Should You Buy Or Rent Construction Mats

Should You Buy Or Rent Construction Mats

If you work in the construction, pipeline, civil engineering, power transmission or other industries that require safe site access mats, you know that not all jobs and job sites are the same. The type of access mating solution you need will not only depend on the type of project, but it will also depend on the project’s duration, the weather, maintenance and any other factor that can cause delays.

One of the most common factors that could cause delays during a project is supply chain and/or logistics. Oftentimes project managers either can’t find the right access mat for the job or are unable to purchase enough mats for the scope of the project. As a result, projects are delayed and extended beyond their specified timeline.

To avoid costly project delays due to a shortage of access inventory, GFI Solutions is proud to introduce our construction mat rental service. We understand the challenges that many projects face due to a lack of access mats, which is why we offer a variety of matting solutions available for both rental and purchase. Read on to learn more about our access mating solutions for remote worksites, including our rental service.

Rental Service:

Ground protection is essential in all remote locations, especially with heavy industrial projects. One of the most important factors you should consider before sending out an order for access mats is the duration of your project. Many access mating providers charge a daily rate for construction mat rental or set an amount for a predetermined rental period. To avoid any costs that may be charged for additional time, assess your project’s duration before contacting your ground protection provider.

At GFI Solutions, we offer different types of mat grades according to your mat needs. Depending on your project’s needs and the type of certain applications, you can rent or purchase A, B, or C grade mats. Contact our experts to learn more about our mat grading!

Delivery and Installation:

GFI’s Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) access mats can save you up to 60% on delivery and 40% on labour. The unique process of manufacturing CLT mats results in a stronger and lighter product that can be easily transported to your worksite. Compared to traditional bolted construction mats, CLT mats are two-thirds the weight of traditional bolted mats. Not only can we deliver up to 72 mats per load, but we can also fit more mats on shuttle trucks and loaders, which increases your savings on installation and removal.

Save Money and Gain Quality

With GFI Solutions, you will no longer have to worry about sacrificing quality for affordable matting solutions. We work closely with our partners to ensure that they receive the matting solution they need at an affordable price. Looking for an affordable and high-quality construction mat rental? Request a quote today!

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!

Rig Mats, Worksites Mats, Access Bridges and More!

Rig Mats, Worksites Mats, Access Bridges and More!

When it comes to trusting a supplier that provides top-the-line access matting solutions, the ideal contractor will offer you a combination of high-quality, reliable and cost-effective matting options. At GFI Solutions, we are proud to offer our partners industry-leading access matting solutions that perform as needed regardless of weather, terrain or weight challenges. Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) mats are manufactured using a novel approach that engineers reliable and long-lasting access mats. The cross lamination process provides clients with high-quality access and rig mats to withstand the heaviest of loads, keep your worksite safe, maintain your workflow’s efficiency, and keep it on track. Learn more about the benefits of our CLT rig mats below!

Revolutionary Technology

Some might say that CLT mats are an exceptionally engineered product that revolutionizes the access matting industry. Companies in the oil and gas, construction, infrastructure and chemical industries rely greatly on CLT mats as they allow for more efficient workflow at a cost-effective budget. The beauty of CLT mats lies in their production as they are manufactured using Southern Yellow Pine wood, which is 30% stronger than Douglas Fir fibre found in traditional bolted mats. Southern Yellow Pine wood is also 40% lighter than Douglas Fir, which allows for the transportation of 25% more units per load, saving you valuable money and time. CLT rig mats, in particular, can withstand heavier loads than regular CLT worksite mats as they are steel-framed to provide support for equipment such as cranes, excavators, rigs, etc.

CLT Mats In; Traditional Bolted Mats Out

CLT mats are uniquely designed using eco-friendly adhesion to offer stronger on-site performance. Instead of using bolts to bond the wooden planks together, CLT mats are adhered together using non-toxic glue. This process allows the CLT mats more flexibility and strength as the weight is evenly distributed throughout the mat, leading to unrivalled performance even in the toughest conditions. CLT mats are not only more robust than traditional mats but they also:

  • Repel Moisture and Rot
  • Have High Impact Resistance
  • Withstand Extreme Heat and Cold
  • Reduce Tripping Hazards
  • Minimize Tire Damage

…and more!

GFI Solutions for All Your Matting Needs

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent new or used CLT rig mats, GFI Solutions’ strong customer service team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We also offer turn-key services, delivery and installation, planning and consultation and mat washing services that you can request through our support line. If you’re unsure whether you need worksite mats, rig mats or access bridges for your job site, a GFI expert can review your project and work with you to determine the best matting solutions for your business.

Learn more about our CLT mats by contacting our team today

Access Mat Rental Solutions with GFI

Access Mat Rental Solutions with GFI

Are you looking for a temporary access solution to get your team through your next job?

At GFI Solutions, you have the opportunity to test-drive our access matting before you commit to a permanent purchase. Renting our range of CLT (Cross Laminated Timber) and bolt-on mats is a simple solution to keep your project on track, comply with environmental and sustainability standards, and keep your team safe. GFI is here to ensure you have the resources to stay on top of the challenges our Canadian weather throws at you. At GFI Solutions, we offer all-inclusive matting solutions, including rentals, sales, delivery, and installation. Continue reading to learn more about renting access mats.

Our Offering of Access Mats

At GFI Solutions, we genuinely understand the importance of providing safe access solutions for your project. You can count on us to supply you with some of the highest quality swamp mats available. CLT access mats go above and beyond the standards set by traditional timber bolted mats. Our mats offer superior performance and an extended lifespan even with heavy loads. Our CLT mats are made through a cutting-edge process that bonds alternative layers of wood with a unique adhesive. Our TerraLam 300 and 500 series mats will keep your crew safe and secure no matter your application. GFI is sure to be your preferred choice in site access with a range of sizes and weights available and the ability to customize your mats.

Rental Friendly Solutions

Renting safety products should be simple. However, at GFI, we know that that’s not always the case. That’s why our rental solutions are hassle-free. We offer same-day shipping, expedited delivery options, and on-site installation. If you’re debating renting or buying access mats, one of our experts can assist you by reviewing your project and scope of work. From there, we can determine the best possible solution for your business. If your rig mats become damaged or need replacing, GFI won’t charge you for any replacement or damaged-related costs. Our crew are some of the most efficient in the industry, and they’re backed by 24/7 service and support. At GFI, we strive to create long-term relationships with our clients; that’s why we will always provide you with the best options for temporary roadways.

Ready to Rent with GFI Solutions?

GFI Solutions is Western Canada’s leading provider of access mat solutions, including CLT rig mats, access bridges and more. At GFI, we know that site access solutions are often a sizeable investment and that purchasing outright may not always be a reality. Renting can be a viable way to meet the needs of your current project. If you’re debating whether you need to buy or rent, contact our team today, and we will be more than happy to assist you.