A paver patio, walkway or driveway already sets your home apart from others using poured concrete or asphalt. It gives the appearance of added sophistication that goes above and beyond the pure functional purpose of the other surfaces with a variety textures, shapes and colors. But the really cool attribute that comes with interlocking concrete pavers is that they provide you the ability to also create a design that is uniquely your own.
The first decision you will likely make will be the color of your patio, walkway, or driveway. You want something that will complement your home and yard; be it grays, browns, reds, or a combination of each. Then for textures, you can choose between a traditional concrete paver, a tumbled paver that looks more worn, a slate texture to mimic natural stone, or a smooth texture that comes with porcelain. Finally, you pick the pattern you want to lay your pavers, which is where you truly get to express your creativity.
Paver Installations Can Be Made In a Variety of Patterns
If you are going with a basic rectangular paver like a standard Holland, clay paver, or Roman Cobblestone you already have a variety of installation patterns to choose from like: stacked bond, running bond, herringbone, or basketweave. Any of these patterns can also be modified by offsetting a bond course or boxing a basketweave. Most people opt for one of these patterns because of their simplicity and require only ordering one size of paver.
Once you start adding more shapes to your paver project, your pattern design options are virtually endless. With a square unit and a rectangular unit you can create a muster K pattern. With three different sizes you are only limited by your imagination. Mutual Materials offers seven concrete paver lines that come with multiple sizes giving you the ultimate in design flexibility with different textures.
It is important to note that there are a couple of paver options where you’ll be limited in your pattern choices. If you are going with our square Vancouver Bay architectural slabs (24” x 24” or 18” x 18”), you will primarily choose between a running bond or stacked bond pattern, but your project will still look refined. With our Slaton Paving Slab, the six different units are designed to be installed in a random fashion making them look more like natural stone. For an extensive look at your patio options, check out our Paver Patio Idea Book.