Wood wouldn't seem a natural choice
for tile. Because it expands and contracts, grout can crack and fail. So Darrin Hallowell and his team at Flux created something new: a water-resistant grout that expands and contracts, too. It's a good thing, because the company's Fortis Arbor wood mosaics—made from Chinese bamboo and sustainably harvested teak and rosewood imported from Thailand—are so beautiful, you'll want to be able to use them in any room of the house. They're even suitable for the bath, though not, Hallowell notes, in the shower stall.
Chicago, Illinois; 773-883-2030; fluxstudios.com