Upgrade from Marble Countertops with Low-Maintenance Luxe

The Need For A Marble Countertop Alternative

There’s no denying the old-world beauty of marble. While we love the aesthetic for home decor, it’s far from ideal for the spaces and surfaces you use every day.

Because marble is a weak, porous stone, it’s not the best choice for large surfaces like countertops or vanities. Etches and stains will quickly dampen the beauty of the stone, and bacteria and moisture from spills can easily accumulate within, generating mold and mildew. Marble countertops also require regular maintenance with sealants that can contain harsh chemicals and still won’t guarantee against stains.

A TORQUAY™ waterfall kitchen island provides a luxe marble look. Design by: GLUCKSTEIN DESIGN. Photo: BRANDON BARRE.

If you’re envisioning a sophisticated marble space, Cambria’s Marble Collection™ offers a luxurious alternative to marble countertops with beauty that won’t fade. Here are four reasons to upgrade to Cambria countertops for your kitchen or bath remodel:

BRITTANICCA™ makes a bold impression in this midcentury modern kitchen by FOX HOMES.

1. Exceptional beauty

The Marble Collection designs range from subtle and soft to show-stoppingly bold. Designs like SwanbridgeTorquayDelgatie™ and Ella™ set an elegant tone in white kitchens, spa-like master baths, or custom walk-in closets. With powerful veining and movement, BrittaniccaSkara Brae™, and Rose Bay™ make lasting statements in both modern and traditional spaces. Annicca™ lends gold and purple sparkle for regal opulence. And whichever design you choose, it will look as beautiful decades down the line as the day it’s installed.

Dual SWANBRIDGE™ vanities bring spa-like luxury to this master bath. Space by AFT CONSTRUCTION and E. INTERIORS. Photo: HIGH RES MEDIA.

2. Customization options to refine your style

Cambria offers two surface finish options for every design, so you can choose the aesthetic that suits your space. Cambria Matte™ is a velvety, low-sheen finish that’s anything but dull. We love its distinctive, sleek look and modern sensibility—and the fact that it has the same performance benefits as Cambria’s high gloss finish. High gloss, with its reflective surface and classic pristine look, is a great option to visually expand a smaller space or brighten one that’s low on natural light.

BRITTANICCA MATTE™ pairs with CAMBRIA BLACK MATTE™ for a contemporary black-and-white look.

3. High performance for enduring luxury

The most important question to ask yourself, whether renovating or building new, is “How do I want to use the space?” Do you picture a kitchen filled with friends savoring wine? A morning espresso at the kitchen island? Making breakfast with your kids? With marble countertops, you must attend to spills immediately, getting in the way of entertaining or unwinding. With the durable, stain-resistant Marble Collection designs, you and your loved ones can fully enjoy your new space and admire it up close. For high-use spaces like kitchens and bathrooms, seek out benefits as impressive as the beauty. A stunning Cambria countertop means maintenance-free ease, and no special products or chemicals to keep it in its beautiful natural stone state. Simply clean with warm water and a soft cotton cloth.

Double kitchen islands featuring Torquay offer beauty and performance in this elegant kitchen by Melissa Sutherland. Photo: Matthew Lynn.

4. Sustainability

It’s possible to create a big impact while leaving a small footprint. Cambria is made from pure, natural quartz, which is an abundant and beautiful natural mineral. It is responsibly mined and removed from the Earth in particles rather than full slabs, creating much less waste and disruption to the surrounding landscape. Its timeless beauty and durability goes hand in hand with sustainability. Marble is a weaker stone that doesn’t age well, making it likely to need replacing while in your home. By investing in American-made products like Cambria that endure for the life of your home, you minimize the environmental impact.

Arresting yet accessible, Cambria’s Marble Collection is true beauty with substance.

Want to learn more? View our Pinterest board of our favorite Marble Collection looks and explore the designs here.