CLT Rig Mats for Calgary’s Terrain

CLT Rig Mats for Calgary’s Terrain

Many project managers have a common misconception that traditional bolted timber mats are much more durable than CLT mats, as traditional bolted mats have been used on worksites for decades. While bolted mats have been the “go-to” access matting solutions for years, it is slowly losing popularity to CLT mats. Nowadays, CLT mats have become more in demand than ever before and are used in all access solutions, including access mats, crane and rig mats and access bridges!

GFI Solutions is proud to be Western Canada’s leading access mat solutions supplier, including a range of CLT access mats and access bridges. Being based in Whitecourt and having several offices across Alberta, including Calgary, Grand Prairie and Edmonton, we understand the challenges of finding the best rig mat solutions for Alberta’s extreme weather conditions. With the fluctuation of the temperature as we head into winter, heavy industries are on the lookout for durable, long-lasting rig mats that can withstand extreme weather changes while offering superior performance. If you’re looking for dependable rig mat options in Calgary, GFI Solutions has the product for you. Read on to learn more about our CLT rig mats and their benefits in industrial projects.

Heavy-Duty Rig Mats

GFI Solutions is proud to supply reliable matting solutions to many industries, including drilling, refinery, power sector, construction, oil & gas and more! Our team of engineers and experts have decades of combined industry experience that allows us to understand the importance of having safe transport and platform solutions at the worksite. When managing industrial projects, there is absolutely no room for error, especially concerning cranes and rig mats. No matter the application, you can depend on GFI’s CLT rig mats to support their weight. We take pride in offering customers safe site rig mats that can provide the safety and support heavy machinery requires at the worksite.

Outstanding Performance

CLT mats are manufactured using an innovative process called Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) that provides all matting solutions with the reliability and strength needed to support the heavy machinery and transportation of material in all industrial projects. CLT mats are engineered using an environmentally safe adhesive to bond the mats instead of bolting them together, allowing the weight of heavy equipment or materials to be dispersed evenly throughout the entire mat. The adhesive also creates a moisture barrier to protect the mat from rot and decay, as it provides an extra layer of protection.

Additionally, the CLT mats are manufactured from Southern Yellow Pine Wood Fibre which is around 30% harder than Douglas Fir used in most traditional bolted mats. With our CLT rig mats, you can save up to 50% on transportation costs and 40% on equipment and labour costs with faster installation! When purchasing or renting CLT rig mats, you are increasing the overall safety on the job site, avoiding costly accidents while maintaining outstanding performance.

Keep Your Project On Scope with GFI Solutions

At GFI Solutions, we not only offer customers innovative matting solutions, but we also provide them with professional matting services to help keep the project on schedule. Our services include:

  • Inventory Management
  • Delivery
  • Installation
  • Turn-key Services
  • Mat Washing
  • Planning and Consultation
  • And more!

Our 24/7 support line will give you access to any of our services throughout the day across Western Canada, including Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton and more! Contact us today to learn more about our matting services and solutions.

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.