A Picture Gallery of Paving Materials for Patios, Walkways & Other Outdoor Areas
This pinkish, terra cotta flagstone is a popular choice in the Southwestern United States, where it's a "local."
Photo © Lisa Hallett Taylor
Flagstone has always been a popular choice for patio paving, due to its wearability and elegance. Made from ashlar stone veneer, it comes in a variety of colors and is identifiable by its flat suface and uneven shapes and sizes. This flagstone fits together like pieces of a puzzle. For a smoother, more solid surface, mortar would be used to fill in cracks and give the patio a solid base.