Many materials can be used when laying Patio Pavers. Concrete pavers are one of the most commonly used materials for paving patios. This is due to the fact that concrete is much cheaper than most materials such as natural stone like sandstone, bluestone etc. Concrete pavers are normally produced in block forms and can be cut and molded to any shape your project may require.
Common Shapes Available
Simple shapes like rectangles, oblong, and squares are mostly used for Patio Paving applications. When using concrete, these shapes are generally used to imitate things like bricks.
Other common shapes that can be used are:
Rectangle and Square
Two Shape Combos
Natural Stone Shapes
Most natural stones come with their own unique shapes. So when using natural stone pavers on your patio you may find that the range and selections available are not as broad as those man made paver materials, such as concrete and brick.
This is where concrete pavers are a great choice for your patio, it has the advantage of having more shapes, colors, sizes and patterns to choose from. If you cannot find what you want, you can have your paver shape and size custom made for your specific installation.
Irregular paver shapes can also be applied to your patio area. They can help create a classical, but elegant formal look. Irregular shapes are made from things such as cut off’s, broken stones, river rocks, ocean rocks, and broken pavers.
Combination of Shapes
Many combinations of shapes can be applied. This can help break up a large area. For example, if a square shape has been used it can sometimes look endless and quite boring. This is where you can apply other shapes like diamonds, or triangles to break up the squared look.