Countertops

Cambria: High Style, Easy Care Quartz

Who would ever think that successful Minnesota cheesemakers would venture into manufacturing quartz countertops?  That’s exactly what the Davis family did in 2000 when they had the opportunity to buy some quartz processing equipment.  Three years later, Cambria was born.

Cambria is engineered quartz, composed of 93% natural quartz bound together by resins.  It wasn’t the first engineered quartz - others had debuted earlier – but it’s the only engineered quartz that’s manufactured in the United States. 

Granite Care and Maintenance

Brought to us by Mother Nature, granite is a 100% natural stone that’s beautiful, durable and easy to maintain with a few simple steps.

For daily cleanup, use warm water and/or a mild dishsoap applied with a washcloth or microfiber cloth.  Avoid harsh or abrasive cleaners, glass cleaners, any products with ammonia or bleach and any acidic cleaners like vinegar, lemon or lime.  These chemicals will dull and weaken the sealant over time.

Granite or Quartz: Which to Choose?

Back in the 90’s, granite became the status symbol in the world of countertops.  Today, it’s almost a “must have,” but quartz is gaining ground and we’re often asked, “What’s the difference?”  Here’s a primer.

Granite is a 100% natural stone material that forms under immense pressure deep within the earth over millions of years.  It consists of different minerals that give it both color and texture, but quartz and feldspar are always components.