What is Cambria?
Cambria is a natural quartz surfacing product that has a variety of uses in your home or business such as countertops, floor tile, vanities, fireplace surrounds, wet bars, showers, etc. Cambria is made of pure, natural quartz, one of the hardest and most abundant minerals on Earth. Some of Cambria’s designs have the natural look and feel of granite, marble and other quarried stones, but feature superior performance because of Cambria's strength and durability. It is nonporous and will not absorb food and liquids like granite does. And best of all, it is maintenance-free.
How Does Cambria Compare to Granite?
Cambria is 93% quartz, a natural stone. Quartz is the extremely hard mineral that gives Cambria its strength. Granite is only about 40% to 60% quartz, along with other softer minerals and impurities. With Cambria, you get the look and feel of granite, but receive greater strength and the benefit of it being nonporous and maintenance free. Just wash it with warm water, and use a mild soap if desired. Cambria is stain resistant and never needs sealing or reconditioning. Granite is a porous stone and needs to be sealed regularly with a chemical treatment. It can absorb liquids and food, risking potential staining and bacterial growth within the countertop.
Are all Cambria designs the same price?
All Cambria designs are the same price, with the exception of the Cambria Luxury Collection. The Luxury Collection includes the following designs:
- Brittanicca Gold
- Brittanicca Warm
- White Cliff
- Queen Anne
Are all Cambria finish options the same price?
Cambria offers two finish options: Polished and Matte. All designs are available in both Polished and Matte finish. At this time, the Matte finish is subject to separate pricing, and may be subject to increased lead time requirements. You can learn more about Cambria Matte here.
Are all Cambria edge profiles the same price?
Cambria is first priced by the thickness that is selected. All edge profiles from the 'Classic', 'Traditional' and 'Modern' collections are the same price. Edge profiles from the 'Architectural' collection are priced separately but will be calculated if indicated on your quotation. You can explore all available edge profiles here.
- Cambria creates designs which capture the majestic beauty of quarry-cut stone to deliver to our customers. We think they do a pretty great job- with over 140+ breathtaking designs to choose from, there is no compromise on beauty for performance. You get the look and feel of granite, marble or soapstone but receive a stronger, safer and maintenance-free material
Strength & Durability
- Cambria is 93% quartz, a natural stone. Quartz is the extremely hard mineral that gives Cambria its strength. Granite is only about 40% to 60% quartz, along with other softer minerals and impurities. Granite is a porous stone and needs to be sealed regularly with a chemical treatment. It can absorb liquids and food, risking potential staining and bacterial growth within the countertop. Cambria is durable and more resistant to surface damage than other stone.
- Cambria quartz never needs to be sealed, reconditioned or polished. It is a surface that is truly everlasting, letting our customers enjoy the stunning beauty of natural stone without any of the headaches of quarry-cut countertops. No sealing, polishing or reconditioning is needed. Simply wash with warm water. It's that simple. Plus Cambria will resist stains from common food items such as wine, coffee and tea.
- Cambria has been certified by NSF International as safe for use as a food preparation surface. Cambria is nonporous; therefore, food and moisture cannot penetrate the surface – the main source of growth for harmful bacteria.
- Cambria is a natural stone product that does require seams for any application longer than 121" or wider than 54.5". These seams are generally visible, but often less noticeable than a typical granite seam. Where there are seams the product pattern and shade can change. However; every attempt is made to match pattern and shade as closely as possible.
- With its beauty and performance advantages, a Cambria kitchen countertop or bathroom vanity will add value to your home.
- With Cambria’s Lifetime Limited Warranty, you can rest assured that both we and Cambria stand behind our product.