Best Mat Choice for Projects: A Comparison

Posted on Dec 05, 2018

We all want to ensure that we’re doing our part for the environment when choosing access matting for mining, pipeline, power transmission and oil and gas projects. Often though, the ground conditions and terrain dictate which materials are preferable – for the project specs and ground protection. Here’s a look at a few scenarios and which industrial matting products will work best to achieve these goals:

Sensitive Terrain

Wood mats work well to protect sensitive terrain from damage, reducing reclamation costs and lowering transport costs without compromising basic functionality. Laminate mats provide the same basic functionality, but are substantially lighter at less than half the weight of standard access mats.

Remote Locations

Rig mats are the best solution for access roadways and rig mat platforms or construction sites. These mats increase access to remote locations, protect sensitive terrain from damage and reduce reclamation costs.

Wet and Marshy Conditions

Rig mats, crane mats or timber mats can provide good access through wet and or marshy conditions all while protecting the environment by lessening ground disturbance.

Heavy Access and Harsh Conditions

Crane mats can be used in a variety of matting applications including pipelines, construction, transmission lines, well-sites and environmental remediation. These industrial access mats are very durable and can stabilize heavy duty equipment in the harshest conditions.

Remember: although more than one type of mat may suit your project’s needs, choosing the best option will ensure efficiency, cost savings and optimal environmental protection.

Strad specializes in industrial matting and equipment rentals for projects of any size, from a network of branches across Canada and the United States. Strad aims to exceed customer expectations in many industrial sectors, including Oil & Gas, Pipeline, Power Transmission, and Mining.