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.

Classic Cream: Top 5 Cream Designs

We love an all white kitchen - but we also love a tiny twist on that classic look! A cream toned or white-on-white toned kitchen is a great way to keep your space light & airy with a warm, welcoming impression. 

We're sharing our 5 favourite cream toned designs today. The excellent thing about each of these designs is that whether you're looking to use a creamy based countetop to balance a rustic, colourful or white-on-white kitchen, they will work with your space thanks to their sophisticated and subtle palettes. The depth and clarity of Cambria countertops ensures a design that no other manufacturer can achieve - natural movement and exquisite colours are the hallmark of our brand. 

In no particular order, here's our top 5 cream designs:

Pendle Hill

Pendle Hill is the ultimate choice for neutral lovers. Creamy & soft but featuring plenty of movement and depth, this is the perfect choice for a classic space. 

Crowndale

Crowndale design features warm cream and beige splashes that meld with biscuit, & buff tones. This soothing design is warm, welcoming & sophisticated. 

Delgatie

Subtle with flowing white-on-white tonality and warm cross veining, Delgatie’s quiet demeanor blends effortlessly with its surroundings while maintaining its own delightful personality.

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Berwyn

Dense and earthy, Berwyn is inspired by the peaks and ridges of a rugged mountain range. Creamy tones are paired with subtle golden glimmer, while blonde whiskey tones playfully interact with soft slate tones.

Wnterbourne

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

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We hope you enjoyed taking a peek at our top 5 cream toned designs! While sharing slab details & finished projects is an amazing way to see these designs, there is nothing like checking them out in person to help decide between colours.  Our office is open to the public, and we keep all 150+ Cambria designs on hand in sample form. Feel free to bring your door & flooring sample so you can see which design appeals the most. You can even sign out samples to view them in your own home's lighting. We know how important this investment in your home is; so we do our best to help in any way we can. We are open Mon-Fri, 8:30 am - 5 pm.

The Modern Farmhouse Bathroom

The modern farmhouse has been a favourite design style for many years. At once sophisticated and casual, it is a perfect fit for families thanks to it's dressed-down elegance. We've shared our favourite modern farmhouse kitchens on the blog, but we have never yet shared how this beautiful style translates into a bathroom. Read on to see some of our favourites!

This beautiful bathroom has incredible texture & rustic charm. The key to the modern farmhouse style is simple shapes and layered textures - something accomplished by the solid framing of the vanity and those beautiful patterned tiles. Since the focus of this space is the eyecatching backsplash, the rest of the design simply plays a supporting role. Natural fiber storage baskets & fresh linens provide the finishing touches. 

This beautiful bathroom has a totally different approach to the modern farmhouse style. Using a monochrome colour palette, it still has the main features we discussed - layered texture and pattern paired with classic shape. The shaker cabinetry with simple modern black hardware is a perfect match for the backsplash - slightly elongated subway tile which mirrors the drawer shape. The mirrors bring the vintage charm -  with rounded corners they bring a playful yet understated feel to the space.

Lastly, this gorgeous bathroom uses a dramatic charcoal painted shiplap wall as its anchor. Keeping with the monochrome colour palette of a classic farmhouse bathroom, satin finish hardware is a glamorous touch, and complements the creamy countertop perfectly. We love the combination of classic farmhouse light fixtures and matching whitewashed mirrors, which are both chic and rustic. Fresh blooms make this space feel inviting and polished, a perfect finishing touch!

If you love the look of these farmhouse countertops - we suggest a beautiful Cambria design which will have the incredible durability, warranty and maintenence-free properties all of our countertops offer. Torquay is a beautiful option for those who want a creamy white with subtle movement - take a look at this beautiful farmhouse bathroom with custom Torquay tops:

If you're interested in the incredible beauty and durability of Cambria for your home project - our staff is here to help. Feel free to reach out - quotes are always no-obligation and free!

Introducing 5 New Designs Summer 2018

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Last month we were excited to welcome 5 new designs to the ever-expanding palette of beautiful Cambria quartz. These designs feature incredible natural movement that no other manufacturer can create, in welcoming tones to help bring your dream kitchen design to reality. Let's take a closer look at these 5 stunning shades.

Crowndale

Crowndale is an intriguing combination of warm cream and beige splashes that meld with darker tans to articulate an intriguing design statement.

 

Winterbourne

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

Pendle Hill

Warm cream and beige clusters meander throughout Pendle Hill to create a mesmerizing effect accentuated with darker specks to attract additional interest.

Wisley

Wisley is a complex aggregation of neutral tones that swirl and dance around darker landmarks throughout this endlessly fascinating design.

Havergate

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

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Marble Collection: Classic Designs

While Cambia's Marble Collection contains some of the most dramatic designs we have to offer (think: Mersey, Brittanicca & Skara Brae), we also love the look of subtle marble movement. A natural & organic looking design is an excellent way to complement other design features in your space, without overwhelming it with dramatic movement. Today we're sharing our three favourite Marble Collection designs with soft & subtle movement.

Torquay

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

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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. 

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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.

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Canada Day 2018: Red Hot Kitchens

In celebration of this weekend's Canada Day celebrations, we thought we would share kitchens which inspire us with their (potentially unintentional!) Canadian inspired colour palettes! Each of these spaces features a serious pop of gorgeous red shades.  

Above, this kitchen serves red in a super sophisticated way. Pairing the glossy barn-red island with subtle red shelving is the perfect way to accent this glamorous space.  Classic white & grey backsplash and a neutral countertop lets the contrast between the dark cabinets and red island shine. Love the look of this countertop, but prefer the superior durability of Cambria? We suggest Waterstone Collection New Quay design. 

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This kitchen showcases a softer way to incorporate red into a kitchen. Creamy cabinets and soft pattered tile backsplash pair with rich warm wood flooring & island countertops. This combination of soft warm tones keeps this space feeling light yet cozy, and the grounding pop of deep red on the island is both interesting and a fun way to add distressed texture to this country kitchen. The black perimeter countertop (for a maintenance free & durable option we suggest Classic Collection Cambria Black design) grounds the whole space and adds a dash of sophisticated depth. 

Lastly, this gorgeous kitchen is not afraid of colour! A very tight colour palette of only white and red makes this space feel both cohesive and intentional. The bold wall of glossy red subway tile is the statement piece of this space - all other choices in this space are kept very simple to allow the tiles to be the star. If you're looking for the whitest white, non porous & stain resistant white quartz countetop available, we suggest Cambria's Desert Collection White Cliff design.

The Oceanic Collection

Today we're setting our sights on sharing some of the most majestic, unique and dramatic designs Cambria has to offer. Stunning & dramatic, the Oceanic Collection evokes the strength and grandeur of natural rugged stone. As a Canadian, the bold striations of this gorgeous collection may remind you of a familiar sight -  the gorgeous Canadian Shield. If you love dramatic movement and a rugged natural stone look, this post is for you! 

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.

Oakmoor

Named for a small English village dating back to medieval times, Oakmoor aligns strands of caramel, tan, and cream to resemble the wood grain of stately oaks in the nearby countryside.

Levven

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

Glitter & Glamour: Designs that Sparkle

If you love all things sparkly, glittery and generally glamourous, this post is for you! We're sharing 4 designs which truly shine - Menai, Rossly, Brighstone & Daron. These 4 beautiful designs are all members of the Jewel Collection. Brilliant blues, golds, and silvers sparkle from deep within the surface of these designs in a show-stopping display of drama..

 

Not for the faint of heart, Menai is named for the sparkling strait of water where rocks and whirlpools lie in wait between the Island of Anglesey and the mainland of Wales.

Like the sunlight that pierces the mysterious shadows of the wondrous Rosslyn Chapel, this design's striking metallic golds shimmer against a nuanced background of warm taupe and tans.

Gleaming like the wave-kissed sands on the beach of Brighstone Bay off the Isle of Wight, this captivating design is as bold as the sailors whose fated ships lie in rest at the bottom of the English Channel.

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Alluring and seductive, Daron shines like moonbeams on the deep blue Welsh river of its name, beguiling all those who gaze upon it with a light dusting of gold and platinum sparkle.

Although each of these designs looks stunning in the beautiful spaces we've shared today, the true beauty and character of the stone can only be appreciated in person. If you think one of these designs might be right for you, or would like to discover the rest of the shimmering Jewel Collection, feel free to stop by our showroom to experience these designs for yourself!

Gorgeous Grey: Our Top Grey Cambria Designs

Sophisticated and calming, grey is a gorgeous option for a kitchen or bathroom countertop. With the popularity of the white kitchen, grey is also a great way to break up a mostly white space and add a grounding element to your design. 

Luckily for us, Cambria has the most extensive design palette of any quartz manufacturer, including a plethora of beautiful grey toned designs to choose from. Though the grey tones range from softest mist grey to deepest charcoal, we're sharing only 3 of our favourite designs today.

Bridgewater

With a firm industrial gray-blue foundation that pays tribute to the town of the same name, Bridgewater™ is accented with brief interludes of white amidst splashes and capillaries of darker gray. 

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.

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.

Whether you prefer bold & striking movement or subtle and organic texture, there is a beautiful Cambria design waiting to be discovered. These three designs range from dramatic, coastal inspired beauty to soft and understated glamour. Which do you prefer?