Common Brick Patterns for Patios

Posted on May 20, 2016

Stone Steps & LandscapingYou’ve finally decided to invest in a brick patio Wellesley, MA, and Cataldo is more than excited for you! This is a fantastic way to add some seriously needed outdoor entertaining space to your home, but the next big decision you have is choosing a pattern that you love most! Pavers make choosing a design difficult because you have so many great options!

Basket weave. This design is often used on walkways and driveways by placing two bricks parallel to each other, then placing another pair of pavers next to those perpendicularly. This classic look is a great choice for an older home with character.

Herringbone. A popular style, herringbone can look great on both angular and rounded patio designs because of its crisscross pattern. As it can be rotated to different angles, you can create awesome visual effects with your final laying decision.

Running Bond. Just as a fireplace is laid, a running bond is a row of bricks butted together with the next row beginning their joins in the center of the other. The easiest pattern to lay, this is commonly found in order homes and gives a simplistic look to any patio or walkway.

Contrasting Colors. Using contrasting colors in your design, no matter the pattern, can add a bit of drama to your patio you might not get otherwise. Often, a darker or lighter brick will be used as an edge and the opposite will fill the center.

Circular. This is a perfect choice if your patio will have curvature of any kind or you are searching for a design choice for the center of your patio to act as a focal point for a fire pit or round table.

No matter what you decide when choosing a pattern for your brick patio in Wellesley, MA, Cataldo Landscape and Masonry is here to make the job easier than before. We’ll work with you to create a design that works best for your taste and budget, and we’ll give you the professional installation you need to ensure your patio will last for years to come. With more questions about our services, give us a call today at (781) 304-8900