Crossville, Tenn. -- Crossville has contributed tile for three recently-dedicated specially-adapted smart homes constructed by Gary Sinise Foundation’s R.I.S.E. program (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment) program.

“It’s exciting to know these deserving wounded warriors and their families are enjoying the comforts of brand new, specially-adapted smart homes—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 these three homes are not only beautiful but also practical for busy families with unique situations.”

U.S. Army Cpt. Nicholas Vogt and his wife, Lauren, were welcomed to their new specially-adapted smart home in Ohio. With more than 1,300 square feet of tile, the Vogts’ new home is not only stylish and modern but also features the superior performance and easy maintenance needed in high traffic residential spaces. The master bath floor and shower feature Crossville’s Virtue collection, which artfully blends the beauty and elegance of marble with the endurance and strength of porcelain tile. The designer included a stunning mix of shapes utilizing the hexagon mosaic creating an interesting backsplash feature for surrounding walls for the soaker tub. In addition, the installation seamlessly transitions the main bathroom floor of 12x24 in. field tiles to the hexagon mosaic for the shower floor. In addition to the master bath, the designers chose Virtue for the Vogts’ two other bathrooms, a bathroom for their son and a guest bath space.

Moving from the bathrooms to the kitchen, the designers specified Handwritten in Par Avion for the kitchen backsplash. Offering the look of handmade artisanal tile, the designer added a hint of color in a traditional subway tile installation. Important in family life is the mudroom and laundry room in which the designer incorporated Crossville’s Vista Americana collection in Plateau providing beautiful earthy tones complementing the pale blue wall and adding style to the functional design of the space.

U.S. Marine Corps Corp. Joshua Brubaker and his wife, Cara, moved into their specially-adapted smart home in Bakersfield, Calif., at the end of July. Keeping in mind the Brubakers have two small children, the design team was able to capture the beauty of a modern home and the features needed for a growing family. The kitchen backsplash prominently features Crossville’s Yin + Yang collection in Snow Flower. The hexagon shape and the white and gray color tones effortlessly balance to unify the kitchen area with the surrounding spaces.

The Brubakers’ master bath features a full walk in shower utilizing Crossville’s Nest collection in Mindful Oak. From the large 8x36 in. field tiles on the floor and wall to the parquet mosaic for the shower floor, the subtle grain lines of oak and neutral color palette provide a tranquil space for the Brubaker’s to relax in their master bath.

The Gary Sinise Foundation dedicated U. S. Army Sgt. Eric Hunter’s specially-adapted smart home near Atlanta, Ga., in August. The Hunters’ home features more than 1,100 square feet of tile throughout the master bath, guest bath areas, kitchen and laundry room. The master bath floor and walls feature Crossville’s Vista Amerciana collection in Dunes providing a soothing warm earth tone palette. The shower wall is accented with a featured zig-zag pattern of Crossville’s Handwritten collection in the Post Card and Dear Sir hues offering an artisanal hand-crafted look to the space.

In addition, the niche in the shower area brings together all the color offerings in Crossville’s Ebb and Flow glass and stone mosaic tile. The designers artfully incorporated a chic element in the Hunters’ powder room as a feature wall with Crossville’s Sideview Glass in Tungsten. These faceted metallic tiles reflect eye-catching style from every angle and add a modern take of razzle-dazzle, art deco grandeur.

Highlighting the Hunters’ kitchen backsplash, Crossville’s Handwritten in Post Card brings more of the hand-crafted look to the busy kitchen area. And an important space for a busy family, the Hunters’ laundry room is stylish and functional. With Crossville’s Cotta Americana in Red for the laundry room floor, the designers utilized a mix of 12 and 6 in. tiles creating a stunning pattern and the Red hue complements the light cabinets and dark appliances.

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