Stone Paver Patterns and Finishes
Stone pavers are so versatile — in design, application, and attractive finish — that they’re one of the most popular choices for a variety of interior and exterior designs. This includes residential and commercial applications.
Stone Paver Finishes
Stone paver finishes can include polished, thermal, honed, or flamed. Each one has characteristics that make them suitable for different applications. For example, a thermal finish, which can be applied to porphyry or bluestone, creates a slip-resistant surface while maintaining a beautiful glazed look to the stone pavers. This makes this particular finish a suitable choice for walkways and pool decks — areas that see a lot of foot traffic.
Stone Paver Patterns
Stone pavers can be laid out in a variety of patterns, including:
- Basket Weave (Parquet)
- Running Bond
Stone pavers are strong and durable, and being able to incorporate them into all kinds of beautiful patterns is why the use of interlocking pavers in driveway and walkway design is gaining popularity so rapidly.
Although the most common stone paver shapes are either rectangular or square, many other stone shapes such as keystone, diamond, and multi-lock can also be arranged into the traditional common patterns.
This pattern arranges various shapes of stone pavers into an array of pavers laid either at a 45 or 90-degree angle. The most positive feature of this pattern is the degree of interlocking between the pavers. It creates a solid and well-structured pavement.
Basket Weave (Parquet)
The basket weave, also called a parquet, is a pattern primarily used in the construction of paved driveways. Stone fits well into this checkerboard pattern of pavers that is laid on angled or level ground.
Also popular in paved driveways, the running bond pattern is made of sequences of pavers which alternate and vary when placed on top of each other. Squares and rectangles are the most common shapes used. However, symmetry pavers can also be arrayed into this pattern.
An Ashlar stone pattern consists of square-cut stone with different width and height. A coursed ashlar pattern is sequences of stone pavers that have equal height, but unequal length. This pattern creates an incredibly unique and decorative effect. This one is ideal for front walkways and patios, where uniqueness and beauty is important.
These are just some of the examples of interlocking stone paver patterns. If you’re thinking of improving or installing driveways, fireplaces, walkways, and patios, the flexibility of design and application of stone pavers leaves a lot of room for your imagination to flourish!
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