Prepare for Your New Countertops: Cambria Installation Day Checklist

With Cambria’s quartz countertop installation, you ensure a smooth and worry-free process. Find out what to expect and how to prepare for your quartz countertop installation.

Written by:Cambria USA
a traditional kitchen with white cabinets, black appliances, two black pendant lights over an island topped with white and gray veined quartz countertops.

Cambria design shown: Skara Brae™

The day your new Cambria countertops are installed is always an exciting one. And by choosing Cambria, you ensure that it’s also worry-free. One of the key benefits of Cambria countertops is the smooth installation process with a professional team of trained installers and a surface that’s backed by a transferable Full Lifetime Warranty. Find out what to expect and how to prepare for your Cambria installation with our handy checklist included below.

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Watch as Summerhill™ countertops are installed in this time-lapse video of a Cambria installation.

The Process of Quartz Countertop Installation

Cambria countertops are precisely and professionally installed in three easy steps.

1. Measurement

A Cambria technician will take detailed measurements of your space. You (or another decision-maker on the project) need to be on-site for this. Most appointments are about an hour, but the length may vary with a larger space or multiple-room project.

a Cambria employee measuring countertops for installation in a kitchen.

Cambria technicians use the latest measurement systems to capture every detail.

2. Countertop Customization

Based on the measurement data, Cambria technicians will create a custom blueprint for your countertops. Cambria’s quality assurance technicians will carefully inspect the slabs to make sure they’re perfect for your space. A Cambria-approved fabricator will cut and shape your countertops with the design and edge profile you selected. Depending on the size or complexity of your space and shipping distance for the slabs, this process takes approximately two weeks. (Fortunately, your countertops will be worth the wait!)

a Cambria employee inspecting a slab so that it is perfect for your installation.

Your Cambria is meticulously inspected for quality. Featured design: Brittanicca™.

A Cambria employee using special software that creates a blueprint for the best possible flow and pattern continuity throughout your countertops.

Special software creates a blueprint for the best possible flow and pattern continuity throughout your countertops.

A Cambria-approved fabrication partner shapes the slab and makes exact cutouts for appliances and fixtures as necessary.

A Cambria-approved fabrication partner shapes the slab and makes exact cutouts for appliances and fixtures as necessary.

3. Countertop Installation

A professional team will deliver and install your Cambria countertops, which have been expertly packaged for safe transit. (Keep your eye out for the trademark Cambria truck!) As with your measurement appointment, you or another decision-maker will need to be present. The installation process can take anywhere from two to five hours.

A Cambria employee installing a slab of quartz countertops.

Each Cambria slab is stamped on the underside to show it meets Cambria’s family-owned, American-made quality. Featured design: Skara Brae.

Watch as Skara Brae and Ironsbridge™ countertops are installed in this time-lapse video of a Cambria installation.

Cambria Measurement Appointment: What to Do

Follow these steps to prepare for your measurement appointment:

☐ Make sure cabinets or other structures that will support your Cambria countertops are installed. If you have any questions related to support requirements, direct them to your Cambria installation associate prior to the measurement appointment. Final decisions on support will be determined during the field measure.

☐ Clear all items off your existing countertops.

☐ Plumbing fixtures (sink and faucet) that will be used are required to be on-site as a template for cutouts and to ensure fit within the available space.

☐ Provide model numbers for any appliances you are not able to have on-site prior to your appointment.

☐ Make sure you or a decision-maker on the project will be on-site to discuss and verify all design elements and selections.

A Cambria employee measuring a quartz countertop slab before installing.

Cambria’s cutting-edge measurement technology delivers pinpoint accuracy.

Cambria Installation Day: What You Need to Do

Here is how to prepare for your Cambria countertop install day:

☐ Prior to your Cambria installation day, confirm with your dealer that they have all the information needed to coordinate between Cambria and other trade professionals, such as a plumber.

☐ Arrange to have existing countertops removed prior to installation. Cambria will not remove old countertops unless agreed upon in the purchase agreement.

☐ Make sure any new appliances are on-site to ensure a proper fit.

☐ Make sure your sink is on-site to install with the countertop.

☐ Make sure your faucet is on-site. Although it won’t be installed by the Cambria team, it must be available to properly drill holes.

☐ Clean out your sink cabinet before the installation team arrives.

☐ Clear a walkway to the worksite before the installation team arrives.

☐ Make sure you or a decision-maker on the project will be on-site to let the installation team in at the scheduled appointment time.

☐ After the countertops have been installed, closely inspect them. If you have any questions or concerns about the Cambria surfaces installed, report them immediately to the installers so they can address them on-site. If there is anything the team is unable to address related to your countertops, document it and reach out to Cambria Customer Care at 1-866-CAMBRIA  (1-866-226-2742).

☐ Take photographs of the space for your records, including a shot of the full space and close-ups of each installed piece. This will be helpful to have on hand if you ever need to reach out to Cambria Customer Care.

two Cambria employees installing a quartz countertop.

All pieces are pre-fit and carefully inspected to ensure minimal adjustment on-site. Featured design: Ironsbridge.

Final Steps

After your Cambria has been installed, all that’s left is to sit back and enjoy your new countertops. But here are some bonus steps we recommend:

☐ Share your gorgeous new space with your friends and family. Ask your dealer about a Cambria-hosted kitchen party.

☐ Share your stylish space with us on social media. Tag us or use the hashtag #MyCambria on Instagram, Facebook, X (formerly Twitter), or Pinterest.

☐ Register your Cambria for the transferable Full Lifetime Warranty. Details in FAQ below. You will also receive warranty details and other helpful information in a welcome packet by email after your install.

A white kitchen with gold fixtures and Brittanicca Gold Warm quartz countertops

White kitchen with newly installed Brittanicca Gold Warm™ countertops. Space by Artisan Signature Homes and Gretchen Black. Photo by Carley Summers.

Frequently Asked Questions About Cambria Countertop Installation Process

Review these FAQs that you may have before and after your Cambria countertop installation.

Who do I contact with questions prior to my installation? 

We recommend contacting your dealer with questions about the specifics of your job prior to your installation. Your dealer will be able to answer questions you may have about appliance removal, countertop support, plumbing installation, and coordinating with other trade professionals.

How do I clean my Cambria countertops? 

To clean Cambria countertops, all you need is warm water, a soft cotton cloth, and mild soap, if desired. Find out more about how easy it is to care for and clean Cambria countertops.

How do I register my Cambria warranty?

To register your Cambria for the transferable Full Lifetime Warranty, fill out this online warranty registration form or call 1-866-CAMBRIA (1-866-226-2742).

I have a question about my new Cambria countertops. How do I contact Cambria customer care?

Cambria is always at your service. Call Cambria Customer Care at 1-866-CAMBRIA (1-866-226-2742).

a traditional kitchen with white cabinets, black appliances, two black pendant lights over an island topped with white and gray veined quartz countertops.

From installation to final look: modern farmhouse kitchen with Cambria Skara Brae island and Ironsbridge perimeter.

Use our print-friendly version to get your project underway. Interested in creating a showstopping design project with Cambria? Buy a sample, find a dealer, or call 1-866-CAMBRIA (1-866-226-2742) to be connected with a market representative in your region. Or set up a design consultation.

[Updated on 12/05/2023]

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