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Types of Pavers for Driveways

We have an extensive range of pavers to choose from in our supply, to match any color and size combination you may look for in your next driveway. Whether you want all larger square stones of equal size, standard brick pavers, or a mix of small and large mismatched rectangular stones in multiple colors, we can install them.

Some of our standard sizes for paver stones are as follows:

  1. 12 x 12
  2. 4 x 8
  3. 6 x 9
  4. 6 x 6

With this variety of paver stone sizes, you can select several pattern combinations to fit your needs and almost any color combination.

Here are 9 of the most common patterns used amongst skilled paver contractors in Orlando:

1. Herringbone Pavers – Horizontal, Diagonal, Double
The Romans invented the herringbone design. They termed it “opus spicatum” and regarded it as a significant step forward. The herringbone crosshatching provides for a solid surface. The more pressure the herringbone surface put on those ancient Roman roads over time, the stronger they became. The herringbone design was used in some of the world’s first brick paver roads.

The herringbone pattern is suitable for large spaces like driveways and patios. The textured surface will quickly draw attention to its simplistic beauty. If you’re looking to add some character to your driveway, using a herringbone pattern is better than just having a plain surface. Pavers in a herringbone design look good next to brick houses. The typical horizontal brickwork pattern on homes goes well with the diagonal lines of the herringbone pavers.

To make a herringbone design, you don’t need only to utilize red brick pavers. This pattern may be applied to any rectange shaped pavers. Contractors may lay the herringbone pattern at a 45 degree or 90-degree angle. The 45-degree herringbone design resembles a sequence of the letter “V.” The 90-degree herringbone pattern, on the other hand, resembles more like a staircase. This ancient Roman design is always relevant. Adding it to your driveway, walkways, or patio will make a beautiful addition that will last a lifetime.

2. Basket Weave, Double Basket Weave, Box Basket Weave
The name “basket weave” refers to how brick strands seem to vanish beneath other bricks they meet perpendicularly, then reappear on the opposite side. This happens just as when basket weavers are weaving actual baskets.

If you can picture this same pattern, with four paver stones in a squared area, but in place of each stone is two stones, following the same way. This is called the double basket weave. So now there are eight stones instead of four. You have the first two stones facing horizontally on the first horizontal column, then the following two paver stones vertically. The second horizontal column is vice-versa – with the first two stones starting vertically.

The box basket weave type of paver pattern is more complex. You first lay six bricks in a perimeter around the area you want to pave. Then, fill in the center with the other two bricks.

3. Random Pattern
A random pattern is just what it sounds like, random. Each paver stone is laid with no apparent symmetry in mind. An experienced contractor will go out of their way to ensure that not too many stones in a particular area are in a distinct pattern to maintain randomness.

4. Running Bond, Stretcher, Ashlar Pavers
The running bond or stretcher bond pattern is one of the best patterns for a brick paver driveway. This style is possibly the most used pattern for brick pavers in Orlando and the country. When you see a traditional brick space, with every other horizontal row of brick laid in the same parallel line and each line in between half of the brick length of a stone pushed horizontally, this is the running bond pattern.

For stone or concrete pavers, this same pattern is referred to as the ashlar pattern. The name comes from the ashlar stone frequently used in paving, but homeowners can use the design itself with various pavers.

5. Checkerboard
The checkerboard pattern is a straightforward and elegant paver stone design. This paver style uses a grid with equal-sized square stones. Like a checkerboard in the game of checkers, this pattern uses two different colors, using opposite colors for every horizontal and vertical square space.

6. 3 to 1 Parquet 

7. Horizontal Lattice

8. Diagonal Lattice

Color Tones 
Charcoal pavers are becoming very popular to combine in the same stone with tan, white, grey, red, black, orange, beige, or yellow stone hues. A subtle charcoal addition makes a unique and modern feel to an already lovely paver stone color.