Access Mat Rentals at GFI Solutions

Access Mat Rentals at GFI Solutions

In need of access solutions you can trust? Whether you’re facing the challenge of reaching a remote location or are struggling to overcome the realities of constantly shifting weather patterns (mud, sleet, ice and more), access mats can be a valuable resource that makes it easy to conquer the landscape. Capable of serving as temporary roadways, platforms for heavy machinery, and a multitude of other resources, access mats are a crucial part of maintaining the workflow of your project with minimal disruptions and delays. GFI Solutions is proud to be Canada’s leading source of innovative access matting products and is your exclusive source of TerraLam®’s line of access mats. Below we’ll explore a few of the benefits of renting mats. Read on to learn more.

Why Use Access Mats

Tired of costly delays and issues tying up your project? As we mentioned above, remote job sites pose multiple challenges to fleets and heavy equipment, largely due in part to uneven terrain and environmental factors. Having makeshift transport solutions that you can depend on helps protect your fleet, crew, and ensures you’re in alignment with environmental remediation guidelines. With many different compositions and weight limits available from companies like GFI, finding a custom solution that fits the need of your project can be simple and allow you to get (back) to work in no time!

Rent Or Buy? What Options Works Best?

While buying mats is the best way to get long-term ROI out of your access mats, renting may sometimes better fit your existing budget. Ultimately, when determining to rent or buy, you’ll want to consider the following:

How Long Will You Be Using the Mats?

If your project is near completion, or you will only need matting for a brief period to facilitate the installation/removal of key components, renting may make the most sense cost-wise, and even gives the opportunity to test drive new matting solutions before making a permanent commitment. GFI Solutions offers flexible rental terms for your convenience and is happy to accommodate your rental schedule.

Accommodating Sudden Changes

Canadian Weather can be hard to predict, and sudden changes can affect the topography, leaving you stranded without access solutions. In addition, projects can often change in scope and expand, in which case mat rentals can serve as a quick and easy way to overcome such challenges without putting your project at risk.


As we mentioned above, one of the predominant reasons companies choose to rent mats as opposed to purchasing is the ability to test the quality of mats for future projects. Purchasing a large selection of mats can be expensive, and renting presents a smaller upfront cost that also offers the potential for a 100% write off. Whether you need a little extra time to garner the capital for a large-scale purchase or are looking to avoid a long-term commitment, rentals serve as a fantastic option for a wide variety of industries including oil & gas, construction, infrastructures and more.


When renting, the rental company is accountable for mat hauling, tracking, secure storage and washing. GFI Solutions will track every mat from the time it leaves our laydown yard , where it is on your project and when it returns back to our laydown yard. With purchase you now have the burden and accountability of knowing where your mats are at all times. When your job is finished do you have the time to count all your mats? Do you have a secure fenced location where your mats can be stored properly? Leave the accountability to the experts at GFI Solutions.

Access Mat Rentals At GFI Solutions

GFI Solutions is proud to be Western Canada’s leading provider of matting solutions, including TerraLam®’s range of comprehensive solutions. With a dedication to providing exceptional customer service 24/7, our team is here to support clients across the region with all of their matting needs. Learn more by contacting GFI today!