It is the diverse range of granite pavers shapes that has lead to the creation of various paving patterns and added beauty in their application to driveways, walkways, patios, pool side’s and other landscape applications.
One of the most important positive attributes of granite as a paving material is its ability to create an old-style or modern look to the paved area. Hence the design flexibility of granite pavers is evident whilst complemented by the ability of the various granite shapes to create diverse patterns.
In examining the various sequences that granite pavers can be arranged, we must further inspect those various shapes that have made this possible. The most common shapes are square or rectangular based, however some pavers such as Symmetry and Uni-Anchorlock have shapes that are applicable to patterns formulated because of the geometrical aspects of the different paver’s shapes. Other granite paver’s shapes include:
Half Course Square
The relationship between Granite Pavers Shapes and Patterns:
We have now established the idea that certain paving patterns are dependent on the shape of granite pavers. For example, patterns such as ‘circle in square,’ ‘fan’ or ‘squares’ will depend on the shape of the granite pavers because they affect their pattern arrangement. The ‘squares’ pattern is quite identical to a stack bond pattern, however the other two patterns mentioned are the result of the different shaped pavers.
It is vital to remember that there are a variety of colors, shapes and patterns to choose from when selecting the type of granite paver to be utilized for certain designated areas. Worldwide manufacturers of common granite paver’s shapes will either tend to vary or be quite similar in comparing sizes.
Analysis of the paver patterns and shapes relationship:
To grasp a better understanding of this relationship we shall examine in more depth some of the granite paver shapes and patterns utilized in patios, driveways, pool decks, and walkways:
COBBLE-LOCK: such a pattern notices the inter-locked design of two unlike but matching shapes. The advantages of such a design include flexibility in installation, whilst the inter-locking of these granite pavers provides a strong surface for heavy foot traffic areas.
CONCOURSE SERIES: Another interlocking pattern of square-shaped pavers that creates an aesthetically pleasing result. The combination of Concourse, half-course and rectangular shaped pavers completes a most interesting paver pattern.
MARK SERIES: The combination or singular placement of Landmark, half-mark or quarter-mark granite pavers notices the emergence of a square pattern, a herringbone pattern or a running bond pattern. Traditionally, these patterns are among the most common in granite paving.