Recently, I put down a wood floor (Virginia Vintage hand-scraped maple) in my living room. I am preparing to tile my foyer which is adjacent to it. I thought it might be a nice accent to the tile to put squares of leftover wood floor in the place of tiles at appropriate places in the tile pattern. The wood accents would probably be 4" by 4" or smaller.
My question is this: Is this a good idea? Specifically, I was thinking I'd be attaching the wood and the tile each with the same thinset compound, and grouting around it just as if it were tile. Does anybody know what effects the grout or thinset might have on the wood?