Laying the paver
Begin placing the tiles/pavers on the setting bed in the desired pattern, starting at an edge or a 90 degree corner. This will provide a straight line and reduce the need for cutting. Snap a chalk line or set a string line to follow when laying to ensure lines remain straight. Do not walk or kneel on the edges of tiles or near the edges of the paving stone installation, as this may cause them to tilt or sink unevenly.
Some products are manufactured with spacer bars on the side to ensure accurate spacing of the joints. If the style you are using does not have spacer bars, leave a 1.5-3 mm (1/15 - 1/8") space around the product to act as a joint. In non-vehicular applications, architectural tiles and paver slabs can be laid without joints.
To ensure good color distribution, take pieces from several bundles at a time. Remove paving stones in stacks rather than layers. Frequently look at the overall area and ensure good color distribution is being achieved throughout the project.
Cut the units as needed to finish edges. Do not install a cut piece that is less than 1/3 of its original size as pieces this small are likely to break. Instead, cut two larger pieces.
Walk around the project to ensure good color distribution and that none of the units rock back and forth or are significantly lower than the others. Units are easily removed and replaced prior to compacting.
Paver slab installations and most architectural tile installations should not be compacted. However, architectural tiles used in a vehicular application [60 mm (2.36") modules only] must be compacted as above. In order to avoid marring the surface of the StoneTile modules during compaction, we recommend laying Mirafi 140 non-woven geotextile (available from your local landscape supply store) over the tiles prior to compaction.
Once all of the product ahs been installed and compacted (where necessary), sweep the jointing material back and forth over the surface until all the joints are full. In order to keep weeds or grass from growing in the joints, maintain your installation by keeping them filled with sand. Sweeping joint sand into the joints on a yearly basis will reduce the possibility of weed growth. Or, for a lower maintenance option, choose a more durable polymeric sand.