Classic Kitchen Design: Black & White Kitchens

Black and white kitchens are classic for a reason - they never get old! While we are all for the current trend towards colourful kitchens, we will never stop appreciating the simple glamour of a black & white kitchen. If you’re looking to renovate your home in a way that will look fresh for years to come, a small colour palette in neutral tones is a great option. The wonderful thing about a black and white kitchen is that while it is certainly neutral, it can be as dramatic or as subdued as suits your personal preference. Today we’re sharing three incredible spaces with a simple black & white colour scheme, but each with a completely different look & feel.

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Featured Design: Swanbridge link

Above, this incredible kitchen is the perfect modern traditional space. Design choices like Shaker cabinet doors & elegant woodworking keep this space feeling traditional and familiar. The herringbone backsplash is a classic material in a timeless patttern that helps the space feel cohesive. Gold accents are super on-trend at the moment, and lets this space feel fun and glamorous. However; 10, 15 or 20 years down the road these accents are relatively easy and inexpensive to swap out for a completely different feel, making this design an excellent long term investment. Of course, the Cambria countertops will still look as beautiful then as they do now,

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Featured Design: Blackpool Matte link

Above, this kitchen is a minimalist masterpiece. Cambria’s Blackpool Matte design is a serene & luxe look which elevates the simple wooden backsplash & neutral wood cabinets. Using both a black countertop & backsplash is a bold design choice - but in this space it has absolutely paid off! By including warmer tones in the cabinets and accessories, this space feels like a zen modern space - both minimal but also welcoming. When using black and white, accents feel magnified because of their relative uniqueness in the space, which means simple changes to accessories will have a big impact on the feel of your kitchen!

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Featured Designs: Brittanicca Matte & Cambria Black Matte link

Lastly, above, we have an ultra-modern monochrome kitchen. We love the futuristic & clean feel of this kitchen! This design is completely black and white, and features chrome faucets for a sleek look. Because the cabinets & backsplash are so simple, we love the gorgeous choice of a dramatic Brittanicca island to create directionality and organic movement in the space! Both the island and perimeter countertops are in Cambria’s Matte finish, which adds warmth and a soft-touch feel that softens the look of this contemporary design.

We hope you enjoyed seeing how a single colour palette can be taken in 3 different design directions!

Dark Magic: The Black Marble Collection

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Featured Design: Huntley link

There’s no doubt about it - natural stones like granite & marble are beautiful. We love the way natural stone combines the infinite shades of nature with a plethora of different degrees of movement & veining. What we don’t love, however; is the maintenance & porosity of all natural stone. We believe homes (especially high-traffic areas like kitchens and bathrooms) are for living - not for worrying about staining or chipping your countertops! Combining our love of durability & warranty with desire for the most innovative & extensive shade range available, is why we believe Cambria is the perfect choice for any project.

Responding to consumer demands is a forte of Cambria - its clear from their near 150 design choices and 2 different finish options that you’re likely to have more choice in design with a quartz surface than you would even at a stone shop. Regardless, one thing is abundantly clear - consumers love marble. The soft movement or dramatic veining, shades from soft white to deepest black, the Cambria Marble collection has something for everyone. With over 25 different designs to choose from, it is also both the most popular collection for homeowners, and the most well-rounded. In addition to the Marble collection, Cambria has also recently created a new collection, Black Marble.

In response to a growing shift in the design industry to deeper, moodier & more dramatic spaces, the Black Marble collection features marble-look designs with dramatic depth & movement. We hope sharing these designs today inspires & excites you as much as it does us!

Bentley

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Featured Design: Bentley

A white background is intersected with bold, translucent black and charcoal veins with muted light gray spatters and cross veins dispersed throughout.

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Featured Design: Bentley link

Featured Design: Bentley  link

Featured Design: Bentley link

Mayfair

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Featured Design: Mayfair

A sedate white-cream background with intermixed splashes of pale blue, navy, and gray is accented with a smattering of tan and taupe throughout.

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Featured Design: Mayfair link

Featured Design: Mayfair  link

Featured Design: Mayfair link

Huntley

Featured Design: Huntley

Featured Design: Huntley

A white, creamy base etched with fine lines hosts scatterings of warm, walnut-brown accents and gradated gray splotches to create an abstract composition that invites closer inspection.

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Featured Design: Huntley link

Featured Design: Huntley  link

Featured Design: Huntley link

Islington

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Featured Design: Islington

A dramatic sea of navy and shallow blue tones is bestrewn with pale floating bergs and dense gray islands and peninsulas.

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Featured Design: Islington link

Featured Design: Islington  link

Featured Design: Islington link

Marwell

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Featured Design: Marwell

Rich, warm walnut-brown, dark grays, and neutral creams swirl and coalesce into a dense medley of fascinating shapes and tones.

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Featured Design: Marwell link

Featured Design: Marwell  link

Featured Design: Marwell link

Golden Dragon

Featured Design: Golden Dragon

Featured Design: Golden Dragon

Elegant midnight black and sparkling golden currents flow harmoniously across this tantalizing design, interspersed with white highlights cresting across the wave tops.

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Why Cambria & Quartz Craft

A renovation is always an investment of both time an money. When deciding what you want to include in your project, considering who you want to work with is just as important as deciding what materials you want to use. Quartz Craft understands that your home is likely the space you will invest the most into, and we want you to be absolutely thrilled with the end result. That’s why we supply & install Cambria Surfaces - we believe in the product, as well as the warranty that accompanies it.

Why Quartz Craft?

There are many reasons to choose Quartz Craft to install your Cambria Surfaces, namely experience, customer service, and quality of workmanship. These principals are what have led us to be the top-rated Cambria provider in Ontario, based on customer feedback. If you’d like to learn more about what makes Quartz Craft different than other providers, click here.

Why Cambria?

Beauty

  • 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.

Maintenance Free

  • 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.

Food Safe

  • 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. 

Seams

  • 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.

Everlasting Value

  • With its beauty and performance advantages, a Cambria kitchen countertop or bathroom vanity will add value to your home.

Guaranteed

Golden Age: Cambria & Modern Bath Design

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Featured Design: Levven

The timeless look of old-school glamour has a few hallmarks. Firstly, golden, gilded & gleaming hardware. Second, a heavy dose of dramatic and glamorous black, which makes gold pop and white look ultra-crisp. Third, geometric lines, strong shapes & repeating patterns. We’ve seen a huge shift toward classic ‘20s styles in the last few years, and today we ere able to round up a few absolutely stunning Cambria-clad bathrooms which incorporate many of these classic design elements, in their own uniquely modern ways.

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Featured Design: Rose By Design: Sire Design.

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Rose Bay: A white foundation is infused with robust black marble veining, creating a striking abstract effect where opposites definitely attract.

The bathroom can be a great space to go a little more dramatic than you may be comfortable with in larger spaces. While still a large investment, the smaller scale of these rooms means that ultra luxe finishes can have a huge impact, and a little goes a long way!

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Featured Design: Levven Design: The Frances Chicago John Stoffer and Maura Stoffer.

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Levven: Muscular currents of gray, black, and white surge like tumbling river currents trying to break free from the determined grasp of rocky banks.

Each of these spaces features a stunning Cambria design feature. From wall cladding, vanity tops & backsplash to a custom-made, entirely Cambria vanity, each of these bathrooms showcases a way in which Cambria can be used to create your dream bathroom. Wherever your design takes you, there’s a perfect Cambria design & flawless Quartz Craft install to bring it into reality.

Featured Design: Summerhill Design:   Jaclyn Peters Design

Featured Design: Summerhill Design: Jaclyn Peters Design

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Summerhill: Calm and serene with dramatic accents, Summerhill is named for the Welsh coastal village where stately clouds drift gently out to sea across a silver-dappled sky.

As always, because Cambria is both stain & scratch resistant, it is an awesome choice for a high-traffic area like a bathroom. Whether designing a space for your own use, or a commercial space, you can rest assured that Cambria will make clean-up a breeze - just use soap and water! Because Cambria is non-porous, it is also excellent for frequently damp areas - a healthy choice for your home.

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Featured Design: Mersey Design By: Design: Krista Watterworth

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Mersey: Mersey is a deep, glassy black daubed throughout with white streaks that flash like lightning against a starless night sky.

Understated Sophistication: The Desert Collection

One of the most exciting things about choosing Cambria for your home or commercial project is choosing which design will complement your space best. With over 145 designs to choose from, there is bound to be something perfect!

Often, a great way to start narrowing down which design is right for your project is to first determine either which colour you desire (i.e: knowing a predominantly white or grey toned design is your first choice) or by how much movement you want within the design itself. For example, if you know you want dramatic veining for bold impact, the Marble, Oceanic or Coastal Collections are a great place to start. If, however; you’re looking for something subtle, but with the incredible performance only Cambria can offer, we suggest giving the Desert Collection a closer look.

The Desert Collection is Cambria’s most understated collection of designs. Featuring powder-fine granules of quartz, these beautiful toned designs feature absolutely no movement - meaning no veining across the surface, and very little variation of tone throughout the design. Although these designs are composed of tiny particles of quartz, the amazing innovation of Cambria’s manufacturing process ensures that these designs perform the same as those of any other collection - they are still 93% pure, white quartz, have the same stain and scratch resistance & non-porous nature of all Cambria products. Guaranteed.

Today we’re sharing 3 of our favourite designs from the Desert Collection, because sometimes these understated designs get a little overlooked! But in the right setting, there’s no question these designs truly shine.

Kentmere

Offering a creamy, understated elegance, Kentmere™ is a buttery-yellow beige confection that emanates simplicity and serenity like life in the quiet English countryside.

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Featured Design: Kentmere link

Featured Design: Kentmere  link

Featured Design: Kentmere link

Winterbourne

Soft and sophisticated, Winterbourne™ presents dignified tones of marbled, dove-gray that soothe the eye and calm the spirit.

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Featured Design: Winterbourne link

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Featured Design: Winterbourne link

Hadley

Dauntless and self-assured with a jaunty nautical flair, Hadley™ is inspired by the deep blue skies and faint winking stars high over Hadley Wood near Hertfordshire in southern England.

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Featured Design: Hadley link

Featured Design: Hadley  link

Featured Design: Hadley link

Be Bold: 3 Statement Cambria Looks

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Whether your overall design is subtle and soothing, or bold and brave; there’s a Cambria design to complement your vision perfectly. While we love a calm & welcoming design scheme very much, today is about 3 ways you can up the energy of any space by incorporating Cambria. While all three of these ideas are absolutely translatable to a softer design (think Delgatie, Torquay, Swanbridge for starters), they look incredible with the bold looks chosen by their respective designers.

Our first recommendation is for a one-of-a-kind piece of furniture in a statement colour. The design collections which tend to have the most dramatic movement and colour are the Marble, Oceanic and Coastal collection. These collections feature heavy organic veining and a selection of tones & finishes to suit any space. Ask us today about a custom piece for your home!

The second way to add a bold splash to your space is to consider a number of coordinating features in the same design as they did in this stunning bathroom. Cladding both the bathtub, vanity top & backsplash in Cambria’s Oakmoor design creates a striking statement that feels both bold and cohesive.

Our last suggestion for a bold look in yuur home is to consider the vertical. Using Cambria in an unexpected way is a twofold design statement - a super luxe material in a bold design used vertically is about as striking as you can get! This gorgeous kitchen uses Skara Brae on both the large center island and as ceiling-height backsplash behind their stovetop. Handily, the stain-resistance of Cambria makes it a practical choice for this area as well as a truly beautiful design feature.

When it comes to Cambria when installed by Quartz Craft, your imagination is truly the limit. We love taking your vision and making it into a reality - ask us today how we can help!

Deliver the Drama: Backlit Designs

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Most homeowners are looking to create unique spaces that reflect their personal taste. Cambria and Quartz Craft understand this. With Cambria’s huge palette of designs to choose from & Quartz Craft’s incredible workmanship & experience, we install Cambria in some truly incredible ways. The designers and K&B’s we work with are always pushing the boundaries of design innovation, and we’re happy to meet the challenge.

One way that Cambria stands out from the rest is by offering 3 designs which can be backlit. These three designs can be used as paneling, or be custom cut to reflect a logo, coat of arms or abstract design. Lit from behind, these designs truly glow in a magnificent way.

The three designs which can be backlit are:

New Brighton

Smooth and supple like the well-worn steps of Wales’ historic New Brighton Lighthouse, this stone has all the depth and movement of marble. New Brighton is adorned in stately shades of tan and taupe, touched by swirls of cream.

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Above, two examples of the gorgeous warmth of New Brighton when lit from behind. Backlit designs are perfect for spaces like wine cellars & bars. Commercial applications such as boardrooms & reception desks are also incredible spaces to stand out from the crowd with a custom backlit design.

Myddleton

A translucent, whitish-gray, crystal-like base is adorned with white wisps and large brushstrokes to create exceptional depth and character.

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Baybridge

A white neutral transparent foundation is underscored with a dappling of fine-grain crystals.

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While each of these designs can be backlit - and look incredible - they are also stunning when used conventionally. With the same quality, purity and durability of all Cambria designs, they perform in exactly the same way as any other design choice. These designs are non-porous, maintenance free, stain resistant, scratch resistant & available in either Matte or High Gloss finishes - plus the added option of translucent backlit drama! Contact us today to learn more, view samples & find out how to include Cambria in your next home or commercial project.

Happy New Year! 2019 Top Kitchen Trends

Happy New Year! As we move into the first few weeks of 2019, many of us will be thinking about home improvements we plan to make this year. One of the keys to a successful renovation is adequate planning - knowing what style, colours, textures & products you want to include in your project before you start is essential, not only to reduce decision-making during your project but also so your timeline proceeds smoothly. Pacing your project means you aren’t waiting for materials or products to arrive, and gets you into your new space faster!

To plan the timing of your Cambria countertop, keep in mind that between template (when we arrive at your house to measure your custom countertops) and install is about a 2.5 week lead time. When you place your order, you can request your template date for when your cabinets are completely installed. Remember, once we have measured for your countertops, no cabinetry can be moved or adjusted. Placing your order early increases the likelihood that you will receive your requested template date! We have a complete list of how you can prepare for template & install here. Of course, choosing reliable & competent trades is also essential to a smooth project - and with 20+ years in the countertop industry & the best Cambria customer service rating in Ontario, Quartz Craft is the natural choice for your home.

Part of planning your project is of course considering your kitchen or bath’s aesthetic! We’re sharing our 3 top trends for 2019. Read on to see if any of these trends will make the cut for your home!

1) Colour

The first thing we expect to see in 2019 is more colour. There’s no doubt that the white kitchen still reins supreme in design, but a notable shift is underway. Deeper tones are certainly trending - think rich navy and deep greens - but also taupe, warm cream and dark grey are making appearances. Significantly, warmer tones will be something we see moving forward - both in wood cabinetry and in accent colours.


2) Less Metallic Accents


The mix of metals has been a huge trend for the last few years - and one we personally love! However; in 2019 we think the use of multiple metals is on the way out. Hardware in either one tone only, or in a non-metallic accent will be more common. A more streamlined approach to design is the motivation behind this shift - people are looking for classic, minimal spaces which feel relaxing and calm. One way to create a cohesive space is to use a simple design structure - and one finish for faucets, lighting, appliances and cabinet hardware is a simple way to achieve this.

3) Dark Appliances

This is one trend we think is exciting, but a big departure! With the release of multiple shades of stainless steel (Whirlpool’s Susnset Bronze finish is a must see as well), we think more and more people are going to opt for the Blackened Stainless Steel finishes. Sophisticated, deep and moody, these appliances will dovetail beautifully with the trend for more & richer colours. Only time will tell if dark appliances make a true comeback, but we’re excited to see the new designs which incorporate these chic machines!

Simple Seasonal Decor: Festive Winter

The festive season is well and truly upon us! While we love this time of year for its shimmering lights & decorated trees, today we’re sharing understated and winter-inspired decor ideas. These simple, quick and elegant ideas are awesome for anyone celebrating a toned-down festive season, or simply want to bring a little bit of the frosty beauty of winter indoors at this time of year.

This gorgeous white-on-white kitchen really nails seasonal decor, without going over the top. We love the fresh boughs of evergreen paired with a simple felt garland. Placing an understated feature like this next to a high-use area is such a great idea - it might make washing the dishes just a little more fun! If you’re loving the white-on-white scheme of this space, try pairing your white cabinets & tile with Cambria’s stunning White Cliff or Whitehall designs. With a white countertop its imperative to trust the stain-resistance of your product, and Cambria is simply unmatched when it comes to durability & stain-resistance.

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We love this sweet idea! It is perfectly elegant, seasonal and super easy to do. We could even see this being a fun craft idea to share with the kiddos in your life. Paired with gorgeous Edison-style bulbs, this is frosty, seasonal and bright. This wide windowsill affords the perfect place to perch a few seasonal candles. Did you know we can also install custom window thresholds? For the ultimate luxury touch in your kitchen or bathroom, a windowsill in a matching or coordinating Cambria designs is a fabulous option.

This simple idea is perfect for a minimalist home. Bare branches, pine cones and candles are the quintessential winter decor accessories. We also can’t help but eye that gorgeous coffee table. While we often think of Cambria just for the kitchen or bathroom, we also highly recommend it for your hardest-working furniture. Coffee tables are especially high-use articles of furniture, often home to food and drink on a daily basis. Ask us about a custom Cambria piece for an existing coffee table base you might have - it is super easy to make a chic & durable switch!

It doesn’t get easier than this! Simply adding a sprig of evergreen to your existing decor is a no-fail solution to seasonal decor. We love this homeowner’s eclectic collection of vintage rolling pins! Adding a touch of winter is just the icing on the cake. If you love the look of this countertop, we recommend either Cambria’s Rosedale or Berwyn designs. Both stunning designs feature this distinctive marbled movement, but guarantee performance & a safe and healthy food preparation surface for your home.

If you have any questions, want to see samples of any Cambria design or are ready to get started with your custom countertop project, contact our friendly staff today! We’re happy to help, no matter what stage of your project you’re at.

Earthy & Soothing: 3 Gorgeous New Designs

Rounding out the fall collection of design additions from Cambria, we are excited to share 3 additiona; designs. These, like all Cambria designs are surpassingly beautiful & composed of Cambria’s signatuer premium pure, white quartz. As any chef knows, the quality of the meal is dictated by both the quality of ingredients & skill of preparation. When you purchase a Cambria countertop from Quartz Craft Countertops, you can be assured that you are receiving a superior product and a superior install. Beautiful craftsmanship & friendly service are Quartz Craft’s hallmark, and when you add the durability, warranty and maintenance-free properties of Cambria, its a recipe for a lifetime of enjoyment in your kitchen or bathroom.

Without further ado, here are the 3 designs we are pleased to share:

Clairidge

Graceful striations of tan, walnut-brown, cream, black, and gray flow in parallel layers with dark veins that cut across the grain.


Myddleton

A translucent, whitish-gray, crystal-like base is adorned with white wisps and large brushstrokes to create exceptional depth and character. This design can be backlit.


Baybridge

A white neutral transparent foundation is underscored with a dappling of fine-grain crystals. This design can be backlit.







Warm & Luxurious: Introducing 3 Inviting Designs

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Ensuring the perfect match for components of your space is critical to the success of your design. Cambria offers the most comprehensive palette of designs available, because leading the market with beautiful designs is part of their ethos. Offering cutting edge designs with the same unbeatable durability, strength & maintenance-free properties makes a Cambria countertop the natural choice for your home.

Today, we’re introducing 3 new designs. These designs are rich, opulent & dramatic. We hope you love them as much as we do!

Golden Dragon

Elegant midnight black and sparkling golden currents flow harmoniously across this tantalizing design, interspersed with white highlights cresting across the wave tops.

Huntley

A white, creamy base etched with fine lines hosts scatterings of warm, walnut-brown accents and gradated gray splotches to create an abstract composition that invites closer inspection.

Marwell

Rich, warm walnut-brown, dark grays, and neutral creams swirl and coalesce into a dense medley of fascinating shapes and tones.

Cool Is The New Hot: Welcoming 3 Stunning New Designs

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Today we are very excited to introduce 3 stunning new designs to the Cambria Design Palette. These three designs are sophisticated, cool tones and the perfect fit for a dramatic yet refined space. Read on to be introduced!

Black, navy, and other blues are the new colors to choose to create an ambiance that’s cool, composed, and on trend for your kitchen or bath. Bentley™ offers classic black and white style artistically updated in a brand new way. Islington™ and Mayfair™ present up-to-the-minute elegance and versatility to harmonize beautifully with other popular colors and fashionable mixed-metal treatments.

Bentley

A white background is intersected with bold, translucent black and charcoal veins with muted light gray spatters and cross veins dispersed throughout.

Islington

A dramatic sea of navy and shallow blue tones is bestrewn with pale floating bergs and dense gray islands and peninsulas.

Mayfair

A sedate white-cream background with intermixed splashes of pale blue, navy, and gray is accented with a smattering of tan and taupe throughout.

Subtle & Smoky - Gorgeous Grey Designs

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Grey is one of the hottest shades in kitchen & bath design. Both neutral & sophisticated, using grey is an excellent way to strike a balance of drama & utility in any space. Cambria offers a stunning array of grey designs, from deepest charcoal to lightest fog, so we know you’ll find the right design for your project. We’re sharing 5 of our favourite grey designs here today to give you a peek at the beautiful stable of grey shades we have to offer.

Roxwell

Resolute bands of stately gray pebbled with notes of black, slate, and cream recall the dignified stone walls of the 14th-century Anglican church in the village of Roxwell.

Seagrove

Like the fitful waters of a windy English bay, Seagrove recalls restless silver-capped waves roiling across a deep foamy sea with undercurrents of green lurking beneath the surface.

Clareanne

Elegant and flowing, this calming design features a soft-gray background with end-to-end linear white threads that weave a lasting tribute to the village from which it takes its name.

Carrick

Meaning rock or rocky place in Gaelic, Carrick™ imparts memories of the stony gray walls of ancient castles standing resolute in the kingdom of Galloway where one of Scotland’s most famous kings Robert the Bruce held the Earldom of Carrick. 

Fieldstone

Resembling the weather-beaten fieldstone walls that ramble through the English countryside, this striking shade of slate gray is an impactful neutral that is true and timeless.

Along with offering the most beautiful countertops in the world, Quartz Craft Countertops provides first class service & stunning workmanship. Our signature is a flawless install and friendly, knowledgeable staff who help you along this important part of your renovation. Contact us today to get started!

Design Spotlight: Cambria Matte Finish

With beauty you have to feel to believe, Cambria Matte provides a silky-smooth, low-sheen alternative to Cambria’s standard high gloss finish.

Cambria Matte surfaces are imbued with the same durability, easy-care convenience and nonabsorbency of Cambria's high gloss surfaces. This gives you the same incredible everlasting surface with an entirely new sensory experience.  

Cambria Matte is available in all 146 stunning designs. Currently, 21 designs are available for order with our standard 2.5 week lead time. The remaining 131 designs are available for order with a 6-8 week lead time.

The standard lead time Matte finish designs are as follows: 

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Cambria® designs are available in high gloss and Cambria Matte™ finishes to expand your design options and opportunities. Each finish offers incredible beauty and unmatched durability with no maintenance, easy-care convenience, and superior stain resistance. All backed by our Full Lifetime Warranty to ensure years of flawless service.

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Don’t be fooled. With a soft, luxurious luster, Cambria Matte™ finish is just as hard and strong as our high gloss finish to give you exceptional scratch and chip resistance for life. Ifyou want to feel the difference of the beautiful Matte finish, feel free to stop by our office to see for yourself! We’re open to the public Mon-Fri, 8:30 am -5 pm.

Subtle & Soft: Our 3 Favourite Soft Whites

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Whether you’re interested in a dark and dramatic kitchen, or want to create a light and airy space, and white toned countertop can be an excellent way to add contrast or layer tones. In fact, our most popular designs are consistently from the white family. While you might be looking for a bold white with lots of movement (if you are, we highly recommend checking out our wide variety of Marble collection designs), most often our clients are looking for a soft accent to add texture, interest and shade to their overall kitchen design. We’re sharing our three favourite subtle white designs today, in case this is right up your ally.

Of course, while there are many white quartz, quartzite & marble products on the market today, only the purity and strength of Cambria’s pure white quartz can provide the scratch resistance, stain resistance & maintenance free properties for a worry-free top. If you’re interested in a marble look with a soft-touch feel, each of these designs looks incredible in our Cambria Matte finish. Contact us today to learn more.

Without further ado, here are our top 3 subtle white designs:

Torquay


An instant classic, Torquay offers a beautiful marble-like appearance that’s both posh and continental, much like this English Riviera town itself.

Swanbridge

A marbled background with grays and pinpoints of charcoal summon up images of the stony beach along Sully Island where pirates walked within sight of the Welsh hamlet of Swanbridge in the Vale of Glamorgan.

Weybourne

Subtle and constant, this self-assured design calls to mind the enduring stone remains of an old Augustinian priory founded around 1200 AD in the ancient coastal village of Weybourne in North Norfolk. 

Dark & Dramatic: Moody Kitchen Cabinets

There is something incredibly luxurious about deep, sumptuous colours in a home. They help a space feel warm yet chic, and add a heavy dose of drama to any space. We’re rounding up some of our recent favourite examples of dark colours used right - specifically in the kitchen.

Since the kitchen is likely the biggest investment you will make in your home, it is absolutely imperative that you choose design features which you love. We’re sharing 5 kitchens today that make it clear their homeowners love dramatic dark colours & upscale design!

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Above, this incredible kitchen features some of our favourite elements. Cult classic Cambria Brittanicca is the superstar central focus of this space in our beautiful Matte surface finish. The choice of a Matte finish in this space really elevates the already sophisticated choices. Soft-touch and silky smooth, the Matte finish is the best way to enjoy the modern industrial trend for low-sheen surfaces, without the headache, maintenance and fragility of other materials.

We love this modern farmhouse kitchen! Classic elements are layered expertly to create a space which feels both unique yet approachable. Dark cabinets are essential in this space to draw together the black accented French doors & fixtures. The herringbone floor is a special way to make a familiar material feel fresh and modern.

If you love the look of this space, but prefer the durability, warranty & maintenance free properties of Cambria, we would suggest: Ironsbridge, Ella, Brittanicca

Above, this space uses a rich deep olive tone on the cabinets. While still dark, moody and bold, the green tone of these cabinets is softer than a crisp black. We love that they still anchor the space, but don’t feel heavy or overwhelming. It appears that this kitchen is on the smaller side - so using a softer dark neutral like olive was a clever way to keep this space from feeling too visually heavy.

If you love the look of this space, but prefer the durability, warranty & maintenance free properties of Cambria, we would suggest: White Cliff, Whitehall, Swanbridge. We also think that Skara Brae would look incredible with the olive cabinets.

In this bar area, the designers really had fun! There are a lot of design elements - but due to the small scale of this area and the high ceilings, it works! Deep navy cabinets pop against brushed gold hardware, while the deep tones of the lowers are carried through to the ceiling by glossy black subway tile! We love this bold area, and think that mitered edge countertop is an excellent way to visually separate cabinets from dramatic tile.

If you love the look of this space, but prefer the durability, warranty & maintenance free properties of Cambria, we would suggest: Delgatie, Swanbridge, Weybourne or Torquay

Lastly, this space is a gorgeous example of how dark cabinets can still allow a space to feel spacious, bright and airy. These navy cabinets look crisp and chic paired with bright white and marble design elements. Weathered wood floors and blonde floating shelves complete this gorgeous space.

If you love the look of this space, but prefer the durability, warranty & maintenance free properties of Cambria, we would suggest: Ironsbridge, Ella, Brittanicca

We hope you loved these kitchens as much as we did!

Design Spotlight: Skara Brae

One of the most delicious things about design is the constant evolution. There are absolutely tried and true classics - a white kitchen will always be elegant and chic, while grey tones always look sophisticated, and black always adds a heavy dose of drama to a space. But while these are universal design truths, the subtle shifts in design are also what can make a space feel incredibly special. Most homeowners are looking to create a space that works specifically for them. They want their lifestyle and tastes reflected in their home - as they absolutely should!

So while classic design is never a misstep, adding a twist to your space’s finishes is an excellent way to create a space as unique as you are.

That’s why we love Cambria’s designs Skara Brae. Skara Brae reflects so much of what we love about Cambria - incredible design innovation paired with unmatched beauty and performance that results in a truly spectacular finish. Skara Brae is unquestionably a classic choice for your space - but like so many great designs, it has its own personality unlike any other.

Set against a bone-white marbled backdrop, Skara Brae features bold translucent olive green veins that plunge in various directions with subtle white and black tributaries interspersed throughout.

Skara Brae dives into a whole new palette of neutrals - earth tones that are warm yet cool, strong yet soft. The large scale veining brings plenty of drama and movement, but the colours are still soothing and natural. We love this new direction of neutrals - dusky greens and bronze tones feel like a refreshing shift after the predominantly cool toned greys & whites of the last decade.

If you are looking for a design which is breathtakingly unique yet plays well with nearly any colour palette, we would encourage you to visit our office to view a sample of Skara Brae today!

Autumnal Inspiration: Kitchen Decor Ideas

As the seasons shift, we find ourselves drawn to making subtle decor changes to help celebrate autumn! This brief time in the year is so full of bounty, as all of the fields are emptied and begin to spend more time indoors. We’ve collected a few examples of modern and understated fall kitchen decor ideas to help inspire.

This gorgeous farmhouse kitchen has a moody feel thanks to the gorgeous vintage rug & deep maroon seasonal flowers. Switching out your kitchen runner is a great way to change the colour story of your space without a huge investment of time or a lot of countertop clutter! Topping this simple & sophisticated styling off with layered light toned pumpkins is the perfect finishing touch.

If you prefer a light & airy autumnal nod, we love this little vignette for its cozy yet soft feel! Eucalyptus leaves, weathered brick & natural elements bring the outdoors for a casual farmhouse feel.

Even in a minimal or modern space, the seasons can be acknowledged. While a simple vase of eucalyptus is understated and refined, it pairs beautifully with simple stacked cutting boards to add warmth to this gorgeous modern kitchen.

This tablescape is the definition of modern traditional styling! Rich tones and glimmering metallic accents look incredible paired with simple white plates & leather wrapped napkin rings. The combination of natural textures and a dark backdrop with the stunning flower arrangement makes this a feast for the eyes!

With similar elements but a completely different visual result, this tablescape uses ripe berry tones paired with white pumpkins as the cornerstone of its style. We love the rustic & cheerful imagery of the plates paired with a sensational seasonal floral arrangement. Gorgeous!

We hope you enjoyed this round up of some stunning autumnal kitchen decor!

Why Cambria?

Why Cambria?

With so many products & manufacturers available, we understand that the modern consumer has plenty of options when it comes to countertops. While there are nearly countless options, we thought we’d share our reasons for offering Cambria Quartz as our exclusive product. Quartz Craft Countertops chooses to supply & install Cambria as our sole offering because we believe in the value and quality of Cambria above all else. We believe Cambria is also the best choice for our customers! From durability to warranty, Cambria & Quartz Craft support our customers in a way no other manufacturer & supplier do. Read on to learn more!

Beauty

  • 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.

Maintenance Free

  • 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.

Food Safe

  • 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. 

Seams

  • 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.

Everlasting Value

  • With its beauty and performance advantages, a Cambria kitchen countertop or bathroom vanity will add value to your home.

Guaranteed

Welcoming Autumnal Hues: 6 Warm Designs

Like clockwork, every year as the temperature plummets our thoughts turn to cozy & warm design. While the kitchen is one of the largest investments in your home & certainly needs to bring joy year round, we thought it would be fun to round up some of our favourite autumnal-hued designs for you enjoyment! Ranging from earthy walnut to flaming russet, these designs encompass all the beauty of the autumn season.

Brittanicca Gold

Flowing, multi-hued streams of copper gold, fog, and translucent greige course through this grand design accompanied by wisps and ribbons of warm earth tones against a temperate white background.

Havergate

Freeform dabs and daubs of noble coppers, golds, tans, and pewter coalesce in Havergate™ to form an impressionistic masterpiece. 

Harlech

The regal tones of this lavish design are inspired by Harlech Castle perched on high like an all-seeing sentinel keeping a watchful eye over the town of Snowdonia in North Wales.

Laneshaw

Named for a centuries-old village in northwest England, Laneshaw's mysterious sea of brown tones, tan and black is a grand statement-maker. 

Helmsley

Rich and opulent, Helmsley™ recalls the past glory of feasts and pageants held in the unyielding medieval castle firmly rooted in the market town of its name in North Yorkshire.

Aberdeen

As lively and bustling as the Scottish city it's named for, Aberdeen is a show-stopper. Oranges, greens and grays are free-flowing and lava-like in this energizing array.