Crossville, Tenn.—As the exclusive tile supplier for the Gary Sinise Foundation’s R.I.S.E. (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment) program, Crossville contributed all the tile for the specially adapted smart home for U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) tech Taylor Morris and his family. The house was dedicated in a ceremony on April 5 in Iowa.
“It’s exciting to know a deserving wounded warrior and his family are enjoying the comforts of a brand new, specially adapted smart home—and that our tile is a part of their everyday surroundings,” shared Lindsey Waldrep, Crossville’s vice president of marketing. “The tile options specified for EOT Tech Morris’ home are not only beautiful but also practical for a busy family.”
More than 1,800 square feet of Crossville tile was installed in the master bath, the guest bath and the mudroom/sunroom. BK Flooring of Cedar Falls, Iowa, was the installer for all the tile, as well as the wood flooring.
The master bath floor and shower feature Crossville’s Moonstruck collection in the Kosmos hue, a color that incorporates sandstone textures and rich striations reminiscent of ancient native rock formations. In addition, the design team specified Yin + Yang for the shower floors. This specification adds a sense of balance with its mix of shape and sizes and offers the slip resistance required for wet-area applications.