Access Mats in Calgary: Quality and Cost-Effective

Access Mats in Calgary: Quality and Cost-Effective

Weather in Canada is often unpredictable from one week to the next, and you probably know that this means your project site has to be adaptable to the weather at any given moment. Are your machines able to operate in all Canadian weather conditions? Access mats nullify any worry you might experience regarding the weather’s effects on the terrain surrounding your project site. GFI Solutions carries the best quality Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) access mats in Calgary. With all grades of mats available, as well as used and new, we are Canada’s leading provider of access products.

Durable, Quality Access Mats For Any Weather

Rain, snow, hail, or shine, our access mats in Calgary are built for the changing Alberta weather. Cheaper bolted mats have spaces that can allow rain, snow or ice to splinter the boards or cause the bolts to move and consequently make the mat’s surface uneven or broken. However, CLT access mats are built to withstand water damage through a wax coating and cross-lamination process. The cross-lamination process prevents water, snow and ice from affecting the quality of the mat, which can be up to five times stronger than traditional bolted access mats.

Your access mats in Calgary should withstand the range of weather that Calgary experiences and CLT access mats are exactly the solution you need when it comes to weather-resistant access solutions.

Benefits of CLT Access Mats

Unlike traditional bolted access mats, which are held together by bolts, CLT access mats use adhesive and can hold over 30% more weight. With CLT access mats in Calgary, you’ll experience a durable product that can distribute the weight of the load across the mat more evenly. Bolted mats cannot spread weight evenly throughout, giving more opportunities for breakage. This also means that installation mishandling can lead to more damage in a bolted mat than in a CLT access mat.

CLT access mats in Calgary have the added benefit of sustainably-harvested Longleaf Southern Yellow Pine Wood that has been grown to harvestable maturity. The adhesive used to keep the CLT access mats together is also environmentally safe. There are many benefits to choosing CLT access mats in Calgary!

GFI Solutions’ Mat Management Program

To increase the longevity of your access mats in Calgary, be sure to ask about our Mat Management Program! We offer access mat services such as thorough washing and bleaching to keep your access mats in working order, which increases ROI. The bleaching and washing process will remove any residue to avoid cross-contamination between job sites.

Find a Reliable Access Mat Supplier

GFI Solutions will provide you with the access products that you need for your project. With cost-effective Calgary access mats, you will eliminate unnecessary shipping and installation costs. We understand how stressful overcoming rough terrain can be without derailing your project; let us help solve that problem!

Contact our 24-hour service and support team to learn more about our Calgary access mats and to get answers to any questions you may have regarding the cost-effectiveness and durability of CLT access mats.

Why Choose GFI Solutions for Access Mats in Calgary

Why Choose GFI Solutions for Access Mats in Calgary

Are you looking for an access matting distributor in Calgary with industry expertise and a wide inventory of access solutions? Your search is over! GFI Solutions is pleased to have decades of combined experience working in the safe access solutions industry, assisting companies and projects with their access product needs. As Western Canada’s premier manufacturer and distributor of access mats, GFI Solutions’ team of experts is here to help you find the proper access matting for your next project. Next, we’ll cover more about our comprehensive access matting inventory and our range of support services that can make organizing your project significantly easier. Continue reading to learn why you should partner with GFI Solutions for all your access mat needs!

Comprehensive Access Mat Inventory

Depending on your application, access mats provide your crew and equipment with a temporary roadway or work surface. Often access mats are used in remote or sensitive environments where rugged terrain complicates the ability of your team or equipment to work on your project site easily. For these reasons, you can find access mats being used by various industries. As they reduce the risk of environmental cross-contamination, worker injury, and equipment becoming stuck. At GFI Solutions, we proudly offer a range of access matting products, including the Site Safe Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) access mats.

GFI Solutions proudly carries a comprehensive inventory of access solutions. GFI Solutions will surely have the access products you need, from new and used access mats and Site Safe CLT access mats to rig mats, access bridges and more! Each access mat is quality tested to ensure safety, performance, and longevity. So when you need A, B, or C-grade access mats or are looking to rent access mats for your next project, GFI Solutions is here to help.

Supportive Services and More!

Aside from our inventory of access mats, GFI Solutions is pleased to offer various support services to bring greater value to your project’s bottom line. You’ll receive outstanding customer service and support when you partner with GFI Solutions. Our team is here to ensure your project has the access mats and products it needs to be completed safely and efficiently. The turn-key solutions we offer at GFI Solutions include the following:

  • Inventory Management
  • Turn-Key Services
  • Mat Manufacturing
  • Delivery and Installation
  • Mat Washing
  • Planning and Consultation

GFI Solutions is here to help you through every phase of your project in Calgary. Our goal is to support your project so that it operates smoothly without any delays due to your access matting. With decades of combined experience under our belts, GFI Solutions is available 24/7 to provide expert access solution guidance and support. So plan ahead and plan better with GFI Solutions!

GFI Solutions, Your Access Mat Experts in Calgary

At GFI Solutions, our focus is on your project’s safety. That’s why we proudly offer innovative access solutions and exceptional customer service. With a comprehensive range of access matting and other products, GFI Solutions is your source for industry-leading access solutions.

Ready to learn more about our inventory of access mats or our various support solutions? Contact GFI Solutions today!

Heavy Duty Help: Crane Mats at GFI

Heavy Duty Help: Crane Mats at GFI

Are you aware of just how versatile crane mats can be when it comes to protecting your job site and ensuring everyone has the right resources to proceed safely and efficiently? If you’re gearing up for a busy spring and summer season, GFI Solutions is here to make sure you have everything you need to succeed when it comes to site safe access solutions. As one of Canada’s leading suppliers of CLT access mats, GFI Solutions is proud to carry some of the highest quality crane and rig mats available on the market. Below, we’ll talk about the many applications of crane mats that you can use to benefit your sites in 2022. Read on to learn more!

Heavy Weight Champions

As many in the industrial sectors will already be aware, sometimes base-level equipment and solutions simply won’t meet the needs of your job. Those who have tried traditional bolted mats are likely already familiar with the frustration (and expense) that comes with constant breakages, and you’re no doubt wondering how you can find an access mat that can actually stand up to the needs of heavy equipment like rigs, cranes, excavators, and more.

Fear not; Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) access mats have you covered! Designed to be stronger, more flexible (and therefore less prone to sudden failures), and able to stand up to the heaviest jobs with minimal strain, CLT mats are your cost-effective perfect solutions. 500 level models are an ideal fit for crane and rig applications and are specifically designed to deal with intense loads, such as equipment and heavy transport.

Versatile Applications

CLT crane mats are one of the most versatile solutions available on the market, offering you a wide range of benefits like reducing cost thanks to the ability to ship more mats per load, a superior life cycle, and more. One of the best aspects of choosing CLT matting, in general, is that the high-level performance allows you to use them for a wide range of applications including:

Temporary Roadways

Canada’s landscape can be tough for heavy machinery to navigate, especially when you factor in constantly changing weather that constantly affects the terrain. Rig mats can be used to form makeshift roadways for your convoys, giving them safe and easy access to your job site when it matters most.

Cranes and Heavy Equipment

We all know that cranes and rig work can be one of the more challenging applications for traditional matting due to the weaknesses present at the standard bolting points on typical mats. CLT mats are able to flex under heavy equipment, making it easy for them to stay in place and act as a steady platform while you operated your rig. Having an extra layer between the ground and your equipment prevents you from sinking into the earth, and helps protect the surrounding environment as well.

The stability and strength offered by crane mats make them extremely useful when it comes to acting as a foundation for other heavy equipment like excavators, drills, and other vital construction assets that may challenge standard access matting.


Crane mats are also a staple when it comes to pipeline construction thanks to their durability. Heavy-duty mats are a frequent feature on job sites as they make it easy for trucks to navigate and equipment to work as needed with minimal disruptions or risk to the landscape in the long term. Crane mats can also be used as an air bridge over exiting lines to prevent traffic from coming into contact with the pipe itself.

Need Access Matting Solutions You Can Trust?

GFI is here to help. With 24/7 service all year round service and a robust inventory of safe access solutions that includes crane mats and more, our team is here to ensure you have the support you need Canada-wide. Contact us today to learn more!

GFI Solutions Is Calgary’s Premier Source for Access Mats

GFI Solutions Is Calgary’s Premier Source for Access Mats

Get ready for site-safe access matting that you can rely on! GFI Solutions is bringing Calgary the best in site-safe access with our CLT (Cross Laminated Timber) access mats. GFI is proud to be Sterling Solutions’ exclusive Canadian retailer for these innovative and exciting CLT mats. Made stronger and lighter than the rest, these site-safe access mats make worksites safer and more efficient every time, not to mention they save you money long-term. Keep reading to learn why CLT mats are the new standard in site-safe access.

Better Durability

Get ready for the perfect upgrade! Our CLT mats set the standard for greatness with their improved durability. These mats are stronger than traditional bolted mats because they are made with southern yellow pine fibre. Southern yellow pine fibre is a stronger material that can hold higher loads easily and last longer than other materials. Standard access mats are usually made with a mix of hard and softwoods, making them less reliable. Since CLT mats are engineered for higher performance and durability, they last 3-5 times longer, making them a better investment than their competitors.

CLT access mats are also bound with an environmentally friendly adhesive that keeps the planks held together securely. This innovative adhesive allows the weight to be better distributed across the platform. As a result, CLT mats can withstand the heavier weight of cranes, rigs and other equipment without breaking or splintering. CLT mats are designed to last longer, no matter the load.

Better Cost-Saving

Saving money on access matting that can surpass standards every time is easy with CLT access mats. From transport to take down, CLT access mats save you money throughout your entire project. With CLT, you save money on:

  • Transportation
  • Damage
  • Replacement
  • Maintenance
  • Equipment
  • Labour

As a more durable and lighter access mat, you get to enjoy the benefits of a product that will outlast the traditional access matting while also saving you money in various other ways. Since these access mats are 40% lighter than their competitor, more mats fit per load, allowing for up to 25% more mats to fit per load.

Their lighter weight also allows for less time to install and remove these mats. As a result, you can enjoy reduced equipment and labour fees since moving CLT mats is easy and much more efficient than traditional access mats. Constructed with several cost-saving benefits in mind, CLT access mats are the best way to save money long-term and enjoy an impressive ROI.

Better Service

GFI Solutions brings you the service you deserve for every worksite you’re on. We know that your needs come first, and we’re ready to help you with any questions you have. That’s why we offer 24/7 service to all of our clients. We know that every worksite is dynamic and can come with its own set of issues. We are happy to support you to make sure everything runs as safely and efficiently as possible. Trust us to get you the support you need when you need it.

Partner With GFI Today

Ready to learn more? GFI Solutions is excited to work with you to upgrade your worksite with the best in site-safe access. Contact us to learn more today!

Site Safe Swamp Mats You Can Count On

Site Safe Swamp Mats You Can Count On

Is your worksite in need of access solutions that make it easy to transport materials, equipment and more across difficult terrain? As one of Canada’s most turned to suppliers of access matting solutions, GFI is here to help! With an extensive inventory that features mats in a wide variety of sizes and weights. Our team takes pride in helping connect you with the resting fit for all your access needs. Site safe CLT Access Mat (also commonly called swamp mats) helps overcome the challenges posed by difficult landscapes and can save you up to 40% on labour and equipment, and 60% on shipping costs. For all your swamp mats, rig mats and site access needs, GFI has you covered. Learn more below.

Swamp Mats? Rig Mats? What’s the Difference?

Did you know that one of the most common misconceptions in the site access industry involves the term “swamp mats”? This is because there’s technically no such things as access mats, however, in the United States, where swampy terrain is more common, the term is used synonymously with standard access mats. When ordering new matting, it’s important to know the difference between general access mats or rig mats, both of which have distinct advantages designed to meet your needs. Rig mats, in particular, are designed to handle heavy-duty applications, and due to the steel framing that helps to reinforce the timber, often costs more. Knowing exactly what you need will save you time, money, and help keep your project on track.

Site Safe CLT Access Mats at GFI

When it comes to finding the best solutions on the market, Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) mats takes top marks. Designed to improve on the performance of traditional bolted mats, Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) mats use a new form of construction that involves binding alternating perpendicular layers of wood with a special adhesive for unmatched results. The bonding method used makes the mats much more flexible and able to distribute weight throughout the entire surface as opposed to just bolting points. This allows CLT mats to stand up to even the heaviest, toughest loads, without fear of sudden failures or breakages.

Key benefits of using CLT mats include:

  • High impact resistance and durability
  • A lifecycle that lasts 3-5x as long as traditional bolted mats
  • Resistant to moisture and rot
  • Durable even in tough weather conditions
  • Cheaper shipping costs due to the lightweight nature of the mats (up to 60% more load capacity), and more.

CLT Access Mats at GFI

GFI Solutions distributes site safe access products across Canada. Our team of experts offers our customers access to 24/7 rental and sales service, as well as mat washing, installation, turnkey services, and more. Learn more about our products by contacting our team today!