What You Need To Know Before Buying Oilfield Mats

What You Need To Know Before Buying Oilfield Mats

GFI Solutions offers various matting products for ground protection and construction mats for customers in the oil & gas industry. We provide you with excellent quality access matting solutions for a safer and more stable worksite in all conditions.

Worksites in the oil & gas industry require heavy-duty resources that not only allow for safe transportation of machinery but can also withstand bulky machinery and heavy loads. Below is a list of matting solutions you will find imperative for your next project.

Battle The Weather

Canadian worksites are exposed to the climate and landscape harsh weather conditions that more often than not, cause a project to halt. Canada experienced an extreme winter in 2021, where the temperature would drop to -30 one day and then rise suddenly to -5 the next. This weather fluctuation caused unstable ground conditions with rugged terrain and uneven surfaces for any worksite. The use of access mats is essential during such circumstances as they alleviate the difficulty of walking through snow, mud and ice. There are several different access mats available to accommodate every aspect of your project.

TerraLam Access Mats

To create a makeshift road for easy transportation of equipment, machinery and crew, you will need to consider Cross Laminated Timber access mats. CLT mats use adhesive to bond the wood together, unlike standard bolted access mats. The adhesion allows for even weight distribution throughout the board, rather than focusing on specific areas, which causes early damage and irreparable breakage. 

CLT Rig and Crane Mats

Our inventory includes several options for safe and cost-effective rig and crane mats. Made from Southern Yellow Pine Wood Fibre, our rig/crane mats are 30% stronger than standard bolted mats made from Douglas Fir. This makes our mats ideal for a safe and robust foundation for heavy-duty machinery such as rigs and cranes. The adhesion used in our CLT rig/crane access mats allows our mats to be 40% lighter than the competition, enabling us to transport 72 mats per load, saving you up to 60% in transportation costs.

Terracross™ Bridges

To avoid the possibility of your machinery getting stuck in muddy, uneven terrain or accidentally falling into a nearby ditch, we advise you to build temporary access bridges. Your worksite needs to be hazardous free, and installing a temporary access bridge guarantees just that. The lightweight, portable design is engineered with a steel beam structure that can withstand weights up to 100 tons. We can quickly deliver and install the bridges on-site, helping you stay on track with your project.

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GFI’s Rig Mats Set The Bar for Site-Safe Access

GFI’s Rig Mats Set The Bar for Site-Safe Access

Are you looking for rig mats you can rely on no matter the application? Do you want a rig mat that makes your job move smoothly and efficiently? Rig mats from GFI Solutions are your most cost-efficient and reliable option. Our rig mats have been used in the oil and gas industry and the petroleum, utility, construction and rigging sectors. Manufactured by Sterling Solution, these mats give you the best ROI and are incredibly reliable on the worksite. Keep reading to learn why you should partner with GFI Solutions today for all your rig mat needs.

Setting the Bar for Site Safe Access

GFI’s CLT rig mats set the bar for site safe access. CLT (Cross Laminated Timber) is a highly durable access matting solution. These rig mats can be used for transportation and hold up extremely heavy cranes and rigs with ease. These light, extremely resilient rig mats are ideal for all conditions and can endure harsher climates as well as any moisture. You can trust CLT rig mats to get you through the job safely and efficiently, keeping your crew and equipment safe every step of the way.

CLT rig mats are made from southern yellow pine fibre, an incredibly durable material that perseveres in all weather conditions. Southern yellow pine fibre is also capable of holding extremely heavyweights. Despite having an impressive amount of weight, these mats are also extremely light and can be transported easily. With this high-quality site access solution, you can be assured that transporting anything on your project is easy.

GFI Solutions is proud to be Canada’s leading supplier of Sterling Solutions’ CLT rig mats. We are excited to bring you the best in site access the world has to offer. With exceptional qualities that make your work easier and safer, we know that you and your crew will appreciate what CLT rig mats bring to the table.

Save Money With CLT Rig Mats

There are several ways you can save money with CLT rig mats. Some of the beneficial cost-saving elements include:


CLT rig mats are so lightweight that you can pack a higher load onto freights with ease. Since these mats are much lighter than standard mats, it significantly reduces transportation costs since CLT rig mats require significantly fewer freights for transport. You can cut your freight costs by up to 50% by investing in CLT rig mats.

Labor & Equipment

Installing CLT rig mats is so easy that it saves you money and time. Since these mats are made with much lighter wood, they are easy to install and remove. Saving time on installation and removal means you save money. With both these elements cut down significantly, you will save up to 40% on labour and equipment.

Longterm ROI

Ready for a rig mat that saves you money long-term? CLT rig mats can do just that! These mats are manufactured to handle difficult climates and complex topography for added reliability. Since CLT mats keep their form for years, you get the value of knowing you invested in a product that you can rely on. CLT rig mats are consistently up for the job, no matter the weather conditions!

Ready to Learn More?

GFI Solutions is ready to partner with you to get you the safest and most efficient access. Contact our team to learn more about our rig mats today!