GFI Solutions: Alberta’s Leading Source For Access Mats

GFI Solutions: Alberta’s Leading Source For Access Mats

Are you looking for site-safe access matting solutions that can withstand Alberta’s harsh winters? Look no further! GFI Solutions is proud to provide reliable and safe access matting solutions to many clients across Alberta to help them find mats and services suitable for all their access matting needs. Whether you’re working in the drilling, construction, mining or oil and gas industry, GFI Solutions will make sure that you find the safest and most efficient access matting solutions for your projects’ needs.

One of our most reliable access matting products is our Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) mats, which have proven to be sturdy and long-lasting, no matter the project or terrain. Learn more about the benefits of our innovative CLT access solutions below!

Quality You Can Trust

As a manufacturer and supplier of access mats, GFI Solutions offers industrial clients across Alberta innovative and durable access mats suitable for all terrain. Our CLT access mats are built to withstand Alberta’s rough and uneven terrain. We have engineered our Site Safe Access 300 and 500 CLT mats to hold heavy machinery and loads without breaking or damaging your equipment or compromising the surrounding environment. You can trust our CLT access mats, rig mats and crane mats to support your equipment and workers in all remote projects.

Robust Products

While traditional bolted mats have been the standard access mats used in Alberta in the past, CLT mats have grown substantially in popularity. Unlike traditional bolted mats, CLT access mats are newer, better, and more robust. GFI solutions manufacture CLT mats using layers of Southern Yellow Pine Fibre instead of traditional Douglas Fir. Not only is Southern Yellow Pine Fibre more sustainable than Douglas Fir, but it is also 30% harder. If you’re looking for access mats in Alberta that can withstand heavy loads with ease, CLT access mats are the way to go.

Long-Lasting Access Mats

One of the most important benefits of GFI Solutions’ access mats is that they are manufactured using our innovative process of Cross Laminated Timber. Instead of using steel bolts to build the access mats, CLT mats use an environmentally safe adhesive to bond the wooden planks together. While bolted mats only transfer the weight of the equipment and machinery onto the steel bolts, CLT mats are engineered to transfer the weight evenly throughout the access mat. This innovative process decreases the possibility of early damage and allows the mat to last longer than traditional bolted mats. The adhesive also provides a moisture barrier with each layer of wood in CLT mats and protects them from eventual decay and rot.

Looking for CLT Access Mats in Alberta?

GFI Solutions is Alberta’s leading manufacturer and supplier of CLT mats! We offer a wide range of access mating products and services suitable for all your matting needs! For more information, contact our 24/7 customer support service today!

Taking A Closer Look at Cross Laminated Timber

Taking A Closer Look at Cross Laminated Timber

With year-end on its way procurement managers across Canada will no doubt be taking a closer look at their project expenses, including their spending on-site access solutions. If you’re not looking forward to seeing the cost of multiple replacement orders after spending the construction season dealing with lacklustre mats that simply can’t stand up to the job, we don’t blame you!

One of the biggest hindrances when it comes to job site safety and productivity is unsafe conditions, and, without the right access mat solutions on hand, you can quickly find yourself going over time and over budget thanks to sudden failures and damage. If you’re tired of dealing with mats you can’t depend on, GFI Solutions is here to help. As one of Canada’s leading suppliers of site safe access mats, our team is proud to carry high reliable Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) access mats that give you superior performance and ROI job after job. Below, we’ll discuss some of the key highlights to choosing CLT matting. Read on to learn more!

Cross Laminated Timber: Your New Way Forward

What makes CLT mats so different from traditional bolted products? The secret is in the design. Unlike bolted mats, which, as the name suggests are made of planks bolted together, CLT mats are made by bonding alternating crossed planks together for maximum strength. This unique method of bonding gives the mat the distinct advantage of being significantly more flexible than bolted mats, meaning it can flex under pressure and evenly distribute the load to avoid sudden breakages. Best of all, CLT mats are up to 40% lighter than traditional mats, allowing you to ship far more for less, saving you money right from the start!

For those needing access mats capable of standing up to tough jobs, there’s no need to fear! Our CLT access mats offer a 500 level model that is steel reinforced to handle heavy machinery, as well as a more standard 300 level for more generic applications.

More Benefits

In addition to better strength, flexibility, and a lighter profile that allows you to ship 60% more mats per load, CLT mats offer the following benefits:

  • Superior lifespan(3-5 times longer than bolted mats)
  • Often crafted from fast-growing southern yellow pine wood, which is more environmentally sustainable.
  • High impact resistance
  • Easy to install and remove
  • Glue lamination and wax sealer on all 4 edges makes it easier to repel moisture and rot all year round
  • Suitable for use in extreme conditions including heat and cold, and more.

Site Safe CLT Mats at GFI Solutions

Ready to say goodbye to constant mat replacement and change over to CLT mats? GFI has you covered. As Western Canada’s leading source for access mat solutions, GFI is proud to carry a wide range of matting products including 300 and 500 models, access bridges, and more. Learn more about these incredible solutions by contacting our team today.

Toughness You Can Count On: TerraLam® Rig Mats

Toughness You Can Count On: TerraLam® Rig Mats

It’s time to trade in tough terrain and headaches for site access solutions you can count on. When your job site demands heavy-duty matting to keep up with the wear and tear of machinery and transportation fleets, you need products you can count on to perform under pressure, no matter the application. GFI Solutions is proud to offer industry-leading products, including exclusive access to Sterling Solutions’ range of TerraLam® access mats. Constructed using game-changing CLT methods, TerraLam®’s mats are built to taking a beating without cracking under pressure. When the going gets tough, GFI is your first choice for dependable site access products. From the oil & gas industry in Calgary to mining and more Canada wide, we have you covered!

Meet TerraLam®

For years, heavy industry job sites have struggled to find adequate site access solutions. Between the difficulties caused by managing extremely heavy loads and the natural challenges of the Canadian climate and terrain, finding mats that stay tough when it matters the most can often feel like quite the tall order. While traditional bolted mats have served their purpose, they are prone to sudden breakages, and can often cost more with the need for constant replacement. CLT rig mats are designed to address such concerns and alleviate headaches by making sure you’ll always have a stable foundation to transport materials, as well as support heavy equipment. TerraLam®’s 500 series uses innovative CLT construction to create a product that stays strong under pressure and performs flawlessly time and time again.


The evolution of site access solutions is here! Unlike their bolted counterparts TerraLam® Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) mats are constructed using alternating perpendicular layers of wood that are then bonded with a special environmentally friendly adhesive for optimal strength and safety. The adhesive allows mats to flex with each load and distribute weight evenly as opposed to exclusively at bolt points, resulting in increased strength and longevity.

Key benefits of using TerraLam® CLT mats include:

  • High impact resistance and durability.
  • Increased life span (3-5 times that of traditional mats).
  • Glue lamination and wax sealed on all 4 edges of the mat to make it less vulnerable to moisture and rot.
  • Able to withstand the Canadian climate, all year-round.
  • Solid matting top reduces tripping hazards, as well as the tired damage to vehicles.
  • Lower shipping costs due to the lightweight nature of the mats (up to 60% more load capacity), and more.

TerraLam® CLT Access Mats at GFI

GFI is proud to be a full-scale solutions provider for the site access industry across Canada spanning key locations from Calgary all the way to the Maritimes. Our team offers customers access to 24/7 rental and sales service, as well as mat washing, installation, turnkey services, and more. Learn more about our products, including TerraLam® rig mats by contacting our team today!