Established in 1923, American Olean will celebrate 100 years in 2023. 

“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 LLC.  “American Olean traces its roots 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.”

From the beginning, the brand was known for its pioneering innovation that revolutionized the tile industry by developing advanced tile manufacturing processes and creating classic, casual and on-trend tiles. After many years of success, American Olean is still passionate about providing excellent products and has also stepped into a leadership role in fashion-based tile design, Narvaez said. 

“Due to its early roots and continued success over the past century, we see American Olean as the original, iconic American tile manufacturer,”  Narvaez said.  “Just as Levi’s, Harley Davidson, and Jack Daniels are known as the ‘original American brands’ in their respective industries, so is American Olean to the tile industry.”

Building on the company's rich 100-year history, American Olean celebrates this milestone year by recommitting to the brothers’ original vision of bringing innovative tile solutions to residential and commercial projects. 

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