There are many options when it comes to outdoor flooring that will withstand hot or cold climates. You will find some that are reasonably priced, but sometimes having a lower price may not work for your outdoor circumstances.
Carpets made for the outdoors are the cheapest, but are a little more expensive than what you would use indoors. The disadvantage of this carpeting is that it can be very slippery when snow has fallen on it. If you are planning to use this area in winter, then be careful, or choose another option.
If you are on a low budget, artificial grass may be the outdoor option for you. Astroturf can come in all shapes, sizes, colors and prices. The more you pay, the more it will look and feel like grass. This is very versatile if you have a dog. The dirt will simply wash away in the rain, and it will not become damaged or bare. If this is an option when a friend or family with pet comes to visit, and you do not want a lawn to keep mowing, it is easily stored in between visits.
If you do not want carpet, or one that looks like a lawn you can opt for tiles. These can interlock and come in all shapes, sizes and colors. When choosing a tile, make sure it will work well in all weather. Some do not adapt very well to cold climates. All these options will vary the price and if you use mortar or grout for the outdoor this will add to the price. You may have to flatten the area you want the patio or yard, so again this will affect the price. If this is the case, price everything up before buying your tiles.
Other outdoor flooring options are pavers and bricks, which are very cheap. The disadvantage is the hard labor that could still cost you a pretty penny. The advantage to this flooring is that your patio will last for years to come, and may even last longer the house.
Wooden flooring is very popular, given your garden that classic look. Most people choose it to make a decking instead of a patio. There are many ways to laying your wooden outdoor floor. Cedar and Redwood will not rot or decay so it is a long-lasting option. You may decide on a pine floor, as this is the cheapest wood, but may need treating after the first few years of weathering.
You have lots of flooring options you would like to have outdoor, most of which will work in warm or cold weather climates. While you have a lot of options and types to choose from, it is important not to base your purchasing decision based solely on price. Some types will work great for you, but others might not work nearly as well, so you really need to do more than comparing the prices.