Urban flair may be added to any home by using bricks. To create a seamless transition between the exterior and interior of a home, employ brick flooring. Actual brick is a popular choice for patio paving because of its rustic beauty and long-term durability. As a bonus, it’s budget and DIY-friendly. A brick patio can be installed for $10 to $15 per square foot utilizing two simple methods. Pavers, made of compressed bricks, will be installed immediately on sand or crushed stone. With this procedure, brick pavers are placed on a mortar foundation, laid on a concrete slab with the crushed stone beneath. There are also different patterns you can employ.

The straight-set pattern

Use the straight-set pattern. For a timeless look and a simple installation, this design is made up of horizontal rows of bricks laid on top of each other in a grid. Each brick joint lines up perfectly with the joints above and below it; therefore, it is unnecessary to cut individual bricks before laying them down. Minimalist designs work well in tiny spaces, so consider using a vertical straight set to make your patio appear larger. The long, striped pattern makes a small balcony look significant since the bricks are set vertically rather than horizontally.

The running bond pattern

In both classic and contemporary brick patios, offset brick designs are versatile and visually appealing. Make sure that each row of brick is placed horizontally, so each brick joint is aligned with the midpoint of the following two rows. Make use of a one-third offset design and offset each brick connection by 33% of the distance between bricks below it to create diagonal lines throughout the patio. You’ll need an angle grinder (a portable grinding tool) attached with a diamond blade to cut the bricks before placing them in the pattern, which means you’ll have to trim the bricks before placing them.

The Herringbone pattern

For millennia, this design has been used to create a repeating L-shape arrangement of bricks where one vertical brick touches the edge of a horizontal brick at an angle. Surfaces appear to be vibrating with movement thanks to this fish-skeleton-like design. As a result, it is one of the sturdiest and impact-resistant patio designs, able to endure even the enormous weight of a mower without the bricks crumbling under it.

The whorl pattern

Using the patterns outlined above in a square or rectangular patio or a round or freeform area is possible. Alternatively, use a whorled design with a circular patio to enhance the shape and attract attention to a focal point, such as a dining table or fire pit. Using bricks placed in either a vertical or a horizontal direction, you can create concentric rings for the circular pattern. Fill up the gaps between the rings with individual bricks, requiring more precise measuring and cutting than any other layout.


Brick is a lovely material that will instantly spruce up your patio. As if that wasn’t enough, brick can survive the harshest environments.