Talk:Tag:surface=paving stones

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I am sorry to start an argument, but as a native (British) English speaker, I would not call block pavers (or paving bricks), "paving stones". I would reserve the term "paving stones" for flat slabs, typically about 300mm x 300mm x 20mm, up to 900mm x 600mm x 30mm, made of natural stone, or concrete.

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Could you consider changing your tag to "surface=paved"? --PeterPan99 (talk) 20:29, 28 December 2019 (UTC)

To clarify - is it about type of surface? Or some other one of what is displayed? Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 22:28, 28 December 2019 (UTC)
There is no scale to that picture, but (to me) it looks like "block paving" (i.e. made of blocks about the size of house bricks), so I would call that "surface=block_paved", or perhaps "surface=paved; paving=block". ...or have I missed the point of your question?--PeterPan99 (talk) 22:38, 28 December 2019 (UTC)
I found an image with a clear scale - - I would tag it as surface=paving_stones. And you would would call that surface=block_paved, or surface=paved + paving=block, right? Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 23:20, 28 December 2019 (UTC)
Yes, exactly that. --PeterPan99 (talk) 11:40, 29 December 2019 (UTC)
I posted on the tagging mailing list to look for more feedback ( - discussion at ) Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 21:37, 8 January 2020 (UTC)
Here are the pictures being discussed:
The first has brick-sized blocks of different gray to orange color, which look like bricks made from clay to me. The tags surface=brick and surface=bricks have been used 3000 and 4000 times each. However, it's hard to tell from a picture: perhaps these are just concrete blocks with color added to look more like brick. The second seems to show brick-shaped concrete blocks, which probably fit the current defintion. Ideally there should be a tag to distinguish between actual stone, concrete blocks and clay bricks. --Jeisenbe (talk) 22:38, 8 January 2020 (UTC)

Crazy paving

When the gaps are filled and leveled, should crazy paving be paving_stones or sett?

--Fernando Trebien (talk) 21:16, 21 March 2021 (UTC)

Stones are also completely flat - I would use surface=paving_stones Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 06:46, 22 March 2021 (UTC)


Would you consider path surfaces made of (ceramic/glazed) tiles to be surface=paving_stones? It seems wrong, somehow, but I also don't see any alternative on the wiki.

--13:33, 26 August 2021 (UTC)Sbjf (talk) 13:33, 26 August 2021 (UTC)