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A patio (,[1] from Spanish: patio ; "courtyard", "forecourt", "yard") is an outdoor space generally used for dining or recreation that adjoins a residence and is typically paved.


  • Construction 1
  • See also 2
  • Notes 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


Patios are most commonly paved with concrete or stone slabs (also known as paving flags). Patios can also be created using bricks, block paving, tiles or cobbles.[2]

See also


  1. ^ "Patio in the Oxford Dictionary". 
  2. ^ Fwa 2005, p. 10-.


  • British Precast Concrete Federation (1973). Paving Flags (to B.S. 368: 1971). British Precast Concrete Federation. 
  • Mildenhall, Henry Seymour (1983). Laying Precast Concrete Paving Flags. Cement and Concrete Association.  
  • Fwa, T.F. (28 September 2005). The Handbook of Highway Engineering. CRC Press.  

External links

  • Media related to at Wikimedia Commons
  • The dictionary definition of patio at Wiktionary
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