Assuming a sheet of 5/8" plywood would be used two times per week and the maximum number of times it can be used is ten times, this translates into 10.4 weeks in a year (52 ÷ 5 = 10.4). The following calculations indicate a substantial savings using Alturnamats vs. plywood over a six-year period.
10.4 Number of weeks a sheet of plywood can be used per year
x 12 Number of 4' x 8' sheets in this example
124.8 Total sheets of plywood used each year
x 6 Number of years in this analysis
748.8 Total sheets used in six years
x $20 Cost per sheet of 5/8", 4' x 8' plywood (per 84 Lumber)
$14,976 Total plywood cost for six years
$235 Approximate cost of 4' x 8' Alturnamat
x 12 Number of mats in this analysis
$2,820 Total Alturnamats cost for six years
$14, 976 Plywood Cost
- 2,820 Alturnamats Cost
$12,156 Savings over six-year period
NOTE: Above plywood analysis does not include the numerous trips to a lumber yard or disposal of worn out plywood.