Fortis Arbor

November 5, 2009
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Wood mosaic tiles

Fortis Arbor wood mosaics are made by shaping and finishing exotic hardwoods made from plantation-grown lumber. The tiles are handcrafted from solid bamboo, teak, and rosewood. These woods were selected because they exhibit superior strength and durability as well as an appealing color range.

To make their products, Flux Studios partnered with a small furniture company in order to reclaim wood from plantation-grown lumber too small to be used for furniture. Unlike homogeneous ceramic tiles, Fortis Arbor tiles express the diverse patterns and coloration naturally present in the wood and bamboo materials used. Since each tile is cut and finished by hand, each installation is unique.

Fortis Arbor mosaics can be used in virtually any interior application with limited water exposure: on walls, countertops, backsplashes, fireplace surrounds, and high-traffic floors in kitchens and bathrooms. Installation of the tiles requires Fortis Arbor grout, developed for the particular expansion and contraction characteristics of the wood.

Contact: Flux Studios Inc., Chicago, IL, USA.

For more information, see Transmaterial 2: A Catalog of Materials That Redefine our Physical Environment

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