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Who Makes Cambria?
In a small town, more like the middle of nowhere, Minnesota, Stan and Mark Davis built their Cambria incubator, manufacturing plant in the late 90’s after being approached by a friend with an “idea.” Since then, the plant has grown and literally produces all of the nation’s supply of Cambria. This is a family business whose founders are interested in pursuing the ALL-AMERICAN LEGACY, with no plans to move the plant offshore. In the site video, the narrator is pointing out the various positives associated with the process, but mainly talks about the people employed there who “know that as long as they continue to create this high-performance product, they’ll have a good job.” Sounds like a great bottom line for customers to depend on when they make the decision to use Cambria.
Cost of Cambria vs. Granite
Your research may have turned up some information regarding the different colors of granite having different prices. There’s plenty of conversation about colors and pricing regarding Cambria counters and it’s best when sourced here, where you can depend on the information being straight from the dealer’s playbook. Well, it does happen that other distributors use a tiered pricing schedule but Cambria does not.
Another consideration is how Cambria is priced because it’s good to know that the quartz slab contributes about 35% to the cost of the countertop, while the other 65% goes to fabrication, measuring and installing the counter.
Cambria dealers love to boast on a product that’s just about, well, perfect.
They know how much effort goes first into just finding a vein of quartz that meets the standards set for Cambria’s raw mineral, purity, and color being high on the list. They brag about how carefully the materials are handled as they move through the process toward the engineering phase that mixes approximately 95 percent ground natural quartz with 5 percent polymer resins. This is a critical step, one that seals every quartz panel to become anti-microbial, creates the clean countertop that families deserve to have in their kitchen. All along the way are inspection ports to confirm that Cambria is consistently meeting specifications to ensure their customers that they have a product that performs at the highest level as advertised.
This is all in response to the customer’s question: “How much does Cambria cost,” with a warm smile and all the confidence in the world, the dealer said, “depending on your choice, between $100 and $200 a square foot, delivered, installed and ready for you to enjoy.”
The Value of Cambria Vs. Granite Cost
There aren’t many materials that can claim to be practically indestructible, easy to keep super clean, no place for bacteria to live, look beautiful, and continue to perform like that for oh, say 25 years or so; but Cambria is one of those rare products that behaves as advertised. So how do we put a value on this amazing surface? Well, it looks like the consensus is about $100 to $200 per square foot, even though it has been decreasing as it has gained in popularity and the price is somewhat equivalent to granite. However, granite does not have the warranty, durability, nor damage resistance, or anti-microbial capability comparable to Cambria.
Granite will chip and crack if colliding with a hard object and won’t be anti-microbial for you, nor provide a warranty longer than 15 years; so for the money being equivalent, it works. In addition, the performance doesn’t meet Cambria’s specs and some premium granites are significantly more expensive than Cambria, putting a little more favor on Cambria. Give it some thought, walk through some samples and then decide.
Cambria Installation Costs
Cambria installation costs need to be carefully considered. Yes, it’s that impressive, valuable, and useful. A trip to Houzz.com tells you that Cambria pricing depends on where you are located in this country. However, you can be sure that, regardless of location, value remains high and at an advantage when compared to granite in all the ways we have previously discussed.
Cambria Countertops Cost and Quality
It’s good to know that Cambria countertops have a sterling record of performing well for its owners and giving full value for the amount invested. In many cases, this has turned out to be quite substantial. These owners knew that putting Cambria in their homes fully justified the expense. One of the features that contribute to the pricing is Cambria’s resilience, brought about by the integration of approximately 7% binding resins in the engineering process. This is what makes this material so strong and durable for owners who are looking for high performance and functional value. It comes about with the sealed surface that creates an anti-bacterial barrier, ensuring a safe, clean surface for food preparation. All in all, Cambria more than merits its price when compared to similar products. We think you’ll agree when you’ve finished your search and welcome Cambria’s place in your kitchen.
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