PLATTSBURGH, NY — This year marks the 50th anniversary of Schluter-Systems, a company that has led important innovations and new product developments for tile installations globally. It is not a stretch to say that Schluter products have fundamentally changed the way tiles are installed over the past five decades.
In 1966, a young Master Tile Setter named Werner Schlüter embarked on his first business venture — founding Schluter Tile. A few years later, Schlüter developed a product that would revolutionize not only his work as a tile setter, but the industry as a whole — the Schluter®-SCHIENE, a metal finishing profile designed to prevent tile edges from chipping. From these humble beginnings, the company has evolved to a global organization with seven subsidiaries and 1,100 employees.