Family Garden After:   by Sylvan Studio

17 picturesque patio floors you should steal this August

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If you're planning to put down a patio in your garden, hold fire until you've taken a look at some of the best flooring options available to you. You might already have some great ideas but we think there will be at least one or two in this article that you hadn't yet considered.

A fairly simple project for even the novice DIY-er, laying a patio shouldn't requite the services of a professional landscaper or need specialist gardening know-how. So take a look and see what takes your fancy, grab the materials and have a go!

1. Varnished wood should stay protected all year

2. Flagstones are perfect for heritage homes

Rear garden patio with climbers: rustic Garden by Barnes Walker Ltd
Barnes Walker Ltd

Rear garden patio with climbers

Barnes Walker Ltd

3. Intricate brick patterns make the most of your outdoor space

Little Eden: country Garden by Aralia
Aralia

Little Eden

Aralia

4. A mix of shingle and slabs adds contemporary flair

5. Ceramic tiles are sleek and easy to clean

 Terrace by lab21studio
lab21studio

Терраса с зоной отдыха

lab21studio

6. Decking is a classic for a reason!

7. Try a mix of two styles for some oomph!

  by homify
homify

Small city garden After 2

homify

8. Adding a little shape to your patio will look great

A Roof Garden, Chelsea:  Terrace by Bowles & Wyer
Bowles & Wyer

A Roof Garden, Chelsea

Bowles & Wyer

9. Red bricks add a zing of colour and liven up a grey patio

Family Garden After:   by Sylvan Studio
Sylvan Studio

Family Garden After

Sylvan Studio

10. Traditional terracotta slabs are good for creating a Mediterranean vibe

New Forest Cottage:   by Capability chris
Capability chris

New Forest Cottage

Capability chris

11. Add a little glass if contemporary cool is what you're after

Wimbledon:  Terrace by LEIVARS
LEIVARS

Wimbledon

LEIVARS

12. Simple, unfussy and natural waxed boards are perfect for coastal properties

Seagrass, Polzeath, Cornwall:  Terrace by The Bazeley Partnership
The Bazeley Partnership

Seagrass, Polzeath, Cornwall

The Bazeley Partnership

13. Rustic slabs add gorgeous texture

Le Pres de Bas:  Terrace by CCD Architects
CCD Architects

Le Pres de Bas

CCD Architects

14. Cobbled stones feel great underfoot and look so old world pretty!

15. Ultra smooth marble will never age

 Terrace by MFA Architects
MFA Architects

House for Holidays, 2009

MFA Architects

16. A poured concrete plinth is a more permanent fixture

17. Brick weave patterns look so neat and well-executed!

For more outdoor space inspiration, take a look at this Ideabook: 14 Cheap And Easy Terrace Boosters You Can Copy.

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Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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