Allen + Roth is a house brand created and sold exclusively by Lowe’s home improvement stores. While Lowe’s contracts with various manufacturers to produce Allen + Roth products, Cambria is the company that makes Allen + Roth quartz countertops.
Cambria is a leading producer of natural quartz surfaces with manufacturing facilities in the United States. They have an exclusive partnership with Lowe’s to produce quartz countertops under the Allen + Roth brand name.
An Overview of Allen + Roth Quartz Countertops
Allen + Roth quartz countertops are made from finely ground natural quartz crystals combined with high-performance polyester resins. This creates an extremely durable, non-porous, stain-resistant, and low-maintenance surface perfect for kitchens and bathrooms.
Some key features of Allen + Roth quartz countertops include:
- Highly durable – resistant to scratches, chips, cracks, and heat
- Non-porous – does not need to be sealed and resists staining
- Antibacterial – inhibits bacterial growth
- Low-maintenance – easy to clean and maintain
- Stylish – available in a range of contemporary colors and patterns
- Long-lasting – does not etch or discolor over time
- Resistant to acids, alkalis, and solvents
- Backed by a Cambria 10-year limited warranty
Allen + Roth quartz collections are designed to be budget-friendly choices for quality quartz countertops. Current collections include Willow, Ravine, and Brookside with color options like white, gray, black, brown, and blue. The patterns tend to have subtle movement or variation rather than bold veining or heavy patterns.
The quartz material is combined with polyester resins in about a 90% to 10% ratio. The resins act as a binder to hold the crushed quartz particles together. Pigments are added to the resins to create the various color options.
Compared to natural stone, Allen + Roth quartz requires very little maintenance aside from regular cleaning. It does not need to be sealed, is highly resistant to staining, and withstands exposure to acids and abrasives. The non-porous surface makes it inhospitable to bacteria growth.
Why Cambria Makes Allen + Roth Quartz
As a leading quartz manufacturer, Cambria has an exclusive partnership with Lowe’s to produce their house brand quartz products. There are several key reasons why Cambria is the ideal choice:
Reputation for Quality and Innovation
With state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, Cambria has a reputation for producing high-quality quartz countertops using innovative techniques. Their quartz surfaces are renowned for durability, beauty, and easy maintenance. This aligns well with Allen + Roth’s focus on providing quality and style at affordable price points.
All Cambria quartz surfaces are made in the United States at their production facilities in Minnesota and Georgia. This allows excellent quality control and faster fulfillment of Allen + Roth quartz orders for Lowe’s stores.
Range of Colors and Patterns
With a vast color and pattern library built over years of quartz manufacturing, Cambria can easily produce the natural, subtle designs desired for the Allen + Roth collections. Their expertise translates to attractive options for budget-conscious consumers.
Custom Fabrication Capabilities
In addition to pre-fabricated slabs, Cambria also has custom fabrication capabilities to meet the needs of Lowe’s customers. Store associates can work with customers to measure, design, customize, and install quartz countertops.
Strong Supply Chain
With multiple production sites and national distribution capabilities, Cambria can maintain a steady supply pipeline for the thousands of Lowe’s stores across North America. This ensures Allen + Roth quartz is consistently in stock.
Technical and Customer Support
Cambria offers strong technical support to assist Lowe’s associates with designing, selling, and installing Allen + Roth quartz. They also provide customer support resources such as FAQs and maintenance guidelines.
Brand Reputation Uplift
The Cambria brand is well-recognized as a top producer of high-end quartz. Having Cambria behind Allen + Roth lends greater credibility and trust in the quality of the affordable quartz collection.
By leveraging Cambria’s expertise and capabilities, Lowe’s is able to offer their customers quality quartz countertops at affordable price points under the Allen + Roth brand. The partnership gives consumers access to cutting-edge quartz surfaces they may not otherwise have in a budget-friendly option.
How Allen + Roth Quartz Countertops Are Made
The manufacturing process used by Cambria to produce Allen + Roth quartz involves several key steps:
1. Raw Material Sourcing
Natural quartz crystals are mined and then finely ground into a powder. Cambria sources quartz from different locations including the United States, Brazil, India, Israel, and many other countries. Sourcing from various mineral deposits gives a wide range of color options.
2. Mixing with Resins
The ground quartz is combined with polyester resins and pigments in precise ratios and mixed thoroughly to achieve a homogeneous blend. The resins act as a binder while the pigments add color. Allen + Roth patterns use smaller pigment particulates to achieve more subtle, natural aesthetic.
3. Molding & Compaction
The quartz/resin mixture is pressed into slab molds under vibration and vacuum compression to remove air pockets. This compacting helps maximize the slabs’ density and durability. Allen + Roth slabs are made using Cambria’s state-of-the-art Bretonstone® technology for optimal compaction.
4. Curing & Hardening
After molding, the slabs pass through curing ovens to harden the resin binders and solidify the quartz material into a robust, non-porous surface. Precise temperature controls prevent cracking or discoloration.
5. Finishing & Polishing
In the finishing process, the top and bottom surfaces of the cured slabs are ground and polished using diamond abrasives and pads. This brings out the smooth, glass-like finish characteristic of Cambria quartz.
6. Inspection & Packaging
Every slab undergoes thorough inspection for any defects, quality confirmation, and verification of dimensions. Approved slabs are securely packaged to prevent damage in transit to Lowe’s stores.
7. Custom Fabrication (if required)
For customized projects, Cambria can precision cut the Allen + Roth slabs and fabricate into countertops per customer specifications. This involves edge treatments, cutouts, and seam placement to match each project’s unique design.
8. Nationwide Distribution
The packaged slab inventory is distributed across Lowe’s’s supply chain network using transportation partners. Regional distribution centers help supply slabs to stores in a timely manner to meet demand.
9. In-Store Assistance
Lowe’s store associates are available to advise customers on selecting the right Allen + Roth colors, estimate installation costs, provide measurement and design services, and coordinate countertop installation.
By leveraging Cambria’s expertise, the manufacturing process results in quartz countertops made from high-quality materials, with consistent quality, and reliable nationwide availability through Lowe’s stores.
Allen + Roth Quartz Collections
Allen + Roth quartz is currently available in three main collections – Willow, Ravine, and Brookside. Each collection offers popular contemporary colors and patterns suitable for a range of home design aesthetics.
The Willow collection includes lighter quartz varieties with soft grays, creams, and whites inspired by natural stone. Colors include:
- White Cliff: A very light, clean white with faint gray veining
- Desert Storm: Light beige reminiscent of weathered stone
- Gray Oak: Light gray with subtle tan striations
- Lunar: A cool-toned light gray with a low-contrast design
- White Cap: Creamy white with faint gray mottling
With its lighter palette, Willow quartz can brighten up kitchens and bathrooms while providing a touch of texture. The soft tones and patterns offer versatility for pairing with different cabinetry, tiles, and interior design schemes.
Drawing inspiration from darker natural stones, the Ravine collection offers richer tones of gray, brown, and black. Color options include:
- Thunderstorm: A true deep gray with dramatic smoky veining
- Midnight: Jet black quartz that makes a bold statement
- Slate: A black-flecked dark gray reminiscent of eponymous slate
- Brownstone: A lighter brown-gray mimicking natural sedimentary rock
- Onyx: An elegant white with dramatic black marble-like veining
With its striking shades, Ravine quartz lends drama and sophistication to kitchens and baths. The dark palette contrasts beautifully with light cabinetry and bright accents.
Splitting the difference between light and dark is the Brookside collection. It offers quartz in popular transitional tones of gray and brown. The color options are:
- Pumice: A light grey with faint brown striations resembling natural pumice stone
- Misty Carrara: White-gray with subtle veining inspired by Carrara marble
- Pebble Stone: A medium gray-brown with brown and black speckles
- Concrete: A true medium gray replicating a poured concrete aesthetic
- Caldera: Dark gray with bold variations mimicking natural igneous rock
With its mix of warmer and cooler tones, the Brookside palette can complement many kitchen cabinet, flooring, and wall colors. The collection offers versatility whether you prefer a cozy cottage or sleek modern look.
The Benefits of Choosing Allen + Roth Quartz
Allen + Roth quartz delivers high performance, beauty, and convenience at budget-friendly price points. Key benefits include:
Allen + Roth quartz provides the top benefits of natural quartz surfaces at very affordable prices. Backed by Cambria, you get superb durability, stain resistance, and easy maintenance.
Wide Range of Options:
With three collections and multiple color choices, Allen + Roth offers many attractive options to suit varied tastes and interior design styles.
You get the quality of Cambria quartz crafting with Allen + Roth. The manufacturing techniques used provide optimal durability and performance.
Great for Busy Homes:
Resistant to scratches, stains, and heat, Allen + Roth quartz can withstand busy household activities. No sealing needed!
Keep your countertops looking like new with simple routine cleaning using a soft cloth and mild soap/water.
Get help choosing the right quartz colors, custom fabrication, and installation from knowledgeable Lowe’s associates.
Convenient One-Stop Shopping:
Purchase your Allen + Roth quartz countertops, cabinetry, and all other remodeling needs in one place at Lowe’s.
Peace of Mind Warranty:
Allen + Roth quartz comes backed by Cambria’s 10-year limited warranty for added purchase protection.
For beautiful, durable, low-maintenance countertops at great value, Allen + Roth quartz made by Cambria is an excellent choice for your next kitchen or bath remodel.
FAQ About Allen + Roth Quartz
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about Allen + Roth quartz countertops:
How much do Allen + Roth quartz countertops cost?
As an affordable quartz option, Allen + Roth countertops range from $55-$75 per square foot including materials and professional installation. The exact price depends on the specific color chosen, edge treatments, and other custom options.
What colors are available for Allen + Roth quartz?
There are over 15 different color options across the Willow, Ravine, and Brookside collections. Choices range from white, light gray, darker grays, brown, cream, and black with subtle patterns.
What edge styles can you get with Allen + Roth quartz?
Many edge treatments are available including straight, beveled, ogee, dupont, roundover, and eased. Your Lowe’s kitchen associate can show edge profiles to choose what’s right for your design.
Does Allen + Roth quartz need to be sealed?
No, it does not require sealing. The non-porous material resists staining without the need for sealing agents. Proper cleaning is all that’s needed.
Is Allen + Roth quartz heat resistant?
Yes. It is thermal shock resistant and can withstand exposure to normal household high temperatures. However, prolonged direct high heat could cause damage. Using trivets is still recommended.
How thick are Allen + Roth quartz countertops?
Slabs are available in standard thicknesses of 2cm and 3cm. 3cm is recommended for countertops to provide enhanced strength and durability.
Who provides the warranty for Allen + Roth quartz?
As the manufacturer, Cambria provides a 10-year limited warranty covering defects in materials and craftsmanship. Visit your Lowe’s store for complete details and limitations.
Does Allen + Roth quartz need to be reinforced?
For unsupported overhangs exceeding 6 inches, additional support is recommended. Your Lowe’s associate can advise on options like corbels or steel reinforcement to avoid sagging.
How do you clean Allen + Roth quartz surfaces?
Routine cleaning just involves using a soft cloth or sponge with mild soap and warm water. Avoid abrasive cleaners. Cambria has detailed care and maintenance instructions.
With its innovative manufacturing technology, Cambria produces high-quality quartz slabs that Lowe’s sells under its Allen + Roth house brand. Available exclusively at Lowe’s, Allen + Roth quartz delivers the top benefits of natural quartz countertops at very affordable price points. With three collections offering stylish patterns and contemporary colors suitable for a wide range of interior decors, Allen + Roth quartz presents an attractive option for budget-friendly kitchen and bathroom remodeling. Supported by Cambria’s reputation for quartz craftsmanship and Lowe’s customer service, Allen + Roth truly makes quartz countertops accessible for today’s value-focused consumers.