From the Spanish word patio
, meaning backyard or back garden. A patio is an outdoor living space often adjoining a residence, used for dining, entertaining or relaxation. Patios may or may not have covers or roofs and are usually paved areas between the house and garden. Patios can be made of concrete, brick, stone
, gravel, pavers, flagstone or numerous other materials.
A patio can be attached to a house or detached. A walled patio is often referred to as a courtyard or courtyard patio.
Is it a Deck or a Patio?
People often get them confused, but it's easy to tell the difference. Decks are made out of wood or synthetic wood materials that look like wood. Patios can be constructed out of concrete, brick, pavers, tile or other outdoor flooring materials.
Also Known As: courtyard, terrace, enclosure
Common Misspellings: pateo, padio, pattyo