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AlturnaMATS® - Ground Protection Mats

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    AlturnaMATS® - Ground Protection Mats

    Alturnamats Brand

    The Original Ground Protection Mat

    IN STOCK - 4x8 Black Mats - $279.74 each!*

    *Minimum order quantity of 3

    These rugged mats are of 1/2" thick polyethylene so they are virtually indestructible. They withstand vehicles weighing up to 120 tons, bend but do not break, and feature a Limited Lifetime Warranty.  The mats come drilled in each corner with the option of having two hand holes on each side of the mat for easier handling.

    AlturnaMATS and VersaMATS are environmentally friendly mats as they are made from highly recyclable HDPE material.


    • Easily supports 120-ton vehicles
    • Rugged 1/2" thick polyethylene
    • Bold cleat or oval tread design for great traction whatever the application
    • Build a roadway or working platform in minutes
    • Leave turf smooth, even in soft conditions
    • No more splintered, warped, waterlogged plywood
    • Simply hosing down leaves the mats clean
    • Available in Black, White, or Clear (translucent)
    • Mats can be locked together with Turn-A-Links forming a continuous roadway
    • Lifetime Limited Warranty

    AlturnaMat or VersaMat?

    The AlturnaMAT and VersaMAT are brand names of Justrite which refers to the tread pattern of the mat surface.  The performance and product specifications are the same. The only difference is the tread pattern where AlturnaMAT® uses a Diamond Cleat pattern and VersaMat uses a lower profile and less aggressive flat oblong pattern.  Please scroll down for more information.

    Why use a ground protection mat?

    Composite ground protection matting is designed to protect and stabilize desirable surfaces from damage or degradation due to overuse. Using Ground protection mats prevents damage caused by heavy use.


    AlturnaMATS VersaMATS
    Surface Texture Diamond cleat tread pattern one side,
    smooth on the other.
    Flat oblong tread one side for pedestrian,
    diamond cleat tread pattern on the other.
    Smooth is also available on one side.
    Available Sizes & Weights 2x4’ - 21.5lbs.
    2x6’ - 32.25lbs.
    2x8’ - 44lbs.
    3x6’ - 51lbs.
    3x8’ - 65lbs.
    4x8’ - 86lbs.
    2x8’ - 44lbs.
    3x8’ - 65lbs.
    4x8’ - 86lbs.
    Thickness 0.5” 0.5”
    Colors Available Black, White or Clear (Translucent) Black, White or Clear (Translucent)
    Composition HDPE (High-Density Polyethylene) HDPE (High-Density Polyethylene)
    Warranty Limited Lifetime Guarantee Limited Lifetime Guarantee
    Weight Load Rating Varies depending on sub-surface, equipment up to 120 tons Varies depending on sub-surface, equipment up to 120 tons

    The “Mat-Pak” System for AlturnaMATS

    Transporting lawn protection mats efficiently and securely can be difficult without the right equipment. Although the AlturnaMAT system gives good traction for vehicles and pedestrians, they can slide over each other with relative ease. This is good for stacking and handling the product but not so good for keeping it secure when being transported.

    The Mat-Pak system offers a forklift-friendly method of transporting and storing the mats safely. It has been designed to fit into the bed of a pick-up and has forklift lifting points along each side so it is easy to store, load, and unload.

    The mats are secured with ratchet straps to a metal frame, allowing the mats to be moved onto shelving and vehicles securely.

    The kit comes complete with;

    • 2 x Ratchet Straps
    • 2 x “Handi-Hooks” – To assist with moving mats around
    • 20 x Single Turn-a-links
    • 1 x Storage Rack with four-way forklift access.
    • 12 x Ground Protection Mats
    Alturnamats being loading onto back of pickup truck
    Alturnamats being loading onto truck

    Call For Best Mat-Pak Pricing

    There are various versions of this kit available, so we advise if you are interested in the Mat-Pak that you contact our sales team directly on (800) 671 9662.

    Why are AlturnaMATS and VersaMATS Better Than Using Plywood?

    AlturnaMATS and VersaMATS offer superior strength, durability, and protection compared to plywood and other mats.  The benefits of using these composite mats over plywood are formidable. Benefits such as being able to reuse them over and over again and a lifetime warranty to back up that use. Extreme load capacity, AlturnaMATS, and VersaMATS are designed to disperse up to 120 tons.  These mats are recyclable, made from 100 percent recycled plastics, and UV stable so they won’t break down over time.  'Alturna' and 'Versa' mats will withstand extreme temperatures, and won’t rot or deteriorate. 'Alturna' and 'Versa' mats can be connected and interlocked indefinitely.  AlturnaMATS has the most aggressive tread on the market, allowing for maximum equipment traction. Plywood has disadvantages not associated with using composite mats and shares none of the benefits listed below.

    Benefits to using plastic over wood mats

    AlturnaMAT or VersaMAT?

    Although from a performance specification, AlturnaMATS and VersaMATS are identical, however, they do suit different applications; VersaMATS is better suited to use in areas with higher pedestrian traffic as it has a less aggressive tread pattern that is far easier to walk on and offers superior traction for shoes.  It is also suited to maneuvering smaller items such as wheelbarrows or carts but can still be used with heavy equipment if required.

    AlturnaMATS are better suited to use in heavy construction areas due to an aggressive tread pattern, offering superior traction to construction vehicles, especially in muddy or wet conditions.  It is suited to construction, drilling, tree care, and landscaping applications. AlturnaMATS has the most aggressive tread pattern available on the market.

    The application of your ground mat will determine if you need an AlturnaMATS or VersaMATS.  Concrete, asphalt, and pavers should use a mat with one side smooth side down.  You can also use the smooth side up for making turns with track machines.  Cemeteries and irrigation companies may use smooth one side also by putting the smooth side up to catch the dirt when digging.

    Differences between AlturnaMAT and VersaMAT

    Why Use A Mat With One Smooth Side and One Treaded Side?

    Mats with one smooth side are desirable when it’s necessary to cover hard non-forgiving surfaces such as concrete, asphalt, and pavers. Using treaded mats on warm or hot asphalt will leave tread imprints in the asphalt hence using smooth-sided mats on asphalt. When making turns with wheeled or track equipment it is more desirable to use a mat with one smooth side facing up. When piling soils or aggregate on top of mats it is very advantageous to use smooth-sided mats which make removal much easier.

    Accessories for AlturnaMATS

    The following accessories are available to make using AlturnaMATS and VersaMATS more effective and efficient. Handi-Hook - used to make it easier to maneuver the mats when on the ground. E-Z Links and Turn-a-Links - used to connect mats together. Turn-A-Rack - Steel storage and transport rack system.

    Black, White or Clear?

    • Black - Most affordable/cost-effective.
    • White - More costly than black but safer to use on grass over extended use.
    • Clear - Also known as translucent mats, they are the best and most advanced mats.
    The black AlturnaMATS is the original and first color produced by AlturnaMATS. Black is the most cost-effective mat. White was later introduced to prevent grass from potentially "browning" over extended periods of usage with the mats. The Clear translucent mat now supersedes white as this further reduces heat damage to the ground below. White mats are still available for customers who still prefer to support their existing white inventory. White and Clear mats are offered at the same price points and are both made using UV-stabilized virgin HDPE. Below are manufacturer test results comparing heat performance between black and white AlturnaMATS. Clear (Translucent) mats would have similar or improved characteristics to white mats.) Heat performance differences with white or black AlturnMAT

    What Size Mat Do I Need?

    Mat size depends entirely on the type of traffic on the mat. Every size of AlternaMAT® and VersaMAT has been tested to the same weight and load capacities. The following will assist you in choosing the right size matting for your application, although should be used only as a guide;
    • 4x8' Mats have the broadest use range and are used for anything from large construction equipment traffic to pedestrian foot traffic.
    • 3x8' Mats are desirable when price, weight, and space are a consideration.  Although this size mat is more restrictive with regards to maneuvering, it is rated for the same weight capacity as the 4x8’ and can take almost all the same equipment traffic that the 4x8’ can. The exception would be, very heavy equipment over soft surfaces.
    • Smaller mat sizes are typically used for residential use. 

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    Q & A

    Questions4 Answers4 | Expand All
    I'm not sold on the plastic, isn't wood cheaper?
    • Not in the long run.  You may get one or two uses from plywood before it is no longer usable.  AlturnaMATS and VersaMATS will not wear out, warp when wet, crack or break.  AlturnaMATS are a one-time investment with a limited lifetime warranty.
      Michael Silveira
    What is covered by the Limited Lifetime Warranty?
    • Manufacture defects and cracks and breaks caused by normal use. Punctures are not covered. Abuse is not covered. The mats are plastic so they can be damaged.  Steel tracks will chew through plastic and therefore cannot be covered.
      Michael Silveira
    Do I Need To Link Them?
    Harold Gardner
    • Typically, customers do not link them. If they are used in a “typical” usage scenario where there’s flat and a fairly firm subsurface, it is not necessary to link them. Some contractors also decide to overlap them.
      On inclines, it is always best to use single or double turn-a-link connectors.
    Will the mats degrade in the sun?
    Dave Frazier
    • Not at all!  There is a UV stabilizer added to white and clear mats.  The black mats are naturally UV resistant. You can store the ground mats outside in the summer or winter. Heat and cold will not damage AlturnaMATS.
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