cambria countertops

Cambria Quartz

Cambria is an American, Family-Owned Company that Prefers to Work With Businesses Like Carolina Countertops

Cambria quartz is another type of quartz manufacturer which is popular and is known for its strength and durability as well as being eco-friendly. Cambria countertops surfaces are pure quartz mixed with a small amount of pigment and resin. It is available in over 120 designs and19 edges and in 1cm, 2cm and 3cm thicknesses. Various edge profiles can also create the appearance of a thicker slab. The material is available in numerous colors designs such as marbled, varied and neutral.Cambria strives in being very environmentally conscious by using stone only from North America and recycling all water used in their plant and fabrication facilities. It does not give off emission or radon and because it is non-porous and is bacteria resistant making it very safe to prepare foods on Cambria quartz countertops.cambria countertopsAs with other quartz products, although they are non-porous, it is important to handle your Cambria countertops with care and use non-abrasive and gentle cleansers. Staining, scratching, chipping or harm due to heat still can occur, so it is best to use cutting boards and trivets. With all materials, it is always suggested to wipe up spill immediately and flush area with soap and water. Blot the area to not spread the stain. You will not need to seal your Cambria countertops.Cambria is a 60 year old American and family owned business and offers a lifetime limited warranty. Please review for specifics. Cambria quartz is not available in big box stores, and prefers to work only with exclusive partners who meet premium service and installation standards such as Carolina Countertops.

soapstone countertops


Soapstone has a Charming Look and is Low Maintenance

Soapstone is also a natural metamorphic stone that has talk in it, which gives it a soapy feel – hence, the name soapstone! Typically people use the architectural grade soapstone with is harder and has a lower talk content. Soapstone is softer than granite or marble, but is dense and non-porous which makes it impermeable to stains and is anti-bacterial.

soapstoneSoapstone is also a classic stone and has a unique beauty which is why it has been around for centuries. It limited in colors and is usually available in greys and green variations with veining. Over time, soapstone will darken in color due to exposure to oxygen and mineral oil, which is used to maintain its beauty and to darken the material. Although you do not have to seal soapstone, it is suggested you use mineral oil to help reduce the appearances of scratches. Soapstone is not supposed to stain, however it will scratch. It is extremely heat resistant and will actually hold heat for hours.

Using mineral oil is not necessary to maintain your soapstone. However you can use it to help produce the desired look and color you would like. The more you apply mineral oil, the darker the material will become. You can also reverse the darkening by using rubbing alcohol to remove the mineral oil.

Soapstone is a great material option with its charming look and low maintenance attributes. You’ll enjoy many years of enjoyment and beauty with these countertops, and that is why this natural material is still being used today.