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Welcome to our Blog, R.O Surfaces is a quartz, granite, solid surface and granite/quartz overlay supplier in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, Durham and surrounding areas.

We will be giving information on products, questions and everything inbetween for you worktops, so keep checking back

By Dave Dixon, Sep 29 2018 11:16AM

We have some new stock of our famous R.O Calacatta quartz this stuff is flying off the shelf, every customer who sees it falls in love with it!!! Its veined pattern gives it the perfect look of a calcatta marble but with none of the headache!!! pop down to our factory in Swalwell to see it in person the postcode is ne16 3ds.

Weve had a lovely break for a week but we are back to the grind as of monday for the xmas madness, we are keeping strict this year on our last dates for booking which will be the last week in november to book and our last fit dates will be 18th december so if you want your worktops in time for xmas get booked in now or you will miss out!!!!!!!


im still asked about the benefits of quartz, corain, granite etc so as promised wel document it for you bit by bit!!

here is a couple of quotes on what exactly the surfaces are, corian has the same composition as starton, lg, hanex, LG Hi-macs etc


Corian is a synthetic, solid, nonporous, surface countertop material developed by Dupont. One of the many advantages of Corian is that the countertops feature a nearly seamless joint. Corian is also extremely durable and easy to maintain. It is stain, heat, and sunlight resistant.


quartz - Quartz worktops are man-made engineered stone, formed by combining 90% ground quartz (a natural hard mineral) with 8-10% resins, polymers, and pigments. This forms a very hard granite-like surface. The appearance depends on how the quartz is ground: coarsely ground quartz produces a flecked appearance, while finely ground quartz produces a smooth look. Companies are able to replicate other stones with quartz and can produce the same finish again and again


Granite - Granite is composed mainly of quartz and feldspar with minor amounts of mica, amphiboles, and other minerals, mined from all over the world giving unique patterns and markings, each slab is completely unique, in its basic form its chopped from the ground polished and delivered to our factory in Newcastle Upon Tyne!!!


Hygiene is another question we get asked about all the time - Solid surface and quartz are both excellent in this feild as they are both non porus

granite is porus but with modern sealers are also excellent for keeping clean


i hope this little guide has helped you decide a little better which worktop youd like to choose if not feel free to pop into R.O Surfaces in Swalwell just accross the A1 from the Metro Centre to have a chat about your project, we will gladly run you through the truth about worktops pros and cons something a lot of our customers dont seem to get anywhere else!!!

We carry samples of Granites, Silestone, Cambria, Ceaserstone, Qurealla, Technistone, Corian, LG Hi-Macs, Hanex amongst others so we have something for everyone!!!!!






By Dave Dixon, Sep 2 2018 08:45AM

Here at R.O Surfaces we are often asked if we think the waterfall edges can be done in quartz, granite as well as corian, staron etc, in short yes!!

They work great if have picked a vein material and the material allowance lets us drop the leg from one run so that the vein runs along the top and down to the floor, however this cant be achieved on every job sometimes due to size sometimes budget etc.

We think they create a great feature as in the picture above of a recent install of marble effect quartz installed in Whickham, Gateshead. This drop leg has enabled us to create a sitting area we did have to install some steel work first but we made the worktops extra deep so that the steelwork is hidden so youd never know!!!!!

We are currently fabricating a huge Corian job like this too, we have made a corian table with a drop leg and steel supports that is 3 meters long!! Other solid surfaces lend them selves well to this as well LG Hi-Macs, Staron and Hanex, not so much with materails such as mistral and Mia as they are already 25mm blacks (where the worktop is already cut to size)


Weve had some stunning jobs going out the last week and one of our busiest periods ever!! Weve had one Zimbabwe black granite in a polished finish going into Birtley

one Zimbabwe black in a leathered finish going into a property in Blaydon with upstands and full height splashback

a 20mm Silestone quartz job with a downdraft extractor going into Sunderland again with full height splashbacks

3 of our own brand Quartz R.O Snow similar to stellar blanco and Aspen ice going into Ponteland, Killingworth and Tynemouth

and 2 of our own Calacatta quartz going into Medburn and Whitley bay.

Weve also been appointed the only fabricators for 2 new trade customers in cumbria and lakedistrct and one in South Shields

Onwards and upwards

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