As a homeowner, you’re sure to want your NJ property to stand out with a unique touch. With so many different paver patterns available for your driveway, patio, and other outdoor elements, the decision can be tricky. Let's check out some excellent patterns to ease that decision and create an outdoor feature with unique flair.
The Sleek Look of Herringbone
The herringbone laying pattern is a popular and effective paver pattern that consists of rectangular or brick-shaped pavers arranged together in a continuous “V” or zigzag. The pattern can be laid at 45 degrees or 90 degrees to the border, for variation. The result is a dynamic look, rich in energy and visual interest.
The best places to lay this pattern are in medium to large areas, such as a patio or driveway. This is partly due to its visual effect, limiting monotony for large surface areas, as well as the durability and strength provided by the strong interlock of the pavers.
Fantastic Circular Patterns
As the name suggests, a circular laying pattern is a circular or fan-shaped layout of pavers. A full circle doesn't have to be created, as half and quarter circles are also possible. Circular patterns often make great borders around circular elements, such as a round fire pit or swimming pool, and can also be allocated for use on circular patios. However, even surfaces with straight edges and right angled corners can incorporate this design.
This pattern is ideal for small square or wedge shaped pavers. To create curves, wedge shaped gaps will need to be created between square pavers when using this pattern. These are then filled with mortar or a similar jointing compound. If these gaps are filled with a contrasting jointing compound, they can add greatly to the beauty and intricacy of the design.
The Visual Strength of Basket Weave
This pattern that can give a subtle historical feel to your property, particularly when incorporated with brick-style pavers. Here the pavers are grouped together in pairs with one pair running vertically and its adjacent pairs running horizontally. This configuration creates an assortment of rows and columns.
The greatest strength of this pattern is its eye-catching appeal and visual strength. The contrast between horizontal and vertical positioning instantly draws the eye and can be used to create strong walkway, driveway and patio designs.
The Traditional Look of Running Bond
This pattern is popular due to the simplicity and elegance of its design. Rectangular or brick-style pavers are used to create long parallel lines, slightly staggered to mimic the appearance of a face-brick wall. Because of the strong linear emphasis, the result can create an optical illusion that can makes small appear longer or wider, depending on the direction the pavers are laid. This pattern can also be incorporated into meandering walkways where the lines created by the pavers bend and curve in accordance with the design.
Randomized Laying Pattern with Multiple-Size Pavers
For a rustic or natural-themed landscape, or if you’re simply looking for something with less formal structure, consider a paver that is available in a number of different sizes. These can then be used to create a surface with a more random look to blend in with the theme of your property. The final pattern will depend on the shapes and sizes of the paver, meaning that the possibilities of a randomized laying pattern are vast and sure to match surrounding elements.