Surfacing Quick Reference Chart:
Comparing Surface Types Chart

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This chart is provided as a basic overview of the various types of surfacing. Statistics can vary based on product, manufacturer, installation, usage, and maintenance. The accessibility of loose-fill materials is entirely dependent of maintenance.

*Manufacturers must submit their surfaces for testing. Some variation may occur. Please check with your manufacturer for product certification.