Using outdoor patio wood flooring is the simplest projects especially for a DIYers and it lowers the cost in a substantial way. However, the wood needs to be sealed and cleaned after two years. You can find cheap options like treated lumber or high end options. They are good to be used on pool decks, raised decks and ground level. Using the hardwood while building your patio is a greener option and it may be less expensive because the wood does not have to be trucked in the area. You can build the patio in different levels in case the ground is already sloped. Wood floors looks beautiful and classic.