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Cambria Worktops by Royal Marble
Cambria kitchen worktops are a popular choice among UK homeowners due to their elegant look combined with a low maintenance, strong and durable nature. They are made from a unique blend of natural quartz and pigments, which makes them resistant to scratches, stains, and heat. Here, we will explore the properties of Cambria kitchen worktops including how they’re made, their pros and cons, and how they compare with other popular worktop materials.
How Are Cambria Kitchen Worktops Made?
If you’ve never heard of Cambria kitchen worktops, Cambria is a brand of engineered stone, which means it is made from a mixture of natural quartz and resin. The natural quartz is first mined from the earth, then ground into a fine powder which is combined with pigments to create a wide range of colours and patterns. The mixture is then combined with resin and poured into a Mold, where it is compressed and heated to create a solid surface. This newly created surface can be cut and polished to create the finished product.
What Do Cambria Kitchen Worktops Look Like?
Cambria kitchen worktops come in a wide range of colours and patterns, which allows homeowners to find the perfect style for their kitchen. They can have a solid colour, a marbled look, or a patterned design. Popular colours for Cambria kitchen worktops include white, grey, and black, whilst popular patterns include veining, speckling, and swirling. The patterns and colours are created through using different pigments during the manufacturing process. Additionally, Cambria kitchen worktops have a polished and glossy finish that adds to their elegance and luxury look.
What are the Benefits of Cambria Worktops?
Cambria worktops offer several major benefits which are as follows:
One of the main advantages of Cambria kitchen worktops is their durability. The natural quartz used in their composition makes them extremely hard and resistant to scratches and stains, unlike other materials such as granite. Cambria worktops will withstand the wear and tear of daily use, which makes them a great choice for kitchen or bathroom countertops.
Another advantage of Cambria kitchen worktops is their low maintenance. They do not require regular sealing or polishing like natural stone, which can save time and money in the long run. They can also be easily cleaned with just a little soap and water.
Cambria kitchen worktops are also non-porous which means they don’t absorb liquids; this makes them a very hygienic surfaces as well as easy to clean. This is especially important in the kitchen where bacteria and germs can accumulate. This trait also makes them resistant to staining.
Cambria kitchen worktops come in a wide range of colours and patterns, which allows homeowners to find the perfect style for their kitchen.
Cambria kitchen worktops are an eco-friendly choice because they are made from natural materials. Their hardy long-lasting nature also makes them an eco-friendlier choice compared with some other worktop materials because they do not require frequent replacement.
How Do Cambria Kitchen Worktops Compare with Engineered Stone?
Cambria kitchen worktops are similar to engineered stone worktops such as Quartz, Caesarstone and Silestone. This is mainly because all are made from a blend of natural quartz and pigments that are combined and then formed into a solid surface. Each of these worktop materials is known for its durability, and resistance to scratches, stains and heat. They also each have a non-porous surface, which makes them easy to clean and maintain.
However, one key difference between Cambria and other engineered stone worktops is the range of colours and patterns available to choose from. Cambria has a wider variety of designs, patterns and colours, which give a more natural look and feel than engineered stone worktops. Caesarstone and Silestone on the other hand, have a more consistent colour and pattern, which gives them a more uniform and manufactured look. Another difference is that engineered stone worktops are typically more expensive than Cambria kitchen worktops. This is because the manufacturing process of engineered stone worktops is more complex and requires more advanced technology.
Another difference between Cambria and engineered stone is that Cambria kitchen worktops are made by the ‘Cambria’ manufacturing brand and are only available from Cambria’s network of authorised dealers. Alternatively, worksurfaces such as quartz are available from many different manufacturers. This means that the quality and consistency of Cambria kitchen worktops is more controlled and guaranteed by the manufacturer, while the quality and consistency of quartz worktops can vary depending on the manufacturer.
Both Cambria and engineered stone worktops are great options for kitchen worktops, but they do have different qualities and characteristics. If you are looking for a broad choice of colours and patterns, with a natural look and feel, then Cambria kitchen worktops could be a great option for you. On the other hand, if you are looking for a more uniform and consistent colour and pattern, then engineered stone worktops like Caesarstone and Silestone could be a better fit. Ultimately your choice will come down to your personal taste and budget expectations.
How Do Cambria Kitchen Worktops Compare with Other Popular Worktop Materials?
- Granite: Cambria kitchen worktops are similar to granite in terms of its durability and resistance to heat and scratches. However, granite is a porous natural stone and requires regular sealing to prevent stains. On the other hand, Cambria kitchen worktops are non-porous and do not require sealing so are easier to maintain.
- Laminate: Laminate kitchen worktops are much less expensive than Cambria kitchen worktops but are not as durable or heat-resistant. They can also be easily damaged by scratches and stains and they are much harder to clean and keep clean.
- Solid Wood: Solid wood worktops are less expensive than Cambria kitchen worktops, but they are not as heat-resistant or durable. They also require regular maintenance and can be damaged by water. As with laminate worktops, solid wood worktops are also harder to keep clean compared with Cambria worktops.
- Natural Stone: In comparison to natural stone like granite or marble, Cambria kitchen worktops are non-porous, which means they won’t absorb liquids and stains. They are also more resistant to scratches and heat.
Find Your Perfect Worktop Material With Royal Marble
In summary, Cambria kitchen worktops are a great choice for those who value durability and low maintenance. They are made from a unique blend of natural quartz and pigments, which makes them resistant to scratches, stains, and heat. They come in a wide range of colours and patterns, making it easy to match them with any kitchen design. Whilst they can be quite expensive compared to other materials, the benefits and durability of the material usually make it worth the cost in the long run. If you are looking for a long-lasting and easy-to-maintain kitchen worktop, Cambria is a great option to consider.
For more information or to see our full range of Cambria worktops in person please contact our expert worktop fabrication team at Royal Marble in Caerphilly.