These Mats Are Made To Last: TerraLam® Laminated Crane Mats

These Mats Are Made To Last: TerraLam® Laminated Crane Mats

Are you in need of heavy-duty site access solutions that can handle the rugged Canadian landscape, changing weather patterns, and the demand for heavy equipment travelling over the top of your makeshift road day in and day out? Frustrated with the shipping costs and challenges presented by traditional bolted mats? It’s time to join some of the biggest players in the Oil & Gas, Petroleum, and Construction sectors and make the switch to CLT rig mats.

GFI Solutions is Canada’s leading provider of site access products and services and is your exclusive source for TerraLam® CLT access mats, including their 500 series rig and crane mats. We’re proud to offer customers across the nation access to our turnkey services including mat rental and sales, delivery and installation, and more. Learn more about TerraLam® crane mats, as well as GFI’s rental solutions, below.

CLT Access Mats: Lighter, Tougher, Stronger

It’s no secret that oak bolted mats were once the industry staple where rig and crane matting needs were concerned. While these steel-framed mats can offer decent performance, many customers are now growing frustrated with the heavy costs associated with hauling, as well as the mats’ tendency to breakdown rapidly past a certain age point.

To address these concerns and provide a more viable option, Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) were created and have since taken over as the leading choice by many engineers and project managers. In addition to weighing up to 40% less than standard bolted mats and offering a life cycle that is 3-5 times the length, CLT mats are extremely flexible, which makes them ideal for heavy applications as required by rig and crane operations. Best of all, you can expect to garner huge savings where shipping is concerned as the lighter weight of each mat means you can haul up to 25% more mats per load.

How It Works

The secret to the success of CLT matting comes down to their unique design and construction process. Unlike traditional mats, which are crafted from various woods like oak or other mixtures and then bolted together, CLT mats are created by bonding alternating perpendicular layers of wood (Southern Yellow Pine) together with an environmentally safe adhesive. This method makes CLT flexible and able to disperse heavy loads without sudden failures, which in turn helps to mitigate the risk of costly replacements mid-way through your project.

Meet GFI Solutions, Your Source For Site Access and More

GFI is proud to be one of Canada’s most trusted sources for site access solutions. Our team knows how important it is to have solutions available round the clock, and offers 24/7 rental and sales support as well as Canada-wide delivery and installation for your convenience. Whether you’re looking to test out the durability of CLT mats before buying or need to replace failing mats in the interim, GFI is here to help. Contact our team today to learn more.