Design Spotlight: Cambria Skara Brae Quartz

Featuring Cambria Skara Brae Quartz, this week’s Design Spotlight features everything you need to know when it comes to using this Stone Surface in Your Home. Cambria Skara Brae is an elegant, sophisticated material with a natural look that can fit any décor. Read More Below to see if Skara Brae would be a good fit for your Kitchen or Bathroom Remodel.

About Cambria Skara Brae 

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Set against a bone-white marbled backdrop, bold translucent taupe-green veins plunge in various directions with subtle white and black tributaries interspersed throughout.” –Cambria Quartz

Cambria Skara Brae quartz countertops offer the beauty of natural stone with the durability of quartz. The surface is highlighted by the veins of taupe-green quartz which are set against a white marbled backdrop. These striking countertops are also feature with white and black flowing veins. Cambria Skara Brae Countertops are a refreshing approach compared to classic countertops. 

Skara Brae Facts

  • Series: Luxury Series
  • Colors: White, Taupe, Brown, Gray, Griege
  • Slab SizeJumbo 132″ x 65.5″ (335cm x 166cm)
  • Available Thickness: 6 MM (Wall Cladding Only), 2 CM and 3 CM
  • Available Finishes: High Gloss and Cambria Matte™
  • Cost: ≈ $150 to $200 per Square Foot Installed. Pricing is Project Specific and Subject to Change.
  • Care & Maintenance: Non-Porous, Never Needs Sealing. Use Mild Dish Soap and Warm Water to Clean.
  • Warranty: Transferable Lifetime Warranty

Skara Brae Quartz Applications

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Kitchen Countertops

Skara Brae Natural Quartz has most traditionally been used for Kitchen Countertops, but can be used in different applications, to showcase the beauty of the design. This Design is best featured on big Kitchen Islands, where the design has the room to showcase the robust veining that makes this design strikingly beautiful. Cambria Skara Brae works well in Kitchens with White Cabinets, Dark Brown Cabinets, Espresso Cabinets & Black Cabinets.

Bathroom Countertops

Skara Brae works well for Master Bathroom Countertops, as well as any Bathroom Countertop with long runs. Bathroom Countertops with long runs are ideal when using Skara Brae Quartz because longer countertop pieces allow for the big veins of the Design to be fully showcased.  For Bathroom Countertops, we Recommend adding a Matching 3-4 Inch Quartz Backsplash using Cambria Skara Brae to to protect your wall from the occasional water splash from the faucet or from washing your hands.

Full Height Backsplash

Skara Brae’s Broad and Beautiful Veins Make it the Perfect Candidate for Full Height Backsplash.  Apply Cambria Skara Brae to your Walls for a Seamless, Backsplash look.  Full Height Quartz Backsplash makes Daily Cleaning a Breeze.  With no Grout Lines like Traditional Tile Backsplash, just Wipe Down your Full Height Backsplash with a Mild Soap and Warm Water for Easy Cleaning.

Wall Cladding

Skara Brae Quartz can also be used as Wall Cladding in Large Panels Vertically as Accent Walls, Shower Walls, Waterfall Panels, and More! Skara Brae’s Show Stopping beautiful veining makes it the Perfect for Showcasing on Walls.

Tile Backsplash Ideas for Skara Brae Quartz

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Anthology Muse Collection – Cotto Bianco

Color: White

Sizes: 3×12 &.2.5 x 8

Style: 3D Subway Tile

Anthology TIle Muse Collection Cloud 3x12

Anthology Muse Collection – Cloud

Color: Gray

Sizes: 3×12 &.2.5 x 8

Style: 3D Subway Tile

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Anthology Boutique Collection – Salt

Color: White

Size: 3×9

Style: Beveled Subway Tile

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Anthology Boutique Collection – Fossil 

Color: Gray

Size: 3×9

Style: Beveled Subway Tile

Benjamin Moore Paint Colors for Cambria Skara Brae

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Did you know that all Cambria Quartz Designs have Matching Benjamin Moore Paint Colors? Check out these Handpicked Paint Colors to Best Enhance your New Skara Brae Countertops.  These Colors can be used on your Walls & Kitchen Cabinets to dramatically Transform the Space.  Coordinate your Paint Color with Your Countertops, Cabinets, and Flooring to Really Pull your Kitchen Project Together.

For Use with Skara Brae™, Cambria Recommends the Following Benjamin Moore Paint Colors:

  • Cloud Cover
  • Elk Horn
  • Onyx

Benefits of Cambria Natural Quartz Countertops

Cambria Is Stain Resistant Maintenance Free Durable Food Safe NSF51

Stain Resistant

Quartz Countertops are Stain Resistant.  Due to the composition of pure white quartz, pigments, and binder, Cambria Quartz Natural Countertops are Non-Porous.  Simply Wipe up Countertop Messes with Warm Water and Mild Dish Soap, like Palmolive Platinum Dish Soap.

Maintenance Free

Never Requires Sealer unlike Granite Countertops or Marble Countertops.


Harder and Denser than traditional Granite Countertops, Quartz Countertops are the leader in Durability.  Say Goodbye to Chipped, Scratched, Cracked Countertops. Cambria Quartz is Scratch Resistant. The only Mineral on Earth stronger than Quartz is a Diamond. You can rest assured knowing that you are purchasing a durable product that will stand the test of time.

Food Safe

Cambria Natural Quartz Countertops are Certified Food Safe by NSF 51.  Part of what makes these Countertops Safe for Food Prep is that the Stone Surface is Non-Porous. That means that no Herms, Bacteria, Viruses, Stagnant Water, or Mold can get absorbed into the Countertop and Trapped under the Surface of your Countertops.

Lifetime Transferrable Warranty

Cambria offers a Transferable Lifetime Warranty Against any Irregular Manufacturing Defects. Enjoy your Surfaces Confidently, with Lifetime Service. In the Offhand Chance that your Cambria Countertop has been damaged, Cambria’s Customer Care Team will help make everything right.

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How to Buy Cambria Skara Brae Quartz Near You

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Cambria offers over 180 different designs to their Retail Customers.  To Buy Cambria Quartz, use Cambria’s Dealer Locator tool to find a Premier Dealer near you. International Granite and Stone offers customers a unique, In-Home Design Consultation meeting with the clients to accurately measure the space, bring out samples to view in the home, and offer key insights and design tips for each home.

Buy Direct from International Granite and Stone

Shop with Confidence, with a Cambria Premier Dealer. Cambria Premier Dealers are Countertop Retailers that Live & Embody Cambria’s High Standards of Excellence and Provide an Exceptional Cambria Sales and Showroom Experience. International Granite and Stone is a Cambria Premier Dealer, with over 20 years of Fabrication and Installation Experience in all types of Countertops.

To Learn More About How to Buy Cambria Quartz Countertops Near You, Schedule your FREE Design Consultation Below.