GFI Solutions is Edmonton’s Rig Mat Experts

GFI Solutions is Edmonton’s Rig Mat Experts

Rig mats should be your trusted access solution when it comes to crane and rig work in remote or challenging environments. The considerable weight of cranes and rigs can cause traditional bolted mats to buckle under pressure. Fortunately, GFI Solutions has the access solutions your Edmonton project needs to keep your rig operation moving smoothly. Our range of TerraLam Cross Laminated Timber rig mats can provide a safe and secure foundation for your heavy equipment and crew. While at the same time protecting the environment your project is working within. Continue reading to learn more about the differences between access mats and rig mats and some services GFI Solutions is proud to offer. Keep reading to learn more!

What’s the Difference Between Access Mats and Rig Mats?

Within the matting industry, it’s common for access mats and rig mats to be confused with one another. Often consumers will mix these terms interchangeably, thinking they’re the same product. However, in reality, access mats and rig mats are similar but ultimately different. Below we’ll discuss the differences between access and rig mats.

Access Mats

Access mats are a form of temporary access equipment that are often used to access work sites in environmentally sensitive areas, challenging terrains, or remote areas. Access mats are typically made from wood and steel. At GFI Solutions, our CLT mats are manufactured from cross-laminated timber from Southern Yellow Pine. Access mats are an overarching term for all temporary access matting solutions. In contrast, rig mats are a more specified type of mats.

Rig Mats

Access mats that are primarily used to withstand significant loads or heavy machinery are called “rig mats.” Rig mats are steel-framed to handle a range of weights up to about 2667 lbs. This steel frame enables the mat to withstand cranes, rigs, and other heavy equipment commonly used on worksites. At GFI Solutions, we are proud to offer a range of TerraLam CLT rig mats. These rig mats are manufactured from Southern Yellow Pine and have a 3-5 times longer lifespan than traditional bolted mats. That means that your project can save time and money by using CLT mats instead of bolted mats in the long term.

Quality Service All Year Round

GFI Solutions is proud to offer our customers 24/7 service all year round. Our team of access solutions specialists is available to support your project’s operation. Our matting expertise and exceptional customer service can help you keep your project within time and budget, with turn-key services to inventory management, mat washing, and more. GFI can provide you with the tools to get the job done. Our rig mats abide by construction and environmental guidelines. They are tested thoroughly to ensure excellent performance no matter the challenging conditions your project may face. GFI Solutions can ship however many mats you need anywhere in Canada.

Trust the Experts on Access Solutions

At GFI Solutions, our team understands that your project comes with its own unique challenges. We are confident in our range of access solutions. We can answer any questions you may have regarding our products and services. GFI Solutions’ head office is located in Whitecourt, Alberta, with additional offices in Calgary, Grande Prairie, and Edmonton. So if you’re looking for reliable access solutions, contact our team at GFI Solutions today!

GFI Solutions is Your Rig Mat Rental Experts

GFI Solutions is Your Rig Mat Rental Experts

Is your project in need of temporary access solutions? If so, then rig mat rentals from GFI Solutions are here to help! At GFI, our team is focused on providing safe, innovative and secure access matting solutions to ensure that your project gets done on time. Our range of TerraLam CLT rig mats will withstand the numerous challenges your project’s remote worksite throws at them. With exceptional customer service, GFI is sure to be able to meet all of your access needs. Below we’ll discuss more about our CLT rig mats and why you should rent with GFI Solutions. Keep reading to learn more!

What Are CLT Mats?

CLT mats or Cross Laminated Timber mats are manufactured from high-quality Southern Yellow Pine. Instead of bolts, these mats use an environmentally safe adhesive to secure wood planks together into three or five-ply configurations. Since CLT mats are made from Pine and adhesive rather than Oak or Douglas Fir and bolts, they have a lifecycle that’s 3-5 times longer than other mats. That means you’ll have to purchase or rent fewer rig mats in the long term as they are more durable than traditional bolted mats. The secret behind CLT mats’ ability to withstand wear and tear? Well, CLT mats evenly distribute weight throughout the entire surface of the mat and can flex under pressure. In addition, CLT mats have a unique adhesive that acts as a protective barrier against rot and decay. So if you’re looking for long-lasting, high-quality rig mats, TerraLam CLT mats from GFI Solutions are the best choice!

Rent with GFI Solutions

Remote job sites come with many challenges for your crew and equipment. Our Canadian wilderness can make completing your project on time complicated, from difficult weather conditions and muddy ground to environmentally protected terrain, creeks, and more. Having a reliable and stable foundation for your equipment and workers means you can better proceed with your project’s operations. CLT rig mats from GFI Solutions can assist you in making your worksite safe and accessible. Rig mats can provide your team with temporary roadways that supply a stable base for your heavy equipment. That means you can rest assured knowing that your vital equipment and crew won’t be delaying your project completion by getting stuck in the mud.

At GFI Solutions, you have the option to rent or purchase CLT rig mats. Renting rig mats can be an excellent opportunity to test out TerraLam’s CLT mats before buying them. We offer rental solutions throughout Canada, so we can get our CLT mats out to your site regardless of where your project is located!

Your Rig Mat Experts

As Western Canada’s leading supplier of access solutions, GFI is proud to offer high-quality rig mats, TerraCross Bridges, bolted access mats and more! Our team understands the unique challenges your project can face in our Canadian wilderness; that’s why we offer 24/7 support. Rig mat rentals can be a great access solution to complete your current project without dealing with additional issues like storage or transportation of the mats. Contact our team at GFI Solutions today to learn more about our rental options or to learn more about our range of TerraLam access solutions!

Turn To GFI for Rig Matting That Works for Every Job

Turn To GFI for Rig Matting That Works for Every Job

Are you looking for rig mats that you can rely on, no matter the project? Are you tired of investing in access matting solutions that don’t last, and have you paying high maintenance or replacement costs? GFI Solutions is proud to be Edmonton’s source for site-safe access rig mats that keep your equipment safe and secure, no matter the weight or application. Keep reading to learn why you should partner with GFI Solutions for your rig mats today.

Choose GFI For Your Access Mats

Working with professionals who have the information you need is the best way to enjoy a stress-free project from start to finish. GFI Solutions is an Alberta-based rig mat retailer supplying Edmonton with high-quality rig mats for years. We are proud to be Canada’s premier source for Sterling Solutions’ Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) rig mats, an innovative access matting solution that stays ahead of the competitor in every way. Trust GFI to bring you innovation, cost-saving benefits, and the best in quality access matting.

Serving you is an important part of our mandate. We are excited to bring you 24/7 support so that you can get the answers you need when you need them. Dealing with stressful issues related to your worksite can delay your project and cause unexpected expenses. With GFI’s team, we can help you get the information you need as quickly as possible so you can avoid any unnecessary delays or issues.

High-Performance CLT Rig Mats

Ready for products that keep their quality for years to come? CLT access mats are the most reliable access mat options that help you keep up with your budgetary needs. CLT mats are constructed to be as durable as possible. Made from southern yellow pine fibre, these innovative mats are able to distribute weight evenly to ensure minimal damage. While traditional bolted mats are constructed with mixed soft and hardwoods, CLT mats use southern yellow pine fibre throughout the mat to ensure optimal strength.

These mats are also bound together with a powerful environmentally-friendly adhesive. Using an adhesive instead of bolts makes the mats safer for crews, so they do not have to worry about trip and fall accidents or scrapes from the bolts. By removing bolts from the equation, your equipment will not get damaged from punctures or scratches from protruding bolts. As a safer alternative, CLT mats also consistently surpass traditional bolted mats with their strength and durability.

CLT 300 and CLT 500 mats come in various standardizations:

3- or 5-ply Construction

  • 300 CLT – 8’ wide x 4’ thru 16’ long
  • 500 CLT – 4’ wide x 4’ thru 18’ long
  • 500 CLT – 8’ wide x 4’ thru 18’ long

Ready to Learn More?

GFI’s team is ready to help you! Contact us to get more information about our rig mats today!