Slate is a sought-after material that’s been used in the construction industry for centuries; slate tiles are still highly regarded as one of the most durable and exceptional quality roof coverings available.
Although very few slate mines are still in operation in the UK, Lakeland slate products remain in demand for their natural yet refined quality, bringing a rustic feel into the home, alongside their more traditional use as a roofing material.
Lakeland slate products tend to come in a couple of colours: Westmorland Green is perhaps one of the best known for roof tiles, while Brathay Blue/Black slate is also a popular choice.
While slate is often considered primarily an outdoor material, there are a number of manufacturers who take the materials raw from Lakeland slate quarries and turn it into other slate products for the home.
We’ve put together below a selection of some beautiful (and in several cases, rather different) slate homeware products for you to enjoy.
Lakeland slate platter
What more interesting way is there to serve charcuterie, cheese, or even cakes than on a slate serving plate, giving that rustic feel to your platters?
This lakeland slate cheese board comes with handles for easy serving at a dinner party and can be easily wiped clean.
Lakeland Round Slate Cheeseboard with Handles (340mm diameter)
Slate placemat and coaster set
Another great housewarming gift or addition to your tableware is this set of Lakeland slate placemats and coasters – they’re particularly distinct and can be simply wiped clean with a damp cloth, as they’re covered in a special food-safe coating. They can be bought individually or in sets of 4, 6 or 8 place settings.
Lakeland Slate Placemats (Set of 8)
Lakeland slate gifts for wine lovers
If you or a loved one are a bit of a self-professed wine buff, then look no further for the next accessory for your home than one of these slate wine racks or coolers.
Solid Stone Champagne Cooler
Lakeland Wine Rack (Small) 350mm x 140mm x 100mm
Outdoor slate products
In its natural outdoor environment, slate really shines through!
Lakeland Slate House Numbers
One great slate gift for that hard-to-buy-for friend or family member that’s moving house could be a slate house number. Lakeland slate house signs stand the test of time and add that stylish look when your guests are first pulling up to the driveway.
Available in a range of colours, these house numbers and names can be personalised in different colours of slate, with different text colours and different plaque sizes according to the length of the house name or number.
Custom Slate House Sign – 12×4″
Find all of these slate homeware products and more on Coniston Stonecraft’s Lakeland Slate Shop on Buy Britain – delivery from £7.99, and free delivery when you spend over £200.