American Olean celebrates 100th anniversary

American OleanDallas, Texas—American Olean, founded in 1923, celebrates its 100th anniversary this year.

“2023 is a very special year for American Olean as it marks our 100th anniversary,” said Hector Narvaez, vice president of distributor sales for Dal-Tile. “American Olean traces its origins to the Franklin Tile Company, founded in 1923 in Lansdale, Pennsylvania by two brothers, Malcolm and Roy Schweiker with only six employees. Today we are part of the largest tile company in the world.”

According to Narvaez, the company is known for breakthrough innovation that revolutionized the tile industry by developing advanced tile production processes and creating classic, casual and trendy tiles.

“The success of our past, present and future is a result of the loyalty, enthusiasm and dedication of our customers and our team members,” added Narvaez. “Today, American Olean is the ‘proven’ tile brand of choice for architects and designers – known and trusted for a century to deliver cutting-edge design, incomparable commercial expertise, outstanding tile and stone products, and unsurpassed service and distribution.”

The company said it is celebrating this milestone year by once again sticking to the brothers’ original vision of bringing innovative tile solutions to residential and commercial projects.

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