A beautifully laid stone walkway is a striking addition to any home, but what pattern should you lay the stones in? The right pattern will make your walkway pop and feel cohesive, while the wrong pattern can leave things looking chaotic and overwhelming. Don’t worry—in this video, brick mason Gerber Ortiz-Vega breaks down his favorite patterns for stone walkways and offers tips to help you avoid common pitfalls.

Key Takeaways

  • Running bond is a popular, traditional pattern for stone walkways.
  • Herringbone is another pattern you can use if you’re using stones that are all the same size.
  • A random pattern is another option where you use four different size stones and arrange them randomly.

Video Transcript

One pattern that’s very popular for a walkway is running bond. It’s a very traditional pattern. You can use running bond, you can use herringbone if you're using one type of size. My favorite is the random pattern, which is basically where you get four different size stones or a mixture of rectangles and squares and you just randomize them. But the key thing about that pattern is that you don't want too many similar size stones being next to each other.