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Crossville partners for recent IIDA South Florida Design Mix

Crossville, Tenn.—Crossville Inc., D&B Tile Distributors, and ID & Design International recently partnered to design and create a runway dress constructed of Crossville tile for the annual IIDA South Florida Design Mix. The garment received the Best Use of Challenging Material award at the event.

Design Mix is a fashion show that pairs industry members with design firms in a team effort to fabricate one-of-a-kind, unique, wearable garments made of sponsors’ products. Non-industry judges evaluate the garments and present awards in various categories.

For this year’s Casino Royale-themed event, the design team sponsored by Crossville and D&B devised a bedazzling Bond Girl garment fashioned from luminous tile and mosaics from a range of Crossville collections.

“With so much talent between ID & Design International and D&B, it’s not surprising they did such an amazing job using our porcelain tile and glass mosaics,” said Robert Sutnick, senior architectural representative for Crossville. “It’s really exciting to have landed a coveted award at the event.”

Proceeds from IIDA South Florida’s Design Mix go to support funding for interior design student awards and legislation advocacy efforts.

For more information on the Crossville products used for this event, visit





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Crossville launches new porcelain tile collection

crossville logoCrossville, Tenn.–Crossville has announced its latest porcelain tile collection, Notorious. The line is created with warm, neutral tones in the sophisticated look of concrete, delivering high impact design style and offering the strong technical performance expected of porcelain tile. Complimentary samples of the new product may be ordered on

“This line is all about inviting designers to mix and match to create their own surfacing solutions,” said Lindsey Waldrep, vice president of marketing. “From the range of colors, sizes, and trims—as well as the unpolished and honed finishes, Notorious offers lots of design alternatives.”

The line’s six colors cover a spectrum of neutral hues. The options—Femme Fatale, Private Eye, Sugar Daddy, Suspense, Leading Man and Film Noir—were developed for maximum versatility in modern design schemes.

Field tile size options include 24 x 24, 24 x 36, 12 x 12, 12 x 24. Plank sizes of 3 x 15 and a mosaic mesh mounted on 12 x 12 are also available. Bullnose and cove base are offered to complete installations. In addition to the unpolished finish offered for all field tile sizes, a honed finish is available for the 24 x 24, 24 x 36, 12 x 12, and 12 x 24 options.

As with all products produced at Crossville’s Tennessee manufacturing facilities, Notorious is made using third-party certified, sustainable processes and is Green Squared certified.

For more information, visit

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Crossville sponsors Southern Style Now Showhouse

SouthernStyleNow1Crossville, Tenn.— Crossville will be the exclusive tile sponsor for the first-ever Southern Style Now Showhouse, presented by Traditional Home Magazine. The 15-room house, a Queen Anne Victorian built in 1896 and located on St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans’ Uptown District, has received an extensive renovation led by some of the nation’s top interior designers.

The remodeled home will debut during a gala event on May 18 benefiting New Orleans’ Preservation Resource Center. It will then be open for public tours May 19-June 12. The showhouse is occurring in tandem with the first Southern Style Now Design Festival that runs May 19-22 as a celebration of the unique and distinct aesthetic and culture of our nation’s southern states.

In addition to providing tile for the showhouse, Crossville is supporting the festival by leading two unique events.

“The Fifth Wall” panel discussion 
Lindsey Waldrep, VP of marketing for Crossville, will moderate a panel discussion on “The Fifth Wall” featuring several notable Southern designers sharing insights on “the secret to stylish slab, mosaic how-to’s, and more.” This event takes place on  May 21 from 9 to 10:15 a.m. at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans.

CEU presentation: Thin Tile 
Crossville’s Doug Ingham will lead a Lunch & Lecture CEU event focusing on the burgeoning porcelain tile panel (aka thin tile) category. The event takes place on May 20 from noon to 2 p.m. at Stafford Tile & Stone, 5234 Magazine St., in New Orleans.

“It’s great to see our tile collections so beautifully used by a line-up of phenomenal interior designers,” Waldrep said. “Even more importantly, it’s an honor to be part of an event that will make great strides in the ongoing renaissance of New Orleans’ design community. The festival is bringing in the best of the best, and we’re thrilled to be in the mix.”

For tickets to tour the showhouse, visit For details and ticket purchases for the Southern Style Now Festival, visit the event website by clicking here.

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Crossville hosts private plant tour for congressman

Screenshot_2015-08-26_12.01.04Crossville, Tenn.—Crossville recently hosted Congressman Diane Black for a tour of the company’s tile manufacturing facilities. Congressman Black, U.S. representative for Tennessee’s 6th congressional district including Crossville, requested the opportunity to tour the plant following a meeting with the Tile Council of North America (TCNA) regarding import and trade issues.

Mark Shannon, Crossville’s executive vice president of sales and marketing, and Sam Dryden, vice president of manufacturing for Crossville, hosted the private tour, sharing perspectives of the company and the domestic tile industry and answering questions regarding the domestic tile business in Tennessee.

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Crossville sponsors 2015 Hampton Designer Showhouse

Screen Shot 2015-07-28 at 10.34.37 AMSag Harbor, N.Y.—Crossville is a sponsor and product supplier for the 2015 Hampton Designer Showhouse here, presented by Traditional Home and benefiting Southampton Hospital. Now in its 14th year, associated events include a gala preview party and more than a month of open house tours for the public. This year’s home was built by Christopher Tufo Design & Build.

Crossville’s Ready to Wear Porcelain Stone serves as the backsplash in the pool house kitchen, Wood Impressions Porcelain Tile acts as the floor in the recreation room and Crossville’s Sideview Glass is the backsplash in the main kitchen.

“While Crossville is mostly known in the commercial segment, we have an active and growing residential design constituency,” said Lindsey Waldrep, vice president of marketing for Crossville. “It’s opportunities like these that really allow the brand to shine and show how our tile can really elevate the design in today’s upscale homes.”

The home is open daily to the public for tours now through Sept. 7. For more information visit

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Crossville updates Color By Numbers wall tile

Screen Shot 2015-07-21 at 12.51.17 PMCrossville, Tenn.—Crossville has introduced updates to its popular Color By Numbers wall tile line. The collection, long beloved for its vast color palette, now offers four new hues to answer design trends and extend the versatility and viability of the line for residential and commercial installations.

The new colors are 19th Hole, 20-20 Vision, Edge of 17 and 1812 Overture. These hues join a dozen other brights and neutrals to round out the palette of 16 on trend colors.

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Crossville names Mather president-elect

cGisbTILEeCByyUSczZeEG-qArr4Wirr5g3wkUHm2-0Crossville, Tenn.—Greg Mather has been appointed as president-elect of Crossville. Mather will succeed John Smith in the presidency upon Smith’s retirement, slated for the end of 2015.

“Greg brings extensive organizational and operational management experience to Crossville, as well as a career history comprised of milestone after milestone of increased sales for large scale manufacturers,” said Tim Curran, co-president of Curran Group, the holding company of which Crossville is a subsidiary. “In his role with Foamular, he successfully improved manufacturing productivity and safety and reduced operating costs, all while launching new innovation that led to strong increases in net sales.”

Mather most recently served as vice president and general manager of Foamular Insulation, a business unit of the Fortune 500 company.

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Crossville launches updated Empire porcelain tile collection

Screen Shot 2015-01-26 at 12.16.32 PMCrossville, Tenn.—Crossville, Inc. has announced the relaunch of its popular Empire porcelain tile collection, now featuring a new color palette and updated size offerings. The line maintains its nuanced, authentically marbleized stone appearance.

The new incarnation of Empire features a nine-color palette comprised of previously offered and newly developed hues, creating a balance of options to appeal to both cool and warm sides of the color spectrum.

“The range of colors invites designers to create ombre effects on floors or walls—going from light to dark in gradient shades within an installation,” Waldrep said. “Though this is collection is a traditional stone look at its foundation, the renewed palette and modular sizes are very modern and on trend. It’s a great combination.”