Chapala is quarried from a bedrock quarry in Mexico. This travertine is produced for Arizona Tile utilizing the full range of production. This means that everything being produced from the block is packed in the crate. Due to this process, there will be noticeable variations in color and movement between pieces, including color range and fill hole size. Therefore, it is important and recommended that a range of this product be viewed before finalizing a purchase. All travertine stones will have natural cavities, or pits, visible in the stone that were developed when carbon dioxide bubbles became trapped during the formation of the stone. Prior to honing, this travertine is filled with a colored cement to fill in these cavities, and due to varying climate conditions, the color of the fill can differ between shipments. As a natural stone product it is recommended that it be sealed to extend its longevity.