If you are looking into installing pavers for your patio, here are 5 paver patterns you can use to add drama and design into your outdoors.
If you want a harmonious look to your patio with a definite center point, use a circular pattern for your paver layout. Since the pavers will be laid out in a circular fashion, the gaps between pavers can easily be filled in with concrete mix, sand, or even pebbles. This pattern is also usually bordered by herringbone or basketweave.
Also, easily recognizable as the V shape, two pavers are laid in either a 45- or 90-degree angle to create a V. To create a better visual, the pavers’ colors are usually mixed to better catch an onlookers’ attention. This pattern is usually used in high traffic areas as its interlocking design can support more activity than other patterns. Consider using it in your driveways and walkways.
The basketweave pattern may sound complex but it is a simple interlocked and alternating horizontal and vertical pairs of pavers. The resulting look can look more interesting by taking advantage of the wide variety of colors available in pavers. If your house has a more traditional or classical style, the basketweave will certainly suit your outdoor area.
Running Bond pattern
The simplest yet still decorative paver pattern, the running bond is a favorite pattern to use, especially for smaller spaces. The simple pattern that consists of laying pavers side by side, can create an illusion that your space is either wider or longer. Use this pattern if you’re looking to save on pavers and installation time.
European Fan pattern
The most complex paver pattern there is, this originates from Europe. Using a circular pattern that slowly tapers out, one needs a skilled stonemason to correctly achieve the circular patterns. If you are installing it yourself, it’s recommended to use available kits to ensure the pattern will turn out well.