Professional Landscape Architect and designers have methods for choosing the best brick paver design to harmonize with the surrounding area of your property and structure.
Brick pavers are used around swimming pools and as pathways through landscaped gardens. Landscape architects consider brick pavers to be a flexible pavement because of the methods and materials used to install them. It is further considered to be a flexible pavement because it can be used in so many structural and design oriented environments.
Color combinations and blended paver colors can be used to heighten the aesthetic results of a paver installation.
Here are some design considerations:
- Pavers come in different textures. Using combinations can add visual interest and give the paver installation a very custom look.
- Wood or stone structures complimented by brick pavers will add an overall warm atmosphere.
- Generally, it is best to use pavers one to two shades lighter than the structure to avoid competition for attention with the structure.
- In keeping with this idea, for brick homes or buildings, the use of pavers lighter than the brick is recommended or the use of some kind of cobblestone.
Brick paving has been used for hundreds of years for sidewalks, patios, and plazas, among other areas. Brick paving is flexible since it is compacted with layers of aggregate. As the pavers compact with use, the end result is an interlock, which holds the pavers in place. This brick interlock is very stable over time, which is evidenced by the pavers installed hundreds of years ago that are still in good form and with us today.
As a landscape designer’s vehicle, brick has aesthetic appeal that exudes both elegance and warmth. You can choose to install a popular pattern such as running bond, herringbone, basket weave, and there are many other ornate patterns.
To select the most appropriate design and material for your property and structure your brick paver layout will require careful planning.