Are Cambria Countertops Better Than Silestone?

by Peter Liang

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Are you confused about Silestone and Cambria countertops? Are you trying to make a decision between one or the other? If so, you’ll be happy to hear that both of these companies make reputable counters that are very comparable in quality. You really can’t go wrong by choosing either of these quartz countertops for your kitchen or bathroom.
Plate of salad on top of countertop.When all is said and done you can base your decision on price or personal preference with the knowledge that you can’t go wrong with either.

Where Are They Made?

If you are the type of person that is loyal to American made products and would prefer to buy a product that is made in the United States, then you’ll want to turn to Cambria. This is the only company that makes their quartz in the US, which helps to support the economy here in the nation.

Related: Discover what Consumer Reports thinks of Silestone.

Only American quartz by Zodiaq is used, which helps to keep the costs down since quartz is a rock that can be very heavy to transport. These countertops are free of radon and have been certified by NSF International as being safe for food preparation.

Silestone countertops, on the other hand, are manufactured in Spain. While this will not be a concern for many, some people do want to shop local.

You’re Really Comparing Very Similar Surfaces

When you’re comparing these two brands you’re really comparing the two same things. Both of these manufacturers are using quartz and polymer resins for their countertops as well as crushed stone.

Related: How are quartz countertops made?

As far as quality goes for your new counters, they will both be durable, stain resistant, heat resistant and scratch and chip resistant. As well, with both of these companies, you’ll never have to worry about sealing your countertop since quartz is so dense it will never require sealing of any kind.

Comparing The Warranties

When you buy Cambria you will receive a limited lifetime warranty on the product from the manufacturer. This warranty will last for as long as the original owner keeps the counter. Silestone, on the other hand, only provides a limited warranty for 15 year on the countertop and a 10 year warranty on its antimicrobial protection.

Related: See how much these kitchen surfaces will cost you per square foot.

This is something important to keep in mind, but really shouldn’t play a critical part in your decision as to which company to purchase from. In most cases the countertop is going to last you for many, many years.

The Verdict

If you’re taking a look only at the counter and not at the warranty, the bacterial protection or the location where it is being manufactured, the answer is no. They are both equal. If you’re taking into account the fact that Cambria is being manufactured here in the United States and offers a better warranty on its product and aren’t worried about the protection, then the answer is yes.

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