Many homeowners select concrete pavers due to the abundance of color and style choices they have. You can pick from single, two, or three color blends, and from pavers of a variety of styles including traditional and tumbled. But perhaps as diverse are the number of sizes and shapes of pavers available. This article will give you a brief run-down of the most popular concrete paver shapes that you can use for your next project.
First, the most popular shape is the Holland stone, a paver given the name due to its initial use in the Netherlands. This is a paver of the dimensions 6 inches by 9 inches, and it can be used to create many diverse patterns and borders. Most concrete paver companies will let you purchase and use this option, as it is very versatile in all the applications that it can be used for. A related paver shape is the 6″ x 6″ the Concrete Paving Stones. This kind of brick is often mixed with the Holland stone to create even more patterns and designs.
Aside from the quadrilaterals, you can buy many other paver shapes. One of the most popular of these ‘non-quad’ pavers is the octagon paver. This interlocks in many different ways, and is sometimes combined with the square paver to create additional design options.
Finally, some paver shapes are more ‘specialized,’ as they are used in installations of other shapes, such as Holland stones. One example of these special pavers is the ‘circle kit’ pavers. These are stones that are designed to be placed in a circle, either in the middle or on the border of your paver installation. These must be arranged in a particular way and according to particular specs, and they cannot be used for the whole project, but they can add another interesting design element to your paving stone project.