FCI is a provider of granite, marble and numerous other natural stones, engineered quartz, solid surface, laminate, and wood countertops.
FCI, in most cases, will bring your cabinets and countertops ready to install the same day. This eliminates the lost time for templating which most counter top manufactures require after the cabinets are set. Our customers work directly with the people responsible for estimating, measuring, manufacturing, and installing your countertops. FCI’s experienced installers can ensure that all countertops are installed in a timely and professional manner. Due to the fact that our countertops are installed in conjunction with the cabinet install, we can hold tighter tolerances than most and have a much less likelihood of damaging a cabinet during the install process.
Below are links to a wealth of knowledge on the various countertops that we offer. Find out what is best suited for not only your lifestyle, but design style! Keep in mind the care and maintenance associated with each countertop when choosing the perfect addition to your project.
Natural Stone Countertops
Below you will find information on the various natural stone countertops that we offer, as well as the care and maintenance and frequently asked questions of natural stone.
For routine cleaning of quartz, use a damp cloth or paper towel, and if necessary, a small amount of non-bleach, non abrasive cleanser. Do not place hot skillets or pans directly on top. Use hot pads or trivets. Though stain resistant, when exposed to liquids, such as wine, vinegar, tea, lemon juice and soda, or fruits and vegetables, wipe up food and liquid spills as soon as possible. For more difficult spills, please refer to the manufacturers instructions. Since quartz is nonporous, it does not require sealants or waxes.For warranty information, please see manufacturer policy.To learn more about the various engineered quartz countertops that we offer, please click on the companies that we work with, pictured below.
Corian Solid Surface
For routine cleaning of Corian Solid Surface, washing the surface with soap and water is usually sufficient. Unlike most other counter top materials, abrasive household cleaners can be used, such as Ajax with bleach and a Scotch-Brite pad. Do not place hot skillets or pans directly on top. Some heat generating appliances like electric skillets or crock pots can damage the surface. The use of a trivet or hot pad equipped with small rubber feet is recommended. Please click below for more information.
Cultured Marble Countertops
For routine cleaning of cultured marble tops, use only liquid or foam, non-abrasive cleaners, then apply a coat of non-yellowing wax or polish. Remove hard water scale and rust stains with a mild vinegar and water solution followed by a polishing compound. Grease stains and oil residues can be removed by mineral spirits available from paint outlets. Mold or mildew can be removed with a dilute solution of Clorox or with Lysol. Never let pure bleach come in contact with your marble. For more information, refer to the Marble Care Instructions from the manufacturer.
For routine cleaning of laminate tops, use a damp cloth with a mild soap or detergent. Abrasive cleaners should not be used. More stubborn dirt, greasy fingerprints or glue spills may be removed with lacquer thinner. Do not use a hotplate. Excessive heat will cause discoloration, de-lamination or blistering of laminate. Also, slicing can damage the surface. Use your knives and other sharp implements on a chopping board. KEEP ALL SEAMS DRY! Excessive water standing in the area of a seam, especially behind the sink, may cause permanent damage to the backsplash. Damage caused by excessive water in a seam area is not warranted by manufacturer.To learn more about the types of laminate countertops that we offer, please click below.
FCI can manufacture wood tops that can be finished to match cabinetry, or finished as an accent piece of furniture. FCI offers butcher block tops in various wood species with an oil finish, or a cabinet finish of any type can be applied to the surface. For routine cleaning of butcher block tops, after scraping off any food or dirt particles, clean the wood using a wet cloth, sponge, or paper towel, being sure to dry surface afterwards. At least once a month, apply pure mineral oil to the wood surface. Rub the oil into the wood, let it soak in for a few minutes, then wipe off any excess oil using a clean paper towel.
Here is a quick comparison chart of the various countertops that we offer: