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Livadiya Italian Court

Italian courtyard of the Livadiya Palace

A patio (from the Spanish: patio meaning 'back garden' or 'backyard') is an outdoor space generally used for dining or recreation that often adjoins a residence and is typically paved. It may refer to a roofless inner courtyard of the sort found in Spanish-style dwellings or a paved area between a residence and a garden.

Patios are typically made of concrete or stone slabs laid over a base. This base is often a layer of compacted stone chips, a layer of sharp sand, and a layer of cement mortar.

In Australia and India the word patio is often used to mean any kind of outdoor balcony or verandah.

In Oulu, Finland, patio means a furnished compound drinking area outside of a pub or restaurant. These areas are usually called "terraces" in Finland although they're rarely elevated.

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Stone tile patio, Hawaii, 1960

Patio with stone tiles, Hawaii, 1960



ReferencesEdit

  • "Patio" 'Encyclopedia Britannica
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