What are the Benefits of CLT Rig Mats

If you’re in the oil and gas, petrochemical, utility or construction industry, you no doubt know the importance of finding site access solutions that allow your fleet and crew to stay on top of operations safely and overcome the challenges posed by various terrains. High-quality access and rig mats stand up to the pressure of heavy loads, helping you keep your job site safe, efficient, and on track. As Canada’s leading supplier of TerraLam® CLT access matting solutions, GFI is proud to offer our heavy industry clients access to the best products available, including exclusive distribution of Sterling Solutions’ extensive range of TerraLam® products. Crafted from high-quality Southern Yellow Pine fibres, TerraLam® mats offer exceptional durability and strength, as well as unbeatable return on investment. Learn more about the benefits of CLT rig mats below.

Meet the New Kid on the Block

Despite being one of the newest site access solution innovation, TerraLam® Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) mats have quickly made a name for themselves as an indispensable resource that improves upon the foundation set by bolted mats. Weighing up to 40% less than traditional bolted mats, TerraLam® CLT mats allow you to ship up to 60% more units per load and offer a life cycle that is triple the length of bolted competitors. GFI solutions now offers a true CLT rig mat without a steel frame. These are now replacing traditional steel frame rig mats and traditional crane mats. These 5 ply heavy-duty models are able to stand up to the demands of crane and rig applications, there’s no doubt that CLT rig mats should be your top choice.

Unpacking the CLT Difference

CLT rig mats are manufactured using a very different process than bolted mats. Rather than bolting planks, cross-laminated timber mats are created by bonding alternating perpendicular layers of wood with an environmentally safe adhesive. This method of bonding together leads to mats that are both stronger and more flexible, ensuring superior performance no matter the application.

TerraLam® CLT Access Mats are among the most durable on the market and are made with Southern Yellow Pine Wood Fibre, which is 30% harder than Douglas Fir. This makes TerraLam® mats ideal for heavy-duty applications, including acting as a foundation for cranes, and more.

Unparalleled Performance

In addition to their unique structure, TerraLam® CLT mats offer a wide variety of benefits such as:

  • High impact resistance
  • Suitable for use in extreme conditions; including the heat and cold. (Perfect for Canadian winters)
  • Solid matting top reduces tripping hazards, as well as tire damage to vehicles (great for heavy machinery)
  • Able to handle heavy-duty applications
  • Cheaper to ship due to the lightweight nature of the mats (60% more CLT mats can be shipped per load compared to bolted products), and more.

TerraLam® CLT Rig Mats and More at GFI Solutions

GFI is proud to carry TerraLam® products within our inventory, including their 300 and 500 model access mats, access bridges, and more. Designed with the utmost of quality in mind, TerraLam® solutions embody the many benefits of TerraLam® CLT mats, right down to the superior performance and longevity. Our team of experts offer 24/7 support for all your site access needs. Contact us today to learn more!