Natural Flagstone Stone Pavers Patterns
INSTALLING FLAGSTONE PAVERS
Introduction to Flagstone Paver Patterns
Flagstone is type of paver described as thin, fat slabs of stone that are applicable to paving applications such as driveways, patios, pool decks, garden and walkways. Flagstone pavers are quarried worldwide and hence range in a wide variety because of the different geological aspects of certain region.
|The appropriateness of using flagstone pavers in commercial or residential building is based on their availability in a variety of colors, textures, patterns, shapes and finishes. Flagstone pavers are also great for improving decorative design to interior and exterior applications through their aesthetically pleasing and natural look.|
Flagstone pavers (bluestone, limestone, slate) can be arranged into patterns to highlight a particular theme for a particular section of any residential or commercial landscape. ‘Old World’, Mediterranean, and contemporary are amongst the themes that can be obtained through their use.
Although concrete is more suitable for driveways and other heavy traffic areas, flagstone is more suitable for patios and walkways. Another advantage of flagstone is that is can be cut into the brick and hence there is no need to run one long runway of brick.
Flagstone Paver Patterns:
Flagstone pavers are larger and expensive than brick. Its varying shapes and sizes enable it to be laid in irregular patterns.
Commonly used flagstone paver patterns include herringbone, basket weave, and running bond and stack bond. Other flagstone paver patterns include diamond run, interpace, Venetian parquet, Jericho stone and cobble-lock.
HERRINGBONE: flagstone pavers are laid either at a 45 or 90 degree interlock. Commonly used for driveways, walkways and patios.
RUNNER BOND: The sequence of flagstone pavers runs over each other with each layer being laid in the middle of the above or below layer.
BASKET WEAVE: A checkerboard pattern on pavers either laid at a level or angle.
|DIAMOND RUN: A combination of marquise and half course pavers into a simple interlocking design.|
|INTERPACE: A combination of marquise, half course and full course pavers into a complex interlocking design.|
COBBLE-LOCK: the combination of two different shaped or sized pavers into an interlocking pattern.