Cambria: High Style, Easy Care Quartz

Thursday, July 24, 2014

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. 

And that’s just the beginning of a long list of features that make it the quartz we recommend.

Let’s start with its dazzling array of fabulous colors – 109 of them, to be exact.  And they’re all the same price no matter which color you choose.

And talk about easy to maintain!  Cambria requires no sealing, polishing or reconditioning – ever.  Simply wipe with warm water or with one of the cleaning products that the company recommends. You can download the list at the end of this article.

Cambria is also a healthy choice. Because it is non-porous and non-absorbent, liquids don’t penetrate the surface, thus reducing the risk of stains and bacteria growth. Its surfaces do not off-gas and contain zero formaldehyde or volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

In fact, Cambria is certified as a safe food preparation surface by NSF, a leading consumer goods organization and by GREENGUARD, an independent third party testing agency. It is also GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified.

But Cambria isn't just for countertops.  It can be used for shower walls, fireplace surrounds - even floors.

The family-owned company is located in Le Seuer, Minnesota. Its president, Marty Davis, is the grandson of Stanley Davis who started a dairy business in 1943.  It grew into Davisco Foods, also located in Le Seuer and still family owned and managed. 

These days, Davisco processes 11 million pounds of milk into cheese and whey products – every day! Choose Cambria for your kitchen and the cheddar that rattles off one of its conveyor belts may very well find itself on your countertop that was manufactured just a mile down the road!   

- Betsy de Parry, VP, Sales and Marketing