We professionally install it in the N.Cal area for about $ 10.00 a sq. foot. Concrete is an excellent long term investment for a patio surface. It will out perform the above mentioned surfaces ten times over. The cost upfront is more $$ but in the long run , it is more cost efficient and low in the maintenance catagory.
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With all the windows in place, replace the batten boards covering the frame studs, completing the cheap installation in costs, but not cheap appearing transformation of your screen porch into an enclosed glass patio.
Honestly, if you want a "usable" surface that you can walk on and put simple heavy patio furniture on...just use wood chips. A 2" to 4" thick layer will work great. Use wood and/or bark; recycled tree trimmings are ok, even if there is leafy green material in there.