PAVER LAYOUTS FOR OUTDOOR SPACES
While we select pavers for their color, texture and materiality, there's boundless opportunity for creative exploration in devising paver layouts for outdoor spaces. Pavers lend themselves to both understated and bold compositions depending on the layout, and can be used to evoke traditional or contemporary sensibilities. Here's an overview of our favorite easy-to-install paver layouts, ranging from time-honored brick patterns to contemporary, made-for-the-moment interpretations.
Stacked BondStacked bond is a pattern in which pavers are stacked on top of one another in a rectilinear grid. The stack bond layout results in continuous horizontal edge joints and vertical head joints. A stack bond pattern is best suited for non-load bearing applications, and is a stylistic complement to mid-century modern and contemporary structures.
Running bond is a layout wherein pavers are butted end to end with joints that fall in the middle of the paver on the next row. One of the sturdiest layouts and among the easiest to install, requires minimal cutting at each end and will easily follow a gentle curve. The layout is well suited for traditional outdoor spaces.
The basket weave is a layout composed of pairs of pavers placed horizontally and vertically in an alternating pattern to create the visual effect of woven basketry. This is a dynamic, eye-catching pattern that makes a statement in gardens and outdoor spaces of various styles. Due to the rhythmic layout, it lends a graphic element to outdoor patios, gardens, walkways and driveways.