Inspiration For Your Next At-Home Project

Explore vertical applications of quartz surfaces for backsplashes, fireplace surrounds, and shower walls.

Written by:Cambria USA
a stunning living room with cool tones, a white and gray veined quartz fireplace, gray armchairs, a black ottoman with a serving tray on top, and gold, blue and white accents throughout.

Cambria design shown: Brittanicca™

The beauty and versatility of natural stone allows for creativity throughout the home. Cambria is no exception, with stunning designs that can be used for more than just countertops. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite alternative applications, including Cambria as a sleek kitchen backsplash, a bold shower surround, and a statement fireplace. These installs prove Cambria quartz surfaces are suitable for much more than a kitchen work surface.

Quartz Kitchen Backsplashes

Backsplashes are a great way to create a focal point that matches your countertop or provide a complementary accent to your Cambria. Whether it reaches from counter to ceiling or just to the cabinetry, using Cambria as a kitchen backsplash provides another stylish option from traditional tile, with the added benefits of durability and easy-clean convenience (no grout lines to clean). Discover five ways a quartz backsplash can make a space.

Kitchen with black cabinets, bodly veined quartz countertops and backsplash, wooden columns, ceilings, and floors, and plenty of natural light.

Try a full-height kitchen backsplash for a new take on a feature wall, like this space featuring Cambria Galloway™. Space by Sqaure Footage Inc. and photo by Valerie Wilcox.

A clean white kitchen with white cabinets, white quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, lots of natural lighting and overhead pendant lights.

An eye-catching backsplash in Brittanicca Warm™ carries the beautiful veining throughout this white kitchen from Mia Mia Mine.

a modern kitchen with oak lower cabinets, white quartz backsplash and custom quartz shelving, a large sink in the island, and black accents throughout.

A quartz backsplash and open shelving crafted of Cambria Fairbourne™ creates a sleek modern look. Space by Vasi Ypsilantis of VYDA Fine Interiors.

Quartz Fireplaces

Nothing completes a living room quite like a luxe fireplace. In addition to the function it provides on cooler nights, a well-crafted fireplace serves as a stunning focal point all year long. If you have an open-concept kitchen, consider using the same design for your kitchen countertops and fireplace for a cohesive look, as in this beautiful great room with a Brittanicca fireplace from Jaclyn Peters Design.

For a distinct statement with your fireplace surround, choose a Cambria design that offers unique contrast or texture. No matter the design you choose, a Cambria Quartz Surfaces fireplace surround elevates your space with lasting luxury and timeless style.

Cambria Carrick quartz fireplace surround in living room

Large slabs of Carrick™ make for a contemporary fireplace surround with high impact in this open-concept woodland home.

a traditional living room with a modern gray quartz fireplaces.

This elegant fireplace is surrounded by sleek gray Carrick, adding a contemporary element to this traditional master suite.

a bold living room with dark ceilings and walls, bold patterned curtains, a blue couch, and a black, white and gray speckled quartz fireplace.

A Hollinsbrook Matte™ fireplace in this modern den adds earthy hues and intriguing texture. Pair with olive green, gray, and pops of neon for a dramatic look. Design by B.A. Torrey in the 2018 KIPS Bay Decorator Show House.

Quartz Showers

A dream bathroom is all in your design choices. Cambria is ideal for the spaces you use every day, with durability that ensures its beauty will last over time. Upgrading a tile shower to Cambria is both trend-forward and smart. There is no grout to deal with and Cambria’s nonabsorbent surface means mold and mildew are no longer a worry. Use the same Cambria design for the vanity and the shower or pair complementary designs for a polished look. Get more bathroom ideas, including Cambria as a tub surround, in our round-up of blue bathrooms and on our bathroom design Pinterest board.

Cambria Sharpham™ and Newport™ quartz bathroom vanity and shower wall

A simple color palette allows for creative design with geometric flair. Hexagonal floor tiles and a custom Edinburough™ and Newport™ shower surround bring character to this black and white bathroom.

A beautiful walk in shower surround with Cambria Annicca quartz

Cambria Annicca™ full shower surround with built-in bench. Space by Happy Interiors Group and BHH Partners– Minnesota. Photo by Kristen Perala.

Stylize Most Any Space with Cambria Quartz Surfaces

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[Updated on 2/5/2024]

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