How GFI’s CLT Swamp Mats Can Transform Your Worksite

How GFI’s CLT Swamp Mats Can Transform Your Worksite

GFI Solutions is proud to bring you Sterling Solutions’ CLT (Cross Laminated Timber) swamp mats for your worksite. CLT swamp mats are made from durable material that keeps the mat dry, safe and sturdy throughout any project. Keep reading to learn why you should make the change from bolted mats to CLT swamp mats today.

Affordability You’ll Love

Ready to save money on your access mats? CLT swamp mats save you money from the moment you make your purchase. These mats are lighter than traditional bolted access mats, making them cheaper to deliver and much easier and quicker to install. With CLT mats, you save on:

  • Transportation costs
  • Labour Costs
  • Maintenance costs
  • Replacement costs

These four cost-saving elements are a major selling point for CLT swamp mats. With the money you save, your budget can go towards other parts of your projects. Less replacement and maintenance also means that you have a more reliable access solution that will get you through your project safely without worrying about your mats’ durability.

Stronger Than the Rest

CLT swamp mats are made from southern yellow pine fibre and can hold more than traditional bolted mats despite being lighter in weight. CLT mats perform well under the pressure of cranes, crew or any heavy equipment that they may transfer. CLT swamp mats get the job done and keep their strength and reliability for years, no matter the load.


Safety You Can Trust

The standard for access mats is changing with the introduction of CLT mats. While traditional bolted mats have been used for years, CLT swamp mats are the upgraded standard for access mats. CLT swamp mats elevate the standard of quality with their engineered construction and cost-saving benefits. Not to mention these mats are stronger, lighter and safer than bolted mats.

Traditional bolted mats use bolts to keep wood planks together. CLT swamp mats use an environmentally friendly adhesive that bonds wood together to ensure optimal strength and reliability. Bolts can cause uneven weight distribution in the wood, causing it to splinter or break. These splinters or breaks can damage equipment and harm the crew, making bolted access mats a less safe access solution than CLT mats, as CLT mats are completely smooth. Without any bolts protruding from the surface, you can avoid trips and breakage.

Perfectly Moisture Resistant

Looking for a swamp mat that can support your worksite’s needs? CLT swamp mats are great for any topography and climate, making them a reliable staple on your project. These mats are also moisture resistant and will not succumb to mould, rot or decay due to rain or other wet weather conditions. GFI recognizes that it is essential for your mats to stay dry and clean throughout your project to ensure optimal safety for your crew. That’s why customers like you trust our CLT swamp mats for their needs every time.

Choose GFI For Your Swamp Mats

Partnering with experts on your site-safe access solutions is important, especially when considering reliability and safety on the worksite. GFI Solutions is Canada’s number one supplier of CLT site-safe access mats. We have provided access matting solutions to industry experts like you for years and are proud to serve industries across the country with their worksite needs.

As a Canadian company, we know the particular needs of Canada’s complex and unique topography and climate. Our CLT mats are designed to handle any weather conditions or environmental demands that your worksite may require. They are made for experts like you so that you can have the most trusted site access solutions on your side.

Ready to Learn More?

GFI Solutions is ready to bring you the safe and durable access solution you need on your next project. Contact our team to learn more about our CLT swamp mats today.

GFI Solutions: Swamp Mats You Can Count On

GFI Solutions: Swamp Mats You Can Count On

Quality, performance, consistency: welcome to the benefits of choosing TerraLam® CLT mats. As Canada’s leading supplier of site access solutions, including swamp mats, access bridges and an extensive range of support services, you can count on GFI Solutions to have your back no matter the application. We are proud to be the nation’s exclusive source of Sterling Solutions’ TerraLam® CLT Access Mat products and with 24/7 shipping and delivery, we make it easy to get access to the solutions you need when it matters the most.

Swamp Mats and More at GFI

If your remote job site is in need of access solutions to facilitate the safe transport of materials in and out of your location as well as to support your machinery on uneven terrain, TerraLam® access mats are here to help. Designed using the revolutionary CLT approach (more on that below), TerraLam® mats can help you save up to 40% on labour and equipment, and up to 60% on shipping costs. For swamp mats, rig mats, and everything site access related, GFI Solutions is your first choice provider, Canada-wide!

Let’s Talk Facts: Swamp Vs Access Mats

If you’re located in Canada and searching for access mats, you might find yourself somewhat confused to see the term “swamp mats” used interchangeably to refer to them. This use of terminology is actually one of the largest sources of confusion in the industry and ultimately the facts are this: technically there is no such thing as a swamp mat, and it is just another term for standard-issue access mats. The use of terms tends to vary regionally, particularly down south where there are marsh and swamplands that require access solutions as opposed to the issues faced here in Northern Canada.

Note that while swamp mats may mean the same thing as access mats, they do NOT mean the same thing as rig or crane mats, and knowing the difference will help you get the best results for your job site. For heavy-duty solutions typically serviced by rig mats, TerraLam®’s 500 series mats are built to perform, and 300 level mats provide exceptional service for a wide variety of other applications.


As a newer solution on the market, TerraLam® CLT mats are now widely and in demand and have become preferred over their bolted counterparts. Unlike traditional bolted mats, TerraLam® CLT mats are constructed by alternating perpendicular layers of wood and bonding them together with a special adhesive for unmatched strength and performance. This method of construction means that TerraLam® CLT mats are able to flex with each load to distribute weight evenly, resulting in increased strength and longevity. Additional benefits of TerraLam® CLT mats include:

  • High impact resistance and durability.
  • 3-5 times the lifespan of bolted 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 Solutions distributes site access products across Canada and is proud to be the exclusive Canadian dealer for Sterling Solutions. 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, including TerraLam® CLT mats by contacting our team today!