Design samples are a small select cut from a slab; they do not fully exhibit all the design characteristics of the final installed product. Cambria is pure natural quartz. Variation in the natural quartz stone color, pattern, size, shape, and shade are unique and inherent characteristics of this product.
Cambria is not a seamless product; seams are visible. Where there are seams the product pattern and shade will change. Color blotches are intended and created into many designs to enhance the natural beauty.
Galloway™, Summerhill™, Seagrove™, Langdon™, Ellesmere™, Ella™, Brittanicca™, Roxwell™, and Oakmoor™ have large visible surface movement not reflected in samples. Surface markings are more visible on monotone colors than multi-colored surfaces. Fairbourne™ and White Cliff™ are unique, light colored designs that will show markings during normal use. Galloway, Summerhill, Seagrove, Langdon, Ellesmere, Rosslyn™, Minera™, Parys™, and Menai™ have natural free-flowing quartz crystals, resulting in surface deviations to the touch and appearance. These variations do not affect performance and do not qualify for product replacement.
Cambria is durable and more resistant to surface damage than other stone. However, all stone can be damaged by force and no stone is chip proof. Objects hitting edges, particularly at sinks or dishwashers, may cause chips. Though a minor knife slip will dull the knife and not harm Cambria, no stone surface is scratch proof. Natural stone surfaces can be damaged by sudden and/or rapid change of temperature, especially near the edges, as well as direct and/or sustained heating of the top. Cambria may not withstand the direct transfer of heat from pots and pans and other cooking units such as electric frying pans, griddles, slow cookers, roaster ovens, and heat lamps. Therefore, the use of a closed-weave hot pad or solid trivet like a bread board is always recommended to prevent heating the product.
Cambria is not a structural support material and must be supported in every application. 2cm and 3cm thicknesses are for countertops; 1cm thicknesses are for horizontal and vertical surface finishes such as walls, tub and shower surrounds, fireplaces, and tub decks. Semi-polished finishes (1cm) will not shine, and will soil and appear to stain from soiling. Galloway, Summerhill, Seagrove, Langdon, Ellesmere, Rosslyn, Minera, Parys, Menai, Ella, Brittanicca, Roxwell, and Oakmoor designs are not available in 1cm thickness.