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If you already have the patio furniture, set it up on the proposed site and experiment with different arrangements to get a sense of how much space each furniture grouping will need. If you don’t have the furniture yet, see the illustration below for suggestions on spacing. Next, decide which areas you want to be dedicated for specific activities and which can be rearranged for multiple uses. Cooking and dining areas are best as static, or anchored, stations, while an informal sunbathing spot defined by a couple of lounge chairs can easily be rearranged or moved as needed.
Here are some other things to think about when considering stone for your patio or walkway: • In general, the difficulty of quarrying and dressing stone makes it a relatively expensive material. The more work that’s done to the raw material—hand-selection, cutting, and finishing—the higher the cost. • When it comes to a finished patio, one of the main drawbacks of some flagstone is its uneven surface, which can lead to wobbly tables and the occasional stubbed toe. ” • Softer flagstone, such as sandstone, can split fairly easily if not supported evenly from below.
Porcelain tile is the toughest, hardest, and often most expensive manufactured tile you can buy. It is highly resistant to water and therefore a good choice for patios in most climates. When shopping for outdoor tile, be sure to discuss your plans with knowledgeable sales staff. A good tile dealer can help you choose the right type and style of tile for your application and the local climate. They can also help you select appropriate grout and provide maintenance tips for keeping your patio surface in shape throughout the years.