Need advice from stone fabricators
I noticed that the quartzite I selected (madreperola) has a fiberglass protector (netting?) on the back and on the sides. The sides of the slab are all a nice even edge. In discussions with the salesman he mentioned that the slabs are resin coated and explained that is standard practice and said the netting is done by certain suppliers. I told him that I had just read something about resin and that it could come off. He showed me a slab of a different material that had a big hole that was filled with resin and he said that was probably what I had read about.
I did not see any areas on my slab that looked like there were any holes or cracks that were filled. So for those of you in the know, I would like clarification on whether this is a good stone with the way it is protected by the netting on the back and sides or if it is an inferior stone being held together. I can get a refund if I don't want it , so I'd really like to know if I should be alarmed or if it really is standard practice for stones to be resin coated. The other question I have is why would it need to be sealed if it has a resin coating.