Cambria Frequently Asked Questions

    • What is Cambria made of?

      Cambria is a pure, natural quartz, extracted directly from the earth. Quartz is one of the toughest and most common minerals, giving Cambria the uncommon combination of superior beauty and strength.
    • What is Cambria?

      Cambria is a natural, quartz surfacing product that has multiple uses in homes such as countertops, floor tile, vanities, fireplace surrounds, showers, etc. It has the look and feel of granite, and marble, but with higher performance due to its strength and sturdiness. 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 has the look and feel of granite, but it is nonporous and maintenance free. Just clean it with warm water, and use mild soap. Cambria won't stain, and it does not need reconditioning. Granite is a porous stone and needs to be sealed frequently with chemicals. It can absorb liquids and food, exposing it to staining and bacterial growth.
    • How does Cambria compare to Corian; or other plastic solid surfaces?

      Cambria is a stone crystal mined from the earth. Corian is 100% plastic polymer, it has no stone in it. Cambria gives you the eternal beauty of natural stone with a tougher and more durable surface.
    • How is Cambria different from other quartz surfaces?

      Cambria is the ONLY quartz surface made in the USA. All other quartz products are imported. Hence, Cambria's color options are different. Additionally, Cambria is a family owned business with more than 60 years of manufacturing experience.
    • How does Cambria's price compare to other natural stone or solid surface competitors? What does it cost?

      Cambria prices are similar to granite and other high-end options. Our customers such as kitchen and bath dealers, fabricators, and contractors decide Cambria retail prices.Cambria works to deliver simple pricing to all trade customers. For example, all Cambria colors are sold at the same price, while most products have difficult pricing schemes that differ by color and edge.
    • Is Cambria a natural stone?

      Yes. Cambria is pure natural quartz with small amounts of pigment and an epoxy resin. The unique process results in a natural stone product of rare beauty and superior strength. It's twice as strong as granite and is nonporous.
    • Is Cambria fake or synthetic granite?

      No. Cambria is pure, natural quartz, just like Silestone, Caesarstone, and Zodiaq is. 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.
    • Is Cambria made or manufactured in a plant?

      The Cambria facility makes natural quartz in slabs. We take pure quartz and combine it with a small amount of pigment and resin to produce a slab. This is done in our facility in LeSueur, Minnesota, the only one of its type in the US.
    • What range of Cambria products are available?

      Cambria is an outstanding choice for a variety of uses, including kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, shower and tub surrounds, furniture tabletops, fireplace surrounds, desk tops, and window sills. Cambria is available in 1cm, 2cm, and 3cm thickness. Many fabricators also offer edges that create the look of a thicker slab.
    • What are the unique benefits of Cambria?

      BEAUTY - Cambria offers three different color collections that boast the natural beauty and distinction of quarry cut stone. STRONG - Diamond-like hardness, superior strength. Cambria is twice as tough as granite. It is much stronger than some of the other natural stone options such as soapstone, travertine, onyx. MAINTENANCE-FREE - No sealing or polishing necessary. FOOD SAFE - Cambria is nonporous and has been qualified by NSF International for food and splash zones. STAIN RESISTANT - Cambria will resist stains from common items such as coffee, tea, and wine. GUARANTEED - Cambria is the only producer of quartz surfaces in the US. Cambria is protected by a Lifetime Limited Warranty.
    • Does Cambria require care and maintenance?

      No, Cambria is maintenance free because it is nonporous. Just wipe it up with warm water, use mild soap if needed.
    • Is Cambria resistant to surface damage?

      Cambria is physically more resistant to surface damage than other stones. However, all stones can be damaged by excessive force.
    • Does Cambria withstand heat? Can I put a hot pan or pot on it?

      No. The use of a hot pad or trivet is recommended.
    • Does the limited warranty cover damage from heat?

      No. The use of a hot pad or trivet is always recommended.
    • Is Cambria resistant to staining? Will Cambria stain?

      Cambria is stain resistant.
    • Is Cambria safe for food preparation?

      Yes, Cambria is nonporous and has been approved by NSF International* for food and splash zones in all kitchens.
    • Where is Cambria's main facilities?

      Cambria is a Minnesota company situated just 45 minutes south of the Twin Cities in Le Sueur, MN.
    • How many colors is Cambria available in?

      Check our Color Palette to see our color selection.
    • Does the color go all the way through the Cambria product?

      Yes, Cambria's natural quartz and colors go all the way through the material.
    • Are Cambria colors consistent?

      Cambria is a hard, thick and nonporous material that is consistent throughout its composition.
    • Is Cambria seamless? Will I see a seam?

      Cambria is a natural product that requires seams for any application longer than 132" or wider than 62". These seams are visible, but often less noticeable than a granite seam.
    • Is there an integrated sink available?

      No. Not a plastic integrated sink like Corian. But, most under-mount sinks have the advantage of not having a waterproofed lip on top of your countertop to allow you to wipe food and liquids directly into your sink.
    • What kind of sink can I use?

      Cambria can be used with any under-mount or drop in sink including farm sinks.
    • Do you offer a warranty? What does the warranty include?

      Cambria offers a Lifetime Limited Warranty for defects for as long as the original owner has the product.
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