This is the first time I have used this fabric so too early for proper evaluation. Ask me again after it has been in use for a year and I will be able to comment properly. The fabric seems to be strong and capable of light foot traffic. Quite shiny to start with so rain water ran off but now seems to be soaking through. I have pegged it down at 1m centers and it has survived moderately strong winds so should be fine when I cover it with woodchip.