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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 7 2018 08:35AM

we have seen a huge surge in our granite worktops, more and more people seem to be going back to the natural stone, we have been working all over newcastle upon tyne and the north east the last couple of weeks. weve had some order for fusion granite, steel grey, galapagos quartzite and amarone, All absolutely stunning materials

Weve still been fabricating and insatling our quartz with ceaserstone, silestone and cambria and our cermaics and ultra compact surfaces with dekton, laminam and neolith.

The worktop business around the north east is very busy at the moment and will only get busier in the coming months with the xmas rush on!! Weve been installing all over the place weve been to Leeming Bar, Teeside, Yarm, Darlington, hexham, whickham, low fell, morpeth and longframlington in the last week alone so the vans have had a few extra miles on them this week.

We may be expanding our showrooms too within the next few months so we are getting all prepped up for that, pop along and see us in Swalwell to have a look at our huge range, just excuse the mess whilst the work is going on!!!!!

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, Aug 18 2018 06:56PM

Mad busy as ever!! the swalwell factory is bursting at the seams at the moment, not that we are complaining, the never ending showroom will hopefully be getting some work next month too as weve added another 2 members of staff to cope with the work load.


What influences you when you are choosing a worktop?? Why Silestone over a Corian or a Granite over a Quartz?? weve noticed the recent burst in Corian, Staron and Hi macs as well as our Dekton flying off the shelves, We always ask our customers but most of them have just seen it in a magazine or a friend or relative has some, we always offer truthfull advice on our surfaces the do's and dont's the benifits and what to look out for with all the tops. youd be suprised the amount of people who come in and have been to other places and have been misinformed (especially about quartz and Corian).

We have just added another fabricator to our team for the Solid surface side as we have been approved corian fabricators / suppliers for a long time but a new trade contact has chose us as his Corian supplier in Newcastle and gateshead so our workload on that side has doubled, weve also picked up a new trade customer in Carlisle who we are really excited to work with as he does some fantastic kitchens, you may see our vans over in the lake district in the next few weeks as we have a hotel to do in windermere, a worktop job in keswick and a silestone job in Barrow in Furness, as well as a huge Corian job in Northumberland right beside white house farm so we know where we are going at bait time!! a Cambria quartz job in Benton and Ponteland, 2 stunning black granite jobs (which is also mega popular at the minute) both in Gosforth and a lovely staron solid surface job in Cramlington

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

By Dave Dixon, Jun 3 2018 05:29PM

Veined quartz is still the biggest seller at the minute but which one should you choose??

There is a huge market out there from Silestone, Cambria, Compaq quartz and many more lesser know brands, All with different veining here we feature the Brittanicca warm quartz that we have installed in a showroom in Birtley county durham it looks stunning and the heavily veining patteren is softened down with the light grey colours, Cambrias veined decors are really like the marble they are trying to impersonate they feature smaller veins and stun marks like a real marble would have, it is truly stunning.


The factory has been super busy as usual as well weve been all over the north east the last few weeks granite jobs have went into north yorkshire, yarm and Northumberland

Silestone quartz and Cambria quartz have been installed in Low Fell, Whickham, Ponteland and Gosforth

Weve had Corian and Staron solid surface jobs going into Jesmond, Fenham, Forest Hall and Gosforth all with intergrated seamless sinks and one with coved upstands


Weve also picked up some new contracts as R.O Surfaces has been chosen as the granite, quartz , corian and dekton suppliers in the north east for 4 new showrooms in blaydon, chester le street, northumberland and Sunderland so we are super excited. We are also working on a Corian kitchen which will be stunning we are just making the proto type doors

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