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Pavement in construction is an outdoor floor or superficial surface covering. Paving materials include asphalt, concrete, stone such as flagstone, cobblestone, and setts, artificial stone, bricks, tiles, and sometimes wood. In landscape architecture pavements are part of the hardscape and are used on sidewalks, road surfaces, patios, courtyards, etc.
Pavement laid in patterns such as mosaics were commonly used by the Romans.
Roman stone pavement in Herculaneum
Cobblestone pavement in Italy
Sett pavement in Paris
Portuguese pavement of black basalt and white limestone in Lisbon
- "Pavement", The Century Dictionary
- "pavement, n." Oxford English Dictionary Second Edition on CD-ROM (v. 4.0) © Oxford University Press 2009
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