Rectangular paving stones are offset halfway along parallel or at an angle of 45 degrees to the lateral boundary to create a rectangular paving. In these dressings, the individual paving stones are the same size, which always includes a tolerance of two centimeters when using natural stone. At the end edges of the row formation, a whole so-called Binder stone and a half paving stone are set. For diagonally set rectangular or square paving stones, the straight-sided end edge of the road, the path or the square is achieved by means of pentagonal paving stones or so-called pebbles. In rectangular paving stones made of natural stone also helping filling materials such as small quarry, pebbles or boulders are used.

## Ornamental patterns with different stone sizes and mirror arrangements

The rectangular paving can also be laid or set with paving stones of different sizes. A classic structure is the Roman bandage, in which a deliberate asymmetry forms the pattern. The rectangular and square paving stones have no cross joints, because they are offset over the entire surface of the rectangular plaster to each other and neighboring stones are always different sizes. This breaks all joints after short distances. If the rectangle plaster is placed on large areas in the Roman Union, there is often a recurring basic element, which follows these rules also at the meeting sides to the neighboring element. A symmetrical structure of a rectangular plaster is the decorative bandage, in which rectangular paving stones are rotated together at right angles.

## The cheapest type of concrete paving

The simple industrial production of rectangular and square concrete paving stones makes the rectangular paving cheap. The simplest versions, which are not designed for heavy loads such as driving on vehicles, start at single-digit square meter prices. Colored paving stones, particularly viable variants and natural stone cost from concrete to 25 euros, from natural stone to sixty euros.