Slabs are blocks that allow the player to change elevation without jumping. They are not as compact as stairs, requiring twice the horizontal space for an equivalent change in elevation. Unlike stairs, slabs do not stop the player's sprinting, which makes vertical elevation equally quick and horizontal speed twice as fast as stairs while sprinting on slabs. Upside-down slabs occupy the top half of their block space rather than the bottom half. To place a slab upside-down, right-click on the bottom of a "ceiling" block, which can be removed after the slab has been placed. All six types of slab have the same data values; like wood and colored wool, they are differentiated by their damage values: stone slabs have a damage value of 0, sandstone slabs are 1, wooden slabs are 2, cobblestone slabs are 3, bricks are 4, and stone bricks are 5.