Should You Buy Or Rent Construction Mats

Should You Buy Or Rent Construction Mats

If you work in the construction, pipeline, civil engineering, power transmission or other industries that require safe site access mats, you know that not all jobs and job sites are the same. The type of access mating solution you need will not only depend on the type of project, but it will also depend on the project’s duration, the weather, maintenance and any other factor that can cause delays.

One of the most common factors that could cause delays during a project is supply chain and/or logistics. Oftentimes project managers either can’t find the right access mat for the job or are unable to purchase enough mats for the scope of the project. As a result, projects are delayed and extended beyond their specified timeline.

To avoid costly project delays due to a shortage of access inventory, GFI Solutions is proud to introduce our construction mat rental service. We understand the challenges that many projects face due to a lack of access mats, which is why we offer a variety of matting solutions available for both rental and purchase. Read on to learn more about our access mating solutions for remote worksites, including our rental service.

Rental Service:

Ground protection is essential in all remote locations, especially with heavy industrial projects. One of the most important factors you should consider before sending out an order for access mats is the duration of your project. Many access mating providers charge a daily rate for construction mat rental or set an amount for a predetermined rental period. To avoid any costs that may be charged for additional time, assess your project’s duration before contacting your ground protection provider.

At GFI Solutions, we offer different types of mat grades according to your mat needs. Depending on your project’s needs and the type of certain applications, you can rent or purchase A, B, or C grade mats. Contact our experts to learn more about our mat grading!

Delivery and Installation:

GFI’s Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) access mats can save you up to 60% on delivery and 40% on labour. The unique process of manufacturing CLT mats results in a stronger and lighter product that can be easily transported to your worksite. Compared to traditional bolted construction mats, CLT mats are two-thirds the weight of traditional bolted mats. Not only can we deliver up to 72 mats per load, but we can also fit more mats on shuttle trucks and loaders, which increases your savings on installation and removal.

Save Money and Gain Quality

With GFI Solutions, you will no longer have to worry about sacrificing quality for affordable matting solutions. We work closely with our partners to ensure that they receive the matting solution they need at an affordable price. Looking for an affordable and high-quality construction mat rental? Request a quote today!

Safe Access Matting Solutions Only At GFI Solutions

Safe Access Matting Solutions Only At GFI Solutions

Access mats are effective products that make heavy machinery transportation on unstable soil, creeks, swamps or even rocky slopes easier and safer. If you’re working in the oil and gas, refinery, construction or drilling industry, you will constantly use access mats to create movable roads for workers and machines. Access mats are a safe solution for your worksite, but if left unmaintained, access mats can cause more problems than benefits.

GFI Solutions not only offers you a wide range of access matting solutions that are suitable for all industries, but we also offer services that ensure the availability, longevity and safety of our access mats. Learn more about our safe access solutions to maintain the durability of your access mats.

Inventory Management

The most common problem with matting services is running out of stock. It is possible for either CLT mats or bolted mats to undergo damage and need a replacement; however, matting companies tend to face the problem of depleted inventory. On the other hand, GFI Solutions offers you Inventory Management Service to ensure an abundance of stock available for any foreseeable problems.

Mat Washing

Access mats not only protect your crew and machines from uneven terrain, but they also protect the landscape from harmful substances. Such substances can shorten the lifespan of your access mats by contaminating and eroding the wooden planks. It is essential to always keep your mats clean for upcoming projects. GFI Solutions offers mat washing services to help you increase your mats’ longevity and enable you to use them for different projects ahead.

Planning and Consultation

At GFI Solutions, we understand the importance of planning out your temporary roads and bridges. The installation process is seamless; however, it does require comprehensive planning to ensure smooth production. Our team of experts is available to provide planning and consultation services for your upcoming projects and ensure efficient operation from start to finish.


At GFI Solutions, we manufacture TerraLam mats in-house, enabling us to create customized mats for your industry needs. The current mats available are:

  • TerraLam® 300 – 8” x 14 long
  • TerraLam® 500 – 8” x 16” long
  • TerraCross® 700 – Spans Gap of 35′, Total system is 40′

We strongly believe in creating long-term relationships with our customers and not simply maximizing transactions; therefore, before deciding to rent, lease or buy TerraLam mats, an expert from GFI will review your project and determine the optimal solution for your project.

For more safe access solutions, contact our team today to learn more!