Cambria Stone is created from pure natural quartz, an extremely hard stone. In fact, quartz is the hardest non-precious stone that can be found in the earth’s surface. Cambria Natural Quartz surfaces are twice as strong as granite. Cambria is a surface that is truly everlasting . Unlike granite, Cambria has been certified by National Sanitary Foundation International as safe for use as a food preparation surface. Cambria is nonporous; therefore food and moisture cannot penetrate the surface- the main source of growth for harmful bacteria.