How much do Cambria quartz countertops cost?
How much do Cambria quartz countertops cost?
$60 – $125 average cost per square foot installed
$1,800 – $5,000 average total cost installed (30 – 40 SF)
Cambria countertops cost
Cambria countertops cost $60 to $125 per square foot installed or $1,800 to $5,000 for an average-sized kitchen. Cambria quartz slabs cost $30 to $80 per square foot, while labor adds $30 to $45 per square foot. Cambria is an engineered stone made of natural quartz, resins, binders, and pigments.
|Kitchen size||Countertop square footage||Average cost installed|
|Small kitchen (70 – 100 SF)||20 – 30||$1,200 – $3,750|
|Average kitchen (100 – 200 SF)||30 – 40||$1,800 – $5,000|
|Large kitchen (200+ SF)||40 – 60||$2,400 – $7,500|
Cambria quartz prices per square foot
Cambria quartz costs $60 to $125 per square foot installed, depending on the design, finish, and customizations. Cambria offers nearly 200 different design options, all available in high-gloss or low-sheen matte finishes. Some specialty finishes are available for exclusive products.
|Finishes & textures||Details|
|Cambria High Gloss||Shiny, high gloss finish offering unsurpassed depth and brilliance|
|Cambria Matte||Silky-smooth, low-sheen finish|
|Cambria Satin Ridge||Rich finish with raised texture. Available exclusively on Berkshire Brass Satin Ridge.|
|Inverness textures||Gently textured debossing through the veining, inspired by the forces of nature. Available exclusively on Inverness designs.|
Cambria quartz thicknesses
Cambria quartz countertops are widely available in 1 cm, 2 cm, and 3 cm thicknesses. Select designs are available as thin as 6 mm for specialty purposes like wall cladding and as thick as 6 cm when combining two pieces to give the appearance of a heavier slab.
Cambria edge profiles & finishes
Cambria offers 19 edge styles, dependent on the counter thickness. Some edge profiles are not available in all markets.
|Edge style||Available depths||Description|
|Idris Edge (IM)||6 mm, 1 cm, 2 cm, 3 cm||Reversed and sharply slanted mitered edge|
|Cascade Edge (VFZ)||6 cm||Reverse ogee stacked on a straight drop for a modernized traditional edge|
|Rimrock Edge (Mitered)||6 mm, 1 cm, 2 cm, 3 cm||Assembled from two pieces to give the appearance of a heavier slab|
|Ridgeline Edge (TR3)||2 cm, 3 cm, 4 cm, 6 cm||Simple, bold profile with straight edges|
|Bryn Edge (VF)||4 cm||Reverse waterfall traditional design with a twist|
|Shale Edge (1Z)||2 cm||Modern, sleek edge that seamlessly integrates flush with a cabinet door|
|Mesa Edge (QM)||6 cm||Traditional ornate ogee edge revered down for a modern spin|
|Cornice Edge (MQ)||6 cm||Fullest ogee profile design|
|Moraine Edge (Chiseled)||2 cm, 3 cm, 4 cm, 6 cm||Natural rustic, hand-finished profile often called Broken Edge or Rock Face|
|Ledge Edge (MD)||3 cm||Reverse bevel edge fading back at the bottom edge|
|Boulder Edge (F+V)||4 cm||Ornate waterfall edge|
|Volcanic Edge (V)||2 cm, 3 cm, 4 cm, 6 cm||Full bullnose that is deeply rounded at the top and bottom of the edge|
|Glacial Edge (FZ)||4 cm||Classic ogee profile|
|Basin Edge (FS)||3 cm||Thinnest ogee profile: also called Saskatoon Ogee or Short Ogee|
|Treeline Edge (Z+S)||3 cm, 4 cm||Angled, bevel edge|
|Double Treeline Edge (A+R)||2 cm, 3 cm, 4 cm||Angled cut to both top and bottom edges: also called Double Bevel|
|Summit Edge (T)||2 cm, 3 cm, 4 cm||Rounded top and bottom edges: sometimes called a ¼ Round Double|
|Piedmont Edge (A)||2 cm, 3 cm, 4 cm||Softly rounded top edge: also called ½ Bullnose, Demi Bullnose, or ¼ Round|
|Seacliff Edge (Z)||6 mm, 1 cm, 2 cm, 3 cm, 4 cm||Beveled edge, not rounded, at the top: often called an eased profile|
Cost to install Cambria quartz countertops
Cambria quartz is a versatile material that can be used for kitchen countertops and islands, bathroom vanity counters, and bar countertops.
|Surface||Size (inches)||Average cost installed|
|Small kitchen counter (each)||24 x 100||$1,000 – $2,200|
|Average kitchen counter (each)||24 x 170||$1,800 – $3,800|
|Kitchen island||40 x 80||$1,300 – $2,800|
|Small kitchen island||24 x 48||$480 – $1,000|
|Bathroom vanity top||20 x 36||$300 – $625|
|Bar top||16 x 36||$240 – $500|
Labor cost to fabricate Cambria countertops
The labor cost to fabricate and install a Cambria countertop averages $30 to $45 per square foot. Authorized Cambria dealers apply their own pricing structure for fabrication and installation. Cambria sold at Home Depot requires installation by a third-party subcontractor.
|Item||Cost per square foot||Average cost (30 – 40 SF)|
|Cambria slab materials||$30 – $80||$900 – $3,200|
|Labor for fabrication & installation||$30 – $45||$900 – $1,800|
|Total cost to install||$60 – $125||$1,800 – $5,000|
Other factors affecting the installation cost include:
Cutouts – A greater number of cutouts for sinks, appliances, and outlets increases the labor cost.
Number of seams – Kitchens requiring more seams may have increased fabrication and installation costs.
Waterfall sides – Extending the countertop down the side of an island to the floor increases labor and material costs.
Backsplash – Adding a backsplash costs $10 to $50 per square foot, depending on the material used.
Cabinet support & leveling – Cabinets may require bracing to support the weight of the quartz. In older homes with uneven floors, the cabinets may also require leveling.
Sink replacement – Replacing a sink costs $330 to $1,300.
Faucet replacement – Replacing a kitchen faucet costs $120 to $250.
Removing the existing countertop costs $50 to $250+, while demolishing the kitchen costs $500 to $2,500.
Local plumbers charge $45 to 150 per hour to disconnect and reconnect the plumbing.
An electrician costs $50 to $130 per hour to relocate or install new outlets.
Cambria prices vs. granite vs. quartz
Installing countertops costs $50 to $150 per square foot on average, depending on the material selected. Cambria countertops fall about mid-range compared to the cost of other stone countertops.
|Material||Average price per SF installed||Details|
|Cambria countertops||$60 – $125||
|Granite countertops cost||$80 – $150||
|Quartz countertops cost||$50 – $200||
|Quartzite countertops cost||$65 – $150||
|Marble countertops cost||$40 – $150||
|Slate countertops cost||$50 – $100||
Pros and cons of Cambria countertops
Cambria quartz FAQs
What are Cambria quartz countertops?
Cambria quartz countertops are an engineered stone made in America using a blend of pure natural quartz, resins, binders, and pigments.
Is Cambria quartz or quartzite?
Cambria is an engineered quartz, not to be confused with quartzite that is a 100% natural stone.
Is Cambria quartz worth the money?
Cambria quartz is worth the price for the high-end quartz option. The luxury brand is known for its performance and beauty.
How long do Cambria countertops last?
Cambria countertops are backed by a full lifetime warranty, and the maintenance-free material never needs sealing, reconditioning, or polishing.
Can Cambria quartz be used outside?
Cambria quartz is not approved for outdoor use, but it may be used in outdoor kitchens with full overhead coverage to protect it from the elements. Placing quartz in direct sunlight causes the countertops to fade and develop a yellow hue.
Where to buy Cambria quartz countertops
Cambria quartz countertops are sold by local Cambria dealers and through Home Depot. Cambria offers nearly 200 featured designs but only about 20 are available exclusively through Home Depot.
Getting estimates from Cambria countertop installers
Before you hire a local countertop installer, be sure to:
Look for a Cambria fabricator or installer in your area.
Compare at least 3 estimates with the same Cambria grade countertop materials.
Hire a licensed, bonded, and insured company in business for 5+ years.
Browse reviews from other customers on HomeGuide and Google.
Review their portfolio of previous countertop replacement projects.
Ask for references with contact information.
Get a detailed contract and warranty in writing before the project starts.
Never pay in full before the job is complete. Follow a payment plan instead.
Questions to ask
Ask the following questions to help you find the best Cambria countertop fabricator:
How long have you been installing Cambria countertops?
Are you licensed, bonded, and insured?
Does the estimate include delivery and installation?
Which Cambria color choices fit my budget?
How much will it cost to upgrade the edge style?
What Cambria finish do you recommend for my kitchen?
How long does the installation take?
Does the installation require a permit? If so, will you handle it?
What is the minimum deposit I need to pay?
What type of warranty is included with the Cambria countertop?
Do you offer a warranty on your labor?