• World Forest Group LLC


Updated: Sep 1, 2020

Need an alternative to a mixed hardwood mat that is more affordable and just as strong?

Summary: Using a strength-adjusted mat you can increase quality and decrease cost. Save between $35-$80 per mat. For some 12”applications you may save 50%, substituting one 12” Eucalyptus for two mixed hardwood mats.

Figure 1-Eucalyptus mat sizes. 6", 6.75", 8", 10" and 12" square blocks

Specific solution:

  1. Estimate the strength of mat you really need. Often, bending strength (Fb)will be most important factor, followed by shear (Fv). Eucalyptus is 43% stronger in bending strength and 32% stronger in shear than mixed hardwoods.

  2. Consider the following table to compare your options:

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