Against the Grain

I love wood floors, and so am intrigued by these geometric mosaics. The 12-inch x 12-inch tiles are pieced together of end-cut hardwoods in Ghana. The manufacturer has developed a special elastic grout, as well as a cushioned underlayer, which compensate for the natural shrinkage and expansion of the material. The collection comprises 24 patterns; Safo is shown here. Kid, welcome to the candy store.