Whether or not you're a trend enthusiast, it's hard not to observe the increased focus on stone and tile materials in interior design.

The trend is being prompted by a rise in artisanal work, a love for the handcrafting and a renaissance of modern stonemakers. Following the market’s madness for marble, it seems porcelain is the next tile material to take centre stage. Tile porcelain is extremely strong and practically maintenance-free. It can…