Pavers are a popular choice for backyard patios. They provide a beautiful, custom paving solution that installs quickly and is ready for use as soon as the project is complete. Pavers allow for a lot of design creativity and can be used on small or large patios. Patio pavers are made of concrete, brick or stone. They come in a variety of shapes and colors. However, the real draw of pavers is that they can be laid in striking patterns.
Choosing pavers for your landscape project opens the door to many pattern and design options (get paver design tips for walkways, patios and driveways). Although it is common to use mortar, it is not a requirement; you can use gravel, sand, or even types of grasses or moss to fill in between. Many patterns have become well known and used not only because of their unique look, but also for their strength. Below you can view the 5 most popular paving patterns and tips for choosing the right pattern to enhance your outdoor living space.