The world of interlocking is full of potential. Discover fun interlocking paver design ideas, from style and laying patterns to new paver materials.
Interlocking Trends: Design Ideas
Just like kitchen backsplashes and bathroom tile, interlocking pavers go through trends. New textures, styles and patterns are always emerging and can instantly refresh your outdoor space.
If you’re looking for interlocking pavers design ideas, there are some great new interlocking trends this year.
Soldier Courses and Sailor Courses
What is a soldier course? Soldier courses are banding or edge rows in interlocking pavers. They’re always on style to some degree, but lately we’ve been installing bolder soldier courses that contrast with the main interlocking’s texture. Playing with texture is a great way to make your interlocking stand out. Sailor courses can also be used the same way as a paving perimeter using any kind of rectangular stone.
Interlocking Style Options
Everything old is new again, including in interlocking. If you want a regal, traditional, or estate-worthy interlocking look, consider trends of the past such as:
- Get the glossy, smooth cobblestone look with courtstone grey interlocking pavers
- Try a randomized look with Mega-Arbel interlocking and get a natural, time-tested feel
- Our Trafalgar interlocking will give you an English-castle look, with clean lines
Types of Interlocking Laying Patterns
You can take any style of interlocking paver and lay it in a unique pattern. What’s in style for interlock design patterns this year?
- Herringbone has made its way from the kitchen tile to the outdoors. This unique pattern is great for driveways because it resists wear.
- Random patterns are also making headway this year. They aren’t as neat as the ultra-modern stacked bond styles, but random patterns feel natural, comfortable, and hand-crafted.
- Running bond is a good option if you’re still searching for that contemporary look for your interlocking. Using larger interlocking such as flagstone will make this pattern look even more sophisticated.
We have many of these styles on display in our interlocking gallery. Check out some of the examples of interlock driveway design pictures for inspiration.
New Interlocking Pavers: Permeable and Porcelain
Beyond style and color, the world of interlocking is innovating new products. One option is permeable pavers that allow water to pass through. These environmental interlocking pavers help control storm water, reducing pollution into local lakes and rivers. They also help keep water from overflowing your own landscaping.
Another new option is porcelain pavers. These are exceptionally durable and hard pavers made from natural materials. They may come in many textures but it’s most popular to choose smooth porcelain pavers for a very contemporary look.
Remember that with any type of interlocking pattern, you can always add some additional lighting, such as ground lights or bollards, to truly make your space stand out.
Have a specific interlocking paver design idea? Grand River Natural Stone can make your vision come to life. Reach out to us to discuss your idea.