Change the Way You Work For the Better With CLT Mats

Change the Way You Work For the Better With CLT Mats

GFI Solutions is here to change the way you work for the better. We offer you some of the best matting for industries such as mining, construction, and oil and gas. Our catalogue of products has been trusted all over Canada, and our Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) mats, manufactured by Sterling Solutions, have been a staple on hundreds of worksites. With CLT mats that you can trust, you save on various costs, and you ensure safe transport on your worksite.

What Makes CLT Mats Stand Out

CLT mats are an excellent solution for any worksite. These high-quality worksite access solutions are manufactured by Sterling Solutions and are made without bolts. This change makes for a better mat that sets the standard for worksite transportation.

Better Weight Distribution

CLT mats are engineered to distribute the weight of large loads without damaging the load or getting damaged. The mats are made by using an environmentally friendly bonding so that the wood can flex safely, distributing the weight to allow for less damage. The CLT 500 is precisely engineered to withstand heavier loads like rigs or cranes.

Made Stronger

These mats are made with Southern Yellow Pine Wood fibre, a premium material that is 30% tougher than Douglas fir. Since Douglas fir is the standard wood for most matting solutions, CLT mats are better equipped to handle the task of holding heavy equipment without causing significant damage or being unsafe. Other site access mats are only able to transfer the load to the mechanical fasteners, while CLT mats keep the weight evenly distributed for a less damaging effect on the mat.


Since these mats handle weight distribution better than their competitors, they last longer. You can save yourself money and time by investing in a mat that will continue to serve your project needs for years to come. With CLT mats, you can skip the time-consuming and costly process of having to replace your mats every few projects. Instead, you know you can rely on your CLT mats to always get the job done.

These mats also last longer because they are made with different environmental factors in mind. With complex and frequently unpredictable topography, it is crucial to have reliable and safe equipment on your side. Since CLT mats are made with a strong moisture barrier, you can trust that your mats will not sustain water damage.

With the CLT mat moisture barrier, you can avoid long-term damage accrual. This moisture barrier prevents problems like rot or decay from happening so that you can keep your mats in perfect condition for all of your future projects. The CLT mat is built to last so you can save yourself the worry of replacing equipment or having your mats break on the job.

Get the Best with CLT Site Safe Access

Make the right choice by bringing CLT mats to your worksite. Durable, easy to move and created with innovation and high quality in mind, these mats will always get the job done right. GFI Solutions is the exclusive retailer for CLT mats from Sterling Solutions.

Alberta’s Top Choice for Site Safe Access Mats

Alberta’s Top Choice for Site Safe Access Mats

Spring has arrived, and with winter on its way out, the Canadian terrain faces the unique challenges associated with a vicious freeze-thaw cycle that can leave your foundation riddled with mud, ditches, sinkholes, and all sorts of uneven areas that make transport a nightmare. For project managers eager to stay on track (and on budget) site-safe access mats offer much-needed relief and allow your fleet to proceed as usual with minimal disruptions or mishaps. Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) access mats have become the new industry standard for site access success, offering superior performance and a much longer life cycle than their bolted mat predecessors.

With a stronger foundation and lightweight profile that allows you to ship up to 50% more per load, CLT mats have countless benefits to offer for your job site. GFI Solutions is proud to be one of Canada’s most trusted suppliers of site-safe access solutions, including CLT mats and access bridges. You’ll find the top products on the market in our inventory, and with 24/7, 365 support readily available nationwide including Alberta and western Canada, you can always count on us to have you covered. Learn more about the benefits of CLT mats below.

What Is Cross Laminated Timber?

If you’re tired of the headaches caused by the inconsistency of bolted mats, CLT offers welcome relief as well as incredible ROI. Unlike bolted mats, which support weight by relying on the strength provided by their bolt points, Cross Laminated Timber mats are created by bonding alternating perpendicular layers of wood together with a special adhesive. The end result of this process is a mat that is much more flexible and able to evenly distribute the weight of heavy loads across the entire surface area of the mat. This weight distribution makes CLT mats far less likely to crack or break under pressure and allows them to stand up to the toughest jobs time after time.

Additional Benefits

The perks of choosing CLT mats don’t stop at a fantastic strength-to-weight ratio. Among the many reasons that industry leaders choose CLT solutions are:

  • High impact resistance.
  • A lifespan that lasts 3-5 times longer than bolted mats.
  • The adhesive used for bonding also seals the entire mat against external factors that can lead to moisture damage and rot.
  • Able to withstand the Canadian climate, including the coldest winters and hottest summers.
  • Solid matting top reduces tripping hazards, as well as tire damage to vehicles
  • Reduced shipping costs due to the lightweight nature of the mats ( 50% more CLT mats can be shipped per load), and more.

Site Safe CLT Mats at GFI Solutions

As Alberta’s top choice for site-safe access mats, GFI is proud to have you covered, no matter the application. From heavy-duty applications like rig and crane work to designing custom roadways you can depend on, we’re here to help you built the transportation solutions you need today, tomorrow, and in the many days to come.  Learn more by contacting our team today.

Alberta Site Access Solutions at GFI

Alberta Site Access Solutions at GFI

Looking to conquer the prairies and increase your revenue with your next big project? Need some assistance ensuring your site can safely and efficiently receive materials without costly delays or damaging your equipment? Alberta’s landscape presents project managers and crew members with a unique set of challenges that can be difficult to overcome without the right transport resources in place. Access mats make it easy to traverse muddy and slick terrain during the summer months, as well as avoid the challenges of freezing soil as temperatures drop. As one of Western Canada’s leading provider of site access products, GFI Solutions is here to serve your site access needs with a robust inventory that features the top products from Sterling Solutions, including their revolutionary line of TerraLam® access mats.

Known for exceptions performance and lower shipping costs due to their lightweight profile, CLT mats have become a go-to choice for industry professionals across many of the heavy sectors. Learn more about TerraLam® CLT mats, as well as GFI below.

Stronger, Tougher, Better: Meet CLT Matting

Tired of encountering the same problems every time your bolted mats begin to deteriorate and fail? Looking for a long term solution you can count on to stand up to the toughest of jobs while also saving on shipping? Despite being a relatively new addition to the matting field, Cross-Laminated Timber, or “CLT” mats have quickly become the preferred choice amongst leaders in many heavy industries, including the oil & gas, construction, and petroleum fields. CLT mats weigh in at approximately 40% less than standard bolted mats and offer a life cycle that is 3-5 times the length, meaning that you stand to save both upfront on shipping (you can ship up to 25% more per load), as well as in the long term due to their durability. With the heavier duty models capable of handling rig and crane applications, CLT mats have become increasingly popular across job sites, and offer immense value that you can depend on.

The CLT Difference

Unlike traditional bolted mats, Cross Laminated Timber mats are created by gluing alternating perpendicular layers of wood together with an environmentally safe adhesive. This allows the mats to flex and evenly distribute weight throughout the entire mat with each load, reducing your chances of sudden failures, even under heavy applications.

GFI Solutions: Here When It Matters Most

As one of Canada’s most trusted providers of site access solutions, GFI is here to ensure our clients always have access to matting solutions. Our team offers customers in Alberta, 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

Worksite Access Mats and More at GFI Solutions

Worksite Access Mats and More at GFI Solutions

It’s time for a better, more dependable source of site access solutions. It’s time to explore the benefits of TerraLam® CLT access mats at GFI.

In need of transport and access solutions that allow your fleet and machinery to freely navigate your worksite with minimal difficulty and disruption? Do you need a way to help keep your project in line with environmental remediation standards? GFI Solutions is here to help. As Canada’s go-to source for all things access matting and site-related, our team is proud to service clients spanning the oil & gas, construction, energy, mining, and related sectors Canada-wide. With 24/7 sales and rental support and round the clock service, you can on our team, as well as our superior products to keep your worksite safe and efficient. Learn more about the benefits of TerraLam® mats and partnering with GFI below!

TerraLam® Mats: The New Standard Of Excellence

Access mats play a vital role in ensuring the safety and efficiency of your job site, making quality just as important as availability. GFI is proud to supply the most dependable solutions on the market to our customers across the country, and is Canada’s exclusive dealer of Sterling Solutions’ line of TerraLam® CLT Worksite access mats and TerraCross® bridges.

TerraLam® mats are made from high quality southern yellow pine and engineered to be tougher, more durable, as well as lighter weight than traditional bolted mats. This all translates to superior performance, as well as large savings for project managers in any industry.

What Sets CLT Apart?

TerraLam® mats use a unique manufacturing approach adopted by Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) mats. Distinct from the manner in which traditional mats are created, the CLT method binds planks together using structural adhesive instead of bolts. As a result, the worksite mats are lightweight and able to flex in order to distribute loads throughout the entire surface, allowing for them to tackle heavy jobs with ease. In addition to superior durability, the adhesive also protects the mat from rot, decay, and environmental damage.

GFI: Your Partner in Site Access Solutions

At GFI Solutions, our first priority is, and always will be, supporting our customers. We offer round the clock service, rentals and sales to keep you moving. In addition to mat sales and rentals, our solutions include:

  • Turnkey services
  • Inventory management
  • Manufacturing
  • Delivery& Installation
  • Mat washing
  • Planning & consultation, and more.

For more information on leading access mat products throughout Alberta and Western Canada, contact GFI today.