Temporary Access Mats at GFI

Temporary Access Mats at GFI

Cooler weather is just around the corner, are your site access solutions prepared?

It’s no secret that Canada is home to some of the world’s most beautiful landscapes and terrains, as well as some harsh and unpredictable weather shifts all year round. As summer gives way to winter and eventually to the freeze/melt cycles of spring, having the right access solutions in place can help protect your team and equipment, while also making sure you stay on track with timing.

As a rising star in the matting industry, Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) mats have become the go-to solution by the biggest players in the construction, oil & gas, renewable energy, petrochemical, mining, power and related heavy industries. In addition to a lighter profile that makes it easy to haul up to 25% more per shipment, as well as a life cycle that can last up to 3-5 times longer, CLT mats offer exceptional strength under even the toughest of conditions. Learn more about the benefits of using CLT mats for temporary site access solutions below!

What is Cross Laminated Timber?

Cross-Laminated Timber mats, better known as “CLT mats” differ from traditional bolted mats largely due to their unique design/manufacturing process. Where traditional mats, as the name suggests, are made by bolting mixed planks together, CLT mats are created by bonding alternating perpendicular layers of wood (southern yellow pine in the case of TerraLam® matting) with a special adhesive. This process allows the mat to flex under pressure and evenly distribute weight through the entire surface area to reduce the chance of breakages, even under heavy loads. CLT mats are preferred industry-wide due to their ability to:

Flex Under Pressure

Despite being 40% lighter than most bolted mats, CLT mats offer superior strength, with certain models even being capable of assisting with heavy machinery like cranes, and more.

Take a beating

Need mats that won’t give out in tough conditions? No problem! TerraLam® access mats have been tested successfully in temperatures as low as -70°F and as high as 150°F and the solid top of the mats makes it easy to clear mud, snow, or ice.

Fulfill Sustainability Requirements

TerraLam® mats are made with an adhesive that becomes chemically inactive once it leaves Sterling’s facility, meaning that it presents no potential to harm the environment and the mat itself will help protect the ground from unnecessary disturbance.

Comes in Multiple Sizes

TerraLam® Mats are available in 3 or 5-ply construction, with multiple sizes available.

Canada’s Exclusive Source For TerraLam®

As Canada’s leading source for access mat solutions, GFI is proud to be the sole Canadian distributor of Sterling Solutions‘ range of TerraLam® products, including their 300 and 500 model access mats, access bridges, and more. Learn more about TerraLam® mats by contacting our team today.

Saskatchewan Access Matting Solutions at GFI

Saskatchewan Access Matting Solutions at GFI

Gearing up to tackle a large scale project in the Saskatchewan region and in need of reliable site access solutions to help keep things on track? GFI Solutions is here to help! As one of Canada’s leading suppliers of CLT access mats, as well as a comprehensive range of site access services, our team makes it easier than ever to conquer difficult terrain and keep your job site safe. With a robust inventory that features Canada’s only source for Sterling Solutions’ range of TerraLam® access mats, you can count on GFI to help keep your project moving, all year long.

Learn more about TerraLam® CLT mats, as well as GFI below.

Stronger, Flexible, Made to Last: Discover CLT

If you’ve dealt with site access solutions in the past, there’s no doubt you’ve encountered the traditional bolted mats that everyone has depended upon for decades. Like everyone else, you’ve likely experienced many of the common challenges that can be found when it comes to working with bolted mats as well. As a newer addition to the field, Cross Laminated Timber, or CLT mats seek to address these issues while providing superior performance you can depend on. In addition to weighing in at approximately 40% less than standard bolted mats, CLT mats also offer a life cycle that is 3-5 times the length, meaning that you stand to save both upfront on shipping (CLT mats can ship up to 25% more per load), as well as in the long term due to their durability, making them an easy choice for budget-minded investors.

What Makes CLT Mats So Successful?

Much of the secret to the success of CLT mats lies in their unique method of assembly and composition. Unlike traditional bolted mats, Cross-Laminated Timber mats are created by gluing alternating perpendicular layers of wood together with an environmentally safe adhesive. This method of construction allows the mat to gently flex under each load, and evenly distribute the weight across the entire surface to reduce the chance of stress fractures or sudden breakages. This means you can confidently use CLT mats for heavy applications without fear of sacrificing performance.

GFI Solutions: Saskatchewan’s Source For Access Mats

With multiple yards throughout Canada, GFI Solutions is here to ensure our clients always have access to matting solutions. Our team offers customers in Saskatchewan, as well as across Canada 24/7 support for sales and rentals, as well as advanced services including inventory management, mat washing, expedited delivery installation and more. Contact our team today to learn more.