Modern Home Feature: Cambria

Updated December 3, 2019

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Today, more than ever before, businesses and organizations alike are stepping up and doing their part to ensure that their operations are run sustainability.

After all, it isn’t just something that consumers are wanting more of. It’s something that is needed right now when you look at the current state of our environment and how we are still combatting harsh business practices from the past to create a more sustainable future for all.

But, that doesn’t mean we can set aside functions and aesthetics in the name of eco-friendliness. In fact, we can do quite the opposite and as we’ve seen through many modern-day companies, sustainability, function, and aesthetics actually go hand-in-hand. One company that does this as well as anyone else is Cambria — who we are fortunate enough to partner with here at Sustainable 9.

Today, we’ll focus on what Cambria is doing when it comes to sustainable business practices, as well as some examples of their engineered quartz surfaces in action.


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About Cambria

Cambria is the leading family-owned, American-made producer of natural stone surfaces. In today’s globalized market, it’s getting more and more difficult to find that combination in the market. For Cambria’s customers, this means a top-quality, handcrafted product they can be proud of with breathtaking beauty, exceptional durability, and maintenance-free convenience.

From their website on product description:

“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 pure, natural quartz, one of the hardest and most common 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 as granite does. And best of all, it is maintenance-free.”

Cambria’s Commitment to Sustainability

Since its inception in 2000, Cambria has committed itself to ensure that they are doing what must be done to create a business that will be around for years to come. They are doing this by limiting their environmental impact, as well as by making sure that their products will keep their consumers and their families safe. Here’s how Cambria is accomplishing this.

Environmental Responsibility

At the heart of Cambria is their passion for environmental responsibility. This is especially important for businesses like them that are working directly with natural materials. To make sure that they are limiting their environmental impact, Cambria recycles all metal tooling, as well as 100% of the water used in polishing. Additionally, their acquired quartz mine runs on full hydroelectric power and allows them to leave a smaller, greener footprint.


Consumers today want a lot of things. They expect the brands they invest in by purchasing their products and services to be high-quality, provide value, be sustainable, and more. One characteristic that consumers really want out of their brands is transparency. Cambria accomplishes transparency by using a Declare label, which discloses a variety of details about their product. And, Cambria is listed as the Health Product Declaration (HPD) v2.1 in the Public Repository.

Healthy Kitchen

Your kitchen needs to be clean and healthy for the safety of your family. With raw foods present and bacteria abounding, Cambria’s countertops have just what you need to keep your kitchen healthy and your family safe. Cambria is NSF 51 certified safe for use as a food preparation surface. Cambria is nonporous and nonabsorbent so it won’t draw in moisture from raw or leftover food, which can harbor harmful bacteria.

Cambria’s Commitment to Quality

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Cambria is more than just a sustainable company, though. They produce gorgeous engineered quartz surfaces, as pictured above. With such an extensive design palette, you’ll be hard-pressed not to find a color and design scheme that you’ll love.

Behind these designs, you’ll find that their surfaces are durable and sturdy enough to handle wear and tear, ensuring that they’ll be a fixture of your home for years to come. Here’s how Cambria does it.

Strength and Durability

You want the surfaces in your homes to be able to handle whatever life throws its way. Cambria’s engineered quartz is much harder than granite or marble, making it much more durable as well. That means Cambria is less likely to scratch, chip, or stain for years of worry-free service.

Maintenance Free

Most natural stone surfaces — such as granite and marble — require a lot of sealing and polishing. In fact, this is needed quite regularly to keep the material looking clean and fresh. However, with Cambria, keeping your surfaces clean is as simple as taking a little warm water and a little bit of soap and wiping it down.

Your custom-built home should include high-quality that make your home stand the test of time. If you’re looking to remodel or build a new home reach out to the Sustainable 9 team today, and learn what Cambria features are available for your home design!


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