The Art of Stone
The spark of creation flashes to life deep inside a stone mine. There, the highest quality quartz in the world glints and gleams, already spectacular in its natural beauty. The clarity is beyond anything the eye could imagine but when it comes to the quartz bound for Cambria for countertops, only the best will make the cut. Loaded onto trucks bearing the dragon crest, this stone is only at the beginning of its journey. It is not until the fleet reaches its destination in tiny Le Sueur, Minnesota, that the true artistry begins, when nature meets innovation at the hands of Cambria’s world-class craftspeople.
To walk into Cambria’s state-of-the-art facility is to witness a wonder. The technology, the science, the cleanliness, the hum of dedicated people: this is a revolution in the age-old craft of stone countertops. Cambria has certainly mastered the science of stone, but—make no mistake—in this exceptional workshop magic happens each and every day.
Bringing that originality home to the United States takes innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, and the desire to strive continuously to improve and forge exciting new design directions. The result is a history of firsts, like Cambria Matte™, which pairs the unrivaled stain-resistance and longevity Cambria is known for with a matte finish that evokes the subtle sheen of time-worn marble. It’s the perfect example of the intersection of art, craft, and science; a testament to the dedicated artisans who guide each design along its path from quarry to finished slab.
Quartz may be the most abundant natural material on earth but there’s nothing common about crafting a Cambria countertop. Thanks to a family legacy of bold vision and exacting standards of quality, it’s an unparalleled natural stone surface that is as hard-wearing, stain-resistant, and easy to live with as it is easy to love.
A Long Road
The stone’s journey takes it from North American quarries to the crafting facility in rural Le Sueur, Minnesota, and then on to design projects worldwide.
Cambria artisans guide the stone along its path from quarry to finished slab. Exacting control checks throughout the process are part and parcel of the brand’s commitment to quality.
Lasers guide the diamond bit that cuts the stone at Cambria’s state-of-the-art facility.
Hands and Eyes
Cambria artisans guide the along its path from quarry to finished slab. Exacting control checks throughout the process are part and parcel of the brand's commitment to quality.
"Like artisans perfecting gemstones, Cambria’s craftspeople soften the grit of the stone with each successive polish, coaxing out the natural luster of the quartz."
The quartz in the stone slabs is selected for its purity, allowing for designs with greater visual depth.