• How do I install EasyClean slabs?

    EasyClean slabs are installed in the same way as standard slabs.

    However, the following instructions must be adhered to ensure there is no damage to the coating during the installation process.

    Handling the slabs – EasyClean slabs are supplied with protective glue dots which ensures the slabs do not rub against each other during transportation. If stacking the slabs on site prior to installation, do not remove the glue dots until the slabs have been installed. Never stack the slabs directly on top of each other if the glue dots have been removed as this can damage the coating.

    Compaction of the slabs – Use a rubber mallet to compact the slabs or if using a plate vibrator the kiln dried jointing sand should be applied prior to compacting. The plate vibrator must have a neoprene protective cover to avoid damage to the EasyClean coating. Kiln dried jointing sand is purchased separately to the slabs and is available from Tobermore and Builders Merchants.

    Please note: If you choose to lay the slabs using the rigid / bound construction method extreme care must be taken while jointing the slabs. Any excess mortar or spillages of mortar should be removed immediately from the slab surface.

  • How can I avoid waste when ordering Tobermore paving?

    To avoid waste, please ensure that your contractor accurately measures the area on site before ordering products. In Tobermore’s experience, dimensions taken from a project plan can vary significantly from the final layout.


  • How do I seal Tobermore block paving?

    It is possible to seal block paving with a resin material which combats staining and weed growth and which also enhances colour and appearance. The acrylic sealer is sprayed onto the block paving and forms a ‘skin’ on top of the paving and the jointing material giving an easily maintained finish. The manufacturer’s instructions should always be followed when using any sealing agent.

    View our Tobermore Block Paving Sealer FAQS



  • What questions should I ask a paving contractor?

    Choosing a paving contractor is an important decision. Once you locate a paving contractor near you, you should ask these questions in order to make the best informed decision:

    • How long have they been doing this type of work? 
    • Ask for a written agreement before commencing work. The agreement should include a detailed description of the proposed work and a schedule for completing it. 
    • Can the contractor give you a written guarantee for the quality of their work? 
    • How long will the project take? Make sure you book well in advance – there can often be a lead time of two to three months for this skilled service. 

    Click here to find your nearest registered contractor and get asking those questions today!

  • How do I find a paving contractor?

    Tobermore have a list of registered paving contractors. You can find a paving contractor close to you here.

  • Do Tobermore have installation guidelines for block paving?

    Concrete block paving should be installed to BS 7533 guidelines or you can download here from our “for professionals” section of the site:  https://www.tobermore.co.uk/professional/resources/downloads/

  • What is the recommended bedding / base course for Tobermore concrete block paving?

    Concrete block paving is laid “flexibly” on a bed of sharp sand between 30 and 50mm deep. Concrete block paving can also be laid “rigidly” although this is less common. Laid “rigidly” means laid on a bed of cement mortar.