For thousands of years, courtyards have been used as an area for hosting events and private relaxation. If you are considering constructing a courtyard, many factors of design can arise. One element that you should consider is courtyard flooring. There are many styles of courtyard flooring to choose from such as oriental, Mediterranean, Western and Spanish, just to name a few. Depending on your preference or the surrounding area, you can choose what type of floor design is best for your courtyard. If your courtyard slopes up or down, consider installing steps. Marble and cobblestone are just a few of the many materials you can use to construct steps in your courtyard.