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Main / Skills / Paving


Paving is the skill needed to lay pavement over dirt to create roads, floors in your house, or simply for aesthetic pleasure.

Items required

Pavement Type Material Used Image
Cobblestone Stone brick Cobblestone.png
Gravel Stone shards Gravel3.png
Marble bricks (pavement) Marble brick Marble bricks.png
Marble slabs Marble slab Marble Slabs.png
Pottery bricks Pottery brick Pottery bricks.png
Rough cobblestone Colossus brick Rough cobblestone.png
Round cobblestone Rounded stone Round cobblestone.png
Sandstone bricks Sandstone brick Sandstone bricks.png
Sandstone slabs Sandstone slab Sandstone slabs.jpg
Slate bricks Slate brick Slate bricks.png
Slate slabs Slate slab Slate slabs.png
Stone slabs Slab Stone slabs.png
Wooden planks Floor boards Floor board.png


Packing dirt is the first paving action required to add any type of pavement. Paving is then added to this packed dirt, except for floor boards, which may be laid on dirt or marsh. Activate the item you want to pave with, then right-click the tile and choose Pave.

Note: You can also right-click a paved tile and select Re-pave > Tile or Nearest corner

Higher paving skill and higher quality paving items give a faster completion timer.

Removing paving

Paved tiles may be cultivated back to dirt by equipping a shovel and choosing 'Destroy pavement'. Body strength of 20 and a digging skill of 10 is required for destroying pavement. Stone slabs can only be removed or terraformed by a player with 21 Body strength. Destroying pavement gives digging skill and the length of time it takes to remove the pavement is also based on this digging. Removing paving from tiles inside tunnels requires a crowbar.

Diagonal paving

Selecting "Pave nearest corner" will pave half of the tile diagonally depending on the paving type being laid and where the player is standing.

The entire tile will be considered paved for the purpose of things like walking speed, but the unpaved corners will take on the graphical appearance of the tiles next to them.

Subterranean paving

Paving underground(in mines) can be done by first reinforcing the mine floor. To reinforce, activate a support beam, right-click the floor tile, and choose Reinforce. After the tile is reinforced, apply 1 mortar to the reinforcement by activating the mortar, right-clicking the tile, and choosing Prepare. Once the tile is prepared, you're able to perform normal above-ground paving methods (all above options are available underground as well).

It should be noted that paving diagonally is not possible underground.

Bridge paving

Paving the surface of a completed bridge can be done similarly to subterranean paving. After the bridge is completed, you must apply mortar to the bridge's surface. After the roadway is prepared, you can then apply the paving type of your choosing.

House floors

Paving is also used to build house floor plans. The minimum skill requirements are:

Skill Floor
0 Wooden plank floor (0 paving required, but 5 carpentry skill required)
21 Stone brick floor, Stone slab floor, Sandstone slab floor
25 Pottery brick floor
30 Slate slab floor
40 Marble slab floor

In addition, a certain level of paving is required to build these kinds of floors at a given level/altitude. The paving skill required in these cases is the same as listed on the table for Multi-story housing.

Characteristics trained

See: Characteristics


  • Roadbuilder at 50 skill
  • Road Engineer at 70 skill
  • Road Warrior at 90 skill
  • World Connector at 100 skill

Additional Notes

  • It is possible to pave underwater.
  • Paving can be done while moving, so long as you do not move too far away (two tiles) from the tile you are currently working on.

See also