So Many Brick Patterns To Choose From
There area so many brick paver patterns to choose from. Brick patterns are not limited to just the field pavers, you can also use a different pattern on the borders pavers. This article we discuss the various patterns for field brick pavers available to you. If you are looking for options for your border we will cover that in another blog post.
Depending on the stone product you choose, a brick pattern may already be pre-selected for you. Many products come with a preselected assortment of brick patterns to choose from. Take for example Beacon Hill from Unilock. As you can see from this project we did in Lake Forest, Illinois, we used what Unilock calls, Pattern C. Nothing fancy about that name.
You shouldn’t get too hung up on patterns for you brick patio as depending on the paver you pick most brick paver products have a pattern that best suits its design. But for those brick pavers that really open themselves up to pattern options, such a Brussels Block, picking a pattern will determine the sizes of stone that are needed to be purchased.
Running Bond / Stack Bond Brick Patterns
This pattern is widely seen on houses cladded in brick. The running bond pattern is basically where one brick joint overlaps the adjoining brick joint. Running bond pattern in brick pavers however, has its place. You will typically see it in walkways. Many people will also use it as a way to add a rug-style accent to the patio surface. A running bond paver pattern for a patio may not sound appealing, but it sure has its place. Done right it can add just the right amount of pizzazz to a patio with pavers.
Running Bond Brick Pattern
Stack Bond Brick Pattern
Basketweave and Boxed Basketweave Paver Patterns
In all my 30 years of laying brick I have only laid a basket weave pattern brick patio one time. That’s it!!. It’s not a pattern that particularly appeals to me. It is available in an assortment of options. I can see this pattern being great for a rectilinear (square or rectangle shaped) shaped patio. The various options available vary greatly from each other so saying you want basketweave brick pattern is not enough. You really need to specify exactly which basket weave paver pattern you are referring to.
Basketweave Brick Pattern
Different variations of the basketweave pattern
Herringbone Brick Pattern
Herringbone pattern is one of the strongest interlocking patterns available. We like to use this herringbone pattern on brick driveways and walkways mostly. This is because of the heavy use a brick paver driveway gets. Even though we typically don’t recommend this pattern to our clients for their paver patios, because of the strong harsh lines created by the pattern, we find ourselves having to install it quite a bit. This is because when a client selects Hollandstone for their brick patio, they opt for Herringbone as their pattern since it is more appealing than the basketweave or running bond brick patterns.
Herringbone is available in two different styles. There is the 90 degree herringbone patter and the 45 degree herringbone pattern. Depending on the design of your space one pattern might be better suited for you. Keeping in mind that there may be an added cost for going with a 90 degree pattern. This is due to that additional amount of brick waste created by this pattern.
90 Degree Herringbone Pattern
45 Degree Herringbone Pattern
Random Style Paver Patterns
When it comes to driveways we highly recommend the Herringbone brick pattern. For a patio we like to see more of a random cobblestone type of pattern. A pattern that your eyes can relax to. The name random pattern kind of contradicts itself in terms. To better explain it, it is a pattern that looks like it is randomly laid. You really can’t call it random because you are following a specific pattern. So its a random-style pattern. Most of these are a 3 size patio pattern.
Random Style Pattern 1
Random Style Pattern 2
Here is an example the random style brick pattern on a patio
Combining the right pattern for your field pavers as well as for your border pavers can be a fun process. You can opt to switch up the color, texture or style. You can add an inlay or make it a double border. If you are interested in reading about the options you have for your border brick then I suggest you read our blog post on selecting the right border brick patterns for your patio.