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Construction:
– Patios are commonly paved with concrete or stone slabs.
– Other materials used for patios include bricks, block paving, tiles, cobbles, or gravel.
– Modern patio materials include alumawood, aluminum, acrylic, and glass.
– Additional options for patios are concrete, stamped concrete, and aggregate concrete.

– Restaurant patio:
– Patios at restaurants are outdoor seating areas.
– Outdoor dining at restaurants was exotic in North America until the 1940s.
– The concept of outdoor dining grew rapidly in the United States in the 1960s.
– Today, outdoor dining is a popular experience in warmer parts of the mainland.

– See also:
– Andalusian patio
– Arizona room
– Catio
– Deck
Porch

– Notes:
– The term “patio” is defined in the Oxford Dictionary.
Information on making the best of outdoor spaces is available.
– State Planning Policy 3.1 – Residential Design Codes are relevant.
– The Macquarie Dictionary provides insights into Australian terms.
– Toronto’s history of embracing patios is documented.

– References:
– British Precast Concrete Federation published on paving flags.
– Henry Seymour Mildenhall’s work on laying precast concrete paving flags.
– “The Handbook of Highway Engineering” by T.F. Fwa.

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