Interesting paving patterns

The paving pattern and the colour chosen define the optical effect of the surface. The choice is , of course, a question of personal taste. Creativity knows no boundaries but the following criteria should be taken into consideration:
. Size and function of the area to be paved
. Load-bearing necessary for the area
. Shapes

All patterns may be combined with each other. It is advisable in the case of large areas to divide up the patterns into smaller units. A transverse pattern makes narrow areas appear broader and laying pavers vertically is particularly attractive.

Paving patterns – a range of varieties

Stretcher course. This classic pattern is one of the most widely used, it offer high stability and is easy to lay.
With rectangular or square pavers.

Herring-bone pattern. Presents a lively picture, the structure is emphasized, it is particularly stable as the 45 degree angle at which the pavers are laid ensures a firm connection , also well-suited for driveways.

Elbow pattern. Halved pavers are sufficient as matching pieces

Diagonal pattern. The pavers are laid at a 45 degree angle to the path; like the herring-bone pattern this shows a high stability.

Block or parquet pattern. Highly suitable for terraces and areas in the garden, optical effect is decorative, offers a lot of possibilities for variety, the amount of horizontally and vertically laid pavers can be adjusted , e.g. 2 or 3 pavers can be laid in alternate directions and whole blocks can be laid. If the pavers are being laid in areas for heavy use, e.g. pedestrian areas in towns , they must be laid(executed)? in a locked pattern.

Row and linear patterns.  Strict division of the area, artistic effect from the clear joint pattern, low grouping effect precise laying in the pattern so that straight joints are achieved.

Arch or Circle patterns. Very good optical effect, attractive possibilities

Fish scale pattern. A special form of circle pattern, high aesthetic results