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Common Paver Patio Design Patterns

March 31, 2017

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When building a new stone paver patio, you aren’t required to follow any specific patio design pattern, but it certainly makes life easier. In an effort to help, here are the common design patterns used on patios. You can use one of these patterns exclusively for your whole patio, or you could switch it up and use two or three different patio design patterns throughout.

Running Bond Paver Pattern

If you’re using elongated pavers of equal size, you should consider the “running bond” paver pattern. This simple, yet elegant pattern is what you would see most commonly on a brick wall. If you’re looking for a way to make this pattern a little more unique, you can lay it diagonally vs. exactly perpendicular or parallel to your home.

Herringbone Paver Pattern

Herringbone is an increasingly popular design pattern which works only when using elongated pavers. The herringbone name comes from its similarity to the skeleton of a fish, hence “herring” (a type of fish) and “bone”. It looks a lot like a zig-zag pattern, but is an elegant look if lain correctly by an experienced Maryland patio construction company.

Circular Paver Pattern

The circular paver pattern is a great design to use when trying to showcase or feature places at the center of the design. Commonly we will install this design around an outdoor feature such as a fire pit, coffee table, or fountain. This is because circular shapes visually encourage people to gather around. Keep this in mind when you install any built-in seating as it will fit best around the edges of the circular design.

Basket Weave Paver Pattern

The basket weaver paver patio design pattern is best showcased when it can cover a large area. To get really creative, your patio installation company can lay a basket weaving design diagonally as opposed to parallel to your home. Another way to feature this design pattern would be to use it as a border for other elements of your patio.

Random Paver Patterns

Although it’s possible to achieve a beautifully random patio, in truth, the “random paver” pattern is really a complex repetition of a more larger pattern. It is achieved by combining pavers of different sizes in a way that seems random, but actually produces a complex pattern. This design can become even more intricate if your patio contractor uses alternating colors of the same shade.

For help with creating any of these patterns in your stone paver patio’s design, get in touch with your local Maryland patio contractor today. North American Deck and Patio, LLC is Maryland’s preferred patio contractor with over 25 years of experience in patio installation. For more information, or for a free consultation on your patio’s design, give us a call at 866-535-1961 or fill out the form on our website, today!

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