I'm in the process of repairing the paver patio that came with the house we bought. I had add base material, re-screed and compact, and now I'm beginning to set the pavers in place. This is my first paver job, but I decided to alter the original pattern due to a few things I changed in the design (planters, etc). I have one large section where it's going to be a straight bond pattern. Now this is only for a walkway/foot traffic, so is this an acceptable joint? Is the running bond preferred for stability or looks?