Industrial access matting challenges have been traditionally solved using wood mats, constructed in a variety of methods and from a variety of wood species. Without assistance, it can be a daunting task to source and select a fit-for-purpose mat. Luckily, Paradox is here to help you in any or all steps through your temporary access project.
Let’s start with a definition of ‘wood mat’. Is it an oak mat, swamp mat, hardwood mat, fir mat, spruce mat, composite mat, crane mat, rig mat, digging mat, timber mat, bog mat, or some other mat-sounding name? Well, the answer’s ‘Yes’ – it can be any of these!
The matting industry is not formally regulated. Access mat vernacular in your part of the world may differ from what’s used elsewhere. For peace of mind, you must first understand what are the available matting products, what are their pros and cons, and what is each product’s optimum application. Only then will you be able to correctly select from these products the solution that’s right for you.
Paradox defines wood mat as an access mat in a sub-grouping of the swamp mat family, beside rubber mats, CLT mats and composite mats. Wood access mats are typically 8’x14′ in width-by-length, ‘fingered’, 3-ply and vary from 4″ to 6″ in thickness depending on the mat type.
Selection of the right wood mat for your application is a complex process. Paradox will provide expert support through all stages of your temporary access project, from scope definition through design, procurement, installation, removal, site support, cleaning and storage.
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