installation, tracking and secure storage, mat washing and everything in between. Our goal is to make sure that you have everything you need when it matters most, without having to overspend or waste time waiting.

Access Mat Rentals At GFI Solutions

GFI Solutions is proud to be Western Canada’s leading provider of matting solutions, including a wide variety of site-safe access mat solutions. With a dedication to providing exceptional customer service 24/7, our team is here to support clients across the region with all of their matting needs. Learn more by contacting GFI today!

Performance First: Rig Mats at GFI Solutions

Performance First: Rig Mats at GFI Solutions

Spring is around the corner…are your job sites ready to tackle the challenges of winter thaw? GFI Solutions is here to ensure that you have everything you need to succeed this construction season, including readily available access to site safe access, crane, and rig CLT mats. Designed for unbeatable performance and safety, CLT mats are your first choice for secure and easy-to-navigate construction all year round. Read on to learn more about the benefits of CLT Rig mats, and why you need to partner with GFI today!

Performance You Can Count On

Whether you’re in the oil and gas sector, transportation, or power industries, knowing that you have a safe foundation is key. CLT access mats have quickly become the industry standard for access matting in heavy industries thanks to their ability to stand up to extreme demands and last from project to project. Made from high-quality Southern Yellow Pine lumber, Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) mats outperform competitors in almost every single category including strength, longevity, and overall cost.

What’s the secret to the success of CLT access mats? Their unique design! Unlike bolted mats that use bolted fasteners to hold planks together, unintentionally creating focal points that lead to a higher chance of breakages, CLT mats are bound together using an environmentally safe adhesive. This process of binding mats together instead of bolting allows them to flex under pressure rather than cracking. This enhanced durability makes CLT mats ideal for use with cranes, rigs, and other heavy equipment that require extra strength to perform under pressure. CLT mats also help to increase on-site safety by removing the hazards presented by bolts, which can puncture tires, scratch your equipment, and ultimately present a risk for workers on site.

GFI Solutions maintains a regular stock of site safe CLT rig and crane mats including our CLT 300 and CLT 500 mats, both of which come in various standardizations as follows:

3- or 5-ply Construction

  • 300 CLT – 8’ wide x 4’ thru 16’ long
  • 500 CLT – 4’ wide x 4’ thru 18’ long
  • 500 CLT – 8’ wide x 4’ thru 18’ long

Partner with GFI Today

GFI Solutions is proud to be a Canadian-based supplier of leading right mat solutions, including site safe Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) rig mats. No matter where you are in Canada, you can trust GFI to bring you innovation, cost-saving benefits, and the best in quality access matting. With 24/7 support, same-day shipping and even turnkey services designed to get you up to speed, GFI always has you covered. Contact us to get more information about our CLT rig mats and safe access solutions today!