4 Paver Patterns That You Can Use in Your Next Patio Design

4 Paver Patterns That You Can Use in Your Next Patio Design

Apr 13, 2023

Your property already stands out with a paver patio, walkway, or driveway. Natural stone pavers have the added benefit of allowing you to construct paver patterns that are unique to your home. With a diversity of textures, forms, and colours, they create the impression of extra sophistication that goes beyond the purely functional purpose of the other surfaces.

When it comes to paver laying patterns, there are several options to consider when building a new paver patio. Your options may vary based on the style and shape of pavers you choose, ranging from modular paver patterns to more classic laying designs.

What Is A Paving Slab Laying Pattern?

After you have discovered an excellent patio slab in your favourite colour and texture and calculated the approximate size of your patio, the next step is to choose a patio slab pattern. This illustration will show how many slabs you will need to buy to cut down on waste. It will show you where each slab should be placed on the prepared substrate, ensuring that there are no costly mistakes or gaps in your design.

With so many paving pattern choices, it’s worth devoting some time to figuring out what will look the best. For example, our Global Stone Indian Sandstone Paving is available in four slab sizes. It is best to determine what aesthetic you want to create and how many slabs of each size you need for your project before ordering with us. For smaller patios, a project pack might be the most suitable option.

To help you in the process, below are some examples of paver patterns. You can mix and match different styles, shapes, and patterns to create unique and interesting designs.

Random Paver Patterns

For people who like a more relaxed natural patio aesthetic without a strict geometric or regular design, one alternative is to purchase a variety of slabs in various sizes and mix them up as you lay them down. Before placing your slabs, sketch out your patio plan or lay out your slabs to ensure you do not end up with too many of the same size in one location.

Another option is to purchase a patio project pack that includes a mix of different sized slabs. This will make it easy for you to achieve a random patio laying pattern. In specific layouts, you can employ clusters of slabs of varied sizes. It is referred to as a ‘motif’ design. After that, the clusters are repeated across the floor. Even though it is a laying pattern, it can be challenging to spot. However, it is a simple method to give your patio a relaxed look.

Stack Bond Pattern

Stack Bond, also known as Chessboard, is a basic laying pattern. It is a simple pattern that includes square slabs of any size arranged in geometric patterns. Its impact is determined by the slab size and colour you select. Stack Bond is a pattern that can be used in various situations. It is simple to lay and requires few cuts with little waste.

However, joints and falls must be precise; any minor flaws left during installation will be evident; it is an unforgiving patio laying design in that regard. Mix slabs of different colours from the same range to create chessboard paver patterns or use a contrasting colour as a border to change the traditional look of Stack Bond.

Herringbone Pattern

The herringbone patio pattern is one of the most classic Indian sandstone patterns available. It is a wonderful method to give your patio a formal vintage vibe. To make this traditional paving stone design, you will need single-size rectangular paving slabs. If you have walks leading to your patio, you can also use this pavement design on them. It helps tie the path and patio area together in terms of appearance and aesthetics.

Paving blocks or rectangular paving slabs arranged in a herringbone pattern provide a durable surface for foot traffic and patio furniture. For this reason, the herringbone pattern is highly popular in high-traffic areas such as driveways. The paving stones or blocks snuggly interlock next to one other. This means they are less likely to shift out of place over time and will continue to look excellent for years.

Stretcher Bond Laying Pattern

The stretcher bond laying pattern is one of the most simple laying patterns available. It is sometimes also known as a running bond patio pattern, a half bond patio pattern, or an offset paving patio pattern. The fact that each connection is offset by exactly half the breadth of each paving slab gives this Indian sandstone patio pattern several titles.

One of the best things about the stretched bond patio pattern is that it can be used with any paver size. The installation is simple and quick once you have the setup right. Long and narrow linear paving slabs, especially in deeper tones of natural stone paving, appear fashionable for this paving design.

If you want to do something a little different, use two or even four different sizes of paving slabs. With its consistent and uniform design, this paving slab patterns will provide a gratifying sense of formality. On the other hand, the variance will provide intrigue and unique touch to the patio area.

Choosing A Joint Width For Your Paving Laying Pattern

Some slabs have incredibly small joints (3-5mm), while others require a 10mm junction. Your pack will not attain the coverage recommended by the manufacturer if you reduce the joint width to produce a close joint look. Increasing the joint width will also increase the total size of your chosen design.

We recommend sticking to the appropriate joint width for your chosen pavement as it is crucial to consider the implications of any deviation from installation instructions before you start laying.


Our Paving Visualiser app provides a quick and easy method to visualise how a specific patio laying pattern will look. We offer a page dedicated to popular patio laying patterns and information on which patterns work best with which types of paving. However, you should always contact your installer to get a professional opinion on a layout’s suitability for the site.