What is Stepwise™ Technology?

Educational Resources   •   October 17, 2019

Designing a commercial space requires an extra measure of safety when it comes to flooring. Often, high-traffic areas warrant the need for for extra durability and slip-resistance due to the high traffic and potential exposure to wet conditions. When faced with these requirements, consider using a tile product with Stepwise™ Technology from American Olean or Marazzi.

What is Stepwise™? Stepwise™ is a revolutionary technology that provides superior slip-resistance to the surface of porcelain tile. It is not just a surface technique or a non-slip coating, Stepwise™ is actually infused directly into the tile during the manufacturing process. This increases the DCOF (Dynamic Coefficient of Friction) to well above the industry standard of .42, making tile infused with Stepwise™ Technology 50% more slip-resistant than standard ceramic or porcelain tile. In addition, tile with Stepwise™ Technology is easy to clean, delivers superior traction, and never wears off, not even in high-traffic commercial spaces.

These are the products with Stepwise™ Technology Available from American Olean:

Merit: Created to emulate the the look of contemporary stone, Merit opens doors to new design opportunities. It’s perfect for open concept environments where indoor living extends outdoors.

Union: An authentic interpretation of stained and worn concrete factory floors reminiscent of the industrial era. This bold combination creates depth and character in thoughtfully designed commercial and residential spaces.

Neoconcrete: New from AO, Neoconcrete is a colorbody porcelain, concrete-look tile perfect for any commercial application. Count on Neoconcrete to deliver both style and safety in spaces that demand more.

These are the products with Stepwise™ Technology Available from Marazzi:

Chateau Reserve: A lightly distressed European Oak look that is highlighted by the unique combination of plain, quartered and rift sawn visuals that enhance it’s authentic characteristics.

Modern Formation: This colorbody porcelain collection draws inspiration from the authentic appeal of natural limestone, featured in six uniquely different visuals.

Merona: Welcome the cozy warmth of Merona into your designs. Smooth color in a light, natural grain invites relaxation and ease.

For more information about  Stepwise™ Technology or the products available from American Olean or Marazzi with Stepwise™ Technology, click on the links below and contact your BWG A&D or Sales Representative!

American Olean Stepwise™ Products

Marazzi Stepwise™ Products