The Many Types of Pavers
There are 3 main categories of pavers. These include;
Concrete pavers are man made and processed in factories all around the world. Their main ingredients are; cement, sand and water.
Natural pavers are found in rivers, lakes, beaches and many other natural places. They are produced over millions and millions of years by breakdowns and erosions. They are found they quarried and cut to a pavers shape. Some natural types of pavers include; sandstone, limestone, cantera stone, marble, slate and bluestone.
Stone pavers simply consist of all types of pavers like, brick, concrete and natural stone pavers.
Laying Patterns for All Types of Pavers
Installing your own paved area can be a fun job, especially if you know what you are doing.
Here is some helpful information on the several types of laying patterns you can choose from today to enhance the look of you paved area.
The Herringbone Pattern
The herringbone is the most popular laying pattern that is being used nowadays. It is widely seen on many applications but predominately on driveways. It is a laying pattern that will break up a large area making it seem a reasonable size.
This laying pattern is made by placing one paver on a 45 degree angle and the next paver should be placed at a 90 degree angle, you then continue on placing on by one at the same angles. There are no complications as to laying this pattern and it is easily installed by anyone.
The Parquet Pattern
The parquet pattern is another popular laying pattern for driveways. But really it’s all up to your own personal tastes. Parquet is a pattern that is laid by 2 pavers being placed parallel to each other at a 90 degree angle, then the next 2 pavers are still parallel to each other but they are placed in a 45 degree angle. Continue on with this same style and the outlook becomes very elegant and stylish.
This laying pattern is ideal for residential pavements as well as commercial. It can be easily installed by you anywhere around the home. It can be installed onto smaller areas in no time at all.
The Running Bond Pattern
The running bond pattern is widely seen and transformed from residential homes to pavements. It is another one of the most popular laying patterns and one of the most basic that is still being widely used today. Some applications where it is mostly seen are; driveways, walkways, sidewalks and patios.
This laying pattern is made by easily placing a paver as it is and the next paver is placed by its side. It’s a flowing pattern. To make sure that you are paving in a straight line just simply add some string to the ground and set it up in straight lines which will help you pave straight.
The Serpentine Pattern
The pavers are laid in circular patterns creating a slithering type look. This pattern is easily laid by the do it yourselves out there. This is the ideal laying pattern for a patio.
Why not choose your own individual style of laying pattern. You can choose from the many shapes pavers can be cut to and create your own stylish and unique laying pattern. Random patterns are simply done by placing a paver in any particular way as you then do with the next paver. You can make them interlock or just be side by side. The choice is yours so get creative!
Now that you have some useful information and a general idea on how to laying pavers in the most common laying patterns why not start your installation project! You will be surely satisfied with the outcome.