Product Care FAQs

Understanding how to take care of your Cambria quartz countertop and other surfaces is an important step in ensuring your surface stays stunning for years to come. Review these common product care questions to learn more about Cambria’s performance properties and best practices for use and care. If you don’t find what you need below, email Cambria Customer Care or call 1-866-CAMBRIA (1-866-226-2742).

Cambria Maintenance

Does Cambria require care and maintenance?

No, keeping with its care-free promise, Cambria requires no sealing, polishing, or reconditioning. Simply wipe with warm water, a soft cotton cloth, and mild soap, if desired. Due to its nonabsorbent nature, and unlike granite, it does NOT require regular sealing and is stain resistant.

Can I add polish to make my Cambria shiny?

Cambria countertops never need polishing or sealing, which means countertop maintenance can be crossed off your to-do list for good.

Preventing Damage

Is Cambria resistant to surface damage?

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. Cambria is scratch resistant; however, no stone surface is scratch-proof. Surface markings are more visible on monotone designs than multicolored surfaces.

Does Cambria withstand heat? Can I put a hot pan or pot on it?

Natural stone surfaces can be damaged by sudden and/or rapid changes 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 and griddles, slow cookers, roaster ovens, and heat lamps. Therefore, the use of a closed-weave hot pad or solid trivet such as a breadboard is always recommended to prevent heating the product. For more details on how to care for a Cambria quartz countertop, visit our Product Care page.

Does Cambria quartz stain?

Cambria’s nonporous and nonabsorbent surface is resistant to staining and eliminates the need for any sealing. Its nonporous surface also greatly reduces the potential for bacterial growth from food absorbing into your countertop.

How do I remove residues from quartz countertops?

Residues on the surface of Cambria can simply be removed using warm water, a soft cotton cloth, and a mild soap if desired.

Food Safety

Is Cambria safe for food preparation?

Yes, Cambria is nonabsorbent and is NSF* 51 Certified for food and splash zones in kitchens.

*NSF International is The Public Health and Safety Company™

Additional FAQ Topics

About Cambria

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Installation

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