24 Apr Choosing Patio Paver Patterns for Your Outdoor Project
When you want to add personality to your outdoor spaces, it’s hard to beat patio pavers. Patio pavers come in many options such as brick pavers, concrete pavers or something more exotic such as natural stone. Each of these options also comes with their selection of colors to complement your home’s architecture.
If you are creating a driveway, walkway or patio, it’s easy to create a unique look by incorporating patio paver patterns into your design. There are several traditional or modern patio paver patterns to consider.
Here are our favorite patio paver patterns:
Formed by placing pavers in a rounded configuration, a circular pattern is a natural choice for a circular space, but it can certainly be used in other layouts. When combined with other patio paver designs, it’s a fantastic way to add a spark of visual interest to larger spaces like driveways and patios. Full circles aren’t necessary when using this striking pattern. Depending on the layout and scale of your space, a half circle might be a better choice.
European Fan Pattern
The European fan pattern results in a graceful shape that spreads out much like a peacock’s tail. Elegantly timeless, this stylish patio design can be incredibly tricky to lay well, but when it’s done right, it is a striking feature that delights the eye.
Basket Weave Pattern
When it comes to brick paver patterns, the basket weave pattern is instantly recognizable. The basket weave pattern features pairs of pavers placed in alternating vertical and horizontal design. This traditional or classic pattern forms an arresting display of rows and columns. When traditional colors are used, it creates a vintage look. However, mixing colors can result in a more modern feel. An orderly pattern that produces a durable surface. The basket weave pattern can be used in virtually any outdoor paver application. The basket weave pattern is a customer favorite.
High-traffic areas need durable designs that will stand up to heavy use. While the basket weave pattern is one such option, it’s not the only one. The sturdy herringbone pattern will also stand the test of time. Here, pavers are placed in opposing directions to produce a stable, visually appealing “v” pattern. The design can be set at a 45-degree or 90-degree angle. The decision is purely subjective. Either way, it will look stunning.
Running Bond Pattern
Arguably the simplest pattern used in paver patio designs, the running bond pattern is also the most common pick for paver projects for residential properties. It features pavers placed side by side with the end of one paver falling roughly near the middle of its neighbor. What makes this pattern so popular? It’s easy to install, results in little waste and creates linear lines that can fool the eye into thinking that small spaces are a bit larger than they truly are.
Exploring the Possibilities
When designing an outdoor space, selecting the patio paver patterns is just the beginning of creating the look that you want. Whether you opt for a single pattern or choose to combine multiple patterns, you’ll also want to think about the color and shape of the pavers that will be used. There’s also the matter of the space between the pavers. While sand is the most common choice for filling it, gravel, grass, moss and mortar can also be used.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the possibilities offered by paver patio patterns? American Outdoor Living can help you sort out your options and create something special. As patio paver experts, we combine meticulous craftsmanship with high-quality materials to produce amazing outdoor living spaces. Stop by our showroom or contact us today at 407-847-9322 to request a free quote. Together, we can come up with a design that will be amazing.