Crossville, Tennessee – As the exclusive tile supplier for the Gary Sinise Foundation’s R.I.S.E. (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment) program, Crossville recently contributed all the tile for the specially adapted smart home for U.S. Navy explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) tech Taylor Morris and his family.

“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,” said 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 sq ft of Crossville tile was installed in the master bath, guest bath, and sunroom by BK Flooring of Cedar Falls, Iowa. The master bath floor and shower feature Crossville’s Moonstruck collection in the Kosmos hue, a color that beautifully incorporates sandstone-textures and rich striations reminiscent of native rock formations. The style helps to create a relaxing, neutral-toned space. 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. The designer also specified Moonstruck in Kosmos for the guest baths. In the mudroom/sunroom, the Moonstruck collection in Gemini provide a natural, rugged aesthetic and offers the lasting performance desired for such a busy area of the home.

Morris proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Danielle, in 2015, and they are now married. They look forward to starting a new chapter of their lives in their specially adapted smart home.

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