Types of Materials for Garden Patios

Design your garden patio to suit your style with these suggestions for unique materials.

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Patio Surface

The patio surface forms the backbone of the design with subtle color and smooth surfaces that blend into the background. Finely mortared joints complete the look.

Concrete Slabs Range from Natural to Modern Design

There is a wide variety of materials that can be used to pave a patio, including concrete slabs in different shapes and sizes.

Natural Stone Needs Treatment to Water Proof

There is a wide variety of materials that can be used to pave a patio, including natural stone that is costly and not weather proof.

Tiles Laid on Solid Concrete Bed

There is a wide variety of materials that can be used to pave a patio, including tiles laid on a solid concrete bed.

Molded Slabs Add Texture and Interest to Patio

There is a wide variety of materials that can be used to pave a patio, including molded slabs that add testure and interest to solid concrete bed.

Centerpiece Designs are Kit and Fit Like Puzzle

There is a wide variety of materials that can be used to pave a patio, including patio kits that are the centerpiece of the garden.

Reclaimed Stone Gives Period Look to Patio

There is a wide variety of materials that can be used to pave a patio, including reclaimed stone to give patio a period look.