Materials and Layouts You Can Choose For Your Pattern Paving

Posted on: 18 June 2017

Over the years, pattern pavers have become an increasingly popular exterior flooring solution in residential properties. Commonly used paving materials include natural stone, brick and concrete. Natural stone will usually be available in flagstaff or limestone varieties, and they tend to be the most expensive materials you could choose. Brick is also popular due to its high durability as well as its inherent stains resistance. Concrete is the least expensive material and is typically shaped using moulds that will mimic the pattern that you would like for your home. So what are some of the layouts that you can choose for your pattern pavers?

Basket weave layout    

The basket weave layout is one of the oldest styles in the market, and one of the most popular options for residential use. The pavers are laid down in pairs rather than singularly. As the pavers are put in place vertically and horizontally against each other, they begin to create a design that looks similar to how fibres are woven to create baskets, thus the name basket weave pattern. A basket weave layout provides your space with visual interest, making it a perfect choice for areas that you would want decorative flooring for example on your patio, verandah and other entertainment spaces.

Running bond layout

Another popular option when installing pattern pavers is the running bond layout. With this layout, the pavers are laid side by side in with the simple aim of creating uniformity in design. Although this layout is not as eye-catching as its other counterparts are, it is one of the simplest solutions that you could consider. Thus, you will find that contractors will typically charge less for their labour when installing this design. Secondly, running bond layouts are one of the most eco-friendly options that you could choose. Since the design is straightforward, there is minimal cutting and wastage of materials. A little-known fact about the simplistic design of the running bond layout is that it enhances the strength of your pavers. Therefore, this layout is ideal for heavy use areas, such as driveways.

Herringbone layout

If the visual appeal is your primary concern when installing pattern pavers, a herringbone layout would be perfect for your needs. With this design, the pavers are laid out at an angle (usually either at ninety degrees or forty-five degrees) to create an interlocking design. The final product will often draw eyes to the paving, making it suitable for areas that you would like to boost kerb appeal. Moreover, since the pavers are interlocked, the flooring is extremely sturdy, making this layout a long lasting solution.

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