Gone are the days when pavers were available in only a few colors and sizes. Today, the paver manufacturers caught on that homeowners are looking for modern concrete pavers.
Contractors, like ourselves, cried wolf to the manufacturing reps to bring in more modern options: large slabs, extra-large linear pavers, variety of colors for a minimalistic elegant look. We have been heard!
In this post, we share our favorite modern pavers. Whether you’re reimagining your backyard or transforming your front entrance, consider these paver layouts and designs for your outdoor living space.
1. Modern Square Paver Slabs
The most popular modern paver is the 24” x 24” slab. The simple and clean lines of these pavers create a minimalistic look. The color can be a solid or a blend of colors, depending on how dynamic you’d like the space to feel.
2. Popular Rectangular Paver Slabs
This paver type and layout is an elegant classic. The rectangular pavers can be 12” x 24” or larger depending on the manufacturer. We like the simple and timeless look these pavers create in the space.
3. Creative Herringbone Extra Long Pavers
We love this paver layout! It’s entertaining, modern and creative. It almost serves as an outdoor rug. The three repeat colors work great with the house and other elements in the backyard. The herringbone pattern dates back to the Roman Empire and making the pavers extra long mergers history and modern style into one.
4. Extra Large Paver Module Set
For those who like modern, but not ultra-modern, the extra large modular pavers will hit the spot. This paver layout creates a bit more motion yet it’s simpler than the regular smaller paver patterns.
5. Linear Modern Paver
You’ll want to consider adding LED lighting so that your outdoor spaces, including stairs and walkways stay functional aThis layout feels modern and classic at the same time. The simplicity of the repeating pattern is comforting and the variation in sizes is dynamic. This linear paver is great for rectangular outdoor living spaces and makes them look larger or rather longer than they might be.
If you like the linear paver look and want to take it a step further, going with linear Timberline paver that has a wood grain finish will add interest to the space. It’s like a wood deck but out of stone, which will last longer, and still with a simple, repeating pattern that’s modern and inviting.
P.s. Keep in mind that if you’re looking to do a driveway in large paver slabs or linear pavers, you’ll need to get the thicker 80mm pavers. The standard paver is 60mm (2 3/8”) and is usually used for non-vehicular areas such as walkways and patios.
Smaller size pavers are fine in 60mm for the driveway, just not the slabs because their span is too large and they’ll break under the vehicle weight.