Driveways and concrete go hand-in-hand. Concrete is strong and durable, and comes in a variety of colours, sizes and styles. It’s easy to maintain and single pavers can be replaced individually if there are any cracks. Whether you want traditional concrete paving or would prefer to think outside the box, here are six patterns you can use to create an attractive driveway and enhance your home’s curb appeal.
The herringbone is one of the most classic patterns, using interlocking concrete pavers to create a V shape. It creates a neat, tidy and traditional look that works as well on your driveway as it does around pools, on patios and even on bathroom floors. Plus, the paving’s interlocking nature has an added benefit: unable to shift or move, the pavers stay in place and make it difficult for weeds to find their way through any cracks.
If you knit, you’ll already know this term; basketweave creates a very uniform and geometric appearance, whether on a blanket or a driveway. When it comes to paving driveways, the basketweave pattern is made by using pairs of concrete pavers to create uniform squares that offer a minimal yet attractive aesthetic.
Ashlar patterns use various paver sizes to lend a more rustic aesthetic while still maintaining the tidiness of a repeating pattern. Laying your concrete pavers in an ashlar pattern will create a driveway with a bit of intrigue and a more unique look.
The simplest pattern, running bone is when you place pavers side by side in a long line to achieve a linear look. It is easy to install, creates less waste than other patterns and can make a small driveway seem bigger.
Randomly placed pavers
If you’re one to buck the trends completely, consider going for the randomly place concrete paver look. Of course, there’s more to it than meets the eye and achieving a random-looking driveway in fact takes a fair amount of planning. But the result is worth it if you are after a rustic and bespoke aesthetic that will stand out from other driveways on your street.
Focal point driveways
To really make a statement, turn your driveway itself into the focus by including a swirl, concentric circles or a fishtail. Because concrete pavers come in a wide variety of colours and finishes, they are the perfect material to create your dream driveway effect.
When it comes to driveways, there’s nothing better than pavers. For all your concrete paving needs, speak with Slatecrete, New Zealand’s leading concrete manufacturer and supplier.
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