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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 5 2019 01:27PM

Sintered stone worktops are often referred to as ceramic worktops or porcelain worktops. We are approved fabricators and installers of the market leaders of these tops such as Neolith, Dekton, Laminam,Lapitec, Infinity stone, Coverlam, Xstone and Porcelthin. We have been fabricating these products for over 4 years now. R.O Surfaces was one of the first companies in the North East of England to start using these surfaces. Even still to this day a lot of companies wont deal with it because of the fabricating issues that occur with it.


So we often get asked what is sintered stone and why should we use it?


It is a 100% natural material based on 3 groups of natural elements:

1. Granite Minerals: Quartz and Feldspar which grants hardness and strength to the product.

2. Glass Minerals and Silica which grants chemical stability.

3. Natural oxides which grants chromatic properties


Amongst other things it is also

Hygienic

Non porous

Suitable for use outdoors

Resistant to high temperatures

Resistant to staining

Resistant to detergents

Resistance to chemicals

Resistance to thermal shock

Resistance to freezing-defrosting

Resistant to humidity

Resistance to UV rays

Resistant to scratching and abrasion

Easy to clean and maintain


It is a very versatile product which can be used in a variety of situations we have adopted this surface and use it for kitchen worktops and splashbacks, Bathroom walls full cladded with chain linked material (where the veins will run right around the room), Vented Facades, furniture and much more!

We have done some very exciting projects in and around Newcastle Upon Tyne and Northumberland with our sintered stone and are becoming known as the go to company for any ceramic / porcelain or sintered stone jobs, we work closely with designers, architects, specifiers and commercial contractors to create bespoke solutions for their projects. With the ever changing market in worktops there is now more choice then ever with companies offering finished in over 126 colours.

If you are thinking of a project you haven't decided what surface to go for or you have decided on a sintered stone / porcelain then come and see us. No appointment needed just call or pop into the showroom and see one of our specialists. 0191 447 7440 or call in R.O Studio / R.O Surfaces, Unit 2, Foundry Park, Market Lane, Swalwell, NE16 3DS

We are located right next to the metro centre and Whickham or 5 minutes drive from Team Valley

We Supply our stone to the general public or trade and are looking for new trade customers with showrooms to put some of our new exclusive displays in.



By Dave Dixon, Sep 29 2019 03:01PM

We've just returned from a incredible trip to Italy where we visited the Marmo show in Verona and the Cersaie show in Bologna. We were invited out there as guests of one of our suppliers and it was amazing!

The shows let us see what the rest of the world is doing with Granite, porcelain and quartz. Its actually amazing what can be done with the right machines and a little imagination. Ive posted a picture of something from the show below which blew my mind!!!!!!! We've invested in a few little machines too to help with production

Anyway whilst ive been away the team has been very busy with installations from the factory with Dekton, Laminam and Neolith all flying out as the ceramic / Porcelain / sintered stone market show no sign of slowing down and is not as popular as ever, we have some stunning jobs to show you with it so keep a eye on our facebook page to see them when they pop up click HERE and like our page to keep up to date with us.

Our natural stone and quartz side has been going as well with Silestone, Caeserstone and our own brands all topping the bill this month.

We love stone and after our trip we love what can be done with it!

If you have a worktop project coming up that you would like to discuss we would gladly have a sit down and advise you on whats best for your needs


By Dave Dixon, Aug 11 2019 07:38AM

When it comes to choosing worktops there are so many how do you choose????

Granite, quartz (Silestone,Cambria,Caesarstone to name a few), porcelain, ceramics and sintered stones (Dekton, Laminam, Neolith,lapitec), Solid surfaces (Corian, Hanex, Starton, LG Hi-Macs) then marbles and quartzites. Although we have policies on selling marble to customers as worktops. Here at R.O Surfaces, we like to educate our customers about the materials so if a customer wants marble and hasn't had marble previous we would explain to them what will happen to the worktops over time, how they will age and how they can etch. Even with the best sealers in the world a marble will etch which is different from a stain!

The same with all our worktops we explain how to look after them and care for them. Corian and the other solid surfaces are to be looked after a little different to stone as with Corian being an acrlyic you can use a scouring pad and sandpapers on the face of it if you ever get stubborn stains whereas stones will simply require a good cleaner such as Cif or Barkeepers Friend to remove stubborn marks

We have installed granite worktops in thousands of homes across the Newcastle upon tyne area and Northumberland and (touch wood) we havnt had a stain on a top we couldnt remove but we are also lucky enough that all of our customers have followed our care instructions!!

Our Showroom is jam-packed with all of our sample worktops and tiles for you to browse we are open 9-5 every weekday and 9-2 on a Saturday we always have someone on hand to give you some advice and point you in the right direction. We may not be the cheapest around but we pride ourselves on our craftsmanship and have gained an excellent reputation which we are very proud of. We don't use inferior products and we can stand behind our products 100%. a quote we heard a very long time ago that has stuck with us is "quality will be remembered long after the price is forgotten"

Last week weve been installing in Cheser le street with some stunning Dekton Trilium, Benton in Newcastle Upon Tyne with some Silestone and some more Dekton Trillium, a huge job in Gosforth with some Caeserstone and Whickham with a stunning Corian Island with drop-down legs and integrated Corian sink,


you can stay up to date with us on our facebook page click HERE

For any home improvements such as kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, tiles, cladding or flooring you can visit our sister company R.O Studio click HERE or the facebook page HERE

By Dave Dixon, Jun 30 2019 08:27AM

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Laminam worktop suppliers north east england, newcastle upon tyne

With the huge rise in compact surfaces we take a little look at what is swaying people towards this new sintered stone or porcelain worktops. Here at R.O Surfaces we love the new technology we have fabricated Dekton, Neolith and Laminam for customers all over the north east and Northumberland with great results. it can be used outdoors as it remains unaffected by exposure to sunlight and is hygienic, so why not let us built you a stunning BBQ area with this material, that's not to say Granite and quartz worktops wont work for BBQ's but quartz is not UV stable so would fade quickly, granite has better results however with constant exposure you may have some fading over time


We do a lot of kitchen worktops in the Porcelain or sintered stone and it is perfect for this - super strong, you can put hot pans direct on the surface you can even take a chainsaw to it!!! Not that we'd recommend that! Acidic wont effect the material such as lemon or wines. The various manufacturers have different thicknesses available at the minute Dekton has the full range in 12mm and 20mm for worktops, whilst Laminam and Neolith have a expanding range with all in 12mm and only some in 20mm I think over the coming months this will change as they will have to keep up with Dekton and they will bring out the whole range in 20mm


So dekton, granite or quartz??? Which would you pick and why????


As we fabricate and supply all of it we are completely impartial so we can give a unbiased opinion.


R.O Surfaces unbiased opinion is.......................whichever You like the best!! Seriously there is very little difference to the actual end user although the porcelains are a lot harder you aren't really going to be hitting the worktops with sledge hammers etc!! If you drop a cup or glass on any of the tops the glass would smash before you worktops


We've been mega busy these last few weeks with our usual Siltstone, Staron, Qurella quartz and granite jobs being installed in Ponteland, Cramlington, Gosforth and Montague in Newcastle upon tyne and Northumberland. We have also been supplying a lot of trade fitters and have picked up some more showrooms. If you are a showroom and would like to talk to us about supplying you please get in touch for a chat or pop into the showroom to see us we are situated right next to the metro centre R.O Surfaces, unit 2 foundry park market lane NE16 3DS


By Dave Dixon, Mar 29 2019 04:43PM

its been so hectic the last 4 weeks or so we havnt even had time to be on our blog!! We have been so busy with our granite worktops flying out the door. Some of mother natures finest. We have some stunning 30mm viscount white granite with waterfall legs up in Darras Hall, 6 jobs of our marble effect quartz worktops all over the north east of england including Ponteland, Medburn, Cramlington, Westerhope, Killingworth and Chapel house. Our Solid surface division has been busy with corian and staron jobs too.

Also we are still squaring away the showroom but we now have some stunning 12mm dekton trillium on displays and some of our 20mm marble effect quartz with quartz sink drainer grooves and waterfall edge to boot. All with a full height splashback it looks truly stunning, we will be having a grand opening very soon and our invites will be going out to all the local resisdents of Whickham, Swalwell, Dunston, Rowlands Gill, Team Valley and all the other surrounding areas.

We were talking with one of our trade customers last week to who have a place on team valley and he said customers have said umpteen times that there is no granite worktop suppliers on team Valley. We are literally 5 minutes drive from there. Our address is R.O Studio / R.O Surfaces, unit 2 , foudry park, market lane, swalwell, ne16 3ds.

We still have a bit of a battle to get the new showroom done which feels like its been going on forever but its looking truly stunning and we have some supper exciting stuff going on!!!!

Have you seen the new ultra thin Dekton surface for bathroom walls???? its 4mm thick, super large format tiles. When we say large format we mean large format as is 3000mm x 1200mm yes thats right 3 meters by 1.2 meters and are truly stunning. pop in and say hi and have a look at some samples


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