Regarding the statement u made.. "I even posted a copied part from a well-known website which backed up my dissing of the '5 blob' method." are you implying you copied the statement dissing the 5 blobs method from a tiling website?? if so you should have at least copied a proper statement from a paving website such as paving expert!! Statement abt 5 blobs method from a tiling website to diss a paving slabs 5 blob method?? While everyone knows the solid bed performs better than the 5 blobs method,, we gave advice to a diyer who would have found using the solid bed method difficult and labour intensive if he didnt have a mixer! its all about using our knowledge and offering the ideal method we felt would help the diyer do a great job! meaning in DIY terms.. a nice flat patio without sticking up corners and wavy patio!