TerraLam® Tough: Rig Mats at GFI Solutions

TerraLam® Tough: Rig Mats at GFI Solutions

It’s time to get TerraLam® tough on heavy-duty loads!

If your project is in need of heavy-duty cost-effective matting solutions that can tackle demanding jobs? Rig and crane mats are an essential resource for projects and job sites related to the oil & gas, mining, petrochemical, forestry, and construction industries, allowing materials to reach their intended destination safely. As a much lighter alternative to traditional fir mats, TerraLam® Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) access mats have become the go-to solution and offer unbeatable strength as well as lower shipping costs among many other benefits. Learn more about CLT products, including TerraLam®’s 500 series mats, below.

The New Standard

Despite being one of the newer innovations within the site access industry, TerraLam® CLT mats have quickly made a name for themselves due to their durability, longevity and cost-effectiveness. Designed to improve upon the framework of traditional bolted mats, Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) is created by bonding alternating perpendicular layers of wood with an environmentally safe adhesive. This bonding method leaves the mats far more flexible than their bolted counterparts and allows them to evenly disperse load stress through the entire surface, which makes them far less prone to breakages.

TerraLam® CLT Access Mats as offered by GFI solutions are crafted from high-quality Southern Yellow Pine Wood Fibre, which is 30% harder than Douglas Fir, the most common wood fibre used in the construction of bolted mats. This makes them ideal for heavy-duty jobs, even serving as rig and crane mats when needed.

Plenty of Benefits to Explore

CLT access and rig mats offer multiple benefits for job sites, including a lifecycle that lasts up to 3-5x longer than bolted mats. Key features and perks of choosing TerraLam® CLT mats includes:

  • Lightweight profile means that you can ship up to 60% more mats per trip, saving money on transport costs.
  • Versatile in application and able to withstand the demands of fluctuating climates year-round.
  • High impact resistance
  • Resistant to moisture and rot, and more.

TerraLam® CLT Access and Rig Mats

For the best of the best where performance is concerned, Sterling Solutions is your go-to manufacturer. Sterling’s line of TerraLam® products have an exceptional reputation for performance and are made from Southern Yellow Pine and are meticulously tested to ensure they are of the highest quality. The 500 series is suitable for heavy industry applications, including use as rig and crane mats, and more.

Want to compare CLT mats to timber alternatives? Check out this quick cheat sheet.

Discover Rig Mat Solutions At GFI

GFI Solutions is Canada’s exclusive authorized distributor of TerraLam® products, including access and rig mats, TerraCross® bridges, and more. With 24/7 access to our leading inventory, qualified team members and more. GFI is your top choice when it comes to heavy-duty rig mat solutions and everything in between. Contact us today to learn more.

Rig Mat Solutions at GFI

Rig Mat Solutions at GFI

Are you in need of access matting that can stand up to the demands of the heavy industrial sector? Rig and crane mats are a vital resource for those in the oil & gas, petroleum, construction and related industries. Built to withstand the toughest of applications, rig mats are incredibly versatile and can be used for everything from forming temporary roads, pipeline terminals, preventing heavy equipment from sinking into the mud, and more. GFI Solutions is proud to be a leading supplier of site access solutions across Canada with an inventory that features exclusive access to Sterling Solutions’ range of TerraLam® products. As the world’s largest producer of access matting solutions, Sterling is known for exceptional quality and unbeatable performance, and TerraLam® CLT mats are no exception. Built from the highest quality Southern Yellow Pine planks, TerraLam®’s 500 models are perfect for heavy-duty applications. Learn more about the benefits of rig matting, as well as TerraLam® products, below!

What Are Rig Mats?

Though rig mats may be part of the site access solution family, they typically have a much more demanding job than standard mats. While both rig mats typical access mats are used to create roads and facilitate easy transport materials to and from a job site, rig mats are reserved for heavy loads and projects that require mats that can stand up to wear and tear, heavy machinery, and constant strain. In order to meet these standards, rig mats need to be sturdy, dependable, and long-lasting.

Why Use Rig Mats

As mentioned above, rig mats are ideal for the many challenges that are unique to heavy industrial purposes. Rig matting allows you to build structural roadways over gas lines, oil sources, or other areas that pose a challenge to your transportation resources., it can do much more for your project. For drilling rigs and other projects that involve heavy equipment, rig mats are also ideal as they allow you to support the intense weight without the fear of cracking or failure.

Meet TerraLam®

Sterling Solutions’ TerraLam® mats are made using the innovative Cross-Laminated Timber technique that involves bonding alternating perpendicular layers of wood together with adhesive. This process allows CLT mats to flex with each load and evenly distribute weight across the entire surface, reducing strain and preventing breakages. As CLT mats, TerraLam® mats are 40% less than traditional bolted mats, and offer the following benefits:

  • A lifespan that lasts 3-5 times longer than bolted mats.
  • Almost doubling hauling capacity when mobilizing due to their lightweight. (Save time and money on shipping)
  • Twice the strength of a traditional bolted mat.
  • Adhesive lamination and wax sealer on all 4 edges repels moisture and rot.
  • Suitable for use in extreme conditions, include heat and cold.
  • Lack of bolts means less tire damage to transport vehicles.

With the 500 model built to stand up to the demands faced by rig and crane matting, you can rest at ease knowing you have the best solution for the job at hand.

Rig Mats at GFI

GFI is proud to be your first choice for site access solutions and maintains multiple yards throughout Canada including offices in Whitecourt, AB, Edmonton, Calgary, and Grande Prairie. Our team offers customers across Canada 24/7 support for sales and rentals, as well as site access services including inventory management, mat washing, expedited delivery installation and more. Contact our team today to learn more.