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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, Oct 14 2018 07:42AM

Want something a little different for you worktops??? Look no further than this stunning Blue Fantasy quartzite. It has blue, grey and warm brown tones and would look stunning in any kitchen. Let your fantasy become reality..........sorry il let myself out!!!!!


Every week we have a surface of the week on our facebook page CLICK HERE which may help you choose your tops or give you some ideas on something you may like. Or pop into our factory in Swalwell right next to the metro centre and 5 mins from team valley our postcode is ne16 3ds. We have samples of loads of granites, quartz, corians, hi-macs, staron, ceaserstone, dekton, laminam, neolith,silestone plus our own brands of quartz


We have also started manufacturing of our own kitchens, bedrooms and bathroom furniture and have been flat out busy with them, we do everything from bespoke handmade oak shaker doors with oak cabinets to high gloss doors with MFC cabinets and everything inbetween. We have been making bathroom vanity units sprayed to farrow and ball colours, a huge kitchen up in Ponteland in American oak, 2 gloss kitchens with handleless rails in dunston and chester le street, the studios facebook (CLICK HERE) the studio will have its own website coming soon and with us manufacturing both the worktops and the kitchens in house we can give you a complete bespoke option and tailor the project to the way you want it not the way it has to be bought of the shelf.


Our granite worktop supplier newcastle / north east status has been bolstered again with the addition of another 3 trade customers with showrooms so the run up to xmas is going to be really busy. One showroom is going to be Silestone Elite, and the other 2 will have a mixture of Silestone, Cambria quartz and ceaserstone, exciting times

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

By Dave Dixon, Jul 15 2018 04:06PM

Just incase you seen last weeks blog and wondering what it was all about let nhme explain, my little boy asked about gamer x ( i still have no idea what that is) and we had a discussion that i was gamer x, so i put that on last week so that when he googled it my ugly mug would show up!!

Anyway as usual we keep a eye on trends going out of the factory and it seems Silestone is back at the top of the sales list for us which usually means a advert or publication has went out somewhere with it in normally a home and country magazine up in northumberland or the living north show has been on in gosforth, i think the 25 year warranty sells Silestone and i have to say that they are great for support should anything need done. Weve only had 3 warranty issues and Cosentino have come straight out to R.O Surfaces rescue haha.

We have been selected as the preffered marble / granite suppliers in the north east for the stunning Bywell Hall in Stocksfield, Northumberland. We have just delivered a stunning marble table that we have fabricated, i wont put a photo on you can just visit the site once its all finished.

As usual we have been extrememly busy with a Corian jobs in Cramilington, Fenham and gosforth

Weve had 4 Silestone jobs in Ponteland, Gosforth, Westerhope and North Shields and have been selected as the Silestone and quartz supplier for a new delopement in Anlwick so we are all over the place at the minute.

We have a stunning Cosmic black granite job in Whickham, gateshead and a stunning back lit avonite job goin into a showroom in Yarm soon cant wait, we love anything unusual.




By Dave Dixon, Jul 1 2018 01:52PM

This year is flying by i cant believe its July already, and for as long as i can remember the hoppings fair at the town moor has been and it hasnt been raining cats and dogs!!! we are acutally getting a proper summer here in newcastle upon tyne!!

we have done some lovely jobs the last week, weve put this 50mm mitred island in which was our own carrara quartz, weve done a stunning Dekton and Neolith hybrid job where the worktop runs were in Neolith Aspen Grey and the Island was in Dekton Blanc concrete.

Weve also done a silestone gris expo in Gosforth and another quartz job in Whitley bay

Then on Thursday disaster!! we opened the front door and heard the dreaded sound of rushing water, got to the factory door and the whole place was flooded and lots of machines and tools damaged!! Nightmare, so we had to close the Swalwell (gateshead) factory on Thursday. Never mind though this stuff happens and we were back to the grind on Friday. we have a really busy few weeks ahead with 4 samsung Staron jobs and huge Hanex solid surface job with some Corian sinks in to go into chester le street, Ponteland, Hexham, Whickham and Sunderland, 3 Silestone jobs to go in Morpeth, Low Fell and Sunderland and some fabrication of our white/black and grey starlight quartz for some of our traders who use us for fabrication. I hope the rest of the year stays like this. Also the signs are up for the showroom and weve started building the island so hopefully within the next 2 weeks wel have all that boxed off

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