Why it’s Time to Choose Laminated Mats

Why it’s Time to Choose Laminated Mats

In need of new access matting solutions, but tired of blowing your budget on mats that only last a few jobs and cost an arm and a leg to ship? TerraLam® CLT mats are here to help! As the newest innovation in the site access industry, TerraLam® Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) mats have quickly made a name for themselves thanks to their heavy-duty performance and unbeatable lifecycle. With a lighter profile that saves on shipping and durability you can count on, it’s no wonder TerraLam® CLT mats have become the go-to choice of many heavy industry leaders. Learn more about the benefits of TerraLam® access mats below!

What Is Cross Laminated Timber?

The key to understanding TerraLam® CLT mats can be found right in the name; unlike bolted mats, cross-laminated timber products are created by bonding southern yellow pine planks together rather than bolting them. This unique method of construction allows for increased flexibility, which in turn enables the mat to evenly disperse the weight of loads throughout the entire surface, rather than attempting to handle the stress exclusive at blot points. The ability to flex under pressure greatly reduces the chance of sudden breaks or failures and means that, despite weighing up to 40% less than traditional mats, CLT mats can tackle the same heavy-duty jobs that crane and rig mats are able to handle. TerraLam® 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 to Explore

Alongside the benefits of increased strength and a lighter profile that lets you ship up to 60% more than bolted mats per load (hello savings!), CLT mats offer a wide range of benefits. Key reasons to choose TerraLam® CLT mats include:

  • Superior lifespan(3-5 times longer than bolted mats)
  • TerraLam® products are crafted from fast-growing southern yellow pine wood, which is more environmentally sustainable than the demand for mixed hardwood mats
  • High impact resistance
  • Fast 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 the heat and cold, and more.

TerraLam® CLT Mats at GFI Solutions

Ready to make the switch to laminated access mats? GFI has you covered. As Western Canada’s leading source for access mat solutions, GFI is proud to be a distributor of Sterling Solutions’ range of TerraLam® products, including their 300 and 500 model access mats, access bridges, and more. Designed with the utmost quality in mind, TerraLam® is at the top of the CLT market. Learn more about these incredible solutions by contacting our team today.