Why Choose Industrial Matting
Whether the weather is bad or the ground is unstable, portable industrial matting keeps work moving, even when conditions make it difficult. There are a variety of different industrial mattings, and choosing the right one depends on the work to be done and where the work will occur. Here are a few things to know about rig matting, timber matting, and crane matting, and a few tips for choosing the right one for your next industrial project.
Rig mattings are traditionally used for oil staging and as temporary road systems to access hard-to-reach areas. At Spartan Mat, we offer hardwood, steel, and composite matting designed to support some of the heaviest construction equipment on the planet. Available in large sizes and easy to clean, rig matting are often used for tank sites and on drilling rigs. Once the work is done, they are easily removed, leaving nary a trace of the heavy equipment that once graced the spot.
Typically constructed of timbers and affixed by steel bolts, crane mattings are available for rent or for sale. Crafted to endure a beating from heavy equipment, crane mattings or timber mattings make great bridges for temporary stream crossings, while protecting the water beneath it. Available in a variety of lengths, widths, and thicknesses, crane matting is the perfect way to create a stable work environment for drilling or constructing pipelines.
Industrial mattings come in a variety of materials and sizes, but does every work site need one?
If your construction or industrial job requires working with heavy equipment, experts recommend using an industrial matting for a number of reasons.
First, these mattings provide stability to workers and their equipment alike. This increases safety and provides valuable access to even the most unstable or sensitive terrain.
Second, industrial matting protect the environment. While a heavy construction project is ongoing, the earth beneath the job site takes a beating. From tearing up natural resources to dripping grease, oil, or other equipment-related substances and work products onto the soil or terrain, protecting the job site is almost as important as protecting the people working there.
Finally, one of the most challenging, and under-appreciated efforts on any construction site is the clean-up afterwards. The goal is to complete a project without a trace that heavy equipment ever graced the scene. And doing it quickly? That saves time and money, and industrial mattings make clean-up a snap.