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This is a popular choice for patios because of its multicolored, textured appearance and nonslip surface. A divided concrete slab is poured with permanent wood dividers and border edging, separating the slab into equal sections. In addition to its decorative value, a divided slab is also easier to work with, since it allows you to pour and finish one section at a time, if desired. Tinting and acid staining introduce a range of color options to the familiar cement gray of plain concrete. Commercial colorants, available in both liquid and powdered forms, can be added to wet concrete mix for consistent color throughout the material.
Slate and some other types of flagstone and tile can be slippery when wet—an important consideration for exposed surfaces. At the other end of the spectrum from irregular, cleft flagstone, stone tile surfaces are orderly and refined. Yet, even with precise, formal patterns like this, the natural coloring of stone adds an organic quality that you don’t get with most manufactured tile. Poured Concrete Most new homes today that include outdoor patios or walkways utilize poured concrete surfaces.
Landscape and garden suppliers typically offer bulk deliveries for a reasonable flat fee. Due to the variance in terminology and appearance of loose materials, be sure to visit the supplier and take a look at the materials you’re buying firsthand, so you know exactly what to expect. Decomposed granite Pea gravel Crushed stone River rock Wood chips Tile With its neat, geometric lines and smooth finish, manufactured tile is a great choice for a formal patio or a nicely appointed front entry. In warm climates, tile is a common outdoor material, often seen in courtyards and fountain plazas paved with large, handmade earthen tiles.