Laying Patterns

There are many different sealants on the market, providing different finishes and often changing the appearance of the paving. High gloss sealants rarely look 'natural' and can sometimes make the treated surface slippery and unsafe. Polyurethane sealants are best suited to concrete block paving rather than natural stone. If you intend to seal your paving, make sure it is completely dry and free from efflorescence. It may take a period of time to ensure that the bed underneath has fully dried out. Always use a quality natural stone sealer and follow the manufacturer's instructions.