Siena Beige is quarried from a bedrock quarry in Brazil. The beige undertones of this granite will remain consistent, but the structure and composition of the granite may change from shipment to shipment. The veins vary from gold to rust tones and the overall appearance can vary from sweeping movement to consistency between slabs. During the polishing process, an epoxy resin is applied to the surface of the stone to fill in any natural pits, cracks or fissures that may exist. This does not affect the durability, maintenance or beauty of the stone. It is possible for some of the more minute pits that are too small to effectively hold the resin, to reopen during other finishing stages. However, this will not detract from the overall quality or appearance of the stone. Due to the qualities of the stone, the slabs are book-matched; meaning slab one and slab two will be cut and polished to create a mirror image of each other. These are then kept in sequence, which allows for a consistent flow in pattern. As a natural stone product, it is recommended that it be sealed to extend its longevity.