It is not difficult to estimate the materials you need for a paving stone patio. You may want to grab a calculator, however. Just follow step-by-step and note that the colored fields will be used again in subsequent calculations.

**Paving Stone Estimating (Using all one shape of stone):**

Calculate Square Feet: (Length in feet) x (Width in feet) = Square Ft.

_____ (length) times _____(width) = _______ square feet

Find the number of stones per square foot for your desired style of paver from below:

For Holland (traditional “brick” shape) the # would be 4.6 stones per square foot. There are 486 stones per pallet.

For Stratford & Heritage Rectangle the # would be 3.6 stones per square foot. There are 270 stones per pallet.

For Stratford & Heritage Square the # would be 2.4 stones per square foot. There are 378 stones per pallet.

For Stratford & Heritage Small Rectangle the # would be 4.8 stones per square foot. There are 504 stones per pallet.

Multiply: (Square Feet) x (# of stones / Square Foot)

________ square feet times _______ = __________ stones

This is the quantity of paving stones you need.

Mixing stone shapes within a patio creates a cobblestone look. As a guide, use the following calculations. Note: if you “soldier course” (use the same shape side-by-side around the edge of the patio), you will need more of that size stone.

**Paving Stone Estimating (Using mixed stones):**

Calculate Square Feet: (Length in feet) x (Width in feet) = Square Ft.

_____ (length) times _____(width) = _______ square feet

Divide the square feet by the number of square feet in the pallets.

For Stratford & Heritage Rectangle there are 111 square feet per pallet.

For Stratford & Heritage Square there are 104 square feet per pallet.

For Stratford & Heritage Small Rectangle there are 104 square feet per pallet.

Example: If I wanted to build a 25’ by 15’ patio and I wanted to use all three Stratford sizes (Rectangle, Square and Small Rectangle), I would calculate my stones this way:

20’ x 15’ = 300 square feet

There are 111 square feet in the Rectangle pallet.

There are 104 square feet in the Small Rectangle pallet.

There are 104 square feet in the Square pallet.

A pallet of each totals 319 square feet.

So I would need 1 pallet of each. (Since I plan on making a soldier course with the Rectangle, I will use more of the Small Rectangles and Squares for the interior of the patio and save Rectangles for the edge. Having a little extra square footage is always a good idea.)

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