Safe Access Matting Solutions Only At GFI Solutions

Safe Access Matting Solutions Only At GFI Solutions

Access mats are effective products that make heavy machinery transportation on unstable soil, creeks, swamps or even rocky slopes easier and safer. If you’re working in the oil and gas, refinery, construction or drilling industry, you will constantly use access mats to create movable roads for workers and machines. Access mats are a safe solution for your worksite, but if left unmaintained, access mats can cause more problems than benefits.

GFI Solutions not only offers you a wide range of access matting solutions that are suitable for all industries, but we also offer services that ensure the availability, longevity and safety of our access mats. Learn more about our safe access solutions to maintain the durability of your access mats.

Inventory Management

The most common problem with matting services is running out of stock. It is possible for either CLT mats or bolted mats to undergo damage and need a replacement; however, matting companies tend to face the problem of depleted inventory. On the other hand, GFI Solutions offers you Inventory Management Service to ensure an abundance of stock available for any foreseeable problems.

Mat Washing

Access mats not only protect your crew and machines from uneven terrain, but they also protect the landscape from harmful substances. Such substances can shorten the lifespan of your access mats by contaminating and eroding the wooden planks. It is essential to always keep your mats clean for upcoming projects. GFI Solutions offers mat washing services to help you increase your mats’ longevity and enable you to use them for different projects ahead.

Planning and Consultation

At GFI Solutions, we understand the importance of planning out your temporary roads and bridges. The installation process is seamless; however, it does require comprehensive planning to ensure smooth production. Our team of experts is available to provide planning and consultation services for your upcoming projects and ensure efficient operation from start to finish.


At GFI Solutions, we manufacture TerraLam mats in-house, enabling us to create customized mats for your industry needs. The current mats available are:

  • TerraLam® 300 – 8” x 14 long
  • TerraLam® 500 – 8” x 16” long
  • TerraCross® 700 – Spans Gap of 35′, Total system is 40′

We strongly believe in creating long-term relationships with our customers and not simply maximizing transactions; therefore, before deciding to rent, lease or buy TerraLam mats, an expert from GFI will review your project and determine the optimal solution for your project.

For more safe access solutions, contact our team today to learn more!

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!

Edmonton Rig Mats at GFI

Edmonton Rig Mats at GFI

Are you in need of site access solutions in the Edmonton Capital region as well as throughout the rest of Canada? Tired of battling the Canadian landscaping and waiting for expensive POs from competitors? GFI is here to help!

Whether you need access to heavy-duty problem solvers like rig and crane mats or standard mats to help pave the way for transporters, GFI Solutions has you covered. As one of Canada’s top source for access mat rentals and sales throughout Alberta hot spots like Edmonton, Red Deer, Calgary, and more, our team is proud to be Canada’s only source for Sterling Solution’s range of TerraLam® access mats. With a product line that features the latest innovations in CLT matting, TerraLam® solutions are able to stand up to even the heaviest of tasks demanded by rigs and cranes. Learn more about TerraLam® mats, as well as GFI’s rental solutions, below.

It’s Time to Work With The Best

As a relatively new, but increasingly preferred option in the site matting field, Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) mats have quickly taken the market by storm and risen in prominence over traditional bolted mats. Weighing up to 40% less than standard bolted mats and offering a life cycle that is 3-5 times longer, CLT mats are an undeniably strong asset for any job site and stand to save investors in both the short and long run. With the heavier duty models capable of tackling traditional jobs held by old school rig and crane mats while still maintaining a lighter profile that allows for more mats to be shipped per load (up to 25% more, in fact), CLT mats have become the solution of choice for heavy industry leaders within Edmonton and across the nation.

Designed For Success

A large part of what allows CLT access and rig mats to be so successful is their unique design and manufacturing process. Cross Laminated Timber mats are created by bonding alternating perpendicular layers of wood with an environmentally safe adhesive, which allows them to evenly distribute weight throughout the entire mat, leading to superior durability and performance, even for the heaviest of loads.

TerraLam® CLT Access Mats are among the best in the world and are made with Southern Yellow Pine Wood Fibre, which is 30% harder than Douglas Fir. This makes them ideal for standing up to the toughest of jobs, even over long periods of time.

Rig Mats and More at GFI

With decades of combined experience in the industry backing our team, GFI Solutions is proud to support our customers with all of their site access needs. From 24/7 rental and sales support to inventory management, mat washing, expedited delivery installation and more, GFI Solutions is here to ensure that your project has everything you need to continue on schedule. Contact our team today to learn more.