Slate Sink Surrounds

Bespoke and Custom Cut Slate Draining Boards and Sink Surrounds

Ardosia Slate has many years of experience in making sink surrounds and draining boards in natural slate.  From traditional styled Belfast sinks to modern and contemporary designs, Ardosia has created a wide range of slate surrounds and draining boards that have been custom cut to clients’ specifications.  These include surrounds for different shaped Belfast, Butler and modern stone sinks, as well as composite, stainless steel and even copper sinks.

Why are Slate Draining Boards so Versatile?

  • Our slate draining boards/sink surrounds are perfect for all areas, whether commercial or domestic.
  • Draining Boards are always custom cut with draining channels formed within the slate.
  • Our draining boards are eminently suitable for 'undermount', 'belfast' or 'butler' sink installations.
  • Ardosia can design and manufacture free-standing sink or vanity units or provide the slate surface for a base provided by the client.
  • Whether intended for a contemporary or traditionally styled installation, our slate surfaces require a very minimum of routine maintenance.


Whether it is for a kitchen, utility, bathroom, cloakroom or wet room, our facility to custom cut slate to your needs means we can help you with all designs from under mount sinks to corner sinks and our slate work surfaces are manufactured to complement and fit furniture in the room. Slate work surfaces with draining grooves for under mounted or Belfast sinks are provided, to either both sides of the sink or just one. Holes for mounting taps are located where required and the surface and edges of the slate are finished to the client’s specification.

Large Island and Peninsula surfaces are incredibly popular in both modern homes and traditional country kitchens. Ardosia can provide you with a natural slate work surface to your own specification, incorporating draining boards built within the Island/Peninsula work surface if required.  The maximum size of slate available is 1.3metres by 2.2metres, otherwise shape and size are only constrained by room dimensions and the planned support system. The surface and edging of an island/peninsula will be finished to match other areas of the room and where specified facilities for incorporating sinks, hobs, ‘pop up’ sockets or other utilities

Ardosia have created free standing washstands, with natural slate surface, that look fantastic in contemporary bathrooms or cloakrooms.  Constructed with the necessary ‘holes’ to provide for taps and waste, they display special hand basins to their very best advantage. The handmade wooden stands are normally supplied with a lower, slatted slate shelf, or a surface can be specified to fit an existing vanity unit. Bath panels, surrounds and shelves can all be manufactured to specified dimensions to ensure that the room provides the appearance and functionality required.

We regularly manufacture slate surfaces to replace worn out items in existing kitchens and these can be made to accommodate any type or other appliance. If a custom cut natural slate kitchen surface or sink surround would be of interest to you please contact Ardosia Slate for a no obligation quote.

See our commercial slate images for examples of the many surfaces we have produced and to see ideas for your own project. We can arrange a full ‘template’ and installation service, which will provide advice and guidance if required.

Belfast sink surround from Ardosia Slate
Belfast sink surround from Ardosia Slate
Belfast slate sink surround with draining grooves from Ardosia
Stand alone slate sink surround with round stone bowl on wooden frame from Ardosia
Bespoke handmade in the UK slate kitchen sink surround with Belfast sink and wooden units
Polished grooves on slate draining board leading into recessed sink
Recessed sink with slate surround and splash board with bespoke engraved sign
sink surround in slate with over hanging tap
Sunken Belfast sink with surround