Laying Patterns for Bluestone Pavers
ABOUT BLUESTONE PAVERS LAYING PATTERNS...
Introduction to Bluestone Pavers
Bluestone pavers are a highly versatile natural stone. Bluestone is primarily made up of sand and quartzite. It is another form of sandstone but is blue in color. This is where it gets its name Bluestone! Bluestone pavers are also found as another form of slate. This is due to their thin size in thickness and irregular shapes.
Bluestone pavers can be used anywhere around your home. You may choose to use it indoors or outdoors. Where Bluestone is laid it is sure to enhance its surrounds and create a magical setting.
The bluestone pavers are commonly used for outdoor flooring applications such as: driveways, pool surrounds, patios, garden paths, and terraces. The most popular application bluestone pavers are used for are walkway and sidewalk applications. This is due to its durability and flat texture.
Bluestone comes in a fabulous range of blue-gray colors. There are also many shapes and sizes for you to choose from.
Bluestone Paver Patterns
Bluestone pavers are thin in width and relatively squared in shape. There are a couple of considerations you should think about when deciding on the right pattern for your project.
1. The shapes of pavers included in the pattern.
The most important decision to be made is the shape of the paver. The shape of the paver will determine the laying pattern.
2. The area you will be paving.
In most cases people tend to choose the wrong size paver. The wrong size pavers can result in an uneven or crazy pattern. For example, in a smaller area use pavers that are basic and simple. Basic and simple pavers will create a flowing pattern and even make the area seem larger. Choosing pavers that are colorful and small may result in a busy pattern making the area seem a lot smaller than it truly is.
3. Choosing the right pattern
Choosing the right pattern is easily done. Consider what area the pattern will be laid, what surroundings it will be featured in, and what best suits your outdoor or indoor needs.
Commonly Used Patterns
There are three main patterns that are considered to be the most popularly used especially for the outdoors today.
1. The Herringbone
The herringbone pattern is made up of rectangular shaped pavers placed at a 45 or 90 degree angle flowing through together creating and entertaining pattern. The pattern when featured with bluestone pavers is most suited for areas such as; patios, walkways, and pool surroundings.
2. Running Bond
|The running bond pattern is made up of pavers being laid side by side in another flowing pattern. This pattern is relatively known for making shorter areas seem as though they are longer. This is a great pattern for areas like driveways and walkways.|
3. Basket weave
The basket weave pattern consists of two pavers parallel to each other and another placed on underneath the two. This is a busy pattern and is great for areas such as, small patios, garden paths and driveways. Featuring bluestone pavers throughout anyone of these patterns will create beauty and add value and character to your home.