Yes there is a difference. When it comes to the surface of the padel rackets, people usually talk about hard or soft surface. A soft surface is optimal for players who want speed in the balls without having to use a lot of force, such as beginners and/or players with less control. Thanks to the elasticity of the surface, the racket gives the balls a greater ”push” with less effort than a hard racket.
A hard surface provides more control due to recoil that comes from the hard surface. A skilled player gets good control and power from a hard surface.
Some padel rackets also have a slightly rougher surface. These allow you to get a little more grip on the ball and then more spin.