Why Choose CLT Mats

With winter well underway and spring just around the corner, the importance of finding reliable transportation methods is crucial. The Canadian landscape is notoriously harsh on vehicles and machinery, and without the proper access materials, both your crew and the materials you intend to transport face significant safety risks and the chance of delays. As the preferred choice of industry leaders, TerraLam® Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) mats make it easy for your fleet to access remote job sites and offer plenty of benefits over their bolted counterparts. GFI Solutions is proud to Western Canada’s leading supplier of site access solutions and is your exclusive source for Sterling Solutions’ range of TerraLam® products. Learn more about the benefits of TerraLam® CLT mats over bolted mats, as well as the perks of partnering with GFI Solutions below.

It’s Time to Leave the Past Behind

While bolted mats were once the go-to standard for site access assistance, today’s job sites have begun to demand more reliable solutions that offer superior ROI and lower shipping costs. Newer technology has paved the way for further developments like Cross Laminated Timber (CLT). Designed to improve on the successes of bolted mats, TerraLam® CLT mats are stronger, more flexible and provide a much longer lifecycle (3-5x). Sterling Solutions produces their TerraLam® CLT mats using the highest quality southern yellow pine which helps to avoid the problems faced with traditional bolted mats. In addition, TerraLam® CLT mats are up to 40% lighter than traditional counterparts, and as a result, allow for the hauling of up to 60% more mats per load. This allows you to get your project finished on time and on budget!

How They’re Made

TerraLam® CLT mats are the result of a process originally discovered in the ’90s, and that has been constantly refined since. The main difference between TerraLam® CLT mats and traditional bolted mats comes down to their composition and manufacturing process. Unlike bolted mats, which as the names suggests, are created using mixed wood fibres and steel bolts, TerraLam® CLT mats are created by bonding perpendicular layers of wood together with a special adhesive that allows weight to be distributed throughout the entire mat, preventing sudden breakages. Along with a longer lifecycle, you can expect the following benefits when choosing your cross-laminated timber mats:

  • Life cycle that is 3-5 the length of traditional mats
  • Easy installation
  • Can haul up to 60% more mats per transport load
  • High impact resistance, and more

TerraLam® CLT Access Mat Solutions At GFI

As one of Canada’s leading sources for access mat solutions, GFI is proud to partner with Sterling Solutions‘ as the nation’s exclusive distributor of TerraLam® products, including the 300 and 500 series access mats, access bridges, and more. Learn more by contacting our team today.