Patio Pavers Introduction



What Are Patio Pavers?

"Patio pavers" is a generic term given to describe any regular type of paver that is specifically used for the construction of an outdoor patio deck.

They are constructed primarily for the enjoyment of outdoor living spaces.

small patio area paved with pavers

Three main materials for Patio Pavers

There are 3 main types of raw materials that are used for manufacturing regular paver products and they all can be used on patios:

  • Concrete pavers – made from concrete
  • Brick pavers – made from clay
  • Stone pavers – made from natural stone - such as granite, sandstone, etc.

Each of the above groups has a multitude of products that are manufactured in an endless selection of colors, shapes, patterns and sizes that would be suited for patio paving applications. Therefore, just about any type of pavers can be used for building a patio. In essence, any regular paver product can be used to make a patio.

PATTERNS and DESIGNS

When it comes to installing your chosen patio pavers, there is a variety of patterns and designs to consider.

Herringbone

This is the most formal of the patterns available and the most popular, it is a zigzag type design and is ideal for the cover-up of irregular areas.

Herringbone Design for Patio Pavers

Running Bond

This is a simple yet versatile pattern type. It is also very popular for use on patios and small areas. They are laid at an angle to create a curve pattern.

Basket-Weave

The Basket-Weave pattern is suitable for casual applications. This pattern is often used with another type of design, or it can be used alone. They are laid vertically and horizontally in pairs.

Circle Design

This is a popular and sometimes difficult design to install, where they are laid in a circle design, creating the curves can be challenging.

Patio Pavers Circular Design

Fan Design

Fan Design This design brings a pattern of gentle arches, and is generally applied to walkways and driveways also.

Random Design

This design involves the use of about four different sizes of pavers for the one application, creating a bold effect. It is also used for walkways and driveways.

Mixed Design

This design involves the use of about three to four different shaped pavers, often used for borders, the Circle design and the Fan design.

Mixed Design for Patio Pavers