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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 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, 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, 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 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!!!!!






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