Cambria Praa Sands quartz is an engineered stone with a white background and opulent grey veining with black dots arranged in a random pattern that brings the aesthetics of natural marble and granite to any interior area including kitchens, bathrooms, living rooms, utility rooms and floorings.
Cambria Praa Sands belongs to Cambria’s Waterstone Collection, a range of quartz stones that evoke the beauty of natural granite and marble found near marine ribs, watertight and seaside landscapes.
With slab dimensions at 3360x1660mm and thicknesses in 12mm, 20mm and 30mm joints and seams are a thing of the past for Cambria worktops and cladding surfaces.
Cambria Praa Sands is tougher than marble or granite making it more durable and is less likely to stain, chip or scratch than natural stone. Cambria quartz is maintenance free with a simple cleaning regime of soapy water and a kitchen cloth. Because of its non-porous nature, this quartz stone does not absorb liquids, moisture and food leftovers avoiding the potential growth of bacteria which makes it ideal for kitchens, bathrooms, laboratories and healthcare facilities.
Cambria is a family-run business that started in the 90’s in Minnesota, USA using the very same creamery facilities which the Company built in 1943, during the second World War.
Stan Davis, who started Cambria has always been a technology aficionado. By 1950’s the Company’s technology was drastically improved. During the late 60’s the business seeks routes for expansion. By the 70’s the Company changes, providing isolated protein products based on technological advances. During the 80’s Cambria purchases facilities in South Dakota which will later become the number 1 mozzarella cheese processing plant in America. By the 90’s the Business closes their creamery operation to focus on their cheese products which gives the place to the birth of its quartz manufacturing facilities. During the 2000’s the family expands Cambria quartz opening additional facilities in 3 locations. By 2010’s Cambria doubles its manufacturing capacity, adding 408.000 square feet and two new production lines to the Minnesota production plant.
In 2016 Cambria International is created expanding global operations acquiring distribution in the UK among other countries.
|Thicknesses||12mm, 20mm, 30mm|
|Finishes||Polished, Semi-gloss (satin)|
|Type of application||Bar countertop, Bathroom, Bedroom, Cladding, Cloakroom, Floorings, Furniture, Home Cinema, Kitchen, Living Room, Reception, staircases, Storage spaces, Utility Room|
|Gloss, % incident light reflected at 60° on polished finish||47% minimum||Glossmeter|
|Moisture Absorption||Negligible||ASTM C-97|
|Modulus of Rapture||6,800 psi||ASTM C-99|
|Compressive strength||24,750 psi||ASTM C-170|
|Abrasion Resistance||223||ASTM C-501|
|Bond Strength||205 psi||ASTM C-482|
|Thermal Shock||press-5 cycles||ASTM C-484|
|Coefficient of Thermal Expansion||1.2x10-5 inch/°F||ASTM C-531|
|Breaking Strength of Tile||3,661 1bf||ASTM C-684|
|Resistance of Freeze Thaw Cycling||Unaffected-15 cycle||ASTM C-1026|
|Coefficient of Friction Pull Method||.75 dry/.55 wet||ASTM C-1028|
|Wet Dynamic Coefficient of Friction||.34||ASTM A137.1|
|Surface Burnign Characteristics||17 (class A/1 Rating)||ASTM E-84|
|Smoke Density||flaming-196/Non-flaming-69||ASTM E-662|
|Cigarette Burn||Unaffected||ANSI Z-124.6|
|Stain Resistance||Unaffected||ANSI Z-124.6|